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Thread started 08/11/13 5:16pm

dannyd5050

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Does anyone still jam to "Housequake"?

Don't get me wrong...This was Prince's most hip-hop-ish jam music to date in 1987. I love it. And I like the 12" version of "7 Minutes Mo Quake" but did or does it succeed as a dancefloor anthem?

[Edited 8/12/13 12:13pm]

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Reply #1 posted 08/11/13 5:23pm

bashraka

"Housequake" was really a club jam. It was mostly played in nightclubs and at house parties and because the song wasn't released as a sing, so the reach of the song was limited mostly to Black radio. I like listening to it, but I don't do Kid N Play dance routines when I hear it, if that's what you're asking when you say "jam out".

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Reply #2 posted 08/11/13 6:08pm

ufoclub

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Back in '87-'88 I'd hear it on the radio, and at clubs. A DJ spun it at a party in '95 and it was great!

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Reply #3 posted 08/11/13 6:39pm

duggalolly

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I really get into this song, especially some of the live versions (especially Small Club '88 and the Nude Tour).
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Reply #4 posted 08/11/13 6:45pm

LadyZsaZsa

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"I don't do Kid N Play dance routines when I hear it"
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Reply #5 posted 08/11/13 9:48pm

thedance

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Housequake is a 10/10 song. heart

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Reply #6 posted 08/11/13 9:58pm

skywalker

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What's this "succeed as a hit" bs? Guess you don't know about the 'quake. When a song is as good and funky as "Housequake" it doesn't need radio/charts, etc. It's too bad for it.

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Let's not forget, Prince comes from (grew up in) an era where albums were more important than just singles. Back in the day, a musicians best songs from an album often weren't on the radio. Housequake fits that mould.

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Reply #7 posted 08/11/13 10:57pm

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skywalker said:

What's this "succeed as a hit" bs? Guess you don't know about the 'quake. When a song is as good and funky as "Housequake" it doesn't need radio/charts, etc. It's too bad for it.

The truth nod

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Reply #8 posted 08/12/13 12:23am

funkomatic

Pure Funkiness! cool

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Reply #9 posted 08/12/13 12:28am

novabrkr

Only the millions of people who have the record and have heard it live. rolleyes

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Reply #10 posted 08/12/13 2:06am

funkyandy

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Can someone sneak it up onto YT?

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Reply #11 posted 08/12/13 2:50am

Dimitri10

Watch the 1988 Dortmund live version, and you will see how fonky this is.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #12 posted 08/12/13 9:56am

Milty

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i do. I love Housequake to death. If SOTT was just an EP of the first four songs alone, it would still be a great release.

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Reply #13 posted 08/12/13 10:22am

dannyd5050

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skywalker said:

What's this "succeed as a hit" bs? Guess you don't know about the 'quake. When a song is as good and funky as "Housequake" it doesn't need radio/charts, etc. It's too bad for it.

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Let's not forget, Prince comes from (grew up in) an era where albums were more important than just singles. Back in the day, a musicians best songs from an album often weren't on the radio. Housequake fits that mould.

I should have been more clear. I didn't mean as a radio hit. I realize it wasn't a single. I mean does it really move people still? It was cool back in the day but does it still hold up as a song that can move the floor? I guess I need to hear it remastered or on vinyl because listening to the CD last night I wasn't impressed with it anymore.

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Reply #14 posted 08/12/13 10:23am

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Housequake is THE ultimate Prince record. It's funk Jim, but not as we know it.
I clearly remember listening to SOTT for the first time on my Walkman (ask your parents, kids) and had to hit pause to allow my arse to stop wiggling. It must have been 20 mins before I was able to continue listening.
And the unreleased remix is off the chart too. That Camille was one playful space cadet!
don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #15 posted 08/12/13 10:23am

dannyd5050

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ufoclub said:

Back in '87-'88 I'd hear it on the radio, and at clubs. A DJ spun it at a party in '95 and it was great!

That's really what I was asking...Does it still rock?

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Reply #16 posted 08/12/13 10:36am

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duggalolly said:

I really get into this song, especially some of the live versions (especially Small Club '88 and the Nude Tour).



Highlight of Nude Tour was Housequake with The Future drum beat synced with it.
Danced me 19 yr old arse off!
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Reply #17 posted 08/12/13 10:45am

paulludvig

He performes it as part of the sampler set, and played at such great volume and with so much oomph it is still a monster jam.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #18 posted 08/12/13 10:48am

billymeade

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93.1 in Cleveland plays it a lot as one of their "Throwback Jams", and damn if it doesn't sound incredible on the radio, 25 years later.

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Reply #19 posted 08/12/13 11:25am

Nothinbutjoy

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In a word... YES

I'm firmly planted in denial
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Reply #20 posted 08/12/13 12:19pm

TheEnglishGent

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Nope, never have, really don't like it.

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Reply #21 posted 08/12/13 12:23pm

ConsciousConta
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robertgeorgeakabob said:

duggalolly said:
I really get into this song, especially some of the live versions (especially Small Club '88 and the Nude Tour).
Highlight of Nude Tour was Housequake with The Future drum beat synced with it. Danced me 19 yr old arse off!


That opening salvo of The Future/1999/Housequake with the funky cowbell drumbeat was unbeatable.

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Reply #22 posted 08/12/13 12:40pm

mantaray31

Oh yes. One of his very best, it is unique and very "Princely".

Those drums...

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Reply #23 posted 08/12/13 1:08pm

Marrk

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To answer the ?, my house is quaking right now! music

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #24 posted 08/12/13 2:18pm

philmoreliz

Need you ask??? Love the extended LP version.

Philmoreliz
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Reply #25 posted 08/12/13 6:23pm

thedance

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Milty said:

If SOTT was just an EP of the first four songs alone, it would still be a great release.

^ that's true. nod

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Reply #26 posted 08/13/13 4:34am

Tempest

I heart Housequake.

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Reply #27 posted 08/22/13 6:53pm

1PopLife

yeah...i really get into this old funk jam. i dig the various styles/versions that he plays, especially the long and concert versions. a true funk classic!

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Reply #28 posted 08/23/13 10:02am

1725topp

The only connection that "Housequake" has to hip hop is that hip hop got its start sampling James Brown and other funk and soul legends as "Housequake" is a straight funk classic and homage to James Brown. Further, the "house" in "Housequake" isn't about house music but more in reference to old school house parties.

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But, to answer the question, I still love the studio and live version from the SOTT film, and I love the version played this year at the Dakota Club! So, yes, I'm still quaking!

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Reply #29 posted 08/23/13 12:07pm

Darwintheorgan
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I love it, but I usually only listen to it when I jam to the whole SOTT part 1.

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