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what is Princes nw album called. thankyou

christine robertshaw, Monday, 21 June 2004 12:18 (fifteen years ago) link

sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band

RJG (RJG), Monday, 21 June 2004 12:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Musicology. You're welcome.

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 21 June 2004 12:20 (fifteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Yo, while me and Q-Tip were performing 'Vivrant Thing' in Vegas last night...this n-a Prince walked out on the stage, took the guitar from our guitar player and just started rocking! None of us knew he was there until he popped up on the stage...then the n-a vanished like Batman, LOL!

The sound crew said Prince was in the balcony watching the show from the very beginning (The balcony was closed off). Then when 'Vivrant Thing' came out, he just came backstage and walked out on stage.

None of us knew what was happening, then when we finished the show he was gone LOL!

cutty, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:00 (eleven years ago) link

that is awesome

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:02 (eleven years ago) link

that is Prince!

Marco Damiani, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

i guess when prince takes a guitar from you, you let him

cutty, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

this n-a

eman, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:16 (eleven years ago) link

this n/a

:) Mrs Edward Cullen XD (max), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:19 (eleven years ago) link

i wonder what would happen if somebody refused to give prince his guitar.

some know what you dude last summer (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

no one's seen tevin campbell in years.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:30 (eleven years ago) link

any excuse to post this:

some know what you dude last summer (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:36 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Just another relaxed day at home:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/01/08/prince_ann_500.jpg

And he talks a bit.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 January 2009 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

nice. i am anticipating MPLSOUND.

also watch 'em while you can:

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Friday, 9 January 2009 22:32 (eleven years ago) link

lol @ the pains taken to avoid his purple majesty's bare cheeks

Et tu, Crut? (The Reverend), Friday, 9 January 2009 23:00 (eleven years ago) link

I'm very curious about what he does with ProTools. Could be really interesting.

Matos W.K., Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:42 (eleven years ago) link

not like it's the first time, he's been using it since 3121 at least

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:48 (eleven years ago) link

earlier i had a crossword clue that was "part of TAFKAP" and even after i had filled in "ARTIST" it still didn't register for a minute

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Utterly of non-interest to anyone anywhere. Unless you are, you know, alive and breathing:

http://www.thedailyswarm.com/headlines/watch-while-you-can-prince-rehearsal-videos-1984/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 February 2010 19:25 (ten years ago) link

Is Matos sittin' down?

iago g., Monday, 15 February 2010 19:50 (ten years ago) link

Cool. Extended "When Does Cry" and "Erotic City" sound good.

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2010 21:52 (ten years ago) link

http://twitter.com/PRINCE_OFFICIAL/status/8476096110

kshighway (ksh), Monday, 15 February 2010 21:55 (ten years ago) link

Shhhh, don't tell Prince about the Youtube videos

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2010 22:04 (ten years ago) link

Like his little routine in "17 Days."

Inculcate a spirit of serfdom in children (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 February 2010 22:05 (ten years ago) link

His James Brown rooted and updated moves were/are always fun to watch plus the extra little hopping and running around stuff here

curmudgeon, Monday, 15 February 2010 22:29 (ten years ago) link

Cave17 Matt C should be checking these videos out also

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:12 (ten years ago) link

Matos, what do you think?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 17:06 (ten years ago) link

oh dear lord. this is fantastic.

I love how he goes through his moves, knowing they're already mastered, and keeps a more critical eye on the band. what a fun loving task master!

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 03:46 (ten years ago) link

......aaaaand they're gone

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:19 (ten years ago) link

got to see 5 of them, haha. oh well. hopefully someone capped 'em while they were up

Stormy Davis, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:20 (ten years ago) link

Damn, I only got to watch "When Doves Cry". I hope these can make their way onto Dailymotion or something.

otto günne (The Reverend), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 04:34 (ten years ago) link

.....and it's awful:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/features/2010/02/prince-cause-and-effect/index.shtml

man he has so completely and totally lost it.

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

bad wrong false prince

Fetchboy, Friday, 26 February 2010 17:22 (nine years ago) link

wow yeah that is bad

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:31 (nine years ago) link

WTF is Prince using MS Songsmith now?

might seem normal but is actually (snoball), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:35 (nine years ago) link

i want to say "nothing can ever erase the work he did in the 80s" but i somehow wonder if this song is actually capable of erasing the master tape to "if i was your girlfriend"

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:39 (nine years ago) link

With the amount of stuff going on in the background it sounds like he recorded over the top of something. In case anyone is wondering what the reverse bit at ~3:30 is, it's Prince saying "contracts just make you smaller".

might seem normal but is actually (snoball), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:41 (nine years ago) link

the problem with all of prince's stuff from the 90s on is that i think he fundamentally misunderstands what made him great at one time.

he's a great minimalist that thinks he's a maximalist.

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

eh he's done some good minimalist stuff since the 90s - Black Sweat, for ex.

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

but yeah I agree that in general he's better when he's doing less

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:44 (nine years ago) link

Am I crazy or has Prince benn listening to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=CXCiS2FpmIc&feature=related

mottdeterre, Friday, 26 February 2010 17:47 (nine years ago) link

eh he's done some good minimalist stuff since the 90s - Black Sweat, for ex.

― dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, February 26, 2010 5:44 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

black sweat....and....black sweat...and..um...black sweat ; )

j.k. but yeah that's the only song i've heard in years i thought was GOOD good not just "hey this is pretty good for prince now, i guess"

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:52 (nine years ago) link

i can't listen to this at work but it's probably for the best.

it's funny, i just listened to mplsound again and thought it wasn't that bad (if you have no expectations except for dad-prince).

rinse the lemonade (Jordan), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:58 (nine years ago) link

oh what the fuck

Jack the Dude-Kicker (HI DERE), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

like I could put up with the verse and I could put up with the chorus, but not both together in the same song; that is exactly the wrong thing to do, dude

Jack the Dude-Kicker (HI DERE), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:06 (nine years ago) link

i should do a poll, this song versus his vikings playoff song, which sounded like the work of a slightly deranged lutheran church choir director

for HOOM the bell tolls (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

at least the Vikings playoff song was awesome in its insanity; this is boring, mild-mannered shit that thinks it's shit-hot

Jack the Dude-Kicker (HI DERE), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

replace lutheran w/ witness and you just about summarized prince 2010

I'm so 3000-and-8080 (The Reverend), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

j.k. but yeah that's the only song i've heard in years i thought was GOOD good not just "hey this is pretty good for prince now, i guess"

title tracks of musicology and 3121 were pretty good and stripped down imho. there was some other track on musicology that I liked but I'm blanking on it at the moment... but yeah his hit-to-miss ratio is pretty sad.

dead clown handjob (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 February 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

trying that again:
http://i.imgur.com/yZ7FoBU.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 28 October 2019 17:02 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyNQhz-higo

Maresn3st, Monday, 28 October 2019 19:30 (three months ago) link

the more i listen to prince as i get older, the more i realize that he was one of the best guitarists ever. he could seemingly play anything as well as, if not better than, the acknowledged best in any given style.

wish he had lived long enough to have a fahey-revival phase because it would have absolutely ruled.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 28 October 2019 21:51 (three months ago) link

i grew up a couple miles from paisely park in eden prairie, minnesota. we used to marvel at it when we'd pass it on drives in the car—prince lived there and it has some impressive architecture—and i vividly remember there being a golden, square pyramidal temple across the highway. it looked like an incan pyramid, a few stories tall but instead of a couple dozen layers it had just a few. my parents told me it was the headquarters of the satanic church. but i've looked on google maps for it recently, because it just couldn't have been what my parents told me, could it? but according to the maps there's just an empty lot there now, so i wonder what the hell i saw.

davey, Monday, 28 October 2019 22:11 (three months ago) link

I see something called the Temple of ECK on Google Maps now, looks like a pyramid thing. That it?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 28 October 2019 22:22 (three months ago) link

Sit in an easy chair with your eyes closed, and chant the word Gopal. Gopal Das is one of the guardians of the Temples of Golden Wisdom. He guards the fourth section of the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad. This is the holy book for those who follow Eckankar.

The word is chanted in two syllables. It is a sacred name and must be sung as GOH, then pahl.

Keep this up with a clear mind, and you will suddenly find yourself out of the body. You will be accompanied to the Temple of Golden Wisdom where you can listen to Gopal Das speak on the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad.


ok, sure

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 28 October 2019 22:29 (three months ago) link

Davey - you're thinking of this weird cult church in Eden Prairie

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 01:39 (three months ago) link

holy crap, that ECK thing is definitely it! thank you to the homies for answering this. i'm so glad to know what it actually was. i guess it was on the map and i had missed it. :)

cool building but what a super weird thing their religion is.

davey, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 03:21 (three months ago) link

Ha, yeah, it is weird. I don't know that I'd have looked into it any further if the name "TEMPLE OF ECK" hadn't popped up on google maps. Too intriguing not to, honestly.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:08 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Is anyone else flipping out over the vault tracks on the 1999 super deluxe reissue? It's like an alternate universe version of the album that's just as good. Unreal that tracks like Purple Music, Rearrange, and If It'll Make U Happy have been unreleased for so long

J. Sam, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 13:08 (two months ago) link

Tried to buy it at rough trade on Friday but they’d sold out. Gonna check back today

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 13:56 (two months ago) link

Purple Music is fantastic.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 13:57 (two months ago) link

Is anyone else flipping out over the vault tracks on the 1999 super deluxe reissue?

I came here to more or less literally post the exact same thing, as I got a text from a pal asking *me* almost literally the exact same thing this morning.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 15:28 (two months ago) link

Uh, Previously unreleased tracks are kinda a mixed bag, but still great to hear them all plus the live ones

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:47 (two months ago) link

imagine 1982 prince releasing a song called "Vagina" with a chorus of "half boy/half girl/best of both worlds"
this demo version of Irresistible Bitch is out of control

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:58 (two months ago) link

a lot of the unreleased have been circulating for years in various forms. And I'd argue that 1999 is perfectly compact and not much would add to it. It's a great box tho.

Joe Gargan (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 17:09 (two months ago) link

Shocked by "Vagina," in a good way; his most explicitly queer song?

That said, the song sounds way more like a Dirty Mind track than something off the more expansive 1999. Great to have this stuff finally out there, though.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:09 (two months ago) link

lots of this was on some bootleg chaki posted once, love moonbeam levels

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

Shocked by "Vagina," in a good way; his most explicitly queer song?

― Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko)

He wrote "If I Was Your Girlfriend"...

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:29 (two months ago) link

True. "Vagina" is just more direct about the gender (presentation) of the song's subject.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:34 (two months ago) link

True - it's also third person, an appreciation of someone else... for me the first person directness of "If I Was Your Girlfriend" hits harder with me.

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:39 (two months ago) link

"if i was your girlfriend" is '''''queer''''' if you look at the title but don't actually listen to the song i guess? never understood that take on it

dyl, Saturday, 7 December 2019 19:46 (two months ago) link

well, it's a tricky thing for me to talk about because i fully support the right to self-determination and i don't think prince did ever, or would ever, have identified as genderqueer. all i can tell you is that, speaking as a genderqueer person, i find "if i was your girlfriend" extremely relatable. regardless of what he may have intended by such actions, adopting (and recording a record as) a female persona known as "camille", dressing in a less than completely stereotypically "masculine" fashion, changing his name to a combination of the symbols for "male" and "female"... there is a lot about prince that i find extremely relatable, and having lived through those times, knowing how much it didn't accept gender nonconforming people, it's hard not for me to be inspired by his courage.

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 December 2019 20:20 (two months ago) link

i understand, that makes sense. i never actually knew about the camille persona and am intrigued that that song was originally going to be released as part of that project -- i suppose it's fair to say that he imbued the song/recording with more meaning(/s) and ambiguity than i may be attuned to in the course of my usual experience. i appreciate you sharing how his presentation, art and actions resonate with you and apologize for the perhaps excessive flippancy of my prior post

dyl, Saturday, 7 December 2019 21:40 (two months ago) link

Dyl, if you have not already, listen to shockadellica a few dozen times as it is a song i love super dearly

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 8 December 2019 06:22 (two months ago) link

it's cool, i took it as a serious question that deserved a serious answer!

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 December 2019 14:42 (two months ago) link

I've heard "1999" the album 100 times of course, but I've never listened so closely as to recognize it as his most explicitly sexual album, not just the sex noises but lines like "I sincerely want to fuck the taste out of your mouth." I never noticed that before!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 December 2019 16:51 (two months ago) link

Wow, “Do Yourself A Favor” contains within it the roots of “Bob George.” Kind of amazing that he let that idea simmer for another five years before recording it.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 8 December 2019 21:55 (two months ago) link

Great news, everyone! Duff McKagan wrote the liner notes to the new Prince reissue! https://youtu.be/K8fTK-h5_Ls

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Friday, 13 December 2019 23:51 (two months ago) link

everywhere in my neck of the woods has sold out of the five disc set (i.e. the only one i'm interested in). was really hoping to not have to amazon it. curses.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 13 December 2019 23:56 (two months ago) link

My 14yr old self is loving the vault tracks

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:59 (two months ago) link

Had to resort to amazon. This is the last time, I swear.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 03:03 (two months ago) link

Duff always seems like a good dude

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 03:14 (two months ago) link

I've heard "1999" the album 100 times of course, but I've never listened so closely as to recognize it as his most explicitly sexual album, not just the sex noises but lines like "I sincerely want to fuck the taste out of your mouth." I never noticed that before!

― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 December 2019 16:51 (one week ago) link

that exact lyric you're quoting is one of the more monumental "holy shit" prince moments for me, and this is even for someone that had written "sister" earlier.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 07:57 (two months ago) link

Wow, “Do Yourself A Favor” contains within it the roots of “Bob George.” Kind of amazing that he let that idea simmer for another five years before recording it.

There's also a couple of songs among the unreleased ones ("Bold Generation", "Can't Stop This Feeling I Got") that he reworked for Graffiti Bridge, eight years later.

Tuomas, Sunday, 22 December 2019 20:15 (one month ago) link

I got no beef with Duff, but I'm wondering why Rhino stopped their search for appropriate liner notes writers with him. Mind you, I've not read them yet, maybe he is history's great unknown historian of early Prince.

But yeah the remaster is terrific — the bass sounds really shine through -- and it is shocking how good much of the unreleased material is. Vagina, good lord; Purple Music, wow.

I always felt that 1999, unlike most of his other records, really sounded like a collection of 12" mixes. Most of the songs are a little long for listening, but a great length for dancing. It's great to have the reissue to focus collective attention on it again.

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Monday, 23 December 2019 14:30 (one month ago) link

The booklet has three different essays, one of them by McKagan, plus notes on all the unreleased tracks, so it's not like he was the only Prince expert available. His essay is not bad, it's more personal and less journalistic than the other two. IMO including all three was good choice, it's a good balance of historical writing and more sentimental reminiscing.

Tuomas, Monday, 23 December 2019 14:45 (one month ago) link

been idly reading the Duane Tudahl "Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions". It makes an admirable attempt to be exhaustive, sort of like Lewisohn's "Beatle Studio Sessions" book, and seeing the day-to-day productivity laid out that way is pretty mind-blowing. Tudahl, unfortunately is neither a musician nor a particularly sharp writer, so he doesn't always focus on the right thing or get technical details correct.

One thing that's really striking that hadn't really registered with me before is how much Prince loved pre-sets. There's multiple quotes (both from himself and his engineers/collaborators) noting how he never bothered learning any gear enough to customize sounds or really grasp the possibilities as much as he would just instinctively fiddle with stuff until he found a sound he liked and then go from there. Which kind of explains why his records started to sound shittier in the 90s - when the quality of pre-sets for synths and drum machines generally degraded, and he started to sound more like everyone else and not so unique.

Οὖτις, Monday, 23 December 2019 21:19 (one month ago) link

I'm sure that's not the whole story, but I like that thesis!

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:03 (one month ago) link

Well ditching his key collaborators was also a big part of it I imagine

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 December 2019 16:45 (one month ago) link

Can you explain what you mean when you say the presets degraded in the nineties? Also, while it's well known that in the early years of his career he did indeed use pretty much just presets, I'm not sure if that applies to the nineties. At the very least either he or someone working for him had learned to use a sampler.

I really don't think his synth work degraded in any way in the '90s, there's still a bunch of cool and unusual synth sounds on his records, the difference comes more from him adopting a fuller and more traditional R&B sound, where the freaky synths and were rarely the lead instrument anymore, and his unique drum machine loops were mostly replaced by "real" drumming or hip hop breaks.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 December 2019 21:12 (one month ago) link

One thing that's really striking that hadn't really registered with me before is how much Prince loved pre-sets. There's multiple quotes (both from himself and his engineers/collaborators) noting how he never bothered learning any gear enough to customize sounds or really grasp the possibilities as much as he would just instinctively fiddle with stuff until he found a sound he liked and then go from there. Which kind of explains why his records started to sound shittier in the 90s - when the quality of pre-sets for synths and drum machines generally degraded, and he started to sound more like everyone else and not so unique.

Also true of Miles Davis. When he started using synths heavily in the early '80s (as opposed to the electric pianos and organs of the early to mid '70s) there were more than a few tracks where the keyboard sound was literally whatever sound was "A-1" on the keyboard.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 21:15 (one month ago) link

I find Michael Bland to be terribly uninspiring as a drummer

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 23:41 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

That's incredible.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:33 (three weeks ago) link

I mean, holy shit at this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkq4FNgNAWQ

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:35 (three weeks ago) link

That's a nice history and worth accidentally reading part of the introduction of

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

Coplin: I had made a call downstairs to the backstage area: “Are we good, are we good?” And then I finally heard from one of the people downstairs and I said, “Is Prince OK?” And then he said, “He wants to know if you can make it rain harder.” I was like, “We’re gonna be OK.”

TS: Kirk/Spock vs. Marat/Sade (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:05 (three weeks ago) link

He smiled at us and he invited us in and we were walking and he was gliding, and the reason why he was gliding is because he was wearing these kids sneakers with the wheels on them. He was wheeling down the floor and the lights of his sneakers were lighting up in the back, the same color as his canary yellow suit.
<3

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 30 January 2020 07:54 (two weeks ago) link


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