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Thread started 11/13/12 5:27pm

RodeoSchro

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I have not listened to "It" in at least 10 years

Heck, maybe 15 years. Yeah, probably 15 years is closer to the truth.

But when I get back from supper, I'm going to put on the "Sign O' The Times" LP, slip on the Bose headphones, and crank that sucker up.

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Reply #1 posted 11/13/12 5:52pm

thedance

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What a really good idea, to put on the Sign O' The Times LP vinyl!!

And nothing wrong with "It",

this song is great and have the nerve that is missing in Prince's songs today.

I love this song, the drum pattern is fantastic. heart

The only track, I am not especially crazy with on SOTT: is Slow Love.

(But even this song is far better than his recent stuff).

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Reply #2 posted 11/13/12 6:22pm

Fonkyman

I think about It all the time. rolleyes It's a goodun. Personally I like the whole album bar UGTL. I listened to ATWIAD and Parade albums in full the other night. Does ya good.

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Reply #3 posted 11/14/12 1:03am

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I burned a SOTT disc for the car the other day, great album. Had to drop one track for it to fit on an 80 minute disc. Easy choice, dropped the one track I've always hated and could never get in to, Housequake.

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Reply #4 posted 11/14/12 2:06am

NouveauDance

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'It' rawks. I know it's often been way down on the list on SOTT voting polls here though.

Simple, claustrophobic, moody, and a great vocal performance.

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Reply #5 posted 11/14/12 2:19am

udo

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Then it might be time to do it.

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Reply #6 posted 11/14/12 4:17am

Scotsman1999

This is a very underappreciated track. I hadn't listened to it, seriously, for a long time but when I finally revisited the song I gained a whole new set of ears for it. There's a humorous aspect to the song as it's so over the top about 'it'.

It's a track that, for me, will definitely stand the test of time.

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Reply #7 posted 11/14/12 6:28am

rdhull

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'fuckin' on your mind'

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #8 posted 11/14/12 9:19am

eyewishuheaven

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Now that I think about it... was this the first big 'stacked vocal' funk track since When Doves Cry?

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Reply #9 posted 11/14/12 9:35am

XxAxX

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SOTT is a classic prince album and it rocks hard in groovy place

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Reply #10 posted 11/14/12 11:19am

veronikka

thumbs up!

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Reply #11 posted 11/14/12 3:26pm

DecaturStone

As a wee pup I got my @$$ tapped for listening to this song by my granny. I wanted to sample it but ... well you know

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Reply #12 posted 11/14/12 3:47pm

ganesh

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I Think about it all the time, alright.. wink

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Reply #13 posted 11/14/12 4:24pm

SoulAlive

I love "It" headbang it's got a hard,pulsing beat...a very "dark",haunting sound that's really appealing.One of my Top 5 favorite songs on the album.

I could be guilty 4 my honesty....alright!

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Reply #14 posted 11/16/12 4:45am

thedance

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TheEnglishGent said:

I burned a SOTT disc for the car the other day, great album. Had to drop one track for it to fit on an 80 minute disc. Easy choice, dropped the one track I've always hated and could never get in to, Housequake.

Housequake, really? eek

wow, imo.: Housequake is an essential Prince track.

let us just agree to disagree, then. biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 11/16/12 11:12am

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thedance said:



TheEnglishGent said:


I burned a SOTT disc for the car the other day, great album. Had to drop one track for it to fit on an 80 minute disc. Easy choice, dropped the one track I've always hated and could never get in to, Housequake.




Housequake, really? eek



wow, imo.: Housequake is an essential Prince track.



let us just agree to disagree, then. biggrin


Yeah, dropping Housequake just seems so wrong. But what would I drop to fit it on a single disc? So hard to choose. Much as I like "It", that might be te one to go. Either that or Slow Love.
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Reply #16 posted 11/16/12 12:12pm

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I love that simple roaring guitar solo in 'It' -

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Reply #17 posted 11/16/12 3:01pm

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the snare drum is too loud for me to enjoy it.

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Reply #18 posted 11/16/12 3:25pm

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Boom Kih-boom - kih - boom kih boom - kih....

love that drum track.

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Reply #19 posted 11/16/12 3:50pm

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I love that simple roaring guitar solo in 'It' -

U said IT

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Reply #20 posted 11/16/12 3:53pm

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after hearing much of the 1986 outtakes that we have

U can put together 3-5 different albums that have a more similar feel

It, Big Tall Wall, Visions, Sign o the Times, Forever In My Life, Train (the Cross ICNTTPOYM -Koo Koo) and a few others have a very similar stripped feel thats a cool album

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Reply #21 posted 11/17/12 6:04pm

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Those were the days lol
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Reply #22 posted 11/18/12 2:56am

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TheEnglishGent said:

I burned a SOTT disc for the car the other day, great album. Had to drop one track for it to fit on an 80 minute disc. Easy choice, dropped the one track I've always hated and could never get in to, Housequake.

you only had to drop a few seconds. it's barely above 80mins. if you blen disc 1 and disc 2 smoothly you didn't have to drop a song. and especially not housequake.

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Reply #23 posted 11/18/12 7:48am

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tomds said:



TheEnglishGent said:


I burned a SOTT disc for the car the other day, great album. Had to drop one track for it to fit on an 80 minute disc. Easy choice, dropped the one track I've always hated and could never get in to, Housequake.




you only had to drop a few seconds. it's barely above 80mins. if you blen disc 1 and disc 2 smoothly you didn't have to drop a song. and especially not housequake.


Housequake BLOWS. I never liked that song and never understood why it took of....silly and stupid.....feel the same way about 1+1+1=3....stoopid and silly....ain't even funky.
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Reply #24 posted 11/18/12 9:51am

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Housequake BLOWS. I never liked that song and never understood why it took of....silly and stupid.....feel the same way about 1+1+1=3....stoopid and silly....ain't even funky.

Housequake/Moquake are both gooduns in my book. 1+1 was funky as fuck live too. Good eh, ol P and his versatility.

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Reply #25 posted 11/18/12 12:59pm

DecaturStone

Everybody has the right to like certain songs. Slow Love is right behind "Arms of Orion" for WORST Prince slow jams seriously. IT is a unique song as Prince never has done ANYTHING else like it. I listened to it today in fact. My sole wish is that he was into 808 kicks at the time. The drums on my version sound very delicate. No bottom at all

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Reply #26 posted 11/18/12 1:20pm

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DecaturStone said:

Everybody has the right to like certain songs. Slow Love is right behind "Arms of Orion" for WORST Prince slow jams seriously. IT is a unique song as Prince never has done ANYTHING else like it. I listened to it today in fact. My sole wish is that he was into 808 kicks at the time. The drums on my version sound very delicate. No bottom at all

Arghhhh! Slow Love's in a different league than Arms of Orion for me. 808s and 909s I'll agree with. Since we're chucking numbers about, I'd like to hear what he'd do with a 303.

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Reply #27 posted 11/18/12 2:05pm

DecaturStone

Fonkyman said:

DecaturStone said:

Everybody has the right to like certain songs. Slow Love is right behind "Arms of Orion" for WORST Prince slow jams seriously. IT is a unique song as Prince never has done ANYTHING else like it. I listened to it today in fact. My sole wish is that he was into 808 kicks at the time. The drums on my version sound very delicate. No bottom at all

Arghhhh! Slow Love's in a different league than Arms of Orion for me. 808s and 909s I'll agree with. Since we're chucking numbers about, I'd like to hear what he'd do with a 303.

Prince with 303 would be interesting actually. A fellow music maker I will assume?

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Reply #28 posted 11/18/12 2:23pm

Fonkyman

DecaturStone said:

Prince with 303 would be interesting actually. A fellow music maker I will assume?

Well, more of a baffled enthusiast with a ton of plug-ins but I've had my days. A couple of mates make a lot and take it seriously. One's had a contract for years but I don't like his cheesy abuse of Native Instruments plug-ins so the less said about him the better.

When I first heard Gett Off I'd been having a few years off the purple bus. I used to hope someone would take P clubbing and let him loose on the gear. Gett Off made me think maybe he'd woken up to some of it but well, we know where that went.

I'm sure he could make some gorgeous stuff mixing a few bits. I'd lock him in the park with an Oberheim, Jupiter 8, OPX Pro for some Lovesexy, a 303, an Emu-Morpheus (Cos I just loved to mess with em) 909, 808, sod it, give him the lot... And plug in that feckin guitar!

Edit: going mad on numbers.

[Edited 11/18/12 14:29pm]

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Reply #29 posted 11/19/12 1:58pm

RodeoSchro

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Y'all get back to talking about "It"!

I guess it would help if I'd listened to "It" yet, but I keep forgetting. But I will listen to "It" tonight, I promise!

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