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Reply #30 posted 05/05/21 1:49pm

RODSERLING

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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



What?!
Absolutely not.
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Reply #31 posted 05/05/21 1:51pm

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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



Of course, I reflected on my first impressions
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Reply #32 posted 05/05/21 3:52pm

laytonian

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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?

The scream that opens Gett Off is different than the two in that article. They are short and shrill; the Gett Off scream jumps up and down.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #33 posted 05/05/21 5:50pm

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The first part of the scream, literally the first second or so is Prince's voice. We all know it was him.

"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 #34 posted 05/06/21 6:35am

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For the longest time I thought Prince did the guitar solo in Little Red Corvette. Even seeing the video where Prince isn't even holding a guitar, I thought it was just so he could dance. Either way, I still enjoy the track the same!

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Reply #35 posted 05/06/21 7:06am

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Se7en said:

For the longest time I thought Prince did the guitar solo in Little Red Corvette. Even seeing the video where Prince isn't even holding a guitar, I thought it was just so he could dance. Either way, I still enjoy the track the same!

in a way he did it. he cut and paste 3 different takes of Dez soloing into 1 version so Dez had to learn how to play that solo from the final record.

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Reply #36 posted 05/06/21 7:34am

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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 that opens Gett Off is different than the two in that article. They are short and shrill; the Gett Off scream jumps up and down.

People thought it was the up part of the scream that was sampled. But, I think the article points out that its actually a saxophone sample and then on a remix they went ahead and used the first half of the Get Off scream.

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Reply #37 posted 05/06/21 10:00am

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Of course it s Rosie'scream, there s no debate about it.

For the skeptics about Sexy MF, you can hear Prince singing the Levi Seacer' line on the Purple Medley. Definitely not the same voice.
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Reply #38 posted 05/06/21 11:39am

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RODSERLING said:

Of course it s Rosie'scream, there s no debate about it. For the skeptics about Sexy MF, you can hear Prince singing the Levi Seacer' line on the Purple Medley. Definitely not the same voice.

...and the "Sexy MF" Remix backing vox.

Also, the short live version of "Gett Off" from the NPGMC proves (for me) that Rosie is the screaming culprit.

Back in the day, i thought that the Madhouse '16' album was also all Prince on drums.

i just heard the "Sixteen" track today in the shuffle.

Wooooooooo, Sheila can bang!!! lol

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Reply #39 posted 05/06/21 12:14pm

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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.

Where is "I Will" from?

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Reply #40 posted 05/06/21 12:24pm

LoveGalore

thebanishedone said:



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



He does say something about "this song" at the beginning. Most people have always thought he said "we didn't write this song."
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Reply #41 posted 05/06/21 12:27pm

LoveGalore

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]


You're suggesting Levi sang the chorus line of "you sexy motherfucker"?

Lmao. Rod, you really jumped the shark with that one. You can't tell that Prince is singing the chorus? Really?
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Reply #42 posted 05/06/21 12:58pm

ufoclub

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LoveGalore 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]
You're suggesting Levi sang the chorus line of "you sexy motherfucker"? Lmao. Rod, you really jumped the shark with that one. You can't tell that Prince is singing the chorus? Really?

Are you being serious? eek

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Reply #43 posted 05/06/21 1:05pm

LoveGalore

ufoclub said:



LoveGalore 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]

You're suggesting Levi sang the chorus line of "you sexy motherfucker"? Lmao. Rod, you really jumped the shark with that one. You can't tell that Prince is singing the chorus? Really?


Are you being serious? eek



I mean, yeah, is he? The chorus of Sexy MF? That is Prince.
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Reply #44 posted 05/06/21 1:09pm

ufoclub

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LoveGalore said:

ufoclub said:

Are you being serious? eek

I mean, yeah, is he? The chorus of Sexy MF? That is Prince.

It's Levi. That's been known since it'a release. Come on. It's ovbviously his voice even if you don't see the music video where they always cut to him to say the chorus, as he did on the recording.

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Reply #45 posted 05/06/21 1:12pm

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ufoclub said:

LoveGalore said:

ufoclub said: I mean, yeah, is he? The chorus of Sexy MF? That is Prince.

It's Levi. That's been known since it'a release. Come on. It's ovbviously his voice even if you don't see the music video where they always cut to him to say the chorus, as he did on the recording.

Actually check out the music video and listen to Levi's voice when he's talking in the banter before the song drops. It sure sounds like Levi. Maybe someone has the scoop here?

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Reply #46 posted 05/06/21 1:48pm

RODSERLING

LoveGalore 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]


You're suggesting Levi sang the chorus line of "you sexy motherfucker"?

Lmao. Rod, you really jumped the shark with that one. You can't tell that Prince is singing the chorus? Really?


Oh common you troll, get some ears.
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Reply #47 posted 05/06/21 1:52pm

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LoveGalore said:

You're suggesting Levi sang the chorus line of "you sexy motherfucker"? Lmao. Rod, you really jumped the shark with that one. You can't tell that Prince is singing the chorus? Really?

Didn't you read the history?

Can you not hear the voice?

Did you not read this thread?

neutral

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Reply #48 posted 05/06/21 2:39pm

LoveGalore

ufoclub said:



LoveGalore said:


ufoclub said:



Are you being serious? eek



I mean, yeah, is he? The chorus of Sexy MF? That is Prince.


It's Levi. That's been known since it'a release. Come on. It's ovbviously his voice even if you don't see the music video where they always cut to him to say the chorus, as he did on the recording.



I mean, that doesn't sound like Levi to me and him mouthing the lyrics doesn't mean much. The Time mouthed the backing vocals for those music videos and it's obviously Prince.

I've never not thought Prince was singing the chorus of Sexy MF and that ain't a troll. It doesn't NOT sound like Prince and I've heard Levi sing plenty on tours. Idk why people are acting like it doesn't sound like Prince
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Reply #49 posted 05/06/21 3:07pm

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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'd like to thank you Rodserling for turning this thread into a scream.

lol

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Reply #50 posted 05/06/21 9:06pm

RODSERLING

LoveGalore said:

ufoclub said:



LoveGalore said:


ufoclub said:



Are you being serious? eek



I mean, yeah, is he? The chorus of Sexy MF? That is Prince.


It's Levi. That's been known since it'a release. Come on. It's ovbviously his voice even if you don't see the music video where they always cut to him to say the chorus, as he did on the recording.



I mean, that doesn't sound like Levi to me and him mouthing the lyrics doesn't mean much. The Time mouthed the backing vocals for those music videos and it's obviously Prince.

I've never not thought Prince was singing the chorus of Sexy MF and that ain't a troll. It doesn't NOT sound like Prince and I've heard Levi sing plenty on tours. Idk why people are acting like it doesn't sound like Prince


Because it doesn't. You remind me of the MJ fams who thought it was MJ on the Cascio songs, or the Beatles fans who can't tell wheter it s Lennon or McCartney singing ( It does really exist!)
It s very obvious when you compare with the Purple Medley version, that I just went to discover thanks to the dedicated topic

lol

Why is Levi singing the line and not Prince?
Surely to add to the confusion of the lyrics ( not your body, your mind you fool/ U sexy MF), Prince not wanting to assume the double speech
[Edited 5/6/21 23:00pm]
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Reply #51 posted 05/06/21 10:27pm

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ufoclub said:

AZStreet said:



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.

I still think it was Prince and Rosie with Rosie having the lead vocal.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #52 posted 05/07/21 12:33am

SoulAlive

Astasheiks said:



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.




Where is "I Will" from?



It’s on the 1996 ‘Chaos and Disorder’ album.
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Reply #53 posted 05/09/21 7:36am

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RODSERLING said:

I was 15 years old, in 2002, I had no internet

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I had no internet since 1971. On in the 1990's it became available, affordable, etc.

That is no excuse for reading books, etc.

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 #54 posted 05/09/21 7:59am

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thebanishedone said:

leecaldon said:

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

no he doesn't.


Yes, he does. He literally says, "We didn't write this song..."

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Reply #55 posted 05/09/21 9:57am

RODSERLING

udo said:



RODSERLING said:


I was 15 years old, in 2002, I had no internet

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I had no internet since 1971. On in the 1990's it became available, affordable, etc.


That is no excuse for reading books, etc.




Of course I read books, music magazines, I listened to radio a lot, etc.
But I never heard songs about Emancipation, it sold 30.000 copies in France, and I was 10 when it was released.
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Reply #56 posted 05/10/21 4:50am

leecaldon

thebanishedone said:

leecaldon said:

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

He does. About 12 seconds in, he says, "We didn't write this song, but listen..."

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Reply #57 posted 05/10/21 4:51am

leecaldon

RODSERLING said:

leecaldon said:

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

What?! Absolutely not.

Yes, he does. About 12 seconds in, he says, "We didn't write this song, but listen..."

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Reply #58 posted 05/10/21 4:57am

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leecaldon said:

RODSERLING said:

leecaldon said: What?! Absolutely not.

Yes, he does. About 12 seconds in, he says, "We didn't write this song, but listen..."

i took a spin and guess you are right smile

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Reply #59 posted 05/10/21 6:12am

Thibaut

LoveGalore said:

ufoclub said:

It's Levi. That's been known since it'a release. Come on. It's ovbviously his voice even if you don't see the music video where they always cut to him to say the chorus, as he did on the recording.

I mean, that doesn't sound like Levi to me and him mouthing the lyrics doesn't mean much. The Time mouthed the backing vocals for those music videos and it's obviously Prince. I've never not thought Prince was singing the chorus of Sexy MF and that ain't a troll. It doesn't NOT sound like Prince and I've heard Levi sing plenty on tours. Idk why people are acting like it doesn't sound like Prince

Come on now, it is so obviously NOT Prince`s voice. The person singing the Sexy MF part has a completely different voice from Prince. I can`t even believe this is being discussed here. I immediately knew it wasn`t Prince when I first listened to it as new fan back in the day.

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