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what is Princes nw album called. thankyou

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

sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band

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

Musicology. You're welcome.

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

that is awesome

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

that is Prince!

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

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

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

this n-a

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

this n/a

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

no one's seen tevin campbell in years.

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

any excuse to post this:

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

Is Matos sittin' down?

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

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

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

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

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

Shhhh, don't tell Prince about the Youtube videos

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

Cave17 Matt C should be checking these videos out also

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

Matos, what do you think?

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

......aaaaand they're gone

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

bad wrong false prince

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

wow yeah that is bad

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

WTF is Prince using MS Songsmith now?

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

oh what the fuck

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

Sometimes It Snows At Easter

Blick, Bils & Blinky • Let's Skip The Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 April 2021 16:52 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=febeHW4EO4o

'70s soul pastiche is not at all what I expected. I don't know how to feel about him having a band & production that actually sounds, idk, tasteful?

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 3 June 2021 19:57 (two weeks ago) link

prince was always tasteful gtfo

(but yeah, this is great)

things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

it's a good track, dunno how it will hold up to repeat play

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 June 2021 05:29 (two weeks ago) link

am I crazy or does this sound like P influenced by D'Angelo rather than the other way around?

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 4 June 2021 05:49 (two weeks ago) link

prince was always tasteful gtfo

(but yeah, this is great)

― things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:19 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Wat?

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 4 June 2021 09:39 (two weeks ago) link

the “Prince was always tasteful” statement

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 4 June 2021 09:40 (two weeks ago) link

hi jay, i was being a silly guy. hope you're having a nice day, friend.☺

things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Friday, 4 June 2021 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

My first thought when I listened to this was “everyone who hears this is going to end up pregnant”

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Friday, 4 June 2021 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

well whoops: i listened to it twice yesterday.

O_O

things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Friday, 4 June 2021 14:57 (two weeks ago) link

CONGRADULATIONS ;) :) ;) ;)

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Friday, 4 June 2021 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

hai guys

I'm pregnant

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 June 2021 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

congrats Alfred!!! :)

this is good! I see the D'Angelo thing, but my first thought was Curtis Mayfield, the strings and percussion etc

Indeed.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 June 2021 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

xpost to austin Yeah, friend. Had a wonderful day. Wine and friends I hadn't seen in a while. Nice weather. One friend was wearing a sweet 1999 tour t-shirt, natch.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

“Born 2 Die” is the second single made available from Prince’s upcoming unreleased studio album Welcome 2 America and is available now. The song was recorded during a flurry of studio activity in the spring of 2010, when President Obama was just a year into his first term and Prince was reflecting deeply on the issues affecting the Black community and the role he hoped to play. As happened countless times throughout his career, Prince ended up shelving the song and the rest of Welcome 2 America in his legendary vault, and the full album will be released from the vault for the first time on July 30. The slow-burning song was first recorded by Prince, the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, and the drummer Chris Coleman, and then accentuated by the vocal harmonies of Shelby J., Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo, and topped off by a melody sung by Prince himself. He then tapped his longtime music director Morris Hayes to add final production to the track—and shared some of the inspiration behind its sound. "We got to 'Born 2 Die,' and Prince said, 'I'll tell you how that came about,' Morris remembers. "He had been watching videos of his friend Dr. Cornel West on YouTube, and during one speech Dr. West said, 'I love my brother Prince, but he’s no Curtis Mayfield.' So Prince said, "Oh really? We will see."

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:17 (two weeks ago) link

lmao that is a great story

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:23 (two weeks ago) link

haha wow

I am really looking forward to meeting the children that DJP, Alfred, and Austin will shortly give birth to.

portmanteaujam (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

one of mine will be named "prince curtis" btw

things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:50 (two weeks ago) link

also yes, that little tidbit story is wonderful.☺

things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Friday, 4 June 2021 19:51 (two weeks ago) link

thanks for giving me the image of a pregnant cornel west in demi moore vogue cover pose

Aah so that’s why Cornel West didn’t get tenure

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Saturday, 5 June 2021 04:04 (two weeks ago) link

I am really looking forward to meeting the children that DJP, Alfred, and Austin will shortly give birth to.

― portmanteaujam (Ye Mad Puffin)

Nicki Minaj will record our kids' theme "Negronis in the Bottle"

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 June 2021 13:59 (two weeks ago) link

pic.twitter.com/mJfsMucowo

— sherilynfenn (@sherilynfenn1) June 4, 2021

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 5 June 2021 17:19 (two weeks ago) link

she's not wrong

Happy Birthday. I will always celebrate this amazingly gifted and complex human.
Unlike those sharpening their torches and pitchforks on another thread.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 7 June 2021 14:54 (two weeks ago) link

For a split second I thought that was Dianne Feinstein and I thought, yet, shit *has* gotten weird.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:05 (two weeks ago) link

Happy Birthday. I will always celebrate this amazingly gifted and complex human.
Unlike those sharpening their torches and pitchforks on another thread.

― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee)

Ya know, it's possible to carry a valentine in one hand and a pitchfork in the other.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 June 2021 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

Unlike those sharpening their torches and pitchforks on another thread.

― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, June 7, 2021 9:54 AM (seventeen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

literally relating a true and documented story but ok sorry to ruin santa claus for you

that torch is mighty sharp, tho

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Monday, 7 June 2021 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

pretty sure everyone is or has been a fan and hates to hear about this stuff so fuck off. it's part of this thread now, congrats

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

xps

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:22 (two weeks ago) link

Ha yeah I should've kept the torch out of there.

xpost lots of true and documented stories of how Prince was a dick to those who worked for / with him. Possibly even more about how
magnanimous he was. Like his anonymous charitable works that he kept up until his death. Dude was complex, as I said, and a true weirdo. Reason to cancel him?

You can just as easily fuck off, Left.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 7 June 2021 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

yeah this is just handwavey bullshit

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:25 (two weeks ago) link

you could have just not mentioned it

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

Reason to cancel him?

who the fuck said anything about canceling him? There is no "cancel culture."

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 June 2021 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

The only artist whose pop profile was wiped in the way you imply was Janet Jackson's.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 June 2021 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

it's hard to imagine what cancelling a dead man would entail. this extremely typical rock star behaviour - only some of which is news - is painful to acknowledge but the pre-emptive outrage over other people doing so, on a thread about another artist who was directly affected by this behaviour, is nagl to put it mildly

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:32 (two weeks ago) link

sinead was also cancelled i would say

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

Prince was already cancelled by life

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 June 2021 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

Alfred, ums, Left otm tho

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 June 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

You know, the story of "When Doves Cry" and its (lack of) baseline is legendary. But something that's always caught my ear is that the song *does* have some sort of cycling thing going on that provides some low end, if not an actual bass then for sure some sort of bass pattern, played on a synth or (perhaps) as pitched programmed/sequenced percussion. Any idea what's up with that?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:08 (five days ago) link

I think it's just Linn toms pitched way down (you're right that this is super key and usually overlooked).

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:37 (five days ago) link

I'm playing a gig with the Prince tribute band that I helped start years ago for fun, but haven't played with in years. So now I'm learning a two hour show with all kinds of backing tracks and breaks, it's a lot but it's fun to go deep on the music again.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:39 (five days ago) link

(lol "baseline," RIP autocorrect)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 June 2021 15:16 (five days ago) link

Had the chance to visit Paisley Park last week and let me enthusiastically recommend it to any Prince fan. There's some corny stuff of course but mostly just a real privilege to be inside all of these spaces that he designed and occupied. I just did the basic tour, so I don't know what you see on the pricier ones, but got to see his funny little diner kitchen, his office, recording studios, soundstage, and of course the club area where he had shows all the time. All packed with his instruments and outfits, handwritten lyrics, etc. Just super cool. It included the actual drum machine and keyboard used on "When Doves Cry" among lots of other stuff. (Also it was cute and very Prince-like that they're very protective about what you can take pictures of. You're only allowed to photograph in the more public areas, where lots of people were allowed anyway when he was alive. They make you put your phone in a little lock pouch for most of the tour.)

It is also kind of endearing that he built it in basically a generic suburban office park.

Totally. I've driven by many office buildings in the Chicago suburbs that look similar from the outside. Anyway, I've always loved this anecdote:

I remember taking him to the hardware store in my camping van. He wanted to go buy a lock. And we go to Ace Hardware—it’s snowing and freezing—and I say, “Okay, Prince, you stay in the car.” So I’m picking stuff up in the aisles, I look over, he just cruises by in a turtleneck sweater and his fuzzy boots, and people are looking like, “Oh my God, Prince is in the hardware store!” He comes and finds me and he’s got a handful of crap—like, “Can we buy this?” I’m, “What did you do with the car?” He says, “It’s out there—it’s just running.” I said, “Prince, you can’t leave the car running—somebody could just steal the car.” He said, “This is Chanhassen—nobody’s gonna steal the car.” So we get out to the car and sure enough it’s out there, just running, smoke coming out of the tailpipe. And he’s like, “I told you.”

https://consequence.net/2016/12/princes-closest-friends-remember-some-of-his-funniest-strangest-moments/

birdistheword, Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:58 (five days ago) link


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