November 30th, 2016 by djrichiep
Dez Dickerson (2008) Modernaire UK 12″
That song in “Purple Rain”, that you only heard in the movie. It was by that guy that wore the headband. You know, the guy that played guitar for Prince. What was that song? Well, as we all know now, it was “Modernaire” by Dez Dickerson and The Modernaires. The song featured Prince on guitars, keyboards and backing vocals. Dickerson was the guitarist in Prince’s touring band from the beginning. He left in 1983 and was replaced by Wendy. Dickerson left the Prince camp to pursue his own career and to remove himself from the sexual overtones of Prince’s songs and performances. 21 years after the premiere of Purple Rain on the big screen, an official release of “Modernaire” appeared on Dez’s compilation ‘A Retrospective 1982-1987‘. In 2008 the original version appeared on 12″ vinyl along with remixes and “covers” of the tune by Egyptian Lover, Complexxion, Hot Persuasion, DMX Krew and Faceless Mind.
Label: Citinite Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
The A Side:
(I Want 2 B A) Modernaire (Dez Dickerson Original)
Modernaire (Hot Persuasion Remix)
Modernaire (Egyptian Lover Remake)
The B Side:
(I Need A) Modernaire Lover (Complexxion Version)
Modernaire (DMX Krew Remix)
Modernaire (Faceless Mind Remix)
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