We are happy to present you an interview conducted with Michael Koppelman, who worked since Graffiti Bridge to the 0(+> album as main engineer for Prince. He has previously released two very interesting and insightful podcasts on his experience working for Prince. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions from us, we hope you will enjoy reading it...
I first saw his name appear in the credits for the “Parade” album, and since then, he’s collaborated with Prince throughout his career, contributing string arrangements and orchesta work to tracks like “Pink Cashmere”, “The One”, “Goodbye”, “Strays of the World” and most recently, "Te Amo Corazon” from 3121.
Gary Brandt: I recorded the entire Prince album. Mixed elsewhere. (I had another album to do and Prince never committed to more than a month with me). Everything we cut was used on his album. He did his demos at his home in Minneapolis and I never heard them.
Matthew Robert Fink, better known by the stage name Doctor Fink, is an American keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as a member of The Revolution, the backing band for pop musician Prince. Fink won a Grammy Award in 1985 for the album Purple Rain. The recording has sold over 18 million copies since its release.
Here are the selected 20 questions from our members & the answers from Dez Dickerson himself. I'd like to thank Dez Dickerson for participating on this questionaire & ofcourse all the Housequake members that sent in a question. Do yourself a favor, and buy his book (My Time With Prince), it's a fun & interesting read!