Call Of The Wild

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Call Of The Wild

Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Call Of The Wild is an unreleased track recorded in late July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota. Susannah Melvoin had prompted Prince to listen to some music by British rock band Led Zeppelin, which inspired Prince to write this heavy rock track. Susan Rogers and Peggy McCreary mixed the track in September 1985, when Prince was considering it for use on Parade. It was not included on any known configuration of the album, however, and Prince may have thought it did not fit musically. The track remains unreleased, but the lyrics and melody of its verses were later re-used in part for the also inreleased We Got The Power.

While it is not known if the recording included participation from other Revolution bandmembers, the song is listed here as a Prince and the Revolution recording based on the timing of its recording and its consideration for the Parade album, which was released under the name Prince and the Revolution.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Other recording personnel unknown

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Call Of The Wild Studio Recorded late July 1985

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • While this track inspired by Led Zeppelin remains unreleased, Prince later began playing Led Zeppelin’s track Whole Lotta Love regularly live, beginning in 2002.
  • This song was previously incorrectly thought to be called 9-5 People, and from 1988, however it is now verified this is its correct title and no song called 9-5 People seems to exist or have exsisted.

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