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thebanishedone

You thought it was Prince?

So we do know or recognise which parts Prince played on his albums.but sometimes when u think Prince played guitar piano or drums but than you find out it was not him.

for example

I always thought that 3 Chains Of Gold is all Prince on guitar until Levi Seacer told me that first part of the songs all guitars are him and at the end is Prince.

When U Love Somebody-i was sure that guitar is Prince but it's all Mike Scott,as a matter of fact Prince didn't play guitar on NPS at all.

other examples

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Reply #1 posted 05/03/21 8:43am

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Some might think the scream in the beginning of Gett Off was him, but it was Rosie Gaines.
That's also Levi Seacer who did the vocal gimmick "U Sexy Motherfucker" In Sexy MF.

I thought that was Prince who did the harmonica-like sound in Thieves in The Temple, but it was just a sample from I done remember who.
[Edited 5/3/21 8:44am]
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Reply #2 posted 05/03/21 8:55am

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RODSERLING said:

Some might think the scream in the beginning of Gett Off was him, but it was Rosie Gaines. That's also Levi Seacer who did the vocal gimmick "U Sexy Motherfucker" In Sexy MF. I thought that was Prince who did the harmonica-like sound in Thieves in The Temple, but it was just a sample from I done remember who. [Edited 5/3/21 8:44am]



wait....WHAT?

"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 #3 posted 05/03/21 9:01am

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AZStreet said:

RODSERLING said:

Some might think the scream in the beginning of Gett Off was him, but it was Rosie Gaines. That's also Levi Seacer who did the vocal gimmick "U Sexy Motherfucker" In Sexy MF. I thought that was Prince who did the harmonica-like sound in Thieves in The Temple, but it was just a sample from I done remember who. [Edited 5/3/21 8:44am]



wait....WHAT?

Levi is shown miming that vocal in the video, right? I thought it was clear that was him saying the chorus.

The Rosie debate was strong here about Gett Off. Lol.

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Reply #4 posted 05/03/21 9:06am

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thebanishedone said:

So we do know or recognise which parts Prince played on his albums.but sometimes when u think Prince played guitar piano or drums but than you find out it was not him.

for example

I always thought that 3 Chains Of Gold is all Prince on guitar until Levi Seacer told me that first part of the songs all guitars are him and at the end is Prince.

When U Love Somebody-i was sure that guitar is Prince but it's all Mike Scott,as a matter of fact Prince didn't play guitar on NPS at all.

other examples

.

Say whaaaat?

I mean, is that the reason for the perception?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #5 posted 05/03/21 11:21am

thebanishedone

udo said:

thebanishedone said:

So we do know or recognise which parts Prince played on his albums.but sometimes when u think Prince played guitar piano or drums but than you find out it was not him.

for example

I always thought that 3 Chains Of Gold is all Prince on guitar until Levi Seacer told me that first part of the songs all guitars are him and at the end is Prince.

When U Love Somebody-i was sure that guitar is Prince but it's all Mike Scott,as a matter of fact Prince didn't play guitar on NPS at all.

other examples

.

Say whaaaat?

I mean, is that the reason for the perception?

Prince didn't play guitar on NPS except on Wasted Kisses.all other guitars you hear is Mike Scott AND BOTTLENECK SOLO BY kAT

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Reply #6 posted 05/03/21 12:03pm

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This would be a great "Prince quiz" topic - pick out a part on a song, was it Prince or a bandmate? I like to think I've got a good ear for his playing after so many years, but probably there are a few curve-balls in there. Honestly I'm not sure about "If U Love Somebody" - some licks really sound like Prince to my ears, but Mike was great at giving Prince he wanted to hear so maybe? Let's call that one unverified.

Thanks for reminding me of the song though, I hadn't listened to it since the album came out, better than I remembered!

Another guitar part I always thought was very underappreciated was Prince's solo on "I Will". It's short and sweet, reminiscent of "The Morning Papers" for its simplicity but the wah just makes it. Gorgeous.

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Reply #7 posted 05/03/21 12:26pm

coldcoffeeandc
ocacola

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DO ANYTHING

NATURAL SELECTION


AND

KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS

AND

OH SHEILA

ALL SONGS I THOUGHT PRINCE HAD A VOCAL EFFECTS PEDAL ON
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Reply #8 posted 05/03/21 12:26pm

coldcoffeeandc
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ian said:

This would be a great "Prince quiz" topic - pick out a part on a song, was it Prince or a bandmate? I like to think I've got a good ear for his playing after so many years, but probably there are a few curve-balls in there. Honestly I'm not sure about "If U Love Somebody" - some licks really sound like Prince to my ears, but Mike was great at giving Prince he wanted to hear so maybe? Let's call that one unverified.



Thanks for reminding me of the song though, I hadn't listened to it since the album came out, better than I remembered!



Another guitar part I always thought was very underappreciated was Prince's solo on "I Will". It's short and sweet, reminiscent of "The Morning Papers" for its simplicity but the wah just makes it. Gorgeous.



Agree with I will!
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Reply #9 posted 05/03/21 5:30pm

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RODSERLING said:

I thought that was Prince who did the harmonica-like sound in Thieves in The Temple, but it was just a sample from I done remember who.


The harmonica is sampled from "I Can’t Stand It" by The Chambers Brothers (from The Time Has Come, 1967, written by Lester Chambers, also released as a single in 1968), which is also sampled on "Black M.F. In The House."

The "
Thieves In The House Mix" and "Temple House Dub" also include samples from "Batdance" and "eye No" as well as "Dish & Tell" by House Of Venus (released as a single in 1990, written by Eddie de Clerq, Erik van Putten and Gert Van Veen).

-princevault

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #10 posted 05/03/21 6:42pm

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Don't get me started about "You thought it was Prince"?

Before I start my own version of "You know that was Prince right"?

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Reply #11 posted 05/03/21 6:51pm

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

DO ANYTHING NATURAL SELECTION AND KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS AND OH SHEILA ALL SONGS I THOUGHT PRINCE HAD A VOCAL EFFECTS PEDAL ON

Yeah, I thought Prince was singing about Sheila E.. razz lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #12 posted 05/03/21 7:05pm

heartpeaceshea
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eyepop innocent

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Reply #13 posted 05/03/21 8:34pm

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I came across this. But there is nothing 'officially' out there of who did that scream on Gett Off.........


I believe it is Prince that does the scream.

https://www.newsweek.com/...he%20time.

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Reply #14 posted 05/03/21 10:38pm

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luv4u said:

I came across this. But there is nothing 'officially' out there of who did that scream on Gett Off.....


I believe it is Prince that does the scream.

https://www.newsweek.com/...he%20time.



I read this a few years ago in a very long sound ingeneer interview. I can't remember the name though. IIRC, he was fired because Prince thought he worked with someone else.
He also said things like Prince tried a guitar solo under water biggrin

I also read it somewhere else, maybe Questlove?
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Reply #15 posted 05/04/21 1:34am

hyperpessimist

On Push It Up... second verse is clearly sung by Larry Graham (uncredited IIRC) - I've read quite a few times people praising Prince for his low-range voice on that one...

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Reply #16 posted 05/04/21 2:28am

RODSERLING

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On Push It Up... second verse is clearly sung by Larry Graham (uncredited IIRC) - I've read quite a few times people praising Prince for his low-range voice on that one...



WTF?
Every body knows this is Larry Graham, and he is credited.
Don't you guys have ears?
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Reply #17 posted 05/04/21 3:40am

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RODSERLING said:

Some might think the scream in the beginning of Gett Off was him, but it was Rosie Gaines. That's also Levi Seacer who did the vocal gimmick "U Sexy Motherfucker" In Sexy MF. I thought that was Prince who did the harmonica-like sound in Thieves in The Temple, but it was just a sample from I done remember who. [Edited 5/3/21 8:44am]


I never thought it sounded like Prince and assumed it was Levi.


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Reply #18 posted 05/04/21 3:50am

andrewm7

thebanishedone said:

So we do know or recognise which parts Prince played on his albums.but sometimes when u think Prince played guitar piano or drums but than you find out it was not him.

for example

I always thought that 3 Chains Of Gold is all Prince on guitar until Levi Seacer told me that first part of the songs all guitars are him and at the end is Prince.

When U Love Somebody-i was sure that guitar is Prince but it's all Mike Scott,as a matter of fact Prince didn't play guitar on NPS at all.

other examples

I keep listening to these blistering 2015 solos thinking that it is Prince when it is actually Donna lol

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Reply #19 posted 05/04/21 11:24am

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Who played the guitar solo on the "Sugar Walls" 12"?

Surely (hopefully) not Prince.

That shit was shit lol

Still blown away by the claims of a "no-Prince-on-guitar" 'New Powersoul' album eek

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #20 posted 05/04/21 12:09pm

thebanishedone

nayroo2002 said:

Who played the guitar solo on the "Sugar Walls" 12"?

Surely (hopefully) not Prince.

That shit was shit lol

Still blown away by the claims of a "no-Prince-on-guitar" 'New Powersoul' album eek

except Wasted Kisses you name me 1 example of Prince playing guitar on NPS

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Reply #21 posted 05/04/21 3:33pm

BlueShakooo

The guitar solo on Taja Sevelle's "If I Could Get Your Attention".
I had thought Prince was trying out new things there.
Great solo btw.
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Reply #22 posted 05/04/21 5:54pm

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luv4u said:

I came across this. But there is nothing 'officially' out there of who did that scream on Gett Off.........


I believe it is Prince that does the scream.

https://www.newsweek.com/...he%20time.

That article doesn't say it's Prince, does it? It seems to just be concerned with the House of Pain sample rumor and refers to it as a"prince" track. It even mentions fans saying it's Rosie. Didn't someone on the org ask Levi that question years ago?

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Reply #23 posted 05/04/21 9:51pm

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The first studio album I bought was Émancipation, and I thought the production was all Prince, when in fact I fell on the only one who wasn't produced by Prince!
I was 15 years old, in 2002, I had no internet.

I thought the first weeks of listening that the covers, that were my favourites songs of the album were all Prince too!

I read the booklet of course, but IIRC it was indicated that all the songs were "composed by Prince", so I assumed that Betcha..., Lalala, and One of Us, were written by somebody else FOR Prince, but composed BY him !

What stuck for this theory was that from my recollection ( again, no internet to check it out) was that One of Us was released around 1996, the same year than Émancipation, by a one-hit- wonder. Since that Prince wrote so many hits for so many artists, that was logical to me that was the original song.
Moreover the line " Just a slave like 1 of us" Fitted so well with the concept of the album, that it couldn't be someone else's song.

I couldn't believe Prince would release a 36 songs album to do covers!

Same thing about Lalala, because some years before 2002, the song was played on a tv add, so I assumed it was in fact Prince's version, since there couldn't be two versions of the same songs in a few years.
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ufoclub said:

luv4u said:

I came across this. But there is nothing 'officially' out there of who did that scream on Gett Off.........


I believe it is Prince that does the scream.

https://www.newsweek.com/...he%20time.

That article doesn't say it's Prince, does it? It seems to just be concerned with the House of Pain sample rumor and refers to it as a"prince" track. It even mentions fans saying it's Rosie. Didn't someone on the org ask Levi that question years ago?



I.know.that. Prince did the scream cool

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Reply #25 posted 05/04/21 11:37pm

RODSERLING

luv4u said:



ufoclub said:




luv4u said:


I came across this. But there is nothing 'officially' out there of who did that scream on Gett Off.....


I believe it is Prince that does the scream.

https://www.newsweek.com/...he%20time.



That article doesn't say it's Prince, does it? It seems to just be concerned with the House of Pain sample rumor and refers to it as a"prince" track. It even mentions fans saying it's Rosie. Didn't someone on the org ask Levi that question years ago?







I.know.that. Prince did the scream cool



Since insiders said it was Rosie,
that Prince to my knowledge never did that Scream live,
and since he never sued for the remix of the house of pain sample ( while he sued for the use of the word " Tenessee" For the Arrested Development song) I would say it's obvious it s not him.
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Reply #26 posted 05/05/21 12:55am

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ufoclub said:

luv4u said:

I came across this. But there is nothing 'officially' out there of who did that scream on Gett Off.........


I believe it is Prince that does the scream.

https://www.newsweek.com/...he%20time.

That article doesn't say it's Prince, does it? It seems to just be concerned with the House of Pain sample rumor and refers to it as a"prince" track. It even mentions fans saying it's Rosie. Didn't someone on the org ask Levi that question years ago?

The scream has been confirmed as Rosie by various band members, as recently as this week by Morris Hayes on a Facebook thread about it.

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Reply #27 posted 05/05/21 12:57am

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RODSERLING said:

The first studio album I bought was Émancipation, and I thought the production was all Prince, when in fact I fell on the only one who wasn't produced by Prince! I was 15 years old, in 2002, I had no internet. I thought the first weeks of listening that the covers, that were my favourites songs of the album were all Prince too! I read the booklet of course, but IIRC it was indicated that all the songs were "composed by Prince", so I assumed that Betcha..., Lalala, and One of Us, were written by somebody else FOR Prince, but composed BY him ! What stuck for this theory was that from my recollection ( again, no internet to check it out) was that One of Us was released around 1996, the same year than Émancipation, by a one-hit- wonder. Since that Prince wrote so many hits for so many artists, that was logical to me that was the original song. Moreover the line " Just a slave like 1 of us" Fitted so well with the concept of the album, that it couldn't be someone else's song. I couldn't believe Prince would release a 36 songs album to do covers! Same thing about Lalala, because some years before 2002, the song was played on a tv add, so I assumed it was in fact Prince's version, since there couldn't be two versions of the same songs in a few years.

He does say at the beginning of One of Us that he didn't write the song though biggrin

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Reply #28 posted 05/05/21 1:13am

thebanishedone

leecaldon said:

RODSERLING said:

The first studio album I bought was Émancipation, and I thought the production was all Prince, when in fact I fell on the only one who wasn't produced by Prince! I was 15 years old, in 2002, I had no internet. I thought the first weeks of listening that the covers, that were my favourites songs of the album were all Prince too! I read the booklet of course, but IIRC it was indicated that all the songs were "composed by Prince", so I assumed that Betcha..., Lalala, and One of Us, were written by somebody else FOR Prince, but composed BY him ! What stuck for this theory was that from my recollection ( again, no internet to check it out) was that One of Us was released around 1996, the same year than Émancipation, by a one-hit- wonder. Since that Prince wrote so many hits for so many artists, that was logical to me that was the original song. Moreover the line " Just a slave like 1 of us" Fitted so well with the concept of the album, that it couldn't be someone else's song. I couldn't believe Prince would release a 36 songs album to do covers! Same thing about Lalala, because some years before 2002, the song was played on a tv add, so I assumed it was in fact Prince's version, since there couldn't be two versions of the same songs in a few years.

He does say at the beginning of One of Us that he didn't write the song though biggrin

no he doesn't . And slave word was not the original lyric and One Of Us the original was released in 1995

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leecaldon said:

ufoclub said:

That article doesn't say it's Prince, does it? It seems to just be concerned with the House of Pain sample rumor and refers to it as a"prince" track. It even mentions fans saying it's Rosie. Didn't someone on the org ask Levi that question years ago?

The scream has been confirmed as Rosie by various band members, as recently as this week by Morris Hayes on a Facebook thread about it.

EXACTLY.

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