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Thread started 11/07/12 9:04am

rdhull

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where were you when u first heard Gett Off?

I was driving in my car and it came on the radio. It was announced as Prince's new one and I was shocked because I hadn't read about a new release. It was hot as hell outside too though. Southern Cali being what it is. But it was tough to me because it had a lot of bass. This was way before D&P was even released. Talk aout a preview single.

sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
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Reply #1 posted 11/07/12 10:35am

RodeoSchro

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I honestly don't remember. I probably listened to it when I bought the CD.

Or on the radio. I just don't remember.

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[Edited 11/7/12 10:36am]

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Reply #2 posted 11/07/12 10:54am

Fonkyman

Decorating the hallway at night.

I was more into clubbing in those days than Prince stuff. Still listened to what I had but I'd lost the bug and wasn't that keen on what I'd heard of his last offerings. We had the radio tuned in to Jazzie Bs show and it just came on. I fuckin loved it. Downed tools, rolled a joint and had a jiggle.

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Reply #3 posted 11/07/12 10:54am

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Glam Slam Mpls on Prince's birthday, 91.

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Reply #4 posted 11/07/12 11:00am

Efan

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I think I didn't hear it until I bought the single and played it. My memory of this time is kind of spotty, but here's how I think I remember it: A friend of mine who worked at a record store told me Prince was going to release the b-side to "New Power Generation" as a single (he thought "Get Off" was going to be the single). Then I was driving in my car and I heard "Do Anything" by Natural Selection and thought, "This new Prince single is great! I have no idea why he thought 'Get Off' was going to be released." And then a couple days later, all confusion was cleared up...although I had a really, really hard time believing Natural Selection wasn't a Prince pseudonym or something.

Thank you for letting me share this completely pointless trip down memory lane.

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Reply #5 posted 11/07/12 11:05am

fantasticjoy

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I remember it was the summer time. I was at a friends and he had the radio on. We were just talking when this tune came on that kind of had the same type of beat as some other songs at the time. The scream sounded familiar but I was like no it can't be. Then I heard the first verse in the middle of conversation my ears were glued to the radio. My friend said that sounds like Prince and I said yes it is. My friend asked what song was it, I told him I didn't know because its my first time hearing it. I liked it immediately.
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Reply #6 posted 11/07/12 11:07am

rdhull

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Efan said:

Thank you for letting me share this completely pointless trip down memory lane.

Its not pointless. These experiences have a meaning in our collective purple conscious!

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[Edited 11/7/12 11:16am]

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Reply #7 posted 11/07/12 11:13am

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I just happen 2 be at the "Wrekkuh Sto" Lol (see Under The Cherry Moon) I had just saw a single from Prince called Thieves in the Temple and wasn't 2 crazy about Graffitti Bridge, 2 this day I have only seen it maybe 3 times. As I was say'n I was going through the Prince singles back then they sold single cassettes and I just happen 2 catch a single called Gett Off by Prince which I had seen the Video already from MTV AND B.E.T playing it . I will tell u this, Prince came with the Funk on that 1 everything about the song spelled hit. I really love this song 2 this day and I still bump it from time 2 time. I went home after I bought this single and played it over and over. 1 of Prince's most under appreciated Jamz ever, along with Diamond and Pearls the cd/album/cassette was purely 1 of his best in the 90's and overall 1 of his best creations period. Gett Off...23 positions and a 1 night stand!!

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Reply #8 posted 11/07/12 1:26pm

IstenSzek

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i used to have one of those stereo's built up out of separate components.

a tape deck one, an equalizer, a cd player etc etc.

something was wrong with the cd player iirc and i was on my back, lying

with my head in cupboard trying to fix it (not unlike someone working a

clogged sink, lol).

my brother was at my desk, playing a videogame on our 17th hand NES

computer.

and all of a sudden, there is was, that prince scream!

i tried to get up so quickly i nearly threw the whole stereo over lol

scrambled like mad for a tape and got it in the deck just in time to record

the last 2 minutes of the track.

somehow, it was instantly recognisable as prince, yet totally unlike anything

he'd done before as well.

i remember not being completely sold on rosie's vocals back then but i did

keep listening to the radio all day so that i could record a full version which

i took with me everywhere on my walkman.

LOL. component/stereo, nintendo nes, cassettes, walkman. i'm a dinosaur woot!

later on the video was released and to my 13 year old mind that was like the

coolest thing on earth falloff

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Reply #9 posted 11/07/12 3:30pm

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I was in London for a weekend (from Germany) and found the new single at Tower Records/Picadilly. I didn't even know there was s new album coming out which was very exciting. the sleeve looked very cool with the words in purple on yellow. I had to wait two days until I finally could listen to it. It took me about four times and then I absolutrly loved it. It was witty, cool, funky, unusual and very different from the Graffiti Bridge material. Listened to it for weeks, then Cream came out, then the album. Great memories, maybe my favourite time as a fan (D&P was also the first tour where I saw him live).
Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #10 posted 11/07/12 4:10pm

Efan

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Where were you when you learned that it's Rosie Gaines, not Prince, who screams at the opening of the song?

I was here on the org.

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Reply #11 posted 11/07/12 4:17pm

rdhull

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Efan said:

Where were you when you learned that it's Rosie Gaines, not Prince, who screams at the opening of the song?

I was here on the org.

Here on the org. Just now reading your post.

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Reply #12 posted 11/07/12 4:26pm

vanstrass

I was at a friends house when I saw the vid on MTV I have been in an altered state ever since. I know now that I truly have never been the same since. Something changed in me in an instant very complicated but beautiful.

P&BW xxxxxxx

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Reply #13 posted 11/07/12 4:36pm

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eye was in HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!Another Prince "MasterPiece".......

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #14 posted 11/07/12 5:09pm

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Decorating the hallway at night.

I was more into clubbing in those days than Prince stuff. Still listened to what I had but I'd lost the bug and wasn't that keen on what I'd heard of his last offerings. We had the radio tuned in to Jazzie Bs show and it just came on. I fuckin loved it. Downed tools, rolled a joint and had a jiggle.

jacket tied round your waist, sweating your dish off like a true raver wink

first time i heard it was on some radio station well before it came out, and it was the house version. i remember the "n i'm the big dipper" line and thought YES!!! prince the hornbag is on his way back, he's seen the error of graffiti wank.

i was so disappointed with d+p album after this treat, still to this day think it's dull and formulaic. got back on track with the symbol album, a mad fucking glorious mess. much like prince was at the time.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #15 posted 11/07/12 5:16pm

rdhull

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robertgeorgeakabob said:

i was so disappointed with d+p album after this treat, still to this day think it's dull and formulaic.

That's how I felt. Gett Off belongs on a Black Album type of release. D&P was some mor prince music

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Reply #16 posted 11/07/12 5:43pm

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Freshmen year in college and Tom Joyner played it on K104. K104 played the Purple Pump Mix (I think that's the one...the one that is the edited version of the house mix). I didn't hear the original until I saw the video and bought the cd maxi single.

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Reply #17 posted 11/07/12 6:24pm

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My parents and I went to Texas that summer on vacation. We first flew to Houston. I remember it was blazing hot the day we arrived. We had just left the Houston airport, picked up a rental car, and were driving to the hotel. My dad started going through the radio dial and we ended up on a hiphop/r&b station. Nothing out of the ordinary happened until...

The scream. Then, the beats.

I immediately told Dad, "Turn that up!" It was like nothing else on the radio at the time! I spent a while trying to figure out if it was indeed Prince, because I wasn't quite certain...it sure sounded like him...and I basically made Dad keep it on that station the whole time we were in Houston so I could hear it every time it came on!

A funny "Gett Off" story: The single finally came out, later when we got home. Mom and I went to the mall one night and I picked up the cassette single (LOL). When we were leaving, I put in the stereo of our beloved, big-ass 1979 Chevy Blazer aka The Tank. Mom started the ignition. She began to pull out of a parking spot...then, the scream! Mom SLAMS on the brakes, screaming herself, thinking she had run over someone!

Oops. I kinda turned it up loud, since I finally had the single and all. smile

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Reply #18 posted 11/07/12 6:27pm

rdhull

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PurpleHigh said:

My parents and I went to Texas that summer on vacation. We first flew to Houston. I remember it was blazing hot the day we arrived. We had just left the Houston airport, picked up a rental car, and were driving to the hotel. My dad started going through the radio dial and we ended up on a hiphop/r&b station. Nothing out of the ordinary happened until...

The scream. Then, the beats.

I immediately told Dad, "Turn that up!" It was like nothing else on the radio at the time! I spent a while trying to figure out if it was indeed Prince, because I wasn't quite certain...it sure sounded like him...and I basically made Dad keep it on that station the whole time we were in Houston so I could hear it every time it came on!

A funny "Gett Off" story: The single finally came out, later when we got home. Mom and I went to the mall one night and I picked up the cassette single (LOL). When we were leaving, I put in the stereo of our beloved, big-ass 1979 Chevy Blazer aka The Tank. Mom started the ignition. She began to pull out of a parking spot...then, the scream! Mom SLAMS on the brakes, screaming herself, thinking she had run over someone!

Oops. I kinda turned it up loud, since I finally had the single and all. smile

lol lol lol

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Reply #19 posted 11/07/12 7:46pm

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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #20 posted 11/07/12 9:24pm

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in a friend's dorm room in college. it was funky. cd cover had that funny handwritten quality. musica was pretty dang cool, but the drums were (and are) a little too loud.

my friend was one of the first hardcore prince fans i knew. and now, many years later, i'm much more of fan.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #21 posted 11/07/12 9:49pm

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Front row, center, maybe?
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Reply #22 posted 11/07/12 10:05pm

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sirnasstee said:

I just happen 2 be at the "Wrekkuh Sto" Lol (see Under The Cherry Moon) I had just saw a single from Prince called Thieves in the Temple and wasn't 2 crazy about Graffitti Bridge, 2 this day I have only seen it maybe 3 times. As I was say'n I was going through the Prince singles back then they sold single cassettes and I just happen 2 catch a single called Gett Off by Prince which I had seen the Video already from MTV AND B.E.T playing it . I will tell u this, Prince came with the Funk on that 1 everything about the song spelled hit. I really love this song 2 this day and I still bump it from time 2 time. I went home after I bought this single and played it over and over. 1 of Prince's most under appreciated Jamz ever, along with Diamond and Pearls the cd/album/cassette was purely 1 of his best in the 90's and overall 1 of his best creations period. Gett Off...23 positions and a 1 night stand!!



LOL. You go see Under The Cherry Moon again. It's "Wrecka stow".
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Reply #23 posted 11/07/12 10:12pm

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rdhull said:

I was driving in my car and it came on the radio. It was announced as Prince's new one and I was shocked because I hadn't read about a new release. It was hot as hell outside too though. Southern Cali being what it is. But it was tough to me because it had a lot of bass. This was way before D&P was even released. Talk aout a preview single.

Prince had a small club show in LA to promote it where they handed out the 12" Get Off to some fans (I didn 't get one)--I think it was called the Coconut Teaser but that doesn't feel right to me. He played it during the show and it blew me away.

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Reply #24 posted 11/07/12 11:00pm

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I was in London for a weekend (from Germany) and found the new single at Tower Records/Picadilly.

Are you my clone? That's exactly my story. I was also in London for a weekend trip (from germany) and found the cassette single (US import) at Tower Records/Piccadilly)

The only difference is that I knew that a new album was coming out and that the single was due to be released. And I had only to wait until I went back to my hotel room to listen to it, because there I kept my walkman.

Ahh, great memories of a great time and a great trip to London (my first). We had beautiful weather, lots of fun, plus a great new single from prince.

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Reply #25 posted 11/08/12 12:54am

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on a bus in edinburgh...i had to borrow two pound for the cassingle!!

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Reply #26 posted 11/08/12 3:06am

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Actually saw the video before I heard it on radio, was up late watching Rage while studying for exams, loved it!!!
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Reply #27 posted 11/08/12 5:45am

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This is one of those rare times where I recall actually hearing something for the first time. Slightly different to everyone else's stories though.

I was on holiday in Cornwall with a friend who was a huge Prince fan and he was driving us around record shops trying to find an import copy. At that time I wasn't in to Prince, I had him down as, 'that gay bloke that screams a lot'. When he eventually got a copy he stuck it in the casette player and ramped the volume up. What was the first thing I heard? That gay bloke screaming again, I tuned out after that lol.

Fast forward many years, now I'm the big fan, my friend has fallen off the purple bandwagon and I loooove Gett Off. biggrin

RIP sad
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Reply #28 posted 11/08/12 5:50am

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That must have been one of the last times I was sitting next to the radio, my ears almost glued to it, waiting for the new Prince single to come, all excited and then... I was like, is this it? Drum machine, lyrics about sex, I thought he had gone through that phase and had moved on. This really felt like a cold shower. Cream wasn't much better. No, the magic of Prince was starting to fade away in 1991. The tour was good though.
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Reply #29 posted 11/08/12 8:06am

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Mine was Kurt Loder playing a short clip of it on MTV News. I was thinking it would be the version from the NPG single and was kind of worried, but when I realized it had been completely revamped into a brand new song I got excited.

I recorded it off KMOJ and wore it out until the cassingle. It was an odd radio edit as it included the "Everything about u..." verse.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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