Bobby Z. formerly of PRINCE & The Revolution joined DrFunkenberry & Seth Everett on our weekly Spreecast last week to talk PRINCE and take questions from the fans, where nothing was off limits.
If you can avoid being distracted by my hat, you will get a look at PRINCE that only Bobby Z. would know about.
Bobby shared with us after being asked by a fan that PRINCE played drums on “Head” and “Darling Nikki” and almost everything up until 1986.
Bobby called PRINCE “The greatest entertainer that ever lived.
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Also in the spreecast, which you can watch in it’s entirety above, Bobby discussed that PRINCE was always first with technology and Bobby implemented a lot of digital drums and triggers on stage.
Bobby feels PRINCE is a better musician than in 1984 and he keeps getting better (“Still got momentum” “Still moving forward”)
Prince Bobby and Roger Linn of the Linn drum invented the INTERFACE so the Linn Drum box could be played on DRUM PADS LIVE.
PRINCE was progressive and an innovator from the start.
Bobby and PRINCE both used drum synthesizers.
Bobby admits that He was just copying what Prince did in the studio when performing live.
Also one of the first people (if not THE FIRST) to play samples like BOMB sounds via the DRUM PADS.
Bobby thought Prince was The “Greatest Piano Player He Ever Heard” as soon as they met….
The original core of the first band was PRINCE, Bobby Z., Andre Cymone. The original NPG trio? Hmm.
He also spoke of how impressive it was that even as Prince was starting out, people of the likes of Bowie and Wahol would come out to see them play because of how amazing Prince was.
Prince would say things like “We are gonna play SNL” and “We are gonna make a movie” and then those things would happen.
Bobby also shared his story of his heart attack 2 years ago and his charity event in March for MyPurpleHeart.Org.
The entire interview delves into so much that if you are a fan of PRINCE and wanting to hear stories never heard before, watching the SPREECAST is a must! We are working on getting a podcast version of the interview.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Don’t miss the story of THE Time versus The Revolution in a Waffle House!!!