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Thread started 10/27/11 7:53am

softandwet

Letitgo - Sherm Stick Edit

Just heard this remix for the first time, and while I think it's really interesting it sounds like a 100% Dorothy Parker remix, I knew it was sampled but I though it was mixed in with the song, but actually I can't hear any trace of Letitgo at all - though there is extra guitar work on there.

What's everyone elses thoughts on this, am I missing something?

Gah - just double checked The Vault website and realised I've got '(-) Sherm Stick Edit' which is an instrumental, and what I'm after is 'Sherm Stick Edit', which isn't. Flippin' 'eck - how annoying. And nothing on youtube either!

[Edited 10/27/11 8:00am]

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Reply #1 posted 10/27/11 7:59am

Chasing

yeah I like it, and like you, it does sound a lot like it is just a Dorothy Parker remix, bit harsh too, wish he had done a full on soft extended jazz version of Dorothy Parker instead of this really... The drum pattern from DP is so cool.
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Reply #2 posted 10/27/11 9:15am

TheFreakerFant
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It's great....really hypnotic...love it!

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Reply #3 posted 10/27/11 12:43pm

Sander

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Love this song. I wonder how known it is. I guess it must be, but I seldom hear people about it. I got some weird vinyl white sleeve version of these remixes. The sherm stick mix is by far my fave.

Did anybody hear about the reason for the name of this mix. Something to the effect that Prince wanted someone to stay on at the Park? This girl (Sherman) stick to the park... Eh... hmmm

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Reply #4 posted 10/27/11 12:51pm

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Yeah I like it. The other Letitgo remixes are not too shabby either.

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Reply #5 posted 10/27/11 1:35pm

Dogsinthetrees

A Sherm Stick is a cigarrette or joint laced with PCP. Smoke too much and you'll be sitting in the pigeon coop.

I'm just saying...
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Reply #6 posted 10/27/11 5:05pm

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the Caviar Radio Edit always made me feel like i was watching an episode of Fresh Prince.

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Reply #7 posted 10/27/11 5:42pm

jayARDAHB

softandwet said:

Just heard this remix for the first time, and while I think it's really interesting it sounds like a 100% Dorothy Parker remix, I knew it was sampled but I though it was mixed in with the song, but actually I can't hear any trace of Letitgo at all - though there is extra guitar work on there.

What's everyone elses thoughts on this, am I missing something?

Gah - just double checked The Vault website and realised I've got '(-) Sherm Stick Edit' which is an instrumental, and what I'm after is 'Sherm Stick Edit', which isn't. Flippin' 'eck - how annoying. And nothing on youtube either!

[Edited 10/27/11 8:00am]

Who created the remix with the super cool bass line, dorothy parker slowed down sample and the incredible guitar line?

Thanks,

J

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Reply #8 posted 10/27/11 6:06pm

IstenSzek

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Been listening to this maxi single quite a bit these
last few weeks. Some nice mixes. I also like the rap
by "young soldier of time", one of the very few times
I actually enjoy a guest rapper on a prince track.

This and the "space" maxi single were both great for
the remixes they had. The space maxi is even better
because it has that "universal love remix" which is
almost a completely new song and then there's that oh
so beautiful acoustic version.

Because these two maxi's are so good they also make
me sad whenever I listen to them since they make me
wish that the "come" maxi single had been released.

I can only imagine a maxi with 7 different versions of
that song.

:drool:
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #9 posted 10/27/11 6:41pm

datdude

wow, didn't know there were remixes out there for Letitgo. (i'd checked out for a while). I'll get to diggin

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Reply #10 posted 10/27/11 7:00pm

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This is a great remix, bought it in 1994 after a visit to the blood bank to donate plasma for $15. I bought a lot of music in college from selling my body lol. J Sw!ft of The Pharcyde did the Sherm Stick remix. J later landed in rehab, maybe after smoking too many sherm sticks. Glad people are discovering this remix, it's been a staple on many a mix tape through the years.
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #11 posted 10/27/11 11:55pm

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datdude said:

wow, didn't know there were remixes out there for Letitgo. (i'd checked out for a while). I'll get to diggin

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #12 posted 10/28/11 3:54am

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datdude said:

wow, didn't know there were remixes out there for Letitgo. (i'd checked out for a while). I'll get to diggin

http://www.princevault.co...hp/Letitgo

http://www.princevault.co...e:_Letitgo

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Reply #13 posted 10/28/11 5:10am

softandwet

So I'm guessing the proper Sherm Stick edit has vocals, and the (-) Sherm Stick I have is basically an instrumental? I think it's great but really wanted vocals!

Had a look on ebay and can't find the Maxi-CD with the proper 'Letitgo Sherm Stick' version on it - so I'm a bit stuck. Very frustrating!

I also love SpaceUniversalLove but I don't really consider it a remix, more like a 12" version - extended and changed up. It is amazing though!

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Reply #14 posted 10/28/11 6:05am

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listening to these 90s singles again, I'm hoping that if and when prince hits the

road again in the future he's gonna revise more of this material for his shows.

there's so much strong material there. he performed those songs so well when

he premiered them at the glam slam clubs. stuff like "interactive", "letitgo" and

"space", "gold", "race" etc etc.

seeing him bring back "gold" recently was one of my personal highlights of the

tour.

one another note, i still don't really understand how the "letitgo" and "space"

singles didn't do better on the charts and radio. back in a time when downloads

were still quite unheard of and people were still buying singles.

both singles were chuck full of extra material, clocking in at over 30 minutes,

with many radio friendly remixes and edits.

i get that it was a confusing period for fans and non fans alike, but that doesn't

take away from the fact that these were great songs on well executed maxi's,

coming hot off the succes of "the most beautiful girl in the world".

although i'm not one for conspiracy theories and i do understand that prince is

not innocent in all this (refusing to promote anything really well during that era),

but one is tempted to start thinking that the industry was having some major

beef with prince and keeping him back at this point.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #15 posted 10/28/11 6:13am

softandwet

You could be right - I remember when I first heard Letitgo and I was surprised when I saw it barely made Top 40, I remember thinking 'For his rubbish rnb phase this is actually really good!'. Same with Space, over time I really think highly of the Come album now.


I guess he was just making himself an industry pariah, and it sounds shallow but I think the whole colour scheme for the Come era is just awful - it put me off buying the album for ages. Who wants music to be grey?


I think remixes put some fans off too - certainly I tend to make a point of buying singles with b-sides (I bought Cinnamon Girl for instance) - but I don't put the same effort into buying a CD with remixes, which might be great, but might be penny a dozen as well.


But it is a shame - the singles deserved to do better (and if they did Prince might feel more obliged to play them!).

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Reply #16 posted 10/28/11 6:55am

IstenSzek

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softandwet said:

You could be right - I remember when I first heard Letitgo and I was surprised when I saw it barely made Top 40, I remember thinking 'For his rubbish rnb phase this is actually really good!'. Same with Space, over time I really think highly of the Come album now.


I guess he was just making himself an industry pariah, and it sounds shallow but I think the whole colour scheme for the Come era is just awful - it put me off buying the album for ages. Who wants music to be grey?


I think remixes put some fans off too - certainly I tend to make a point of buying singles with b-sides (I bought Cinnamon Girl for instance) - but I don't put the same effort into buying a CD with remixes, which might be great, but might be penny a dozen as well.


But it is a shame - the singles deserved to do better (and if they did Prince might feel more obliged to play them!).

you're right. i tend to do the same thing with everyone except prince. remixes leave me

stone cold most of the time. bsides tho, i just have to have, lol.

perhaps that's why the "gold" single did slightly better, altho it only had 2 or 3 songs,

but it had a non album bside.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #17 posted 10/28/11 8:08am

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datdude said:

wow, didn't know there were remixes out there for Letitgo. (i'd checked out for a while). I'll get to diggin

http://www.princevault.co...hp/Letitgo

http://www.princevault.co...e:_Letitgo

Just spotted something on princevault there (love this site btw). They list the Gerald B edit with a run-time of 5:02 on the US promo cd. Now I have the standard ep and mine only clocks in at 4:36. Does anyone have this cd to confirm that a longer version exists? I know it could just be a typo but princevault are pretty spot on with stuff like this and the completist in me kinda needs to know lol

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Reply #18 posted 10/28/11 8:57am

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Sander said:

Love this song. I wonder how known it is. I guess it must be, but I seldom hear people about it. I got some weird vinyl white sleeve version of these remixes. The sherm stick mix is by far my fave.



Did anybody hear about the reason for the name of this mix. Something to the effect that Prince wanted someone to stay on at the Park? This girl (Sherman) stick to the park... Eh... hmmm


Yeah, I heared that too. Can't remember the exact name either.
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Reply #19 posted 10/28/11 3:50pm

Jamzone333

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As Kat William's would say, "This one right HERE, this one right HERE is my favorite!"cool cool

I love this Sherm Stick edit...

"A united state of mind will never be divided
The real definition of unity is 1
People can slam their door, disagree and fight it
But how U gonna love the Father but not love the Son?
United States of Division"
gigglebowfroguitar
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Reply #20 posted 10/29/11 4:13pm

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I wonder who had the idea to sample Grand Funk Railroad in this version? Wasn't Prince supposedly a fan?

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Reply #21 posted 10/30/11 4:22pm

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datdude said:

wow, didn't know there were remixes out there for Letitgo. (i'd checked out for a while). I'll get to diggin

There are remixes for Letitgo and Space both got released on CD. There are also alternate (released and unreleased) versions of Come, Dark, Race, Loose & Pheromone.

When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #22 posted 10/30/11 5:11pm

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Yeah love that Grand Funk sample.

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Reply #23 posted 11/01/11 11:04am

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I don't know about the "Sherm Stick Edit," but the "Caviar Radio Edit," the "Cavi' Street Edit" and the "Cavi' Instrumental" are all quite yummy.

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