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Thread started 10/19/18 6:38am

PURPLEIZED3121

Life Of the Party & ICPC...am I alone in utterly despising these tracks?!

These 2 ruin the Musicology album for me, bloody awful vocal from Candy D, thin sounding funk, inane lyrics just YUK!

Life of the Party life scrubs up0 better with the JB horns motif though!

[Edited 10/19/18 6:38am]

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Reply #1 posted 10/19/18 7:01am

TKO

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Not his best... you are right about these ones. But overall the album is pretty good. Some people hate too much.

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Reply #2 posted 10/19/18 7:21am

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Agree on Life Of The Party. They tried to do the same on 3121 with Get On The Boat which is few degrees better than Life thank god.

I also dislike Musicology.

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Reply #3 posted 10/19/18 7:41am

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Yes, Life 'O' The Party is a universal turkey.

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I don't mind ICPC though. I mean it's no Eggplant. At least there's a bit of humour there. 'Boy I was fine back in the day'

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Reply #4 posted 10/19/18 7:42am

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rdhull said:

Agree on Life Of The Party. They tried to do the same on 3121 with Get On The Boat which is few degrees better than Life thank god.

I also dislike Musicology.

I like Get On The Boat... boxed lol

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #5 posted 10/19/18 7:50am

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dodger said:

Yes, Life 'O' The Party is a universal turkey.

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I don't mind ICPC though. I mean it's no Eggplant. At least there's a bit of humour there. 'Boy I was fine back in the day'

That nasal "She knew what firk to use..." opening cracks me the hell up. And a few other smart assed lines make it cool too imho. I use that "I was fine back in the day" line a lot regarding posts lol.

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Reply #6 posted 10/19/18 7:52am

rdhull

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purplethunder3121 said:

rdhull said:

Agree on Life Of The Party. They tried to do the same on 3121 with Get On The Boat which is few degrees better than Life thank god.

I also dislike Musicology.

I like Get On The Boat... boxed lol

why?

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Reply #7 posted 10/19/18 8:22am

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I like both songs. Life o the party was much better live, he def didn't capture the potential of the song on the album, but I'm still a fan of the song in general. But ICPC -LOVE this song, my wife even digs this one!

I wasn't ever a huge fan of Get on the Boat, but my daughter loves that song A LOT, so I have fun singinig it with her, and I've kind of grown to like the song quite a bit more.

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Reply #8 posted 10/19/18 8:24am

rdhull

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rdhull said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I like Get On The Boat... boxed lol

why?

I take it back because Get On The Boat is a decent song for the cheese that it is..and is way better than Life Of The Partywhcih I thought u meant (and is an awful song). GOTB is ok.

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Reply #9 posted 10/19/18 8:25am

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rdhull said:



dodger said:


Yes, Life 'O' The Party is a universal turkey.


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I don't mind ICPC though. I mean it's no Eggplant. At least there's a bit of humour there. 'Boy I was fine back in the day'



That nasal "She knew what firk to use..." opening cracks me the hell up. And a few other smart assed lines make it cool too imho. I use that "I was fine back in the day" line a lot regarding posts lol.



lol
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Reply #10 posted 10/19/18 8:48am

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There's a lot of guff from that era, these included.

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Reply #11 posted 10/19/18 8:49am

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This is crazy talk! eek These tracks are so funky, both of 'em. I love Musicology album, a solid listen from press play on to the end... memories of good times music the beat on ICPC is fire. I also like how both tracks are basically stories. I want outtakes and rare stuff from this era so badddd

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Reply #12 posted 10/19/18 9:07am

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StrangeButTrue said:

This is crazy talk! eek These tracks are so funky, both of 'em.

This is the issue. Folks define these songs as what 'funky'mean. Not a diss to you but...let me say tbat Do You Lie is funkier than the paint by numbers "funky" songs such as these (mainly LOTP and GOTB)..Im not sure if Im explaining it right..this is complicated.

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Reply #13 posted 10/19/18 9:19am

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I don't think they define funky, but I do feel they fall under the definition of funky cool especially the dueling guitars at the end of ICPC and the horns on Life, lovely stuff.

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GOTB is another thing as it kinda has that "the word" vibe to it, GOTB is like an upbeat church song haha

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I would be bobbin and shakin to instrumental versions of all three tracks if such a thing existed.

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Reply #14 posted 10/19/18 9:28am

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Life of the Party..i just never got that one...i always find myself skipping it to get to Call My Name .

ICP&C I have loved from the very first listen.
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Reply #15 posted 10/19/18 9:36am

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Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance is a very nice funk track to my ears and brings something needed to to the album.

Life 'O' The Party is not an essential song for me, but I don't dislike it either. However, it was very good live on the tour.
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Reply #16 posted 10/19/18 9:45am

PURPLEIZED3121

StrangeButTrue said:

This is crazy talk! eek These tracks are so funky, both of 'em. I love Musicology album, a solid listen from press play on to the end... memories of good times music the beat on ICPC is fire. I also like how both tracks are basically stories. I want outtakes and rare stuff from this era so badddd

that my friend is a thread on it's own! 'What do we define as funky in the Prince catalogue'.

Ones mans funk is another mans junk!

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Reply #17 posted 10/19/18 9:45am

PURPLEIZED3121

rdhull said:

rdhull said:

why?

I take it back because Get On The Boat is a decent song for the cheese that it is..and is way better than Life Of The Partywhcih I thought u meant (and is an awful song). GOTB is ok.

damn right... i love Get on the Boat...has some balls to it & decent lyrics.

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Reply #18 posted 10/19/18 9:48am

PURPLEIZED3121

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Life of the Party..i just never got that one...i always find myself skipping it to get to Call My Name . ICP&C I have loved from the very first listen.

great point. AND i would suggest sums up a lot of Prince albums! ie some very disposable by numbers tracks next to stone cold classics like Call My Name...whihc just ooooooooozes class!...dayum his vocals on that are utter perfection.

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Reply #19 posted 10/19/18 9:52am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:



Krystalkisses said:


Life of the Party..i just never got that one...i always find myself skipping it to get to Call My Name . ICP&C I have loved from the very first listen.


great point. AND i would suggest sums up a lot of Prince albums! ie some very disposable by numbers tracks next to stone cold classics like Call My Name...whihc just ooooozes class!...dayum his vocals on that are utter perfection.



Yes i so agree I was just thinking how much I love Emanipation and what an awesome album it is..i love the 90s R&B grooves and style but I find myself skipping around so much on that one...he probably was very emotionally attached to many of the songs so I can see why he would want to include his babies but as a listener some of it is just filler to me.
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Reply #20 posted 10/19/18 10:09am

PURPLEIZED3121

Krystalkisses said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

great point. AND i would suggest sums up a lot of Prince albums! ie some very disposable by numbers tracks next to stone cold classics like Call My Name...whihc just ooooooooozes class!...dayum his vocals on that are utter perfection.

Yes i so agree I was just thinking how much I love Emanipation and what an awesome album it is..i love the 90s R&B grooves and style but I find myself skipping around so much on that one...he probably was very emotionally attached to many of the songs so I can see why he would want to include his babies but as a listener some of it is just filler to me.

talking of which...i played Emancipation [title track] the other week...how firece is his bass work on that...totally forgot how funky that bass work was.

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Reply #21 posted 10/19/18 10:12am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:



Krystalkisses said:


PURPLEIZED3121 said:



great point. AND i would suggest sums up a lot of Prince albums! ie some very disposable by numbers tracks next to stone cold classics like Call My Name...whihc just ooooozes class!...dayum his vocals on that are utter perfection.



Yes i so agree I was just thinking how much I love Emanipation and what an awesome album it is..i love the 90s R&B grooves and style but I find myself skipping around so much on that one...he probably was very emotionally attached to many of the songs so I can see why he would want to include his babies but as a listener some of it is just filler to me.


talking of which...i played Emancipation [title track] the other week...how firece is his bass work on that...totally forgot how funky that bass work was.



Was Rhonda on that track? She was a badass! wink
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Reply #22 posted 10/19/18 10:43am

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Wow. I love ICP&C. The last thirty seconds or so is some funky ass shit.

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #23 posted 10/19/18 11:16am

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The guitar work in ICPC is phenomenal. And not just just the last 30 seconds. Put on some headphones, crank it up, and enjoy the genius.

The only reason I like "Life O' the Party" is because my daughter got to sing it with Prince a couple times, So I always see her when I hear that song. But absent that, it's just a throw-away song.

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Reply #24 posted 10/19/18 11:19am

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DarkKnight1 said:

Wow. I love ICP&C. The last thirty seconds or so is some funky ass shit.

^ nod thanks... and, I agree with u.. cool cool



Illusion Coma Pimp & Circumstance is funky like heaven...... woot! music


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Life O' The Party on the other hand.. is garbage.. (imo)..... barf

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Reply #25 posted 10/19/18 12:15pm

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Life O' the Party is awful.

I love Illusion, Coma, Pimp, and Circumstance! One of my favorites at first listen.

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Reply #26 posted 10/19/18 12:21pm

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This is the greatest thread ever regarding "ICPC". And, if you want to learn the funky part, theAudience breaks it down in reply #8:

http://prince.org/msg/15/...?&pg=1

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Reply #27 posted 10/19/18 12:23pm

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Krystalkisses said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:



Krystalkisses said:


Life of the Party..i just never got that one...i always find myself skipping it to get to Call My Name . ICP&C I have loved from the very first listen.


great point. AND i would suggest sums up a lot of Prince albums! ie some very disposable by numbers tracks next to stone cold classics like Call My Name...whihc just ooooozes class!...dayum his vocals on that are utter perfection.



Yes i so agree I was just thinking how much I love Emanipation and what an awesome album it is..i love the 90s R&B grooves and style but I find myself skipping around so much on that one...he probably was very emotionally attached to many of the songs so I can see why he would want to include his babies but as a listener some of it is just filler to me.


What if you could ditch the filler and get it down to one disc? What would you include? popcorn lol
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Reply #28 posted 10/19/18 12:38pm

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themend said:

Krystalkisses said:



Yes i so agree I was just thinking how much I love Emanipation and what an awesome album it is..i love the 90s R&B grooves and style but I find myself skipping around so much on that one...he probably was very emotionally attached to many of the songs so I can see why he would want to include his babies but as a listener some of it is just filler to me.


What if you could ditch the filler and get it down to one disc? What would you include? popcorn lol


Jam of the Year
Right Back Here in my arms
Somebody's Somebody
Get your groove on
In this Bed I scream
One Kiss at a time
Soul Sanctuary
Dreamin' about u
Let's have a baby
Emancipation

These to me are his strongest songs. I like a few others like White Mansion and Mr. Happy too.
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Reply #29 posted 10/19/18 8:30pm

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I really like these two songs and think they fit perfectly with the entire Musicology album, which is one of my favorite albums.

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