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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 (thirteen years ago) link

that is awesome

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

that is Prince!

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

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

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

this n-a

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

this n/a

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

no one's seen tevin campbell in years.

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

any excuse to post this:

some know what you dude last summer (Jordan), Wednesday, 19 November 2008 19:36 (thirteen 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

yeah this is just handwavey bullshit

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:25 (five months ago) link

you could have just not mentioned it

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:26 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

sinead was also cancelled i would say

Left, Monday, 7 June 2021 15:33 (five months ago) link

Prince was already cancelled by life

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

Alfred, ums, Left otm tho

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

(lol "baseline," RIP autocorrect)

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

one month passes...

it's funny that there will be people who get excited by an "unreleased" prince record when there's like 20 most people have never heard on streaming right now

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:49 PM (three months ago)

OTM.

Welcome 2 America has already leaked and the press (particularly quite a few who were down on Prince's latter day work) are overpraising this like it's a lost classic - the standard line is why did Prince keep this in the vault when it blows away everything he did in the last 20 years? Total horse shit.

It's not a bad album, it has that going for it, but a lot of it's underwhelming. I guess it's a more consistent listen - there's no syrupy material or boring, smooth jazz excursions that I wish he would have tossed out for better tracks - but Musicology, 3121, Art Official Age and Hit n' Run Phase Two are all better albums. I'll even throw in Lotusflow3r and MPLSound - the highlights on those are better and more memorable than the ones here. (I'll note that "When She Comes" also appears on Hit n' Run Phase Two - sounds like it could be the same take but without the horn section and a few other overdubs. Another track was also re-done as the coda to the magnificent "Black Muse" on the same album.)

birdistheword, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:34 (four months ago) link

THANK YOU. I was on the verge of ordering this based on the AVclub review, but I was still hesitating because I'm not down with Prince after Come.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 22:07 (four months ago) link

You're welcome. Also it's strange to see some rave reviews claim this is better than any of his recent work while singling out "When She Comes" and "1000 Light Years From Here" as highlights - none of them seem to recognize those tracks from Hit n' Run Phase Two. Anyway, they are good, but they're not even the best tracks on Hit n' Run Phase Two.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 22:25 (four months ago) link

(or rather best parts of Hit n' Run Phase Two. "1000 Light Years From Here" is again the coda to a better song that's pretty awesome.)

birdistheword, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 22:26 (four months ago) link

Come, however ... since you mention it @Cow_Art ... is quite underappreciated.

three of the doctor's valuable bats are now dead (broom air), Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:22 (four months ago) link

I will revisit Come one of these days. I wasn't a fan, but I really enjoyed that fan-made Prince album stitched together from his early-mid 1990s material (including stuff from Come), so I should give it another chance. Besides, it's not like I'm averse to that era - I actually love The Gold Experience, I really like a lot of Emancipation (there's like a great 90-minute double-LP in those three hour-long CD's), and The Truth and Chaos & Disorder are pretty good for a pair of albums that were tossed off and thrown together.

With Welcome 2 America, the disappointment isn't surprising. Put within its original context, you get the impression that Prince was really stretching himself thin. In 2009, he released THREE albums, all packaged together as one purchase - two under his own name and a Bria Valente album that he wrote, produced and performed. Had he dropped the Valente album and embraced the idea of a more eclectic album (not exactly a new concept for Prince), he could have had an excellent LP that was buried within those discs. The following year, he finishes two more albums, Welcome 2 America and 20Ten, and the one he did put out was easily his weakest in a long while. I don't blame him for taking a four year break from releasing a studio album because he really needed to slow down and work on quality control. What came next, 2014's Art Official Age, was a good, underrated album IMHO - kudos to Ben Greenman and Greg Kot for recognizing that.

birdistheword, Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:59 (four months ago) link

The official podcast on the album is good for anecdotes at least.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:56 (four months ago) link

One strange thing about Welcome 2 America - a lot of it (maybe all of it) was supposedly mastered from a CD-R. I'm not sure if that's entirely true, but it's the explanation for the glitches people have been hearing on the CD and hi-res downloads of the album. (I have not heard whether or not these glitches are audible on the vinyl edition.) It's most audible on "Stand Up And B Strong" for almost the entire track, and I actually thought it was simply the result of a bad rip (a dirty or scratched CD, etc.) but I guess that's actually the source Prince's estate had to work with.

birdistheword, Friday, 30 July 2021 16:49 (four months ago) link

And Jon Pareles of The New York Times is the first reviewer to point out that Hit n Run Phase Two reworked two of the tracks, though it's the type of review that's more descriptively analytical than critical or passing judgment.

birdistheword, Friday, 30 July 2021 16:56 (four months ago) link

carefully so, yes

Thank you, Twitter, for for once guessing what I'd like to see correctly:

since Matt Damon is trending pic.twitter.com/jsdwEDedWC

— laura olin (@lauraolin) August 1, 2021

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 2 August 2021 00:34 (four months ago) link

That's right up there with Westerberg's story: “The first time I met him was at a urinal at a nightclub in St. Paul...There he was, and I said, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ And he answered, ‘Life.’" It's hilarious how these perfect responses just came to the guy.

birdistheword, Monday, 2 August 2021 01:47 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

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, December 4, 2019 8:08 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

Continuing to flip out over the 1999 vault tracks today. Easily my favorite vault set so far, but I'm partial to that era. If Parade is indeed the next super deluxe release, I'm psyched for that but I really can't wait to see what they've got for Dirty Mind and Controversy

J. Sam, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 18:09 (two months ago) link

"Purple Music" is so incredible

sleeve, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 18:11 (two months ago) link

Isn't Diamonds and Pearls next? Blurgh

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 5 October 2021 18:22 (two months ago) link

I’ve been listening to the ‘hallway version’ of Computer Blue…unbelievable…just wonderful…they don’t make em like Prince anymore that’s for sure

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 00:19 (two months ago) link

How come at the end of Little Red Corvette, after all the extended sports car metaphors, Prince suddenly declares his love object must be a limousine? Isn't that a step down? Smooth or no, limos ain't no Vette.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 October 2021 01:17 (one month ago) link

The ride is so sweet

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 14 October 2021 02:35 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEAZaLRBb90

Beautiful. I really hope they do a box set on the Dirty Mind/Controvery era - hell, I'll take one for each album.

birdistheword, Thursday, 14 October 2021 17:38 (one month ago) link

Hnnngngng it's so good. I'm hoping this means Controversy deluxe is coming soon, but it looks more like a one-off single for the 40th anniversary of the album's release

J. Sam, Thursday, 14 October 2021 21:12 (one month ago) link

It's probably in the pipeline. When the guy handling the estate was promoting the Sign 'O' the Times box set, he basically said the next two or three sets were already being worked on.

birdistheword, Thursday, 14 October 2021 21:26 (one month ago) link

How come at the end of Little Red Corvette, after all the extended sports car metaphors, Prince suddenly declares his love object must be a limousine? Isn't that a step down? Smooth or no, limos ain't no Vette.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:17 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

he just misspoke. was distracted for a second when he reached in his pocket by mistake and touched all those sticky used rubbers.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 October 2021 22:03 (one month ago) link

The limo choice at the end was always obvious to me - someone else is driving! Or, conversely, he did say he likes to ‘watch!’

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 14 October 2021 23:55 (one month ago) link

guys, limos are luxury rides that you can stretch out in; this is not complex

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 15 October 2021 01:25 (one month ago) link

So ... red corvette is too fast, he wants a limo, something slower and classy that he can stretch out in? Like, "You're too fast, you shouldn't be a corvette, you must be a limousine!"

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 October 2021 02:01 (one month ago) link

sometimes, when a pop star and a metaphor love each other very much,

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 15 October 2021 02:22 (one month ago) link

So... does she have a pocket of jizzy rubbers or does he mean empty condom wrappers? I've always assumed the former, but that's funky as hell and raises other questions.

Cow_Art, Friday, 15 October 2021 02:30 (one month ago) link

I see the "you must be a limousine" lyric as a companion to

You got a smile so bright
You know you could've been a candle
The way you swept me off my feet
You know you could've been a broom
And baby you smell so sweet
You know you could've been some perfume

As pretty as you are
You know you could've been a flower
If good looks were minutes
You know you could have been an hour
The way you stole my heart
You know you could have been a crook
And baby you're so smart
You know you could have been a schoolbook

You make my life so rich
You know you could've been some money
And baby you're so sweet
You know you could have been some honey

Extinct Namibian shrub genus: Var. (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 15 October 2021 02:30 (one month ago) link

The limo thing throws me off, because up to that point it's been all about the girl as Corvette, plus a bunch of muddled wordplay/metaphors about horses/horsepower (that could be the "used" horses line)/Trojans/Trojan horses, etc. Probably would have worked better if he said "you *should* be a limousine." Like, take it easy, slow down, enjoy the ride. But "I say the ride is so smooth, you *must* be a limousine" throws off his already sloppy metaphor.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 October 2021 12:53 (one month ago) link

I feel like "Trojans and some of them used" is pretty explicit but I guess it could be wrappers?

Prince was a giant weirdo though

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 15 October 2021 13:29 (one month ago) link

gotta get 2-3 usages in before you throw em out, efficiency!

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 15 October 2021 18:00 (one month ago) link

Yeah, it’s gotta be jizzy condoms, right? Who the hell would do that? In my experience the dude usually takes care of disposing of that. Did she ask her guys for their juicy rubber?

Cow_Art, Friday, 15 October 2021 18:02 (one month ago) link

people collect a variety of items, and ya know

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 15 October 2021 18:04 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I think Diamonds and Pearls is still next, but I'm hoping Parade may be close behind - three vault goodies were aired out in a special screening of Under the Cherry Moon at Paisley Park!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwN_5LLOLZA

birdistheword, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 06:05 (one week ago) link

Parade might be my favourite Prince LP, but I really like Diamonds & Pearls too.


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