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Thread started 05/09/09 2:11pm

subdub23

Is Oh Shiela by ready for the world a prince production

Listen to it
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Reply #1 posted 05/09/09 2:13pm

errant

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no. but you're supposed to think it is.
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #2 posted 05/09/09 2:30pm

Efan

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I love that song. There's an unofficial remix circulating that mixes it in with "Too Sexy"--those songs blend together very well.
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Reply #3 posted 05/09/09 2:37pm

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i have never heard it before. why are you meant to think it is a prince production?

wikepedia says: "Oh Sheila" is according to legend written about Sheila E.


whats the legend?
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Reply #4 posted 05/09/09 2:39pm

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jethrouk said:

i have never heard it before. why are you meant to think it is a prince production?



to get you to buy it?
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #5 posted 05/09/09 2:54pm

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jethrouk said:

i have never heard it before. why are you meant to think it is a prince production?

wikepedia says: "Oh Sheila" is according to legend written about Sheila E.


whats the legend?


It sounds a lot like Prince. Prince had become huge after Purple Rain, and a lot of people tried to cash in on his sound. Sheila was blowing up at that time too, and the rumors were that Prince and Sheila were dating, so a Prince-like song called "Oh Sheila" would naturally be assumed to be about Sheila E.

Reportedly, Prince and Sheila E. were riding together in a limo when "Oh Sheila" came on the radio. Sheila asked Prince, "When did you write this?" And he replied, "I didn't."
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Reply #6 posted 05/09/09 4:13pm

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I love that song. It's my jam.

And if Prince made it, I could see him molesting a mic stand while performing it. lol

Wait.... eek

That happens everytime he sings "Head"

licking
I love a Man who:
Wears More Make Up Than Me.
Wears Four Inch Stilleto Boots.
Changes His Name To An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Who Changes His Name Back From An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Oh And Most Importantly, Who Is Sexy Little Drop Of Butterscotch
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Reply #7 posted 05/09/09 4:16pm

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Efan said:

It sounds a lot like Prince. Prince had become huge after Purple Rain, and a lot of people tried to cash in on his sound. Sheila was blowing up at that time too, and the rumors were that Prince and Sheila were dating, so a Prince-like song called "Oh Sheila" would naturally be assumed to be about Sheila E.

Reportedly, Prince and Sheila E. were riding together in a limo when "Oh Sheila" came on the radio. Sheila asked Prince, "When did you write this?" And he replied, "I didn't."


But the truth is that Ready For The World loved Sheila E., and the song was a direct homage to her.
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Reply #8 posted 05/09/09 4:17pm

ernestsewell

subdub23 said:

Listen to it


No it's not. Prince might have helped define a sound, but many copied it. Ready For The World was one of them.
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Reply #9 posted 05/09/09 4:21pm

IAintTheOne

for the 70 bazillionth time

NOOOOO
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Reply #10 posted 05/09/09 6:13pm

Tame

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Cute song. cool
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #11 posted 05/09/09 6:37pm

Rebelution

Ready for the World performed in my hometown while the single was climbing up the charts. I didn't go to the concert, but I DID meet them at the Holiday Inn. They were major penises!!!!!
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Reply #12 posted 05/10/09 1:50am

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A great imitation of the Minneapolis sound, one of the best I think amongst many. The melody was stolen nearly whole cloth from "Lady Cab Driver".
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/09 2:17am

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IAintTheOne said:

for the 70 bazillionth time

NOOOOO

lol
To Sir, with Love
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Reply #14 posted 05/10/09 11:09am

ernestsewell

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A great imitation of the Minneapolis sound, one of the best I think amongst many. The melody was stolen nearly whole cloth from "Lady Cab Driver".


You know, I never picked up on that, but you're right. Hmmm, tres interesting.

I don't know that it should be demoted as an "imitation". It WAS the Mpls sound for sure. The people who imitated it never got anywhere with it. But the ones who embraced it and made it their own too are the ones who were respected more. RFTW had more than one hit of course, and people still love 'em.
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Reply #15 posted 05/10/09 11:23am

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No body ever mentions that it,s as camp as christmas...(ooh sailor)it's a great song tho it was more Princyfied than Prince.I need to dust down my copy, not heard it for ages... smile
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Reply #16 posted 05/10/09 11:25am

ernestsewell

PS I always LOVED "Digital Display".

Anyone remember "Ceramic Girl" and "Love You Down"???
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[Edited 5/10/09 11:41am]
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Reply #19 posted 05/10/09 2:13pm

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Efan said:

I love that song. There's an unofficial remix circulating that mixes it in with "Too Sexy"--those songs blend together very well.


I never heard that one, but I liked the mashup with The Glamorous Life,
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Reply #20 posted 05/11/09 12:39am

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ernestsewell said:

PS I always LOVED "Digital Display".

Anyone remember "Ceramic Girl" and "Love You Down"???

yes I dug all those songs back then
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Reply #21 posted 05/11/09 7:28am

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Joyinrepatition said:


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You had to love their Jerri Curls lol Love Oh Sheila razz , but my favs from them is Late Saturday Night and Gently.
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Reply #22 posted 05/11/09 7:33am

Imago

God I love that really fem "Goose/gander" part in the beginning of the song.


And why the hell did they try to put on that fake British accent?


It had all the elements for a major disaster, yet it's one of those songs from the 80s that I like. lol
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Reply #23 posted 05/11/09 7:38am

Imago

jethrouk said:

i have never heard it before. why are you meant to think it is a prince production?

wikepedia says: "Oh Sheila" is according to legend written about Sheila E.


whats the legend?



whofarted


You must be young. During the period of time between 83 and 85 Prince was king of the radio. Everybody was emulating his sound and trying to even copy his style of dress.


All the musical acts that sounded like Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson started moving away from that sound and trying to sound like Prince.

It was hilarious to hear all these men all of a sudden sing with exaggerated lisps and adding really really fem sounding sexual moans to their songs.

I swear to God at one point, I was expecting the heavy-metal bands to try to get in on the Prince band wagen.



Fortunately, as he would prove throughout the rest of his career, Prince knows how to kill any public rallying around him with a good P&R disaster and the days of Prince copycat bands were shortlived. Instead we had to endure 15 more years of Michael Jackson copying Prince's look from time to time, but with a creepy Chester molester vibe to it.
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