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Thread started 10/29/16 4:07pm

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Breakfast Can Wait -- really really growing on me.

One of the things I really love about this song is Prince's vocals. He uses his deeper voice in a sexy flirty way. I wish he had done that a little more often. Cute song. I think of it as a companion to the wonderful 1000 X's and O's. Sex before work; sex after a hard day at work. LOL. Sexy songs for monogamous couple--makes me wish Prince had had a wife at the end of his life.

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Reply #1 posted 10/29/16 4:22pm

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purplerabbithole said:

One of the things I really love about this song is Prince's vocals. He uses his deeper voice in a sexy flirty way. I wish he had done that a little more often. Cute song. I think of it as a companion to the wonderful 1000 X's and O's. Sex before work; sex after a hard day at work. LOL. Sexy songs for monogamous couple--makes me wish Prince had had a wife at the end of his life.


It's all about the drums, bass and space for me. It might be the best track on AOA. The wacky vocal at the end puts a lot of people off, but I hear it as off-kilter Prince; it's actually reminiscent of one of the voices he used on Erotic City. The only things I didn't like about this were the poor video and the silly cover (even if it did show Prince's self-depreciating humour).

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Reply #2 posted 10/29/16 4:34pm

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I love this song! Only Prince can do a "chipmunk" voice mod and still sound sexy!

Sorry airth but I think the video is fun. Just another example of Prince finding, and appreciating, raw talent..... https://www.yahoo.com/mus...00055.html
"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #3 posted 10/29/16 4:54pm

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I am talking about his regular vocals, not the chipmunk stuff. The way he sings "you can't leave in a black man in this state" --sexy!!!!! I agree about the drums, bass and space but I wish he had retained those velvetty (and laid back) vocals through out the song or jumped into his falsetto at the end..

airth said:

purplerabbithole said:

One of the things I really love about this song is Prince's vocals. He uses his deeper voice in a sexy flirty way. I wish he had done that a little more often. Cute song. I think of it as a companion to the wonderful 1000 X's and O's. Sex before work; sex after a hard day at work. LOL. Sexy songs for monogamous couple--makes me wish Prince had had a wife at the end of his life.


It's all about the drums, bass and space for me. It might be the best track on AOA. The wacky vocal at the end puts a lot of people off, but I hear it as off-kilter Prince; it's actually reminiscent of one of the voices he used on Erotic City. The only things I didn't like about this were the poor video and the silly cover (even if it did show Prince's self-depreciating humour).

[Edited 10/29/16 16:55pm]

[Edited 10/29/16 17:00pm]

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Reply #4 posted 10/29/16 5:05pm

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AOA is the shit.
If you really pay attention, there's a lot going on in the background,
making it as demanding as Lovesexy or SOTT.
OK, that's stretching, but we're not that far.
AOA aficionados will confirm, I think.

AOA goes deeper than one may initially think, it has a sleek sonic surface on purpose.
It's what you hear behind the curtain that matters.
A very, very biographic record.

If biographic was an adjective.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #5 posted 10/29/16 5:16pm

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bonatoc said:

AOA is the shit.
If you really pay attention, there's a lot going on in the background,
making it as demanding as Lovesexy or SOTT.
OK, that's stretching, but we're not that far.
AOA aficionados will confirm, I think.

AOA goes deeper than one may initially think, it has a sleek sonic surface on purpose.
It's what you hear behind the curtain that matters.
A very, very biographic record.

If biographic was an adjective.


Completely agree. Many weren't able to see past the production, or rather get over the fact Joshua was involved, but I think AOA will stand the test of time. Under the sheen, there's a very interesting and introspective album to be found. There are a couple of missteps in my view, though that may actually be part of the appeal. (Oh, and, "biographic" is an adjective.)

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Reply #6 posted 10/29/16 5:17pm

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bonatoc said:

AOA is the shit.
If you really pay attention, there's a lot going on in the background,
making it as demanding as Lovesexy or SOTT.
OK, that's stretching, but we're not that far.
AOA aficionados will confirm, I think.

AOA goes deeper than one may initially think, it has a sleek sonic surface on purpose.
It's what you hear behind the curtain that matters.
A very, very biographic record.

If biographic was an adjective.


This, so much. AOA is one of my favorite albums of his, and one of the reasons is how much he talks about himself. See "Way Back Home", especially.
U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #7 posted 10/29/16 5:42pm

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purplerabbithole said:[quote]

I am talking about his regular vocals, not the chipmunk stuff.

I was & I think he does. My viewpoint is different....your point is?

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #8 posted 10/29/16 5:58pm

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I think this song is about a marathon studio session P had and it's now morning and he's itching to get back to his music...just my interpretation That line.."you might need to pray for me" makes me sad..

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #9 posted 10/29/16 6:14pm

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I thought I was talking to airth... I don't have a point other than clarify that I was not referring to the 'chipmunk' vocals but instead the lower range vocals.

NotACleverName said:

purplerabbithole said:

I am talking about his regular vocals, not the chipmunk stuff. I was & I think he does. My viewpoint is different....your point is?

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Reply #10 posted 10/29/16 7:22pm

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airth said:



purplerabbithole said:


One of the things I really love about this song is Prince's vocals. He uses his deeper voice in a sexy flirty way. I wish he had done that a little more often. Cute song. I think of it as a companion to the wonderful 1000 X's and O's. Sex before work; sex after a hard day at work. LOL. Sexy songs for monogamous couple--makes me wish Prince had had a wife at the end of his life.





It's all about the drums, bass and space for me. It might be the best track on AOA. The wacky vocal at the end puts a lot of people off, but I hear it as off-kilter Prince; it's actually reminiscent of one of the voices he used on Erotic City. The only things I didn't like about this were the poor video and the silly cover (even if it did show Prince's self-depreciating humour).


I don't mind that he used the vocal trick at the end, but thought he stayed in it too long. I wish it had only been that initial few seconds. Love the song though, all the versions are great.
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #11 posted 10/29/16 8:06pm

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Completely agree. Many weren't able to see past the production, or rather get over the fact Joshua was involved, but I think AOA will stand the test of time. Under the sheen, there's a very interesting and introspective album to be found. There are a couple of missteps in my view, though that may actually be part of the appeal. (Oh, and, "biographic" is an adjective.)

i was someone who couldn't get past JW's involvement forthe first week or so. but the material won me over. even though some of thsoe sounds effects are "star trek next generation" cheesy. another classic even though i listen to 20ten more often.

Prince #MUSICIANICONLEGEND
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Reply #12 posted 10/29/16 10:51pm

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purplerabbithole said:

I thought I was talking to airth... I don't have a point other than clarify that I was not referring to the 'chipmunk' vocals but instead the lower range vocals.





NotACleverName said:


purplerabbithole said:

I am talking about his regular vocals, not the chipmunk stuff. I was & I think he does. My viewpoint is different....your point is?





Interesting that you say that. Please scroll back up and read the comments again. You will clearly see that I used the "chipmunk" verbiage which would be a direct call out to me; however, I will take you at your "word". As you were....
"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence......." ~ DESIDERATA ~ Max Ehrmann
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Reply #13 posted 10/30/16 1:16am

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NotACleverName said:

purplerabbithole said:

I thought I was talking to airth... I don't have a point other than clarify that I was not referring to the 'chipmunk' vocals but instead the lower range vocals.

Interesting that you say that. Please scroll back up and read the comments again. You will clearly see that I used the "chipmunk" verbiage which would be a direct call out to me; however, I will take you at your "word". As you were....


If you look again, you'll see that purplerabbithole quoted me when mentioning the 'chipmunk' vocal. I think it was just coincidence you had referred to it in the previous post.

I just listened to the song again to see how the vocals sound. I love the way his different voices play against each other, but it's not really what makes the song for me. This time it was the light touch on the synth that I thought really stood out. The instrumentation is superb, but I'm happy that his vocals speak to you, purplerabbithole.

I also went to YouTube to check out the video again (for only the second time ever). I knew about how it came to be made, but that doesn't help me like it any more. I'm sorry to say I find it bland and cliched. But then Prince was never known for his videos, regardless of who was behind the camera.


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Reply #14 posted 10/30/16 6:57am

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I love it but always felt it was outta place on AOA. Prince revisited the TS/TCI sound on some tracks he released as singles in 2013 (Breakfast, Boyfriend, Ain't Gonna Miss U...), I wish we'd have had a full album of those the same way we he made an album out of the more "acoustic" tracks with Phase Two.

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Reply #15 posted 10/30/16 11:41am

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bonatoc said:

AOA is the shit.
If you really pay attention, there's a lot going on in the background,
making it as demanding as Lovesexy or SOTT.
OK, that's stretching, but we're not that far.
AOA aficionados will confirm, I think.

AOA goes deeper than one may initially think, it has a sleek sonic surface on purpose.
It's what you hear behind the curtain that matters.
A very, very biographic record.

If biographic was an adjective.

AGREE and I can't understand why AOA hasn't gotten more attention. It is so complex, both musically and lyrically, that you can listen to it multiple times and still pick up on something new. Little nuances everywhere. I love AOA for many reasons but to me it is an example of what a mature artist he had become in all areas. The dancing tunes of the 90's had grown up and they were smart and witty and sexy. The biographic theme is so evident and it's exactly how I envison the older Prince- confident, wise,observant humorous, playful and still sexual but as a man-not a boy. AOA really makes me wonder what the jazz CD he was working on sounds like. I've only heard a snippet but I'm sure it would have revealed another layer to his artistry.

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Reply #16 posted 10/30/16 12:11pm

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Absolutely love this album - and at first did not like the song, but yep - it grew on me!
Agree that the "chipmunk" sounds could've been shorter.
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