Graham Reid | | <1 min read
This previously unreleased track came to light on the massive Super Deluxe edition of Sign O' The Times and is interesting for a number of reasons, not the least being what he shouts out: "Ice cream".
According to Lisa Coleman -- of Wendy and Lisa, and one of the expanded Revolution band here -- when Prince was "in a good mood or we were having a good show, he would sometimes just run to the microphone and scream 'ice cream' and that was a cue for us to go into this particular jam thing".
This was recorded in a rehearsal warehouse as they prepared for a gigs at Madison Square Garden and thereafter a tour through Europe and Japan (which would be the last time the Revolution would play with him).
It's a slice of sharp soul-funk (the title a nod to a line in the Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today) and shows just how disciplined this band were, even when they were just jamming for fun in rehearsal.
For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory see From the Vaults.