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thebanishedone

1 song that proves that Prince is a Genius?

So you discuss music with a friend and you can pick one song that proves in your opinion that Prince is Genius.Which song is it and why? For me its When Doves Cry.from the first note of the song you know you are in for something special .Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play ,robotic vocals and stripped to the bone musical background.Maybe the weirdest sounding pop hit along with Tom Tom Club's Genius Of Love
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Reply #1 posted 09/30/20 6:02am

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Condition Of The Heart

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Condition Of The Heart

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I'm still in love with ATWIAD but Condition of the Heart I can never get enough of

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Reply #4 posted 09/30/20 6:45am

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Ballad of Dorothy Parker

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Reply #5 posted 09/30/20 9:18am

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I would select EROTIC CITY and LA LA LA HE HE HE as insanely ingenius songs and compositions.

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Reply #6 posted 09/30/20 9:27am

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Batdance
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Reply #7 posted 09/30/20 9:35am

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thebanishedone said:

So you discuss music with a friend and you can pick one song that proves in your opinion that Prince is Genius.Which song is it and why? For me its When Doves Cry.from the first note of the song you know you are in for something special .Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play ,robotic vocals and stripped to the bone musical background.Maybe the weirdest sounding pop hit along with Tom Tom Club's Genius Of Love

Soon as I read your Thread title I was thinking of same song WDC! biggrin yes eye woot! music headbang

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Reply #8 posted 09/30/20 9:36am

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And there are several others just listed above I agree with also. heehee

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Reply #9 posted 09/30/20 9:37am

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Power Fantastic.

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Power Fantastic.

The only song that has ever made me weep

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Reply #11 posted 09/30/20 10:07am

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thebanishedone said:

So you discuss music with a friend and you can pick one song that proves in your opinion that Prince is Genius.Which song is it and why? For me its When Doves Cry.from the first note of the song you know you are in for something special .Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play ,robotic vocals and stripped to the bone musical background.Maybe the weirdest sounding pop hit along with Tom Tom Club's Genius Of Love


...Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play..thats why he was never able to recreat that part live...
When i read here comments like “only prince could do that or this” i have to aLmost 🤮
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Reply #12 posted 09/30/20 10:09am

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I would select EROTIC CITY and LA LA LA HE HE HE as insanely ingenius songs and compositions.




Erotic city is rip off - but still great! Genuis - no ...
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Reply #13 posted 09/30/20 10:09am

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misiu said:

thebanishedone said:

So you discuss music with a friend and you can pick one song that proves in your opinion that Prince is Genius.Which song is it and why? For me its When Doves Cry.from the first note of the song you know you are in for something special .Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play ,robotic vocals and stripped to the bone musical background.Maybe the weirdest sounding pop hit along with Tom Tom Club's Genius Of Love


...Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play..thats why he was never able to recreat that part live...
When i read here comments like “only prince could do that or this” i have to aLmost 🤮

He did play it live.
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misiu said:



...Weird guitar intro that only Prince can play..thats why he was never able to recreat that part live...
When i read here comments like “only prince could do that or this” i have to aLmost 🤮

He did play it live.


When? Prove (which tour). its always sampled...
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misiu said:

soladeo1 said:

I would select EROTIC CITY and LA LA LA HE HE HE as insanely ingenius songs and compositions.

Erotic city is rip off - but still great! Genuis - no ...

The thread is titled 'post' 1 song that proves(not disproves) that Prince is a Genius

You haven't posted your song yet

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Reply #16 posted 09/30/20 10:23am

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Last December

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Reply #17 posted 09/30/20 10:27am

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misiu said:


soladeo1 said:


I would select EROTIC CITY and LA LA LA HE HE HE as insanely ingenius songs and compositions.




Erotic city is rip off - but still great! Genuis - no ...



The thread is titled 'post' 1 song that proves(not disproves) that Prince is a Genius




I don’t consider him a genius...a very good musician/singer...

You haven't posted your song yet

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aaahhhhh ^^ confused

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Reply #19 posted 09/30/20 11:03am

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Little Red Corvette. A perfect musical creation. With lyrics that even the greatest lyricists admire.

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Reply #20 posted 09/30/20 11:10am

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Little Red Corvette. A perfect musical creation. With lyrics that even the greatest lyricists admire.

yep.

Little Red Corvette

Raspberry Beret

U Got The Look

perfectly crafted hit SONGS

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Reply #21 posted 09/30/20 11:20am

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WDC. Intro solo aside: the genre bending. Metal guitar. Pop synth. Electrofunk/dance drums. Classical keyboard solo bordering on psychedelia (imitating doves). Sure, he took out the bass which was unconventional. He also invented an electronic drum sound. Everyone else used programmed sounds - that was a major reimagining of an instrument's capabilities, like Hendrix did with electric guitar. The keyboard hook is world famous. The lyrics are unconventional for a chart-topper, and "this is what it sounds like when doves cry" is one of Prince's two most famous idioms, the other being "party like it's 1999." Impactul solos and lyrics. Musically and lyrically impressive but a popular smash at the same time. It's not even the most musically complex song on the album but I think a happy medium of him excelling in most of his usual departments.

Whoever said "Batdance" isn't wrong, either. And might I add "Controversy" as an early flash of genius: what it's lacking in virtuosity it more than makes up for with the keyboard stab in the middle of the Lord's Prayer.

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Reply #22 posted 09/30/20 11:46am

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I would like to mention Crystal Ball, for me in particular the longer version from the 1998 release by the same name (with the orchestration). That song is a trip!!!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #23 posted 09/30/20 12:42pm

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Joyinrepitition was an incredable insight to his life there as....

make sure ya put a pillow up under her ass! She likes that!
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Reply #24 posted 09/30/20 12:44pm

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Little Red Corvette. A perfect musical creation. With lyrics that even the greatest lyricists admire.



I love how the synths and keyboards sound like sensuous breathing.

Just a brilliant production choice.
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paraded said:

Little Red Corvette. A perfect musical creation. With lyrics that even the greatest lyricists admire.

I love how the synths and keyboards sound like sensuous breathing. Just a brilliant production choice.

Totally. I've come to think of the synths and the beat together like a film noir. No one else would have put this song together like he did, or thought of this song in the first place. It's so simple but endlessly complex.

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MehatmecoatMehanky said:

Joyinrepitition was an incredable insight to his life there as....

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Reply #27 posted 09/30/20 2:11pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

I would like to mention Crystal Ball, for me in particular the longer version from the 1998 release by the same name (with the orchestration). That song is a trip!!!



I was about to say this. Epic solo track. Before violet says; yes Susanhah was on backing vocals. And done an inspirational painting
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Morris Hayes spoke about P playing him it in a recent interview. He asked him how he done it all by himself and P said he had it all in his head and lay the 10 min drum track down first.
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Reply #28 posted 09/30/20 2:25pm

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Crystal Ball

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Reply #29 posted 09/30/20 2:30pm

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Nothing from Purple Rain will be a popular choice BUT: the production on Darlin' Nikki is genius.
Listen to it. The words, the music, the instruments, the voice....those little wooow screams at the right time.

It's breathtaking and hair-raising at the same time.


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