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Thread started 02/02/07 4:18pm

Haystack

Guitar - Love It or Hate It

Blimey! Nothing like how I expected it to sound at all.

First impressions. . .

When Doves Cry meets another song that I can't quite put my finger on.

A 'surprise' certainly.
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Reply #1 posted 02/02/07 4:20pm

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Pretty average, at best. And virtually no guitar in it. Those hoping for a rock song are gonna be very let down.
“God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ -Prince
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Reply #2 posted 02/02/07 4:20pm

Haystack

Ah, the (distorted) vocal has a Girls & Boys feel to it.
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Reply #3 posted 02/02/07 4:21pm

Haystack

I think it's going to be a grower.

A very perverse move from Prince here, defying the expectations of the song.
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Reply #4 posted 02/02/07 4:22pm

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Wall said:

Pretty average, at best. And virtually no guitar in it. Those hoping for a rock song are gonna be very let down.


they've already got 'Fury' so tell 'em to quit bitchin' razz
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Reply #5 posted 02/02/07 4:24pm

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Babydubistzuschnell said:

Wall said:

Pretty average, at best. And virtually no guitar in it. Those hoping for a rock song are gonna be very let down.


they've already got 'Fury' so tell 'em to quit bitchin' razz


where is everyone hearing it at? I don't see it at www.3121.com
Love God and I shall 4ever Love u
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Reply #6 posted 02/02/07 4:24pm

Number23

Interesting. smile
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Reply #7 posted 02/02/07 4:26pm

Wall

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Haystack said:

I think it's going to be a grower.

A very perverse move from Prince here, defying the expectations of the song.


Maybe. And not unusual for him to release a song called Guitar that has next to no guitar in it. But it's just a monotonous groove and some pretty simple lyrics with two short guitar solos. Light, poppy, repetetive is how I'd describe it.
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Reply #8 posted 02/02/07 4:27pm

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Guitar for the suerbowl? yay or neigh?
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Reply #9 posted 02/02/07 4:28pm

Gohi

Wow, this is really awful.
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Reply #10 posted 02/02/07 4:28pm

Anx

sounds like 'cream' meets 'do it all night' to me, only not quite as exciting as that description might imply. still, it's a pleasant enough little pop ditty. shrug
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Reply #11 posted 02/02/07 4:29pm

Number23

Babydubistzuschnell said:

Guitar for the suerbowl? yay or neigh?

Almost certainly neigh. Think Neon Telephone.
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Reply #12 posted 02/02/07 4:29pm

Haystack

Well, I'm on my 6th listen and I bloody like it. It ain't the rock-out I expected but it's typical Prince and yet unique. Although I do want to keep singing 'How can you just leave me standing. . .' during the 'chorus'.

Quirky.
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Reply #13 posted 02/02/07 4:31pm

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Number23 said:

Babydubistzuschnell said:

Guitar for the suerbowl? yay or neigh?

Almost certainly neigh. Think Neon Telephone.


Not a bad description.

I'm starting to wonder if he has some kind of mental block with recording an actual rock song in the studio.

This sounds like something that would have been quaint on an outtakes album.
“God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ -Prince
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Reply #14 posted 02/02/07 4:31pm

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Wall said:

Pretty average, at best. And virtually no guitar in it. Those hoping for a rock song are gonna be very let down.


Second
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Reply #15 posted 02/02/07 4:33pm

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Frederick96 said:

Babydubistzuschnell said:



they've already got 'Fury' so tell 'em to quit bitchin' razz


where is everyone hearing it at? I don't see it at www.3121.com


https://www.3121.com/npg/...etail.aspx
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Reply #16 posted 02/02/07 4:33pm

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Number23 said:

Babydubistzuschnell said:

Guitar for the suerbowl? yay or neigh?

Almost certainly neigh. Think Neon Telephone.


Third
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Reply #17 posted 02/02/07 4:34pm

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On first listen, I think the production is too bland. And of course not AT ALL what we expected, but who are we to expect anything at all. Like Howard Stern said, you just comprehend the genius that Prince is (or something like that). lol I can see the backlash being immense.

Way too expensive, though. Too bad I'm such a fam.
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Reply #18 posted 02/02/07 4:34pm

Lovesexytegan

Haystack said:

Well, I'm on my 6th listen and I bloody like it. It ain't the rock-out I expected but it's typical Prince and yet unique. Although I do want to keep singing 'How can you just leave me standing. . .' during the 'chorus'.

Quirky.


I sorta expected it to have no or little guitar its a song... I havent heard it yet cos its not comming up as downloadable yet from AUS but im excited as its what i so got a feeling its what i wanted...
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Reply #19 posted 02/02/07 4:34pm

liltalkm

Haystack said:

Well, I'm on my 6th listen and I bloody like it. It ain't the rock-out I expected but it's typical Prince and yet unique. Although I do want to keep singing 'How can you just leave me standing. . .' during the 'chorus'.

Quirky.



Quirky is exactly what it is.

Even though it is a pop tune, it does not remind me of anything on 3121 or Musicology. Kinda experimental with the left right vocal shifts.

Felt fresh to me more inspired.

Is this about Mani?

I like it.

Later
[Edited 2/2/07 16:37pm]
Cause tomorrow is taking too long
and yesterday's too far away
and the reality that you believe in begins to bind.
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Reply #20 posted 02/02/07 4:37pm

Lovesexytegan

Whats it like musically hows it sung and is it upbeat... anything in it that stands out...
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Reply #21 posted 02/02/07 4:38pm

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liltalkm said:

Haystack said:

Well, I'm on my 6th listen and I bloody like it. It ain't the rock-out I expected but it's typical Prince and yet unique. Although I do want to keep singing 'How can you just leave me standing. . .' during the 'chorus'.

Quirky.



Quirky is exactly what it is.

Even though it is a pop tune, it does not remind me of anything on 3121 or Musicology. Kinda experimental with the left right vocal shifts.

Felt fresh to me.

I like it.

Later


I think the left/right channel voice has been done to death. Not sure that counts as experimental, just a tired attempt at being such.

It's not an offensive song, that much is true, but it's also it's downfall. It's a quaint, safe, pop song that after you hear the first twenty seconds, you don't really need to hear anymore because it doesnt go anywhere else.

The Fury studio version plays like Back in Black compared to Guitar.
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Reply #22 posted 02/02/07 4:38pm

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Has as much weight as "Lolita". Synthetic.

Who else misses John Blackwell and Michael Bland?
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Reply #23 posted 02/02/07 4:38pm

Haystack

Lovesexytegan said:

Haystack said:

Well, I'm on my 6th listen and I bloody like it. It ain't the rock-out I expected but it's typical Prince and yet unique. Although I do want to keep singing 'How can you just leave me standing. . .' during the 'chorus'.

Quirky.


I sorta expected it to have no or little guitar its a song... I havent heard it yet cos its not comming up as downloadable yet from AUS but im excited as its what i so got a feeling its what i wanted...


The guitar in it reminds me of that blast at the beginning of When Doves Cry.
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Reply #24 posted 02/02/07 4:41pm

Pr1nce3411

Y Prince, Y? We waited 4 this? I want my sleep back and my $1.99. Please change the name of this b4 the general public hears this. Lets just keep this song between u and me wink. 2 make matters worst, my itunes decided 2 play sign o the times afterwards, now i hate guitar. This would have been good 4 American Idol with lolita instead of satisfied. I hope this is just another glass cutter song. Just a little diddly 2 make us confused about his direction and then the album is totally n a different style.
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Reply #25 posted 02/02/07 4:45pm

Haystack

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Guitar for the superbowl? yay or neigh?


I think he could do things with it live where the guitar would be to the fore and it would go down a storm. If it's inserted between a couple of 'classic' P guitar-based songs during Superbowl, I think it could work.
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Reply #26 posted 02/02/07 4:45pm

liltalkm

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Has as much weight as "Lolita". Synthetic.

Who else misses John Blackwell and Michael Bland?



I agree 100% on the Johnnie and Michael B,

but I get the feeling that this song is personal, the lyrics make it charming.


Later
Cause tomorrow is taking too long
and yesterday's too far away
and the reality that you believe in begins to bind.
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Reply #27 posted 02/02/07 4:46pm

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Wall said:

Pretty average, at best. And virtually no guitar in it. Those hoping for a rock song are gonna be very let down.


There IS such a thing as an accoustic guitar.

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Reply #28 posted 02/02/07 4:47pm

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Babydubistzuschnell said:

Guitar for the suerbowl? yay or neigh?
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Reply #29 posted 02/02/07 4:47pm

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Babydubistzuschnell said:

Wall said:

Pretty average, at best. And virtually no guitar in it. Those hoping for a rock song are gonna be very let down.


they've already got 'Fury' so tell 'em to quit bitchin' razz



No see they wanted the other Fury played on SNL. I am sure many thought this was gonna be the Fury that never was.

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