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Thread started 02/15/13 10:36am

NuPwrSoul

* BOYFRIEND! (NEW SONG!) ~Prince/3rd EYE Girl

In WAV format.

Hard to place in the context of his body of work... the beat/rhythm is kind of slowed down version of "Nasty Girl."

it's a funky track, nice bass line, slinking horns, and more sassy lyrics from Prince : "please keep your boyfriend away from me, 'cuz I just dont want to fight // I will not take responsibility for where you sleep tonight."

For people who are not seeing it, I don't know if it's been updated on the Home page yet... Click "View Cart" without making any selection, then "Return to Shop" and it shows up (well that's how I found it).

"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #1 posted 02/15/13 10:44am

tollyc

What does it sound like? Looks like it's already taken down.

Prince's website was created by Stevie Wonder.

https://www.facebook.com/groupees

A new website designed to transform the digital media download experience into something FUN and SOCIAL tied to unique exclusive deals on music, games, and video.
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Reply #2 posted 02/15/13 10:45am

rdhull

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tollyc said:

What does it sound like? Looks like it's already taken down.

Prince's website was created by Stevie Wonder.

falloff

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #3 posted 02/15/13 10:46am

NuPwrSoul

tollyc said:

What does it sound like? Looks like it's already taken down.

Prince's website was created by Stevie Wonder.

Just added more info in my edit. Just got it so still digesting. More along the lines of "Breakfast Can Wait" in terms of genre.

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Reply #4 posted 02/15/13 10:52am

TheGhostlyNun

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It's an 'okay' track. Have to give it a few more listens yet.

Live in the UK and thought about being an organ donor but never actually got around to doing it?

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Reply #5 posted 02/15/13 10:55am

Doozer

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I don't see it, either. I do see additional items if I "view cart" then go "back to shop" as you suggested, though. This is what I see:

http://www.3rdeyegirl.com

Screwdriver

Screwdriver Remix

Breakfast Can Wait

RNR Remix 7

Screwdriver Live mov

Screwdriver Live mp4

http://www.3rdeyegirl.com/shop

Screwdriver

Screwdriver Remix

Breakfast Can Wait

RNR Remix 7

Screwdriver Video mov <-----

Screwdriver Video mp4 <-----

Screwdriver Live mov

Screwdriver Live mp4

I would guess that "Screwdriver Video" and "Screwdriver Live" are the same things.

Edit - or, as RRA suggests below and in a separate thread - "Screwdriver Video" is the lyric video that was shown on 20pr1nc3.com when it launched.

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Reply #6 posted 02/15/13 10:56am

SpiritOtter

rd,

You wanted quirkiness in the music. Maybe, someone felt the same way?

I love the subtle jazzy elements percolating throughout this funky number, as well as the gorgeous bass plucks. On first listen, it seems like a more refined, nuanced, number in the vein of Breakfast Can Wait, but more elegant in terms of musicianship a la Dorothy Parker, with live sounding instrumentation in the studio.

A GREAT little funky track, in my opinion.

love,

Spirit

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Reply #7 posted 02/15/13 10:56am

RRA

Actually, and I put up a thread about those new additions...I'm assuming they're the lyric video.

Assuming, I must mention. Who's got spare 1.77 to find out?

Anyway, yes I guess P and his people do roam this message board if indeed BF is in WAV. Is the AV Club happy now?

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Reply #8 posted 02/15/13 11:01am

TwiliteKid

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Shit, looks like it's gone. I guess it wasn't supposed to go up yet.

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Reply #9 posted 02/15/13 11:04am

SpiritOtter

Lyrically, he seems to be toying with a similar concept to What Do You Want Me To Do? But this time his answer is in the affirmative. It also has more than a passing resemblance to that number, but suitably different.

THANK YOU for the heads up, Zaheer. How on earth did you stumble across this?! It's almost impossible to find...

love,

Spirit

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Reply #10 posted 02/15/13 11:05am

Genesia

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Geez...I leave this place for a half hour and look what happens. pout

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #11 posted 02/15/13 11:06am

theblueangel

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There is nothing there..even when doing what NuPwrSoul suggested .. and I don't see the "extra" Screwdriver videos either.

No confusion, no tears. No enemies, no fear. No sorrow, no pain. No ball, no chain.

Sex is not love. Love is not sex. Putting words in other people's mouths will only get you elected.

Need more sleep than coke or methamphetamine.
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Reply #12 posted 02/15/13 11:14am

Shannyn

Same here. I only see the extra videos but not "Boyfriend"

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Reply #13 posted 02/15/13 11:15am

SpiritOtter

The more I listen to it, the more I realise that he is being SERIOUSLY devillish with this song:

"I will not take responsibility for where you sleep tonight"

"From what your body told me, you and I would get along"

"...my name upon your walls..."

After Breakfast Can Wait and Boyfriend, one must wonder who has inspired these double entendres...

love,

Spirit

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Reply #14 posted 02/15/13 11:19am

RRA

SpiritOtter said:

The more I listen to it, the more I realise that he is being SERIOUSLY devillish with this song:

"I will not take responsibility for where you sleep tonight"

"From what your body told me, you and I would get along"

"...my name upon your walls..."

After Breakfast Can Wait and Boyfriend, one must wonder who has inspired these double entendres...

love,

Spirit

He's getting seriously laid and his mojo got reinspired.

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Reply #15 posted 02/15/13 11:20am

NuPwrSoul

SpiritOtter said:

The more I listen to it, the more I realise that he is being SERIOUSLY devillish with this song:

"I will not take responsibility for where you sleep tonight"

"From what your body told me, you and I would get along"

"...my name upon your walls..."

After Breakfast Can Wait and Boyfriend, one must wonder who has inspired these double entendres...

love,

Spirit

Yes def a turn... "Boyfriend" was dating "Nasty Girl."

"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #16 posted 02/15/13 11:22am

SpiritOtter

NuPwrSoul said:

SpiritOtter said:

The more I listen to it, the more I realise that he is being SERIOUSLY devillish with this song:

"I will not take responsibility for where you sleep tonight"

"From what your body told me, you and I would get along"

"...my name upon your walls..."

After Breakfast Can Wait and Boyfriend, one must wonder who has inspired these double entendres...

love,

Spirit

Yes def a turn... "Boyfriend" was dating "Nasty Girl."

Ha! I actually feel sorry for the boyfriend she is cheating on. Prince is clearly absolving himself of responsibility, which seems interesting given his spiritual beliefs.

love,

Spirit

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Reply #17 posted 02/15/13 11:23am

astanger

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yeah - i don't see boyfriend there anymore either.

the two other versions of screwdriver look pretty similar with just the intro stuff removed.

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Reply #18 posted 02/15/13 11:25am

NuPwrSoul

SpiritOtter said:

NuPwrSoul said:

Yes def a turn... "Boyfriend" was dating "Nasty Girl."

Ha! I actually feel sorry for the boyfriend she is cheating on. Prince is clearly absolving himself of responsibility, which seems interesting given his spiritual beliefs.

love,

Spirit

Because the tempo reminds me of a slowed down "Nasty Girl" I kept imagining Prince singing this to Vanity re: Rick James.

"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #19 posted 02/15/13 11:30am

serpan99

"Please keep ur boyfriend away from me cuz eye just don't wanna fight. Eye will not take responsibility 4 where u sleep 2nite."

music

[Edited 2/15/13 21:39pm]

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Reply #20 posted 02/15/13 11:38am

SpiritOtter

NuPwrSoul said:

SpiritOtter said:

Ha! I actually feel sorry for the boyfriend she is cheating on. Prince is clearly absolving himself of responsibility, which seems interesting given his spiritual beliefs.

love,

Spirit

Because the tempo reminds me of a slowed down "Nasty Girl" I kept imagining Prince singing this to Vanity re: Rick James.

Interesting.

That thought didn't occur to me, but the scenario certainly makes sense (especially as he is concerned about the boyfriend finding out what's happening behind closer doors). What did come to mind, though, is that he clearly cannot not be with Andy exclusively, as this seems like a very different type of girl.

"Don't ask for my opinion. Cos I just can't hold my tongue

But under his dominion, you won't be having fun

He sees you as possession, when I just see a queen

Closer to perfection than any I have ever seen"

The closer I listen, I am hearing all the jazz licks, and bass kicks, in-between all the lyrics. It's amazing that he has crafted so much musicianship within a relatively short song.

love,

Spirit

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Reply #21 posted 02/15/13 11:41am

NuPwrSoul

SpiritOtter said:

NuPwrSoul said:

Because the tempo reminds me of a slowed down "Nasty Girl" I kept imagining Prince singing this to Vanity re: Rick James.

Interesting.

That thought didn't occur to me, but the scenario certainly makes sense (especially as he is concerned about the boyfriend finding out what's happening behind closer doors). What did come to mind, though, is that he clearly cannot not be with Andy exclusively, as this seems like a very different type of girl.

"Don't ask for my opinion. Cos I just can't hold my tongue

But under his dominion, you won't be having fun

He sees you as possession, when I just see a queen

Closer to perfection than any I have ever seen"

The closer I listen, I am hearing all the jazz licks, and bass kicks, in-between all the lyrics. It's amazing that he has crafted so much musicianship within a relatively short song.

love,

Spirit

I agree that the lyrics are more updated... but the "Boyfriend" Prince is describing here sound like a younger Prince--possessive, demanding, controlling--from what we have been told/read/etc. from exes.

But as for the music, I completely agree with you... I may not have been excited by all his recent output over the last decade, but one thing is true, he has become a much much better musician as far as technique is concerned. Technically speaking this is a very complex song in terms of production and arrangement... the placement of sounds is so exact and specific yet it feels loose and organic.

"That...magic, the start of something revolutionary-the Minneapolis Sound, we should cherish it and not punish prince for not being able to replicate it."-Dreamshaman32
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Reply #22 posted 02/15/13 11:43am

tatocorcu

I'm going away for the weekend - I wonder how many more tracks will be up and then down by the time I come back...

O well

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Reply #23 posted 02/15/13 11:47am

SpiritOtter

Great point regarding who the boyfriend character is, because it's almost as if he is describing how the younger Prince was, by all accounts ... controlling/possessive.

And I absolutely agree with regards to the musicianship on this song; I actually think out of all the new songs, this one takes us to a masterclass of song craftmanship.

It's interesting. I actually loved Breakfast Can Wait, but when I play it now back to back against Boyfriend, it kind of pales in comparison, which is quite something.

Is that the Linn drum on this song? I can't work out if it is coupled with live drumming.

love,

Spirit

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Reply #24 posted 02/15/13 11:53am

purpleshadow

can't find it neither sad i hate to be leftout lol

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Reply #25 posted 02/15/13 11:54am

egansmind

I cant get it, it has gone off the site

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Reply #26 posted 02/15/13 11:57am

funkaholic1972

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Haha, nice marketing! This will sure start heated discussions and frantic searches. Nice one, Prince!

https://soundcloud.com/bumper_music

Reminder to myself: "We as fans have to be more realistic in what we expect from Prince. Appreciate what he does instead of lamenting what he doesn't do." --tricky99
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Reply #27 posted 02/15/13 11:59am

Fonkyman

Yeah, this is fuckin great. This is what we all need.

A few pop up websites, wild goose chases and now I'm staring at old three-eyes for 5 minutes clicking ghosted 'add to basket' buttons. I daren't click 'Terms of service' cos it'll prolly just pop up with the answer "Pretty shit" and fade to a black screen. neutral

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Reply #28 posted 02/15/13 12:04pm

RosesRred

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Fonkyman said:

Yeah, this is fuckin great. This is what we all need.

A few pop up websites, wild goose chases and now I'm staring at old three-eyes for 5 minutes clicking ghosted 'add to basket' buttons. I daren't click 'Terms of service' cos it'll prolly just pop up with the answer "Pretty shit" and fade to a black screen. neutral

lol

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Reply #29 posted 02/15/13 12:04pm

TwiliteKid

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funkaholic1972 said:

Haha, nice marketing! This will sure start heated discussions and frantic searches. Nice one, Prince!

Don't be an ass. It obviously was uploaded accidentally, and it will go back up soon enough. Even iTunes has been known to make the same mistake.

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