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Soul Psychodelicide

Song details
Performer: Prince
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

Soul Psychodelicide (sometimes referred to as Soulpsychodelicide) is an unreleased song recorded in 1989 (specific recording dates are unknown), at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Actress Kim Basinger appears on one version of the track providing a cappella singing, indicating that some recording for the track may have taken place in October 1989 (around the time of the recording of The Scandalous Sex Suite), although it's possible her singing was sampled and wasn't originally recorded for this song.

Prince and George Clinton worked further on the track together on 20-21 February 1990 at Paisley Park Studios. Clinton took the song back to his studio in Detroit (studio details needed), where he worked on the song further. A handwritten tracklist from late 1989 for Graffiti Bridge shows that Soul Psychodelicide was, at one point, considered for that album, briefly replacing We Can Funk (crossed out on the tracklist) which was already on an earlier configuration.

The title is re-used from an otherwise-unrelated song in 1986 (for information on this track and the origin of its title, see Soul Psychodelicide). Interestingly, the original track of the same name was recorded five days after Joy In Repetition, which includes the lyrics "Live music from the band plays a song called Soul Psychodelicide / The song's a year long, and it's been playin' for months...", and the 1989/1990 version of Soul Psychodelicide includes the lyric "3 month's in, we got 9 2 go / Anybody in the house wanna stop this show? (Hell no!)" indicating that Prince saw these songs as connected.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
20-21 February 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs and additional recording
1990 United Sound Systems Recording Studios,
Detroit, MI, USA (assumed)
Overdubs and additional recording by George Clinton
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Contains musical clips from Cloreen Bacon Skin, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, The Big Pump, We Can Funk, Elephants & Flowers and Graffiti Bridge
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Stripped down instrumentation
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Includes Jana Anderson vocals
Soul Psychodelicide Studio Includes Kim Basinger's a cappella vocals
Soul Psychodelicide Studio "Final" version with additional lyrics

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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