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Thread started 08/02/11 5:50pm

Whiskas31

Blue Light Appreciation

I've noticed Blue Light gets a lot of stick on prince.org, so I thought I'd show my appreciation for such a cool laid back track.

How can you not love a song that has these lyrics: "I'll be a hundred and seventeen, you'll be still saying baby not tonight."

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Reply #1 posted 08/02/11 5:57pm

Mya

'Close your eyes and count to ten, and when you open 'em -- I'll be standing naked with nothing but a smile on' lick

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Reply #2 posted 08/03/11 12:02am

MarquessMarq

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Love the reggae feel. Wish he dabbled a little more with that genre, like ska/funk. Gotta boom that bass though, in Blue Light. wink

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Reply #3 posted 08/03/11 2:05am

thedance

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I hate Blue Light,

it is totally crap!

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Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #4 posted 08/03/11 4:02am

eireboy34

Sorry, worst song on the album

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Reply #5 posted 08/03/11 8:57am

robertgeorgeak
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somedays i quite like it, other days i think it's a rancid pile of dog spew. which pretty much sums up my opinion on that whole symbol era smile

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #6 posted 08/03/11 8:59am

Vict0r

Love the song smile

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Reply #7 posted 08/03/11 10:01am

ecstasy

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Mya said:

'Close your eyes and count to ten, and when you open 'em -- I'll be standing naked with nothing but a smile on' lick

Love this song and that ^ is my favorite part

Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #8 posted 08/03/11 10:12am

novabrkr

Do I need the aborted seques to understand why there is a reggae song in the middle of this album? Does the storyline involve the members of the NPG making a trip straight from Egypt to Jamaica?

Meh, it's okay. Nothing too special, but I don't mind it on the album.

[Edited 8/3/11 10:41am]

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Reply #9 posted 08/03/11 3:05pm

davetherave676
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Eye was playing this on the way 2 Malahide and had it on repeat ,then when i got back had the video on constant repeat 2....love it..

Dave Is Nuttier Than A Can Of Planters Peanuts...(Ottensen)
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Reply #10 posted 08/03/11 4:14pm

Mya

ecstasy said:

Mya said:

'Close your eyes and count to ten, and when you open 'em -- I'll be standing naked with nothing but a smile on' lick

Love this song and that ^ is my favorite part

batting eyes

I absolutely love 'Blue Light', it's one of my drunk-in-the-summer-sun jams giggle

The beat is sexy, the lyrics are even better -- he brings that cheeky humour I love forward .. I don't understand the hate pout

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Reply #11 posted 08/03/11 4:22pm

FunkiestOne

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it's not a bad song...kind of good but just not that powerful of a track.

It kind of reminds me of Strollin in how it is so laid back. I really did Strollin tho

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Reply #12 posted 08/03/11 6:00pm

elmer

Wouldn't say it's the highpoint of the album but far from nonsensical lowpoints like The Flow. Charming and sexy.

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/11 6:02pm

ARock

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Love this 1
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Reply #14 posted 08/03/11 11:28pm

kenkamken

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I guess he was having fun making this song, but not a song I listen to often. Just listened to it again for the first time in years, reminded me of why I haven't. I used to think Chaka Demus & Pliers "Tease Me" had some Prince involvement. They recorded at Paisley Park, and sounds like they sampled the flute from Insatiable. They're more the real deal reggae-wise than Prince sort of dabbling with the sound on Blue Light.
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #15 posted 08/03/11 11:54pm

jtfolden

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Love it, love the whole album!

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/11 12:03am

dyvrdown

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eireboy34 said:

Sorry, worst song on the album

i think its the best on the album.

and why do people come to an appreciation thread to say they dont like it... maybe if this were a general discussion about the song. why bother?

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Reply #17 posted 08/04/11 1:40am

LadyCasanova

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It took me a few listens but I really like it now.

"Aren't you even curious? Don't you want to see the dragon behind the door?"
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Reply #18 posted 08/04/11 1:46am

thedance

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disn't Prince play Blue Light on Arsenio Hall (II) in 1993 ?

I can't believe why Prince picked the worst song,

Blue Light is truly awful....

[Edited 8/4/11 1:46am]

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Reply #19 posted 08/05/11 12:25am

eireboy34

dyvrdown said:

eireboy34 said:

Sorry, worst song on the album

i think its the best on the album.

and why do people come to an appreciation thread to say they dont like it... maybe if this were a general discussion about the song. why bother?

It depends how you define "appreciate"....if you have a dictionary (and if you can read one!! lol ) you will see that the verb can also mean to "be aware of", with not necessarily a meaning of "value".

And in any case, where I come from, over here in Europe, we believe in freedom of speech and exchange of ideas.

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Reply #20 posted 08/05/11 11:50am

derrick31

That song is terrible.

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Reply #21 posted 08/05/11 12:03pm

bobgeorge2

Had this on in the car on the way to work today, Love it.

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Reply #22 posted 08/05/11 1:01pm

cinnamonboy

Oh, come on people. A thread about Blue Light ?! You got to be kiddin' me! This track is possibly the worst song Prince ever made in his entire carreer, I don't know what he was thinking back 1991/92. Totally doesn't fit the accompanying album (1992 Symbol) and let's be honest: it doesn't fit on any of his albums and should've just been an outtake and not any more than that. It's a total piece of s**t.

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Reply #23 posted 08/05/11 6:15pm

robertgeorgeak
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cinnamonboy said:

Oh, come on people. A thread about Blue Light ?! You got to be kiddin' me! This track is possibly the worst song Prince ever made in his entire carreer, I don't know what he was thinking back 1991/92. Totally doesn't fit the accompanying album (1992 Symbol) and let's be honest: it doesn't fit on any of his albums and should've just been an outtake and not any more than that. It's a total piece of s**t.

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worst song ever? nah, compared to every single song on rave it's a masterpiece.

don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #24 posted 08/05/11 7:06pm

babyjubilation

Love it heart

Goes to show we all have different tastes cool

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Reply #25 posted 08/05/11 7:22pm

nursev

heart it
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Reply #26 posted 08/05/11 8:03pm

Elle85n09

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nursev said:

heart it

Me too. You have such good taste. nod

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Reply #27 posted 08/07/11 4:50am

dyvrdown

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eireboy34 said:

dyvrdown said:

i think its the best on the album.

and why do people come to an appreciation thread to say they dont like it... maybe if this were a general discussion about the song. why bother?

It depends how you define "appreciate"....if you have a dictionary (and if you can read one!! lol ) you will see that the verb can also mean to "be aware of", with not necessarily a meaning of "value".

And in any case, where I come from, over here in Europe, we believe in freedom of speech and exchange of ideas.

i know how to read, thank you. and i never said you couldnt say what you want, i was just wondering why you bothered. its like leaving a comment on a video on youtube of a song, saying you hate the artist.

blowup
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Reply #28 posted 08/07/11 1:51pm

eireboy34

dyvrdown said:

eireboy34 said:

It depends how you define "appreciate"....if you have a dictionary (and if you can read one!! lol ) you will see that the verb can also mean to "be aware of", with not necessarily a meaning of "value".

And in any case, where I come from, over here in Europe, we believe in freedom of speech and exchange of ideas.

i know how to read, thank you. and i never said you couldnt say what you want, i was just wondering why you bothered. its like leaving a comment on a video on youtube of a song, saying you hate the artist.

This is a discussion forum......check out the verb to "discuss" in that dictionary of yours!!!

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