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Thread started 09/15/20 11:57am

Phase3

The Prince song that is great now but was horrible?

What's the first Prince song that comes to mind that when you first heard it,you thought he had lost "IT" and the song was terrible but now days you dig it?
For me,it was "Rocknroll Love Affair".I think I heard the Jimmy Kimmel performance first before the studio version.I couldnt believe my ears it was that bad at the time.But now as I am older,I really like the song.
They say your tastes change as you get older.I know Doritos don't even taste good to me now days so I guess it's true.

I know most of you will say "Purple and Gold" but let's disregard that because I believe Prince was trolling us with that one
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Reply #1 posted 09/15/20 12:42pm

Se7en

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Funny you should mention Rock And Roll . . . but probably the first song I didn't care for much from Prince was Rock N' Roll Is Alive (And It Lives In Minneapolis).

"Red White And Blue boy girls" - ugh.

But it was a B-side and a tongue-in-cheek response to Lenny Kravitz. And there's a video segment for it!

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Reply #2 posted 09/15/20 12:44pm

themanfromnept
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Reflection

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Reply #3 posted 09/15/20 6:50pm

slyjackson

Hot Thing and U Got The Look

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Reply #4 posted 09/15/20 7:00pm

slyjackson

themanfromneptune said:

Reflection

What the fuck eek

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Reply #5 posted 09/16/20 8:01am

RJOrion

Thieves In The Temple

My Name Is Prince

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Reply #6 posted 09/16/20 12:06pm

nicksven3

Sexy M.F. & Gett Off

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Reply #7 posted 09/16/20 12:12pm

themanfromnept
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slyjackson said:

themanfromneptune said:

Reflection

What the fuck eek

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The first time I listened the audio file Prince shared on his site I was not impressed at all.

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Reply #8 posted 09/16/20 12:35pm

Vannormal

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America

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I Love U In Me

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #9 posted 09/17/20 12:32pm

CAL3

themanfromneptune said:



slyjackson said:




themanfromneptune said:


Reflection



What the fuck eek



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The first time I listened the audio file Prince shared on his site I was not impressed at all.


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Your first impression was the correct one.
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Reply #10 posted 09/17/20 12:33pm

CAL3

Jughead
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Edit: cool topic, by the way.
[Edited 9/17/20 12:33pm]
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Reply #11 posted 09/17/20 1:28pm

slyjackson

CAL3 said:

themanfromneptune said:

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The first time I listened the audio file Prince shared on his site I was not impressed at all.

. Your first impression was the correct one.

It was not.

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Reply #12 posted 09/17/20 2:30pm

slyjackson

themanfromneptune said:

slyjackson said:

What the fuck eek

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The first time I listened the audio file Prince shared on his site I was not impressed at all.

One thing is to not be impressed and another is to regard it as horrible.

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Reply #13 posted 09/18/20 1:10am

Vannormal

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CAL3 said:

Jughead . Edit: cool topic, by the way.

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Kind of agree

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #14 posted 09/18/20 1:21am

ForceofNature

Art Official Cage


At first I couldn't get hip to the modern production, but nowadays I dig it and can appreciate it for what it is

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Reply #15 posted 09/18/20 12:29pm

GiggityGoo

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I wouldn't say they're "horrible", but I am very very tired of "Little Red Corvette" and "Kiss". I don't hate them, I just don't go looking for them.

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Now, a big single that I never ever liked was "Thieves In The Temple". It works for some. But not me. I have tried many, many times to give it an umpteenth chance, but nothing about it clicks in my head.

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Reply #16 posted 09/18/20 12:57pm

RJOrion

GiggityGoo said:

I wouldn't say they're "horrible", but I am very very tired of "Little Red Corvette" and "Kiss". I don't hate them, I just don't go looking for them.

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Now, a big single that I never ever liked was "Thieves In The Temple". It works for some. But not me. I have tried many, many times to give it an umpteenth chance, but nothing about it clicks in my head.

for years i hated "Thieves In The Temple"... now i love to hear it in the vehicle ... thats one that HAS to be played at HIGH volumes, and listened to alone, to be fully appreciated

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Reply #17 posted 09/18/20 12:59pm

RJOrion

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Hot Thing and U Got The Look

nah Fam...them joints were great on day 1

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Reply #18 posted 09/18/20 1:03pm

RJOrion

there may have been funkier, more melodic, or more creative songs than "U Got The Look"... but that song is the perfect example of what a HIT SONG should sound like...just like "Little Red Corvette" and "Raspberry Beret" before it...

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Reply #19 posted 09/18/20 1:31pm

slyjackson

RJOrion said:

slyjackson said:

Hot Thing and U Got The Look

nah Fam...them joints were great on day 1

Ronnie I ain't talkin about your experience but mine, got ya?

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Reply #20 posted 09/18/20 1:32pm

slyjackson

RJOrion said:

there may have been funkier, more melodic, or more creative songs than "U Got The Look"... but that song is the perfect example of what a HIT SONG should sound like...just like "Little Red Corvette" and "Raspberry Beret" before it...

On that I give you my approval, just don't get used to it.

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Reply #21 posted 09/18/20 1:49pm

LoveGalore

I still don't understand why people drown in cummies over Cosmic Day, but I do like the second half of the song a lot.
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Reply #22 posted 09/18/20 2:54pm

AvocadosMax

LoveGalore said:

I still don't understand why people drown in cummies over Cosmic Day, but I do like the second half of the song a lot.

Oh its the best song ever
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Reply #23 posted 09/18/20 5:31pm

RJOrion

my name aint Ronnie, Grace...
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Reply #24 posted 09/18/20 10:08pm

Phase3

AvocadosMax said:

LoveGalore said:

I still don't understand why people drown in cummies over Cosmic Day, but I do like the second half of the song a lot.

Oh its the best song ever

It really is
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Reply #25 posted 09/19/20 9:51am

rusty1

GiggityGoo said:

I wouldn't say they're "horrible", but I am very very tired of "Little Red Corvette" and "Kiss". I don't hate them, I just don't go looking for them.


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Now, a big single that I never ever liked was "Thieves In The Temple". It works for some. But not me. I have tried many, many times to give it an umpteenth chance, but nothing about it clicks in my head.


I hear u but corvette & kiss always will be classics..
But 100% agree about " Thieves" never liked it.
They were building it up as the next " When Doves Cry"
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #26 posted 09/19/20 5:01pm

AaronReturn200
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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World. Some people can't listen to it because of the stupid lawsuit. Prince's Friend said Takin' Me To Paradise sounds more like Cutting Crew's "I Just Died In Your Arms" in terms of key and chorus melody, and I agree with him. The Italian songwriters just placed "coincidental [barely any] resemblence" over "direct melody stealing", I'm guessing they always do that.

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Reply #27 posted 09/20/20 2:12pm

slyjackson

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my name aint Ronnie, Grace...

Sure Ronnie.

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Reply #28 posted 09/21/20 5:07am

bigbrother

I hated 'Take Me With You' in 1984 as for me it was by far the weakest song in an almost perfect album and seemed like a song he'd give as a throwaway to Vanity 6. The duet vocals are weak and grating. In later years, I began to enjoy the live versions probably because Appollonia wasn't singing the lines! The intro drums and strings as well as the chord changes in the bridge are pretty cool too.

Btw, I hate 'Cream' and don't understand why it was and still is popular. machinegun

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Reply #29 posted 09/21/20 6:38am

emesem

hmmm Not sure which Prince songs I would consider "growers". I think I either love it or put it in the "he's done this 1000x list (e.g "generic R&B ballad that will never be as good as Adore #103" or "WTF was he thinking (e.g. "Life of the Party").

One song sort has grown on be recently would be "U Know". Not a fan of most of his later efforts to sound current (he played the "old man at the club" thing for too long") but I do kinda dig that one now.

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