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Thread started 12/13/15 4:24pm

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HitNRun Phase 2 Discussion – Album Tracks - Screwdriver

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Reply #1 posted 12/13/15 7:30pm

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This is probably the most out-of-place song on the album. Also, I'm surprised he chose the original version over the extended mix - which has been the arrangements for the live performances.

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Reply #2 posted 12/14/15 2:49am

Stranger

Why Prince, why?

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Reply #3 posted 12/14/15 3:04am

Kara

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Stranger said:

Why Prince, why?


lol

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Reply #4 posted 12/14/15 4:13am

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bluegangsta said:

This is probably the most out-of-place song on the album. Also, I'm surprised he chose the original version over the extended mix - which has been the arrangements for the live performances.


Yes I prefer the extended mix
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Reply #5 posted 12/14/15 6:32am

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MIRvmn said:

bluegangsta said:

This is probably the most out-of-place song on the album. Also, I'm surprised he chose the original version over the extended mix - which has been the arrangements for the live performances.

Yes I prefer the extended mix

I did not know there is an extended mix of this track, official release?

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Reply #6 posted 12/14/15 7:54am

luvsexy4all

bloody awful....shouldve included the movie live video mix instead

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Reply #7 posted 12/14/15 9:06am

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Still sounds like an unmixed, half-finished demo. confused

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Reply #8 posted 12/14/15 1:28pm

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I like it so there. I need it raw peeps.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #9 posted 12/14/15 2:59pm

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I think this mix is again slightly different than the earlier one from a few years back. Very similar, but different still. But I haven't done any A/B comparisons yet. I thought more songs on this album sound slightly different to me then the versions that we've heard before. Will do some comparisons soon!

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Reply #10 posted 12/14/15 3:19pm

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It just doesn't seem to work with the sound of the new tracks.

I just think of 3EG era when I hear it with the rock sound.

It should have been replaced with Free Yourself etc.

I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #11 posted 12/14/15 3:55pm

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Okay, enough. I have never before been on the verge of deleting a Prince album from my hard drive but that moment has arrived.
This track is atrocious beyond belief.


Good grief Charlie Brown

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Reply #12 posted 12/14/15 5:21pm

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skipthecharades said:



MIRvmn said:


bluegangsta said:

This is probably the most out-of-place song on the album. Also, I'm surprised he chose the original version over the extended mix - which has been the arrangements for the live performances.



Yes I prefer the extended mix

I did not know there is an extended mix of this track, official release?




It was available on 3rdEyeTunes but it's gone now. It rocks harder with a scratchier vocal and an almost electronic coda.
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Reply #13 posted 12/15/15 1:33am

Harps

Loved it then, still love it now!

Sounds like an updated Peach to me and out of this particular "clutch" of recent songs (Fixurlifeup, Pretzelbodylogic, Funknroll) it stomps all over them!
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Reply #14 posted 12/15/15 11:05am

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funkaholic1972 said:

I think this mix is again slightly different than the earlier one from a few years back. Very similar, but different still. But I haven't done any A/B comparisons yet. I thought more songs on this album sound slightly different to me then the versions that we've heard before. Will do some comparisons soon!



That's exactly what I thought when I listened to it.

It sounds like a different mix which better fits the MOR leanings of this album.
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Reply #15 posted 12/15/15 11:20am

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Whatever tweaks he made to it I like this the best. I play it more than the new songs. U can call me ceecee crowd control! smile
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Reply #16 posted 12/15/15 12:24pm

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I actually like this, he has managed to give it a more R and B sound with the trumpets and softening of girlie vocals and guitars, to make it fit in the album and what do you guys do, bitch about it.

I love this track and have both versions of it (The 2013 extended mix 6.28 includes a great guitar break with the refrain "Youre my driver and I'm your screw) and I really think Prince has moved hell and highwater to make it sound more R and B infused.

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Reply #17 posted 12/15/15 1:44pm

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When I read the track list & seen this song , I hoped for the extended remix, bummer. But this version is alright. Pls release the extended remix!

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Reply #18 posted 12/15/15 1:47pm

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Adorecream said:

I actually like this, he has managed to give it a more R and B sound with the trumpets and softening of girlie vocals and guitars, to make it fit in the album and what do you guys do, bitch about it.


I love this track and have both versions of it (The 2013 extended mix 6.28 includes a great guitar break with the refrain "Youre my driver and I'm your screw) and I really think Prince has moved hell and highwater to make it sound more R and B infused.



It sounds the same as the original single release to me
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Reply #19 posted 12/15/15 10:53pm

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Controversy said:

It just doesn't seem to work with the sound of the new tracks.

I just think of 3EG era when I hear it with the rock sound.

It should have been replaced with Free Yourself etc.


nod I've always loved this song but it sticks out like a sore thumb on Phase 2. Should have been included on Plectrum in place of Boy Trouble.

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Reply #20 posted 12/16/15 4:17am

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The HORNZ and/or HORNHEADS will take this song to into the stratosphere in a live or studio performance, stripping out the synths. The raw garage feel on this version is excellent nonetheless. The extended mix (Josh's finest work by far!) is fantastic.

Like 'Marz', 'Dance On', 'Tambourine', and Life Can Be So Nice', this is the album's discordant guitar&drum heavy peice he puts on most great albums, so it works for me. I just imagine Prince drumming and I'm in heaven.

MIRvmn said:

bluegangsta said:

This is probably the most out-of-place song on the album. Also, I'm surprised he chose the original version over the extended mix - which has been the arrangements for the live performances.

Yes I prefer the extended mix

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Reply #21 posted 12/16/15 6:46am

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I'm not in love with extended remix, instead I love this version. And, yes, I think it is in the right place: a low-fi rock before the last, more sophisticated tracks.

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Reply #22 posted 12/16/15 6:15pm

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Amazing song... smile pure rock'n'roll

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Reply #23 posted 12/19/15 11:41am

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bluefish said:

Controversy said:

It just doesn't seem to work with the sound of the new tracks.

I just think of 3EG era when I hear it with the rock sound.

It should have been replaced with Free Yourself etc.


nod I've always loved this song but it sticks out like a sore thumb on Phase 2. Should have been included on Plectrum in place of Boy Trouble.

Absolutely. I am still scratching my head about Screwdriver being left off Plectrum. I also agree that Free Yourself is a better fit for this album.

That having been said, I still don't understand why people hate on Screwdriver so much. It was meant to sound like a garage band demo. I love the raw sound but I also love 3EG to death, so there's that.

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Reply #24 posted 12/20/15 1:40am

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BlackCandle said:

funkaholic1972 said:

I think this mix is again slightly different than the earlier one from a few years back. Very similar, but different still. But I haven't done any A/B comparisons yet. I thought more songs on this album sound slightly different to me then the versions that we've heard before. Will do some comparisons soon!



That's exactly what I thought when I listened to it.

It sounds like a different mix which better fits the MOR leanings of this album.


I revoke my comments above - it is the original single, not a different mix.
I must be going deaf!

I can only put it down to me mostly listening to the Extended Remix, so if nothing else, putting it on this album has made me listen to it more closely!

As to why he put Screwdriver on this album and not PE, only Prince knows. I still think it actually does fit the album. Perhaps he thought it was too good for 3EG and deserved to be a proper Prince song.
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Reply #25 posted 12/20/15 1:48am

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Screwdriver is NOT a 3rdeyegirl track. No matter what you see on the very first videoclip. The priginal track (which is the version on HITnRUN PHASE TWO) has John Blackwell on drums and Ida on bass. how would that fit on PLECTRUMELECTRUM?
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Reply #26 posted 12/20/15 2:03am

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Marco81 said:

Screwdriver is NOT a 3rdeyegirl track. No matter what you see on the very first videoclip. The priginal track (which is the version on HITnRUN PHASE TWO) has John Blackwell on drums and Ida on bass. how would that fit on PLECTRUMELECTRUM?
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To be fair I think it's only just come out that its John Blackwell on drums and not Hannah. I think most associate it with the 3rdEyeGirl project as they were in the videos, Hannah put rehearsal clips on Facebook and they played it on Jimmy Fallon
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Reply #27 posted 12/20/15 3:33am

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dodger said:

Marco81 said:

Screwdriver is NOT a 3rdeyegirl track. No matter what you see on the very first videoclip. The priginal track (which is the version on HITnRUN PHASE TWO) has John Blackwell on drums and Ida on bass. how would that fit on PLECTRUMELECTRUM?
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To be fair I think it's only just come out that its John Blackwell on drums and not Hannah. I think most associate it with the 3rdEyeGirl project as they were in the videos, Hannah put rehearsal clips on Facebook and they played it on Jimmy Fallon


Ain't gonna front - I didn't know it was JB on drums, so thank for the info. I'll have to visit princevault more often.
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Reply #28 posted 12/20/15 5:50am

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Hmm, I didn't give this track a fair chance. I quite like the music, more so than whatever version I heard before. confuse The "I'm your driver, you're my screw" line is still cringe-worthy, though.

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Reply #29 posted 12/20/15 9:49am

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dodger said:

Adorecream said:

I actually like this, he has managed to give it a more R and B sound with the trumpets and softening of girlie vocals and guitars, to make it fit in the album and what do you guys do, bitch about it.

I love this track and have both versions of it (The 2013 extended mix 6.28 includes a great guitar break with the refrain "Youre my driver and I'm your screw) and I really think Prince has moved hell and highwater to make it sound more R and B infused.

It sounds the same as the original single release to me

no it's not the same. less guitars and an extra verse

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