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Thread started 09/23/16 8:58am

QueenofCardboa
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What is your favorite song on Lovesexy?

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Other than 'Anna Stesia', what is your favorite song on Love sexy?

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What is your gender? Optional

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Reply #1 posted 09/23/16 9:00am

Guitarhero

Alphabet Street yes

I'm gonna drive my daddy's Thunderbird (My daddy's thunderbird)
A white rad ride, '66 ('67) so glam it's absurd
I'm gonna put her in the back seat
And drive her 2 ... Tennessee

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Reply #2 posted 09/23/16 9:13am

lucylula

Has to be Alphabet Street but closely followed by Positivity! yes
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Reply #3 posted 09/23/16 9:14am

NorthC

I don't think I have one. The individual songs on this album aren't that strong, but together they become more than the sum of their parts. This is exactly the kind of album you need to listen to from start to finish. This is not music, this is a trip. Prince wasn't wrong when he released it as a one-track CD.
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Reply #4 posted 09/23/16 10:00am

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NorthC said:

The individual songs on this album aren't that strong


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I disagree.

Besides Anna Stesia? This is tough... I'd have to say Lovesexy! Pure, in yo face FUNK!!! The bionic horns of Eric & Atlanta blow the roof off this joint!!!

Lovesexy Funkateer
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Reply #5 posted 09/23/16 10:09am

NorthC

LovesexyIsThe1 said:



NorthC said:


The individual songs on this album aren't that strong


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I disagree.

Besides Anna Stesia? This is tough... I'd have to say Lovesexy! Pure, in yo face FUNK!!! The bionic horns of Eric & Atlanta blow the roof off this joint!!!


It's one helluva funk jam! It's fantastic! No argument there. But still... I can't imagine listening to the Lovesexy song outside of the context of the Lovesexy album. That's what I was trying to say. These songs belong together.
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Reply #6 posted 09/23/16 10:11am

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Hmm..... perhaps "Lovesexy" and "Dance On" with "Positivity" and "Alphabet St." as runner ups.

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Reply #7 posted 09/23/16 10:12am

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NorthC said:

LovesexyIsThe1 said:


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I disagree.

Besides Anna Stesia? This is tough... I'd have to say Lovesexy! Pure, in yo face FUNK!!! The bionic horns of Eric & Atlanta blow the roof off this joint!!!

It's one helluva funk jam! It's fantastic! No argument there. But still... I can't imagine listening to the Lovesexy song outside of the context of the Lovesexy album. That's what I was trying to say. These songs belong together.


I agree with both of you. The title track is my favourite, but the album works so well because of its whole, rather than the seperate parts.

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Reply #8 posted 09/23/16 10:12am

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Glam Slam and I Wish U Heaven. Wish I was old enough 2 go 2 Glam Slam in L.A. b4 it closed down.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #9 posted 09/23/16 10:17am

gandorb

You are making it hard with no Anna Stesia. I would say Alphabet Street followed by Lovesexy.
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Reply #10 posted 09/23/16 10:20am

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gandorb said:

You are making it hard with no Anna Stesia. I would say Alphabet Street followed by Lovesexy.


I guess I'm one of those who don't really care for the song, Anna Stesia, one way or another. lol
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

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Reply #11 posted 09/23/16 10:41am

bobgeorge77

Anna Stestia!!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin....oh wait...can't say that eek eek.... hmmm.... this whole album is so amazing....once this album starts, it is really hard for me to turn off without finishing it. My next favorite song would probably be (at the moment) Lovesexy (though other times it would have been Alphabet Street or I Wish U Heaven or Glam Slam). Such a beautiful album.... not sure who else besides Prince could make anything like this!

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Reply #12 posted 09/23/16 10:52am

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wow Lovesexy is such a wonderful masterpiece, love

I think I will go with Alphabet Street; but I love all the songs on this brilliant album. music

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Reply #13 posted 09/23/16 10:55am

Guitarhero

thedance said:

wow Lovesexy is such a wonderful masterpiece, love

I think I will go with Alphabet Street; but I love all the songs on this brilliant album. music

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Reply #14 posted 09/23/16 11:07am

Cthulhu

Positivity.

Shame he never played the song after the Paris show (except in a few aftershows).
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Reply #15 posted 09/23/16 11:57am

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NorthC said:

It's one helluva funk jam! It's fantastic! No argument there. But still... I can't imagine listening to the Lovesexy song outside of the context of the Lovesexy album. That's what I was trying to say. These songs belong together.


I see your point. Each song is Great individually, even Greater together. thumbs up!

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Reply #16 posted 09/23/16 12:05pm

SoulAlive

the title track

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Reply #17 posted 09/23/16 12:08pm

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NorthC said:

I don't think I have one. The individual songs on this album aren't that strong, but together they become more than the sum of their parts. This is exactly the kind of album you need to listen to from start to finish. This is not music, this is a trip. Prince wasn't wrong when he released it as a one-track CD.


This.But if I had to choose,the title track.Even better the Dortmund version.
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Reply #18 posted 09/23/16 12:47pm

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Glam Slam

Lovesexy

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #19 posted 09/23/16 12:49pm

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I Wish U Heaven is a slice of greatness.

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #20 posted 09/23/16 1:15pm

dance4me3121

When 2 are in Love
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Reply #21 posted 09/23/16 2:39pm

Starrdust505

NorthC said:

I don't think I have one. The individual songs on this album aren't that strong, but together they become more than the sum of their parts. This is exactly the kind of album you need to listen to from start to finish. This is not music, this is a trip. Prince wasn't wrong when he released it as a one-track CD.

I agree this album is a trip. I enjoy it the most when I listen to it as Prince intended. I could not stand Alphabet Street when it was first released but for some reason absolutely loved the video. IIRC it was the first time I had seen Prince in a video without a band for a long time so that's why I loved it so much cloud9 biggrin. If I have to name one track it would be the one that can't be named so if I can't say that one it has to be Lovesexy.

[Edited 9/23/16 14:41pm]

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Reply #22 posted 09/23/16 4:02pm

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Positivity
When 2 R in Love
I Wish U Heaven
~Prince Rogers Nelson
My Righteous 1...The Beautiful One...Forever in my life 💜
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Reply #23 posted 09/23/16 4:08pm

eightiesbrat

You were right it is Anna Stesia lol. After that I would say Positivity and I Wish U Heaven. Love this album so much.
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Reply #24 posted 09/23/16 4:09pm

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Starrdust505 said:

NorthC said:

I don't think I have one. The individual songs on this album aren't that strong, but together they become more than the sum of their parts. This is exactly the kind of album you need to listen to from start to finish. This is not music, this is a trip. Prince wasn't wrong when he released it as a one-track CD.

I agree this album is a trip. I enjoy it the most when I listen to it as Prince intended. I could not stand Alphabet Street when it was first released but for some reason absolutely loved the video. IIRC it was the first time I had seen Prince in a video without a band for a long time so that's why I loved it so much cloud9 biggrin. If I have to name one track it would be the one that can't be named so if I can't say that one it has to be Lovesexy.


It is hard, for me, to hear individual songs from the album, opposed to in the context of the album as a whole. The songs are very dependent on each other for a more robust conceptual lexicon. "Eye No" never quite gets its footing for being funky. It starts and stops with the groove. The 2nd side, while good songs, seems a hodge-podge of stuff. Hard funk & rhythmic workout with "Dance On", but it's really hot on the EQ with "Lovesexy" (the horns are great, but a bit distorted). It's not a bad record. I love everything through 1992, lock stock n' barrel. But Lovesexy does have its problems. For fans, it's a fun record. For radio and the public you wanna win over, it's shaky at best.

I wasn't a huge fan of "Alphabet St" when it came out. It seemed thin, half-assed, the close up slo-mo shots, some of the dancing was corny A.F. The video was just as bad, to me, because it was cheap green screen effects and crossfades that only Windows Movie Maker could rival. "Raspberry Beret" had a blue screen, but the colors were lush, there was nice animation, and the band was there mirroring the characters on the album and in the animation. It was fun, and light-hearted. "Alphabet St" is lite like an iffy salad dressing at the Sizzler.

I want Lovesexy to be part of the catalog. It is a really nice record, as a whole. But I wish he'd pushed Sign O The Times more through late 1987. SOTT seemed textured, thick, and impressive. Lovesexy on the heels of that feels like the fumes of the SOTT tour.

Footnote: The next closest thing to Prince not having a full band in a video was probably "Kiss", with Wendy being the only one.

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Reply #25 posted 09/23/16 4:12pm

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I Wish U Heaven

Alphabet

But the best and my favorite is Anna Stesia.

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Reply #26 posted 09/23/16 4:23pm

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I might be the only one, but it's Eye No for me.

It has the amazing Ingrid introduction:
"Rain is wet and sugar is sweet"

The best opening lyric to any Prince song:
"Hundalasiliah!"

Great interplay between the lyrics and the voices:
"No! - is what Spooky Electric say, it's not OK (No!)"

The arm waving that takes me back to Paris 88:
"No! - Raise your hand up straight in the air
Swing it 2 the right, savoir-faire"

The incredibly joyous moment when the chants go from "No" to "Yes":

"Then blow that devil away!

(Say yes) (Yes!)
If U want this feeling called love"

I think this is Prince's most uplifting song in his whole catalogue.

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Reply #27 posted 09/23/16 4:59pm

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airth said:

I might be the only one, but it's Eye No for me.

It has the amazing Ingrid introduction:
"Rain is wet and sugar is sweet"

The best opening lyric to any Prince song:
"Hundalasiliah!"

Great interplay between the lyrics and the voices:
"No! - is what Spooky Electric say, it's not OK (No!)"

The arm waving that takes me back to Paris 88:
"No! - Raise your hand up straight in the air
Swing it 2 the right, savoir-faire"

The incredibly joyous moment when the chants go from "No" to "Yes":

"Then blow that devil away!

(Say yes) (Yes!)
If U want this feeling called love"

I think this is Prince's most uplifting song in his whole catalogue.


When I picked the title trackas my favourite, it was a coin flip with Eye No, for all the reasons you say. Its an amazingly layered and uniquely structured song. I think its the closest he ever got to creating the live concert feel in a studio track.

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Reply #28 posted 09/23/16 5:45pm

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NorthC said:

LovesexyIsThe1 said:


eek

shake

I disagree.

Besides Anna Stesia? This is tough... I'd have to say Lovesexy! Pure, in yo face FUNK!!! The bionic horns of Eric & Atlanta blow the roof off this joint!!!

It's one helluva funk jam! It's fantastic! No argument there. But still... I can't imagine listening to the Lovesexy song outside of the context of the Lovesexy album. That's what I was trying to say. These songs belong together.

i'm a bit of a lovesexy hater to be honest, and i love the title track. it's the only song on the album i really like and listen to it as a stand-alone song reasonably often. it's spacey, weird, goes all over the place, and rocks pretty hard. i don't say this to be negative or a downer, but only to say that i might be the one guy who likes it outside of the record.

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Reply #29 posted 09/23/16 5:53pm

Starrdust505

TrivialPursuit said:

Starrdust505 said:

I agree this album is a trip. I enjoy it the most when I listen to it as Prince intended. I could not stand Alphabet Street when it was first released but for some reason absolutely loved the video. IIRC it was the first time I had seen Prince in a video without a band for a long time so that's why I loved it so much cloud9 biggrin. If I have to name one track it would be the one that can't be named so if I can't say that one it has to be Lovesexy.


It is hard, for me, to hear individual songs from the album, opposed to in the context of the album as a whole. The songs are very dependent on each other for a more robust conceptual lexicon. "Eye No" never quite gets its footing for being funky. It starts and stops with the groove. The 2nd side, while good songs, seems a hodge-podge of stuff. Hard funk & rhythmic workout with "Dance On", but it's really hot on the EQ with "Lovesexy" (the horns are great, but a bit distorted). It's not a bad record. I love everything through 1992, lock stock n' barrel. But Lovesexy does have its problems. For fans, it's a fun record. For radio and the public you wanna win over, it's shaky at best.

I wasn't a huge fan of "Alphabet St" when it came out. It seemed thin, half-assed, the close up slo-mo shots, some of the dancing was corny A.F. The video was just as bad, to me, because it was cheap green screen effects and crossfades that only Windows Movie Maker could rival. "Raspberry Beret" had a blue screen, but the colors were lush, there was nice animation, and the band was there mirroring the characters on the album and in the animation. It was fun, and light-hearted. "Alphabet St" is lite like an iffy salad dressing at the Sizzler.

I want Lovesexy to be part of the catalog. It is a really nice record, as a whole. But I wish he'd pushed Sign O The Times more through late 1987. SOTT seemed textured, thick, and impressive. Lovesexy on the heels of that feels like the fumes of the SOTT tour.

Footnote: The next closest thing to Prince not having a full band in a video was probably "Kiss", with Wendy being the only one.

falloff Thanks for explaining how it was made. I understand that during a blizzard, Prince demanded a camera crew come out in the middle of a snowstorm to record it. lol To meet his demands, local camera men were used who had less than stellar equipment for the job. Anyway despite the negatives, I loved that video. Prince was my main focal point and he looked good and that was good enough for me at the time. Compared to RB which I think is the perfect partnership of visual and song there is no contest. I also loved the Kiss video but it wasn't just P on his own in that one. Wendy sat and strummed her guitar and P danced with a masked woman, not the same vibe. Previously to that the last time I think I saw Prince in a video on his own was the one for IWBYL.

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