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Thread started 09/29/13 4:42am

timmie

BOOM - do U like ?

absolutely love this song and was wondering what others thought of it - I find it takes me away and is one of my favourite Prince songs ever - even if I still here Canapés instead of canopy at the end razz

What if another universe, complete with sun and moon
An entire galaxy and what's worse, U and eye 2 soon
Find each other expanding beyond this dirty room
Butterscotch mountains, sunshine


Run your fingers up and down the obelisk in the earth
Down to 33 rpms, where the primordial gives birth
Or else we lie neck high, U and eye in one another's ooze
Volcano magic, summertime


Everybody knows what happens when U worship from afar
The ebb and flow of angels dancing around the star

The answer's in the dark

celibate, mushroom, canopy

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Reply #1 posted 09/29/13 5:08am

funkomatic

No, weak chorus, kind of cut and paste structure, stupid vocal effects...

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Reply #2 posted 09/29/13 6:47am

errant

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Love it. Got goosebumps and a silly grin the first time I heard it. "This album is going to be great." And it was.
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Reply #3 posted 09/29/13 7:28am

XxAxX

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lotusflower is an amazing, great album.

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Reply #4 posted 09/29/13 7:44am

NouveauDance

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Yep, awesome track smile

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Reply #5 posted 09/29/13 8:37am

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Just like Christopher Tracy's Parade, I never regarded this as an actual song that can stand on its own. Like Funkomatic said, there's no chorus, just two verses of dreamy lyrics written by a man who's been living with his head in the clouds way too long.
BUT...That does not mean I don't like it! The guitar playing is awesome! And so it sets the tone for the rest of the album: songwriting is unoriginal (the best tracks are basically covers) but the record is saved by Prince's skill as a guitar player. And the raw rock & roll sound is a nice change from the overproduced slick sound of most of his latest albums.
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Reply #6 posted 09/29/13 9:20am

tatocorcu

Love it. Love the whole album. Well, not the Pizza song, but the rest is awesome...
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Reply #7 posted 09/29/13 9:45am

Giovanni777

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errant said:

Love it. Got goosebumps and a silly grin the first time I heard it. "This album is going to be great." And it was.

I felt the same. That album is one of my all time favourites. The only thing I would've liked more would be if "The Morning After" was on the physical release instead of "Crimson and Clover".

"Boom" is one of my top tracks on that album for sure.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #8 posted 09/29/13 9:48am

errant

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Giovanni777 said:

errant said:

Love it. Got goosebumps and a silly grin the first time I heard it. "This album is going to be great." And it was.

I felt the same. That album is one of my all time favourites. The only thing I would've liked more would be if "The Morning After" was on the physical release instead of "Crimson and Clover".

"Boom" is one of my top tracks on that album for sure.

mine too. but Crimson & Clover is a must-have for this album. one of the best tracks. I remember listening to the download version for a few days before the CD version was released, and Crimson & Clover being there instead of The Morning After was a definite improvement and filled in a gap that I felt was missing early in the tracklist with another guitar rocker.

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Reply #9 posted 09/29/13 10:30am

IstenSzek

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like it? absolutely love it! nod this entire album is great stuff.

the last few days i just can't get enough of "wall of berlin" guitar

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #10 posted 09/29/13 1:12pm

Doozer

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Love it, and I actually LIKE the vocal effects on Boom. Lotusflow3r is the most recent Prince albums with very few missteps on it - a great listen from start to finish. I also like the inclusion of Crimson and Clover on the physical CD rather than The Morning After on the download version. The Morning After has more of a nice b-side feel to it than an album track feel - though I also at times think it has the sound of a Planet Earth track.

Boom - one of his very best studio tracks highlighting his guitar work, and one of the few times a studio track doesn't lose the energy you could picture from a live performance. The sexy, soupy, galactic feeling is just perfect on that album.
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Reply #11 posted 09/29/13 3:09pm

errant

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Doozer said:

Love it, and I actually LIKE the vocal effects on Boom. Lotusflow3r is the most recent Prince albums with very few missteps on it - a great listen from start to finish. I also like the inclusion of Crimson and Clover on the physical CD rather than The Morning After on the download version. The Morning After has more of a nice b-side feel to it than an album track feel - though I also at times think it has the sound of a Planet Earth track.



It was on an early configuration of 3121. But a lot of 3121, Planet Earth ant LotusFlower were recorded around the same time.
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Reply #12 posted 09/29/13 9:27pm

HonestMan13

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heart IT!!!

When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #13 posted 09/30/13 12:44am

ThomasBjj

One of my favorites. Listen on a good loud sound system...

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Reply #14 posted 09/30/13 1:58am

ufoclub

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GREAT TRACK.

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Reply #15 posted 09/30/13 5:36am

Superconductor

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Great song. Great album!

...every night another symphony...
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Reply #16 posted 09/30/13 6:02am

Giovanni777

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errant said:

Giovanni777 said:

I felt the same. That album is one of my all time favourites. The only thing I would've liked more would be if "The Morning After" was on the physical release instead of "Crimson and Clover".

"Boom" is one of my top tracks on that album for sure.

mine too. but Crimson & Clover is a must-have for this album. one of the best tracks. I remember listening to the download version for a few days before the CD version was released, and Crimson & Clover being there instead of The Morning After was a definite improvement and filled in a gap that I felt was missing early in the tracklist with another guitar rocker.

Actually, I now agree. I think 'Crimson & Clover' does fit better.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #17 posted 09/30/13 9:14am

timmie

makes me happy most people seem to like it

Giovanni 777 - I always listen to the album with both crimson and clover and the morning after at numbers 3.0 and 3.5 smile - he should have included both on the physical release - it only runs at just over 50 minutes that way anyway !

SuperSoulFighter - when you say 'just two verses of dreamy lyrics written by a man who's been living with his head in the clouds way too long.' Those are my favorite kind of Prince lyrics ! We all need a little heads in the clouds thinking now and then in this big old bad world !

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Reply #18 posted 09/30/13 10:04am

Caroke

timmie said:

living with his head in the clouds way too long.' Those are my favorite kind of Prince lyrics ! We all need a little heads in the clouds thinking now and then in this big old bad world !

I agree. I like it a lot.

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Reply #19 posted 09/30/13 11:05am

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errant said:

Love it. Got goosebumps and a silly grin the first time I heard it. "This album is going to be great." And it was.

THIS! EXACTLY cool

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Reply #20 posted 09/30/13 11:10am

Genesia

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He was dreaming when he wrote this. It's awesome.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #21 posted 09/30/13 2:26pm

Militant

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Phenomenal song.

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Reply #22 posted 09/30/13 4:10pm

undertheesea

Genesia said:

He was dreaming when he wrote this. It's awesome.

yes . It def has a cool dream like vibe. Its a true piece of musical art.

I was blown away by the whole album{s}. Lotus Flower is brilliant! flower star butterfly king

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Reply #23 posted 09/30/13 8:25pm

LadyZsaZsa

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Magical.
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Reply #24 posted 09/30/13 11:30pm

Stranger

Pure bliss!! One of the best songs on the album, no doubt.

Stranger

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Reply #25 posted 10/01/13 1:14am

Javi

The song is brilliant... but sadly the chorus, in case you are generous enough to admit it really has one, is very weak. This happens to Prince a lot lately. I see the same problem on the best songs of 20ten and on "Fixurlifeup"; all of them would be awesome songs if only the chorus was as strong as the rest of the tune.

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Reply #26 posted 10/01/13 10:52am

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timmie said:

makes me happy most people seem to like it



Giovanni 777 - I always listen to the album with both crimson and clover and the morning after at numbers 3.0 and 3.5 smile - he should have included both on the physical release - it only runs at just over 50 minutes that way anyway !



SuperSoulFighter - when you say 'just two verses of dreamy lyrics written by a man who's been living with his head in the clouds way too long.' Those are my favorite kind of Prince lyrics ! We all need a little heads in the clouds thinking now and then in this big old bad world !


Oh yes, you're right. I have no problem with dreamy/surreal lyrics. (I like Kate Bush and Bob Dylan!) but I included the "too long" part because I lose track of what Prince is talking about in these lyrics. You should always have at least one foot left on the ground. Prince's lyrics just don't make sense to me anymore. I never have that problem with the two other artist I mentioned. And of course as long as the music is good, it's not really a problem, but still... I listen to this and I think, what IS he on about? confuse
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Reply #27 posted 10/01/13 10:57am

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Javi said:

The song is brilliant... but sadly the chorus, in case you are generous enough to admit it really has one, is very weak. This happens to Prince a lot lately. I see the same problem on the best songs of 20ten and on "Fixurlifeup"; all of them would be awesome songs if only the chorus was as strong as the rest of the tune.


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Totally agree with you there. It is if writing a chorus is too much trouble. It's as if he's not really putting enough effort in writing really good songs, but is satisfied with writing half-finished ones and then move on to the next. Sometimes I wish Prince was a little bit more like Leonard Cohen, who took a year to write Hallelujah.
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