Prince & 3rd Eye Girl "Plectrum Electrum" Video

Twenty-year old Minneapolis-based photographer Madison Dubé uploaded an “extremely short film” to her Vimeo page this afternoon consisting of Prince and his new all-girl (or is that all-grrl?) band, 3rd Eye Girl, rockin’ out at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios complex – rehearsing for his upcoming SXSW gig perhaps?  Given the title “Plectrum Electrum,” we don’t know for certain if that refers to the name of this funk-rock instrumental or something else.  What we do know is that we cherish any chance to see Prince show off his guitar chops (even if it means causing damage to a vintage ’61 Epiphone) and neither Prince nor this video disappoint!



  • Paul Spencer

    w00t awesome!

  • 4blacklove

    In this age of fake reality TV, 3rdEyeGirl Rehearsal TV would be awesome. and this little clip is the perfect kick off

  • Susan Sellers

    Damn!!!!!!!!!! He is just………………genius………….amazing……best guitar player ever. Leaves me speechless.

  • frank

    ah shiet. so, so good.

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  • jacqueline thomas

    Prince is the best!!!!!

  • Derrick

    *bows* to the Prince. Love it!

    FML, WHEN will I get a chance to see him?!

  • June

    Damn Too COOOOOL Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Prince is the music!

  • southwestguitar

    i love how he just chooses to get down on the guitar. his technique looks great. so awesome. thank you prince

  • Xpatajoy

    un’altro pianeta!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xpatajoy

    more ‘eclectic Hendrix, more’ wraparound Santana more ‘fun Zappa! incomparable and unique!

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  • truthbetold

    He will never be fully appreciated by the masses until its too late.

    • Keviη Stott

      Amen. A true living legend. Maybe we can pitch in and buy Jerry some Q-Tips. Saw him last night, best concert ever and I’ve seen 75+ shows from artists like The Rolling Stones, U2, INXS, AC/DC, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Page/Plant, Buddy Guy, heart, John Cougar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Paul McCartney and on and on.

      Seems like cheating to be that good but when one thinks about the time spent practicing, his health, his dedication and love for music in general, his passion, the talent of 3rd Eye Girl and his work ethic, it’s easy to see why he is the greatest artiist in the history of the United States and rivals Pink Floyd and The Beatles for the Greatest Of All Time in my book.

      Everyone needs to put seeing this man and this group on their bucket list. My body is still vibrating. Literally.

    • Natedogg265

      It’s not our job to appreciate him. He’s just a musician. Take it down a notch. I say that as a huge fan. He’s still human and flawed.

  • jerry

    Great guitar player, but hes music lately hasnt been up to par. sorry, this is comming from a prince fan

    • Edmon Scott

      Lately, your spelling hasn’t been up to par. Always a critic, never a genius lol

  • Zack Lindo

    Not up to scratch i’m afraid. Trouble with Prince is he plays too many games with his fans. For ages we wanted a rock album from him. But all we got was weak funk albums by the bucket load. Now the rock album has come, But i’m sorry i’m not interested anymore. I spent too long waiting. I found better. And from artists that don’t play with your head.

    • DMBDirect

      Same here…he is way cool as a musician and performer. However the mess with your head ‘I’m mysterious’ thing has past it’s sell by date.
      I don’t think he cares about mass appeal. He just makes what he wants, but misses the opportunity to educate the masses with his music, something he claims he wants to do, because he is too busy hiding behind his own enigma.
      It’s a shame, I hardly care anymore, I just want to hear some rocking music that has soul.

  • Javier Gangoiti

    What pedal used Prince in the first melody – 00:15 – ? That sounds really funny and amazing!