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Thread started 07/25/12 8:39am

PurpleLove7

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P*Control Appreciation ...

Today in Prince Music History: July 25th:

Recordings

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Love it Hate it ... Any comments ???

Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

~* The only love there is, is the love "we" make *~

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Reply #1 posted 07/25/12 8:50am

alphastreet

Looooove this song! First heard it when I saw the VH1 Fashion awards and liked the performance. Forgot all about it till I heard the track at a purpleelectricity jam and was really feeling it, found that it on Gold and played it, and then found the vh1 performance realizing what it is, and appreciating it more than ever.

So there's my sorry

Does anyone else think of the intro to Janet's Control....this is a story about pussy control

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Reply #2 posted 07/25/12 9:03am

novabrkr

Thank you Prince for teaching me everything I know about women.

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Reply #3 posted 07/25/12 10:38am

Harlepolis

novabrkr said:

Thank you Prince for teaching me everything I know about women.

I don't know if thats a genuine statement or sarcasm, but it made me laugh evillol

Love the song. Never been a fan of his rapping, but he pulled it off in this one. Plus, its an example of how much of a gifted storyteller he is. Not to mention, his sense of humor.

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Reply #4 posted 07/25/12 10:39am

Harlepolis

And now I'm ready to hear that elusive "Good Drawers" song lurking

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Reply #5 posted 07/25/12 11:12am

philmoreliz

I love Pussy control, both on Gold and Crystal Ball. Especially the Crystal Ball version though they are very similar.
Philmoreliz
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Reply #6 posted 07/25/12 2:09pm

thedance

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Greast way to start a new album:

"Good mornin' ladies and gentlemen,
Boys and motherfuckin' girls,
This is ur captain with no name speakin'
And I'm here 2 rock your world"

I heart The Gold Experience,

and Pussy Control is fantastic.... as well. biggrin

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #7 posted 07/25/12 5:28pm

RobotDevil

GREAT song.

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Reply #8 posted 07/26/12 12:06am

FunkySideEffec
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Yesss this song is from my favorite album TGE!!! I love the opening lyrics as well!!!
pray Peace in the House of Prince.
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Reply #9 posted 07/26/12 3:06am

LifeCanBeSoNic
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love it! loved the VH1 performance with his & mayte's dancing on the 'breakdown' part, a great song to open the gold album

the feeling U get when U fall in love not with a girl or a boy but with the heavens above
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Reply #10 posted 07/26/12 3:29am

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Pussy Control rocks! headbang

pussy

Harlepolis said:

Plus, its an example of how much of a gifted storyteller he is. Not to mention, his sense of humor.

So true, Harelpolis. thumbs up!

"Something about a little box with a mirror and a tongue inside....."
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Reply #11 posted 07/26/12 8:44am

Phillipg

There was a maxi single planned for this track, I think it had 4 or 5 versions.

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Reply #12 posted 07/26/12 11:47am

motherfunka

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Love the song. I was at the Glam Slam show in Minneapolis on July 25, 1994 when it was premiered. The DJ played it on cd, it wasn't live. Hard to believe it was 18 years ago! eek

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Reply #13 posted 07/27/12 1:44pm

Optimus2

philmoreliz said:

I love Pussy control, both on Gold and Crystal Ball. Especially the Crystal Ball version though they are very similar.

Yes I agree...i prefer the Crystal Ball version the faster beat.....improves the rap 4 sum reason...or maybe thats just me?

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Reply #14 posted 07/27/12 2:25pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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I was at the Glam Slam show the day after this was recorded, where he played the song during a brief intermission. I had no idea that day that he'd just recorded it the day before. Cool info. I was 18, front row center, got his guitar pic, and stole his setlist that was taped on the floor near his mic stand. One of the highlights of my life. smile

It was also great seeing him do this live the following summer at Paisleya number of times. I loved his interaction with Mayte on this song.

I used to hear this at the club a lot at the time as well, and it seemed like a lot of people knew it. I always wondered if it was just a local thing or if it was an actual club hit.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #15 posted 07/27/12 3:16pm

philmoreliz

Optimus2 said:



philmoreliz said:


I love Pussy control, both on Gold and Crystal Ball. Especially the Crystal Ball version though they are very similar.


Yes I agree...i prefer the Crystal Ball version the faster beat.....improves the rap 4 sum reason...or maybe that's just me?


Yes. I listen to that one more. The wit is somehow more apparent; the rapping moves with the meaning of the words better, if that makes sense. More expressive maybe.
Philmoreliz
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Reply #16 posted 07/27/12 4:17pm

Optimus2

philmoreliz said:

Optimus2 said:

Yes I agree...i prefer the Crystal Ball version the faster beat.....improves the rap 4 sum reason...or maybe that's just me?

Yes. I listen to that one more. The wit is somehow more apparent; the rapping moves with the meaning of the words better, if that makes sense. More expressive maybe.

YES EXACTLY!!...glad im not the only 1 with taste round here highfive lol

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Reply #17 posted 07/27/12 7:26pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I was at the Glam Slam show the day after this was recorded, where he played the song during a brief intermission. I had no idea that day that he'd just recorded it the day before. Cool info. I was 18, front row center, got his guitar pic, and stole his setlist that was taped on the floor near his mic stand. One of the highlights of my life. smile

It was also great seeing him do this live the following summer at Paisleya number of times. I loved his interaction with Mayte on this song.

I used to hear this at the club a lot at the time as well, and it seemed like a lot of people knew it. I always wondered if it was just a local thing or if it was an actual club hit.

Did you steal the setlist before or after the show? lol

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #18 posted 07/27/12 7:48pm

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KoolEaze said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I was at the Glam Slam show the day after this was recorded, where he played the song during a brief intermission. I had no idea that day that he'd just recorded it the day before. Cool info. I was 18, front row center, got his guitar pic, and stole his setlist that was taped on the floor near his mic stand. One of the highlights of my life. smile

It was also great seeing him do this live the following summer at Paisleya number of times. I loved his interaction with Mayte on this song.

I used to hear this at the club a lot at the time as well, and it seemed like a lot of people knew it. I always wondered if it was just a local thing or if it was an actual club hit.

Did you steal the setlist before or after the show? lol

I waited til it was over and the lights came on. I had to draw the line at his bottle of fret spray though. lol

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #19 posted 07/27/12 9:45pm

ScissorsRockPa
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Very cool, indeed.

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Reply #20 posted 07/28/12 4:45am

SometimesIwond
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Bloody love the Crystal ball version- that bass line & pumping beat sure turns me on! Oooww! wink Good advice he was preaching but I'd hear it anyway every time I was going out clubbing from my parents. Only they'd say " Mind keep yer hand on yer Ha'penny!" Ha ha So I always obeyed my folks & Prince! lol
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Reply #21 posted 07/28/12 9:08am

philmoreliz

Optimus2 said:



philmoreliz said:


Optimus2 said:



Yes I agree...i prefer the Crystal Ball version the faster beat.....improves the rap 4 sum reason...or maybe that's just me?



Yes. I listen to that one more. The wit is somehow more apparent; the rapping moves with the meaning of the words better, if that makes sense. More expressive maybe.



YES EXACTLY!!...glad im not the only 1 with taste round here highfive lol


Especially the dialogue with the fool named trick. What a song. I had it on replay in my car for about a month this summer.
Philmoreliz
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Reply #22 posted 07/28/12 10:21am

timmie

a friend of mine described it at the time as Prince doing Opera lol

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Reply #23 posted 07/28/12 12:15pm

philmoreliz

timmie said:

a friend of mine described it at the time as Prince doing Opera lol


I think of Prince as similar to opera in many ways. The over-the-top rawness that hits a nerve. I wonder how many orgers are also opera fans. Me, yes.
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Reply #24 posted 07/28/12 4:14pm

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Versace Mix is my favorite version - same version as on VH1.

Keep your headphones on.
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