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IstenSzek

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WALL OF BERLIN

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guitar

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #1 posted 12/06/15 1:39pm

IstenSzek

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dead

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 12/06/15 1:41pm

IstenSzek

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[img:$uid]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/larslimburg/anigif_enhanced-buzz-833-1385498382-16_zpshmc1moxh.gif[/img:$uid]

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #3 posted 12/06/15 1:43pm

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etc etc. you know what i mean smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #4 posted 12/06/15 1:52pm

Aerogram

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Love that song, can't believe the biggest issue people had about it was that it wasn't called Berlin Wall.

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/15 2:06pm

jdcxc

Great dirty funk rock song...would be cool live. Lotusflower is a great album.
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Reply #6 posted 12/06/15 2:13pm

TheEnglishGent

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Love it. headbang

RIP sad
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Reply #7 posted 12/06/15 2:18pm

xpertluva

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It's probably my favorite on that album and that's one of my favorite albums!

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Reply #8 posted 12/06/15 2:21pm

NorthC

Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused
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Reply #9 posted 12/06/15 2:25pm

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Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused


Time is a Trick
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Reply #10 posted 12/06/15 2:31pm

NorthC

And you're a Trickster. wink
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Reply #11 posted 12/06/15 2:42pm

thisisreece

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Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused

Because it's 'so fresh'...

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #12 posted 12/06/15 3:39pm

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NorthC said:

Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused


The song isn't about The Berlin Wall per se. It's about that feeling of exuberance when the wall came down and how it compares to what he does with his woman. In that regard, it doesn't matter if it was yesterday or a thousand years ago, the feeling is the same.

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Reply #13 posted 12/06/15 4:11pm

NorthC

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NorthC said:


Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused


The song isn't about The Berlin Wall per se. It's about that feeling of exuberance when the wall came down and how it compares to what he does with his woman. In that regard, it doesn't matter if it was yesterday or a thousand years ago, the feeling is the same.


You mean like: Waterloo... Couldn't escape if I wanted to... question
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Reply #14 posted 12/06/15 4:51pm

jdcxc

xpertluva said:



NorthC said:


Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused


The song isn't about The Berlin Wall per se. It's about that feeling of exuberance when the wall came down and how it compares to what he does with his woman. In that regard, it doesn't matter if it was yesterday or a thousand years ago, the feeling is the same.



Lol...I can't believe people are taking the fall of the Berlin Wall as a literal statement in this song.
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Reply #15 posted 12/06/15 5:52pm

IstenSzek

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good to see some love for this song cool

i too would like to hear this one live. perhaps with his new band? smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #16 posted 12/06/15 6:41pm

trax

jdcxc said:

xpertluva said:


The song isn't about The Berlin Wall per se. It's about that feeling of exuberance when the wall came down and how it compares to what he does with his woman. In that regard, it doesn't matter if it was yesterday or a thousand years ago, the feeling is the same.

Lol...I can't believe people are taking the fall of the Berlin Wall as a literal statement in this song.

I know!! That cracks me up too. I guess not all understand the lyrics or try to understand. That is my favorite song on the album and that album is also one of my absolute favorites by Prince. I love the way he chooses to use the "wall of berlin" as the reference for when the panties drop!! Classic Prince!!

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Reply #17 posted 12/06/15 8:18pm

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Wasn't this a dusted off outtake from back in the day? With original lyrics, "She goes down like the wall in Berlin?"

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #18 posted 12/07/15 1:21am

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he should play that Song live in Berlin sad Berlin in his mind...
yes
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Reply #19 posted 12/07/15 2:27am

dodger

NorthC said:

Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused

biggrin exactly what I've always thought. His timing has always been way off though I suppose.

I do like it though - distinctive Sonny T and Michael B sound

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Reply #20 posted 12/07/15 3:49am

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dodger said:



NorthC said:


Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused

biggrin exactly what I've always thought. His timing has always been way off though I suppose.


I do like it though - distinctive Sonny T and Michael B sound



Then I guess it's high time people stop saying "crossed the Rubicon" or "met his Waterloo", cuz you know, timing!
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Reply #21 posted 12/07/15 3:57am

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Dayum good song!
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Reply #22 posted 12/07/15 12:15pm

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I like the track - it's clearly from the mid nineties & reminds me of Calhoun Square.

But my issue is that it doesn't fit. Sure, it's a guitar track like several others on the album are, but there's a Sixties influence to alot of the other tracks which isn't present on this. This clearly has Princes nineties sound & sticks out like a sore thumb.

Alot of people complain about Planet Earth being a mish-mash, but I think the same argument could be levelled (to a lesser extent) at Lotusflower.
"Had to get off the boat so I could walk on water..."
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Reply #23 posted 12/07/15 12:55pm

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Aerogram said:

dodger said:



NorthC said:


Only problem is... The Berlin Wall fell in mothafuckin' 1989! Why make a song about it twenty goddam years later? confused

biggrin exactly what I've always thought. His timing has always been way off though I suppose.


I do like it though - distinctive Sonny T and Michael B sound



Then I guess it's high time people stop saying "crossed the Rubicon" or "met his Waterloo", cuz you know, timing!

Or "stayed like the walls of Gibraltar"?
What?
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Reply #24 posted 12/07/15 12:56pm

iZsaZsa

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Like it. smile
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Reply #25 posted 12/07/15 1:10pm

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xtraloveable83 said:

he should play that Song live in Berlin sad Berlin in his mind...


In a medley.
With Sheena Easton.
Sugar Walls of Berlin.
"Had to get off the boat so I could walk on water..."
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BlackCandle said:

I like the track - it's clearly from the mid nineties & reminds me of Calhoun Square. But my issue is that it doesn't fit. Sure, it's a guitar track like several others on the album are, but there's a Sixties influence to alot of the other tracks which isn't present on this. This clearly has Princes nineties sound & sticks out like a sore thumb. Alot of people complain about Planet Earth being a mish-mash, but I think the same argument could be levelled (to a lesser extent) at Lotusflower.

hmmm

to be honest i've never thought it didn't fit in. to me, it fits in perfectly with the rest smile
this whole album sounds like an actual 'album', something a lot of the later ones don't
manage imo. it feels cohesive and quite focussed. i love it, start to finish.

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Reply #27 posted 12/07/15 2:54pm

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IstenSzek said:



BlackCandle said:


I like the track - it's clearly from the mid nineties & reminds me of Calhoun Square. But my issue is that it doesn't fit. Sure, it's a guitar track like several others on the album are, but there's a Sixties influence to alot of the other tracks which isn't present on this. This clearly has Princes nineties sound & sticks out like a sore thumb. Alot of people complain about Planet Earth being a mish-mash, but I think the same argument could be levelled (to a lesser extent) at Lotusflower.


hmmm

to be honest i've never thought it didn't fit in. to me, it fits in perfectly with the rest smile
this whole album sounds like an actual 'album', something a lot of the later ones don't
manage imo. it feels cohesive and quite focussed. i love it, start to finish.



yes that's why I love Lotusflow3r, it's a brilliant effort and sounds like a real album with not one bad song. It felt like Prince was finally releasing some of his best songs unlike now whe keeps his best material locked in the vault for some strange reason
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Reply #28 posted 12/07/15 3:05pm

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IstenSzek said:



BlackCandle said:


I like the track - it's clearly from the mid nineties & reminds me of Calhoun Square. But my issue is that it doesn't fit. Sure, it's a guitar track like several others on the album are, but there's a Sixties influence to alot of the other tracks which isn't present on this. This clearly has Princes nineties sound & sticks out like a sore thumb. Alot of people complain about Planet Earth being a mish-mash, but I think the same argument could be levelled (to a lesser extent) at Lotusflower.


hmmm

to be honest i've never thought it didn't fit in. to me, it fits in perfectly with the rest smile
this whole album sounds like an actual 'album', something a lot of the later ones don't
manage imo. it feels cohesive and quite focussed. i love it, start to finish.




I concede that - by Princes standards - there is some cohesion and he appears to have put some thought into it - the Lotus intro & outro and (what I perceive as) his interpretations of the musical styles of other artists from the sixties. But I just don't think WoB fits in. Nor "$", despite being a good track.

It actually makes me think that Prince could have delivered a more consistent, guitar-heavy version of Chaos & Disorder by including Interactive, Calhoun Square, Walls of Berlin & Strays of the World.

In fact, I think I'm off to compile such a playlist now!
"Had to get off the boat so I could walk on water..."
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Reply #29 posted 12/07/15 3:36pm

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compiling playlists can be so much fun cool

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