We Can Hang

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We Can Hang

Song details
Performer: Margie Cox / Flash / MC Flash
Writer(s): Prince (music and lyrics); Margie Cox (lyrics)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

We Can Hang is an unreleased song recorded on 2 November 1988. Prince had attended a show by Dr. Mambo’s Combo at Fine Line, Minneapolis, Minnesota on 2 November 1988, during a day off from the Lovesexy Tour, and asked the group’s singer, Margie Cox, if she would be interested in recording with him. They went to nearby Paisley Park Studios that night and recorded We Can Hang. After recording some other material witb Cox in later December, they re-recorded We Can Hang on 15 January 1989), to be released under the group name Flash or MC Flash (both names were used).

The track was included as the seventh track on the late 1989 configuration of the Flash album, which was ultimately abandoned. In November 1991, a third version of the song was recorded, with Margie cox again providing a new lead vocal. At this point the project reverted back to a Margie Cox solo project. Margie Cox has stated that this is the only song from her sessions with Prince that she contributed to lyrically. This song is the earliest Prince-related recording to feature Margie Cox.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
3 November 1988 (a.m.) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking (/w Margie Cox)
15 January 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Version 2
6 November 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Version 3
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
We Can Hang Studio Recorded 2 November 1988; hard rock version
We Can Hang Studio 15 January 1989, V2
We Can Hang Studio Recorded 6 November 1991; V3: funk version

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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