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Thread started 09/26/19 1:36pm

drfunkentstein

Computer Blue is the BEST encapsulation of sexual/romantic paranoia ever…… that is all

Yeah not here to do an indepth analysis (though if anyone wants to jump in with more specific meaning of what P was going forh here, I'm all ears) As someone who is going through a bit of my own personal sexual/romantic paranoia, I definitely identify

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Reply #1 posted 09/26/19 3:20pm

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Agreed. A very deep song under the skin. It probably represents Prince's inner conflict more than any other.

It obviously meant a lot to him at the time, featuring so prominantly in the early sequencing of Purple Rain. It seems it got cut back and back, the further the film project progressed.

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Reply #2 posted 09/26/19 5:29pm

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This song is called Computer Blue...

the only song that he introduced at the 8.1983 1st Avenue show

I totally agree. It's one of those songs he couldn't deal with anymore, it's so deep

Dangerous Sexual Frustration

Dangerous Sexuality

Dangerous

the guitar piece when Wendy kneels before him, and the synth sound like something wicked is about to happen...

I nEeVerR get tired of this song

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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The BEAT is SAVAGE. Prince is in his
own world, living his own private hell.
Suddenly the MUSIC crescendos, then
winds down like a roller coaster
sweeping everyone along. The BEAT
changes radically. He turns his back to
the audience and plays ...

..and we suddenly recognize the MUSIC
as his Father's -- the song he played on
the piano the night before. But it's
Prince's now, stamped with his own
signature. He's bent at the waist, his
back to the audience, alone with his
father's, and his, pain.

The total effect is unnerving
-- Prince is going down on himself.


#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #4 posted 09/26/19 5:30pm

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Prince seems to have tapped into some extraterrestrial musical dimension where black and white styles are merely different aspects of the same funky thing. - KURT LODER

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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