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Thread started 07/01/20 5:40am

feeluupp

HARDROCKLOVER

I think HARDROCKLOVER is a very underated song by Prince, it is a track that combines old school Prince with a more modern edge sound, it's a shame it hasn't got more love amongst his fans... To be honest I think this is one of the best sounding Joshua Welton tracks, it's one of the few Welton tracks that doesn't seem overproduced...

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Reply #1 posted 07/01/20 6:35am

TheEnglishGent

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Seemed to me like the majority liked it when it was released as a single but then talk of it went quiet after Phase I dropped. Definitely one of the best tracks on that album and I actually like the entire collection.

RIP sad
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Reply #2 posted 07/01/20 6:53am

IstenSzek

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one of my favorite tracks from the last few releases. especially the single version that doens't
segue into "1000 Xs & Os" but just ends with a fade out.

i would eat up anymore of these kind of tracks from him, i love love love LOVE it music

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 07/01/20 7:52am

Strive

I always thought it was one of the weakest songs on HnR1.

The story was that Prince came into the studio one day and told Josh that he wanted a song that would go up and down. HARDROCKLOVER was the result.

It's not bad but it sounds like a song that was pasted together and there's really not much to it besides what Prince asked for.

Free the music, fire Michael Howe

"When you deny people the option to not pick a side, you may not like the side they'll pick."
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Reply #4 posted 07/01/20 9:47am

Poplife88

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LOVE this song!

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #5 posted 07/01/20 10:08am

peaceandlove

Great song-YES. Who do you think this song is about ? Maybe Andy????

Peaceandlove☮️💜☮️💜
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Reply #6 posted 07/01/20 2:14pm

dodger

One of the better tracks Josh was involved with for sure. Cool atmospheric vibe to it. Would’ve been great live
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I remember it going up on soundcloud and listening to it in my car outside work, loving this brand new track. Those were great times when things would pop up randomly on the internet
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Reply #7 posted 07/01/20 2:31pm

LoveGalore

One of the best songs of the last decade.
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Reply #8 posted 07/01/20 2:40pm

RJOrion

it was the most "Prince" sounding song on Hit N Run 1...almost like a modern day "Darling Nikki"...it kinda seemed out of place on that album
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Reply #9 posted 07/01/20 3:52pm

feeluupp

RJOrion said:

it was the most "Prince" sounding song on Hit N Run 1...almost like a modern day "Darling Nikki"...it kinda seemed out of place on that album

Exactly... I just wish he would've created a whole album based on that sound, other than HitnRun ofc...

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Reply #10 posted 07/01/20 11:13pm

Phase3

Always liked it but to me it always sounded unfinished. I cant put my finger on it but it just feels incomplete and like it's missing something
Also,it reminds of the LL Cool J song "Doin It" which isn't a bad thing at all.
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Reply #11 posted 07/02/20 2:29am

ForceofNature

I just found it ironic that a song about a hard rock lover is dressed up in modern pop production lol. The guitar work and Prince's vox are cool though

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Reply #12 posted 07/02/20 5:11am

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Say what you will about "Hit N Run Phase One" but there is a stretch of songs from "Fallinlove2nite" through "June" (minus "Mr. Nelson") that is some of Prince's best songs of the later years, "Hardrocklover" is one of those songs!!

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #13 posted 07/02/20 6:20am

Poplife88

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djdaffy1227 said:

Say what you will about "Hit N Run Phase One" but there is a stretch of songs from "Fallinlove2nite" through "June" (minus "Mr. Nelson") that is some of Prince's best songs of the later years, "Hardrocklover" is one of those songs!!

Totally agree...I even like Mr Nelson boxed

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #14 posted 07/02/20 7:12am

ufoclub

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I dubbed it onto the title sequence of "True Detective" season 2 replacing the music they had there, and it worked.

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Reply #15 posted 07/03/20 12:20pm

herb4

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Fantastic track and I'm all in. Showed he still had it even in the later years.

Great song. Gonna go listen to it now in fact.

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Reply #16 posted 07/05/20 1:03am

leecaldon

ForceofNature said:

I just found it ironic that a song about a hard rock lover is dressed up in modern pop production lol. The guitar work and Prince's vox are cool though

I'm not sure he's talking about rock music in this song wink

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Reply #17 posted 07/05/20 1:04am

leecaldon

Poplife88 said:

djdaffy1227 said:

Say what you will about "Hit N Run Phase One" but there is a stretch of songs from "Fallinlove2nite" through "June" (minus "Mr. Nelson") that is some of Prince's best songs of the later years, "Hardrocklover" is one of those songs!!

Totally agree...I even like Mr Nelson boxed

LOVE this track.

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Reply #18 posted 07/05/20 5:59am

RJOrion

dodger said:


I remember it going up on soundcloud and listening to it in my car outside work, loving this brand new track. Those were great times when things would pop up randomly on the internet



i found "U Know" the same way weeks before AOA came out and burned it on to a CD and would drive around randomly blasting that joint, thinking THE KID IS IN RARE FORM TONIGHT...DAMN i loved that joint when i first heard it... by the time AOA came out, i had already wore out "U Know" and "Breakfast Can Wait"...good times
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Reply #19 posted 07/05/20 8:20am

TKO

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A perfect modern Prince song.

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Reply #20 posted 07/11/20 8:52am

databank

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Strive said:

I always thought it was one of the weakest songs on HnR1.

The story was that Prince came into the studio one day and told Josh that he wanted a song that would go up and down. HARDROCKLOVER was the result.

It's not bad but it sounds like a song that was pasted together and there's really not much to it besides what Prince asked for.


Interestingly both Princevault and Wikipedia credit Prince and Josh as cowriters on most tracks but a simple look at the Universal database shows that Prince is in fact the sole writer for each song: https://www.umusicpub.com...-phase-one
A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
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Reply #21 posted 07/13/20 12:46pm

Musze

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Poplife88 said:

djdaffy1227 said:

Say what you will about "Hit N Run Phase One" but there is a stretch of songs from "Fallinlove2nite" through "June" (minus "Mr. Nelson") that is some of Prince's best songs of the later years, "Hardrocklover" is one of those songs!!

Totally agree...I even like Mr Nelson boxed

SAME. FIRE run.

I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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