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Thread started 10/10/14 6:40am

Grog

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"The Gold Standard" Bong Hit?

What's happening at the end of "The Gold Standard"? Sounds like a bong hit followed by an under-the-influence Prince trying to ride out the groove or get inside somebody's pants. Has anyone else noticed this, or am I delirious? Also, why does the song end so abruptly? I hope an extended version is in the works?

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Reply #1 posted 10/10/14 6:50am

1725topp

Grog said:

What's happening at the end of "The Gold Standard"? Sounds like a bong hit followed by an under-the-influence Prince trying to ride out the groove or get inside somebody's pants. Has anyone else noticed this, or am I delirious? Also, why does the song end so abruptly? I hope an extended version is in the works?

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He does this on a few songs, such as the beginning of "Now" and others. I've always interpreted this as being a symbol of being overtaken by the groove as in "this is so funky or grooving that I'm emotionally high". So, in that vein, "The Gold Standard" is so moving that it puts one in a state of unparalleled high, which is, of course, over the top, but I like it. In fact I love "The Gold Standard" as it does make me make nasty faces, bob my head, and shake my butt. Yeah...dat's nice...dis funk is nice...lemme roll dis funk up in some top papers and smoke it and then give you some...'cause dis funk is nice

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Reply #2 posted 10/10/14 7:10am

calciumpaul

The track is 5.53 too long in my opinion.

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/14 7:33am

Grog

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calciumpaul said:

The track is 5.53 too long in my opinion.

Fair enough, calciumpaul. You're entitled to your opinion but that doesn't address my questions. Let's try to remain on topic. Peace be unto you, my brother.

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Reply #4 posted 10/10/14 7:55am

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I'll have whatever he's having cool

"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #5 posted 10/10/14 8:22am

bonnie184

raaaandy in a jacuzzi

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Reply #6 posted 10/10/14 8:46am

dadeepop

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Grog said:

What's happening at the end of "The Gold Standard"? Sounds like a bong hit followed by an under-the-influence Prince trying to ride out the groove or get inside somebody's pants. Has anyone else noticed this, or am I delirious? Also, why does the song end so abruptly? I hope an extended version is in the works?

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My first thought was it's a bong hit. And I have a different take on the ending part that we love so much. I think that last part IS the extended part. It sounds like from 4:42 on that that could have been the outro and would have sounded right fading out: "Turn it up, let me see that body move (let me)..." -- but the song continues. Take another listen. smile

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Just my two cents.

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Reply #7 posted 10/10/14 8:51am

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New Power..... Slide smile
She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #8 posted 10/10/14 12:17pm

novabrkr

Sounds like sex in a jacuzzi / bathtub to me. The bubbling sound probably just doesn't go on for that long because it would have become too monotonous to listen to.

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Reply #9 posted 10/10/14 12:17pm

calciumpaul

Grog said:

calciumpaul said:

The track is 5.53 too long in my opinion.

Fair enough, calciumpaul. You're entitled to your opinion but that doesn't address my questions. Let's try to remain on topic. Peace be unto you, my brother.

sad sorry

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Reply #10 posted 10/10/14 12:39pm

babynoz

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Sounds like sex in a jacuzzi / bathtub to me. The bubbling sound probably just doesn't go on for that long because it would have become too monotonous to listen to.


Yep. I laugh my azz off every time... lol

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Reply #11 posted 10/10/14 1:13pm

KingSausage

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I've always pictured a boiling witch's cauldron. That's probably not what it's meant to be.
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Reply #12 posted 10/10/14 1:13pm

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Clearly some of you don't know what a bong hit sounds like. hehe

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Reply #13 posted 10/10/14 1:28pm

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dadeepop said:

Clearly some of you don't know what a bong hit sounds like. hehe



I've forgotten. It's been too long.
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Reply #14 posted 10/10/14 1:34pm

dadeepop

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KingSausage said:

dadeepop said:

Clearly some of you don't know what a bong hit sounds like. hehe

I've forgotten. It's been too long.

Eh, same here. I was just trying to sound cool.

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Reply #15 posted 10/10/14 1:37pm

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I thought of it as a bath maybe - but in the context of the album does it link in with the waterboarding noise at the end of AOC?

Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #16 posted 10/10/14 1:40pm

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Waterboarding before sex? Now that's some serious foreplay.

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Reply #17 posted 10/10/14 1:46pm

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dadeepop said:

Waterboarding before sex? Now that's some serious foreplay.

It's the only way I can do it!

Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #18 posted 10/10/14 1:54pm

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mikeyaddict said:

dadeepop said:

Waterboarding before sex? Now that's some serious foreplay.

It's the only way I can do it!

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Lol!

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Reply #19 posted 10/10/14 2:02pm

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kenkamken said:

I'll have whatever he's having cool

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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 10/10/14 2:12pm

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Maybe he's blowing bubbles... lol

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Reply #21 posted 10/10/14 2:31pm

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yeah I think its a bong hit.
Thats what I thought the first
time I heard it.
And I'm sticking to that thought. biggrin
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Reply #22 posted 10/10/14 2:32pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Maybe he's blowing bubbles... lol

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haha Probably, knowing Prince!

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Reply #23 posted 10/10/14 3:01pm

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Dare I suggest that it might be the sound of a 40-foot booty straw?
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Reply #24 posted 10/10/14 3:24pm

jimino1

not that I'd know but it sounds like a bong hit to me (I've seen TED lol)...funny that P is so anti-drugs but a few songs mention/sound like this one too - Now is another obvious one.... also the stories of George Clinton openly doing drugs while he was recording in Paisley (wasn't he doing lines in the recording studio?)..I wonder how clean Prince really is - if he's just trying to be 'hip' or is he 'speaking from experience'.... we know he's definitely dabbled with drugs (black album acid trip), there's the rumours about painkillers in the mid-2000's (wonder if he stopped cold after MJ died or is still doing it) but both of those are far removed from someone doing heavy drugs on a regular basis...I doubt he is a serious user of anything except studio time, but I wonder what he is really like behind the purple velvet curtain... shame we'll probably never know but there again his real story may not be something we expect

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Reply #25 posted 10/10/14 4:26pm

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KingSausage said:

Dare I suggest that it might be the sound of a 40-foot booty straw?

What is the purpose of U coming here constantly with these constant NASTY remarks??

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Reply #26 posted 10/10/14 5:02pm

KingSausage

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:



KingSausage said:


Dare I suggest that it might be the sound of a 40-foot booty straw?

What is the purpose of U coming here constantly with these constant NASTY remarks??



It's an inside joke that longtime Orgers will likely understand. My point is making a joke that other longtime Orgers might enjoy. Settle down.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
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Reply #27 posted 10/10/14 5:03pm

KingSausage

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You ARE a longtime Orger. Sorry. No offense meant by my joke. It's just an old reference. No biggie.
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Reply #28 posted 10/10/14 5:05pm

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Here's a thread about it. http://prince.org/msg/3/410151
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Reply #29 posted 10/10/14 5:17pm

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KingSausage said:

Dare I suggest that it might be the sound of a 40-foot booty straw?

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You should be ashamed of talking with such a poopy mouth. I haven't been this offended since I saw someone wearing Crocs.

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