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Thread started 01/30/15 8:37pm

SoulAlive

"Mechanical Emotion" by Vanity w/Morris Day (1984)

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Reply #1 posted 01/30/15 9:31pm

funksterr

woot!

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Reply #2 posted 01/30/15 9:41pm

SoulAlive

I love this groove! Vanity's vocals aren't too great,but the music is funky headbang sounds very Minneapolis-styled...and Morris on the chorus (hey,that rhymes! lol) was a good idea

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Reply #3 posted 02/03/15 12:26pm

kitbradley

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Really SUCKS she filmed a music video for this song and Motown decided not to release it. I will NEVER forgive them for that shit!!!! mad

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #4 posted 02/03/15 12:54pm

Graycap23

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kitbradley said:

Really SUCKS she filmed a music video for this song and Motown decided not to release it. I will NEVER forgive them for that shit!!!! mad

I'd love 2 see that.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #5 posted 02/03/15 2:15pm

SPYZFAN1

Wow Soul!!..You took me way back. I liked this song..I remember seeing video stills in magazines but never the full thing. Damn Motown!...I still have that Vanity poster too (packed away).

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Reply #6 posted 02/04/15 1:18am

SoulAlive

does anyone know why the video was never released? Was it too nasty? lol

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Reply #7 posted 02/04/15 6:03am

kitbradley

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SoulAlive said:

does anyone know why the video was never released? Was it too nasty? lol

I doubt it. I think Motown just decided to put their promo $$$ behind someone else after the first single. Happens all the time.

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Reply #8 posted 02/04/15 11:23am

Javi

This one is great, though I prefer "Pretty Mess", which is great and a good laugh!

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Reply #9 posted 02/04/15 10:23pm

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

SoulAlive said:

does anyone know why the video was never released? Was it too nasty? lol

I doubt it. I think Motown just decided to put their promo $$$ behind someone else after the first single. Happens all the time.

They're crazy."Mechanical Emotion" could have been a smash hit.All it needed was a video.

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Reply #10 posted 02/04/15 10:25pm

SoulAlive

a funny thing about this song...

on the lyric sheet,it claims that Morris is singing "you keep me a wreck" lol nuts we all know he's singing something else,lol

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Reply #11 posted 02/05/15 5:34am

Graycap23

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SoulAlive said:

a funny thing about this song...

on the lyric sheet,it claims that Morris is singing "you keep me a wreck" lol nuts we all know he's singing something else,lol

Whoa...................I never actually knew what he was saying until u pointed this out.

I've heard that song several hundered times I'm sure.

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Reply #12 posted 02/05/15 8:45pm

SoulAlive

Graycap23 said:

SoulAlive said:

a funny thing about this song...

on the lyric sheet,it claims that Morris is singing "you keep me a wreck" lol nuts we all know he's singing something else,lol

Whoa...................I never actually knew what he was saying until u pointed this out.

I've heard that song several hundered times I'm sure.

lol I gues they felt that the line "you keep me erect" was too explicit to put in the lyric sheet,lol

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Reply #13 posted 02/08/15 4:27pm

JoeyC

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Funny that u posted Mechanical. About a month ago i was on a Vanity, Andre C, and Morris Day(solo)music marathon. For a few days all i listened to was assoicated artist's music and Mechanical Emotion was one of songs that was on the playlist.




Anyway ME is one of the best songs that any of the AA have done.


Back when it was first released i thought it was Minneapolis-funk heaven, and 30 years later i still feel the same way!

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #14 posted 02/09/15 5:16am

cbarnes3121

this song is on constant play on my iphone love it wish they had of worked together when they were both with prince

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Reply #15 posted 03/01/15 3:22pm

Averett

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cbarnes3121 said:

this song is on constant play on my iphone love it wish they had of worked together when they were both with prince

Agreed!

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Reply #16 posted 03/02/15 12:41pm

jungleluv

Mechanical Emotion is the best song from her Wild Animal album. Just imagine how cool the video could have been - Vanity and Morris together WOW! Love the french bit - can sum1 translate? This Shoulda been a hit. Vanitys singin on this is so damn bad it's good. LOL!

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Reply #17 posted 03/03/15 8:34pm

SoulAlive

jungleluv said:

Mechanical Emotion is the best song from her Wild Animal album.

I agree.It makes all the other songs sound weak,by comparison.

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Reply #18 posted 03/03/15 8:36pm

SoulAlive

jungleluv said:

Vanitys singin on this is so damn bad it's good. LOL!

lol Her vocals on this song are terrible.The intoxicating groove and Morris' vocals is what saves it.

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Reply #19 posted 03/05/15 2:37pm

Rhastus

I had that poster on my wall when I was a teenager.

We don't need no microwave


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Reply #20 posted 03/12/15 3:51pm

JoshuaWho

SoulAlive said:

jungleluv said:

Vanitys singin on this is so damn bad it's good. LOL!

lol Her vocals on this song are terrible.The intoxicating groove and Morris' vocals is what saves it.

Funny how this is the line on every Vanity song but she actually managed to get out a few solid hit records. I mean, could her vocals have been that bad for more than Nasty Girl? All her solo records range from decent to not half bad in my opinion. And her vocals on sings like Romantic Voyage and Samuelle is as good as anything a female singer is doing today with just a few obvious exceptions.

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Reply #21 posted 03/12/15 5:41pm

woogiebear

Sounds like Morris programmed that beat!!!!! They ALSO shoulda put thi on the "Color Of Success" Album!!!!

cool

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Reply #22 posted 03/13/15 9:59pm

SoulAlive

JoshuaWho said:

SoulAlive said:

lol Her vocals on this song are terrible.The intoxicating groove and Morris' vocals is what saves it.

Funny how this is the line on every Vanity song but she actually managed to get out a few solid hit records. I mean, could her vocals have been that bad for more than Nasty Girl? All her solo records range from decent to not half bad in my opinion. And her vocals on sings like Romantic Voyage and Samuelle is as good as anything a female singer is doing today with just a few obvious exceptions.

the odd thing is,I think Vanity sounded just fine on the V6 album.I think Prince knew her vocal limitations and gave her songs that didn't require alot of vocal ability.Plus,the other girls were there to help her out (Brenda is actually a "real" singer).Songs like "Nasty Girl" and "Wet Dream" were tailored for her vocals.Left to her own devices,she didn't sound as good lol As a solo artist,she really should have worked with Jam and Lewis.They were genuises at hiding vocal flaws and making an artist sound good.Look at what they did with Janet Jackson.

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