“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!!!



  • AhmenRa
    Posted at 20:23h, 24 April

    Don’t you just love how people who haven’t got the slightest bit of musical talent always wanna make comments about how an artist shouldn’t change the music they play. Hell, he wrote it! He can play it any dayum way he wants. STFU and go listen to Justin Bieber if you can’t stand the funk. On the 1 now beetchez!!!!

  • douglas
    Posted at 16:57h, 24 April

    sounds like Prince is having the time of his life and I bet it will be a fun Cash-Grab in Australia $$$!!!

  • Mathe
    Posted at 14:32h, 24 April

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the song!!! thank u Prince and band and of course dr for this, it’s a balad through space and time 😉

    Please come back touring in Europe, I get frustrated (as usual when I can’t c Purple Yoda) but those 2 tracks + Extra Loveable, it’s just KILLING ME !

  • dj7
    Posted at 12:51h, 24 April

    Prince R U still taking requests?

    “Just As Long As We’re 2Gether”
    when is the last time U listened 2 or Jammed on that?
    The xtended Coda is Funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter!!!

    The NPG Could Jam on that 4 Days!!

    “Everybody Loves Me”

    This song begs 2 b a show closer. It has the feel good call and response and great Finale NEEDS! Eye no eye will get some HATE on this one but TRUST ME this song has CONCERT CLOSER POTENTIAL
    the “Baby eye’m a Star” of the 20Tens and Beyond!!

    “Computer Blue”
    Others have mentioned this one and 4 Good Reason.
    This Song is the BOMB! Last time U gave this one the Royal Treatment was in Stuttgart Germany 1998
    They Were not Ready! Now We R!!! We R Here, Where R U?
    “It’s Time Someone’s Programmed U”

    “Days of Wild & Loose”
    That tag has been floating on the NET 4 a few days. Was is a mistake? Was it a tease? That would b ONE HELL of A MASH UP!
    “Days of Wild” is the NPG’s National Anthem
    and if U R going 2 Welcome Us 2 Australia we NEED 2 HEAR the NATIONAL ANTHEM!!!
    Third Finger Down if U Wild Make a SOUND…………..
    These R the Days Of Wild

    “It’s Going 2 B Loud and It’s Going 2 B Funky!!!!”


  • Julie
    Posted at 10:27h, 24 April

    OMG Prince!!! Another knockout jam!! WHEN ARE YOU COMING TO LONDON AGAIN?? Im having major withdrawal symptoms from Dublin last year!!! Must see you soon! You rock!

  • N*2*it*Ve*1
    Posted at 06:14h, 24 April

    My Husband, make them remember … 2never 4get …hereafter now… we aint done yet! till we meet again…answer ur mind …I am a wandering bird of Love in a field of flowers for you……………………………

  • Matt'O'Sydney
    Posted at 05:59h, 24 April

    Luv It!!! Can’t wait for the Sydney shows!!
    Please announce on here if there is going to be a before or after gig and where at.
    Cheers x

  • Alan
    Posted at 05:09h, 24 April

    Oh and by the way, with regards to the two “rehearsals”, it’s good/great to hear something from Prince, but unfortunately as with 98% of what he does these days there is no spontaneity in the music itself and certainly no SOUL in the music anymore, just a shell. Reheasals are supposed to be just that – warts and all – not finished works which these two sound like.

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  • Alan
    Posted at 05:04h, 24 April

    And the words coming through the music are “Do one”. I know there is always more to it (two sides to a story etc.) however it’s the punter who wants to enjoy the music that suffers.
    Anyway, for the Original 7ven (shouldn’t that be 6ix now?) how about making a shorter trip to London…20+ years is a long time to ignore your UK followers for…

  • mc
    Posted at 04:08h, 24 April

    Good. Not Great.

    Please no opening acts(except for legally required local act).

    If Leonard Cohen can come here and do 3 hour shows at 77 years old, then P can handle it too! 🙂

  • Oyvind
    Posted at 03:58h, 24 April

    Thanks for sharing! It is pretty funky, but sounds a bit too plastic to me.

    It needs to be more raw and rougher around the edges.

    I hope sending this music to the time and the family was meant as an invite rather than sticking it to them.

    The Aussies will have a well deserved funky good time in May. Enjoy!!

  • hagbard
    Posted at 02:45h, 24 April

    oh. nice that he is sharing something.
    but, as always, its a matter of taste.
    not mine, just boring plastic music, but hey, thats what the fans deserve. we have 2012 and most of modern-so-called-music sounds like plastic.
    (yeah, rehearsal, but NOT funky)
    good luck

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 01:28h, 24 April

    As a real Prince Fan my whole life you know you get every kind of music! This is funk boy’s and girls! Prince, NPG funk it up!
    Thanx for sharing Doc en Prince. Kisses always

  • Marijke Jongbloed
    Posted at 00:29h, 24 April

    Thanx Prince for sharing! You got the groove as always! Don’t forget ur top notch song: Joy in Repetition in all variations mind blowing (!) + THE LOVE WE MAKE, an ever life- changing- composition.

  • hyde_the_slide
    Posted at 00:11h, 24 April

    Do not fake the funk on a nasty dunk, now this is a slamdunk! So good, so funky, so Prince, love it.

  • Yowan
    Posted at 22:46h, 23 April

    I don’t like it that much, Prince. it’s too tight, too caculated. not enough spirit or involvement.. I’d like some imperfection with a soul like you had with The Revolution or that ’88 band. Ever since you invented the NPG thing, it’s been too polished, too much hunting for perfection and effects..

  • cboogie
    Posted at 22:02h, 23 April

    So is this Prince saying that he’s taking back the music he wrote for the Time and the Family and accusing them of Mutiny for going at it alone without him? Seems nice, cuz it’s a funky jam, but is it possible it has a nasty undertone?

  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 21:15h, 23 April

    No, very, very tight!!!!!!!

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  • Paul Holweger
    Posted at 17:00h, 23 April

    That’s tight!…..Tight!

  • letitbeat
    Posted at 16:22h, 23 April

    this and last weeks rehersal jams are such a cool treat i hope theres another one next week! id love 2 hear 1+1+1=3 but days of wild/loose would be amazing too whoop it up yo! na nahhh na

  • Jill Primous
    Posted at 16:12h, 23 April

    TOO funky in here!!! Australia get ready 4 a treat!!!

  • Michael...
    Posted at 16:08h, 23 April

    “baby when you’re with me you have nothing much to say’? That can’t be about me.

    I like where you’re going #Prince, keep stepping.

    No need for hope, only the faith and knowledge of the truth and the edge of Dawn.

    Love4 You all. Get Better. Start Now.

  • Doalwa
    Posted at 15:10h, 23 April

    Dayum, that’s some funky shit right there 🙂 Sucks to be stuck in the middle of Germany during another rainy April while Australia anticipates the Jam of the Year!

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