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Thread started 03/16/15 4:52pm

terrig

Which Prince Song CHANGED Your Life?

Cream.


Years and years ago...
I was fired from a high profile position in a high profile way for asserting my rights to my intellectual property.
I was pushed itno entreprenuership to continue my career ....I was now renting space paying bills, building a business. One client became 10...etc,,,,one employee became 30.....


I played it when I cried from rejection, I played it when I had panic attacks from not knowing how I would pay rent, I played it to drown out everyone telling me I was nothing, I wouldnt make it and that my career was dead. I played Cream when my friends became sabateurs and thieves. I played Cream when they said I was emotinally unstable because I fired the fck out of people who were saboteurs and theives. Cuz 'wimmmens be crazy' ....CREAM running through my head as a heartbeat now...understanding and trusting my instincts are spot on and right.

I played Cream in my headphones at night... and I reprogrammed every negative thought into a positive one, and learned I am best outside the box, and that my individuality, how I THINK is my strongest weapon, my best ally and my pot of gold at the end of my own rainbow.

Cream changed how I swam against a sea of NO.

I wore out 4 discs and more than a few walkmans. smile




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Reply #1 posted 03/16/15 5:17pm

KingSausage

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There Is Lonely. For private reasons.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #2 posted 03/16/15 5:29pm

terrig

KingSausage said:

There Is Lonely. For private reasons.



Empty Room. Same here.

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Reply #3 posted 03/16/15 5:34pm

3rdeyeboy

The last one.

[Edited 5/24/16 10:38am]

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Reply #4 posted 03/16/15 7:26pm

RJOrion

"Something In The Water".

i was an arrogant, but pussy whipped youth, at the time... i related to every word and note of that song...even the demonic screams

song still gives me chills and makes me reflect
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Reply #5 posted 03/16/15 7:47pm

Averett

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Controversy...

A robin sings a masterpiece that lives and dies unheard...
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Reply #6 posted 03/16/15 8:10pm

williamb610

Sign O' the Times...

The lyrics about death...the ethereal sound of the keyboard/drums...the blues guitar that cuts right through you. I used to play that shit 3 or 4 times a day every day.

The lyrics about AIDS...I took them to heart; it means I wouldn't just sleep with any old body. I'd just about flip to hear the song in concert.

Come to Memphis, Prince!

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Reply #7 posted 03/17/15 12:27am

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There are more than a few Prince songs that pretty much changed me.




These are probably the main five.


It's Gonna Be Lonely, When Were Dancing Close And Slow, Annie Christian, Another Lonely Christmas, and Free.




...And outta these five, its a tie between When Were Dancing Close And Slow, and Another Lonely Christmas.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #8 posted 03/17/15 2:42am

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Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!
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Reply #9 posted 03/17/15 3:34am

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Pop Life for me. I remember buying the ATWIAD album on cassette tape and listening to it during my paper round in the morning. When I got to Pop Life it reverberated with me. Then when I heard the 12" UK Mix it became a staple in every Prince playlist I've created since.

I can listen to it when sad and when I'm happy and it just seems to evoke different emotions and outlook. I can't think of another track of his that does that to me.

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Reply #10 posted 03/17/15 3:39am

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Angelsoncrack said:

Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!

I was going to say the same thing. There is a feeling of hope that I got from it. I'm not religious at all but I felt listening to that song over and over made me feel like everything was going to be allright. At the time I was going through some serious depression too. "Gold" at the end of Gold Experience did the same thing for me years later.

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Reply #11 posted 03/17/15 3:50am

gripper28

I agree with you about the "Gold" ending, it can tip my emotional level into overdrive all too easy.

3rdeyedude said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!

I was going to say the same thing. There is a feeling of hope that I got from it. I'm not religious at all but I felt listening to that song over and over made me feel like everything was going to be allright. At the time I was going through some serious depression too. "Gold" at the end of Gold Experience did the same thing for me years later.

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Reply #12 posted 03/17/15 4:34am

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3rdeyedude said:



Angelsoncrack said:


Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!


I was going to say the same thing. There is a feeling of hope that I got from it. I'm not religious at all but I felt listening to that song over and over made me feel like everything was going to be allright. At the time I was going through some serious depression too. "Gold" at the end of Gold Experience did the same thing for me years later.




I totally agree about both of those songs. So totally agree.
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Reply #13 posted 03/17/15 5:08am

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Sweet baby for personal reasons...but the list goes on
I PAY THE RENT IN THIS RAGGEDY MUTHA....
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Reply #15 posted 03/17/15 6:06am

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As cliche as it probably is, Adore.

And Eye Love You But Eye Don't Trust You Anymore.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #16 posted 03/17/15 7:04am

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KingSausage said:

3rdeyedude said:

I was going to say the same thing. There is a feeling of hope that I got from it. I'm not religious at all but I felt listening to that song over and over made me feel like everything was going to be allright. At the time I was going through some serious depression too. "Gold" at the end of Gold Experience did the same thing for me years later.

I totally agree about both of those songs. So totally agree.

I think it's unbelieveable what he does with that one song live though. I mean, I'm not religious either, but to get a whole stadium full of people of all colours and backgrounds singing 'God is love, love is god, girls and boys love god above' together in unison is something fucking else.

[Edited 3/17/15 7:05am]

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Reply #17 posted 03/17/15 7:14am

terrig

Angelsoncrack said:

Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!



Anastesia - as is said upthread....when you hear a stadium full of people singing...it makes me want to believe there is a God.

smile

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Reply #18 posted 03/17/15 7:54am

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Gett Off

I was passing through a very hard moment in my life, someone I loved so much passed away and since an year or so I wasn't able anymore to feel again the taste of life, I did a lot of things but no joy, no fun, just some sad smile, I was in a "nothing compares 2U" life bubble. Gett Off was so "simple" that gave me the rythm, the curiosity, the courage to go back to basics: sex, girls and then friends, a cold beer...
Now everytime this song is spinning in my head I smile, thanks to Gett Off I bring "fun" back in my life and I've a lot of good memories, something that made me what I am now (and I'm quite satisfied of it smile )

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Reply #19 posted 03/17/15 1:21pm

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terrig said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!



Anastesia - as is said upthread....when you hear a stadium full of people singing...it makes me want to believe there is a God.

smile

Probably Anastesia for me, too, for similar reasons,

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #20 posted 03/17/15 1:28pm

jon1967

The PR soundtrack.
[Edited 3/17/15 13:28pm]
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Reply #21 posted 03/17/15 2:07pm

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There's a few, but the first one that always comes to mind is "Crystal Ball".

I was already a huge fan when I heard it. Hell, I was already a major label musician with Sony BMG.

But that song changed how I saw music, how I saw creativity, how I saw.... everything. It was just so ethereal, so different. All the so called "rules" of making music, for me, got thrown out when I heard that song. It made me feel like I could do whatever the hell I wanted, approach things in whatever manner I chose. It was really profound.

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Reply #22 posted 03/17/15 2:56pm

terrig

Militant said:

There's a few, but the first one that always comes to mind is "Crystal Ball".

I was already a huge fan when I heard it. Hell, I was already a major label musician with Sony BMG.

But that song changed how I saw music, how I saw creativity, how I saw.... everything. It was just so ethereal, so different. All the so called "rules" of making music, for me, got thrown out when I heard that song. It made me feel like I could do whatever the hell I wanted, approach things in whatever manner I chose. It was really profound.


it's amazing to click with something in a way that makes you view your own stuff with fresh eyes.


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Reply #23 posted 03/17/15 3:02pm

terrig

purplethunder3121 said:

terrig said:



Anastesia - as is said upthread....when you hear a stadium full of people singing...it makes me want to believe there is a God.

smile

Probably Anastesia for me, too, for similar reasons,

those kinds of religion based records that P can do are a million times better than that dogmatic childish 'what if' ::shudder::

when prince does religious in the way of anastesia he can make me listen to him and maybe entertain the thought of god.... when he uses his own mind, he's so much smarter.... than the blurberings of whats been implanted to be repeated.

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Reply #24 posted 03/17/15 3:09pm

terrig

bluegangsta said:

As cliche as it probably is, Adore.

And Eye Love You But Eye Don't Trust You Anymore.


i dont' think its cliche at all.

the are two quintessential relationship songs....they totally reach in through your chest and either rip your heart out or send you into googly-eyed rapture smile

pain so bad it scars, love so good it frees.... its why we're here right? we love and lose, and love and lose.

smile sad smile sad

i think im gonna go hug my hubby. lololol

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Reply #25 posted 03/17/15 3:28pm

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3rdeyedude said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Although not really 'life changing' I remember when I first heard 'Anna stesia'. I was cleaning my room and I had never heard the full lovesexy album before and I had it on my record player and from the first second of it-the piano to the last note I litterally just stopped what I was doing and stared at my turntable haha. The thing sent shivers up my spine. Still does!

I was going to say the same thing. There is a feeling of hope that I got from it. I'm not religious at all but I felt listening to that song over and over made me feel like everything was going to be allright. At the time I was going through some serious depression too. "Gold" at the end of Gold Experience did the same thing for me years later.



Anna Stesia, and Gold. I completely forgot about those two songs.



Concerning Gold. Out of all of Prince's post 80's output, Gold is the one song that pretty much changed me. For me. Listening to that song is a spiritual experience.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #26 posted 03/17/15 9:01pm

wishuhvn

There are a few that have already been named but the first one was "When Doves Cry." I was 13 living in a foster home for abused kids and the lyrics just hit (no pun intended) home. It was so symbolic of my parents and the voice was hauntingly painfull. Then seeing the video, it still takes me back to those first moments. Pure poetry and pure reality of so many relationships.

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Reply #27 posted 03/17/15 9:31pm

JoshuaWho

the next one

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Reply #28 posted 03/18/15 6:41am

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Letitgo.

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #29 posted 03/18/15 7:47am

Stimpy

Just My Imagination

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