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Thread started 05/15/14 5:42pm

SquirrelMeat

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So, "Electric Intercourse" is now "Electric". Does this bode well for the remasters?


Just got back from the tour opener tonight and Prince stunned the die hards by doing "Electric Intercourse" in full on the piano.

Except, it wasn't "Electric Intercourse", as he has dropped the lyric "Intercourse". Instead, he elongated the word "Electric" twice over.

Pulling it out live now might be a good sign that its on the remaster, but might he have acutally gone ahead and altered it??

Would you rather in remain in the vault than be altered, or are you happy as it comes?


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[Edited 5/15/14 19:14pm]

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Reply #1 posted 05/15/14 5:49pm

IstenSzek

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i'll be happy however it comes. but naturally, i would prefer an unaltered version.

however, i gather he still did sing "your techni color climax is at my finger tips" so

if he's censoring himself he's not being very consistent smile

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but the fact that he did it live now better mean it's on the PR reissue because that

would be a good way to promote some of it's extra content. however, this is still

prince so let's wait and see. i sure hope we get a WB press release sometime in

the next few days.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 05/15/14 5:57pm

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Did it sound better? Maybe it's one case where he felt silly singing the word "intercourse" and thought it needed updating for the modern world, instead of censoring it? Not one of my favorite songs of that period though.

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Reply #3 posted 05/15/14 5:59pm

IheartCali

I can't believe that, Prince playing Electric Intercourse now? that's amazing!!!
I think the song still makes perfect sense without the "intercourse" part. In fact I think I'd like it better that way, sounds bit more mysterious and classy
Did he play the standard version or that one dramatically different version from one rehearsal? (The version Where he mumbles "fantasy" in the beginning...)
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Reply #4 posted 05/15/14 5:59pm

IstenSzek

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i'm curious now, wish i could hear it already lol but i just don't think any

version of this song is going to be an instant favorit with many of us, since

we are so used to that old live version now. heck, it's part of our DNA now

after all these years. even a great studio version from that time will take

a bit of getting used to. although i'd gladly take the time out to sit down

with that monster for a day or two. god now i'm really starting to wish he

hasn't tinkered with it neutral

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #5 posted 05/15/14 6:01pm

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It was a stunning rendition, and sooooo good to hear, but the "Electric" bit just stood out to all those that know the original.

That said, the way he bridged the gap, to a new listener it would have sounded normal.

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Reply #6 posted 05/15/14 6:05pm

IstenSzek

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now i really wish all our regular haunts hadn't closed down

over the last year or so. i seriously want to hear this cool

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Reply #7 posted 05/15/14 6:06pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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I wonder what 3 syllables he toyed with to replace "intercourse" before he settled on nothing 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 #8 posted 05/15/14 6:07pm

IstenSzek

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I wonder what 3 syllables he toyed with to replace "intercourse" before he settled on nothing lol

well, bible study has 4, so....

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Reply #9 posted 05/15/14 6:08pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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IstenSzek said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I wonder what 3 syllables he toyed with to replace "intercourse" before he settled on nothing lol

well, bible study has 4, so....

But Jehovah has 3. eek Ok, let me stop! 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 #10 posted 05/15/14 6:10pm

IstenSzek

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marshmallow has 3

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neutral

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Reply #11 posted 05/15/14 6:13pm

SquirrelMeat

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IheartCali said:

I can't believe that, Prince playing Electric Intercourse now? that's amazing!!! I think the song still makes perfect sense without the "intercourse" part. In fact I think I'd like it better that way, sounds bit more mysterious and classy Did he play the standard version or that one dramatically different version from one rehearsal? (The version Where he mumbles "fantasy" in the beginning...) [Edited 5/15/14 18:01pm]


Its hard to remember exactly, as I was just soaking up hearing it. It was basically spot on the the 83 live, but piano only. He still left in all the do you wanna make love. No mention of Auntie Em though. Maybe he left her in Kansas.

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Reply #12 posted 05/15/14 6:23pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Confirms my "Electric Intercourse" prediction!!

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #13 posted 05/15/14 6:34pm

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IstenSzek said:

marshmallow has 3

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ill

lol It has to be more suggestive, yet completely explainable to the elders. Electric In & Out. Electric Naughty Buns. Electric Sticky Face. Electric Steamy Duck. lol I'm so sorry orgers, it's the wine.

I say it's almost a guarantee that it will be on the PR30, and I still highly doubt it will be censored. Intercourse obviously has plenty of non-sexual connotations as well, so it's odd that he's scared to say it.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #14 posted 05/15/14 6:41pm

SquirrelMeat

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

IstenSzek said:

marshmallow has 3

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neutral

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ill

lol It has to be more suggestive, yet completely explainable to the elders. Electric In & Out. Electric Naughty Buns. Electric Sticky Face. Electric Steamy Duck. lol I'm so sorry orgers, it's the wine.

I say it's almost a guarantee that it will be on the PR30, and I still highly doubt it will be censored. Intercourse obviously has plenty of non-sexual connotations as well, so it's odd that he's scared to say it.


Electric Naughty Buns gets my vote.

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Reply #15 posted 05/15/14 6:42pm

IheartCali

SquirrelMeat said:



IheartCali said:


I can't believe that, Prince playing Electric Intercourse now? that's amazing!!! I think the song still makes perfect sense without the "intercourse" part. In fact I think I'd like it better that way, sounds bit more mysterious and classy Did he play the standard version or that one dramatically different version from one rehearsal? (The version Where he mumbles "fantasy" in the beginning...) [Edited 5/15/14 18:01pm]


Its hard to remember exactly, as I was just soaking up hearing it. It was basically spot on the the 83 live, but piano only. He still left in all the do you wanna make love. No mention of Auntie Em though. Maybe he left her in Kansas.



lol lol lol lol
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Reply #16 posted 05/15/14 6:42pm

MinorG

Just to add my take as said in the concert thread, the way he handled it to me wasn't in the sense of censoring himself but in the sense of improvising a sexier version - he sang the verses in full in an excellent clear loud manner - all the "I will shock u with my lips" and "ur Technicolor climax is at my finger tips" - but he whispered "electric" in the chorus, almost inaudible compared to the verses. This reminded me of when he got the crowd to finger click on the pr tour - it had that quiet intensity to it that to me felt deliberate. It wouldn't surprise me if on another night he does it differently.

I don't think we can say that it will be censored on the pr deluxe version yet.
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Reply #17 posted 05/15/14 6:43pm

Stymie

I am fully convinced he played it because I mentioned it on the unreleased songs we hope get released thread. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. lol
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Reply #18 posted 05/15/14 6:46pm

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MinorG said:

Just to add my take as said in the concert thread, the way he handled it to me wasn't in the sense of censoring himself but in the sense of improvising a sexier version - he sang the verses in full in an excellent clear loud manner - all the "I will shock u with my lips" and "ur Technicolor climax is at my finger tips" - but he whispered "electric" in the chorus, almost inaudible compared to the verses. This reminded me of when he got the crowd to finger click on the pr tour - it had that quiet intensity to it that to me felt deliberate. It wouldn't surprise me if on another night he does it differently.

I don't think we can say that it will be censored on the pr deluxe version yet.

Nice. smile
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Reply #19 posted 05/15/14 6:46pm

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Stymie said:

I am fully convinced he played it because I mentioned it on the unreleased songs we hope get released thread. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. lol


Your his driver and he's your screw.

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Reply #20 posted 05/15/14 6:46pm

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MinorG said:

Just to add my take as said in the concert thread, the way he handled it to me wasn't in the sense of censoring himself but in the sense of improvising a sexier version - he sang the verses in full in an excellent clear loud manner - all the "I will shock u with my lips" and "ur Technicolor climax is at my finger tips" - but he whispered "electric" in the chorus, almost inaudible compared to the verses. This reminded me of when he got the crowd to finger click on the pr tour - it had that quiet intensity to it that to me felt deliberate. It wouldn't surprise me if on another night he does it differently. I don't think we can say that it will be censored on the pr deluxe version yet.

That actually sounds really exciting. Especially that he gave the verses and bridge a powerful vocal. Sooo very jealous of you all.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #21 posted 05/15/14 6:50pm

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MinorG said:

Just to add my take as said in the concert thread, the way he handled it to me wasn't in the sense of censoring himself but in the sense of improvising a sexier version - he sang the verses in full in an excellent clear loud manner - all the "I will shock u with my lips" and "ur Technicolor climax is at my finger tips" - but he whispered "electric" in the chorus, almost inaudible compared to the verses. This reminded me of when he got the crowd to finger click on the pr tour - it had that quiet intensity to it that to me felt deliberate. It wouldn't surprise me if on another night he does it differently. I don't think we can say that it will be censored on the pr deluxe version yet.

True. It did sound sexy. And he seemed particularly into it. I think he knew it would be a shocker to pull it out of the bag. Empty Room was a killer too.

He was really getting into What's My Name? as well, but I think his boots were playing him up so he went backstage to change them while ida killed it with her bass.

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Reply #22 posted 05/15/14 7:04pm

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I'm stunned. And excited.
"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #23 posted 05/15/14 7:09pm

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errant said:

I'm stunned. And excited.


Thats how I felt a few hours ago. When he started it, I got a full on purple chubby.

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Reply #24 posted 05/15/14 7:17pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

IstenSzek said:

marshmallow has 3

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ill

lol It has to be more suggestive, yet completely explainable to the elders. Electric In & Out. Electric Naughty Buns. Electric Sticky Face. Electric Steamy Duck. lol I'm so sorry orgers, it's the wine.

I say it's almost a guarantee that it will be on the PR30, and I still highly doubt it will be censored. Intercourse obviously has plenty of non-sexual connotations as well, so it's odd that he's scared to say it.

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Reply #25 posted 05/15/14 7:18pm

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ahhhh, reading all of that drives me crazy honestly. if there is one song i would never ever thought of hearing live... Electric Intercourse oh my..

Well, i really hope now that i hear it too in Amsterdam.. please, prince. pray

and i honestly think that it's just the live version, his way of changing it a bit. don't really think censoring himself, because if he sings all those other lyrics.. well that is all still the same. lol lol

So i guess the original version with all the lyrics and intercourse would be on the remasters, but maybe the song wouldn't even be on there.. who knows.

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Reply #26 posted 05/15/14 7:39pm

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He did Electric Intercourse?? faint

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MinorG said:

Just to add my take as said in the concert thread, the way he handled it to me wasn't in the sense of censoring himself but in the sense of improvising a sexier version - he sang the verses in full in an excellent clear loud manner - all the "I will shock u with my lips" and "ur Technicolor climax is at my finger tips" - but he whispered "electric" in the chorus, almost inaudible compared to the verses. This reminded me of when he got the crowd to finger click on the pr tour - it had that quiet intensity to it that to me felt deliberate. It wouldn't surprise me if on another night he does it differently. I don't think we can say that it will be censored on the pr deluxe version yet.

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I am more jealous at this moment than ever in life.

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Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #27 posted 05/15/14 8:12pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

lol It has to be more suggestive, yet completely explainable to the elders. Electric In & Out. Electric Naughty Buns. Electric Sticky Face. Electric Steamy Duck. lol I'm so sorry orgers, it's the wine.

I say it's almost a guarantee that it will be on the PR30, and I still highly doubt it will be censored. Intercourse obviously has plenty of non-sexual connotations as well, so it's odd that he's scared to say it.


Electric Naughty Buns gets my vote.

lol Sounds like a burger. Is technicolor climax then code for special sauce? Awesome that he whipped it up for you all. wink

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Reply #28 posted 05/15/14 8:31pm

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Thats awesome to hear man! Im so stunned. Never thought he would remaster it, let alone perform it live again. Electric Intercourse has to be my favorite Prince song. Crazy news. I wanna hear it.
"Don't make me chase u, even doves have pride.."
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Reply #29 posted 05/15/14 8:33pm

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"I say the first Intercourse, I say the first one"

In terms of his recent censoring, I think the word Intecourse is pretty benign. Why would he not want to use that term and yet still say "climax". As with most things we as fans are probably reading into it way too much.

For all we know what he did in the studio with overdubs and whatnot could have changed what we know of from the rehearsal and live versions that are widely circulating. Hell, it could have been recorded ove since The Beautiful Ones took its place.

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