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Thread started 10/26/10 3:19pm

badujunkie

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i just don't like parade!!!

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it's been my mission to get into prince albums i don't know as well from the dirty mind through gold experience-ish eras (his commercial and critical peak imo) but i just can't do parade!

what is the hype over this mess!

i love the songs i already knew plus mountains and anotherloverhole. everything else...eh...

venus de milo, i wonder u, anyone? really? why?!

im hoping to tackle ATWIAD and the Black Album next.

I'll leave it alone babe...just be me
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Reply #1 posted 10/26/10 3:29pm

IstenSzek

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eek

how long have you been listening to it?

it's my fav prince album of them all. there isn't a single note on there that i don't like

and i'll pick it over sign of the times (my second fav) any day.

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Reply #2 posted 10/26/10 3:35pm

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the only one i didn't get was rainbow children with the creepy low voice but it has grown on me alot.

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Reply #3 posted 10/26/10 3:36pm

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If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #4 posted 10/26/10 3:44pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Seriously, though. lol And I agree with IstenSzek - I go back and forth between Parade and SOTT being my favorite Prince album pretty regularly.

Parade is genius, particularly with all the extended versions and b-sides included. Even better, imo, with outtakes from the era and incidental UTCM tracks.

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Reply #5 posted 10/26/10 3:47pm

vitriol

Purple Rain and ATWIAD didn't manage to hook me on first listen. Parade certainly made me be a Prince fan since 1986.

Pure class. Pure genius.

Must be something wrong with your ears or there must be a serious clash with the music you used to listen to.

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Reply #6 posted 10/26/10 4:00pm

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Cerebus said:

squirrelgrease said:

Seriously, though. lol And I agree with IstenSzek - I go back and forth between Parade and SOTT being my favorite Prince album pretty regularly.

Parade is genius, particularly with all the extended versions and b-sides included. Even better, imo, with outtakes from the era and incidental UTCM tracks.

all that stuff is just utter heaven

drool drool drool

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Reply #7 posted 10/26/10 4:16pm

polkadotbliss

ATWIAD, Parade..............man these are why i got into P in a big way

Parade was soooooooo diffrent to anything else out in 86-and sooooo funky-to me -its a genius album-so simple really-but truly funky

and ATWIAD-man to follow PR with that album was brave-and clever-its such a musicians album to me

mabey watching the detroit dvd from Cobo Hall-or the Stockholm 86 show will help you with Parade and ATWIAD-cuz boy was that tour funky

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Reply #8 posted 10/26/10 4:20pm

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what?i luv Parade.......music

aka ChristinaS
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Reply #9 posted 10/26/10 4:21pm

badujunkie

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just spun it again.

i think it's the mix.

altho i did like life can be so nice a LOT this time...maybe it's a bigtime grower and not a show-er at all...it's only spin 10 or so, I guess

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Reply #10 posted 10/26/10 4:23pm

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You're not alone. It's the one 80's album I just can't get into. I don't know why either.

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #11 posted 10/26/10 4:26pm

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I like the parade album. Mountains music

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Reply #12 posted 10/26/10 4:38pm

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MajesticOne89 said:

You're not alone. It's the one 80's album I just can't get into. I don't know why either.

what are your faves?

im sure ppl on here seen this 390913903903 times but seeing that I dig Dirty Mind and SOTT the most, it seems from this article below i'll like Grafitti Bridge the best.

Music Article

Purple Products

A decade of Prince albums -- We grade the pop singer's best and worst releases, from ''For You'' to ''Graffiti Bridge''

A decade of Prince albums

For You (Warner Bros., 1978)
A professional, if derivative, one-man-band debut, most notable for ''Soft and Wet'' and Prince's Afro on the cover. B-

Prince (Warner Bros., 1979)
He still hadn't found his voice, but ''I Wanna Be Your Lover,'' his first pop hit, was a slither in the right direction. B-

Dirty Mind (Warner Bros., 1980)
The punchiest production and writing of his early career (''When You Were Mine,'' ''Dirty Mind''), complete with over-the-top lyrics (''Sister,'' ''Head'')-a masterwork of lewdness and desire. A

Controversy (Warner Bros., 1981)
Basically Dirtier Mind, with longer jams, one of his best pillow-talk ballads (''Do Me, Baby''), and, naturally, assorted odes to assorted bods (''Sexuality''). B+

1999 (Warner Bros., 1982)
Prince's take-no-prisoners pop breakthrough — his first album to crack the top 10 — still sounds bold and brassy, especially on ''Little Red Corvette,'' ''Let's Pretend We're Married,'' and the title cut. Excessive at times, but not even Prince could avoid the traps inherent in a two-record set. A-

Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1984)
The album and soundtrack that made him a media sensation (No. 1 album, Oscar for Best Original Score) is one of his murkiest. Soggy ''rock'' arrangements and the overblown title track bog it down, although a few gems, namely ''When Doves Cry'' and the ballad ''Take Me With U,'' sparkle. B

Around the World in a Day (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1985)
Yes, he could update the sunniest feel-good aura of the '60s (''Raspberry Beret,'' the James Brown/Sly Stone vamping of ''Temptation''). But too many of these songs sound like bad acid trips. C

Parade (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1986)
Wallowing even deeper in self- indulgence, Prince pairs his weakest movie (Under the Cherry Moon) with his most wildly uneven album. Florid ballads and ersatz cabaret dominate, yet he salvages the record with two slinky workouts (''Girls & Boys,'' ''Anotherloverholen-yohead'') and one of his punchiest singles, ''Kiss.'' C-

Sign 'O' the Times (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1987)
Back in form, Prince finally delivers the goods he'd been promising in the wake of Purple Rain. From topical funk (the title track) to unabashed pop (''U Got the Look'' with Sheena Easton, ''I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'') to glorious guitar squalor (''The Cross'') to simmering R&B (''Slow Love''), this double album was a sign that proved worth heeding. A

The Black Album (unreleased, 1987)
Pulled from release under mysterious circumstances (did Prince back down? did Warner?), the heavily bootlegged Black Album lives up to its legend with dark funk and a disturbing pimp fantasy (''Bob George''). Worth hunting down. B+

Lovesexy (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1988)
A somewhat reserved Prince hits 30 and confronts God, sex, and What It All Means on a confused and sometimes confusing album. More than its share of dippiness, but also some of his densest funk (''Alphabet St.,'' ''Eye No'') and ballads that ooze lust (''I Wish U Heaven,'' ''When 2 R in Love''). B

Batman (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1989)
Prince's first No. 1 album since Around the World in a Day is not your standard hackneyed '80s movie soundtrack. But with such piffle as ''Scandalous,'' ''Partyman,'' and the clunky hit single ''Batdance,'' it's not your standard thrilling Prince album, either. B-

Graffiti Bridge (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1990)
Back on track, Prince delivers his most consistent, playful, and profound music yet, in a double album (from the soundtrack of his new film) that moves in a radiant arc from distress to redemption. A+Greg Sandow

Originally posted Sep 21, 1990 Published in issue #32 Sep 21, 1990 Order article reprints
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Reply #13 posted 10/26/10 4:39pm

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ok, Mountains is the JAM tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why didn't i know this one as well befo? was this a single? i thought it was but i remember / know all the singles from that time period vividly, and not that one...hmmm

ok puttin this on repeat.

maybe i spoke too soon. confused

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Reply #14 posted 10/26/10 4:45pm

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And that was your 3000th post

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Reply #15 posted 10/26/10 4:46pm

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badujunkie said:

ok, Mountains is the JAM tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why didn't i know this one as well befo? was this a single? i thought it was but i remember / know all the singles from that time period vividly, and not that one...hmmm

ok puttin this on repeat.

maybe i spoke too soon. confused

Are you listening to the album version, or the extended 12" version? Two totally different universes.

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That "critic" up above immediately gets ignored for scoring Graffit Bridge and Batman so high. Both of those albums are better than Parade AND Around The World In A Day? Puuuhlease. rolleyes lol

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Reply #16 posted 10/26/10 4:47pm

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badujunkie said:

MajesticOne89 said:

You're not alone. It's the one 80's album I just can't get into. I don't know why either.

what are your faves?

im sure ppl on here seen this 390913903903 times but seeing that I dig Dirty Mind and SOTT the most, it seems from this article below i'll like Grafitti Bridge the best.

I really dig New Position, Under The Cherry Moon, Girls and Boys, Life Can Be So Nice, Mountains, Kiss and Anotherloverholenyhead. So I really do love a little more than half the album, but the other songs just don't really hit home.

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #17 posted 10/26/10 4:58pm

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badujunkie said:

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it's been my mission to get into prince albums i don't know as well from the dirty mind through gold experience-ish eras (his commercial and critical peak imo) but i just can't do parade!

what is the hype over this mess!

i love the songs i already knew plus mountains and anotherloverhole. everything else...eh...

venus de milo, i wonder u, anyone? really? why?!

im hoping to tackle ATWIAD and the Black Album next.

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Reply #18 posted 10/26/10 4:59pm

xCece

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eek

This album is excellent

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Reply #19 posted 10/26/10 5:17pm

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Parade is currently my favorite Prince album, tho I go back and forth between it and SOTT. I recently did an expanded version of the album and I've been playing it 2 death! Heres my vision of Parade:


Christopher Tracys Parade

New Position

I Wonder U

Alexa De Paris (7" edit)

Under The Cherry Moon

It's A Wonderful Day

Girls and Boys

Sexual Suicide

Life Can Be So Nice

Venus De Milo

Power Fantastic

Mountains (extended version, but faded out at 6:33)

Do U Lie?

In A Large Room With No Light

Love or Money (edit)

Kiss (extended version,faded out at 5:05)

Anotherloverholenyohead

4 The Tears In Your Eyes (Live Aid video version)

Sometimes It Snows In April

All My Dreams

This version 4 me is killer! Songs like Sexual Suicide and It's A Wonderful Day were thrown in cuz I know Sexual Suicide was in an early draft of "Under The Cherry Moon" and "...Wonderfu Day" is in the movie. In A Large Room With No Light just fits the album perfectly in my opinion.The Live Aid video version of 4 The Tears In Your Eyes is so beautiful and the way Prince, Wendy, and Lisa harmonize and the overall atmosphere of the song is a perfect way 2 go in2 Sometimes It Snows In April. This is the way I feel Parade should have been cool

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Reply #20 posted 10/26/10 6:50pm

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I didn't like it so much in 1986. But over the years I have learned to appreciate it. Love it today - it's definitely a grower, imo.

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Reply #21 posted 10/26/10 7:24pm

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I promise you one day you will feel differently. it might take a while to grow on you, but over time you will appreciate it's genius.

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Reply #22 posted 10/26/10 7:32pm

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Blasphemy..... sad

Parade is a 10/10 masterpiece..... heart

IMO: this thread tells more about a weird Prince fan, than something about the 10/10 album that is Parade.

Parade is a Prince classic.... worship music headbang

razz

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[Edited 10/26/10 19:33pm]

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I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #23 posted 10/26/10 7:37pm

QuasarOfRock

Cerebus said:

badujunkie said:

ok, Mountains is the JAM tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why didn't i know this one as well befo? was this a single? i thought it was but i remember / know all the singles from that time period vividly, and not that one...hmmm

ok puttin this on repeat.

maybe i spoke too soon. confused

Are you listening to the album version, or the extended 12" version? Two totally different universes.

---------------------------------------------------------

That "critic" up above immediately gets ignored for scoring Graffit Bridge and Batman so high. Both of those albums are better than Parade AND Around The World In A Day? Puuuhlease. rolleyes lol

You have to find the 12" if you haven't already.

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Reply #24 posted 10/26/10 7:38pm

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eek Yeah, I'm thinking maybe you need a new identity. Perhaps the witness protection program. nod

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Reply #25 posted 10/26/10 7:48pm

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Parade is one of his finest recordings IMHO.

This detailed reflection on the album might help you hear a few things you might be missing.

http://prince.org/msg/7/344129

Let me know.

"I'm not human I'm a dove, I'm ur conscience. I am love"
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Reply #26 posted 10/26/10 7:54pm

thedance

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^ Hi Swa, thanks but the link is not working, it is inactive.... wink

Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
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Reply #27 posted 10/26/10 8:03pm

Swa

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thedance said:

^ Hi Swa, thanks but the link is not working, it is inactive.... wink

Try this

Parade

[Edited 10/26/10 20:04pm]

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Reply #28 posted 10/26/10 8:27pm

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badujunkie said:

MajesticOne89 said:

You're not alone. It's the one 80's album I just can't get into. I don't know why either.

what are your faves?

im sure ppl on here seen this 390913903903 times but seeing that I dig Dirty Mind and SOTT the most, it seems from this article below i'll like Grafitti Bridge the best.

Music Article

Purple Products

A decade of Prince albums -- We grade the pop singer's best and worst releases, from ''For You'' to ''Graffiti Bridge''

A decade of Prince albums

For You (Warner Bros., 1978)
A professional, if derivative, one-man-band debut, most notable for ''Soft and Wet'' and Prince's Afro on the cover. B-

Prince (Warner Bros., 1979)
He still hadn't found his voice, but ''I Wanna Be Your Lover,'' his first pop hit, was a slither in the right direction. B-

Dirty Mind (Warner Bros., 1980)
The punchiest production and writing of his early career (''When You Were Mine,'' ''Dirty Mind''), complete with over-the-top lyrics (''Sister,'' ''Head'')-a masterwork of lewdness and desire. A

Controversy (Warner Bros., 1981)
Basically Dirtier Mind, with longer jams, one of his best pillow-talk ballads (''Do Me, Baby''), and, naturally, assorted odes to assorted bods (''Sexuality''). B+

1999 (Warner Bros., 1982)
Prince's take-no-prisoners pop breakthrough — his first album to crack the top 10 — still sounds bold and brassy, especially on ''Little Red Corvette,'' ''Let's Pretend We're Married,'' and the title cut. Excessive at times, but not even Prince could avoid the traps inherent in a two-record set. A-

Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1984)
The album and soundtrack that made him a media sensation (No. 1 album, Oscar for Best Original Score) is one of his murkiest. Soggy ''rock'' arrangements and the overblown title track bog it down, although a few gems, namely ''When Doves Cry'' and the ballad ''Take Me With U,'' sparkle. B

Around the World in a Day (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1985)
Yes, he could update the sunniest feel-good aura of the '60s (''Raspberry Beret,'' the James Brown/Sly Stone vamping of ''Temptation''). But too many of these songs sound like bad acid trips. C

Parade (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1986)
Wallowing even deeper in self- indulgence, Prince pairs his weakest movie (Under the Cherry Moon) with his most wildly uneven album. Florid ballads and ersatz cabaret dominate, yet he salvages the record with two slinky workouts (''Girls & Boys,'' ''Anotherloverholen-yohead'') and one of his punchiest singles, ''Kiss.'' C-

Sign 'O' the Times (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1987)
Back in form, Prince finally delivers the goods he'd been promising in the wake of Purple Rain. From topical funk (the title track) to unabashed pop (''U Got the Look'' with Sheena Easton, ''I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man'') to glorious guitar squalor (''The Cross'') to simmering R&B (''Slow Love''), this double album was a sign that proved worth heeding. A

The Black Album (unreleased, 1987)
Pulled from release under mysterious circumstances (did Prince back down? did Warner?), the heavily bootlegged Black Album lives up to its legend with dark funk and a disturbing pimp fantasy (''Bob George''). Worth hunting down. B+

Lovesexy (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1988)
A somewhat reserved Prince hits 30 and confronts God, sex, and What It All Means on a confused and sometimes confusing album. More than its share of dippiness, but also some of his densest funk (''Alphabet St.,'' ''Eye No'') and ballads that ooze lust (''I Wish U Heaven,'' ''When 2 R in Love''). B

Batman (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1989)
Prince's first No. 1 album since Around the World in a Day is not your standard hackneyed '80s movie soundtrack. But with such piffle as ''Scandalous,'' ''Partyman,'' and the clunky hit single ''Batdance,'' it's not your standard thrilling Prince album, either. B-

Graffiti Bridge (Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1990)
Back on track, Prince delivers his most consistent, playful, and profound music yet, in a double album (from the soundtrack of his new film) that moves in a radiant arc from distress to redemption. A+Greg Sandow

Originally posted Sep 21, 1990 Published in issue #32 Sep 21, 1990 Order article reprints

Anyone who gives Graffiti Bridge an A+ and Parade a C-, is pulling a Helen Keller... deaf, dumb, and blind. bored2

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Reply #29 posted 10/26/10 8:27pm

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something's wrong with you, honestly. fingers crossed you eventually see what you're missing out on! love

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