Monthly archive February, 2012
Prince - Original Live Recording of Purple Rain (First Avenue 1983)

Prince – Original Live Recording of Purple Rain (First Avenue 1983)

Everyone knows this song backwards, right? But imagine yourself back in 1983, August 3 to be precise. You happen to be in Minneapolis at the First Avenue club where Prince is playing a benifit show for the Minnesota Dance Theater Company. Remember this is 1983, a whole year before the Purple Rain film and album are released;...
Inside Tim "Love" Lee's Studio

Inside Tim “Love” Lee’s Studio

A nice photograpic peek inside the studio of Tummy Touch record’s founding father Tim “Love” Lee. Head over to harxest.com to see the full set.
NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell (Watch)

NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell (Watch)

NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell tells the story of one of the most astonishing pop culture years in American history. New York City had fallen in decay and chaos. There were not enough jobs, not enough money, not enough police, not enough schools, and not enough social services. There was a city wide black...
Inside Lindstrøm’s Studio

Inside Lindstrøm’s Studio

A nice little look inside Lindstrøm’s studio courtesy of Anthem Magazine. What are these three keyboards? When did you get them? How often do you use them? The small one on top is the Yamaha DX-100, famously used by Roger Troutman (Zapp) with his talk box … or did he use a Minimoog? Anyway, it´s a nice...
Clare Fischer interview

Clare Fischer interview

Sadly the other week the musician Clare Fischer passed away. Now the name might not immediately mean anything to you… but Fischer, as well as producing over forty albums under his own name, is the man behind most of Prince’s unique orchestral arrangements from Parade (without a doubt our favourite Prince album) onwards. These include...