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Thread started 12/21/07 4:11pm

VenusBlingBlin
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CONTROVERSY. Discuss

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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Reply #1 posted 12/21/07 4:39pm

Anxiety

VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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[Edited 12/21/07 16:33pm]


THE NEW MASTER:
people call me shrewd, i wish you all were sued
i wish my angina didn't flare up at night, i wish there was no yule
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Reply #2 posted 12/21/07 4:51pm

LittleSmedley

VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules


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he obviously hasn't met my mother in law

ohgoon
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Reply #3 posted 12/21/07 5:05pm

ToraToraDreams

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VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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[Edited 12/21/07 16:33pm]

I'm surprised goody Nelson hasn't taken those lyrics out of the live version.
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Reply #4 posted 12/21/07 5:52pm

Snap

Anxiety said:

VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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THE NEW MASTER:
people call me shrewd, i wish you all were sued
i wish my angina didn't flare up at night, i wish there was no yule


lol sounds more like "people call me Scrooge"
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Reply #5 posted 12/21/07 6:19pm

Anxiety

Snap said:

Anxiety said:



THE NEW MASTER:
people call me shrewd, i wish you all were sued
i wish my angina didn't flare up at night, i wish there was no yule


lol sounds more like "people call me Scrooge"


we have a winner lol
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Reply #6 posted 12/21/07 6:56pm

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prob my least favourite album. i can only listen to 3 songs, but they're quality!

wildsignwildsignwildsignwildsignwildsignwildsign

controversy! do me baby! sexuality!

i know he sang controversy on 21st sept, o2 so he's obviously still in touch with that vibe...
how old was prince when these songs were made? i suppose he was singing/writing about what was important 2 him at tht time - SEX.
he's a very sexual person, so i guess this album is still representative of his nature.
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Reply #7 posted 12/21/07 11:07pm

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a solid album, but it's still a disappointing follow-up to his monumental 1980 landmark, Dirty Mind, to me! But it does have outstanding tracks like the title track, Do Me Baby, Annie Christian, and Sexuality...
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Reply #8 posted 12/22/07 12:21pm

Ernest

these are the songs i love in controversy

Controversy
sexuality
do me baby
private joy
ronny talk to russia
Lets work
Annie christian
jack you off

I love the whole album, one of prince's greatest albums
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Reply #9 posted 12/22/07 12:53pm

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That's back when Prince was at his best. Classic pre-ATWIAD "Old Prince". No artsy/fartsy shit, just straight out hardcore jams. "Controversy" was the perfect follow up to "Dirty Mind" and the perfect album for "1999" to follow. Prince just kept getting hotter and hotter each year back in those years.
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Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #10 posted 12/22/07 1:06pm

coolcat

I like it far more than Dirty Mind.
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Reply #11 posted 12/22/07 1:59pm

JoeTyler

Sounds like a pleasant bunch of Dirty Mind's b-Sides, plus two great new classics, Controversy and Do me baby; not one of my favourites, but still very entertaining...
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Reply #12 posted 12/22/07 2:49pm

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I like the 'Controversy' album, the title track is funky, and even though I don't like all of the songs, I think it's a solid album. I love the first 20 seconds or so on 'Sexuality' lol, I just can't help laughing, but I still like the song once it gets going. I think it gets overshadowed by some of his works to come, and it came out in '81 when Street Songs was so huge, it seems like it just got drowned out. But I still like the album though.
Lady Cab Driver is one of the greatest songs ever!
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Reply #13 posted 12/22/07 4:28pm

Tame

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I love it...
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #14 posted 12/22/07 4:36pm

darrenj

Controversy was the first ever Prince album I listened to.

It will always be special to me. Theres not a song on it I dislike.
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Reply #15 posted 12/24/07 7:22am

Anxiety

vainandy said:

That's back when Prince was at his best. Classic pre-ATWIAD "Old Prince". No artsy/fartsy shit, just straight out hardcore jams. "Controversy" was the perfect follow up to "Dirty Mind" and the perfect album for "1999" to follow. Prince just kept getting hotter and hotter each year back in those years.
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i remember the first time i heard this album, i thought "annie christian" was some pretty avant-garde/new-wave/"out there" sounding shit. in fact, i think this (and ARGUABLY 'dirty mind') could be considered his most "alternative" or "culty" albums, especially after the more straightforward stuff on the two records previous to Controversy and Dirty Mind. Plus he was working out his whole image concept around the time of Controversy, which I consider pretty artsy fartsy compared to, like, you know...Bob Seger or something. lol
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Reply #16 posted 12/24/07 1:49pm

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I love Controversy. It's in my top 5 Prince albums list. I dig most of the songs from the ablum. You know the album is a classic when Prince still to this day plays the songs from the album. Like Controversy and Do, Me Baby. smile
Some people think I'm kinda cute
But that don't compute when it comes 2 Y-O-U.
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Reply #17 posted 12/24/07 1:59pm

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VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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no it isnt prince now...prince is washed up now...over the hill vegas act now ....who has found religion cuz he know he gonna die soon so no it doesnt apply to him now
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Reply #18 posted 12/24/07 2:08pm

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Anxiety said:

VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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THE NEW MASTER:
people call me shrewd, i wish you all were sued
i wish my angina didn't flare up at night, i wish there was no yule


lol

"Orgers call me prude/But I am sill the dude
Does anyone believe I'd have hire theze Twinz for their dance moves?"
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Reply #19 posted 12/24/07 3:01pm

Jeffiner

mirrorbestfriend said:

VenusBlingBling said:

Let's discuss this album (again).

What do you think of it, what do the songs mean to you, does it still represent the Prince of today? And so on...

People call me rude, I wish we were all nude
I wish there was no black and white, I wish there were no rules



geek


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no it isnt prince now...prince is washed up now...over the hill vegas act now ....who has found religion cuz he know he gonna die soon so no it doesnt apply to him now


When did you last see Prince live? lol
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Reply #20 posted 12/24/07 3:20pm

lottielooloo19
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Jeffiner said:

mirrorbestfriend said:



no it isnt prince now...prince is washed up now...over the hill vegas act now ....who has found religion cuz he know he gonna die soon so no it doesnt apply to him now


When did you last see Prince live? lol



lol mirrorbestfriend tht is very harshh & a little bit unkind!
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Reply #21 posted 12/24/07 4:50pm

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darrenj said:

Controversy was the first ever Prince album I listened to.

It will always be special to me. Theres not a song on it I dislike.


Same here. And like coolcat said, I like it more than Dirty Mind.
chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #22 posted 12/24/07 5:34pm

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Jeffiner said:

mirrorbestfriend said:



no it isnt prince now...prince is washed up now...over the hill vegas act now ....who has found religion cuz he know he gonna die soon so no it doesnt apply to him now


When did you last see Prince live? lol

06 and he was great live but his recordings suck lately cuz he rich and out of touch with the real world.....u cant be a millionaire hangin with rich folks and be funky...u got to stay in north minneapolis to keep the funk
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Reply #23 posted 12/24/07 5:36pm

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CONTROVERSY!!! Is my favorite Prince album. It fuckin' rocks.
"Don't make me chase u, even doves have pride.."
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Reply #24 posted 12/25/07 5:07pm

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mirrorbestfriend said:

Jeffiner said:



When did you last see Prince live? lol

06 and he was great live but his recordings suck lately cuz he rich and out of touch with the real world.....u cant be a millionaire hangin with rich folks and be funky...u got to stay in north minneapolis to keep the funk


lol. But he's been rich for a very long time.
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Reply #25 posted 12/25/07 5:10pm

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VenusBlingBling said:

mirrorbestfriend said:


06 and he was great live but his recordings suck lately cuz he rich and out of touch with the real world.....u cant be a millionaire hangin with rich folks and be funky...u got to stay in north minneapolis to keep the funk


lol. But he's been rich for a very long time.

he wasnt rich when he made controversy....
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Reply #26 posted 12/25/07 5:11pm

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mirrorbestfriend said:

VenusBlingBling said:



lol. But he's been rich for a very long time.

he wasnt rich when he made controversy....


But he was rich when he made SOTT...etc..
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Reply #27 posted 12/25/07 5:14pm

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VenusBlingBling said:

mirrorbestfriend said:


he wasnt rich when he made controversy....


But he was rich when he made SOTT...etc..

yes he was but he was still chillin with the homies on the northside
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Reply #28 posted 12/25/07 5:20pm

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mirrorbestfriend said:

VenusBlingBling said:



But he was rich when he made SOTT...etc..

yes he was but he was still chillin with the homies on the northside


It's no use discussing things with you.lol
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Reply #29 posted 12/25/07 5:25pm

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VenusBlingBling said:

mirrorbestfriend said:


yes he was but he was still chillin with the homies on the northside


It's no use discussing things with you.lol

yes it is i am the most intelligent person on this site and also the best looking byfar...
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