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Thread started 07/22/07 2:14pm

diamondpearl1

Lady Cab Driver appreciation

has anyone of ya'll heard the bass line to lady cab driver and pictured the baddest woman u ever saw movin to it?
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Reply #1 posted 07/22/07 2:58pm

Dewrede

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smile It's cool , the drums too cool
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Reply #2 posted 07/22/07 3:03pm

NWF

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I have not only heard the bass line, I can play it. guitar smile

And yes, this is in the top 10 of funkiest Prince songs ever! headbang
NEW WAVE FOREVER: SLAVE TO THE WAVE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE.
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Reply #3 posted 07/22/07 3:04pm

kaptainkrunk

this is the cab who drives more than all this song is hot like fire the drums the bass the clock the synths so much 2 it those were the days when when was the leader of the class other than being led lady cab driver rocks and hell yeah no punctuation again
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Reply #4 posted 07/22/07 4:08pm

Obsidian

biggrin cool wink Love it!
He gets it! That's why the ladies love him...batting eyes
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Reply #5 posted 07/22/07 4:24pm

phineas

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This is an all time favourite of mine. I mean I never heard such a raw guitar solo over such a slick funk jam that gels so tight. That's just one element of this epic and sublime work, but can anyone identify the kind of gurgling sound that happens in one of the break downs before/after(don't have the track to hand) the guitar solo? It's so cool but I don't know what it is! Maybe an exhaust or something, kinda sounds like Scooby Doo clearing his throat. Any ideas?
"so glam, it's absurd"
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Reply #6 posted 07/22/07 4:27pm

sexxydancer

Great song.Love it!
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Reply #7 posted 07/22/07 4:39pm

mplsmike

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tonk Uhh! That one's 4, that one's 4 where U have 2 live
This one's 4 the rich - not all of 'em, just the greedy
The ones that don't know how 2 give
Love Life,
Love God,
And Only Do Drugs You Need
smoker

... wave
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Reply #8 posted 07/22/07 6:22pm

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Okay, when I bought the 1999 album, it wasn't for this song. I initially bought the 1999 album for the song, "Let's Pretend We're Married", but once I got past that song and played the other tracks, LCD leapt out at me.

I simply cannot listen to the song without an image of Prince in the sparkly purple coat and grey gloves--nothing underneath the coat--banging the mess out of the Lady Cab Driver. tonk

LOL.
I love a Man who:
Wears More Make Up Than Me.
Wears Four Inch Stilleto Boots.
Changes His Name To An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Who Changes His Name Back From An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Oh And Most Importantly, Who Is Sexy Little Drop Of Butterscotch
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Reply #9 posted 07/23/07 3:05am

wlcm2thdwn

never liked it.
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Reply #10 posted 07/23/07 3:10am

Moonbeam

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love excited drool
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Reply #11 posted 07/23/07 5:22am

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diamondpearl1 said:

has anyone of ya'll heard the bass line to lady cab driver and pictured the baddest woman u ever saw movin to it?




I can honestly say that i've never "pictured the baddest woman u ever saw movin to it? " but on the appreciation part...yea love the song. biggrin
[Edited 7/23/07 5:23am]
" A mind changed against its will, is of the same opinion still"
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Reply #12 posted 07/23/07 8:48am

funkyhead

one of the best tracks he ever did. Wish there was a video to this!
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Reply #13 posted 07/23/07 5:02pm

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I love this song so much. Sometimes before the talent competition at my beauty pageants, I use LCD as a vocal warm up.
I love a Man who:
Wears More Make Up Than Me.
Wears Four Inch Stilleto Boots.
Changes His Name To An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Who Changes His Name Back From An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Oh And Most Importantly, Who Is Sexy Little Drop Of Butterscotch
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Reply #14 posted 07/23/07 5:06pm

GangstaFam

Monster of a song. He should bring it back live.
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Reply #15 posted 07/23/07 5:12pm

FarrahMoan

I can play the rhythm guitar on this track, too. I'm trying to play the solo, but I suck at it.
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Reply #16 posted 07/29/07 1:57am

Flowerz

this made me a Prince fan .. (even the dj on radio was jammin'.. "My man Prince! with Lady Cab Driver") ..
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Reply #17 posted 07/29/07 2:10am

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Flowerz said:

this made me a Prince fan .. (even the dj on radio was jammin'.. "My man Prince! with Lady Cab Driver") ..

cool lol
evey time i c a lady cab driver this song pops into my head

love it!- never really appreciated it much when i first got 1999 (only ever played 1st vinyl, not 2nd boxed)- but its now one of my favs from this classic album- thank god 4 cds lol
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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Reply #18 posted 07/29/07 5:02am

purplesweat

I absolutely LOVE this song.

The start is perfect for chilling you out then the "this is for" bit is perfect for getting all your anger out.

I listen to this whenever I'm stressed lol
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Reply #19 posted 07/29/07 5:24am

Funkmeimfamous

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Probably in my top ten favourite Prince cuts. biggrin
Baby, that was much too fast... 1958-2016
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Reply #20 posted 07/29/07 6:43am

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1999 and LRC may have received all the airplay, but Lady Cab Driver is the best track on the album hands down
"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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Reply #21 posted 07/29/07 7:44am

Justin1972UK

It sounds good if you sequence it in a mix thus:

Prince - Lady Cab Driver
Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper

It just works really well.
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Reply #22 posted 07/29/07 8:03am

Krystal666

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Blue bird where r u???? razz
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Reply #23 posted 07/31/07 10:21pm

NatePerk

That song (Lady Cab Driver) sounds very similar to Sly's "Runnin Away" from "There's a Riot goin on". Does anyone agree??
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Reply #24 posted 07/31/07 11:57pm

Cyra

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This, along with pretty much every other song on 1999, is an ingenious musical excersize. Can't get enough of it.
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Reply #25 posted 08/01/07 2:13am

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One of the truest things P has ever released. This is classic Prince. Just him jamming along with himself. Jill understood P soooo fucking much. She sounds so good on all the tracks that she's on. Besides P, J.J.'s the star of that album. Her 'I'm getting fucked to death" moans, although over the top in places, are priceless. I remember vividly when this album was first released. EVERYBODY blasted THIS song. EVERYBODY. U heard it everywhere, Out of folks cribs. Out of their cars. I couldn't wait for him to play this live on the two times I saw him on the 1999 tour. His guitar solo on this song is also one of his best. The way he splits it up in phrases is so on point. He showed other musicians and folks in the industry at that time that he was someone to not be fucked with. He was so different from everybody else at that time. The only cat I think, who could try to hang with P , who had P's sensibilty, was Roger Troutman. Roger could smoke on rock guitar leads as well and at the same time doing some stoopid ass funk. But Roger wasn't crazy and nearly as weird as P was. And I don't think he had P's drive or ambition to be different from other brothers. One of the major things that I LOVE about this song is the special effects P employs in the song. Animal sounds. An elephant roaring. What in the hell made him think of that?! Seaguls. Then a church bell. All of this shit works too. That's what so coldblooded about it. He even has some shit that sounds like someone gurgling and spitting out water. That's stone crazy. To even put that in any song is way out. But he put it in here. The cat was out there, I'm telling u. Prince was crazy as hell.
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Reply #26 posted 08/01/07 2:19am

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I always found the lyric "drive this demon out of me" interesting.
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Reply #27 posted 08/01/07 6:15am

MetalMonkey

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i've listened to this song a thousand times but never really listened thanx for pointing that stuff out!

Its a classic smile
Give what U can, all U can stand, and all of your life will be made!

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Reply #28 posted 08/01/07 9:23am

sexxydancer

Definite fave!
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Reply #29 posted 08/01/07 1:52pm

NWF

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NatePerk said:

That song (Lady Cab Driver) sounds very similar to Sly's "Runnin Away" from "There's a Riot goin on". Does anyone agree??


hmmm Maybe only in the vocals.
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