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Reply #30 posted 07/12/17 2:52pm

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #31 posted 07/12/17 3:14pm

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Phishanga said:

Bitch move by Prince indeed. confused

In the long run, I prefer it with Prince.
But it would have been cool if he did some kind of dual performance with Mazarati.
Maybe even a 2nd video that included them somehow. His name on it would have taking Mazarati to a different level which would have only been good for his Paisley Park brand and label

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Reply #32 posted 07/12/17 3:50pm

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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #33 posted 07/13/17 2:41pm

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I just listened to the Prince accoustic demo, the Mazarati outtake and of course the final version. Prince should have given them co-writing credit, but people acting like Prince's involvement in the song is nearly nothing, must not have been listening. The original Prince demo is recognizably the same song(even if it is more bluesy than funky), the Mazarati version has more funk in the arrangment and groove and accompaniment but the singing seems flat and less expressive (with the exception of the highly effective background vocals) and theguitar solos are either not there or really faint and not as funky as Prince's. (at the beginning and during 'I think I wanna dance." and during "little Wendy's parade".)

As for the additional lyrics, I wonder why they didn't state something about adding additional lyrics. Maybe, they did. But as someone on here stated, just because Prince did not sing the lyrics, it doesnt mean he didn't give them handwritten lyrics to go with the demo. It is odd that no one claims the rest of the lyrics. I wonder why no one says "Hey, I wrote 'Act your age momma, not your shoe size.'"

exactly!

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Reply #35 posted 07/19/17 5:10pm

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Reply #36 posted 07/21/17 9:15pm

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Reply #37 posted 08/11/17 12:16pm

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Reply #38 posted 08/12/17 3:26pm

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Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #39 posted 08/12/17 5:30pm

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LOL. This Japanese ad pretty much sums up my teenage years. Prince and Depeche Mode (the smaller ad in the pic - for their album Black Celebration). Thanks for posting that! Brings back so many memories.
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Reply #40 posted 08/13/17 6:51am

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What his YouTube channel proves is that Prince made the best pop videos, and in Kiss he made the greatest music video of all time.
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Reply #41 posted 08/13/17 7:11am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

purplerabbithole said:

Did the Mazarati folks contribute any lyrics? I ask because the song is obviously longer than a minute in Prince's final version.

Also, could you start a post breaking down a song of Prince's that is uncontroversially Prince's? I like song breakdowns but this subject is kind of a sore one.

I believe the group Prince turned the demo over too completed the lyrics.

* I do these threads out of appreciation for the song in the moment etc not for any strife sake

I've done song thread like this across Prince career


I take based on one of the more detailed accounts is that Prince had the lyrics as well... the story mentions that it took him some time to get the lyrics down.

But: David Rivkin should have gotten a producer's credit.

And year later Prince seemed to take credit for the high hat and the overall sound of the song

With Love, Honor & Respect for all of you...no matter how I argue or disagree my heart is full of love for you all...
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Reply #42 posted 08/13/17 8:09am

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She has beautiful legs! I always look at her legs when I watch that video.

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Reply #43 posted 08/13/17 10:41am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



OldFriends4Sale said:




purplerabbithole said:


Did the Mazarati folks contribute any lyrics? I ask because the song is obviously longer than a minute in Prince's final version.



Also, could you start a post breaking down a song of Prince's that is uncontroversially Prince's? I like song breakdowns but this subject is kind of a sore one.











I believe the group Prince turned the demo over too completed the lyrics.

* I do these threads out of appreciation for the song in the moment etc not for any strife sake


I've done song thread like this across Prince career





I take based on one of the more detailed accounts is that Prince had the lyrics as well... the story mentions that it took him some time to get the lyrics down.

But: David Rivkin should have gotten a producer's credit.

And year later Prince seemed to take credit for the high hat and the overall sound of the song



Kiss is one of the greatest pop songs ever written. 31 years later and it still sounds vibrant. Is there any doubt that this is a "Prince" song? People don't do that to a JB, David Bowie or Marvin Gaye song with their multiple sources, musicians, arrangers and writers.
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Reply #44 posted 08/13/17 2:55pm

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A government of love & music boundless in it's unifying power
A nation of art 2 production
Sharing ideas, a shower of flowers




And the Music continued 4ever...



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the players:


Studio 3
Prince


Studio 2


David Z


Coke Johnson
Susan Rogers


Brown Mark


Tony Christian
Mazarati
Jill Jones


Rebecca Blake
Monique Mannen


Wendy Melvoin











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Why have you included Wendy as one of the players?
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Reply #45 posted 08/13/17 7:08pm

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Thewooh said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

A government of love & music boundless in it's unifying power
A nation of art 2 production
Sharing ideas, a shower of flowers

And the Music continued 4ever...

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the players:

Studio 3
Prince

Studio 2

David Z

Coke Johnson
Susan Rogers

Brown Mark

Tony Christian
Mazarati
Jill Jones

Rebecca Blake
Monique Mannen

Wendy Melvoin

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Why have you included Wendy as one of the players?

Trolling again?

The list is the whole Kiss project. She is in the video

Monique Mannen Rebecca Blake etc where on the list too

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Reply #46 posted 08/14/17 2:43am

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Rebecca Blake, director: When Prince’s manager called and asked me to direct “Kiss,” the first thing out of my mouth was, “I’d like to speak to Prince first, and I’m not doing it unless I can bring in my own hair, makeup, models and choreographer.”

A few minutes later, Prince called me. He was charming. The conversation was brief and there was a lot of giggling on his end.


I was on a heavy vampire kick — I was into Anne Rice very early — so that’s where the black veil on the dancer’s head comes from.
Prince was brilliant in terms of dance and choreography.
You could show him something and three seconds later he could do it perfectly.

He came to the set with buttons all over his pants.

I said, “What’s with the buttons?”

He said, “Should have told me you don’t like buttons.”
He’s funnier than people know.

I’d put him next to a six-foot-tall model and he would give me an expression like,

“Are you kidding? Where’s my apple box?”

He was the one who decided at the last minute to use Wendy Melvoin in the video. They had great chemistry, and they were funny together. Her facial expressions in that video were perfect.

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“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #47 posted 08/14/17 2:07pm

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A Kiss (Extended Version) 7:16
Arranged By - David Z.
Backing Vocals - Mazarati, Jill Jones

The 12" single of the song is an extension of the album track. The extended section is based on the funky guitar line and contains much fuller instrumentation than the main track, including bass, keys and horns. New lyrics are present from Prince with Jill Jones that ends with a humorous dialogue between a wife and her husband watching Prince on television. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_(song)

U don't have 2 be rich 2 be my girl
U don't have 2 be cool 2 rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm compatible with!
I just want your extra time and your... kiss

Woman overboard, everybody on the ground
10 toes goin' up, 10 toes goin' down
Got the gun pointin' at 'cha
We're never gonna cut our hair
(Come here, let me cut that hair) No!

Gotta, gotta
(My body wanna tell U 2 take control)
(This way 2 this purple soul)

Oh, pretty mama, I think I wanna ride

Sophie, 4 God's sake
If U touch the television, I'll kill U Sophie

Sol, can U please change the channel 4 God's sake?
I don't care, leave it alone, sit down!

I can't stand David Letterman, he looks like a banker

U don't have 2 watch Dynasty 2 have an attitude
Leave it all up 2 me, my love will be, will be your food
Everybody will have short hair
Let's cut it, mama! (Pretty mama)
I think I wanna ride
Put the daddy in the front seat, me and the girl outside
I just want your extra time and your... kiss

Oh my God, isn't that Prince on television, Saul? {fade out}

OK Sophie, it's obvious
No, wait a minute, I bought this television
Why'd... why U ruin it 4 me 4 God's sake?

Is he the strangest lookin' thing U've ever seen or what?

U wanna talk strange Sophie? OK, let's talk strange

Saul, don't U touch that channel!
Leave it alone, Saul!

Sophie, U're strange, I'm changin' the channel

Sol, do U... do U value your life?
Sit down Saul!

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Dope!!!! I never knew what the lyrics were for this version- just that it was funky as hell.

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Reply #48 posted 08/26/17 10:43am

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tHANk U 4 sharing this

...the buttons lol

Lovejunky said:

Rebecca Blake, director: When Prince’s manager called and asked me to direct “Kiss,” the first thing out of my mouth was, “I’d like to speak to Prince first, and I’m not doing it unless I can bring in my own hair, makeup, models and choreographer.”

A few minutes later, Prince called me. He was charming. The conversation was brief and there was a lot of giggling on his end.


I was on a heavy vampire kick — I was into Anne Rice very early — so that’s where the black veil on the dancer’s head comes from.
Prince was brilliant in terms of dance and choreography.
You could show him something and three seconds later he could do it perfectly.

He came to the set with buttons all over his pants.

I said, “What’s with the buttons?”

He said, “Should have told me you don’t like buttons.”
He’s funnier than people know.

I’d put him next to a six-foot-tall model and he would give me an expression like,

“Are you kidding? Where’s my apple box?”

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What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
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Reply #49 posted 08/26/17 2:31pm

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What were you paid?

$2,500.

WOW...for two Days work....Not too shabby...

In Fact...Very Generous....

Thanks for this OF4S...You always put so much thought and time into your Threads..

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