independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Thu 30th Oct 2014 4:36pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Associated artists & people > Why Sheena Easton???
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 2 12>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 09/29/12 8:24pm

FormerlyKnownA
s

avatar

Why Sheena Easton???

I watched my DVD of "Sign o' the Times" last night... and still enjoy it after 25 years! But, I cannot help but wonder WHY Sheena Easton is in it. After all, I think "U Got the Look" would have sounded just fine with, say, Sheila E. and it certainly would have worked in the concert movie.

WHY is there such a connection between Prince and Sheena Easton? Sure she did "Sugar Walls" - but that was from her 1984 album, her "Lover In Me" album was released in 1988, and the duet of "Arms of Orion" in 1989. But were Prince and Sheena Easton ever romantically linked? It seems she was quite his muse for awhile... but then why nothing together in recent years?

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 09/30/12 4:48am

IstenSzek

avatar

I would have loved to see more of them together. Especially the
prince penned tracks "101" and "cool love" on her album are too
good. If they'd stretched that into an entire album: wow.

She seemed to write stuff herself too, helped him at least with
ideas and lyrics. Didn't she co write U Got The look and write
all of the lyrics to Arms Of Orion?

Perhaps prince was more comfortable working with people who did
not have any input of their own? lol

But yeah, it's kinda sad that they didn't do anything together
anymore. They always had good chemistry whenever they did work
on something.
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 09/30/12 8:28am

HamsterHuey

avatar

I will always love Sheena for being the instigator of the creation of La, La, La, He, He, Hee, which is, like, one of the funkiest things he's ever done on record.

Them horns are to die for. Still.

>>
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 09/30/12 8:30am

HamsterHuey

avatar

And why? Cuz her record company asked.

At least, the first time.

Then Prince must have liked what she did to Sugar Walls, I suppose. And they did it again.

Y'all forgot "Eternity" too.

>>
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 09/30/12 10:04am

airbak

FormerlyKnownAs said:

I watched my DVD of "Sign o' the Times" last night... and still enjoy it after 25 years! But, I cannot help but wonder WHY Sheena Easton is in it. After all, I think "U Got the Look" would have sounded just fine with, say, Sheila E. and it certainly would have worked in the concert movie.

WHY is there such a connection between Prince and Sheena Easton? Sure she did "Sugar Walls" - but that was from her 1984 album, her "Lover In Me" album was released in 1988, and the duet of "Arms of Orion" in 1989. But were Prince and Sheena Easton ever romantically linked? It seems she was quite his muse for awhile... but then why nothing together in recent years?

Not sure why, but they were never romantically linked.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 09/30/12 10:19am

HonestMan13

avatar

The collaborations between them were fantastic for the most part! Why ask why? At some point the chemistry obviously died down and they moved on but they made great music together.

When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 09/30/12 1:32pm

IstenSzek

avatar

HamsterHuey said:

I will always love Sheena for being the instigator of the creation of La, La, La, He, He, Hee, which is, like, one of the funkiest things he's ever done on record.

Them horns are to die for. Still.

one of the very few prince tunes i was never able to get into. and certainly the only pre 1990

track.

i give it another try about twice a year, but it's always a struggle to sit through it for me.

i.want.to.get.it. damn it mad

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 10/02/12 4:53am

Wowugotit

Yes, I agree about La, La, La, Hee, Hee, Hee. I can't get through it. I love the idea of the track but it's just not good. Love all of his other work with Sheena Easton though.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 10/02/12 6:49am

paisleypark4

avatar

They had good musical chemistry together. I did not like her version of Eternity..I thought Chaka took that to the home run!

La La La He He Hee is classic.

Sugar Walls... headbang

Arms Of Orion..meh

101 - music

Cool Love dancing jig

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 10/02/12 8:33am

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

HamsterHuey said:

I will always love Sheena for being the instigator of the creation of La, La, La, He, He, Hee, which is, like, one of the funkiest things he's ever done on record.

Them horns are to die for. Still.

thumbs up!

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 10/02/12 8:34am

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

HonestMan13 said:

The collaborations between them were fantastic for the most part! Why ask why? At some point the chemistry obviously died down and they moved on but they made great music together.

yeah, maybe the 1990s Prince wasn't such an eye catcher for her

[Edited 10/3/12 9:05am]

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 10/02/12 9:40am

TheFreakerFant
astic

avatar

She's a great artist in her own right as well as working with Prince, I picked up a greatest hits collection recently and there are some classics on there....

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 10/02/12 11:23am

HamsterHuey

avatar

IstenSzek said:

HamsterHuey said:

I will always love Sheena for being the instigator of the creation of La, La, La, He, He, Hee, which is, like, one of the funkiest things he's ever done on record.

Them horns are to die for. Still.

one of the very few prince tunes i was never able to get into. and certainly the only pre 1990

track.

i give it another try about twice a year, but it's always a struggle to sit through it for me.

i.want.to.get.it. damn it mad

To me, there are a few things that draw me in.

First things; the doggie bark drum. That's fun. And that awesome funky rhythm guitar. It's dirty.

Second is Prince's vocals. They are ACE. He means the lyrics. Which is REAL good, as the lyrics are total nonsense.

Third. If the horns don't grab you during the first chorus and right after, you're crazy. Then, just before the bridge they are all over the place again.

Fourth. In that same bridge, Prince starts to scream. That's a REAL Prince scream, you motherfuckers.

Then. Five; after the second chorus, right at the 3:09, in the background there's one hell of a break going on. Mixed to the background, but it's so ace that during the SOTT tour Prince used it to the fore in between When Doves Cry and Purple Rain.

Six. Then it goes wild, Prince smacks, does weird yells, moans, screams and goes wild some more, musically.

It's the kinda dirty funk I wish he had done more. It's just filthy. And he can smear it all over me.



>>
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 10/02/12 11:24am

HamsterHuey

avatar

Oh, and he does one HELL of a mad laughter during the 'Rover'-part of the song. Dayum.

>>
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 10/02/12 1:16pm

Efan

avatar

HamsterHuey said:

IstenSzek said:

one of the very few prince tunes i was never able to get into. and certainly the only pre 1990

track.

i give it another try about twice a year, but it's always a struggle to sit through it for me.

i.want.to.get.it. damn it mad

To me, there are a few things that draw me in.

First things; the doggie bark drum. That's fun. And that awesome funky rhythm guitar. It's dirty.

Second is Prince's vocals. They are ACE. He means the lyrics. Which is REAL good, as the lyrics are total nonsense.

Third. If the horns don't grab you during the first chorus and right after, you're crazy. Then, just before the bridge they are all over the place again.

Fourth. In that same bridge, Prince starts to scream. That's a REAL Prince scream, you motherfuckers.

Then. Five; after the second chorus, right at the 3:09, in the background there's one hell of a break going on. Mixed to the background, but it's so ace that during the SOTT tour Prince used it to the fore in between When Doves Cry and Purple Rain.

Six. Then it goes wild, Prince smacks, does weird yells, moans, screams and goes wild some more, musically.

It's the kinda dirty funk I wish he had done more. It's just filthy. And he can smear it all over me.



I need a cigarette after reading this.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 10/02/12 5:55pm

Elle85n09

avatar

Efan said:

HamsterHuey said:

To me, there are a few things that draw me in.

First things; the doggie bark drum. That's fun. And that awesome funky rhythm guitar. It's dirty.

Second is Prince's vocals. They are ACE. He means the lyrics. Which is REAL good, as the lyrics are total nonsense.

Third. If the horns don't grab you during the first chorus and right after, you're crazy. Then, just before the bridge they are all over the place again.

Fourth. In that same bridge, Prince starts to scream. That's a REAL Prince scream, you motherfuckers.

Then. Five; after the second chorus, right at the 3:09, in the background there's one hell of a break going on. Mixed to the background, but it's so ace that during the SOTT tour Prince used it to the fore in between When Doves Cry and Purple Rain.

Six. Then it goes wild, Prince smacks, does weird yells, moans, screams and goes wild some more, musically.

It's the kinda dirty funk I wish he had done more. It's just filthy. And he can smear it all over me.



I need a cigarette after reading this.

and a morning after pill as well.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 10/02/12 7:10pm

paisleypark4

avatar

HamsterHuey said:

Oh, and he does one HELL of a mad laughter during the 'Rover'-part of the song. Dayum.

ROVA!

Get yo ass somewhere and SIT DOWN!! Bwaahahaha...

dancing jig

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemus
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 10/03/12 9:05am

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 10/03/12 2:45pm

timmie

Prince & Sheena also co-wrote probably one of the most annoying songs ever

love '89 for Patti LaBelle

http://www.princevault.com/index.php/Love_89

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 10/03/12 3:21pm

MacDaddy

Efan said:

HamsterHuey said:

To me, there are a few things that draw me in.

First things; the doggie bark drum. That's fun. And that awesome funky rhythm guitar. It's dirty.

Second is Prince's vocals. They are ACE. He means the lyrics. Which is REAL good, as the lyrics are total nonsense.

Third. If the horns don't grab you during the first chorus and right after, you're crazy. Then, just before the bridge they are all over the place again.

Fourth. In that same bridge, Prince starts to scream. That's a REAL Prince scream, you motherfuckers.

Then. Five; after the second chorus, right at the 3:09, in the background there's one hell of a break going on. Mixed to the background, but it's so ace that during the SOTT tour Prince used it to the fore in between When Doves Cry and Purple Rain.

Six. Then it goes wild, Prince smacks, does weird yells, moans, screams and goes wild some more, musically.

It's the kinda dirty funk I wish he had done more. It's just filthy. And he can smear it all over me.



I need a cigarette after reading this.

Make that two.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 10/03/12 5:21pm

IstenSzek

avatar

MacDaddy said:

Efan said:

I need a cigarette after reading this.

Make that two.

i didn't even get hard sad

but it wasn't for hamsterhuey's tryin' tho lol damn what a description.

the song still rubs me the wrong way, sadly.

although i love it *slightly* more due to herman's text association now.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 10/04/12 1:29am

HamsterHuey

avatar

U sure damn hard 2 please.

(grin)

>>
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 10/04/12 1:49am

NouveauDance

avatar

FormerlyKnownAs said:

I watched my DVD of "Sign o' the Times" last night... and still enjoy it after 25 years! But, I cannot help but wonder WHY Sheena Easton is in it. After all, I think "U Got the Look" would have sounded just fine with, say, Sheila E. and it certainly would have worked in the concert movie.

Probably because it was released as a single and used as the promo video.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 10/04/12 3:15pm

IstenSzek

avatar

HamsterHuey said:

U sure damn hard 2 please.

(grin)

unless it's rough and sleazy in low lit rooms, yes, i can be quite the demanding little princess biggrin

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 10/04/12 8:57pm

kevinpnb

avatar

Sheena is the headliner at my city's upcoming Pride festival and I'm just a tad excited smile My deepest desire is that she will pay tribute to the visual majesty that is....this.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 10/05/12 6:09am

Poplife88

avatar

La La La Hee Hee Hee is on the most fun and funky songs Prince has ever done. 101 is my absolute fave Prince song done by another artist and Cool Love is just Prince-quirky pure 80s bliss. U Got The Look? Never been a huge fan, but she compliments it well. Sheena and Prince had a great run in the 80s. Odd combo that worked well.

We're gonna need a bigger boat
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 10/06/12 9:04am

menace

avatar

They shared the same hairdresser ;p
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 10/12/12 11:29am

Xibalba

avatar

I see dead pixels.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 10/18/12 11:11pm

databank

avatar

FormerlyKnownAs said:

I watched my DVD of "Sign o' the Times" last night... and still enjoy it after 25 years! But, I cannot help but wonder WHY Sheena Easton is in it. After all, I think "U Got the Look" would have sounded just fine with, say, Sheila E. and it certainly would have worked in the concert movie.

WHY is there such a connection between Prince and Sheena Easton? Sure she did "Sugar Walls" - but that was from her 1984 album, her "Lover In Me" album was released in 1988, and the duet of "Arms of Orion" in 1989. But were Prince and Sheena Easton ever romantically linked? It seems she was quite his muse for awhile... but then why nothing together in recent years?

She gave a detailed interview about all this lately, search recent threads in this very forum.

IIRC she just happened to be around when P was recording U Got The Look, but it needs to be checked. The video in the concert is only the promo video, which had been filmed earlier in Paris.

If you read the interview mentioned above it seems they kinda like to work together once in a while and that's pretty much it. Prince stopped writing songs for other artists when he became prince in 1993, and Sheena kinda missed the 1990's train anyway, so there was no reason really for them to work together again.

A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 10/19/12 10:27pm

NDRU

avatar

She was hot and had a good voice. What other reasons do you need?

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 2 12>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Associated artists & people > Why Sheena Easton???