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Reply #30 posted 11/26/17 10:08am

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NorthC said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

right

some songs were recorded not long after release,

some a work in progress

But I wonder if IWD4U was actually 'recorded' maybe an incomplete piano/demo version. But not the actual song we hear in 1983 @ First Avenue

New Position was a late 82 demo as well, and Lisa pulled it up to rework it

Recorded after release? confuse

sorry mistype

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Reply #31 posted 11/27/17 7:47am

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I like how this rehearsal/soundcheck version has more of a new wave feel, whereas the released song is colder, more electronic, less of its time.

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Reply #32 posted 11/27/17 12:42pm

paulludvig

So it's not a Revolution song?

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #33 posted 11/28/17 4:14am

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paulludvig said:

So it's not a Revolution song?

No more than any other Revolution song. I know you're just getting in one of your 5-a-day digs at W&L but no one has ever claimed writing credit on this one (at least to my knowledge, maybe you can correct me here).

"Prince brought this in to us as a finished piece" says Dr. Fink in the Purple Rain liner notes, and even way back here in 1982 it sounds pretty finished as a song.

[Edited 11/28/17 4:16am]

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Reply #34 posted 11/28/17 11:32am

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jaawwnn said:

paulludvig said:

So it's not a Revolution song?

No more than any other Revolution song. I know you're just getting in one of your 5-a-day digs at W&L but no one has ever claimed writing credit on this one (at least to my knowledge, maybe you can correct me here).

"Prince brought this in to us as a finished piece" says Dr. Fink in the Purple Rain liner notes, and even way back here in 1982 it sounds pretty finished as a song.

[Edited 11/28/17 4:16am]

Indeed!

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #35 posted 11/29/17 1:42pm

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spookEElectric said:



Absolutely, it’s impossible to tell what year a song was originally penned. For example Sexy MF could’ve been written for Parade and for all we know there could be an older 85/86 sounding version sitting there in the vault. “We’re all alone in the villa on the Riviera, that’s in France on the south side in case you care”.
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I don't think so. The raps and the use of the word motherfucker makes it very much inspired by hip hop. He said to Spike Lee in Interview magazine that "Sexy MF came when I had the Glam Slam disco (...) When you hear something constantly, you can get swayed by the current. I was swayed by hip hop at the time."


It was hypothetical he didn't mean sexy mf was written in the 80s
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Reply #36 posted 11/29/17 2:07pm

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rdhull said:

So when did he write Jughead?

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Now you know... LOL. I hollered when I read that.

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