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Glam Slam ’91


from the album
Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
First Released: 6 January 1991 - WLOL radio broadcast
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Glam Slam ’91 was initially tracked on 29 October 1990, after choosing smaples to use for it some days prior. The song was further worked on in early November creating a slightly longer version called Glam Slam ’91 – Hype Mix. An edit of a little over 5 minutes premiered on Twin Cities public radio station WLOL on 6 January 1991. It was sent to them to promote Prince’s newly opened Glam Slam club in Minneapolis, and was played on the station several times that day.

While it shares its title with the 1988 song Glam Slam, it can hardly be considered a revised or alternative version. Instead Glam Slam ’91, forecasts Gett Off with its 'Everybody grab a body, pump it like you want somebody/wanna party' chorus and the ‘Peter Paul’s Almond Joy’ and ‘Paisley crib’ raps which are almost identical to the ones in Gett Off.

Musically it mostly uses samples and parts from Love Machine, first recorded in the summer of 1989. It also includes segments of Candy Dulfer’s saxophone playing that weren’t used in the released version of Love Machine. It also uses a sample from Madhouse’s Twelve, while the 'Glam Slam' chorus is lifted from Escape.

The Hype Mix version (but simply titled Glam Slam ’91) was released in October 2023 as the eighth track of Vault Tracks part 1, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
29 October 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
3 November 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Mixing
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Glam Slam ’91 6:16 Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition Studio
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Glam Slam '91 5:12 Debuted on Minneapolis public radio WLOL Studio
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Glam Slam '91 Studio Longer than WLOL aired version, but otherwise identical.
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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