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Thread started 04/14/18 9:46am

soladeo1

Is Eggplant the worst song Prince ever recorded?

A weird little curiosity from 1986 with Wendy singing lead. A very un-PC
tune - it’s about a girl singing about another girl who’s so dumb and vapid she’s “retarded”. The melody is severely lacking too...and it goes on forever, over 5 minutes.

Killing At The Soda Shot is terrible too...but Eggplant might be worse.
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Reply #1 posted 04/14/18 9:49am

sulls

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I dunno, man. I like both of 'em

"I like to watch."
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Reply #2 posted 04/14/18 10:00am

luvsexy4all

damn ..u think the mfer was perfect?

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Reply #3 posted 04/14/18 10:32am

TheFman

Eggplant is very far from the worst he recorded.

Much worse examples, amongst others:
Baltimore, Cinamon Girl, Jam of the year, Thunder, and at least 50 others

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Reply #4 posted 04/14/18 10:41am

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Good track

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
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Reply #5 posted 04/14/18 10:46am

purplepolitici
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sulls said:

I dunno, man. I like both of 'em

yes Me 2. Not his greatest, but very cool nonetheless music.

Listen to who? Let's get what?
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Reply #6 posted 04/14/18 10:55am

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No. It is a silly and fun track with some whimsical lyrics!! Was not intended for our listening.

That kind of girl's no good 4 U
She flips her hair and thinks she's cool
Giggles at every joke U tell
Ask her religion, she'll say swell
Starving children, now that's hot
Long as she's eating, damn the lot
The Queen of England, Duke of Earl
They ain't got nothin' on this girl
She change sheets with a different key, not as bad
Guinness couldn't count all the men she's had
U won't b satisfied till U marry the hag
Give birth 2 an eggplant, oh what a drag

Yo Lucy, give me some slack, U don't even know the girl
Oh yes I do, I know her kind exactly
She's probably got a poodle named Fluffy
Yeah, I bet she got a real fluffy poodle (Oh please)

That kind of girl's no good 4 U
All she want 2 do is U
There's always 8 women 2 3 men
But if U marry an eggplant, oh what then?

IQ of a icecube, a serious wind tunnel, U know what I mean?
She's beautiful (She's retarded, slow)
But U won't b satified till U marry a hag
Give birth 2 an eggplant, oh what a double-drag

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Reply #7 posted 04/14/18 10:57am

Anthoknee

I really dig this track...as for worst, my vote is for Jughead or perhaps Temptation because those 2 are absolutely ABYSMAL death (Oh, and Arrogance as well...)

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Reply #8 posted 04/14/18 11:09am

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Soda Shop is bad as well....I wanted that song to be so cool. Goo d to hear it though but what was he thinking that and Living Doll?

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Reply #9 posted 04/14/18 11:39am

dandan

Well, it was never released so...

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #10 posted 04/14/18 12:45pm

Marrk

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Purple and Gold anyone?

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #11 posted 04/14/18 1:09pm

ShaggyDog

TheFman said:

Eggplant is very far from the worst he recorded.



Much worse examples, amongst others:
Baltimore, Cinamon Girl, Jam of the year, Thunder, and at least 50 others



What's so bad about Thunder?
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Reply #12 posted 04/14/18 1:11pm

mbdtyler

I actually like the music in "Eggplant" quite a bit, even if it's not the best thing he's ever done. But yeah, the lyrics are cringeworthy and sound like internalized misogyny sung by Wendy. She was young though, we all say or believe dumb things when we're younger.

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Reply #13 posted 04/14/18 1:19pm

FragileUnderto
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Eggplant : talk to the hand absolutely love this song
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #14 posted 04/14/18 1:44pm

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soladeo1 said:

A weird little curiosity from 1986 with Wendy singing lead. A very un-PC tune - it’s about a girl singing about another girl who’s so dumb and vapid she’s “retarded”. The melody is severely lacking too...and it goes on forever, over 5 minutes. Killing At The Soda Shot is terrible too...but Eggplant might be worse.

I take it you haven't heard much of Prince's unreleased catalog if you're considering "Eggplant" his worst recorded song.

All I have to say to that is...ahem... "The P."

And it wasn't "un-PC" when it was written. Watch Eddie Murphy's Delirious or Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The 80's were extremely "un-PC."

[Edited 4/14/18 13:45pm]

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Reply #15 posted 04/14/18 3:50pm

TrivialPursuit

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Purple and Gold anyone?


Or "Wedding Feast".

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Reply #16 posted 04/14/18 4:18pm

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Ultimately it wasn't released so he obviously didn't record it for the masses. He loved to be in the studio. I can only imagine the number of recordings that exist and have never seen the light of day. While not his best its likely not his worst either. wink

My nomination: Jack U Off.
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Reply #17 posted 04/14/18 4:55pm

Adorecream

I think its quite funny, it is in the vein of his other joke songs like Work that Fat, Cloreen Baconskin and even Moviestar.

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Truly Bad songs are things like Purple and Gold, Props and Pounds, Keep Steppin, Jughead, Lemon Crush, Boytrouble, Da da da and Eye like funky music.

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Reply #18 posted 04/14/18 5:55pm

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soladeo1 said:

A weird little curiosity from 1986 with Wendy singing lead. A very un-PC tune - it’s about a girl singing about another girl who’s so dumb and vapid she’s “retarded”. The melody is severely lacking too...and it goes on forever, over 5 minutes. Killing At The Soda Shot is terrible too...but Eggplant might be worse.

HAHAHA, I LOVE Eggplant, It could have a been a great B side for Kiss.

Man they had some interesting musical sound directions then.

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Reply #19 posted 04/14/18 6:13pm

mbdtyler

Do people here really not like "Killing At The Soda Shop"? It's very different from most of the other stuff Prince wrote, but it gives me cool post-punk vibes, kinda like "Annie Christian" but with an orchestra. It sure as hell ain't one of the worst songs he put to tape

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Reply #20 posted 04/14/18 6:39pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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TheFman said:

Eggplant is very far from the worst he recorded.

Much worse examples, amongst others:
Baltimore, Cinamon Girl, Jam of the year, Thunder, and at least 50 others

I agree with Baltimore but I love Cinamon girl!

and other than the use of "retarded" I love Eggplant!

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Reply #21 posted 04/14/18 7:11pm

Guitarhero

TheFman said:

Eggplant is very far from the worst he recorded.

Much worse examples, amongst others:
Baltimore, Cinamon Girl, Jam of the year, Thunder, and at least 50 others

Name the 50.

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Reply #22 posted 04/15/18 3:33am

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Far from it and it becomes very funky toward the end.

'Jughead' and 'Boytrouble' are among the most throwaway songs he recorded.
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Reply #23 posted 04/15/18 4:49am

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I love Eggplant! I listen to it a lot.

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #24 posted 04/15/18 6:28am

MIRvmn

I really like Eggplant smile
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #25 posted 04/15/18 6:30am

MIRvmn

OnlyNDaUsa said:



TheFman said:


Eggplant is very far from the worst he recorded.



Much worse examples, amongst others:
Baltimore, Cinamon Girl, Jam of the year, Thunder, and at least 50 others






I agree with Baltimore but I love Cinamon girl!

and other than the use of "retarded" I love Eggplant!


yes Cinnamon Girl is a good song, one of the few I like on Musicology along with Call My Name
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Reply #26 posted 04/15/18 7:43am

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Not even close.

Brother With a Purpose.

With You

Da, Da, Da

I Wanna Melt With U

Jughead

1+1+1=3

Me Touch Myself

I Rock, Therefore I Am

Lemon Crush

Mad Sex

All far worse than Eggplant.

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #27 posted 04/15/18 8:44am

OnlyNDaUsa

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MIRvmn said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I agree with Baltimore but I love Cinamon girl!

and other than the use of "retarded" I love Eggplant!

yes Cinnamon Girl is a good song, one of the few I like on Musicology along with Call My Name

I like everything about CG. From the beat and the guitar and the vocals and the lyrics... that is as I interpret them.

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Reply #28 posted 04/15/18 9:20am

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soladeo1 said:

A weird little curiosity from 1986 with Wendy singing lead. A very un-PC tune - it’s about a girl singing about another girl who’s so dumb and vapid she’s “retarded”. The melody is severely lacking too...and it goes on forever, over 5 minutes. Killing At The Soda Shot is terrible too...but Eggplant might be worse.

Well...I love eggplants, so I was intrigued by the song title smile. I was pleasently surprised by the song itself actually. Unusual at first, but fun, and then it grew on me musically.

The worst song he recorded from my perspective is Jughead - don't really understand why he released it... There may be other songs I actually dislike, Work That Fat comes to mind, but we gotta put things in perspective - these songs were in his vault, sometimes for more than one reason, and there you have these silly fams criticizing the quality of each song in HIS vault smile

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Reply #29 posted 04/15/18 12:54pm

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mbdtyler said:

Do people here really not like "Killing At The Soda Shop"? It's very different from most of the other stuff Prince wrote, but it gives me cool post-punk vibes, kinda like "Annie Christian" but with an orchestra. It sure as hell ain't one of the worst songs he put to tape

KATSS is so wrong, but it is so right, because I love listening to it, it is quirky rock. I think that is the first song JJ has done with a rock element. How she sang it was so against how the music came out, or how the music came out was so against her singing, but I love it lol

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