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Thread started 09/07/14 5:44pm

dannyd5050

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"U Know" Backward Masking

At about 1:47 seconds in Prince sings "we must rewind" and then there's some backward sounding audio. Now I know that Prince has done some backward masking in the past so I was curious as to what he was saying during this part. I ran the audio through Audacity software and as it happens he ain't saying shit. I "think" I hear "answer to the truth" but it's probably not. My point is, mostly every time when I've heard Prince do backward masking on his songs I could reverse the audio to see what was being said. This time it seems to be just backward masking gibberish for backward masking gibberish sake. Yes, I have too much time on my hands. stoned Your thoughts?

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Reply #1 posted 09/07/14 5:48pm

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^Yeah, I reversed it in audacity and couldn't hear anything tangible either. Ah well...

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Reply #2 posted 09/07/14 5:54pm

radici27

That's interesting. I think if you are going to have backward audio it should actually say something when played normally.

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Reply #3 posted 09/07/14 5:55pm

metallicjigolo

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I just ran it thru software and found that it says, " U know purple & gold is a masterpiece. Bitches!!"
[Edited 9/7/14 17:56pm]
Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #4 posted 09/07/14 6:00pm

iZsaZsa

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If U really want 2 find the answer
2 this cancer, then we must rewind


That's the line he just sang then rewinded it. I think.
What?
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Reply #5 posted 09/07/14 6:07pm

XSX

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I heard 'it was a fake moustache'.
PRINCE IS DEAD!

And when you think about it, it's obvious that he was REPLACED by a replica.
Recruited in 1992 at a talent contest, this IMPOSTER took over Prince's career in the mid-90's, changing his name to an unpronouncable symbol while undergoing plastic surgery to make him look like Prince when he had a big 'Fro.

It's all something to do with the bankers.

[Edited 9/7/14 18:09pm]

“I don't believe anything, but I have many suspicions.”
-Robert Anton Wilson
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Reply #6 posted 09/07/14 6:20pm

Aerogram

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I just listened to it and it says:


"I use auto tune because I want art official sound on this album, plus I love to confuse my older, more rigid fans."
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Reply #7 posted 09/07/14 6:23pm

jon1967

I heard it it say im coming back to LA to do free shows at club nokia cause I said I would if they fixed the sound.
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Reply #8 posted 09/07/14 9:41pm

1nonly

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"answer to....<can't make out>, answer to Jesus"

Walking alone in the dark, I see nothing u see
I can be in a park, or flying in the…in the deep sea
I wish u’d hold my hand; then everything could b
There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged
We only want everyday 2 b a Cosmic Day
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Reply #9 posted 09/08/14 1:54am

TheEnglishGent

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Thanks for putting the time stamp so I could go straight to the relevant part. Still trying to hold out for the album before playing more. lol



I Just had a play with it. The preceding lyric is, "If we want to find the answer to this cancer then we must rewind".

Then instead of reversing the whole segment I did it in parts. First part says, "Truth is the", then the next bit says, "answer".

JW's refer to their beliefs as the truth, so JW religion is the answer to the cancer?

Don't know what the cancer is as I haven't listened to the whole song properly yet, just twice. First was the wtf listen, second was the hmmm, not so terrible listen.

Also was playing more and I managed to get, "And I'm offended" but cannot recreate to explain where I found it. Weird.



RIP sad
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Reply #10 posted 09/08/14 1:59am

thedance

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the message: eek


expect the 30 anniversary Purple Rain 4cd box set released soon.

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #11 posted 09/08/14 8:59am

HatrinaHaterwi
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Aerogram said:

I just listened to it and it says: "I use auto tune because I want art official sound on this album, plus I love to confuse my older, more rigid fans."

That's funny, I just tried it and heard, "Larry was right. I can just drop art offcial plectrum from my rectum and some folks would swear I was just being creative." lol

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #12 posted 09/08/14 12:00pm

2elijah

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Aerogram said:

I just listened to it and it says:


"I use auto tune because I want art official sound on this album, plus I love to confuse my older, more rigid fans."

I could go with that, as it seems he intentionally used sampling and auto-tune in that 'U Know' track to show the artificial music being passed off, as real music these days. lol Seems the title of the album speaks to that, in Prince's way of cleverly getting that kind of message across.
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Reply #13 posted 09/08/14 12:13pm

Genesia

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Aerogram said:

I just listened to it and it says: "I use auto tune because I want art official sound on this album, plus I love to confuse my older, more rigid fans."


That's odd. All I could make out is, "Aerogram is a douche."

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #14 posted 09/08/14 12:13pm

Beautifulstarr
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Is he talking about chemtrails again?

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Reply #15 posted 09/08/14 3:37pm

BeautifulStran
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I heard it said "some people ain't never satisfied and when you played it backwards I lied" over and over at around and through.

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Reply #16 posted 09/08/14 9:26pm

funksterr

I probably am the only one that thinks this, but after listening to U KNOW about 50 times and thinking wondering where have I heard this shit before...I'm pretty sure, perhaps unconsiously, but still.. the cadence to some of Prince's verses in U KNOW are spot on to the theme song to the old Bea Arthur tv show "Maude"!! Straight up, this nika got his lyrics from MAUDE!?!?!?! Listen to U KNOW then check out the video from the 40 second mark:

biggrin biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 09/09/14 6:07am

HatrinaHaterwi
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funksterr said:

I probably am the only one that thinks this, but after listening to U KNOW about 50 times and thinking wondering where have I heard this shit before...I'm pretty sure, perhaps unconsiously, but still.. the cadence to some of Prince's verses in U KNOW are spot on to the theme song to the old Bea Arthur tv show "Maude"!! Straight up, this nika got his lyrics from MAUDE!?!?!?! Listen to U KNOW then check out the video from the 40 second mark:

[youtube:X]Maude[/youtube:X]

biggrin biggrin

hmmm falloff

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #18 posted 09/12/14 1:54pm

kae510

XSX said:

I heard 'it was a fake moustache'.
PRINCE IS DEAD!

And when you think about it, it's obvious that he was REPLACED by a replica.
Recruited in 1992 at a talent contest, this IMPOSTER took over Prince's career in the mid-90's, changing his name to an unpronouncable symbol while undergoing plastic surgery to make him look like Prince when he had a big 'Fro.

It's all something to do with the bankers.

[Edited 9/7/14 18:09pm]

He does look pretty different around the gold experience era .

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Reply #19 posted 09/12/14 10:28pm

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Genesia said:

Aerogram said:

I just listened to it and it says: "I use auto tune because I want art official sound on this album, plus I love to confuse my older, more rigid fans."


That's odd. All I could make out is, "Aerogram is a douche."



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Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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