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Thread started 03/20/15 12:54pm

FunkyStrange

PEACH & BLACK PODCAST : Exodus Review

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Bow Down MF'ers! The return of the Peach & Black Squad is coming your way! No hallucination rain, you've been counting the days to get wild & have some big fun. Live the good life and check out this episode, it's guaranteed 2 stick 2 the roof of ur Oldsmobile... MF'ers

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http://peachandblack.podb...us-review/

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Reply #1 posted 03/20/15 2:56pm

rlittler81

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Can't wait to hear this, EXODUS is one of my favourite albums!

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Reply #2 posted 03/20/15 3:14pm

FunkyStrange

Let me just apologise in advance for the amount of times I use the words - funny, hilarious, best thing ever etc in this review....

It's alot smile
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Reply #3 posted 03/20/15 4:11pm

antonb

Yet again, another great show. Well done guys.But, where is the Purple Rain review?

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Reply #4 posted 03/20/15 5:33pm

FunkyStrange

antonb said:

Yet again, another great show. Well done guys.But, where is the Purple Rain review?



Coming soon ! Just like the 7cd new power sample set and MC's lotus flower shirt wink
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Reply #5 posted 03/21/15 9:44am

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Great show and freakin brilliant album.

I love that MC never heard the album before and never heard The Exodus Has Begun, specifically. That makes for a unique review.

Toe Jam is the only one who seemed to really appreciate Big Fun. That is a GREAT song marred by a STUPID chant. Delete that chant, and it'd be one of my top 20 Prince songs -- heeaayy.
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #6 posted 03/22/15 6:12am

Dsoul

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A lot of fun, thanks. smile

The Extended Hallucination Rain is easily found on all good search engines.

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Reply #7 posted 03/22/15 2:12pm

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Thanks a lot guys, really enjoyable! I was looking forward to this review!

Un-be-lie-va-ble that MC never heard this album and indeed in perticular The Exodus Has Begun... it's one of my favourite Prince (related) tracks ever! It was cool to hear his reaction!

Also the bit about Captain and the Xpectation album... hilarious!

Exodus has a great sound by a great band, some crazy, funny and funky stuff, but I see what you mean about it not flowing well as a whole. I would love a new NPG album in the future (maybe even with Michael B. and Sonny T.) where Prince explores some more of this.

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Reply #8 posted 03/23/15 8:40pm

Adorecream

So Much for Purple Rain, Got to hear this, as this album is ruined by the endless skits. There are only like 5 songs. Oh well let me listen.

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Is the Kamasutra review next, I am sure you will all love the lost is found and Kamasutra (The Jam).

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #9 posted 03/24/15 12:53am

FunkyStrange

Well if the demand is there, and it obviously is,
sure we can do kama sutra !!
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Reply #10 posted 03/24/15 3:37am

Adorecream

Agree ttally so far (1 hour into it), interrupted by a very CRUCIAL cricket match that we won (NZ) thank God. Will listen to the rest of it tomorrow after work. I already agree the song "Count the days" is ruined by the excessive use of the word Motherfucker (or Muthafucka in the semi literate ebonics world) and the gangstery type lyrics. The melodies and singing are wonderful.

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I listen to the album with none of the skits and its a million times better. The best songs are Get Wild and the Good Life, both are classic partying and uplifting songs. I guess we can overlook the profanity a bit, it was 1994/95 a time when Prince was trying to be desparately hip and keep up with the swearing fad popular at the time. I remember 1994/95 I was listening to a lot of Tupac, Snoop, RHCP, warren G, Rage against the machine (Hey I was only 18) and it was swear, swear, swear then practically. Now you look back and laugh as it sounds childish.

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MC should be okay, I heard of the album in 1995, but never heard in its entirety until like 2011 and was not that impressed overall. I knew of Get Wild in 1995, as I ended up with a cassingle of it and loved that song. I knew it was Prince, in 1996 I heard of Count the Days as it was on the Girl6 soundtrack (Remember that) and it was credited to the NPG. Both were decent songs, so when the album came, I was expecting great things, so imagine how I felt when I heard it all!!!

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Other big confession,I have never heard Goldnigga, but judging by the song titles and the added bonus of Tony M, it sounds like shit.

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Reply #11 posted 03/24/15 5:13am

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It took me a decade or so to like 'Get Wild'! Haha! Now I don't know what I was thinking back in '95.
Great show guys, I really like this album, esp Get Wild, Return of the bumpsquad & Big fun...all good to dance to.
Cherry Cherry is the only one I skip.
The Good Life remix kills the album vers btw...imo obviously.
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Reply #12 posted 03/24/15 5:39am

Rightly

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Great show guys!!
Very articulate. This is a big album.
Somehow reminds me of the rainbow children.

I like this album a lot. Like TRC. it has its integrity.
Much better than the TGE, in my opinion.

I thought you guys were generally way off with those funk groves, big fun, good life, n' return of the bumpsquad.

There's something innately perverse about cherry cherry and count the days.
But I find this gives them their challenging edge.

I'm glad you guys got back onboard with the closer.


I also get the amusing quality in the segues, but as usual they're too much.
I'd never listen to this album without excluding them.

Differences of oppinion are welcome when well articulated.
Thanks again and please keep up the good work.
small circles, big wheels!
I've got a pretty firm grip on the obvious!
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Reply #13 posted 03/24/15 12:09pm

dualboot

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Adorecream said:

Other big confession,I have never heard Goldnigga, but judging by the song titles and the added bonus of Tony M, it sounds like shit.

I think You shouldn't jugde without hearing this. In my opinion GoldNigga is actually an excellent Playground for Tony M and a Prince who is clearly having fun (as opposed to the more serious symbol album)

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Reply #14 posted 03/24/15 3:17pm

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Great review guys, this IMO is a really nice little gem of an album, there are certainly a few incongrous elements but I really love the wacky PFunk vibe that Prince is aiming for here. I really really wish he had made a proper NPG follow up to this in the same vein rather than the utter mediocrity that Newpowersoul was. Honestly I even enjoy the segues on this one, they really add a lot to the atmoshphere of the whole thing.

Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
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Reply #15 posted 03/24/15 6:40pm

FunkyStrange

dualboot said:

Adorecream said:

Other big confession,I have never heard Goldnigga, but judging by the song titles and the added bonus of Tony M, it sounds like shit.

I think You shouldn't judge without hearing this. In my opinion GoldNigga is actually an excellent Playground for Tony M and a Prince who is clearly having fun (as opposed to the more serious symbol album)

There are (just like Exodus) a few GREAT tracks, some average ones and a few segues.

'Deuce & a 1/4', 'Black MF In The House' & 'Johnny' are worth the admission alone !

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Reply #16 posted 03/25/15 3:59pm

funkomatic

dualboot said:



Adorecream said:



Other big confession,I have never heard Goldnigga, but judging by the song titles and the added bonus of Tony M, it sounds like shit.




I think You shouldn't jugde without hearing this. In my opinion GoldNigga is actually an excellent Playground for Tony M and a Prince who is clearly having fun (as opposed to the more serious symbol album)



Up to now Goldnigga is the best NPG album.
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Reply #17 posted 03/26/15 5:34am

dodger

Great show again guys. I loved Captains joy at the segues and one liners as I relate to him 100% on this album/era/band. And he is spot on about MC and Toejam not really getting it as 'you had to be there' to see the the weird and wonderful things going on then. My favourite era by a mile.

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Surprised MC hadn't heard the album but even more surprised by him likening Earth Song to The Exodus Has Begun! AS you guys mentioned the album could have been even better if he'd have thrown on the likes of Mad, Funky Design, Acknowledge Me, Slave 2 The System.

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Reply #18 posted 04/04/15 7:35am

djfine

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FunkyStrange said:

Well if the demand is there, and it obviously is, sure we can do kama sutra !! [Edited 3/24/15 0:57am]


Well I'll look forward to Kamasutra (!) but I reckon you guys should give Elixir another spin. I know you hated it at the time but like Exodus & Gold Nigga there are a few gems in there...

Otherwise brilliant episode as usual, The Exodus Has Begun is so headbang

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Reply #19 posted 04/09/15 3:01pm

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It's been years since I listened to this album and I'm not sure why since it's always been a favourite. I'm having an Exodus weekend. smile

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That segue between Cherry, Cherry and ROTBS has always been a bugbear with me. It sounds so familiar but I can never place it. I'm sure it's been discussed before but I can't remember what the conclusion was. It reminds me of Sleep Around, you can hear faint singing and the melody is similar.

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I agree about the mood of the lyrics to Count The Days kind of giving an 'off' feeling to an otherwise fine track. I feel the same way about Cherry Cherry - which is a favourite of mine - but the 'motherfuckers' and overall tone kind of leave a sour taste (sour cherries?!)

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Reply #20 posted 04/13/15 6:25am

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I too was a latecomer to Exodus. Loved "Get Wild" when it came out, but for some reason didn't buy it as I thought there wouldn't be enough Prince on it (yeah I know, small brain.) That was until I first heard "Return of the Bump Squad" pump out at the first celebration at Paisley Park in 2000. It blew my mind - such a funky beat on a big system - and felt pretty ashamed when I asked what track it was to a bemused fan telling me "Exodus, of course?!". Needless to say it was promptly purchased when I returned to the UK.
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Anyway, excellent review as always, love Captain's unbridled passion for this album. Me? I think it's patchy with too much swearing - sounds like they're trying too hard to be 'street' - but still an enjoyable ride. I'm surprised that ROTBS didn't get much love. Yes, it goes on too long and just based round one groove. But man, what a groove!! If this doesn't make you wanna get up and git yo dance on, I don't know what will.
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There's some big funky tunes on this album - "DJ duces Johnny", "Big Fun" (an undoubted precursor to "Joint 2 joint") and the Funk Monster that is "The Exodus had begun" (love the joyous choral refrains that remind me of that underrated big bouncing truck o' funk that is "The sacrifice of Victor".) And, yes. Prince has never been funnier than on the segue taking out the Mash Potato girl.
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A slab of purple funk from an excellent period for Prince and I just love the name "Tora Tora"...
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Reply #21 posted 04/14/15 2:31am

dodger

NouveauDance said:

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That segue between Cherry, Cherry and ROTBS has always been a bugbear with me. It sounds so familiar but I can never place it. I'm sure it's been discussed before but I can't remember what the conclusion was. It reminds me of Sleep Around, you can hear faint singing and the melody is similar.

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That segue has also bugged me over the years.

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At one point I was sure it was The Rhythm Of Your Heart off Mayte's Child Of The Sun album, which I suppose is possibe as it was released round the same time.

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Reply #22 posted 04/14/15 3:41am

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dodger said:

That segue has also bugged me over the years.

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At one point I was sure it was The Rhythm Of Your Heart off Mayte's Child Of The Sun album, which I suppose is possibe as it was released round the same time.

Yes! That was the other track. It sounds like a different version though maybe, it's difficult to hear. There was a tracklist with a version of that song on the Gold Experience, so it could be a snippet of the original Prince version?

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Reply #23 posted 04/14/15 11:27pm

FunkyStrange

I knew someone might know LOL

I just listened to it a bunch of times but I still can't tell for sure ....

but yeah could be TROYH

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Reply #24 posted 04/15/15 3:12am

dodger

FunkyStrange said:

I knew someone might know LOL

I just listened to it a bunch of times but I still can't tell for sure ....

but yeah could be TROYH

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I can't believe you haven't asked him since you and P are almost on speaking terms wink

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Reply #25 posted 04/15/15 11:19pm

FunkyStrange

dodger said:

FunkyStrange said:

I knew someone might know LOL

I just listened to it a bunch of times but I still can't tell for sure ....

but yeah could be TROYH

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I can't believe you haven't asked him since you and P are almost on speaking terms wink

haha I doubt he'd even know, he's probably erased that album from his memory!

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Reply #26 posted 04/16/15 3:01pm

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dodger said:



NouveauDance said:



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That segue between Cherry, Cherry and ROTBS has always been a bugbear with me. It sounds so familiar but I can never place it. I'm sure it's been discussed before but I can't remember what the conclusion was. It reminds me of Sleep Around, you can hear faint singing and the melody is similar.


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That segue has also bugged me over the years.


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At one point I was sure it was The Rhythm Of Your Heart off Mayte's Child Of The Sun album, which I suppose is possibe as it was released round the same time.



'Baby Don't Care' by Mayte.
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Reply #27 posted 04/16/15 10:34pm

NouveauDance

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rlittler81 said:

'Baby Don't Care' by Mayte.

Ewwww. You could be right, but ewwww. Of all the possible answers that song is the lamest possible outcome. confused

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Reply #28 posted 04/17/15 12:25am

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NouveauDance said:

rlittler81 said:

'Baby Don't Care' by Mayte.

Ewwww. You could be right, but ewwww. Of all the possible answers that song is the lamest possible outcome. confused

It is. It's the ending of the song where the horns kick in.

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