R.I.P. Prince

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by mr_spenalzo » 22 Apr 2016, 20:03

MsMagicAmerica wrote:Can classic & great musicians stop dying?

While I liked his hit singles & a few others, I can't call myself a big fan or anything. However, I have huge respect for him. He was a brilliant musician & songwriter. I think his Superbowl performance was the best performance at a Superbowl halftime show. It was incredible!

What's everyone's favorite Prince song?
if I was your girlfriend..


And also...

Anna stesia
The beautiful ones
Gotta broken heart again
Do me, baby
Under the cherry moon
Beautiful,loved & blessed
The Dance
Raspberry beret
Little red corvette

R.I.P.

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by Miki » 23 Apr 2016, 00:31

Let's Go Crazy
Take Me With You
Raspberry Beret
Sometimes It Snows in April
7
Pink Cashmere
Controversy
Dirty Mind
I've been drifting along in the same stale old shoes
Loose ends tyin' a noose in the back of my mind...

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by AdvertBreak » 23 Apr 2016, 01:56

Can anyone recommend a 90s Prince album? I've heard none of them iirc besides Chaos and Disorder, which was a good'un.

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by mr_spenalzo » 23 Apr 2016, 07:28

Of his 90s albums, I enjoy:
Diamonds & Pearls
The Gold Experience
The Truth
Old Friends 4 Sale

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Apr 2016, 09:40

mr_spenalzo wrote:Of his 90s albums, I enjoy:
Diamonds & Pearls

That is my absolute fave Prince's 90s album! The others are just as top-notch.... Such a huge loss and again cause of death does not diminish Prince whatsoever!
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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by davidsutter » 23 Apr 2016, 14:12

LCD Soundsystem did Controversy, I knew they would.
It shares the vibes of their stuff big time.

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by AdvertBreak » 23 Apr 2016, 15:15

Thanks. I'll see if I can check them out.

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by MsMagicAmerica » 23 Apr 2016, 16:17

I honestly think Prince's solo at the end of While My Guitar... at the RRhoF was better than the rest of the song. Don't get me wrong, the song was good, but that solo was awesome! And I agree Petty seemed to want to end the song a lot earlier.

As for my favorite songs I have to go with the hits as that's all I know. They are:

When Doves Cry
Little Red Corvette
Controversy

I remember always listening to Little Red Corvette as a kid thinking it was about a car then listening to it as an adult realizing that it's not about cars at all. Mind blown.
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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by mr_spenalzo » 23 Apr 2016, 16:56

Aaaah "little red corvette"... The opening lines alone make we want to jump the nearest person in sight, so sexy!

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by AdvertBreak » 23 Apr 2016, 17:32

There's a live video of It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night going around YouTube and that was basically when his death hit me. :( Fantastic performance.

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Re: R.I.P. Prince

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 29 Apr 2016, 06:56

I liked 'When Doves Cry' when it came out. I also liked some of the other singles around that time, notably '1999' and 'Raspberry Beret'.

I also saw 'Purple Rain' at the cinema when it was first released - though I don't really remember anything about it. :oops:

After that I drifted from his work a bit. Rightly or wrongly I do not appear to have any of his music in my collection.

Quite frankly I was less keen on the later 80s-early 90s production style (drum machines, lack of melody and rhythm). Prince to me became one of the post-Live Aid megastars (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston etc). They could have some good songs, but others might not be. Thus big hits like 'Batdance', 'Get Offf' and 'Sexy MF' did little for my ears. I was interested in e.g.Happy Mondays, EMF, Carter USM and early Blur albums in this period.

That said, it can be stated to Prince that: 'U Got The Look' with visual elements of Jimi Hendrix, Phil Lynott and Michael Jackson. I did like 'Kiss' (& the version by Tom Jones) and Sinead O'Connor's version of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' is an exceptional song of that period. I don't think I knew that he wrote The Bangles 'Manic Monday' :mrgreen:

Maybe he is an artist I should re-appraise. Perhaps a greatest hits album would alert me to things in his work that I hadn't took too before :idea:
"Everybody's Doing It...So Do It Too...."

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