Prince RIP

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Too young. Mourn here.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:29 (three years ago) link

prince is not allowed to die

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:30 (three years ago) link

sometimes it really fucking snows all year

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:30 (three years ago) link

This is bullshit.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:31 (three years ago) link

RIP. good grief.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:32 (three years ago) link

prince is not allowed to die

― flappy bird, Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:30 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sometimes it really fucking snows all year

― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:30 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is bullshit.

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.)

OTM x3

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:32 (three years ago) link

putting this here cuz this is where I'm gonna start publicly mourning and the rest of you can either commiserate or complain idgaf

thinking about the first time I saw the video for Little Red Corvette, the first time I heard Darling Nikki and my next door neighbor friend's older sister explained what "grinding" was, picking out "Starfish and Coffee" on the piano as a kid and years later playing it at some uber-rich friend's Halloween part on a big white grand piano, my girlfriend/future wife's extensive collage of Prince posters/ephemera in her walk-in closet wall

fuck

so gutted

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (three years ago) link

2016 can seriously go suck a fuck already.

Fat Idiot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (three years ago) link

just heard a minute ago. there are no words. :(

RIP

Karl Malone, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (three years ago) link

for the moment, i have nothing intelligent or eloquent to say, just anger. rip.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:34 (three years ago) link

I never liked his music, but he was unquestionably a top-notch songwriter, the only standout on [insert random guitar magazine]’s “GREATEST SHREDDING OF ALL TIME” features, and made pop music way more fun than it should’ve been.

I also owe him for influencing so much of the music I love and being an entertaining celebrity when everybody else seemed so droll.

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:35 (three years ago) link

I was in the Columbia House Record Club (lol) in HS and I remember after I first saw the video for "1999" on MTV, then heard the album after my sister bought it, I quickly ordered For You, Dirty Mind and Controversy. Thank heavens my mother had no idea what was on those records or she would have confiscated them, but I spent night after night after night listening to those records on headphones in my room. Prince made me want to learn the guitar. He opened me up to an entirely new world of music.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:36 (three years ago) link

Oh man. This is just awful news.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:36 (three years ago) link

no GODDAMNIT NO!

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:37 (three years ago) link

I never liked his music, but he was unquestionably a top-notch songwriter, the only standout on [insert random guitar magazine]’s “GREATEST SHREDDING OF ALL TIME” features, and made pop music way more fun than it should’ve been.

I also owe him for influencing so much of the music I love and being an entertaining celebrity when everybody else seemed so droll.

― Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:35 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

cosign. I feel for everyone who was much closer to his music than I.

Evan, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:37 (three years ago) link

I admittedly don't listen to Prince as actively as I have in the past but I don't think a week goes by when SOMETHING Prince-related comes up in conversation or something reminds me of a particular song of his. Like the multiple times it snowed earlier this month. Goddamn, I'm never going to be able to listen to that song again.

Fat Idiot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:38 (three years ago) link

Horrible news. Loved those early albums and seeing him live in early 1980s.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:39 (three years ago) link

terrible.

RIP

Lee626, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:39 (three years ago) link

seeing him live in early 1980s.

whoah really? where was this?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:41 (three years ago) link

My first sighting was his black-undies SNL performance of "Partyup."

Then two fiery shows at MSG 16 years apart, '88 and '04.

amazin'

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:42 (three years ago) link

It doesn't seem possible that so many musicians that were so huge (in terms of popularity or influence or both) over the course of my life have died young when there's, like, still two living Beatles and shit. What the fuck.

Oh, and I don't listen as actively as I used to but I used to listen more actively and I love Prince at least as much as Bowie, so this is just fucking garbage.

Fat Idiot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:42 (three years ago) link

It's a cliche to say, but his was the best live show I've ever seen — 2002 in Montreal. I snuck in (I was a poor cartoonist at the time) and he played 3 hours, had Maceo Parker and Larry Graham on stage with him, just an electrifying performance that left me high for days.

I guess he's truly ageless now.

dinnerboat, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:43 (three years ago) link

x-post -- saw him 1980 and 1984 (I think) at Capital Centre near DC.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:44 (three years ago) link

FUCK

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:44 (three years ago) link

saw him last year at the show in baltimore. very glad i did. he seemed ageless, not that he was even old.

this year is unbelievable.

dc, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:45 (three years ago) link

Prince is the greatest artist to have made popular music in my lifetime.

I've been a fan for so much of my life that I cannot even really remember when it started, though it was likely around the time I found a cassette of Purple Rain that one of the kids my dad coached left behind in our car one day, and which I started playing the hell out of, mostly out of curiosity at first (I remember not knowing what "masturbating" meant, but figured it couldn't be something I should ask my parents about because it was said in "Darling Nikki," and everything about that song felt like something I shouldn't be listening to).

My mom always maintained that Prince must be gay. I never did, but as my fandom grew even more intense during my early teen years, I like to think that there was something about the palpable queerness of Prince's music that might have eased my coming-out process somewhat.

When David Bowie died, I had a long email convo with a young, queer Bowie-loving friend of mine who had just recently started getting into Prince, in which I explained to him that while I always liked and appreciated Bowie, Prince was *my* Bowie.

If I'm not as gutted as so many other people are right now, as much as I should be, I think that 2016's endless parade of unexpected celebrity deaths (Bowie was a big one, yes, but also Garry Shandling, for me), I'm just kind of numb to it all right now.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:45 (three years ago) link

Fuck 2016

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:46 (three years ago) link

i can't even process this yet.

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:46 (three years ago) link

Any cause of death confirmed? He was too young and didn't seem sick. OD?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:47 (three years ago) link

Dinnerboat I guess I know who you are <3

Prince was the only irl superhero to me

He also, especially w the revolution, evoked this feeling in me of a WORLD THAT COULD BE and that basically WAS, all you had to do was invoke it

I never got to see him play

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:47 (three years ago) link

Feeling a weird sense of pride at being a Prince fan right now

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:48 (three years ago) link

I was lucky to see Prince live several times, in several different settings. I saw him in clubs, arenas, middle of the night surprise shows, sets where he played all the hits, sets where he played none, sets where he cursed, sets where he cleaned up songs, sets where he barely sang and never touched his guitar. I took my wife to see him when she was very pregnant with our first daughter, and she (my in utero daughter) was not digging it. Some of those shows were up there with the best I ever saw, and some down with the worse. And I wish he was still here in all his hit or miss genius glory. Some of my favorite music of all time, all the time.

I barely know what else to say, but I mostly feel like posting Questlovle's story about rollerskating with Prince. He was one of a kind. All of a kind.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/06/18/questlove_on_roller_skating_with_prince_an_excerpt_from_his_new_book_mo.html

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:48 (three years ago) link

he was on my bucket list to see live :(

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:49 (three years ago) link

i bought 1999 the week it came out and he ruled my 80's from that moment on. i can't believe he was 24 when that record came out. how is that possible? he seemed immortal/ageless even then.

scott seward, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:50 (three years ago) link

Any cause of death confirmed? He was too young and didn't seem sick. OD?

― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:

He was taken off his plane sick just a little bit ago and said he had the flu.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:51 (three years ago) link

evoked this feeling in me of a WORLD THAT COULD BE and that basically WAS, all you had to do was invoke it

a unique factor I always appreciated about this longed-for world that Prince both explicitly and implicitly invoked - a social utopia transcending race, class, gender etc. - was that it was based on sexual pleasure. There were pop stars in the past who preached about leftist politics, about peace and love, about racial equality, whatever, but for Prince the unifying factor that cut across all lines was sex/pleasure. In Prince's world it was something everybody wanted and that everyone could have, and it would make everything all right.

xp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:51 (three years ago) link

I saw him in Dec. 1984 on the Purple Rain world tour at Richfield Coliseum outside of Cleveland. It was, up to that point, far and away the best show I had ever seen. As a bonus, my sister and I got to miss school the next day because there was a horrible blizzard during and after the concert. On the next school day, I wore my concert shirt and got called a "faggot" and a "pussy" all day long by the shithead burnouts that comprised my high school, but I didn't care, because fuck you, I saw the greatest musician on earth at the greatest concert ever. And he probably fucked your girlfriends after the show.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:52 (three years ago) link

He was my white whale of concerts. Never came to Philly when I was old enough to see him. I curse myself for not going to Baltimore. I've got a broken heart again.

DavidLeeRoth, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:52 (three years ago) link

i really hope he didn't pull some steve jobs christian science type of shit and be like 'i trust in my own body to heal me, namaste' :(

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:53 (three years ago) link

i never saw him either. my wife did. he did like 20 concerts in a row in london and i missed every one.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:53 (three years ago) link

A friend of mine who was actually irl friends with Michael Jackson (!) just said on Facebook that MJ once described Prince to him as "really weird, but the most talented motherf'er you'll ever meet."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:54 (three years ago) link

a unique factor I always appreciated about this longed-for world that Prince both explicitly and implicitly invoked - a social utopia transcending race, class, gender etc. - was that it was based on sexual pleasure. There were pop stars in the past who preached about leftist politics, about peace and love, about racial equality, whatever, but for Prince the unifying factor that cut across all lines was sex/pleasure. In Prince's world it was something everybody wanted and that everyone could have, and it would make everything all right.

xp

people call me rude
I wish we all were nude
I wish there were no black or white
I wish there were no rules

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:54 (three years ago) link

WRECKA STOWE

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:55 (three years ago) link

only major performer (besides, uh, Bowie) I haven't seen live

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:55 (three years ago) link

This isn't possible.

Romeo Daltrey (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:56 (three years ago) link

I saw him a second time on the Musicology tour at the MCI Center in DC. That was the "in-the-round" show with the band including John Blackwell, Candy Dulfer and Maceo Parker and it was fucking amazing.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:57 (three years ago) link

a world of neverending happiness, you can always see the sun, day or night. farewell sweet prince!

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:58 (three years ago) link

This world has officially stopped making any sense at all. RIP

the beast with 19,157 eyes (WilliamC), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:59 (three years ago) link

Christ

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 April 2016 18:00 (three years ago) link

A lot of the piece scans well as written word but the actual content is terrible IMO.

this happens so often with much-praised online writing

maura, Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:00 (five months ago) link

This article where an old British white man treats the New Power Generation era like its a scene from Menace II Society is the new Federalist Papers

space invaders are smokin penises!!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:04 (five months ago) link

have you even read the Federalist Papers

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:05 (five months ago) link

get on my level, Οὖτις

space invaders are smokin penises!!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:05 (five months ago) link

is that a Bushwick Bill (RIP) ref

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:09 (five months ago) link

The piece is long enough that there would have been space aplenty for him to flesh out any of his bullshit pronouncements with actual examples to bolster his argument; instead, he slings some clever phrases and rests on preconceived notions to fill in the blanks of his arguments for him. I could t even get halfway through it before my level of anger at the non-arguments presented reached a level where it was unhealthy for me to continue reading. Like, it should be very easy to construct an argument against “My Name Is Prince” and dude failed at every possible level; his entire argument is “middle-aged people shouldn’t rap” filtered through some bizarre respectability politics that fundamentally misunderstand everything about what was happening in music at the time and what hip-hop not only was, but still is.

In general, non-black people pontificating on the black experience are talking out of their asses; this piece is multiplied y the confounding factors of the author not being American and Prince being Minnesotan.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:19 (five months ago) link

lol Whiney condensed my objections into a pithy comedy sentence

As an aside, this piece is a spectacular failure of editing in that no one seems to have pushed dude to actually provide examples to back up his sweeping pronouncements on black American culture.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:22 (five months ago) link

In general, non-black people pontificating on the black experience are talking out of their asses

A lot of music-writing these days swings the other way: out-of-their-depths whiteys wokely pontificating on "black bodies" and "black love." No one calls em on it because it would make you a bad ally or probably just because nothing matters

space invaders are smokin penises!!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:28 (five months ago) link

As an aside, this piece is a spectacular failure of editing in that no one seems to have pushed dude to actually provide examples to back up his sweeping pronouncements on black American culture.

― brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, June 14, 2019 12:22 AM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is more than a mere aside though, it's not just a failure of editing. There seems to have been no-one around to even ask him questions about this, let alone say "this is wrong".

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:35 (five months ago) link

kind of can't believe no one's mentioned this sentence:

Black showbiz maintains a tradition not unlike that of European royalty, in which you always present yourself to your public in character and at your very best.

i read it two or three times to make sure i hadn't missed some kind of qualifier. i read everything around it to make sure i wasn't missing something that could serve as mitigation. because nobody would actually write that, would they? and feel good about themselves?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:47 (five months ago) link

it's a shame because parade IS his best album

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:48 (five months ago) link

The very thing that many of us thought was Prince’s greatest achievement – that he became one of the biggest mainstream stars of his day without hiding or diluting his blackness, producing instead something you couldn’t confidently call black or white – was now ditched in favour of songs with titles like ‘Pussy Control’: ‘I wanna hip y’all/2 the reason I’m known as the player of the year.’ His new ‘black’ vision had arrived, and it turned out to be a schoolboy caricature of shiny jewellery, fast cars and scantily clad models. Prince trying to act ‘gangsta’ felt not merely silly and self-defeating, but almost a form of betrayal. Who ever said we looked to him for something ‘real’ or ‘authentic’, anyway?

i mean what

omar little, Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:49 (five months ago) link

i've read a lot of penman's writing. basically he is (or was) a very talented writer w/ major blind spots, most of which involve being too lazy to think through his own kneejerk reactions to things. i remember liking his piece on bowie from a while back, but i've read enough annoying/problematic things written by him that i don't much want to read him on prince.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 13 June 2019 22:55 (five months ago) link

As an aside, this piece is a spectacular failure of editing in that no one seems to have pushed dude to actually provide examples to back up his sweeping pronouncements on black American culture.

― brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:22 PM (thirty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so you're saying someone should have been around to ... control this pussy?

space invaders are smokin penises!!!! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:01 (five months ago) link

our story begins in a schoolyard

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:04 (five months ago) link

sometimes it #clicks in June

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:06 (five months ago) link

feel like critics almost always missed this/got it wrong re: Prince and Funkadelic. Most of the time you'd get them namechecking Hendrix instead of Hazel, so it's extra-disappointing to see Penman correctly cite "Maggot Brain" while falling down on the job elsewhere.

― Οὖτις, Thursday, June 13, 2019

Also, critics miss how much Santana influenced him, which is obvious from a cursory listen to, say, Caravanserai, but white critics go for the Hendrix analogies for obvious reasons.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:07 (five months ago) link

His new ‘black’ vision had arrived, and it turned out to be a schoolboy caricature of shiny jewellery, fast cars and scantily clad models

Little Red Corvette was 1983

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:23 (five months ago) link

I don't know if - being honest with oneself - you could come up with a 2CD comp oh genuinely great songs out of everything he did post Lovesexy and I'd bet half of those were stuff written in his peak

There's two CDs worth of great songs on Emancipation alone! I was listening to it last week to commemorate Prince's birthday, and it's still amazing 180 minutes of music. IMO a lot of people overlook it cos it sounds too "contemporary" (mid-90s R'n'B), but on a pure songwriting level it's amazing how many great tunes he still had in him. If he had released those tunes in the '80s with his '80s sound, people would be praising them to high heaven.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 June 2019 06:54 (five months ago) link

i call nostalgia bullshit on "prince stopped making great music in 1989"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 June 2019 07:00 (five months ago) link

i'm open to the argument, but it's so often made by people who are ignorant of his post-88 music - and prince made it so easy for listeners to be ignorant by his maddening inconsistency - that any such argument would need to be made specifically. if someone wants to argue for instance that the song "gold" is a sub-par copy of the song "purple rain" (which isn't something i'd personally agree with), that's different from the blanket dismissals one typically sees.

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Friday, 14 June 2019 09:25 (five months ago) link

This thread made me want to listen to more of his 90s stuff.
Basically, I only knew his albums up to Love Symbol, then only Emancipation and 3121 (which I both like).
Does the Anthology start in 95 because of label issues ?
I like that there are 37 songs on it... more than on Ultimate !

And about the 89 thing, yeah, just counting Batman, D&P and Love Symbol (I don't know Come and Gold Experience enough to judge but apparently they're great) gives you a pretty strong succession of albums and more great tracks than most other artists have in their whole career !

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 14 June 2019 09:34 (five months ago) link

There's two CDs worth of great songs on Emancipation alone

Totally! The first and the third CD especially. So many classics hiding in plain sight - "Somebody's Somebody" really stuck out on my last listen.

Come is fun, especially "letitgo" which is kinda "Prince does G-funk"

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 June 2019 09:41 (five months ago) link

Also, I fuckin' adore the song "Gold" although I know it's kind of meh for a lot of people

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 June 2019 09:42 (five months ago) link

“Gold” is great

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 14 June 2019 10:42 (five months ago) link

This is from 2014 and is unqualified great, though admittedly still not peak Prince

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jve1qf_gANQ

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 June 2019 10:53 (five months ago) link

Yep.

I've never had problem loving '90s Prince. Tuomas OTM about Emancipation. And I love the good songs on Love Symbol enough to overrate the album.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 June 2019 10:54 (five months ago) link

Even though The Gold Experience isn't on the level of his classic 80s run, I sometimes think of it as my favourite

The Breakdown I felt would have been a number one had he released it circa 1994

PaulTMA, Friday, 14 June 2019 11:02 (five months ago) link

I've found it hard to get into Emancipation. So he finally releases a 3-hour, triple (CD) album... and it's (from memory) dominated by seemingly endless mid-paced R&B. Was really hoping for some Sandanista levels of variety. Admittedly have only managed to get through it a few times.

PaulTMA, Friday, 14 June 2019 11:06 (five months ago) link

I wouldn't listen to any three-disc album in sequence. And I love mid-paced R&B!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 June 2019 11:13 (five months ago) link

And Sandinista has an awful lot of mid-paced rock iirc

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 June 2019 11:13 (five months ago) link

He released a lot of great songs after 1990 or whenever, but I don't really like most of those albums, which are either too long, too ridiculous or just sound bad (or maybe too perfect?) to my ears, even the good stuff. And yeah, you can always pick and choose your favorite stuff, and reshuffle it, or compile your own albums or whatever, and the results would be good, because Prince is a genius. But I find the discography as released largely a mess and/or a morass, and even his best stuff perhaps unfairly boosted by pro forma "return to form/best album since ..." hype. Again: genius. And I'm glad he did what he wanted to do, and that many (including many of you) get so much out of it. But I think part of his genius is that he's the rare musician who recorded both some of the best music ever made and some of the worst.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 June 2019 11:34 (five months ago) link

Even though The Gold Experience isn't on the level of his classic 80s run, I sometimes think of it as my favourite

I have planned to really get into Come and Gold Experience for a while but never really took the time... Gotta do that now !
Similarly, I KNOW Batman is nowhere near his best 80 albums yet it might be my favourite now.
It's the one I go to when I feel like listening to Prince nowadays anyway.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 14 June 2019 11:38 (five months ago) link

PARTYMAN

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 14 June 2019 14:47 (five months ago) link

It's such a cool/groovy album (with killer slow jamz too) !
I listened to "Gold" and it is nice and catchy. Makes me think of a final song for the happy end of a drama movie in the 90s.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 14 June 2019 15:35 (five months ago) link

yes it is v coming-of-age movie closing credits

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 14 June 2019 15:37 (five months ago) link

Gold was a UK top 10 hit but it's rarely heard anywhere these days. After Prince's death I loved playing the full album version while DJing - always sounded glorious at a loud volume

PaulTMA, Friday, 14 June 2019 16:52 (five months ago) link

i love playing it in class!

maura, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:35 (five months ago) link

"Gold" is awesome, as is most of The Gold Experience.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:56 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4YVbDCSGAg

This is a deep cut from that album that I really love... Possibly the most explicitly political song he'd ever done up to that point?

Tuomas, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:59 (five months ago) link

Ronnie Talk to Russia is p explicit

Οὖτις, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:00 (five months ago) link

um
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRApCABjMdo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:00 (five months ago) link

lol xp

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:00 (five months ago) link

Yeah, I guess. It's so corny and out of place on that album I think my mind subconsciously makes me forget it exists.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:02 (five months ago) link

why is it out of place? If you're a minority, you're already under siege. Besides, it's short and fun.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:11 (five months ago) link

Wait why is « most beautiful girl » not available on the Spotify version of the album (and how come it’s not on any best of) ?
Anyway I enjoy Gold Experience a lot so far (Come, less so).

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:14 (five months ago) link

And « Gold » might be my favourite song right now !

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:15 (five months ago) link

I didn't know about this, but from the wiki on most beautiful girl, might have something to do w it

There has been a long running copyright dispute since 1995 and a court in Italy ruled that Prince had plagiarized the song, giving writing credit to those other than Prince. [2]

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:21 (five months ago) link

Oh ok thanks. Frustrating.
« Billy jack bitch » is one funky cut !

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 15 June 2019 13:00 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

Wish he was still here to write a song about this hot NBA chick ref

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:41 (six days ago) link


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