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Thread started 04/07/05 5:56pm

shaomi

no, really, can u hear any guitar on "star 69" ?

Prince is credited on keys & guitar, but i just CAN'T hear a single note of guitar on this track (by Common, 2002, in case some of u'd wonder).

Am i deaf or what? Can someone hear any guitar, & if this is the case, where (or when) would it b?
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Reply #1 posted 04/07/05 6:45pm

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That's just like on the Rasp. Beret video. They were playing guitars, but all i heard was violins. Crazy. http://www.biomedcentral....4-5-S1.mpg
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Reply #2 posted 04/07/05 8:52pm

shaomi

glamslamkid said:

That's just like on the Rasp. Beret video. They were playing guitars, but all i heard was violins. Crazy. http://www.biomedcentral....4-5-S1.mpg


if u listen close i think there IS acoustic guitar on Raspberry Beret, though i couldn't swear it.
But that's a different problem anyway: it's like Eric Leeds playing the bass on The Screams Of Passion video, or violins on Glam Slam: when u have a whole band 2 put in a video, but the guy ain't actually playing on the song, u've got 2 find something 4 him 2 do. It has nothing 2 do with credits on a CD booklet...
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Reply #3 posted 04/08/05 2:43am

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shaomi said:

Prince is credited on keys & guitar, but i just CAN'T hear a single note of guitar on this track (by Common, 2002, in case some of u'd wonder).

Am i deaf or what? Can someone hear any guitar, & if this is the case, where (or when) would it b?


isn't Prince's involvement on the track limited to the +/- 50 second
instrumental coda at the end?

not sure if there were guitars in there. all I remember was the linn
drums

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Reply #4 posted 04/08/05 3:41am

treb

Shaomi, I can't believe it. I was thinking about the same yesterday when I listended to the Electric Circus album again after a long time. The only obvious Prince contribution to the song is the drum machine (last 30 seconds). I love it.
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Reply #5 posted 04/08/05 3:43am

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And I could listen to the Linn drum go on&on&on&on&on&on&on&on&on cloud9
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Reply #6 posted 04/08/05 4:55am

calldapplwonde
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I thought the Linn coda wasn't Prince but Common's and Questlove's way to give him some props?
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Reply #7 posted 04/08/05 6:17am

shaomi

treb said:

Shaomi, I can't believe it. I was thinking about the same yesterday when I listended to the Electric Circus album again after a long time. The only obvious Prince contribution to the song is the drum machine (last 30 seconds). I love it.


Maybe we should create a thread about the song "telepathy" wink
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Reply #8 posted 04/08/05 6:18am

shaomi

calldapplwondery83 said:

I thought the Linn coda wasn't Prince but Common's and Questlove's way to give him some props?


i'd tend 2 say the same, but how would we know...? so, nobody heard a guitar so far...?
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Reply #9 posted 04/08/05 7:03am

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Dunno about Star69, but RazzBeret definitely has acoustic guitar and an electric sitar in the background.
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Reply #10 posted 04/08/05 10:12am

Riverpoet31

I never knew that Prince performed on a song called 'Star 69'

I only know 'Star 69' by REM, and thats a fun, fastpaced song full of rocking guitars wink
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Reply #11 posted 04/08/05 11:01am

shaomi

Riverpoet31 said:

I never knew that Prince performed on a song called 'Star 69'

I only know 'Star 69' by REM, and thats a fun, fastpaced song full of rocking guitars wink


'Star '69 (PS With Love)' is from Common's "Electric Circus", released 12/2002 & easy 2 find in any record store (really a GREAT record, by the way, probably one of the best electro-funk/hip-hop album released these last years).

As said above, Prince is credited on this track on guitar & keyboards, & the credits also mention that parts of it have been recorded @ Paisley Park. The song features an "outro" which has nothing 2 do with the rest of it, & sounds very "1999-like" with sparse keys sounds & a Linn drum machine.

What's intriguing, because it's probably the only guest appearence by Prince where it ever happened, is that one can NOT recognise Prince's touch anywhere in the song, but in that "outro" part. The problem is that this outro features no guitar, & that Prince ain't credited on "programming", which would tend 2 b the case if he had been responsible 4 it. Even weirder, as i said b4 is that it seems that there is NO GUITAR AT ALL in the track, & no keyboard sounds like any keyboard ever used by Prince (apart, once again, from the outro) !

I have 2 admit that i often wondered if all this wasn't just a private joke between Common & Prince, caused by this MPLS-like outro, & therefore wondered if Prince contributed in anyway 2 the song.

I'd b very curious 2 know what Per Nielsen says about it in The Vault book.

I'm very surprised because NOBODY here seems 2 have this book, since that every time i ask if someone can share what's said in it about something, nobody ever reacts confuse
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