Prince Would You Give This Listen & Let Me Know If You Dig It. Thanks Bruh. We had just completed our 3rd acting class (Prince, The Time, & Vanity 6) when I nervously handed Prince a clear Teac cassette tape with gold reels inside it (those cassettes looked so cool) I state nervously because before he dug the track I composed named "Bite The Beat" for the Vanity 6 project, he had laughed quite hard at a lot of the so called musical ideas I'd given him up to said point. I should have thrown the cassette at him and ran, because I got caught off guard when he responded "Let's just go listen now" Uh oh...I'm like "a, a, ok" and we go to my car to listen. (Honda Civic with no air...in the summertime...bruh...but the custom sound system,,,Sick!) I push in cassette tape, crank the sound, and after 30 seconds Prince excitedly shouts "That's what the fuck I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!" Thank You Prince, thank you Morris Day. (Morris introduced me to Prince & Morris gave me my shot!) Lesson learned: Never get too discouraged when people laugh and tell you your stuff's sorry, or at least in the beginning anyway. Be your worst critic. Compare what you are doing to whomever it may be that you admire and hold in high regard. Needless to say, "Jungle Love" went on to become The Time's biggest selling, highest charting, and most recognizable hit in The Time's catalogue. (I also co-wrote, co-produced, as well as performed on along with Prince on "Ice Cream Castle", "The Bird", "If The Kid") Drums-Roland 808 Drum Machine Thank You & Good Night. Love, Jesse FYI: The version contain in this post is from my Teac cassette tape and recorded at my Cedar Square West Apartment 1408 Mpls, MN on a Tascam 8 Track recorder. I played Guitar (1966 Purple Mosrite), Bass Guitar (Fender Precision) Key Bass, Horns, Organ (Oberheim OB-SX) Note: The version of "JL" from The Time's "Ice Cream Castles" was recorded at Prince's studio at his Chanhasen, MN crib. In studio was Prince, Morris, & me. I played key bass (Oberheim OB-8, Rythym guitar (I used Prince's Hohner Telecaster), and Lead guitar (G&L) Prince & I recorded the bass line & horns simultaneously. Talking bout nervous! Prince split the Oberheim OB-8 with bass at one end horns at the other. We recorded simultaneously into 2 tracks...whew! Prince performed horns, B3, & programmed Line LM-1, Prince wrote lyrics/melody It was pretty crazy recording the track, because he had not written the lyrics yet, but had the arrangement in his head, which differed from my 8 track demo version, so while we were recording the baseline and horns standing next to one another, he was shouting out the changes and or variations to me while we were recording on the fly! Crazy shit...Morris was laughing his ass off, because so use to recording with Prince that way, that is nothing new to him. (With "Bite The Beat" I just play the parts including arrangement as I had originally recorded the Fostex 4 track demo) Just So You Know: The version of "JL" in "Purple Rain The Motion Picture" that was recorded live at First Avenue, Mpls,MN by The Record Plant, NY Remote Truck. We had recorded the studio version but Morris hadn't sang it yet. LovePeace, Jess Note: The included demo was originally an idea I wrote for Lenny Williams of Tower Of Power...but I ended up seeing if Prince felt it for The Time. (He did!) J.