“Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles” New PRINCE & The NPG Rehearsal Jam! Listen Now!

NPG Photo: Randee St. Nicholas NPG Records

NPG Photo: Randee St. Nicholas NPG Records

Here is the latest rehearsal jam from PRINCE & THE NPG. We have been waiting to share this with you and now, we finally can!!

As we first told you about late last week, this is Prince’s musical response to Terry Lewis asking if Prince needed an opening act for his upcoming Australian Tour and was also sent to Paul Peterson of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) before anyone else.

We promised you that it is hot, funky, dirty, and will leave you in puddle of sweat.

We want to thank PRINCE for sending this to us!  The rehearsal jam features “Mutiny” and…..”Ice Cream Castles”….Listen below……

We are loving it and digging it big time!  Australia, are you ready?  Good Gawd!

As we said over the weekend, Janelle Monae and Deliah are possible opening acts for Prince’s “Welcome 2 Australia” leg of the tour.  Will anyone else be coming along?

So what do U guys think of the latest rehearsal jam?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  1, 2, 3, 4, EVERYBODY ON THE DANCE FLOOR!!!



  • Juato
    Posted at 07:41h, 23 April

    Prince, if you read this: please leave the old songs alone. Remaking them, like Large Room or Extralovable, equals killing them (no, not in the american way of speaking, but in a negative way). The old unreleased versions are of your finest work. Better leave them as they were intended to be, poor audio quality and all, then releasing a mockery. To release a rehearsel like today is fine, as long as it doesn’t get to replace anything original. Thanks for the good work!

  • Love4a1000yrs
    Posted at 07:38h, 23 April

    Ok, so I never, NEVER freak out.

    But you know, since I heard this song when I was 12 or 13 (something like that) I have LOVED this song.

    In fact; most recently I was in Minnesota at “The Revolution” event, which was simply a wonderful event that BobbyZ and the gang for the heart charity event (GREAT thing to do for people!).

    And this song was played at the Club by DJ Lenka Paris, whom by the way… kicks some freakn Tail on her mixes… I even, yes I even got up and danced…

    Point being:

    I AM SO DIGGING AND LOVING THIS SONG! This re-do at you… is simply…

    ROCKSOLID Lickable Candy!

    So… I sure as heck, hope this becomes a purchasable download, as I would be on it like carmel topping to ice cream.

    Thank U.
    Have a super day!

  • cristabel719
    Posted at 07:36h, 23 April

    Wow, great…….sure had a funky time dancing to that…..hurry up and come to the UK Prince, we miss you

  • Mirri
    Posted at 07:35h, 23 April

    Thanx 4 sharing..this jam’s not really my cup of tea..still sharing is caring 🙂

  • katerina
    Posted at 07:23h, 23 April


  • Anna
    Posted at 07:12h, 23 April

    Prince, cannot wait to see u in Sydney wish I could get up close.., to the purple one

  • J
    Posted at 07:00h, 23 April

    Pretty good.

    A bit too vegas-y. A bit plastic.

    The synthesisers need tweaking, they’re, to be fair, cheesy. Can’t hear the bass either. It sounds a bit like background music to a TV show.

    These latest jams need more oomph!

    But thanks for sharing, much appreciated.

    My final thought is that Prince should think forwards not backwards and give us something new and not 80’s sounding. Something fresh that maintains his creativity and musicianship.

  • Prince Fan Since '81
    Posted at 06:59h, 23 April

    What is the point of this dull, boring, rather soulless funk free excursion? Prince, man you know you can do better than this. Put the bass back in and tell Morris to be a bit more creative on the keys. I remember you saying during a rehearsal back during the Purple Rain tour that the band sounded like it was playing a Holiday Inn. This wasn’t even Holiday Inn, this is more like the house band for Ernie and Louann’s Big Fish Lake Resort, Nimrod, MN.

  • Bob
    Posted at 06:38h, 23 April

    I feel a little bad for fDeluxe if they think this was in any way positive for them. They seemed to think he was giving them a song, or inviting them to open for him in Australia or something, but it appears he’s just trying to tell them that he’s playing his songs and better than them & the O7. (Though, from this, that is debatable.)

  • Tannis
    Posted at 05:52h, 23 April

    Wow! Thanks for sharing Prince and Doc. I think its fantastic, as always. xoxo
    And Shelby, she is also amazing, a wonderful addition to the NPG!

  • Alan
    Posted at 05:51h, 23 April

    Ehh….not feeling that one. Dance Electric was better. And this musical response does sound like a diss. Who knows.

  • Alex
    Posted at 05:33h, 23 April

    The instrumentation is tight but vocal wise it’s a little flat (yes, I understand it’s a rehearsal.) It’s cool none the less though that we are getting a listen! Also sorry, but I do agree in that if I wanted to hear Shelby J., I’d go to the ‘wrecka stow’ and look for her album… 😉

  • heyjoe
    Posted at 05:29h, 23 April

    Yeah. It’s all right. The fact that this is the way an adult addresses former business associates is really messed up. Kind of high school. I’m sure Prince doesn’t care (cause he doesn’t seem to care about much) but he comes off as pathetic.

  • parley
    Posted at 05:02h, 23 April

    Aye, Room for dessert?

  • Jochem3121
    Posted at 05:00h, 23 April

    Thanks to the doc and Prince for sharing this.
    Although it’s a rehearsal, he needs to fix that sound. It’s not funky at all.

    Days of Wild… bring that one to the table!

  • Terri Walsh
    Posted at 04:56h, 23 April

    i’d love some acapella ‘sometimes it snows in april’ 🙂 it’s rainy in nyc today…

  • Terri Walsh
    Posted at 04:51h, 23 April

    so happy! mmmmmmm, yes!

  • milesb
    Posted at 04:50h, 23 April

    play the opera house dude. one off gig. you can play all that jazzy/offbeat stuff you can’t get away with in an arena show full of kids. plus you get to play in an iconic venue. dave grohl did it and he raved about it.


    warm up gig somewhere in sydney to get match fit. announced here or on dr f. please. pretty please. you know you want to

  • GINA G
    Posted at 04:20h, 23 April


  • Jaime
    Posted at 04:09h, 23 April

    I haven’t liked virtually ANYTHING Prince did since Musicology (included) but this load o’crap is really going too far.

    This is too bad to be even called a ‘Las Vegas 3rd class act’.

    And, PLEASE, lock Shelby in a cage and drown her in the deepest ocean, where we can’t hear her shouts.

  • Phillb
    Posted at 04:03h, 23 April

    i think hearing the oldskool jams reworked is sooooo C O O L


    Cheers Dr. FB

  • Muggins
    Posted at 03:57h, 23 April

    This is pleasing. A rendition of Play in the Sunshine would be much appreciated 🙂 or a sensuously delightful version of When 2 R In Love.

  • LeavingLasPrinceVille
    Posted at 03:24h, 23 April

    Prince what are you doing ? Sounds like a 2nd rate Prince impersonator and no he’s not getting better, just more diluted.

  • Funky David
    Posted at 03:09h, 23 April

    Funky – Tx Prince


    Where’s the DAYS OF WILD JAM ?


  • pcontrol
    Posted at 02:54h, 23 April

    Get the FUNK outta here…..P just took back the ship! wait,,it was never taken…..he’s always been the pilot of the purple kingdom.!

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