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Reply #210 posted 02/03/07 8:16am

metalorange

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Graycap23 said:

SlamGlam said:




if it was a gift u might have a point


Those that u receive for Xmas are gifts.....are they NOT?


Errr, you don't have to pay for the christmas presents you receive.
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Reply #211 posted 02/03/07 8:16am

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Graycap23 said:

SlamGlam said:




if it was a gift u might have a point


Those that u receive for Xmas are gifts.....are they NOT?



http://dictionary.referen...rowse/gift
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Reply #212 posted 02/03/07 8:18am

Graycap23

metalorange said:

Graycap23 said:



Those that u receive for Xmas are gifts.....are they NOT?


Errr, you don't have to pay for the christmas presents you receive.



So I guess people don't BUY gifts 4 themselves. Interesting. wink
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Reply #213 posted 02/03/07 8:21am

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OK, 14 hours after downloading the song, I have FINALLY listened to it! (I downloaded at work, where I am not allowed to listen to music) Here is my review...

At first listen, I really like it. "Guitar" reminds me of other songs/styles that I enjoy, and puts a new spin on them. Prince definitely has his own unique brand of pop. The chord progression reminds me of Filter's "Take A Picture." The chorus does remind me of "Back in the USSR", like many other people have said. The subtle backbeat makes me nostalgic for "When You Were Mine", and other 80's pop goodies. The guitar solo is fun, and light hearted, with a bit'o'sass. It definitely sounds like something that a young, playful Prince would write. What makes it sound updated is the distortion put on the vocals and guitar. The distortion reminds me of a few songs off of Crystal Ball. The one that instantly came to mind was "Da Bang". I would love to hear the song without the distortion, so a live performance would be nice. The only beef I have with the song (and it's a small one), is that there are too many syllables in the phrase "But not like I love my guitar." If he took out one syllable, it would flow much better into the chorus. Maybe he can take out the "but", because we would still know what he meant.

What's really funny is that the ending ran right into "Head" on my iTunes playlist. It was quite the medley! lol
[Edited 2/3/07 8:43am]
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Reply #214 posted 02/03/07 8:33am

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laurarichardson said:

Anx said:



it totally ruined lenny kravitz's career!

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Dude Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz. 3 guys in the last 50 years. This is a good track record to you?


Ok, so name the black pop or r&b legends? There are almost none in the modern music era who last more than a year or two. A very wise black DJ (Boogie Slim) once told me "R&B comes and goes, but Rock and Roll will never die". He was talking about how rock DJ's had an easy job because they could just play old records at their gigs, but R&B DJ's had to constantly buy records.

I'm definately of the mind Prince could be a stadium rocker, even now, because of his talent on guitar. But, he keeps putting out laid back pop and behind the curve R&B. He's an amazing talent live and if he'd bring that energy back into the studio, he could quickly be back on top, if that's what he wanted I suppose.

I LOVED the Hendrix/Foo Fighers mashup and I was hoping he was ready to "bring it", finally! I thought the same thing when I saw Fury on SNL. He can do it and I guess I can hold out hope that the new song is just the b-side we've all been asking for and that the real stuff is on the way...

I was at the Tower records gig last year. This guy could be the black Steve Tyler and rock into eternity. (the dawn?) Of course, he's better than Tyler, but you get my point. Instead, he's more likley the black McCartney, which is nice too, just not as fun.
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Reply #215 posted 02/03/07 8:36am

Funkmaster3000

waste of money
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Reply #216 posted 02/03/07 8:41am

Graycap23

That 3:18 EDIT is interesting.
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Reply #217 posted 02/03/07 8:42am

Se7en

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Reminds me of equal parts CyberSingle, Lolita, and Fury.
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Reply #218 posted 02/03/07 8:44am

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That 3:18 EDIT is interesting.

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Reply #219 posted 02/03/07 8:46am

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i like it alot. i was expecting something with a lot of rock n roll guitar in it and instead was surprised with a pop song. its very fun. if it was mixed in on a full length album, people would think it was awesome. but instead people thought they were getting fury part two and feel disappointed. for $1.99 maybe we should have gotten at least a bside also. two tracks like black sweat te amo on itunes. but i am not disappointed at all with the song.
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Reply #220 posted 02/03/07 8:50am

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MarcelJ said:

laurarichardson said:


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Dude Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz. 3 guys in the last 50 years. This is a good track record to you?


Ok, so name the black pop or r&b legends? There are almost none in the modern music era who last more than a year or two. A very wise black DJ (Boogie Slim) once told me "R&B comes and goes, but Rock and Roll will never die". He was talking about how rock DJ's had an easy job because they could just play old records at their gigs, but R&B DJ's had to constantly buy records.

I'm definately of the mind Prince could be a stadium rocker, even now, because of his talent on guitar. But, he keeps putting out laid back pop and behind the curve R&B. He's an amazing talent live and if he'd bring that energy back into the studio, he could quickly be back on top, if that's what he wanted I suppose.

I LOVED the Hendrix/Foo Fighers mashup and I was hoping he was ready to "bring it", finally! I thought the same thing when I saw Fury on SNL. He can do it and I guess I can hold out hope that the new song is just the b-side we've all been asking for and that the real stuff is on the way...

I was at the Tower records gig last year. This guy could be the black Steve Tyler and rock into eternity. (the dawn?) Of course, he's better than Tyler, but you get my point. Instead, he's more likley the black McCartney, which is nice too, just not as fun.

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"Ok, so name the black pop or r&b legends?"

Don't you think Prince is a black pop legend? How about James Brown he had a 50 year carreer and more than a few hits.

Don't get me wrong I love Rock n Roll. I just don't see a Rock and Roll audiece digging a whole lot of black dudes
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Reply #221 posted 02/03/07 9:00am

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its funny to hear people bitching about $1.99... I waste a $1.99 for a cup of shite coffee from starbucks every morning... for a pretty nice descent song that I will listen to a good couple of times before I die, I think it's a good investment... Prince fans find everything imaginable to complain about...
Change it one more time..
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Reply #222 posted 02/03/07 9:16am

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calldapplwondery83 said:

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.

so you are saying it is somehow wrong to have expectations? when you buy chocolate, ar eyou wrong to expect it to be tasty. hen you buy a book, are you somehow wrong tp expect it to be entertaining? life must be very boring for you if you do not have expectations about anything and just accept things as they are.

or if your poition only applies to Prince, you are simply a hypocrite. either it is okay to have expectations absolutely or it isn't.
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Reply #223 posted 02/03/07 9:19am

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Graycap23 said:

metalorange said:



Errr, you don't have to pay for the christmas presents you receive.



So I guess people don't BUY gifts 4 themselves. Interesting. wink

no, they buy themselves goods and only tell themself it is a gift, but the act of gift giving cannot be done to oneself without dishonestly expanding the very meaning of what a gift is.
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Reply #224 posted 02/03/07 9:27am

Graycap23

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Graycap23 said:




So I guess people don't BUY gifts 4 themselves. Interesting. wink

no, they buy themselves goods and only tell themself it is a gift, but the act of gift giving cannot be done to oneself without dishonestly expanding the very meaning of what a gift is.



The World is BIGGER than your narrow mind.
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Reply #225 posted 02/03/07 9:35am

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It's a fun little song that sounds pop on record but that can be given a more ferocious treatment on stage. Reminds me of a bunch of his songs. It's a good addition to his catalog, nothing earth-shattering.
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Reply #226 posted 02/03/07 9:37am

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Graycap23 said:

The World is BIGGER than your narrow mind.


like i said where is the gift?
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Reply #227 posted 02/03/07 9:37am

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i thought it was supposed to be a free download?
"You could say I'm a terminal case/You could burn up my clothes/Smash up my ride...well, maybe not the ride"
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Reply #228 posted 02/03/07 9:42am

Graycap23

SlamGlam said:

Graycap23 said:

The World is BIGGER than your narrow mind.


like i said where is the gift?



Lol.....u guys are 2 MUCH. Can u at lease TRY 2 enjoy the song? Is that POSSIBLE?
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Reply #229 posted 02/03/07 9:43am

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Graycap23 said:

SlamGlam said:



like i said where is the gift?



Lol.....u guys are 2 MUCH. Can u at lease TRY 2 enjoy the song? Is that POSSIBLE?



the song is fine. but it was not a gift. that is all i am saying,
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Reply #230 posted 02/03/07 9:45am

Graycap23

SlamGlam said:

Graycap23 said:




Lol.....u guys are 2 MUCH. Can u at lease TRY 2 enjoy the song? Is that POSSIBLE?



the song is fine. but it was not a gift. that is all i am saying,



One man's goose
Is another man's gander
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Reply #231 posted 02/03/07 9:46am

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LoveIt!!!!!
Makes me want 2 dance!!!! PrinceIsMusic! xoxox
~honey is b-ing 1 with the 1~
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Reply #232 posted 02/03/07 9:53am

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Wow - I really like it smile

Definitely took a couple of listens but my head is damn sure bobbing like crazy now
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Reply #233 posted 02/03/07 10:11am

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I find it amazing how quick people are to shit all over this song. And complain about $1.99?? come on...
I like it. It's much poppier than I expected, but I should've known better. I can only assume this song was put up now so that the masses who see him tomorrow can go and buy a new track ASAP. It's definitely top 40 radio friendly.
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Reply #234 posted 02/03/07 10:13am

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laurarichardson said:



"Don't you think Prince is a black pop legend?"


No, I don't. I think he's a musical genius who's at his electrifyingly best on songs like Purple Rain, Let's Go Crazy, Little Red Corvette, U Got The Look and recently Fury (live) and All Along The Watchtower/Best Of You. I think he's got the ability to create a legendary rock album that could outsell any artist on the planet, even at 50. He just doesn't seem so inclined. I do have doubts, but then he comes up with the SNL performance or his guitar on My Guitar Gently Weeps and I'm fully convinced all over again.

Oh, almost forgot Beautiful Strange!
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Reply #235 posted 02/03/07 10:22am

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I love you baby, but not like I love my guitar! I love it, the track rocks.
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Reply #236 posted 02/03/07 10:22am

Gohi

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I FRIGGIN LOVE IT. Might be one of my 10 fave Prince songs of all time.

Jeff


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I'd hate to see your whole list.
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Reply #237 posted 02/03/07 10:38am

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Gohi said:

herb55105 said:

I FRIGGIN LOVE IT. Might be one of my 10 fave Prince songs of all time.

Jeff


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I'd hate to see your whole list.


Ditto. I'm all for respecting opinions, but I'm at a loss to see how Prince fans could find any meat on this track. There's no time changes, nothing but a basic groove chasing after Andre 3000's "Hey Ya" and failing MISERABLY at the task. The guitar solos are technically sound but lacking in any emotion or intensity (not to mention incredibly short) and the lyrics are so trite, tired and hamfisted that I seriously wonder if that area of his craft isn't completely dry. Granted, lyrics were never his strongest area, but heavens, this track's lyrics are 8th grade at best.

Hopefully this is just an internet single for his fans, a chance to hear a throwaway and is not foreshadowing of his next release. Although after the tripe that was 3121, I don't see any real reason not to think this isn't his current musical direction.

Still number one live but couldn't be any less relevant on record these days, it's kind of sad to see just how far he's fallen. I thought around the time of the Rainbow Children he was gearing up for a new musical rebirth, but he's not only treading water since then, he's drowning with sacks of cliche tied around his neck.
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Reply #238 posted 02/03/07 10:46am

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Wall said:

Gohi said:


I'd hate to see your whole list.


Ditto. I'm all for respecting opinions, but I'm at a loss to see how Prince fans could find any meat on this track. There's no time changes, nothing but a basic groove chasing after Andre 3000's "Hey Ya" and failing MISERABLY at the task. The guitar solos are technically sound but lacking in any emotion or intensity (not to mention incredibly short) and the lyrics are so trite, tired and hamfisted that I seriously wonder if that area of his craft isn't completely dry. Granted, lyrics were never his strongest area, but heavens, this track's lyrics are 8th grade at best.

Hopefully this is just an internet single for his fans, a chance to hear a throwaway and is not foreshadowing of his next release. Although after the tripe that was 3121, I don't see any real reason not to think this isn't his current musical direction.

Still number one live but couldn't be any less relevant on record these days, it's kind of sad to see just how far he's fallen. I thought around the time of the Rainbow Children he was gearing up for a new musical rebirth, but he's not only treading water since then, he's drowning with sacks of cliche tied around his neck.



Prince fans can be so miserable some times...lol...It's not that serious Wall...Maybe, just maybe, you should be getting your left field fix from a hungrier, younger lion instead of a cat whose about to push 50...Just be glad dude is even alive and kickin'
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Reply #239 posted 02/03/07 10:50am

murph

MarcelJ said:

laurarichardson said:



"Don't you think Prince is a black pop legend?"


No, I don't. I think he's a musical genius who's at his electrifyingly best on songs like Purple Rain, Let's Go Crazy, Little Red Corvette, U Got The Look and recently Fury (live) and All Along The Watchtower/Best Of You. I think he's got the ability to create a legendary rock album that could outsell any artist on the planet, even at 50. He just doesn't seem so inclined. I do have doubts, but then he comes up with the SNL performance or his guitar on My Guitar Gently Weeps and I'm fully convinced all over again.

Oh, almost forgot Beautiful Strange!
[Edited 2/3/07 10:16am]



Prince is black...lol (for real...)
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