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Thread started 04/24/15 7:15pm

xpertluva

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Bad 80's Songs

Okay, the genius of Prince's 1980-1988 output has been discussed ad nauseum. But come on, unrealeased songs and protege albums included, surely there were some clunkers. So, in your opinion, which songs from the golden era just don't measure up?

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Reply #1 posted 04/24/15 7:57pm

warning2all

Electric Chair
The Future
Dance On
2 Nigs
Cloreen Baconskin

These are weak, but not "bad 80's songs"
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Reply #2 posted 04/24/15 8:12pm

thedoorkeeper

I'm sure I could be kicked out of
the Purple Army for saying this but
I've always felt Do U Lie from Parade
is a horribly saccharine song. A bad song.
I'm also a Paul McCartney fan and it
reminded of some of McCartney's bad songs.
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Reply #3 posted 04/24/15 10:22pm

nextedition

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I was never a fan of Sister and Ronnie talk to Russia.

I liked Sister live on the Lovesexy show actually, but not on record.

Don´t think Temptation is very strong either and it goes on way too long.

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Reply #4 posted 04/24/15 10:32pm

SoulAlive

I know I'm gonna ruffle a few feathers here lol but I think these songs are bad....

*"Temptation"---this song is terrible....I remember a review where the critic said it sounds like "a bad acid trip" lol I gotta agree.The ending where Prince has a "talk" with God is downright creepy.

*"Tamborine"---never liked this one,either.He puts this filler track on the album,yet makes the superior "She's Always In My Hair" a B-side?? Smh

*"Life Can Be So Nice"---This song starts off good but midway through,it turns into a noisy,chaotic mess and never gets back on track.

*"Dance On"---the only song on Lovesexy that I'm not crazy about.

btw,I like everything on Dirty Mind,Controversy,1999,and Purple Rain.None of those songs can are bad.

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Reply #5 posted 04/24/15 11:11pm

Romeoblu

I always felt 4 the tears in your eyes never really worked.

Other than that nothing springs to mind.
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Reply #6 posted 04/24/15 11:15pm

Lette

Haha Temptation is my favourite from ATWIAD. But my least favourite from the 80s is Lemon Crush. I love all the songs from the 80s but if I had to choose, Lemon crush.
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Reply #7 posted 04/25/15 12:50am

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Nope, I've got nothing.

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #8 posted 04/25/15 1:38am

jaypotton

I think every single Prince album has at least one weak song. Yep EVERYONE album even during the 80s golden era!

Dirty Mind = hmmmm actually the exception!

Controversy = Ronnie Talk To Russia

1999 = ATCLUINY

Purple Rain, I am not fond of IWD4U and always skip it!

ATWIAD = Tamborine

Parade = I Wonder U

On SOTT I could easily live without Slow Love

Can't believe the "hate" towards Dance On! Folks and strokes! On Lovesexy I don't like Eye No and not overly fond of IWUH.

Batman = Arms of Orion, THE worst song Prince ever released (in the 80s)
'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #9 posted 04/25/15 1:43am

rusty1

Everything on Purple Rain is classic..
"I would die 4 u" is a great song
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #10 posted 04/25/15 2:14am

jaypotton

rusty1 said:

Everything on Purple Rain is classic..
"I would die 4 u" is a great song


In YOUR opinion but not in MINE biggrin
'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #11 posted 04/25/15 2:17am

NorthC

rusty1 said:

Everything on Purple Rain is classic..
"I would die 4 u" is a great song

Yeah, Purple Rain is the only album where I like everything. On Sign o'the Times, for instance, I think Slow Love is boring and I never really got into Hot Thing. Not saying these are bad, but Prince covers so many styles and genres that there will always be something that doesn't appeal to you. But that's cool, because the rest is so great.
Also, no one in their right mind would say that "La la la hee hee hee I want U U want me" is great songwriting. But he makes up for it by turning this nonsense into one hell of a funk jam.
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Reply #12 posted 04/25/15 3:16am

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Eye No
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #13 posted 04/25/15 3:36am

thedance

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^^^^^ what?


I love all/ most of the songs mentioned. heart


But Lemon Crush & Ronnie Talk To Russia are bad indeed, I can admit that..

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Reply #14 posted 04/25/15 3:40am

thedance

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NorthC said:

Also, no one in their right mind would say that "La la la hee hee hee I want U U want me" is great songwriting? But he makes up for it by turning this nonsense into one hell of a funk jam.

Sheena Easton was testing Prince.... and she came up with that lyric.. wink

And she was surprised how great a song he could make out of these words.. amazing song "Lalala, Hehehee". So funky like you wrote yourself.. worship

[Edited 4/25/15 5:23am]

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Reply #15 posted 04/25/15 5:14am

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I have always hated "Girl" and "I Love U In Me" and as far as unreleased songs, "The Grand Progression"

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Reply #16 posted 04/25/15 7:34am

NorthC

thedance said:



NorthC said:


Also, no one in their right mind would say that "La la la hee hee hee I want U U want me" is great songwriting? But he makes up for it by turning this nonsense into one hell of a funk jam.

Sheena Easton was testing Prince.... and she came up with that lyric.. wink

And she was surprised how great a song he could make out of these words.. amazing song "Lalala, Hehehee". So funky like you wrote yourself.. worship

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I know that. And maybe it's great because it's so simple: so that you're not distracted by the lyrics and all you need to do is dance. So it doesn't qualify as "bad" just because the lyrics are simple. The only one who ever wrote a Bad song was Michael Jackson. wink
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Reply #17 posted 04/25/15 7:41am

feeluupp

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Sister

Ronnie Talk 2 Russia

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Reply #18 posted 04/25/15 8:51am

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What's with all the hate on "Ronnie Talk 2 Russia"??
That's an awesome song. And "Sister" is a cool song too. lol
Different strokes fo' different folks I guess.
But yeah, "Lemon Crush" sucks.
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Reply #19 posted 04/25/15 9:01am

Averett

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PurpleSkipper58 said:

What's with all the hate on "Ronnie Talk 2 Russia"?? That's an awesome song. And "Sister" is a cool song too. lol Different strokes fo' different folks I guess. But yeah, "Lemon Crush" sucks.

I've been somewhat surprised that he hasn't dusted off the tune and perhaps updated the lyrics a bit for his live shows... "Obama Talk To Russia" style cool

Lemon Crush sucks the life and soul out of anything it comes into contact with... worst lyrics eva! ill

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A robin sings a masterpiece that lives and dies unheard...
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Reply #20 posted 04/25/15 9:27am

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Arms of Orion. That song is ASS.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #21 posted 04/25/15 10:58am

SoulAlive

A few of you mentioned "Lemon Crush".The funny thing is,I liked this song alot back in 1989.But when I try to listen to it these days,I can barely get through it lol I don't think it has aged very well

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Reply #22 posted 04/25/15 11:16am

NorthC

PurpleSkipper58 said:

What's with all the hate on "Ronnie Talk 2 Russia"??
That's an awesome song. And "Sister" is a cool song too. lol
Different strokes fo' different folks I guess.
But yeah, "Lemon Crush" sucks.

Maybe Prince fans just don't like punkrock? (I never see any threads about The Sex Pistols or The Ramones in the non-Prince forum.) The same happened to Marz: everybody seems to hate it. I see all those three songs as musical jokes, so I enjoy them.
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Reply #23 posted 04/25/15 11:27am

sulls

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KingSausage said:

Arms of Orion. That song is ASS.

Yep.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #24 posted 04/25/15 12:25pm

xpertluva

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Here's a few I haven't seen mentioned that don't do it for me:

Scarlet Pussy

Free

Cindy C

Bob George

Horny Toad

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Reply #25 posted 04/25/15 12:55pm

KingSausage

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The song Graffiti Bridge. Mostly recorded in the 80s. Fucking godawful.

http://www.princevault.co...iti_Bridge
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Reply #26 posted 04/25/15 1:27pm

thedance

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Mindbells9 said:

I have always hated "Girl" and "I Love U In Me" and as far as unreleased songs, "The Grand Progression"

eek eek


Wow, you have just named 3 Prince classics imho.. cool

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Reply #27 posted 04/26/15 1:04am

NorthC

thedance said:



Mindbells9 said:


I have always hated "Girl" and "I Love U In Me" and as far as unreleased songs, "The Grand Progression"



eek eek


Wow, you have just named 3 Prince classics imho.. cool




Not only that, I've seen him play the first two live! clapping
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Reply #28 posted 04/26/15 1:15am

SoulAlive

I never really cared for "I Love U In Me",either boxed it's a sterile ballad with the ridiculous lyric about "making love is like surgery".Not one of his better efforts.

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Reply #29 posted 04/26/15 3:07am

Adorecream

GOD = Self indulgent squealing and crap

Lemon Crush = Yuk, tired rhythm and lyrixs - robba, jobba etc

200 Balloons = Very overrated like a lot of the Batman material

Ronnie talk 2 Russia = More mediocre than bad, but out of place and kills the flow on Controversy

Trust = Never liked it, just a rhythm track

Vicki Waiting = More underpar filler on Batman

Arms of Orion -= Syrupy ballad and again like above

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Batman as an album was way below the level of other albums of the 80s.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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