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Thread started 05/16/20 8:15am

AvocadosMax

‘Chelsea Rodgers’ is actually really good! Wow!

I can’t believe I’ve slept on this song for so long! I think I only listened through Planet Earth maybe once and only periodically returned to Guitar and sometimes Somewhere Here On Earth (to convince some of my friends of how good of a vocalist he is)

I’m pretty sure I went in and out with the rest of the record. Until recently. Future Baby Mama is great and especially Chelsea Rodgers with that 🔥🔥🔥bass🔥🔥🔥
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Reply #1 posted 05/16/20 8:18am

ludwig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Pz48bZQ0s

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/20 8:24am

leecaldon

It's surely one of his great late period songs. Certainly a highlight of the 21 Nights shows in London.

[Edited 5/16/20 8:24am]

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Reply #3 posted 05/16/20 8:34am

bsprout

It’s my favorite track on the Planet Earth album. It’s so campy. I always liked it- go’head Chelsea biggrin
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Reply #4 posted 05/16/20 9:55am

Strive

It's a fun song but I always felt like Sticky Like Glue did everything it did way better.
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Reply #5 posted 05/16/20 10:02am

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Strive said:

It's a fun song but I always felt like Sticky Like Glue did everything it did way better.

Maybe if we actually heard the entire Sticky Like Glue song...

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Reply #6 posted 05/16/20 11:34am

RJOrion

Strive said:

It's a fun song but I always felt like Sticky Like Glue did everything it did way better.



yeah, the great "Sticky Like Glue" is about as good as any prime era Prince song...i love 'Chelsea Rogers' too, not as much as SLG, but theyre both great songs
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Reply #7 posted 05/16/20 1:50pm

leecaldon

Strive said:

It's a fun song but I always felt like Sticky Like Glue did everything it did way better.

SLG is a terrific song, but it glides along with an easy coolness. Chelsea Rodgers has so much more energy.

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Reply #8 posted 05/17/20 3:23am

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Yeah, 'Sticky Like Glue' is prime Prince. That song makes me wish for the days of the maxi-single with an extended version and multiple remixes.
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Reply #9 posted 05/17/20 8:53am

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2nd most popular Prince track on BEATPORT!!!!

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Reply #10 posted 05/17/20 10:58am

thebanishedone

Too bad Chelsea Rogers is a ripoff of a song by the band Azoto Anytime Or Place
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Reply #11 posted 05/17/20 11:57am

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thebanishedone said:

Too bad Chelsea Rogers is a ripoff of a song by the band Azoto Anytime Or Place [Edited 5/17/20 11:05am]

Yes. See the second post in this thread.

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Reply #12 posted 05/17/20 12:03pm

RJOrion

ludwig said:



thebanishedone said:


Too bad Chelsea Rogers is a ripoff of a song by the band Azoto Anytime Or Place [Edited 5/17/20 11:05am]

Yes. See the second post in this thread.




👀 oh shit...the beat, tempo and bassline are almost identical...🤔
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Reply #13 posted 05/17/20 12:48pm

rogifan

ludwig said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Pz48bZQ0s

Meh, doesn't seem that similar to me. It's not like Thinking Out Loud which is a complete ripoff of Let's Get It On.

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Reply #14 posted 05/17/20 1:00pm

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There are similarities, but I'd say the bassline and guitar parts are different enough. I mean, there's not much to it, the bass is doing that funk octaves-walking-down thing, you hear it in loads of songs. I can probably give him the benefit of the doubt on this one - if he nicked it, he did enough new with it IMHO.

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Reply #15 posted 05/17/20 3:25pm

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Chelsea Rodgers will always remind me of the 21 Nights in London and Shelby of course. That summer, that song was even played in my local high street shops... It's not my favourite Prince song but still a happy reminder of those fun times.

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Reply #16 posted 05/18/20 8:17am

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I have a good story about this song...My husband and used to live in a 3 flat, which was next door to a condo building in which the balconies faced our building. We always could hear music from next door and have heard the occasional Prince song which was always cool. My husband likes Prince, but not really a big fan (not even close to my level at least).

One day, before we were married, I was walking from our garage to the building and I could hear Chelsea Rogers blasting from somewhere, which immediately brought a smile to my face as 1) its a great song, but 2) I knew someone around here is a fan like me as that is a DEEP cut imo. I was thinking, I need to find out who is playing that as I am sure we would be friends.

I get upstairs to our apt, and realize its coming from our place. I open the door and find my husband dancing around like a fool to CR...it was a classic, I-wish-I-filmed-it...cause he had no idea was standing in the kitchen watching him. What do I do? Cracked the hell up of course...then obviously joined him! We played the song at our reception after telling our guests this story. It filled the dance floor and was one of the highlights of the night. So special love for CR!!

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Reply #17 posted 05/18/20 8:42am

ludwig

ian said:

There are similarities, but I'd say the bassline and guitar parts are different enough. I mean, there's not much to it, the bass is doing that funk octaves-walking-down thing, you hear it in loads of songs. I can probably give him the benefit of the doubt on this one - if he nicked it, he did enough new with it IMHO.

COME ON! It's an obvious ripoff without giving credit. I'm a fan, but not a fanboy who's defending everything he does. And It's not the first time he "borrowed" from others, and it wasn't the last time (Colonized Mind).

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Reply #18 posted 05/18/20 10:45am

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Poplife88 said:

I have a good story about this song...My husband and used to live in a 3 flat, which was next door to a condo building in which the balconies faced our building. We always could hear music from next door and have heard the occasional Prince song which was always cool. My husband likes Prince, but not really a big fan (not even close to my level at least).

One day, before we were married, I was walking from our garage to the building and I could hear Chelsea Rogers blasting from somewhere, which immediately brought a smile to my face as 1) its a great song, but 2) I knew someone around here is a fan like me as that is a DEEP cut imo. I was thinking, I need to find out who is playing that as I am sure we would be friends.

I get upstairs to our apt, and realize its coming from our place. I open the door and find my husband dancing around like a fool to CR...it was a classic, I-wish-I-filmed-it...cause he had no idea was standing in the kitchen watching him. What do I do? Cracked the hell up of course...then obviously joined him! We played the song at our reception after telling our guests this story. It filled the dance floor and was one of the highlights of the night. So special love for CR!!


Great story Poplife88! Thanks for sharing! smile

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Reply #19 posted 05/18/20 10:46am

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ludwig said:

ian said:

There are similarities, but I'd say the bassline and guitar parts are different enough. I mean, there's not much to it, the bass is doing that funk octaves-walking-down thing, you hear it in loads of songs. I can probably give him the benefit of the doubt on this one - if he nicked it, he did enough new with it IMHO.

COME ON! It's an obvious ripoff without giving credit. I'm a fan, but not a fanboy who's defending everything he does. And It's not the first time he "borrowed" from others, and it wasn't the last time (Colonized Mind).

[Edited 5/18/20 8:42am]

Which song does Colonized Mind ripoff?

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Reply #20 posted 05/18/20 11:34am

thebanishedone

MattyJam said:



ludwig said:




ian said:


There are similarities, but I'd say the bassline and guitar parts are different enough. I mean, there's not much to it, the bass is doing that funk octaves-walking-down thing, you hear it in loads of songs. I can probably give him the benefit of the doubt on this one - if he nicked it, he did enough new with it IMHO.



COME ON! It's an obvious ripoff without giving credit. I'm a fan, but not a fanboy who's defending everything he does. And It's not the first time he "borrowed" from others, and it wasn't the last time (Colonized Mind).


[Edited 5/18/20 8:42am]




Which song does Colonized Mind ripoff?

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Reply #21 posted 05/18/20 11:37am

ludwig

MattyJam said:

ludwig said:

COME ON! It's an obvious ripoff without giving credit. I'm a fan, but not a fanboy who's defending everything he does. And It's not the first time he "borrowed" from others, and it wasn't the last time (Colonized Mind).

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Which song does Colonized Mind ripoff?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_4AWil9wn0

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Reply #22 posted 05/19/20 12:20am

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Again, I don't think that's a ripoff necessarilly. He's done enough new with it.

I dunno, maybe I have a higher tolerance for this stuff as a musician - songs all feed into each other, nothing is born in a vacuum. As long as he puts enough of his own flavour in there, it feels okay to me.

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Reply #23 posted 05/19/20 12:35am

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ian said:

Again, I don't think that's a ripoff necessarilly. He's done enough new with it.


I dunno, maybe I have a higher tolerance for this stuff as a musician - songs all feed into each other, nothing is born in a vacuum. As long as he puts enough of his own flavour in there, it feels okay to me.



I was giving him the benefit of the doubt until I heard the "no responsibility" line, and then I cringed.
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Reply #24 posted 05/21/20 8:40am

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Yes it's amazing.

And yes i slept on it at the time.

Also the band is amazing.

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Reply #25 posted 05/21/20 9:19am

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CherryMoon57 said:

Chelsea Rodgers will always remind me of the 21 Nights in London and Shelby of course. That summer, that song was even played in my local high street shops... It's not my favourite Prince song but still a happy reminder of those fun times.

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Reply #26 posted 05/21/20 9:52pm

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Cool to see AvocadosMax realized this is a Great Jam! yes wildsign nod woot! music headbang

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