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Thread started 03/24/19 10:51am

Mikado

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The Time songs that sound most like Prince, and vice versa?

For example - Cool. I can't imagine that on a Prince record back in the day (ironic because he played it a lot on tour in the last few years of his life). On the other hand, I can totally see Get It Up or 777-9311 sliding into Controversy or 1999.

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Reply #1 posted 03/24/19 12:01pm

imprimis

'I Don't Wanna Leave You'.

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Reply #2 posted 03/24/19 12:09pm

alandail

Aren't many of the Time songs are actually Prince songs, in that he wrote and recorded them, then has Morris replace his vocals to make them Time songs.

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Reply #3 posted 03/24/19 12:43pm

donnyenglish

The Stick and Get it Up. Morris is singing along with Prince rather than vice verse.
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Reply #4 posted 03/24/19 1:20pm

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The obvious "vice versa" ones to me that stand out straight away are Lolita and Prettyman. Those could easily be Time songs - they fit the Morris "persona".

As far as Time songs that Prince could theoretically have kept for himself, there's many. Get It Up, for sure, 777 for sure. Cool.... Gigolos Get Lonely Too. I've often thought Chocolate could have been re-vamped in the Love Symbol era with more of the sounds and instrumentation of that era, closer to Sexy MF.

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Reply #5 posted 03/24/19 1:33pm

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donnyenglish said:

The Stick and Get it Up. Morris is singing along with Prince rather than vice verse.


The Stick, for sure -- I've even stuck it on a few of my Prince mixes. It's become basically a Prince song to me.

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Reply #6 posted 03/24/19 1:58pm

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Reply #7 posted 03/24/19 2:00pm

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alandail said:

Aren't many of the Time songs are actually Prince songs, in that he wrote and recorded them, then has Morris replace his vocals to make them Time songs.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #8 posted 03/24/19 3:24pm

jdcxc

Ice Cream Castles never sounded like a Time song to me.
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Reply #9 posted 03/24/19 4:50pm

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jdcxc said:

Ice Cream Castles never sounded like a Time song to me.

Morris says that's his favorite song to play.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #10 posted 03/24/19 5:04pm

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Giggalos Get Lonely Too
My Drawers
Ice Cream Castles
I Dont Wanna Leave You
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Reply #11 posted 03/24/19 5:06pm

RJOrion

shit, all The Time songs sound like Prince songs...for obvious reasons...
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Reply #12 posted 03/24/19 5:10pm

donnyenglish

dustoff said:



donnyenglish said:


The Stick and Get it Up. Morris is singing along with Prince rather than vice verse.


The Stick, for sure -- I've even stuck it on a few of my Prince mixes. It's become basically a Prince song to me.


Me too and it is in my top 10 of all time. A truly nasty track in every way. I love the one from the Ahdio show where he is playing along with his bass.
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Reply #13 posted 03/24/19 7:44pm

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International Lover, intended for the Time, still sounds like something the Time could have done.

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Reply #14 posted 03/24/19 8:12pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:



jdcxc said:


Ice Cream Castles never sounded like a Time song to me.

Morris says that's his favorite song to play.



Morris also said that he never heard the Joni reference before and wasn’t a fan of hers. 😂
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Reply #15 posted 03/24/19 8:45pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

International Lover, intended for the Time, still sounds like something the Time could have done.


Good one! I can see that.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #16 posted 03/24/19 9:20pm

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jdcxc said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Morris says that's his favorite song to play.

Morris also said that he never heard the Joni reference before and wasn’t a fan of hers. 😂

rolleyes

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #17 posted 03/25/19 1:28am

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Let's Work would be a good example of a Prince song that would work for The Time - especially the 8 minute jam version!

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #18 posted 03/25/19 7:07am

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The original demo of Feel U Up/Irresistible Bitch sounds pure Morris, even has Time-like backing vocals. I've never read anything saying it was intended for them though.

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Reply #19 posted 03/25/19 7:42am

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Mikado said:

Let's Work would be a good example of a Prince song that would work for The Time - especially the 8 minute jam version!

Morris all ready plays the drums on it.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #20 posted 03/25/19 8:03am

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jdcxc said:

Ice Cream Castles never sounded like a Time song to me.


That's the first one that popped into my head, too.

And I totally believe that Morris didn't get the Joni reference. Both Sides Now doesn't really seem like it would be on his personal playlist. lol

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Reply #21 posted 03/25/19 8:17am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

jdcxc said:

ChocolateBox3121 said: Morris also said that he never heard the Joni reference before and wasn’t a fan of hers. 😂

prince

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #22 posted 03/25/19 12:24pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

jdcxc said:

Ice Cream Castles never sounded like a Time song to me.

Morris says that's his favorite song to play.

it was never time-like, i loved the song, but it was way more quirky and faux-serious with that communal utopia thing prince liked to sing about, that's a great choice. as far as Prince, there were many songs he did so many I'd probably have trouble listing them all, the most obvious would be international lover which was written for morris. another obvious one is cloreen baconskin

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Reply #23 posted 03/25/19 1:17pm

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PeteSilas said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Morris says that's his favorite song to play.

it was never time-like, i loved the song, but it was way more quirky and faux-serious with that communal utopia thing prince liked to sing about, that's a great choice. as far as Prince, there were many songs he did so many I'd probably have trouble listing them all, the most obvious would be international lover which was written for morris. another obvious one is cloreen baconskin

I remember one of "the times" I saw Morris Day & The Time perform which is so many I lost count and Jerome tried to pull me on stage. I remember that time watching Morris sing "Ice Cream Castle" live and how good he sounded singing it. It made me put it back in my purple playlist. Maybe Morris will put it in his upcoming book.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #24 posted 03/25/19 1:34pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

it was never time-like, i loved the song, but it was way more quirky and faux-serious with that communal utopia thing prince liked to sing about, that's a great choice. as far as Prince, there were many songs he did so many I'd probably have trouble listing them all, the most obvious would be international lover which was written for morris. another obvious one is cloreen baconskin

I remember one of "the times" I saw Morris Day & The Time perform which is so many I lost count and Jerome tried to pull me on stage. I remember that time watching Morris sing "Ice Cream Castle" live and how good he sounded singing it. It made me put it back in my purple playlist. Maybe Morris will put it in his upcoming book.

it's a great song but it's obvious it was NOT a typical time song, it was not that funky, it was quirky and had the dense prince chords prince always used to create a wierd alter-world. it was not cool or get it up, also great songs, just different. I loved the first and third time albums pretty much through and through. It was still a break in character for morris to sing about ice cream castles and see him glum in the video.

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Reply #25 posted 03/25/19 1:44pm

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PeteSilas said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I remember one of "the times" I saw Morris Day & The Time perform which is so many I lost count and Jerome tried to pull me on stage. I remember that time watching Morris sing "Ice Cream Castle" live and how good he sounded singing it. It made me put it back in my purple playlist. Maybe Morris will put it in his upcoming book.

it's a great song but it's obvious it was NOT a typical time song, it was not that funky, it was quirky and had the dense prince chords prince always used to create a wierd alter-world. it was not cool or get it up, also great songs, just different. I loved the first and third time albums pretty much through and through. It was still a break in character for morris to sing about ice cream castles and see him glum in the video.

I disagree I feel "Ice Cream Castle" turned funky half way toward the end.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #26 posted 03/25/19 2:26pm

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Every Time album has a song or two that isn't a funky groove or a ballad.

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Reply #27 posted 04/09/19 5:32pm

Mikado

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Having listened to Sexy MF at the gym today - it could have easily been a later day Time song.... perhaps a good closer to Pandemonium.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #28 posted 04/14/19 5:50am

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I Wish U Heaven pt 3
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