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Reply #30 posted 06/20/18 11:03am

manabean84

This is my second fav album so it's so hard to choose! I love all the songs. I can say though, the mood that I'm in on a particular day can determine what I think is the best song on the album.

I'm not a human
I am a dove
I'm your conscious
I am love
All I really need is to know that
You believe
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Reply #31 posted 06/20/18 11:51am

motherfunka

Days of Wild

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Reply #32 posted 06/20/18 11:58am

hhhhdmt

Endorphinmachine

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Reply #33 posted 06/20/18 12:00pm

Philly76

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TMBGITW by a mile, one of his best songs overall.

Followed by Gold, Dolphin snd Billy Jack Bitch.

Great album, in my all time 5.
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Reply #34 posted 06/20/18 2:17pm

bigd74

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All of it

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #35 posted 06/20/18 2:53pm

herb4

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Lot of good tracks on this record.

I love "SHHH", "BJB", "I Hate U", "Now"...

I'd have swapped something out and worked "Days of Wild" in the tracklist somewhere.

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Reply #36 posted 06/20/18 2:59pm

GTsymbolover

Dolphin and endorphinmachine
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Reply #37 posted 06/20/18 3:03pm

kingricefan

eek Man, I am getting senile!!! smile

Silvertongue7 said:

kingricefan said:

P. Control. Willing and Able would be #1 if it used the same vocals as he did in the 'official' video. Man, I get chills when I listen to that version!

You’re right about the vocals in the video. Wrong album though...

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Reply #38 posted 06/20/18 3:19pm

Silvertongue7

kingricefan said:

eek Man, I am getting senile!!! smile



Silvertongue7 said:


kingricefan said:

P. Control. Willing and Able would be #1 if it used the same vocals as he did in the 'official' video. Man, I get chills when I listen to that version!



You’re right about the vocals in the video. Wrong album though...


Aren’t we all? razz
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Reply #39 posted 06/20/18 5:45pm

donnyenglish

1. Dolphin 2. Gold
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Reply #40 posted 06/20/18 6:23pm

spacedolphin

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Dolphin, Shy

music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #41 posted 06/20/18 7:09pm

SoulAlive

Lovejunky said:

Never cared much for Pussy Control


yeah,I don’t like that song very much,either.
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Reply #42 posted 06/21/18 5:07am

Lovejunky

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SoulAlive said:

Lovejunky said:
Never cared much for Pussy Control
yeah,I don’t like that song very much,either.

But as with a lot of Princes Music

I can appreciate the arrangemets

and the NEW ways he continued to mix

single sounds together

creating more of a an audio montage

,

Pussy Control just vibes too erratic for me

and every sinlge sherik and scream

are like nails down my back

I dont like how I feel when I listen to it..

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #43 posted 06/21/18 5:22am

TrevorAyer

Eye wish there was an acoustic version of billy jack sans samples and even omiting the title lyric from the song ... and also omitting horrible new jack beat ... maybe as is would have fit better on exodus ..
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Reply #44 posted 06/21/18 7:28am

ufoclub

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TrevorAyer said:

Eye wish there was an acoustic version of billy jack sans samples and even omiting the title lyric from the song ... and also omitting horrible new jack beat ... maybe as is would have fit better on exodus ..


He was re-using the rhythm effect idea also used on “The Exodus has Begun”. But I wonder which came first?
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Reply #45 posted 06/21/18 7:49am

dodger

ufoclub said:

TrevorAyer said:
Eye wish there was an acoustic version of billy jack sans samples and even omiting the title lyric from the song ... and also omitting horrible new jack beat ... maybe as is would have fit better on exodus ..
He was re-using the rhythm effect idea also used on “The Exodus has Begun”. But I wonder which came first?

According to P-vault Billy Jack Bitch came first

Morris Hayes said on the Dr Funk podcast Billy Jack came from the same sessions as Hallucination Rain and The Exodus Has Begun.

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Reply #46 posted 06/21/18 3:47pm

herb4

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TrevorAyer said:

Eye wish there was an acoustic version of billy jack


I never thought of that song that way but I can hear it, actually. To me, it seemed to rely on the back beat and the funk driven bottom end but imagining him playing it acoustically, Musicology Tour style, has me intrigued. Good job getting me thinking about this song in a new way. Thanks.

Why did Prince fuck up SO MANY ALBUMS with stupid segues anyway? Gold, Love Symbol, Exodus, Rainbow Children....AoA is the only one I can recall where it mostly worked or at least didn't DETRACT from the album.

When did that tendency really start and when did it end? Is there anyone that still enjoys any of that shit? Seemed most prevelant during his "Fuck Warner Bros" phase but then again, Rainbow Children and AoA....Maybe I'll start a thread about that.

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Reply #47 posted 06/21/18 4:51pm

IstenSzek

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the only segue i still like is the 'npg records' intro to the Exodus album,
and that's technically an intro lol

the ones on come aren't so bad since they kind of go with the tracks at
least and don't seem to obviously like tagged on segues (which they are
after all)

the narration of TRC is just that for me, i don't see that as segues since
they are a part of the song structure in most cases. ('and in a downward
spiral it dripped...down...the drain' guitar ) more integrated than those
bits on "come" anyway.

the segues on the love symbol album are only a few, thank god, because
they are corny as fuck. i hate them.

the gold experience ones aren't THAT bad. but they only retain about 0.1%
of the coolness i thought they had back in 1994 lol the most annoying
thing about those is that they bleed into the song. like at the end of BJB or
the phonecall at the beginning of 319. or even the Prince esta Muerto at
the end of Endorphinmachine. think about the playlists prince, or at that
time the mix tapes mad

AOA, once again, not segues as such.

the only album that have actual segues that feel like segues are Exodus
and TGE. the ones on Exodus are just TOO DAMN MUCH already.

but you can program them out. and you can listen to mashed potato girl
on just the one audio channel and that alone is worth at least the price
of an average album. it's made me laugh for all these years, as tired as
the other skits are, MPG is hysterical.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #48 posted 06/22/18 1:37am

dodger

IstenSzek said:

the only segue i still like is the 'npg records' intro to the Exodus album,
and that's technically an intro lol

the ones on come aren't so bad since they kind of go with the tracks at
least and don't seem to obviously like tagged on segues (which they are
after all)

the narration of TRC is just that for me, i don't see that as segues since
they are a part of the song structure in most cases. ('and in a downward
spiral it dripped...down...the drain' guitar ) more integrated than those
bits on "come" anyway.

the segues on the love symbol album are only a few, thank god, because
they are corny as fuck. i hate them.

the gold experience ones aren't THAT bad. but they only retain about 0.1%
of the coolness i thought they had back in 1994 lol the most annoying
thing about those is that they bleed into the song. like at the end of BJB or
the phonecall at the beginning of 319. or even the Prince esta Muerto at
the end of Endorphinmachine. think about the playlists prince, or at that
time the mix tapes mad

AOA, once again, not segues as such.

the only album that have actual segues that feel like segues are Exodus
and TGE. the ones on Exodus are just TOO DAMN MUCH already.

but you can program them out. and you can listen to mashed potato girl
on just the one audio channel and that alone is worth at least the price
of an average album. it's made me laugh for all these years, as tired as
the other skits are, MPG is hysterical.

Yes, he seemed to get a taste for the segues on the Symbol album then carried it on with Goldnigga, Come, Gold, Exodus.

.

And yes Mash Potato Girl is gold.

Some of the other Exodus ones are quite amusing but they're not something you'd choose to listen to often so they were literally a waste of space. Could have kept Love..Thy Will Be Done or Funky Design on there instead.

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Reply #49 posted 06/22/18 2:08am

james

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Live: Endorphin Machine

On Record: We March or Shhh

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Reply #50 posted 06/22/18 5:03am

gandorb

:i:Hate U - best post 80s single
Live: Shhh
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Reply #51 posted 06/22/18 5:06am

67Cadillac

I have a hard time with this, simply because I wanted to nominate TMBGITW, but since it A) came out well over a year before the album was released and B) the album version is too overproduced compared to the beautiful single version, I don't know.

I would say "Shhh!," "Endorphinmachine," and "Dolphin" are my Top 3. I love "P. Control" as well.

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Reply #52 posted 06/22/18 5:29am

gandorb

Duplicate confused
[Edited 6/22/18 5:31am]
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Reply #53 posted 06/23/18 7:28pm

SoulAlive

dodger said:

IstenSzek said:


you can listen to mashed potato girl
on just the one audio channel and that alone is worth at least the price
of an average album. it's made me laugh for all these years, as tired as
the other skits are, MPG is hysterical.

And yes Mash Potato Girl is gold.

I agree,the "Mash Potato Girl" segue is priceless biggrin very funny!

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Reply #54 posted 06/23/18 8:10pm

206Michelle

Endorphinmachine and eye Hate U...at least those are my favourites.

[Edited 6/23/18 20:11pm]

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #55 posted 06/24/18 9:53am

SoulAlive

Lovejunky said:

SoulAlive said:

Lovejunky said: yeah,I don’t like "P Control" very much,either.

But as with a lot of Princes Music

I can appreciate the arrangemets

and the NEW ways he continued to mix

single sounds together

creating more of a an audio montage

,

Pussy Control just vibes too erratic for me

and every sinlge sherik and scream

are like nails down my back

I dont like how I feel when I listen to it..

I think it sounds forced.What really angers me is that...he had a much more credible,more convincing hip-hop track ("Days Of Wild") and he didn't put that one on the album mad

[Edited 6/24/18 9:53am]

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Reply #56 posted 06/24/18 11:52am

mdmeridius

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Shhhh and Billy Jack Bitch are my favourites. I’m glad he reclaimed Shhhh from Tevin and added the killer solo.
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #57 posted 06/24/18 12:53pm

sro100

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Every single song.

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