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Reply #120 posted 03/17/20 6:31pm

Pokeno4Money

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RJOrion said:

i think that was pretty much how most people took it anyway...its compelling to me, to see how songs affect different people in so many different ways... alot of times you can even divide it by gender or ethnic demographics...there's Prince songs that the Ladies love moreso than the men, and the same for songs that the fellas may dig more than the ladies.. and there's Prince songs that his black fans may gravitate to more than his white fans, and vice versa...so theres always gonna be big differences in all these lists because of all the different backgrounds replying...and there's 100s of songs to choose from...no way we can all agree... but damn, "Sexuality" and "Life Can Be So Nice" had no business being in this thread


Yes you make several good points.

Ladies always tend to love ballads more than guys do, it's very common with all music.

Guys tend to lean toward his more hard rocking songs, heavy on guitar.

I'm not gonna get into the racial aspect. lol


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Reply #121 posted 03/20/20 7:15am

rusty1

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What's wrong with you all, Sexuality, The Cross, Paisley what's next IIWYGF, WDC?



i agree
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Reply #122 posted 03/20/20 7:26pm

nonesuch

It's been mentioned before, but it must be mentioned again that HOUSEQUAKE is the most redundant and pathetic track ever created by Prince up until 1989. Worse was yet to come, for sure. But HOUSEQUAKE is just unbearable. What a waste of vinyl. Equally shitty is PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE. How could he let that nonsense-piece follow the most excellent Sign OF The Times-song on the album? It killed the tension he coould have easily added to with another deep cut.

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Reply #123 posted 03/20/20 8:08pm

slyjackson

nonesuch said:

It's been mentioned before, but it must be mentioned again that HOUSEQUAKE is the most redundant and pathetic track ever created by Prince up until 1989. Worse was yet to come, for sure. But HOUSEQUAKE is just unbearable. What a waste of vinyl. Equally shitty is PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE. How could he let that nonsense-piece follow the most excellent Sign OF The Times-song on the album? It killed the tension he coould have easily added to with another deep cut.

You should be jailed for a couple of years for saying this.

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Reply #124 posted 03/21/20 6:37am

nonesuch

slyjackson said:

nonesuch said:

It's been mentioned before, but it must be mentioned again that HOUSEQUAKE is the most redundant and pathetic track ever created by Prince up until 1989. Worse was yet to come, for sure. But HOUSEQUAKE is just unbearable. What a waste of vinyl. Equally shitty is PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE. How could he let that nonsense-piece follow the most excellent Sign OF The Times-song on the album? It killed the tension he coould have easily added to with another deep cut.

You should be jailed for a couple of years for saying this.

As long as I don't have to listen to those two “masterpieces“ while being jailed, I'm in.

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Reply #125 posted 03/21/20 10:03am

RJOrion

nonesuch said:

It's been mentioned before, but it must be mentioned again that HOUSEQUAKE is the most redundant and pathetic track ever created by Prince up until 1989. Worse was yet to come, for sure. But HOUSEQUAKE is just unbearable. What a waste of vinyl. Equally shitty is PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE. How could he let that nonsense-piece follow the most excellent Sign OF The Times-song on the album? It killed the tension he coould have easily added to with another deep cut.




if you have a problem with Housequake, you are totally devoid of funk...bless your cold heart
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Reply #126 posted 03/21/20 2:08pm

slyjackson

nonesuch said:

slyjackson said:

You should be jailed for a couple of years for saying this.

As long as I don't have to listen to those two “masterpieces“ while being jailed, I'm in.

You will listen to them day and night, reeducation I call it.

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Reply #127 posted 03/21/20 4:49pm

nonesuch

slyjackson said:

nonesuch said:

As long as I don't have to listen to those two “masterpieces“ while being jailed, I'm in.

You will listen to them day and night, reeducation I call it.

Torture, that's what I call it, dear.

Is that common practise again in US-jails? Or aren't you located in the US?

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Reply #128 posted 03/21/20 4:51pm

nonesuch

RJOrion said:

nonesuch said:

It's been mentioned before, but it must be mentioned again that HOUSEQUAKE is the most redundant and pathetic track ever created by Prince up until 1989. Worse was yet to come, for sure. But HOUSEQUAKE is just unbearable. What a waste of vinyl. Equally shitty is PLAY IN THE SUNSHINE. How could he let that nonsense-piece follow the most excellent Sign OF The Times-song on the album? It killed the tension he coould have easily added to with another deep cut.

if you have a problem with Housequake, you are totally devoid of funk...bless your cold heart

Thank you for the extensive, splendid lecture.

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Reply #129 posted 03/21/20 7:41pm

slyjackson

nonesuch said:

slyjackson said:

You will listen to them day and night, reeducation I call it.

Torture, that's what I call it, dear.

Is that common practise again in US-jails? Or aren't you located in the US?

No, I'm from Russia. cool

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Reply #130 posted 03/22/20 2:03am

nonesuch

slyjackson said:

nonesuch said:

Torture, that's what I call it, dear.

Is that common practise again in US-jails? Or aren't you located in the US?

No, I'm from Russia. cool

мне страшно

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Reply #131 posted 03/22/20 5:45pm

SoulAlive

"Housequake" is one of Prince's worst songs? lol falloff I realize that we all have different opinions,but come on! "Housequake" is a Prince funk classic!

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Reply #132 posted 03/23/20 9:53am

iamafan

Just gotta say, I love Housequake.

What I don't love is:

Tamborine

Girl

It's Gonna be a Beautiful Night

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Reply #133 posted 03/23/20 12:28pm

looby

I can't believe some of the songs I see being listed, many of them that I love! biggrin

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Reply #134 posted 03/23/20 3:26pm

mtlfan

Okay, to come up with 10:

With You - draggy, generic, forgivable because he was growing; it sounds like a cheesy Michael ballad

Still Waiting - still learning

It's Gonna Be Lonely - depending on how you look at it, this is either a redundant fourth ballad on a nine-track album or an eerily accurate premonition of sales for 1999: The New Master

Do It All Night - DM's filler; a solid disco effort but generic and he had already done better on his previous records; it fails to rise to the level of the songs surrounding it

4 the Tears in Ur Eyes - I was raised Christian and you won't find "The Cross" on this list, but when Prince insists on proselytizing I need it surrounded by amazing music (TRC) and/or a lyrical delivery that rises above bland Sunday schoolisms. The sluggish pace, the Wendy/Lisa (who I usually like) interludes, and the fact that he's spreading Christian propaganda on what was meant to be a charity track - it offends my ears. I'd listen to "Horny Toad" 10 times in a row over listening to this once all the way through.

Christopher Tracy's Parade - I think it's his worst opener of the era, and an argument against Wendy & Lisa turning him on to the Beatles - the cartoonish imagery lacks the urgency expressed on his other records right out the gate ("...so he runs to his evil car?" Come on, Prince, you wrote "Little Red Corvette," for fuck's sake); I do like the music, it's more ambitious than other parts of Parade, but that also means it has harder work to do pulling it all off; the film aside, who is Christopher Tracy, and why don't I care about him the way I care about Eleanor Rigby?

Dead On It - it works as a parody, but a novelty parody track seems beneath 80s Prince, and it isn't very prescient considering how ol' Jughead would embrace hip-hop with his own, err, mixed results

The Arms of Orion - I appreciate what he's trying to do but ugh I just can't do it

Partyman - Whoever said "Housequake" above obviously hasn't heard this in a while; Prince had at least five songs about partying and they were all better; this never would have qualified for his best albums and seems like a step backward

Lemon Crush - I don't hate it like some but it is weird he squeezed this onto an official release but withheld The Black Album

I sometimes take issue with Prince's political commentary, but "Ronnie Talk to Russia," for all its faults, sounds innovative, energetic, and like a necessary precursor to "1999." I think all the material on 1999, PR, SOTT, and Lovesexy is too strong for the worst of list, and was surprised to include Controversy and ATWIAD in those ranks.

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Reply #135 posted 03/23/20 4:14pm

slyjackson

nonesuch said:

slyjackson said:

No, I'm from Russia. cool

мне страшно

Indeed.

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Reply #136 posted 03/23/20 7:42pm

2045RadicalMat
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This thread is blasphemy! (*aware of the irony)


I've gotta avoid these opinionated threads, i know some of y'all can afford to be noted. But CHEESUS! More than 4/5 of these songs are pretty damn good to great.

Holy cow this is jarring
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Reply #137 posted 03/24/20 4:50am

Wolfie87

mtlfan said:

Okay, to come up with 10:



With You - draggy, generic, forgivable because he was growing; it sounds like a cheesy Michael ballad


Still Waiting - still learning


It's Gonna Be Lonely - depending on how you look at it, this is either a redundant fourth ballad on a nine-track album or an eerily accurate premonition of sales for 1999: The New Master


Do It All Night - DM's filler; a solid disco effort but generic and he had already done better on his previous records; it fails to rise to the level of the songs surrounding it


4 the Tears in Ur Eyes - I was raised Christian and you won't find "The Cross" on this list, but when Prince insists on proselytizing I need it surrounded by amazing music (TRC) and/or a lyrical delivery that rises above bland Sunday schoolisms. The sluggish pace, the Wendy/Lisa (who I usually like) interludes, and the fact that he's spreading Christian propaganda on what was meant to be a charity track - it offends my ears. I'd listen to "Horny Toad" 10 times in a row over listening to this once all the way through.


Christopher Tracy's Parade - I think it's his worst opener of the era, and an argument against Wendy & Lisa turning him on to the Beatles - the cartoonish imagery lacks the urgency expressed on his other records right out the gate ("...so he runs to his evil car?" Come on, Prince, you wrote "Little Red Corvette," for fuck's sake); I do like the music, it's more ambitious than other parts of Parade, but that also means it has harder work to do pulling it all off; the film aside, who is Christopher Tracy, and why don't I care about him the way I care about Eleanor Rigby?


Dead On It - it works as a parody, but a novelty parody track seems beneath 80s Prince, and it isn't very prescient considering how ol' Jughead would embrace hip-hop with his own, err, mixed results


The Arms of Orion - I appreciate what he's trying to do but ugh I just can't do it


Partyman - Whoever said "Housequake" above obviously hasn't heard this in a while; Prince had at least five songs about partying and they were all better; this never would have qualified for his best albums and seems like a step backward


Lemon Crush - I don't hate it like some but it is weird he squeezed this onto an official release but withheld The Black Album



I sometimes take issue with Prince's political commentary, but "Ronnie Talk to Russia," for all its faults, sounds innovative, energetic, and like a necessary precursor to "1999." I think all the material on 1999, PR, SOTT, and Lovesexy is too strong for the worst of list, and was surprised to include Controversy and ATWIAD in those ranks.



Partyman is arguably his best straight up dance+partytrack. You can't sit still during this unbelievable composition. Up there with the best on Rhythm Nation that same year. I ADORE Partyman!

And Do It All Night is nowhere near a filler. Musically stunning.
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Reply #138 posted 03/24/20 10:28am

mtlfan

Wolfie87 said:

mtlfan said:

Okay, to come up with 10:

With You - draggy, generic, forgivable because he was growing; it sounds like a cheesy Michael ballad

Still Waiting - still learning

It's Gonna Be Lonely - depending on how you look at it, this is either a redundant fourth ballad on a nine-track album or an eerily accurate premonition of sales for 1999: The New Master

Do It All Night - DM's filler; a solid disco effort but generic and he had already done better on his previous records; it fails to rise to the level of the songs surrounding it

4 the Tears in Ur Eyes - I was raised Christian and you won't find "The Cross" on this list, but when Prince insists on proselytizing I need it surrounded by amazing music (TRC) and/or a lyrical delivery that rises above bland Sunday schoolisms. The sluggish pace, the Wendy/Lisa (who I usually like) interludes, and the fact that he's spreading Christian propaganda on what was meant to be a charity track - it offends my ears. I'd listen to "Horny Toad" 10 times in a row over listening to this once all the way through.

Christopher Tracy's Parade - I think it's his worst opener of the era, and an argument against Wendy & Lisa turning him on to the Beatles - the cartoonish imagery lacks the urgency expressed on his other records right out the gate ("...so he runs to his evil car?" Come on, Prince, you wrote "Little Red Corvette," for fuck's sake); I do like the music, it's more ambitious than other parts of Parade, but that also means it has harder work to do pulling it all off; the film aside, who is Christopher Tracy, and why don't I care about him the way I care about Eleanor Rigby?

Dead On It - it works as a parody, but a novelty parody track seems beneath 80s Prince, and it isn't very prescient considering how ol' Jughead would embrace hip-hop with his own, err, mixed results

The Arms of Orion - I appreciate what he's trying to do but ugh I just can't do it

Partyman - Whoever said "Housequake" above obviously hasn't heard this in a while; Prince had at least five songs about partying and they were all better; this never would have qualified for his best albums and seems like a step backward

Lemon Crush - I don't hate it like some but it is weird he squeezed this onto an official release but withheld The Black Album

I sometimes take issue with Prince's political commentary, but "Ronnie Talk to Russia," for all its faults, sounds innovative, energetic, and like a necessary precursor to "1999." I think all the material on 1999, PR, SOTT, and Lovesexy is too strong for the worst of list, and was surprised to include Controversy and ATWIAD in those ranks.

Partyman is arguably his best straight up dance+partytrack. You can't sit still during this unbelievable composition. Up there with the best on Rhythm Nation that same year. I ADORE Partyman! And Do It All Night is nowhere near a filler. Musically stunning.

Maybe I was hard on Partyman. I do like Partyman - I like at least half of the above. But his best dance and party track? 1999, DMSR, Let's Go Crazy, and Housequake might all have something to say about that. Heck, Partyup, Let's Work, and It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night might want a shot at that title.

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Reply #139 posted 03/24/20 12:27pm

Poplife88

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v10letblues said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

"Around the World in a Day" wowowoww. Finally one I can freak out over.

"Papa, i think i wanna dance!"
i love this track and wait patiently for this part.

One of my all time fave tracks and do exactly the same waiting for this part. lol

Also, have to say if anyone is saying Housequake is a "worst song" should stop hanging out on this site. You clearly are not really a Prince fan. lol wink

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Reply #140 posted 03/24/20 5:08pm

mtlfan

Poplife88 said:

v10letblues said:

"Papa, i think i wanna dance!"
i love this track and wait patiently for this part.

One of my all time fave tracks and do exactly the same waiting for this part. lol

Also, have to say if anyone is saying Housequake is a "worst song" should stop hanging out on this site. You clearly are not really a Prince fan. lol wink

Awesome part, underrated chorus, the song builds so dynamically from its tense opening.

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