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Wendy & Lisa doing "It"

Just heard this, what's the story behind it?
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Reply #1 posted 12/28/15 4:24am

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mojo said:

Just heard this, what's the story behind it?

There's a sticky thread for nonsense.

Unless u really actually mean something?

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Reply #2 posted 12/28/15 4:35am

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databank said:



mojo said:


Just heard this, what's the story behind it?

There's a sticky thread for nonsense.


Unless u really actually mean something?



I mean, I have just listen to W&L doing a version of It from SOTT: no idea where it is from, whether it has just leaked, when it was recorded and was wondering if anyone else did? Hell, it may be fake (sounds very much like them though) but it ain't a nonsense post.
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Reply #3 posted 12/28/15 5:01am

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Reply #4 posted 12/28/15 5:09am

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Apparently it was recorded a couple of years ago... pretty cool.

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Reply #5 posted 12/28/15 5:38am

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mojo said:

databank said:

There's a sticky thread for nonsense.

Unless u really actually mean something?

I mean, I have just listen to W&L doing a version of It from SOTT: no idea where it is from, whether it has just leaked, when it was recorded and was wondering if anyone else did? Hell, it may be fake (sounds very much like them though) but it ain't a nonsense post. [Edited 12/28/15 4:36am]

I had no idea. I'd be very curious to hear it. Was it ever officially released? It sure ain't on any of their albums.

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Reply #6 posted 12/28/15 5:41am

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databank said:

mojo said:

Just heard this, what's the story behind it?

There's a sticky thread for nonsense.

Unless u really actually mean something?

You are just way too feisty sometimes. Chill...

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Reply #7 posted 12/28/15 6:00am

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Back on thread subject.

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Reply #8 posted 12/28/15 6:02am

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mojo said:

Just heard this, what's the story behind it?


What does it sound like?
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Reply #9 posted 12/28/15 6:50am

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irreverence said:

databank said:

There's a sticky thread for nonsense.

Unless u really actually mean something?

You are just way too feisty sometimes. Chill...

The OP was being confusing. It could have meant W&L covering the song It, it could have meant W&L being ghostwriters for the song It, it could have meant W&L playing on the song It on SOTT, it could have meant W&L making love together (obvious subtext for "doing it"), or it could have meant W&L actually doing anything u can possibly imagine. I think it's not excessive to ask people for clarification when they create cryptic threads. Now the OP has clarified and I'm cool smile

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Reply #10 posted 12/28/15 8:04am

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I heard it's actually Susannah on lead vocals with Wendy and Lisa doing the music. All I know is that it was worth tracking down, I haven't stopped playing it since I found it last night!!
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Reply #11 posted 12/28/15 9:27am

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I heard it's actually Susannah on lead vocals with Wendy and Lisa doing the music. All I know is that it was worth tracking down, I haven't stopped playing it since I found it last night!!

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

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Reply #12 posted 12/28/15 12:57pm

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I beg to differ.

Wendy, Lisa and Prince made magic in the studio, that is evident in released and unreleased music from that era. The three of them had a musical understanding, that far surpassed our mere insights into their time together and opinions on the matter.

It's not really a big secret what split up the Revolution. Former members have not been entirely quiet about it, but unless Prince felt a need to go in a different artistic direction (which we'll never know), their split was on a personal level.

Seems to me, they recorded this track strictly for fun, pulling a random Prince track and covering it. Never intended for use or release. But a leak, well... that's something else.

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paulludvig said:

WonderU said:

I heard it's actually Susannah on lead vocals with Wendy and Lisa doing the music. All I know is that it was worth tracking down, I haven't stopped playing it since I found it last night!!

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

[Edited 12/28/15 9:33am]

U try way too hard.

Yes, It is Susannah on vocals.

I enjoyed It (Dream Factory/SOTT) but it isn't one of the songs I listen to often, the minimalism on a song like that needs to be a shorter song.

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Reply #14 posted 12/29/15 8:48am

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paulludvig said:

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

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U try way too hard.

Yes, It is Susannah on vocals.

I enjoyed It (Dream Factory/SOTT) but it isn't one of the songs I listen to often, the minimalism on a song like that needs to be a shorter song.

So what do you think about this version?

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Reply #15 posted 12/29/15 9:15am

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paulludvig said:

WonderU said:

I heard it's actually Susannah on lead vocals with Wendy and Lisa doing the music. All I know is that it was worth tracking down, I haven't stopped playing it since I found it last night!!

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

[Edited 12/28/15 9:33am]

Screeching? lol I hear a lot of power and passion myself. And Wendy & Lisa helped to define the music Prince was developing during that time. He was using songs from the Vault and the mid 80's all the way up to Graffiti Bridge. Listen to Power Fantastic which Wendy & Lisa wrote the music for, and tell me that they didn't understand minimalism. Just remember, without Wendy & Lisa, songs like Graffiti Bridge would have happened a lot sooner. lol

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Reply #16 posted 12/29/15 9:53am

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WonderU said:



paulludvig said:




WonderU said:


I heard it's actually Susannah on lead vocals with Wendy and Lisa doing the music. All I know is that it was worth tracking down, I haven't stopped playing it since I found it last night!!

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.


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Screeching? lol I hear a lot of power and passion myself. And Wendy & Lisa helped to define the music Prince was developing during that time. He was using songs from the Vault and the mid 80's all the way up to Graffiti Bridge. Listen to Power Fantastic which Wendy & Lisa wrote the music for, and tell me that they didn't understand minimalism. Just remember, without Wendy & Lisa, songs like Graffiti Bridge would have happened a lot sooner. lol



They certainly didn't help to define the music that resulted in songs like It. That much is clear from listening to this version.
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paulludvig said:

WonderU said:

Screeching? lol I hear a lot of power and passion myself. And Wendy & Lisa helped to define the music Prince was developing during that time. He was using songs from the Vault and the mid 80's all the way up to Graffiti Bridge. Listen to Power Fantastic which Wendy & Lisa wrote the music for, and tell me that they didn't understand minimalism. Just remember, without Wendy & Lisa, songs like Graffiti Bridge would have happened a lot sooner. lol

They certainly didn't help to define the music that resulted in songs like It. That much is clear from listening to this version.

well this one was done not too long ago and it sounds good

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OldFriends4Sale said:

paulludvig said:

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

[Edited 12/28/15 9:33am]

U try way too hard.

Yes, It is Susannah on vocals.

I enjoyed It (Dream Factory/SOTT) but it isn't one of the songs I listen to often, the minimalism on a song like that needs to be a shorter song.

Oppositely I think the lenght of It is what makes the track all the more interesting. The development of that obsessive beat over the course of 7 minutes is absolutely fascinating. Making it shorter would have ruined the hypnotizing effect.

I dig the W&L version a lot, though. It's a different approach, but it works nod

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databank said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

U try way too hard.

Yes, It is Susannah on vocals.

I enjoyed It (Dream Factory/SOTT) but it isn't one of the songs I listen to often, the minimalism on a song like that needs to be a shorter song.

Oppositely I think the lenght of It is what makes the track all the more interesting. The development of that obsessive beat over the course of 7 minutes is absolutely fascinating. Making it shorter would have ruined the hypnotizing effect.

I dig the W&L version a lot, though. It's a different approach, but it works nod

Yeah pretty much agree with databank word for word. smile

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jaawwnn said:

databank said:

Oppositely I think the lenght of It is what makes the track all the more interesting. The development of that obsessive beat over the course of 7 minutes is absolutely fascinating. Making it shorter would have ruined the hypnotizing effect.

I dig the W&L version a lot, though. It's a different approach, but it works nod

Yeah pretty much agree with databank word for word. smile

Yeah, it's an individual thing of course. No right or wrong. It was a song after fulling hearing it a few times, I never listened to directly for the full extent of it's time. While there are other songs that are not long enough for me

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Reply #21 posted 01/01/16 12:18pm

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Still jamming this! So funky and fun...loving it!

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Reply #22 posted 01/02/16 2:39pm

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WonderU said:

I heard it's actually Susannah on lead vocals with Wendy and Lisa doing the music. All I know is that it was worth tracking down, I haven't stopped playing it since I found it last night!!

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

[Edited 12/28/15 9:33am]

ahahahaha. Sorry- that made me laugh. Just because someone reworks a song does not mean they didnt "understand" the spare stuf someone was doing - they just did womething else. If you pay any attention to the soundtrack stuff W&L have done you'd realize this is anarbitrary statement based on limited knowledge.

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paulludvig said:

Yup. I think it's Susannah on vocals. It's her typical screeching style. I prefer Prince's version. I also think this version shows that W&L didn't quite understand the music Prince was developing in the late 80's. They didn't"get" the minimalism. One often point to Prince having personal reasons for the split up of the Rev, but it must have been artistic reasons as well.

[Edited 12/28/15 9:33am]

ahahahaha. Sorry- that made me laugh. Just because someone reworks a song does not mean they didnt "understand" the spare stuf someone was doing - they just did womething else. If you pay any attention to the soundtrack stuff W&L have done you'd realize this is anarbitrary statement based on limited knowledge.

They have reworked the song in a way that suggests to me that they didn't understand the original concept. The same thing happened with Strange Relationship which W&L turned into a hippie sing-a-long, complete with sitar and tablas. Totally inappropriate to the lyrics.

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Reply #24 posted 01/05/16 10:32am

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I like it. I have alwasy loved the original too. It's a lighter take on it. The original is a bit dark and heavy, and this one is chiller and devoid of darkness. I wonder when it was recorded?

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paulludvig said:

Zannaloaf said:

ahahahaha. Sorry- that made me laugh. Just because someone reworks a song does not mean they didnt "understand" the spare stuf someone was doing - they just did womething else. If you pay any attention to the soundtrack stuff W&L have done you'd realize this is anarbitrary statement based on limited knowledge.

They have reworked the song in a way that suggests to me that they didn't understand the original concept. The same thing happened with Strange Relationship which W&L turned into a hippie sing-a-long, complete with sitar and tablas. Totally inappropriate to the lyrics.

Come on...
I guess Prince didn't understand teh original concept of Let's Go Crazy when he 'reloaded' it in the last few 3rd Eye Girl years and had Frankenstein attached to it...

I like this rendition, it feels like a womans response at the same time as the males response It(1986)
The original Strange Relationships (non Camille) is my favorite, much more interesting.

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Reply #26 posted 01/06/16 9:06am

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paulludvig said:

They have reworked the song in a way that suggests to me that they didn't understand the original concept. The same thing happened with Strange Relationship which W&L turned into a hippie sing-a-long, complete with sitar and tablas. Totally inappropriate to the lyrics.

Come on...
I guess Prince didn't understand teh original concept of Let's Go Crazy when he 'reloaded' it in the last few 3rd Eye Girl years and had Frankenstein attached to it...

I like this rendition, it feels like a womans response at the same time as the males response It(1986)
The original Strange Relationships (non Camille) is my favorite, much more interesting.

A new interpretation is ok, but the interpretation has to make sense.

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paulludvig said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Come on...
I guess Prince didn't understand teh original concept of Let's Go Crazy when he 'reloaded' it in the last few 3rd Eye Girl years and had Frankenstein attached to it...

I like this rendition, it feels like a womans response at the same time as the males response It(1986)
The original Strange Relationships (non Camille) is my favorite, much more interesting.

A new interpretation is ok, but the interpretation has to make sense.

and IT does, from a womans lust

the slowed down'reloaded' Let's Go Crazy does make sense with the words, concept etc

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Reply #28 posted 01/25/16 1:11pm

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paulludvig said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Come on...
I guess Prince didn't understand teh original concept of Let's Go Crazy when he 'reloaded' it in the last few 3rd Eye Girl years and had Frankenstein attached to it...

I like this rendition, it feels like a womans response at the same time as the males response It(1986)
The original Strange Relationships (non Camille) is my favorite, much more interesting.

A new interpretation is ok, but the interpretation has to make sense.

To you? It makes sense to others so clearly it works. Just becasue you dont hear it doesnt make it wrong. It means it doesn't work for you.

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Reply #29 posted 02/04/16 6:19pm

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i like this...

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