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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 (ten years ago) link

bad wrong false prince

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

wow yeah that is bad

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

WTF is Prince using MS Songsmith now?

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

oh what the fuck

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

That's incredible.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:33 (four months ago) link

I mean, holy shit at this:

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

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:35 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMVFYGYr76A

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 March 2020 20:02 (two months ago) link

they appear to be dropping daily cuts from this concert btw:
http://www.youtube.com/user/prince/videos

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 March 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

That is so badass. I mean that lightweight Page had to rely on a Theremin for his spacenoise

Love when he pulls out the classic rock warhorses, too -- I once saw him and the band do "Soul Sacrifice" at an after-party

Chief Kyiv, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:22 (two months ago) link

I wonder why they are leaning so hard on later stuff for reissues, videos, etc.?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 March 2020 22:25 (two months ago) link

Maybe the newer stuff is simpler to deal with? I imagine it takes a lot of effort and time to work out something like the 1999 box, whereas a Rainbow Children reissue must be comparatively effortless and something they can put out while working on bigger projects. Just speculating.

I would love a Sign O The Times box.

Cow_Art, Monday, 30 March 2020 23:22 (two months ago) link

The concert DVD that came with 1999 had awful sound and picture quality, and that was seemingly the best they could find, since it was on the official release. I guess it's just easier to find good quality unreleased material from the vault from more recent shows?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:01 (two months ago) link

And I would presume the next box set will be a Sign o' the Times one... I can't imagine they'd move to reissuing his 1990s albums yet, cos those are more divisive, and SotT seems like the most obvious choice after the Purple Rain and 1999 box sets, since those three are his most acclaimed albums.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:12 (two months ago) link

Tell you what, I would love to see the actual live footage shot for the SoTT concert film. I never will though, I guess.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:59 (two months ago) link

Wasn't there some issue with that footage, that it turned out looking bad? And that's why Prince decided to reshoot the whole thing in Paisley Park? I guess seeing the first footage might be historically interesting to hardcore Prince fans, but can't imagine a larger audience caring about it much, since we already got the awesome SotT film with the same song material. Maybe it will included in the eventual SotT box, though? (Unless Prince had it destroyed.)

Tuomas, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:27 (two months ago) link

I don't like the kind of studio-lit vibe of the released film, and the idea that they're miming to the recorded show kills the vibe for me. I watch concert films to see the artists in the act of expression, not recreating it. I'm kind of baffled that it's so loved, I was really disappointed when it came out (and I was a BIG fan at the time).

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:23 (two months ago) link

sorry for the double-vibe vibe there

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:23 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

This is on now and up for a couple of days, I guess.

Louder Than Bach's Bottom (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 15 May 2020 00:09 (two weeks ago) link

a joy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRa8ZH_iOXo

corrs unplugged, Friday, 15 May 2020 06:21 (two weeks ago) link

How Come You Don't Call Me is supernatural

hilarious too

corrs unplugged, Friday, 15 May 2020 07:39 (two weeks ago) link

I used to watch that performance every time they played it on ABC-TV's "Rage" in the 80s-90s-00s, and it always looked better than this. The image has been juiced to the point where things flare out to blank white and the colour is way overdone.
Doesn't matter I guess because the show is FIRE, but it looks like they got an old VHS and pressed "contrast max" on everything.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 15 May 2020 08:06 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, exactly.

Louder Than Bach's Bottom (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 15 May 2020 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

not the sort of Revolution I need right now but they tried

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 15 May 2020 12:43 (two weeks ago) link

what a show. some of the arrangements they played were heavenly

dyl, Sunday, 17 May 2020 06:25 (two weeks ago) link

That was great. Prince’s vocal range, guitar playing, dancing, and he & the band at times with James Brown inspired funk.

I didn’t let the VHS transferred video quality bother me

curmudgeon, Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:12 (two weeks ago) link

One of my main takeaways from this show is what a trip it must have been working on the road crew for that tour. Imagine the orders going around...

"Eyes on the bathtub!... Remember, Darling Nikki's panties need to be on the third step of the staircase...Has lube been applied to Prince's firepoll?...Is the ejaculating guitar loaded? Prince wants a nice, thick stream flowing straight to the fifth row!"

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:39 (two weeks ago) link

I will never understand people who think Prince was a bad singer

DJP, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

People think that?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:03 (two weeks ago) link

I have seen people post elsewhere that Prince was not a "very good" "technical" guitarist.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:05 (two weeks ago) link

I think that as a *lead* guitarist he is still very good, but on that front a lot of people lean hard on "Purple Rain" (the album) as proof, even though on that album he's kinda cheesing it up with effects and stuff. But as a rhythm guitarist he is next level. Esp. throughout "Controversy" and "1999;" the guitar touches in "Lady Cabdriver" are crazy tight.

Either way, wouldn't kick him out of my band to make room for anyone.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:09 (two weeks ago) link

The bit of that concert that blew my mind was when the band dropped out during "I Would Die 4 U" and Wendy just tore up that insane rhythm guitar part

DJP, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

Wendy playing that fast part on the "Computer Blue" solo, too, is just incredible.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:18 (two weeks ago) link

I felt really bad for Dez and his bad vocal day; his low range was completely gone

DJP, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:21 (two weeks ago) link

Was Dez in the band at that point?

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:25 (two weeks ago) link

lol I have thought Brown Mark was Dez Dickerson for decades, apparently

DJP, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:27 (two weeks ago) link

I had to blink last week and look it up to remind myself tbh.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:38 (two weeks ago) link

I thought Modernaire was Mountaineer for decades.

peace, man, Monday, 18 May 2020 14:44 (two weeks ago) link

I mean I knew it wasn't Dez–or André!–but for some reason couldn't remember BrownMark's name.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 May 2020 14:52 (two weeks ago) link

I thought Modernaire was Mountaineer for decades.

― peace, man, Monday, May 18, 2020 10:44 AM (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lolol

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 18 May 2020 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

He did do a song about “Mountains” so not so far off

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 May 2020 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

So anyway, I carved out some time for myself and watched this whole thing last night. Loved it of course. But did anyone get the feeling like they were having monitor troubles in the beginning? There were a few songs where they just weren't sounding tight to me. I don't remember exactly which ones and I wasn't taking notes, but it was a distinct impression that I got through several songs. Of course, there were also reworkings of songs that were intentionally looser, but this didn't feel like that, imo. I was also pretty stoned though, so that's another alternate theory.

peace, man, Monday, 18 May 2020 15:30 (two weeks ago) link

Before it aired I did a quick scan of social media, and Prince diehards were apparently super disappointed that of all the reportedly filmed sets, they chose to air the same show that was released on VHS back in 1985, then later as part of the "Purple Rain" 2017 reissue. Still awesome, though.

I used to have a boot of I think the final "Purple Rain" show in Miami, so curious I looked it up and found this awesomeness instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4I7Fuosx-s

This is a cat whose *soundchecks* were apparently epic and impeccable.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 May 2020 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I have listened to that soundcheck a bunch it's a really hot one

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 18 May 2020 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

I thought that other live broadcast was supposed to go away after three days, but it still seems to be playable.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:22 (two weeks ago) link

the Dead had great soundchecks, they often went on for three or four hours

Reminds me of some quarantine meme I just saw on Friendbook.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 May 2020 23:52 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/VrilQfe.jpg

calstars, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:50 (four days ago) link

https://youtu.be/m8mg7CxAYUM

calstars, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

I am in love with Wendy and Lisa. This video for “waterfall” slays: https://youtu.be/mdfAhCG3oDo

calstars, Thursday, 28 May 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

Just listened to that album a couple days ago

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 28 May 2020 22:26 (four days ago) link


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