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Thread started 05/15/18 10:03pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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Let's Talk About Groovy Potential

I love this song.

Prince Vault states the basic tracking was from 2012.

But P's use of the word "groovy" makes me think Prince wrote this song years ago. But I dont know.

Back in the day, when I was a youngin' the word "groovy" eventually became cliched.


How about the younger fans? What does groovy mean to you?



I wonder why Prince used the word groovy?

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Reply #1 posted 05/15/18 10:15pm

FullLipsDotNos
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music

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
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Reply #2 posted 05/15/18 10:17pm

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I may not be young enough to answer this question (early 40's). But groovy when used when I was a kid was a throwback word, but considered charming and tongue-in-cheek. Its not lame like "golly" or "neat" but fun.

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love this song.

Prince Vault states the basic tracking was from 2012.

But P's use of the word "groovy" makes me think Prince wrote this song years ago. But I dont know.

Back in the day, when I was a youngin' the word "groovy" eventually became cliched.


How about the younger fans? What does groovy mean to you?



I wonder why Prince used the word groovy?

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Reply #3 posted 05/15/18 10:17pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love this song.

Prince Vault states the basic tracking was from 2012.


But P's use of the word "groovy" makes me think Prince wrote this song years ago. But I dont know.

Back in the day, when I was a youngin' the word "groovy" eventually became cliched.


How about the younger fans? What does groovy mean to you?




I wonder why Prince used the word groovy?




I love this song! As for the use of groovy I think no one seriously used that word past the 70s right? Maybe he picked the word because it is retro. I don't know in Judith Hills interviews she said he had a thing for nostalgia and the past so Maybe he was just incorporating words from an era he liked.
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Reply #4 posted 05/15/18 10:26pm

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My impression is that “groovy potential” refers to music, and the potential a piece of music has to become a solid groove. And that he’s using as a double entendres in the song to describe a relationship.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #5 posted 05/15/18 10:55pm

Chakradelica

I absolutely adore this song. It's so bright. It instantly makes me happier.

This song and use of groovy are an intentional throwback.

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Reply #6 posted 05/15/18 11:32pm

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Chakradelica said:

I absolutely adore this song. It's so bright. It instantly makes me happier.



This song and use of groovy are an intentional throwback.



Yeah the song instantly puts me in a good mood! smile
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Reply #7 posted 05/16/18 12:44am

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It's a great song.

RIP sad
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Reply #8 posted 05/16/18 3:30am

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Beautiful song. It has a retro sound so that may account for the use of the word, but I don't consider it particularly dated.
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Reply #9 posted 05/16/18 8:20am

PurpleYoda3121

One of the highlights of his later years music

U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #10 posted 05/16/18 8:31am

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Prince was old school and VERY cool.
That never changed.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #11 posted 05/16/18 8:43am

leadline

Definitely 2012, this song is about his relationship with Andy Allo....that is on record.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #12 posted 05/16/18 9:03am

lion88

Great song, probably my favourite song of Hit n Run 2, together with Relevation.

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Reply #13 posted 05/16/18 9:14am

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

My impression is that “groovy potential” refers to music, and the potential a piece of music has to become a solid groove. And that he’s using as a double entendres in the song to describe a relationship.


ding ding ding! yeahthat


and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #14 posted 05/16/18 11:20am

luvsexy4all

surprized at all this love....hate it

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Reply #15 posted 05/16/18 12:17pm

dodger

Anything with Michael B and the Hornheads on is going to be great musically. Love the last minute or so
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Reply #16 posted 05/16/18 12:18pm

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lion88 said:

Great song, probably my favourite song of Hit n Run 2, together with Relevation.



Agreed. 'Revelation' is a late-classic in my book and among my favourite Prince songs. I even had it as first dance for my wedding in 2016.
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Reply #17 posted 05/16/18 12:26pm

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OperatingThetan said:

lion88 said:

Great song, probably my favourite song of Hit n Run 2, together with Relevation.



Agreed. 'Revelation' is a late-classic in my book and among my favourite Prince songs. I even had it as first dance for my wedding in 2016.


That song is my other favorite. So cool you chose that for your wedding! I love Revelation it makes me feel emotional sometimes.
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Reply #18 posted 05/16/18 12:27pm

RJOrion

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Anything with Michael B and the Hornheads on is going to be great musically. Love the last minute or so



yes...those last few bars it almost takes on a New Orleans Zydeco beat...
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Reply #19 posted 05/17/18 5:23am

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luvsexy4all said:

surprized at all this love....hate it



Indeed. After seeing this thread, I listened to it again last night to see if I'd missed something. Nope, still awful.

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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Reply #20 posted 05/17/18 9:29am

NorthC

The only person I ever heard use the word groovy was a Swiss guy I met in Panajachel, Guatemala, which used to be known as a hippy hangout, but was more of a tourist trap when I was there in 2000. And this guy was too young to have been around in the 60s, but maybe be picked up the groovy vocabulary.
As for the song, it has a bit of that old school 60s/70s soul vibe, so yeah, I think it's groovy...
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #21 posted 05/17/18 9:36am

gandorb

Like the word (it has a groovy quality about it) and love the song.
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Reply #22 posted 05/17/18 10:09am

pinkcashmere23

I've loved this song since Prince first put it on 3rdeyegirl.com for download. I think it's very interesting musically. There's a lot going on in it!

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Reply #23 posted 05/17/18 1:24pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love this song.

Prince Vault states the basic tracking was from 2012.

But P's use of the word "groovy" makes me think Prince wrote this song years ago. But I dont know.

Back in the day, when I was a youngin' the word "groovy" eventually became cliched.


How about the younger fans? What does groovy mean to you?



I wonder why Prince used the word groovy?

Love the song also!

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Reply #24 posted 05/17/18 2:08pm

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I LOVE the funky groove that it's fading out to at the end.Would like to hear the FULL version of it in the vault

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #25 posted 05/17/18 2:28pm

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I LOVE the funky groove that it's fading out to at the end.Would like to hear the FULL version of it in the vault

I love that part too! Also the "dance 4 me" break.

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Reply #26 posted 05/17/18 6:10pm

FlyOnTheWall

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Definitely 2012, this song is about his relationship with Andy Allo....that is on record.

I really enjoy this track. It has an airy, lighthearted feel that I love. I always suspected that Andy was its inspiration, but I didn't know it had been confirmed. Where can we read about that?

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Reply #27 posted 05/17/18 6:34pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I LOVE the funky groove that it's fading out to at the end.Would like to hear the FULL version of it in the vault

I love that part too! Also the "dance 4 me" break.

Another lost one-man-band hit. disbelief

But I will say Prince did accomplish another semi hit in 2015 on the charts with 1000 x's and O's without even trying.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #28 posted 05/17/18 6:39pm

pinkcashmere23

ChocolateBox3121 said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

I love that part too! Also the "dance 4 me" break.

Another lost one-man-band hit. disbelief

But I will say Prince did accomplish another semi hit in 2015 on the charts with 1000 x's and O's without even trying.

I think it had the potential to be a hit too. Yes 1000 X's & O's did pretty well!

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Reply #29 posted 05/17/18 7:11pm

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I call GP one of his late in the game great ones. Ghe groove/vibe is just ethereal to me. Its like the brighter cousin to Beautiful Strange.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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