Video: Glam Slam

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1988: Alphabet St. Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1988: I Wish U Heaven
Glam Slam

Glam Slam music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: Week of 11 July 1988
Producer(s): Tim Clawson (Limelight Productions)
Director: Steve Purcell
Related home video/DVD: Nothing Compares 2 Him (1990 Promotional Video)
First (Commercially) Released: 18 August 2017


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Glam Slam is a Prince video released for broadcast and to promote the single.

It is a fairly straightforward performance on the Lovesexy stage, filmed during the Lovesexy Tour rehearsals at Paisley Park Studios on 7 May 1988. Prince wears a polka-dotted blindfold (matching his polka dot outfit) and has an acoustic guitar throughout the performance. Cat dances around and with him, while the rest of the band mimic their parts on the stage.

Interestingly Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss are shown to play violins, rather than horns, as the (studio version of the) song does not feature prominent horns, but has (synthesizer) strings. A seven-person string section is also on stage. The video furthermore shows three dancers, who are in fact The Game Boyz. They had also appeared in Purple Rain and would later (in 1990) join the band for live performances.

A Love God stop sign insignia appears in the video, as does the text 'Glam Slam' painted on the stage floor. With the closing strains of the song Prince removes the mask.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
7 May 1988 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
  • Steve Parke - stage design
  • Steve Purcell - editor
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Glam Slam 3:30 Nothing Compares 2 Him (1988, Promotional Video)

Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Alphabet St.
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1988
I Wish U Heaven