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Thread started 06/09/09 7:42pm

TheKing662

Computer Blue vs Automatic

i picked these two because they are long as hell,and have very interesting beats
they both have a nice little instrumental part were he let the beat play for like 3 minutes,they both have vocals from girls(either wendy or lisa or jill jones. cool
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Reply #1 posted 06/09/09 7:47pm

Revolution

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Computer Blue may be his best work ever
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Reply #2 posted 06/09/09 7:57pm

TheEnglishGent

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I can't stand Automatic, so Computer Blue wins by default.
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Reply #3 posted 06/09/09 7:58pm

nyse

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computer blue


"where is my love life"
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Reply #4 posted 06/09/09 8:00pm

mzsadii

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Computer Blue by several hands down. The guitar licks are sic! cool
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Reply #5 posted 06/09/09 8:05pm

Rinluv

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Computer Blue..I like Automatic but it's just way too long.
Some people think I'm kinda cute
But that don't compute when it comes 2 Y-O-U.
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Reply #6 posted 06/09/09 8:06pm

mostbeautifulb
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I love both these tracks. I always think of them as a pair, two brothers.

Computer Blue is the better for me, but that changes daily.

The 11 minute computer blue is untouchable.

cool
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Reply #7 posted 06/09/09 8:06pm

MantuaPharoah

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My vote goes to Automatic. Tremendous song!

Computer Blue might be the better song, but I listen to Automatic far more frequently. Maybe it's because Computer Blue is surrounded by phenomenal songs on a great album.

With that being said, I still vote for Automatic. It's just a groove. I can work out to it, I can drive to it... and I for damn sure can get off to it! wink

When Prince says "I'll go down on you... all night long... it's automatic"... that's arguably the HOTTEST line he's ever spouted!
The public is squeezin' you kiddo. You'd better kick ass on your next album or else!
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Reply #8 posted 06/09/09 8:08pm

sexxydancer

A-U-T-O matic.wink
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Reply #9 posted 06/09/09 8:12pm

whistle

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Automatic, but both songs are fantastic
everyone's a fruit & nut case
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Reply #10 posted 06/09/09 8:13pm

punkofthemonth

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automatic, for me. just an amazing suite of a song love. the released version of computer blue is probably my least fave off of the ever perfect purple rain. just cuz it feels a bit "unfinished", if you know what i mean. just one verse. the un-released super long "hallway speech" version is fucking amazing though headbang. was bumpin' that the other day. awesomeness. trumps any other version. some of his deepest, most "introspective" stuff, imo. hard to say, but yeah cool
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Reply #11 posted 06/09/09 8:30pm

TRON

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wow. they're both robotic and cold as hell. and they're a contender for my faves on each album. and they never get played out. but i gotta go with 'automatic'.
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Reply #12 posted 06/09/09 9:26pm

pricy503

Thats like choosing between 1982 Vanity and 1995 Halle Berry.
nice guy.
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Reply #13 posted 06/09/09 9:28pm

RUHip2TheJive

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Automatic even though it's a bit long.
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Reply #14 posted 06/09/09 11:21pm

sms130

WOW! This is interesting! Just think some parts of the live version of 'Automatic' around the time of 1982-1983 were later used 4 the recording of the unreleased alternate version of 'Computer Blues'. I like both songs! They r both classics.
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Reply #15 posted 06/09/09 11:24pm

MRGee

Both are S and M Inspired also. I love both so Much I couldn't pick cause they both RULE!
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Reply #16 posted 06/09/09 11:28pm

novabrkr

Computermotherfuckingblue
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Reply #17 posted 06/09/09 11:33pm

thedance

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MRGee said:

I love both so Much I couldn't pick cause they both RULE!


EXACTLY, Co-sign.

Both are 10/10 songs. biggrin
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Reply #18 posted 06/10/09 12:46am

callimnate

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confused at people complaining that Automatic is too long.


Probably his best two songs, and definately my favourites.

Decision would need to be made based on how shiity I am with my missus.
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Reply #19 posted 06/10/09 1:04am

Imago

A-u-t-o-matic is a really cool, interesting song. But it reminds me of Emancipation's "Joint to Joint" where it just never seems to end..

The version of Computer Blue that ended up on Purple Rain at least felt like a proper song, and I have a bias towards it, cause it was the song that made me a Prince fan.

I heard it playing on a Dolby Stereo (state. of. the. art. in 1984, son talk to the hand ) and was blown away by the abrupt change in the song and the guitar parts, and of course the fact that it bleeds into Darlkin Nikki jerkoff

So, yeah.. Computer Blue lol
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Reply #20 posted 06/10/09 1:06am

tc012009

Computer Blue by a wide margin.
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Reply #21 posted 06/10/09 2:39am

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I have to go with Computer Blue... it, lyrically, picks up on the sonic themes of Automatic and runs away with them.

I happened to listen to both of these yesterday (and their respective albums). I sometimes forgot just what a complete stunner the Purple Rain album is when I actually dedicate some time to listen to it.

The drumming/programming especially blew me away on Computer Blue. I'm really loving this song in a way I haven't in quite awhile.
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Reply #22 posted 06/10/09 6:21am

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I love both songs, I've always like the Computer/Digital flavoured music

Automatic
Compture Blue
Something in the Water Does Not Compute
Data Bank

I always though Computer Blue was too short, not until years later did I find that there were lengths ranging from 11min - 14min

I can listen to the longest versions all the time all the way through
Computer Blue is my choice though

the guitar work takes me away the drumming/percussion, is a rock masterpiece
and that it's actually a live rendition that sounds like studio work gives it a few more + + +











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Reply #23 posted 06/10/09 6:37am

shonenjoe

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compy blu
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Reply #24 posted 06/10/09 7:04am

dseann

Computer Blue
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Reply #25 posted 06/10/09 11:43am

2funkE

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COMPUTER BLUE

The long version is a masterpiece.
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Reply #26 posted 06/11/09 10:22am

dseann

2funkE said:

COMPUTER BLUE

The long version is a masterpiece.


You can say that again. biggrin
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Reply #27 posted 06/11/09 11:02am

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father the sun is gone

the dawn ..father where's the dawn?

computer blue
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #28 posted 06/11/09 3:26pm

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Oh Please. Automatic kicks Computer blue's ass every day of the week and 5 times on Sunday. Get outta here with that nonsense. hmph!
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Reply #29 posted 06/11/09 3:29pm

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Computer Blue.
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