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Thread started 01/01/17 10:42pm

teach49

Favorite Prince song, live song, and/or old standard

As 2017 starts, I'm scaling my org activity back to the occasional lurk mode (I got work of my own to do, and life is short). Before I go, I'd like to focus my attention back to the music (after getting caught up in threads discussing his personal life). Prince's catalog is so extensive that I get overwhelmed. I respect orgers and love to know what your favorites are. So, I know this will be hard, but what is your current favorite song, favorite old standard, and favorite live performance of a song (does not have to be the same and can be a cover).

My current favorite: Breakdown

Old standard: When Doves Cry

Live performance: Something in the Water (Manchester)

What's yours?

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Reply #1 posted 01/02/17 6:26am

RJOrion

current favorite: "Clouds"
favorite old standard: "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
favorite live performance: "Head" 1981 at the Ritz in New York
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Reply #2 posted 01/02/17 8:20am

teach49

RJOrion said:

current favorite: "Clouds" favorite old standard: "I Wanna Be Your Lover" favorite live performance: "Head" 1981 at the Ritz in New York

Love that performance of Head.

You've inspired me to be more succinct, so I've edited mine.

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Reply #3 posted 01/02/17 8:45am

lemoncrush19

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u have 2 ask me that on a daily basis but today my answer could be:

current fave: like a mack
old standard: erotic city
fave live performance: the cross (lovesexy dortmund ... epic)

the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #4 posted 01/02/17 9:28am

TrivialPursuit

Current Favorite: Big City, & Strange Relationship

Old Standard: Strange Relationship

Live Performance: It's a toss up: Rehearsal of the 'hot dogs, pizza, root beer' of "DMSR", or "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" Houston 1981.

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Reply #5 posted 01/02/17 9:37am

tab32792

it's funny cause technically it's a Prince song but it's associated with a protoge group. my favorite live song/standard in recent years is when he breaks out "COOL" by The Time. It's super fucking funky.

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Reply #6 posted 01/02/17 10:19am

teach49

tab32792 said:

it's funny cause technically it's a Prince song but it's associated with a protoge group. my favorite live song/standard in recent years is when he breaks out "COOL" by The Time. It's super fucking funky.

I'll have to check that out!

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Reply #7 posted 01/02/17 10:22am

teach49

TrivialPursuit said:

Current Favorite: Big City, & Strange Relationship

Old Standard: Strange Relationship

Live Performance: It's a toss up: Rehearsal of the 'hot dogs, pizza, root beer' of "DMSR", or "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" Houston 1981.

I've not heard that. Is it on an album? (I couldn't find it through a quick Internet search.)

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Reply #8 posted 01/02/17 11:05am

Lucah

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Oh I love this idea, though mine changes pretty much daily too when I think of what is my current favourite. (Hence why we need a whole thread dedicated that really.)

Current Favourite: SST (+ Brand New New Orleans) [have been pushing repeat, sometimes twice]

Old Standard: Crazy You (always and forever really) and Lovesexy (it is the one after all)

Live: One of Us (Emancipation Release Mini-Concert from MTV) [This one was hard, I cosign all the ones above, this one is my addition to the list!]

I'm just a crazy fool, lost in the world of love
I get from crazy you, oh, I'm so strung out
Thinking 'bout the crazy things you do, crazy you
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Reply #9 posted 01/02/17 11:23am

Linda1974

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teach49 said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Current Favorite: Big City, & Strange Relationship

Old Standard: Strange Relationship

Live Performance: It's a toss up: Rehearsal of the 'hot dogs, pizza, root beer' of "DMSR", or "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" Houston 1981.

I've not heard that. Is it on an album? (I couldn't find it through a quick Internet search.)

smile Enjoy! https://www.mixcloud.com/...sel-funny/

Forever in My Life....
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Reply #10 posted 01/02/17 11:29am

daniorU

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Current favorite: Revelation
Old standard:Girl
Live performance: Black Muse/when we will be paid/girls and boys/love or money-Jam live at Paisley Park in October 2015
"We are the New Power Generation,and so are U!"
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Reply #11 posted 01/02/17 12:31pm

teach49

Linda1974 said:



teach49 said:




TrivialPursuit said:



Current Favorite: Big City, & Strange Relationship


Old Standard: Strange Relationship


Live Performance: It's a toss up: Rehearsal of the 'hot dogs, pizza, root beer' of "DMSR", or "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" Houston 1981.



I've not heard that. Is it on an album? (I couldn't find it through a quick Internet search.)



smile Enjoy! https://www.mixcloud.com/...sel-funny/



Thank you!
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Reply #12 posted 01/02/17 12:41pm

teach49

daniorU said:

Current favorite: Revelation
Old standard:Girl
Live performance: Black Muse/when we will be paid/girls and boys/love or money-Jam live at Paisley Park in October 2015


Love Revelation! (Well, I love them all, but Revelation is special).

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Reply #13 posted 01/02/17 1:23pm

daniorU

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teach49 said:

daniorU said:

Current favorite: Revelation
Old standard:Girl
Live performance: Black Muse/when we will be paid/girls and boys/love or money-Jam live at Paisley Park in October 2015


Love Revelation! (Well, I love them all, but Revelation is special).

🙂


True,Revelation is a masterpiece.
"We are the New Power Generation,and so are U!"
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Reply #14 posted 01/02/17 2:00pm

purpleemotions

Current: Mountains
Old standard: Fuchsia Light/High Fashion
Live: If I Was Your Girlfriend at The Forum 2011'

:Pop Life live in Detroit: music
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Reply #15 posted 01/02/17 4:46pm

TrivialPursuit

Linda1974 said:

teach49 said:

I've not heard that. Is it on an album? (I couldn't find it through a quick Internet search.)

smile Enjoy! https://www.mixcloud.com/...sel-funny/


This was on In Rock, and that was the first I'd heard of it. I forgot about him calling out "Kool and the gang" after the first lead line. haha Silly boy.

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Reply #16 posted 01/02/17 5:01pm

ldmendes

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current-Breakdown

Old-Beautiful Ones

Live-Question of You

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #17 posted 01/02/17 10:04pm

teach49

Lucah said:

Oh I love this idea, though mine changes pretty much daily too when I think of what is my current favourite. (Hence why we need a whole thread dedicated that really.)

Current Favourite: SST (+ Brand New New Orleans) [have been pushing repeat, sometimes twice]

Old Standard: Crazy You (always and forever really) and Lovesexy (it is the one after all)

Live: One of Us (Emancipation Release Mini-Concert from MTV) [This one was hard, I cosign all the ones above, this one is my addition to the list!]

Thanks! I was sketchy about following P for awhile so I always learn something on threads like this. Gives me a starting point when sifting through music that I missed when I was looking the other way. He was just so prolific that I couldn't keep up (and it wasn't always easy since he didn't have one main website that he kept updated). And, yes, my favorites will change daily. Lately I've been interested in the last 10 years of his life, along with some of the really early stuff when I was a bit young. wink

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Reply #18 posted 01/03/17 12:22am

rob1965

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For me, it almost changes by the day. But my favorite current: Art Official Cage
Classic: A Question Of U
Live: The Cross (Dortmund '88).

Ask me tomorrow and it probably will be a different list lol
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #19 posted 01/03/17 12:44am

sonshine

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Current: Way Back Home
Old Standard: Purple Rain
Live: Baby Knows/Motherless Child
Have you had your plus sign (+) today?
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Reply #20 posted 01/03/17 4:57pm

Telecaster5

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Changes weekly but...

Current: Wasted Kisses

Old standard:Temptation

Live:Glam Slam Lovesexy Tour

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Reply #21 posted 01/03/17 6:02pm

803

Aug. 3, 1983 benefit concert...it resonates with me because he has a dream and hopes and he is laying it all out there..he has no idea how this night will change his life forever...there is an innocence, energy and urgency to this show that touches me every time I watch it.
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Reply #22 posted 01/03/17 9:57pm

teach49

803 said:

Aug. 3, 1983 benefit concert...it resonates with me because he has a dream and hopes and he is laying it all out there..he has no idea how this night will change his life forever...there is an innocence, energy and urgency to this show that touches me every time I watch it.

Love that concert. It's the one that got me back into Prince about two years ago, after few years not paying much attention. A friend posted it and it brought me back to why I had loved him so much.

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Reply #23 posted 01/04/17 7:19am

stpaisios

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current: Supercute

old standard: The Ladder

live: Something in The Water (Xenophobia Celebration 2002, Vol. 2, disc 7)

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Reply #24 posted 01/04/17 9:48pm

gandorb

This changes all the time but at this moment

Standard: Condition of the Heart

Current: Revelation

Live: Gold (The Gold Tour Finale - Japan)

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Reply #25 posted 01/05/17 6:50am

gandorb

stpaisios said:

current: Supercute


old standard: The Ladder


live: Something in The Water (Xenophobia Celebration 2002, Vol. 2, disc 7)



That version of Something ... Is great. I loved the entire. 2002 Xenophobia concert series. Each concert had its own unique flavor.
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Reply #26 posted 01/05/17 7:05am

bonatoc

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rob1965 said:

For me, it almost changes by the day. But my favorite current: Art Official Cage Classic: A Question Of U Live: The Cross (Dortmund '88). Ask me tomorrow and it probably will be a different list lol


That cowbell slammin' on the one sounds like the apocalypse has just begun.

And what about the Blue Angel? I love the Lovesexy era guitar playing style, almost abstract, totally unabashed, and utterly personal (cf. the sempiternal but indisputable Small Club's "Just My Imagination", and the Scandalous Sex Suite's "The Rapture").

Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #27 posted 01/05/17 7:08am

bonatoc

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Linda1974 said:

teach49 said:

I've not heard that. Is it on an album? (I couldn't find it through a quick Internet search.)

smile Enjoy! https://www.mixcloud.com/...sel-funny/


Use the Orgnotes! Sharing out in the open gonna make these sites shut down one of these days...
shhh

Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #28 posted 01/05/17 7:10am

bonatoc

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Current: Black Muse
Old Standard: 4 The Tears In Your Eyes (studio version)
Live: Love Thy Will B Done, Paris 1998, "Return To Zenith" (Sabotage)

Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #29 posted 01/05/17 7:23am

DarkKnight1

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My current favorite: White Caps (Thats right 3EG haters, White Caps!!)

Old standard: When 2 R In Love

Live performance: Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden, 1984 Birthday Show, 1st Ave.

(Insert something clever here)
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