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Reply #60 posted 11/17/20 4:04pm

wildgoldenhone
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Genesia said:



dodger said:


Genesia said:



Not a tampon commercial - a maxipad commercial. With a girl riding a horse on a beach in white jeans. (I know because I was the one who said it.)



lol my mistake I actually knew it was you but didn’t know if you’d want outing for the infamous quote


Why not? I'm pretty sure it's my ultimate org claim to fame. lol


Weren't you the one who named Princebonics?
Or something like that?
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Reply #61 posted 11/21/20 2:09am

funkbabyandthe
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I decided rock n roll love affair and big city are kinda second tier tracks. Big city sounds like the theme to a 70s comedy, and one live affair has a good vibe but the story diesbt add up to much. Good live though. Shane prince didnt do more songs in this shuffling rnb/bluesy style.
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Reply #62 posted 11/21/20 6:31pm

lurker316

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

I decided rock n roll love affair and big city are kinda second tier tracks. Big city sounds like the theme to a 70s comedy, and one live affair has a good vibe but the story diesbt add up to much. Good live though. Shane prince didnt do more songs in this shuffling rnb/bluesy style.

I like the melody for Big City, but the lyrics are pretty cheesy. Your description of them sounding like a theme song to a '70s sit-com is spot on.



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Reply #63 posted 11/21/20 10:01pm

Margot

Everyone, especially creatives, need times of fallow to regenerate.
I wish Prince had another outlet that provided peace and satisfaction, painting, gardening,
reading widely, etc. that allowed him time/space to replenish his stores in order to return to
creating music. Other successful artists took time off periodically. Perhaps the last decade's music reflected that.
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Reply #64 posted 11/22/20 12:59am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Yes. Often he was just parodying himself when not just essaying other styles or artists.

Its crazy to think he prob thought so much of what he was making was all golden, but he prob did!

To me, the worst thing is hearing a lot of slapdash, carelessly written stuff. It's disheartening. Like the goal was just to get product out there regardless.
Partly I guess it was just to create interest for live touring, bit also I think it was just cos he didn't do much else. He prob worked to keep other thoughts at bay.

In this century, albums also mean less, so a string of great singles would have been cooler. Still, I do maintain that 4 songs on AOA are his best of the last 20 years. Naturally though he had to follow it up instantly with those hit n run albums lol
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Reply #65 posted 11/22/20 2:20am

dodger

lurker316 said:



funkbabyandthebabysitters said:


I decided rock n roll love affair and big city are kinda second tier tracks. Big city sounds like the theme to a 70s comedy, and one live affair has a good vibe but the story diesbt add up to much. Good live though. Shane prince didnt do more songs in this shuffling rnb/bluesy style.


I like the melody for Big City, but the lyrics are pretty cheesy. Your description of them sounding like a theme song to a '70s sit-com is spot on.





Big City would be perfect at the end of a Muppets film. All the characters dancing on the stage before the curtains falls.
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Statler and Waldorf up in the balcony giving it the jazz hands
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Reply #66 posted 11/22/20 4:45am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

Rock n roll love affair would be good for Kermit and miss piggy line dancing.

When she comes would be good for a montage of Kermit getting teary about how much he loves piggy

Fallinlovetonite would be good for a clubbing scene of muppets on the town
[Edited 11/22/20 4:50am]

i think vanity fair got this album right -
"There’s even some jazzy flute playing that might get Ron Burgundy excited."
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Reply #67 posted 11/22/20 5:05am

wildgoldenhone
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Reply #68 posted 11/22/20 6:59am

BlueLantern

lurker316 said:

Since there are threads for the '90s and the oughts, here's one for the twenty-teens (I'm a completist).

Songs from 2010 through 2016:

  • Lavaux
  • Laydown
  • Indifference
  • Breakfast Can Wait (Expresso Mix)
  • The Gold Standard
  • U Know
  • This Could B Us (AOA version)
  • Way Back Home
  • Time
  • Like a Mack
  • X's Face
  • Rock N Roll Love Affair (HNR 2 version)
  • Look at Me, Look at U
  • Stare
  • Xtralovable (HNR 2/horn version)
  • When She Comes
  • Black Muse
  • Big City

i forgot to mention 'Stare' too, the bass work, the funk rhythms, are top notch

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Reply #69 posted 11/22/20 10:35am

rednblue

dodger said:

lurker316 said:

I like the melody for Big City, but the lyrics are pretty cheesy. Your description of them sounding like a theme song to a '70s sit-com is spot on.



Big City would be perfect at the end of a Muppets film. All the characters dancing on the stage before the curtains falls. . Statler and Waldorf up in the balcony giving it the jazz hands


lol

I like Big City. Someone mentioned the idea of the Morris Day character doing it. For me, there's a sort of sincerity to that song that doesn't quite go with the cool irony of the Morris stuff.

But then again, I might have a malfunctioning vibe detector...with both Morris Day and the Big City song.

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Reply #70 posted 11/22/20 10:46am

rednblue

Margot said:

Everyone, especially creatives, need times of fallow to regenerate.
I wish Prince had another outlet that provided peace and satisfaction, painting, gardening,
reading widely, etc. that allowed him time/space to replenish his stores in order to return to
creating music. Other successful artists took time off periodically. Perhaps the last decade's music reflected that.


Guessing you'd agree that Prince did appreciate and sometimes do a lot of activities like this.

Friends and coworkers have talked about how he'd do a lot of drawing and reading.

To me, P has lyrics that show a love of nature, and friends/coworkers (Steve Parke as just one example) have attested to this as well.

Of course, as with a lot of artists, much of this was intertwined with the music and artistic enterprise.

Agree about time and space for regeneration. The idea can be in a way counterintuitive. That may contribute to underestimating of its value.

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Reply #71 posted 11/24/20 3:50am

OperatingTheta
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Revelation
Way Back Home/ Affirmation III
Time
Breakdown
Gold Standard
This Could Be Us
U Know
Indifference
Stare
Black Muse
Look at Me, Look at U
Anotherlove
1000 X & O's
June
Hardrocklover
X's Face
Future Soul Song
Stickly Like Glue
Laydown
Big City
If Eye Could Get Ure Attention
Free Urself

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Reply #72 posted 11/24/20 3:56am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

rednblue said:

Margot said:

Everyone, especially creatives, need times of fallow to regenerate.
I wish Prince had another outlet that provided peace and satisfaction, painting, gardening,
reading widely, etc. that allowed him time/space to replenish his stores in order to return to
creating music. Other successful artists took time off periodically. Perhaps the last decade's music reflected that.


Guessing you'd agree that Prince did appreciate and sometimes do a lot of activities like this.

Friends and coworkers have talked about how he'd do a lot of drawing and reading.

To me, P has lyrics that show a love of nature, and friends/coworkers (Steve Parke as just one example) have attested to this as well.

Of course, as with a lot of artists, much of this was intertwined with the music and artistic enterprise.

Agree about time and space for regeneration. The idea can be in a way counterintuitive. That may contribute to underestimating of its value.

appreciating something is diff to participating in it.

prince did do drawing, its true. we have the album covers as proof.

we dont really know what he did with his time.

until someone proves otherwise, it is clear he was a workaholic.

big city is so pure 70s, its like a period recreation. its the part where he says 'ok you polaroids' that made me think of morris. its something i could see on the first time album maybe. not everything the time did was without sincerity.

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