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Reply #120 posted 01/25/13 5:34pm

psychodelicide

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IstenSzek said:

anyway, i just wish he started to hate cover versions so badly that he wouldn't perform them at all

anymore.

that would leave about 1/3 of his setlists open for more of his own music lol

I agree.

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Reply #121 posted 01/25/13 6:01pm

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I didnt find anything particularly insulting.

But he is a hypocrit. Some of the stuff Prince does is very petty sometimes.

Wasnt Kiss a recording he gave away then someone else remixed it and turned it better then he took it back and got the credit?

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Reply #122 posted 01/25/13 6:07pm

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LayzieKiddZ said:

I didnt find anything particularly insulting.

But he is a hypocrit. Some of the stuff Prince does is very petty sometimes.

Wasnt Kiss a recording he gave away then someone else remixed it and turned it better then he took it back and got the credit?

My understanding was that Prince originally wrote the song for Mazarati, but then (for some reason) kept the song for himself. Mazarati did sing the backing vocals on the song.

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Reply #123 posted 01/25/13 6:15pm

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LayzieKiddZ said:

I didnt find anything particularly insulting.

But he is a hypocrit. Some of the stuff Prince does is very petty sometimes.

Wasnt Kiss a recording he gave away then someone else remixed it and turned it better then he took it back and got the credit?

The Mazarati version isn't all that. Prince's is definitely the better of the two.

Prince fans. They'll say something is shit outright, still support it and then somehow blame someone else they had to deal with it.
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Reply #124 posted 01/25/13 6:17pm

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HonestMan13 said:

LayzieKiddZ said:

I didnt find anything particularly insulting.

But he is a hypocrit. Some of the stuff Prince does is very petty sometimes.

Wasnt Kiss a recording he gave away then someone else remixed it and turned it better then he took it back and got the credit?

The Mazarati version isn't all that. Prince's is definitely the better of the two.

Agreed. Mazarati's version was kind of lackluster, compared to Prince's.

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Reply #125 posted 01/25/13 8:02pm

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Reply #126 posted 01/25/13 8:05pm

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As to be expected, the media at large have not reacted positively to his recent interview statements.

The general concessus is that he's a hypocrite and insane.

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Reply #127 posted 01/25/13 11:33pm

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I think he feels when someone does a cover of one of his songs it dates the song it takes away it`s cool and relevance, plus he`s not getting paid for warner bros covers and I dont think he likes someone getting famous from a song he made if he didnt do it for them himself.Remember those old guys did a cover of Purple Rain when the album was still new,he didnt have a issue with that then. I wonder is he still cool with rappers sampling him.

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Reply #128 posted 01/26/13 12:50am

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but Maroon Five are fucking awful and "Moves Like Jagger" is some pissy ProTools loop shite.

didn't read the interview.

Cx

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Reply #129 posted 01/26/13 4:26am

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psychodelicide said:

My understanding was that Prince originally wrote the song for Mazarati, but then (for some reason) kept the song for himself. Mazarati did sing the backing vocals on the song.

Listen to Prince's one and a half minute little demo.

Listen to David Z and Mazarati's finished version.

Then listen to the released version.

That's a little more input than just backing vocals.

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Reply #130 posted 01/26/13 4:45am

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Prince doesn't personally insult Madonna in the interview at all.

A mild criticism of Maroon 5 is implied because he didn't appreciate their cover of his song. Hardly a diss-fest.

Storm in a tea-cup.

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Reply #131 posted 01/26/13 5:54am

psychodelicide

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NouveauDance said:

psychodelicide said:

My understanding was that Prince originally wrote the song for Mazarati, but then (for some reason) kept the song for himself. Mazarati did sing the backing vocals on the song.

Listen to Prince's one and a half minute little demo.

Listen to David Z and Mazarati's finished version.

Then listen to the released version.

That's a little more input than just backing vocals.

I know that Mazarati had their own version of the song (see my post above). smile

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Reply #132 posted 01/26/13 6:22am

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psychodelicide said:

MadamGoodnight said:

lol lol I love this! If looks could kill.

Prince was letting Trey Songz HAVE IT. lol Let 'em know, Purple Yoda!

nod Prince was PISSED! lol His facial expression says it all.

lol

Almost as evil as the looks he threw when 'Sign 'O' The Times' lost the Album of the Year Grammy to U2's 'Joshua Tree'.

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #133 posted 01/26/13 7:37am

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psychodelicide said:

I know that Mazarati had their own version of the song (see my post above). smile

Apols... your post read like you were discounting Mazarati's input into the track other than adding backing vocals.

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Reply #134 posted 01/26/13 7:41am

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Trickology said:

Prince is funny when he talks about covers. How many covers does Prince do that you just look at him & say "Why?" That's the problem, Prince is doing it for the quick applause just like every other artist does. And I bet he is so isolated, everyone tells him "That's sounding sick!" Oh man, the sly stone shit is just dreadful. In fact, it's worse than the Sly Stone of today's versions. Don't even get me started on the Zeppelin cover, for some reason I don't think Prince was a Zep head.

Oh, he was apparently quite into Led Zeppelin when he was younger. He mentions them in some of the early interviews.

The Sly Stone stuff comes from his Larry Graham connection, I guess. He was playing some of those songs before the two started "hanging out", but I suppose he just feels his personal history is just somehow interconnected with Sly's / Larry's stuff.

But, yeah, I remember when he did "Everyday People" when he played here live 1½ years ago - I was trying to sing along and be a good fan, but I just had to admit to myself that it really didn't work. lol

[Edited 1/25/13 10:22am]

Really? I just can't see Prince liking Led Zep. I've never heard him even reference a album, I guess it is possible. Did he ever play any other Led? eek

If you look/listen at the audience reaction, you see people respond to these by the numbers covers really well. I just chalk it up as "not music listeners" They probably bought the infomercial compilations "Do you remember the seventies/eighties? What timeless music and hits that you never thought would end" lol

The fact that people cheer for "Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music" gives me no hope for humanity. I bet you a lot of musicians in bars/clubs all over the USA, overdosed or put the gun to the temple,after playing that ONE too many times in the setlist. "Lay down the boogie & do it til you die" I think radio is responsible for 60 percent of the homicides in the world. Even Wild Cherry instructs you to let your murderous rampage loose in the introduction. "DO IT!"

We are all going to hell & I'm descending straight down in a flaming chariot w/ no regrets for whatever i say. lol

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Reply #135 posted 01/26/13 8:36am

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psychodelicide said:

HonestMan13 said:

The Mazarati version isn't all that. Prince's is definitely the better of the two.

Agreed. Mazarati's version was kind of lackluster, compared to Prince's.

right, but Mazarati's version is the backbone of Prince's released version. if he hadn't given it to them (for David Z to produce), Prince's version of Kiss, as we know it, wouldn't exist.

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Reply #136 posted 01/26/13 9:32am

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psychodelicide said:

MadamGoodnight said:

lol lol I love this! If looks could kill.

Prince was letting Trey Songz HAVE IT. lol Let 'em know, Purple Yoda!

nod Prince was PISSED! lol His facial expression says it all.

i was pissed for him lol. trey songz didn't invent sex, but that's about the only song he should sing cool. then that violin chick and janelle's annoying ass lol. princey comfort. oh, alicia kinda killed it though giggle. she and her baby could'a died hmm

Would anybody care to get naked?
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Reply #137 posted 01/26/13 9:34am

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PurpleJedi said:

psychodelicide said:

nod Prince was PISSED! lol His facial expression says it all.

lol

Almost as evil as the looks he threw when 'Sign 'O' The Times' lost the Album of the Year Grammy to U2's 'Joshua Tree'.

missed that one grandpa. i bite p's expressions all the time whenever i see hot chicks, i get to touching my face and shit hmm

Would anybody care to get naked?
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Reply #138 posted 01/26/13 1:06pm

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Prince disses Madonna, Maroon Five in 'Billboard' interview

'Purple Rain' singer criticizes Adam Levine for not paying royalties on song 'Kiss,' accuses Madonna of stealing the spotlight at their former record label

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They may have dated back in 1985, but now there’s no love lost between Prince and Madonna.

In a new interview with ‘Billboard,’ Prince blames the material girl in part for his decision to end his 20-year relationship with his record label Warner Bros.

According to him,Madonna was getting all the promotion.even as he was doing all the work.

“She was getting paid, but at the same time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights,” Prince said.

Prince also had choice words for Maroon 5, who covered the singer’s hit song “Kiss” on their album “Overexposed.”

“I do pay performance royalties on others’ song I perform live, but I’m not recording these songs and putting them up for sale,” he said.

“Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did?”

“Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”

As for a new Prince record on the making? Don’t count on it.

“I don’t do albums anymore,” the famously enigmatic singer said.

“I do songs.”

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Reply #139 posted 01/26/13 1:15pm

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purplepolitician said:

PurpleJedi said:

lol

Almost as evil as the looks he threw when 'Sign 'O' The Times' lost the Album of the Year Grammy to U2's 'Joshua Tree'.

missed that one grandpa. i bite p's expressions all the time whenever i see hot chicks, i get to touching my face and shit hmm

I think that after losing to U2 he stayed away from award shows for a LONG time.

...and yeah I'm showing my age. grandpa

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #140 posted 01/26/13 3:17pm

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There clearly is no diss towards Madonna, but leave it up to the media to act like some gossiping hags.
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Reply #141 posted 01/26/13 10:08pm

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Somebody really needs to tell Mr. Nelson to go sit down somewhere. He complains about Maroon 5 doing a cover on record, and he conveniently forgets his own recorded covers? Right. He literally gives zero thought to what comes out of his mouth.

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Reply #142 posted 01/27/13 12:14am

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OperatingThetan said:

Prince doesn't personally insult Madonna in the interview at all.



A mild criticism of Maroon 5 is implied because he didn't appreciate their cover of his song. Hardly a diss-fest.



Storm in a tea-cup.


Exactly. Implied criticism of Warner, not Madonna. And mild implied criticism of Maroon for doing a cover. Yes, that's somewhat contradictory to himself doing covers in concert and in album, but In context of his other interviews on covers, his point is that when he was a young artist, he was creating something new and never did covers during that time in his career. It wasn't until he paid his dues and hit middle-age, and can be nostalgic or paying homage to artists who are no longer in the game (that's why he started doing MJ covers after he died), that he started doing covers. Maroon are young, they ought to be creating new sounds and doing things we haven't heard before. That's how I interpret his statements.
Anyway, as Operating Thetan said, this is a tempest in a teacup.
There's not one person, if you gather up everything they've said in their life, you cannot find self-contradictions.
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Reply #143 posted 01/27/13 10:02am

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fantasticjoy said:

There clearly is no diss towards Madonna, but leave it up to the media to act like some gossiping hags.

You see, this is what happens when you refuse to allow a reporter to use pencil, pen, or a tape recorder in an interview.

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #144 posted 01/27/13 10:35am

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rdhull said:

fantasticjoy said:

There clearly is no diss towards Madonna, but leave it up to the media to act like some gossiping hags.

You see, this is what happens when you refuse to allow a reporter to use pencil, pen, or a tape recorder in an interview.

Actually all of these media outlets who can't get an interview with Prince read the Billboard interview and took snippets and called it news. They're spinning this "feud" to get internet clicks and hopefully stir up some celebrity drama. Billboard isn't hyping this alleged drama at all.

Prince fans. They'll say something is shit outright, still support it and then somehow blame someone else they had to deal with it.
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Reply #145 posted 01/27/13 12:54pm

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SoulAlive said:

Prince disses Madonna, Maroon Five in 'Billboard' interview

'Purple Rain' singer criticizes Adam Levine for not paying royalties on song 'Kiss,' accuses Madonna of stealing the spotlight at their former record label

According to him,Madonna was getting all the promotion.even as he was doing all the work.

“She was getting paid, but at the same time we were selling more records and selling out concerts on multiple nights,” Prince said.

Prince also had choice words for Maroon 5, who covered the singer’s hit song “Kiss” on their album “Overexposed.”

“I do pay performance royalties on others’ song I perform live, but I’m not recording these songs and putting them up for sale,” he said.

“Why do we need to hear another cover of a song someone else did?”

“Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.”

Dude should really stop doing interviews. If he is not shooting himself in the foot, someone else is glad to do it. He didn't say anything bad about Madonna, and he didn't accuse Maroon V of not paying royalties

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Reply #146 posted 01/27/13 12:57pm

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errant said:

psychodelicide said:

Agreed. Mazarati's version was kind of lackluster, compared to Prince's.

right, but Mazarati's version is the backbone of Prince's released version. if he hadn't given it to them (for David Z to produce), Prince's version of Kiss, as we know it, wouldn't exist.

True, but if Prince had not taken it back, the world would have been left with a horrible version of the song.

Prince's vocal and the guitar bring the song to life.

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Reply #147 posted 01/31/13 6:08am

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At the very end, his pique at a peak, Prince declared that language was so confining that 'I might just stop talking again and not do interviews'. Everything, it seemed, had come full circle - back to his announcement in 1983 that he'd never talk to the press again.

Sunday February 19, 2006
The Observer

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #148 posted 01/31/13 10:44am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

At the very end, his pique at a peak, Prince declared that language was so confining that 'I might just stop talking again and not do interviews'. Everything, it seemed, had come full circle - back to his announcement in 1983 that he'd never talk to the press again.

Sunday February 19, 2006
The Observer

He just needs to stick to this because when he does interviews, they make him out to be a real pompous ass.

"You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it." -- Doug Stanhope flag


"I don't sound like nobody." -- Elvis Presley
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Reply #149 posted 01/31/13 12:01pm

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Timmy84 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

At the very end, his pique at a peak, Prince declared that language was so confining that 'I might just stop talking again and not do interviews'. Everything, it seemed, had come full circle - back to his announcement in 1983 that he'd never talk to the press again.

Sunday February 19, 2006
The Observer

He just needs to stick to this because when he does interviews, they make him out to be a real pompous ass.

His interviews are becoming more like his acting...

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