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Reply #30 posted 05/31/16 3:11pm

ufoclub

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ludwig said:

ufoclub said:

Yes he did kind of do his own version of uncredited "covers". "Colonized Mind" comes to mind.

And "Spill the wine".

The chorus of "Planet Earth" irritates me. How could he get away without giving credit to Barry Manilow? Maybe because Manilow stole from Chopin?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Could_It_Be_Magic

Which one lifts from "Spill the wine"?

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Reply #31 posted 05/31/16 3:35pm

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ufoclub said:



ludwig said:




ufoclub said:




Yes he did kind of do his own version of uncredited "covers". "Colonized Mind" comes to mind.



And "Spill the wine".

The chorus of "Planet Earth" irritates me. How could he get away without giving credit to Barry Manilow? Maybe because Manilow stole from Chopin?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Could_It_Be_Magic




Which one lifts from "Spill the wine"?



The NPGMC track My Medallion, the chorus is very obviously lifted.
Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #32 posted 05/31/16 5:26pm

Poplife88

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LOVE this tune. Gets stuck in my head too.
We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #33 posted 05/31/16 6:17pm

ufoclub

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

ufoclub said:

Which one lifts from "Spill the wine"?

The NPGMC track My Medallion, the chorus is very obviously lifted.

Oh yeah, I remember.

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Reply #34 posted 05/31/16 10:12pm

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oops I like that it is a good one to walk to on the treadmill biggrin

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Reply #35 posted 05/31/16 10:30pm

coltrane3

One of my favorites of the post-WB era.

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Reply #36 posted 05/31/16 10:42pm

PeteSilas

i always loved the song, didn't know he copped the bass line though. the horn parts were good too.

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Reply #37 posted 06/01/16 12:38am

jaypotton

CR is not a classic but certainly is a fun song that help to lift Planet Earth. I always tap my foot and Bob my head to it!
'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 #38 posted 06/01/16 12:55am

LittleNicci

It's a great song - a great catwalk song I love it
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Reply #39 posted 06/01/16 2:28am

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ufoclub said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

ufoclub said: The NPGMC track My Medallion, the chorus is very obviously lifted.

Oh yeah, I remember.

But who cares if it resembles another song for a few notes when it had this arrangement?

Just two days ago, I had My Medaillon stuck in my head for an entire day.

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Reply #40 posted 06/01/16 2:37am

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Prince was a copycat.


That drumbeat and the bass are a disco cliché and hardly something that is unique to the song linked above. That's what disco was largely about, recycling a very limited number of musical ideas to the point that the songs could not be distinguished easily from each other. That's one of the reasons so many hated the genre.

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Reply #41 posted 06/02/16 12:51am

jaypotton

novabrkr said:



ludwig said:




Prince was a copycat.




That drumbeat and the bass are a disco cliché and hardly something that is unique to the song linked above. That's what disco was largely about, recycling a very limited number of musical ideas to the point that the songs could not be distinguished easily from each other. That's one of the reasons so many hated the genre.



it also allowed club DJs to mix songs together so people dancing didn't miss a beat and kept grooving in time. Similar to the way House music did through the 90s. More of a dance experience than a listening experience
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'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 #42 posted 06/02/16 1:18am

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I have never liked Chelsea Rodgers, the song sounds "pseudo"..

Like Prince copying himself, but outwatered.

just imo. smile

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Reply #43 posted 06/02/16 4:43am

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LittleNicci said:

It's a great song - a great catwalk song I love it

I know right! That's what I think of when I hear it. It's a fun song for when you are getting ready to go out and party and trying to decide on outfits and make up!

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #44 posted 06/02/16 4:57am

Noodled24

The Disco sound makes it sound like a throwaway track.

Having said that, the lyrics are actually pretty deep:

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
Thought she really rocked the road, yes she did
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Ask her what she liked the most
She said, she liked to talk to Jimi's ghost, Ow!
Fantasy, her friends boast (This girl is fly)
Chelsea's fly, like coast to coast (Mmmm)
Hollywood or Times Square
If the party's fly, my girl is there (yes she is)
Purple's on and bounce in her hair
21st Century hippy, Chelsea don't care

Try to catch her if you can (Come on now together)
You never see her with my man (Uh, a brother got to jump n the water)
He must be baptized, according to the masterplan,
'Fore she give up the good thang
Go ahead Chelsea! (Go ahead Chelsea!)

No cut diamonds, and designer shoes (Uh, no-no!)
'Cause she's too original from her head down to her feet
(Rehab) (If you want to) (just don't mean no me)
Chelsea don't eat no meat, still got butt like a leather seat
Go ahead Chelsea! (Go ahead Chelsea!)

Come on
Next to her they just a fool.
Chelsea read more books than a few
Moses was a Pharoah in the 18th Dynasty
And Rome was chillin' in Carthage in 33 BCE
And the day that we stop counting, we live as long as a tree
Go ahead Chelsea, teach me! Go ahead Chelsea.

Make a promise to your higher self, get you nothing, fame and wealth
You don't be chasing nobodies ghost.
Of everything, make the most (Come on!)


These aren't typical Prince party song lyrics.

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Reply #45 posted 06/02/16 6:47am

Grog

Noodled24 said:

The Disco sound makes it sound like a throwaway track.

Having said that, the lyrics are actually pretty deep:

Chelsea Rodgers was a model
Thought she really rocked the road, yes she did
Kept her tears up in a bottle
Poured them out to save her soul

Ask her what she liked the most
She said, she liked to talk to Jimi's ghost, Ow!
Fantasy, her friends boast (This girl is fly)
Chelsea's fly, like coast to coast (Mmmm)
Hollywood or Times Square
If the party's fly, my girl is there (yes she is)
Purple's on and bounce in her hair
21st Century hippy, Chelsea don't care

Try to catch her if you can (Come on now together)
You never see her with my man (Uh, a brother got to jump n the water)
He must be baptized, according to the masterplan,
'Fore she give up the good thang
Go ahead Chelsea! (Go ahead Chelsea!)

No cut diamonds, and designer shoes (Uh, no-no!)
'Cause she's too original from her head down to her feet
(Rehab) (If you want to) (just don't mean no me)
Chelsea don't eat no meat, still got butt like a leather seat
Go ahead Chelsea! (Go ahead Chelsea!)

Come on
Next to her they just a fool.
Chelsea read more books than a few
Moses was a Pharoah in the 18th Dynasty
And Rome was chillin' in Carthage in 33 BCE
And the day that we stop counting, we live as long as a tree
Go ahead Chelsea, teach me! Go ahead Chelsea.

Make a promise to your higher self, get you nothing, fame and wealth
You don't be chasing nobodies ghost.
Of everything, make the most (Come on!)


These aren't typical Prince party song lyrics.

Excellent point! I have always liked the song because it revealed a different side of Prince, an explicitly Disco side, and the lyrics are intriguing. No, it's not in my Top 25 but I never press Fast Forward when the song comes up in shuffle mode. If you like Disco, you probably like this song. If you don't like Disco, the song probably irritates you. To each his/her own. Yes, the song does stay in your head for a while.

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Reply #46 posted 06/02/16 7:42am

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GirlBrother said:

Love this song. If you imagine "Chelsea Rodgers" to be his drag-name, it kind of sounds like he's singing about himself in the third person. It puts a whole other spin on the lyrics.

Right!

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This is always the way I took the song, well not as a drag persona per se, but similar to the androgyny of Camille.

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Reply #47 posted 06/02/16 10:21am

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NouveauDance said:



GirlBrother said:


Love this song. If you imagine "Chelsea Rodgers" to be his drag-name, it kind of sounds like he's singing about himself in the third person. It puts a whole other spin on the lyrics.

Right!


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This is always the way I took the song, well not as a drag persona per se, but similar to the androgyny of Camille.



Thank God someone else can hear it that way too. I thought I was going mental.

"PRINCEY ROGERS WAS A MODEL" (etc.) is how I like to screech along to it.
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Reply #48 posted 06/02/16 10:50am

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I always thought it said "purple toes and flowers in her hair". A lyric site also suggests "earth boots on and flowers in her hair" lol.

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Reply #49 posted 06/02/16 1:47pm

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I love Chelsea Rogers as a catchy tune. Add in Sticky Like Glue next to it on every upbeat catchy Prince mix. Have to check my playlists, but those two came to mind.

Did U ever feel that life was like lookin' 4 a penny in a large room with no light?
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Reply #50 posted 06/02/16 2:51pm

ilo

It's the Org. Someone here probably hates Mountains.
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Reply #51 posted 06/02/16 3:05pm

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ufoclub said:

ludwig said:



Prince was a copycat.

Yes he did kind of do his own version of uncredited "covers". "Colonized Mind" comes to mind.

snitches LOL

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Reply #52 posted 06/03/16 10:18am

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OMG that Azoto track is crazy. I wanna mix them together cool

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Reply #53 posted 06/09/16 9:02pm

mtlfan

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And the real one showed up at this mans service with a slit in her dress damn near to her butt...Im not impressed.

Really? I would hope Prince's funeral would be full of inappropriately dressed models, followed by lingerie in a restaurant.

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Reply #54 posted 06/09/16 9:06pm

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dodger said:

ludwig said:

And "Spill the wine".

The chorus of "Planet Earth" irritates me. How could he get away without giving credit to Barry Manilow? Maybe because Manilow stole from Chopin?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Could_It_Be_Magic

My mother loved Barry Manilow so as soon as I heard Planet Earth the Could It Be Magic bit stuck out like a sore thumb

I don't want to break any hearts, but Prince borrowed a bit in "Strange Relationship" from Funkadelic's "Let's Make It Last." To paraphrase Salvador Dali, an artist has to be influenced by something or they will create nothing.

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