Poom Poom

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Poom Poom

Crystalball album.png
from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album
Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Poom Poom is the third track on the third and final disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

Specific recording dates are not known, but the track is believed to have been recorded in Spring, 1995, most likely at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track was premiered in The New Power Generation Stores in London and Minneapolis on 7 June 1995 to celebrate Prince’s 37th birthday (stated as SymbolSmallerBlue.png’s 2nd birthday). The song was copyrighted at the Library of Congress on 25 August 1995 (along with Die, Right Back Here In My Arms and Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart). The song reuses some music and loops from Big Fun. The Crystal Ball liner notes state that the track was not intended for any album prior to its inclusion on Crystal Ball. The 2000 song Bada Boom reused some of the music and lyrics of Poom Poom, but is a separate song (see Bada Boom for more details).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 1995 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Poom Poom 4:32 Crystal Ball Studio

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Bada Boom Studio See Bada Boom for details
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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