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Reply #60 posted 10/01/20 11:17am

masaba

Love Bizarre
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Reply #61 posted 10/01/20 11:28am

thebanishedone

lurker316 said:


You could argue that Prince's genuis was in the breadth and scope of his music. His ability to dip into any genre, blend genres, evolve genres, etc. The ability of one man do so many different things both technically and artistically is staggering.

In which case, there's no one song to prove his genuis -- it's his catologue (or at least a portion of it) taken collectively.



[Edited 10/1/20 10:22am]

But isnt what u say represented in various songs?
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Reply #62 posted 10/01/20 11:30am

laytonian

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laytonian said:

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.


See post #39


Yes, a typo by the old lady with macular degeneration.
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Reply #63 posted 10/01/20 11:30am

laytonian

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wait, there's a song called Little Nikki😳😄.this is too hard but for a familiar person not convinced of his genius. i'd nominate Crysrall Ball too....as of 8:05 PM EST, 9.30.20😉


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Reply #64 posted 10/01/20 11:33am

thebanishedone

For those who have a problem with this topic i just wanna say 1 thing.Individual examples in art can also showcase artists greatness as much as collective art.
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Reply #65 posted 10/01/20 11:41am

RJOrion

thebanishedone said:

For those who have a problem with this topic i just wanna say 1 thing.Individual examples in art can also showcase artists greatness as much as collective art.

100%

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Reply #66 posted 10/01/20 12:01pm

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For those who have a problem with this topic i just wanna say 1 thing.Individual examples in art can also showcase artists greatness as much as collective art.



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Reply #67 posted 10/01/20 12:08pm

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Every answer given so far is wrong. There is not one song that can "prove" that Prince or James Brown or Frank Zappa or Bob Dylan or [insert name of any artist] is a genius. Because you can't "prove" that someone is a genius. You can take any song mentioned here, let somebody listen to it and there's a chance that that person will say: hmmm, doesn't do anything for me.


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Reply #68 posted 10/01/20 1:53pm

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Tie between in a Large Room With No Light and Last December for me

(but honestly if I had my way I would say how reworked Just My Imagination...still fucks me up to this day how he flipped the shit out of it)

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #69 posted 10/01/20 1:58pm

mtlfan

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Lady Cab Driver. Easily.

I was listening to this the other day knowing I could blow a few minds with it.

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Reply #70 posted 10/01/20 2:01pm

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When Doves Cry
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Reply #71 posted 10/01/20 2:31pm

RJOrion

AZStreet said:

Tie between in a Large Room With No Light and Last December for me

(but honestly if I had my way I would say how reworked Just My Imagination...still fucks me up to this day how he flipped the shit out of it)




suburban legend has it that Wendy & Lisa are the geniuses that wrote "In A Large Room With No Light"
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Reply #72 posted 10/01/20 2:45pm

Margot

RJOrion said:

AZStreet said:

Tie between in a Large Room With No Light and Last December for me

(but honestly if I had my way I would say how reworked Just My Imagination...still fucks me up to this day how he flipped the shit out of it)

suburban legend has it that Wendy & Lisa are the geniuses that wrote "In A Large Room With No Light"

"suburban legend"-LOL

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Reply #73 posted 10/01/20 6:30pm

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"...and If all of this Love Talk ends with Prince getting married to someone other than me, all I would like to do is give Prince a life size Purple Fabric Cloud Guitar that I made from a vintage bedspread that I used as a Christmas Tree Skirt." Tame, Feb
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Reply #74 posted 10/02/20 12:13am

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RJOrion said:

AZStreet said:

Tie between in a Large Room With No Light and Last December for me

(but honestly if I had my way I would say how reworked Just My Imagination...still fucks me up to this day how he flipped the shit out of it)

suburban legend has it that Wendy & Lisa are the geniuses that wrote "In A Large Room With No Light"

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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Reply #75 posted 10/02/20 5:10pm

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SoulAlive said:
the song “1999”....I was blown away when I first heard it in the summer of ‘82.It was unlike anything else on the radio....so bold,unique and futuristic!
i was a Prince hater until i heard that song...thats the one that converted me for good

Ironically, I didn't like Prince because of 1999, I have never like that song. But when I saw Purple Rain, I fell in love...

For my song, I'm going with If I Was Your Girlfriend

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Reply #76 posted 10/02/20 5:49pm

RJOrion

iamafan said:



RJOrion said:


SoulAlive said:
the song “1999”....I was blown away when I first heard it in the summer of ‘82.It was unlike anything else on the radio....so bold,unique and futuristic!

i was a Prince hater until i heard that song...thats the one that converted me for good


Ironically, I didn't like Prince because of 1999, I have never like that song. But when I saw Purple Rain, I fell in love...



For my song, I'm going with If I Was Your Girlfriend



yep...1999 was the one that made me a fan and made me wanna see Purple Rain opening night...and when i saw the movie, next day i was at the wrecka stow looking for For You, Prince, and Dirty Mind...i had hated on those lps and refused to even check em out... that American Bandstand appearance had me spooked for P's early years...but i recovered greatly
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Reply #77 posted 10/02/20 6:34pm

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RJOrion said:

iamafan said:

Ironically, I didn't like Prince because of 1999, I have never like that song. But when I saw Purple Rain, I fell in love...

For my song, I'm going with If I Was Your Girlfriend

yep...1999 was the one that made me a fan and made me wanna see Purple Rain opening night...and when i saw the movie, next day i was at the wrecka stow looking for For You, Prince, and Dirty Mind...i had hated on those lps and refused to even check em out... that American Bandstand appearance had me spooked for P's early years...but i recovered greatly


I love these stories from fans who were around at the beginning! Glad that "1999" converted you - it was the song that made me become a hardcore fan as well, though in 1989-90 in my case when I first heard it.

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Reply #78 posted 10/03/20 6:22am

lion88

Some songs come to mind. If I was your Girlfriend, Sign O The Times. When Doves Cry

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Reply #79 posted 10/03/20 8:02am

GeurtWalraven

Dance On & Bob George
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Reply #80 posted 10/04/20 7:00pm

Quexzea

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Batdance

agreed! I'd also add 7, and Clouds as a later track. Of course, the song Purple Rain, is all that needs to be said!

[Edited 10/4/20 19:01pm]

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Reply #81 posted 10/04/20 8:20pm

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All my dreams
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #82 posted 10/05/20 8:43pm

bluesangel

lurker316 said:


You could argue that Prince's genuis was in the breadth and scope of his music. His ability to dip into any genre, blend genres, evolve genres, etc. The ability of one man do so many different things both technically and artistically is staggering.

In which case, there's no one song to prove his genuis -- it's his catologue (or at least a portion of it) taken collectively.



[Edited 10/1/20 10:22am]


yeahthat

Isn't this why we love him? He never ceases to amaze me. Prince could effortlessly produce tracks from many different genres. This is one quality that makes him incomparable IMO.

But, if we have to choose one song...that's difficult. I would have to say Little Red Corvette.
"Music is healing. Write that down first. Music holds things together." - Prince
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Reply #83 posted 10/06/20 7:51pm

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Sign ‘O The Times - its tightness and sparse arrangement draw the listener in to focus on the powerful lyrics and subtle but effective guitar. I love his use of space - some producers would have put loads of layers and cluttered the mix (as did Prince unfortunately when he performed it live @ 2004). The groove with its ping-pong percussion and funky bass that ever so slightly bent up at the end has been burnt into my brain since ‘87. A perfect example of provocative lyrics, top- notch musicianship, social awareness and restraint make this his best song for me.
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Reply #84 posted 10/13/20 3:40pm

slyjackson

bigbrother said:

Sign ‘O The Times - its tightness and sparse arrangement draw the listener in to focus on the powerful lyrics and subtle but effective guitar. I love his use of space - some producers would have put loads of layers and cluttered the mix (as did Prince unfortunately when he performed it live @ 2004). The groove with its ping-pong percussion and funky bass that ever so slightly bent up at the end has been burnt into my brain since ‘87. A perfect example of provocative lyrics, top- notch musicianship, social awareness and restraint make this his best song for me.

Beautiful description.

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