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Thread started 11/14/10 11:27am

treaux

Can't isolate Zappa sample in CTP. Please help.

Greetings!

According to princevault.com,

The {Bizarre!} sample used in (miscellaneous) songs is originally from 'Our Bizarre Relationship' by Frank Zappa (from Uncle Meat, 1969). It was one of the preset samples in the Fairlight CMI sample-synthesizer and Prince it from there.

It was utilized it in quite a few songs recorded between 1985 and 1987:

  • All My Dreams
  • Bob George
  • Christopher Tracy’s Parade
  • Lovesexy
  • Madhouse songs “Nine”
  • and “6 (The End Of The World Mix)

all contain this sample.

I can hear the sample in every song cited EXCEPT “Christopher Tracy’s Parade.” Is it buried in the mix? Where exactly is the sample used?

Thanks in advance,
Treaux

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Reply #1 posted 11/14/10 11:48am

Spinlight

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What does the sample sound like?

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Reply #2 posted 11/14/10 11:58am

darlingomo

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Right at the start of this spoken word bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xca9B62_-JE

Its usually pitched up or down on the Prince songs.

You will recognize it instantly

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Reply #3 posted 11/14/10 12:11pm

errant

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never realized that was an actual word. just sounds like a laugh the way prince uses it. dar-harharhar

or something.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #4 posted 11/14/10 12:11pm

NouveauDance

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Trippy. Never knew this, although it was instantly recognisable - It's pitched really up in Lovesexy, Bob George and Nine.

I agree, I can't say I've ever heard it in CTP either.

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Reply #5 posted 11/14/10 12:12pm

Spinlight

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darlingomo said:

Right at the start of this spoken word bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xca9B62_-JE

Its usually pitched up or down on the Prince songs.

You will recognize it instantly

Wait, where? I can't place this "bizarre!" quote on any songs that I know but now I am really curious.

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Reply #6 posted 11/14/10 12:13pm

NouveauDance

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Spinlight said:

What does the sample sound like?

Right at the very end of Bob George, before Prince says "Bob!... Ain't that a bitch!" it's the squeally vocal sample.

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Reply #7 posted 11/14/10 12:22pm

Dandroppedadim
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WOW! I never knew what that was - - so prince was sampling very early on? did he know it was from Zappa? thanks anyway I now know what it says in All My Dreams!!!!!!!

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Reply #8 posted 11/14/10 12:50pm

Spinlight

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NouveauDance said:

Spinlight said:

What does the sample sound like?

Right at the very end of Bob George, before Prince says "Bob!... Ain't that a bitch!" it's the squeally vocal sample.

Ooooooh! I thought that was a baby laughing/cooing or something.

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Reply #9 posted 11/14/10 5:38pm

ForbiddenFruit

christopher tracy's parade - 1:37

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Reply #10 posted 11/14/10 5:53pm

smokeverbs

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I've ran Christopher Tracy's Parade through tons of filters, I've isolated the center, removed the center, I don't hear that sample in this song.

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #11 posted 11/14/10 6:03pm

Mong

So I presume Zappa got paid for it re it being a Fairlight preset. Interesting.

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Reply #12 posted 11/14/10 8:23pm

errant

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Mong said:

So I presume Zappa got paid for it re it being a Fairlight preset. Interesting.

likely paid a flat fee be Fairlight. if at all. this was back in the days when samples weren't necessairly paid for.

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #13 posted 11/15/10 2:19am

NouveauDance

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ForbiddenFruit said:

christopher tracy's parade - 1:37

"The chord strikes, devil no like... (Bizarre).... Runs to his evil car."

I think that's it.... Thank you! biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 11/15/10 2:35am

jcurley

NouveauDance said:

ForbiddenFruit said:

christopher tracy's parade - 1:37

"The chord strikes, devil no like... (Bizarre).... Runs to his evil car."

I think that's it.... Thank you! biggrin

God thats weird-what would make you thik to isolate a word. Prince's mind het? It really works

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Reply #15 posted 11/15/10 2:42am

crokey20

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Very interesting that Zappa has been indirectly sampled throughout Prince's work!

[Edited 11/15/10 2:42am]

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Reply #16 posted 11/15/10 3:52am

lovesexy06

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LOL! My stereo has always picked that " sample" up! I thought it was part of the song 4 all this time, u learn something new every day! Had no idea it was a sample probably due 2 the fact that it blends in with Prince's style of having alot of background vocalizing in his songs & the fact that it rhymes with car! It definately fits where he placed it, wouldn't have known if i hadn't opened this thread!lol

Prince once tried 2 change his name 2 a symbol so that ur'e mother couldn't find him in the phonebook!
Peace & Be Wild!
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Reply #17 posted 11/15/10 12:00pm

mrsquirrel

crokey20 said:

Very interesting that Zappa has been indirectly sampled throughout Prince's work!

[Edited 11/15/10 2:42am]

well, he is "...just a fan of the Mothers" after all!

I feel i have learnt something new here today.

Cx

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Reply #18 posted 11/15/10 12:17pm

Efan

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I wonder why he didn't work it into "A Love Bizarre." He had 12 minutes to fit it in.

By the way, thanks to the OP. I love this thread. It's incredible to learn something new about songs I've been listening to for 25 years.

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Reply #19 posted 11/15/10 12:25pm

errant

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Efan said:

I wonder why he didn't work it into "A Love Bizarre." He had 12 minutes to fit it in.

hadn't stumbled across it yet, I imagine

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #20 posted 11/15/10 12:41pm

NDRU

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Funny, I recoginize it, but I always just thought it was a laugh, not a word.

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Reply #21 posted 11/15/10 4:45pm

mrsquirrel

although being a fan of the Mothers clearly got no further than Sexuality. I guess P wasn't about to be pushed off stage at any point.

Ah, Musichistory.

Cx

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Reply #22 posted 11/15/10 5:07pm

treaux

Hundalasiliah!

I want to thank everyone who popped in and read my little thread. Mad love to all who have posted.

Are ya'll hearing it now? I'm still struggling. wink

Also, mucho thanks to the folks at princevault.com for this find.

Treaux

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Reply #23 posted 11/15/10 6:41pm

smokeverbs

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NouveauDance said:

ForbiddenFruit said:

christopher tracy's parade - 1:37

"The chord strikes, devil no like... (Bizarre).... Runs to his evil car."

I think that's it.... Thank you! biggrin

I'll be damned, there it is. Nice.

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #24 posted 11/15/10 6:45pm

TwiliteKid

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lovesexy06 said:

LOL! My stereo has always picked that " sample" up! I thought it was part of the song 4 all this time, u learn something new every day! Had no idea it was a sample probably due 2 the fact that it blends in with Prince's style of having alot of background vocalizing in his songs & the fact that it rhymes with car! It definately fits where he placed it, wouldn't have known if i hadn't opened this thread!lol

Sample or no, how is it not part of the song?

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Reply #25 posted 11/15/10 6:57pm

treaux

Sidenote: I can't hear it in "Little Girl Wendy's Parade." Is it there also? smile

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Reply #26 posted 11/15/10 7:02pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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NouveauDance said:

ForbiddenFruit said:

christopher tracy's parade - 1:37

"The chord strikes, devil no like... (Bizarre).... Runs to his evil car."

I think that's it.... Thank you! biggrin

oh really? I thought that was a ricochet effect,

What if half the things ever said
Turned out 2 be a lie
How will U know the Truth?
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Reply #27 posted 11/16/10 2:09am

stevenevermind

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He used a couple of Fairlight samples in various songs, the dog bark for "La La La Hee Hee Hee" and the restaurant crowd noise looped with increasing pitch on "Witness". He definately must of used more for some Parade era outtakes - anyone else spotted them?
..sharmone MF..!
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Reply #28 posted 11/16/10 12:07pm

cb70

You can buy a CDROM of all the original Fairlight samples. Prince used quite a few of them.

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Reply #29 posted 11/16/10 1:03pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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according to Princevault 'others here with us' uses many samples from the sample set but maybe not this sample.

http://princevault.com/in...re_With_Us

What if half the things ever said
Turned out 2 be a lie
How will U know the Truth?
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