Funknroll

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Funknroll

Plectrumelectrum album.jpg
from the album Plectrumelectrum
Artofficialage album.jpg
from the album Art Official Age

Song details


Performer: Prince / Prince and 3rdEyeGirl
First Released: 18 September 2014 - Art Official Age album pre-order download
Album(s): Plectrumelectrum

Art Official Age

Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Funknroll is the twelfth and final track on Prince's 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl), as well as the eleventh track on Prince's 37th album Art Official Age (in remixed form).

The track was first mentioned by blogger Dr. Funkenberry on 31 July 2013 (along with a cover version by Prince of Alice Smith's Another Love), before its live debut four days later.

On 4 March 2014, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl performed the track on The Arsenio Hall Show TV show; a studio version was premiered two days later (along with Fallinlove2nite) on radio station 102.3 KJLH, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Two weeks before the albums' release, on 18 September 2014, the Art Official Age remix was made available to purchase on Amazon.com. The next day the track was made available to download on iTunes as preorder advance track bonus while the preorders made on the official website were granted an email with a download link.

On 18 November 2014 a lyrics video for Funknroll was premiered on Warner Bros. Records YouTube account.


Recording process

Initial tracking for the studio version is assumed to have taken place in mid-to-late July 2013, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-to-late July 2013 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Funknroll 4:09 Plectrumelectrum Studio
Funknroll 4:07 Art Official Age Remix
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Funknroll 3:39 Delayed performance TV broadcast Studio 4 March 2014, The Arsenio Hall Show, Sunset Bronson Studios - Stage 19, Los Angeles, CA, USA; also posted online as performance video
Funknroll 4:10 Warner Bros. Records YT account Lyrics Video
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Funknroll Remix Alternate remix by Joshua Welton
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The lyrics include the phrase "anotha motha furtha", a variation on the title of the Mother's Finest album Another Mother Further, on which Baby Love (released as a live version by Prince on Indigo Nights) first appeared. The album also includes a track titled Hard Rock Lover, which may have inspired Prince's own Hardrocklover.
  • While not being a single, the track entered SNEP Top Singles chart on 15 September 2014 at position 113. It remained in the chart only one week.

References
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