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Thread started 06/03/16 11:16pm

Krystalkisses

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We Can Funk

Can we just all agree this is one of the best funk jams of all time? I mean seriously...what even comes close to this in terms of funk, sex, energy and passion? It re-recoreded with George just made it that much more powerful.....such energy! Prince ....thanks for the party...

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Reply #1 posted 06/03/16 11:17pm

Goddess4Real

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Krystalkisses said:

Can we just all agree this is one of the best funk jams of all time? I mean seriously...what even comes close to this in terms of funk, sex, energy and passion? It re-recoreded with George just made it that much more powerful.....such energy! Prince ....thanks for the party...

I love both versions too biggrin

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Reply #2 posted 06/03/16 11:32pm

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Goddess4Real said:



Krystalkisses said:


Can we just all agree this is one of the best funk jams of all time? I mean seriously...what even comes close to this in terms of funk, sex, energy and passion? It re-recoreded with George just made it that much more powerful.....such energy! Prince ....thanks for the party...




I love both versions too biggrin


There are like 7 or 8 outtakes lol
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #3 posted 06/03/16 11:32pm

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Krystalkisses said:

Can we just all agree this is one of the best funk jams of all time? I mean seriously...what even comes close to this in terms of funk, sex, energy and passion? It re-recoreded with George just made it that much more powerful.....such energy! Prince ....thanks for the party...

Hell, yeah! Especially the original long version. I can listen to this over and over and it never fails to get me up dancing. One of my all time favorites.

"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 #4 posted 06/03/16 11:35pm

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FragileUndertow said:

Goddess4Real said:

I love both versions too biggrin

There are like 7 or 8 outtakes lol

omfg there is more lol

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Reply #5 posted 06/03/16 11:42pm

jaypotton

My personal fav version is the one where Prince calls out Miko to play a guitar solo, so funky!
'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 #6 posted 06/03/16 11:49pm

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Love the way he whispers "take off your clothes...so we can funk".
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Reply #7 posted 06/03/16 11:51pm

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mechanicalemotion17 said:

Love the way he whispers "take off your clothes...so we can funk".

Of course, everyone knows the original word wasn't "funk..." wink lol

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Reply #8 posted 06/04/16 12:20am

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Goddess4Real said:



FragileUndertow said:


Goddess4Real said:



I love both versions too biggrin



There are like 7 or 8 outtakes lol


omfg there is more lol


There is a 10 minute version, that sound like an early extended Verizon
There is a version with George clinton., another with Parliament
Some sound alike but different mixes, vocals..
But yeah like 7 or 8 versions out there

And supposedly the original first unreleased is called We Can FU*k lol
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #9 posted 06/04/16 12:00pm

gandorb

As funky as anything. On my top 17 Prince song list.

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Reply #10 posted 06/04/16 12:09pm

PurpleColossus

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Great great song, definitely in my top 5 of all the tracks from Graffiti Bridge.

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Reply #11 posted 06/04/16 12:10pm

Guitarhero

I love most versions.

[Edited 6/4/16 12:10pm]

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Reply #12 posted 06/04/16 1:10pm

mightycow

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Krystalkisses said:

Can we just all agree this is one of the best funk jams of all time? I mean seriously...what even comes close to this in terms of funk, sex, energy and passion? It re-recoreded with George just made it that much more powerful.....such energy! Prince ....thanks for the party...

I couldn't agree more! good post.

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Reply #13 posted 06/04/16 1:16pm

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And what a surprise when he released an acoustic guitar version on that odd album with Andy Allo.

http://read.tidal.com/art...llo-prince

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Reply #14 posted 06/04/16 3:59pm

Blakbear

Purplethunder: Yas, spread that truth. Because now I know I'm not the only one who does not hear "Funk" every time I hear that song.

I do love it though, it's great.

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Reply #15 posted 06/04/16 4:05pm

jdcxc

ufoclub said:

And what a surprise when he released an acoustic guitar version on that odd album with Andy Allo.



http://read.tidal.com/art...llo-prince



Another cool take on this classic...so many dimensions.
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Reply #16 posted 06/04/16 11:08pm

RiotPaisley

I love this song as well and had easy access to it right now.
Surprise, surprise.
Another treat. Another trick.
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Reply #17 posted 06/04/16 11:12pm

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Yes!! One of my all-time faves! cool

"Be glad for what you had baby, what you've got..."
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Reply #18 posted 06/05/16 1:25am

novabrkr

I like the DF era version the most, but I like the released version a lot too. The pairing of "We Can Funk" and "Joy In Repetition" on the GB album is one of the strongest song pairings on his albums.

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Reply #19 posted 06/05/16 1:32am

Krystalkisses

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novabrkr said:

I like the DF era version the most, but I like the released version a lot too. The pairing of "We Can Funk" and "Joy In Repetition" on the GB album is one of the strongest song pairings on his albums.

Good point! I actually loved the Graffiti Bridge album.

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Reply #20 posted 06/05/16 3:15am

nursev

FragileUndertow said:

Goddess4Real said:



FragileUndertow said:


Goddess4Real said:



I love both versions too biggrin



There are like 7 or 8 outtakes lol


omfg there is more lol


There is a 10 minute version, that sound like an early extended Verizon
There is a version with George clinton., another with Parliament
Some sound alike but different mixes, vocals..
But yeah like 7 or 8 versions out there

And supposedly the original first unreleased is called We Can FU*k lol



well now...a 10 min version hmmm
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Reply #21 posted 06/05/16 3:15am

nursev

jaypotton said:

My personal fav version is the one where Prince calls out Miko to play a guitar solo, so funky!


love it
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Reply #22 posted 06/05/16 12:01pm

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"We be funkin' over here, and over there ain't shit." headbang headbang

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Reply #23 posted 06/05/16 12:40pm

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nursev said:

FragileUndertow said:


There is a 10 minute version, that sound like an early extended Verizon
There is a version with George clinton., another with Parliament
Some sound alike but different mixes, vocals..
But yeah like 7 or 8 versions out there

And supposedly the original first unreleased is called We Can FU*k lol



well now...a 10 min version hmmm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure. One thing though.. It's not the best quality lol
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #24 posted 06/05/16 7:41pm

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A miracle just happened! eek I got off work and was listening to some Parliament...and then I took a chance and segued into my favorite 5 minute version of We Can Funk--and the song made me feel exactly how I used to feel when I heard it--made me get up and dance all around the room. It brought the joy back to listening to Prince. Amen! cool

"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 #25 posted 06/05/16 8:00pm

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Supposedly there's 8 versions floating around:

-The 1983 Demo Snippet

-Preliminary 86 cut with unmixed linn drums

-Sped Up 86 cut with mixed percussion and vocals

-Normal 86 cut with vocals that overtake the instruments

-A remixed version of the 1983 Demo without Clinton's parts

-A 10 minute version including George Clinton

-A remixed 8 minute version with added synths and guitars that is entirely George Clinton

-A re-remixed 8 and a half minute version with added scratches and leveled percussion including Prince's vocals

until then i'll pretend this fuchsia light is god...
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Reply #26 posted 06/05/16 9:32pm

nursev

FragileUndertow said:

nursev said:
well now...a 10 min version hmmm
Yeah, I'm pretty sure. One thing though.. It's not the best quality lol

lol ummkay

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Reply #27 posted 06/06/16 2:30pm

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The accoustic guitar is just beautiful,great song.

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