Electric Intercourse

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Electric Intercourse

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Electric Intercourse is an unreleased song recorded live on 3 August 1983 at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same concert where live versions of Let's Go Crazy, Computer Blue, I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star and Purple Rain were also recorded).

No studio version is known to exist; Prince used the live version when adding overdubs to the track in mid-September 1983 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA.

It is likely the track was planned to be included on the album Purple Rain (and in the movie Purple Rain) in the same overdubbed-live format as I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star and Purple Rain. A few days after recording overdubs, however, Prince recorded The Beautiful Ones, which replaced Electric Intercourse.

Although the recording is mostly a solo performance by Prince, with Bobby Z. being the only other performer on the track, it is listed here as a Prince and the Revolution recording as this is how it would have been credited upon release on the Purple Rain album.

During Prince: A Celebration in June 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II, and while Electric Intercourse was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned. The track remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
3 August 1983 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA Live recording
Mid-September 1983 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Additional recording and overdubs
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Electric Intercourse Live Live version before studio overdubs
Electric Intercourse Live with overdubs Final version after studio overdubs

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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