Sunday, November 13, 2016

Prince Performing “D.M.S.R.” at 2004 Concert in Detroit

There’s nothing like a shot of some Purple Funk to help overcome post-election withdrawal, and this exhilarating clip is just the ticket. It’s a video of Prince and his band performing his monster funk track “D.M.S.R.” at a Detroit show during his Musicology Live 2004ever tour.

This clip is another reminder of what a phenomenal talent the world lost with Prince’s untimely passing last April. His Royal Badness brought heaps of energy, charisma and raw funk to this roof-rattling performance.  

The funk here is nasty and unrelenting.  Prince and his band had the paint peeling off the walls at Detroit’s legendary Joe Louis Arena with this massively funky performance.

The Purple One was backed by a crew of some of the baddest players on the planet for this explosive set. Horn legend Maceo Parker scorched the stage with his dazzling sax work, and trombonist Greg Boyer served up a bodacious ‘bone solo. And rounding out the dynamic horn section was sax diva Candy Dulfer, who helped augment the funk with her powerhouse playing.

Additionally, bassist Rhonda Smith and drummer John Blackwell didn’t miss a drop of funk and flawlessly anchored the groove with their tremendous chops. And guitarist Mike Scott contributed some tasty chicken-scratch licks.

This performance also showcased Prince’s wicked sense of humor; one of the highlights has him and band members doing the “pimp-step” dance in unison.

This clip captures the excitement and energy of a Prince concert and displayed what an incredible live performer he was. The artist never left his audience disappointed, always delivering that pure uncut funk that kept booties shakin', heads bobbin' and armpits stankin'.  

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