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Thread started 10/08/21 1:45pm

todesm

XS Face

Just heard the rehearsal version on YT.

That song would have been incredible live !
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Reply #1 posted 10/08/21 1:52pm

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I love this song. I wasn't aware of the rehearsal version until you mentioned it. I found it on YouTube.

Are we sure it's authentic? There's no signing. Could it be fan-made?


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Reply #2 posted 10/08/21 4:10pm

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todesm said:

Just heard the rehearsal version on YT.

That song would have been incredible live !


We already have a live version of it. To be honest, it's not that great. It is better than the studio version though. I think it was the show at The Louisville Palace.
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Reply #3 posted 10/09/21 8:43am

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POOK CHOOSE TO BELIEVE

THAT SONG ABOUT POOK

P o o |/,
P o o |\
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Reply #4 posted 10/09/21 9:27am

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This is a great Prince song. Humor, and that sense of bugged out sound, the lyrics.

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Reply #5 posted 10/09/21 10:21am

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Reply #6 posted 10/09/21 11:47am

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I love the album version of this song. This rehearsal is pretty good with some energy. I wish it had some vocals on it.

Typically, the chorus is the catchiest part of a song, but in the X's Face, I find the verses more powerful. Vocally, Prince brings it when singing the verses. I love the way he sings the first few lines of each verse in his falseto, then switches to his normal register for the last few lines.


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Reply #7 posted 10/09/21 4:26pm

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Love this song

Rewind edit play

But the banana monkey thing... my friend was taken aback when he heard it after black don't Crack beige don't age.. he's black, I'm white, I didn't get the racial connotation until he did and i do wish p replaced the line with anything ... even go get my bandana and get off of my stage
! ...go run to your mama and get off of my stage. Go home to Havana and get off if my stage. Anything.
[Edited 10/9/21 16:28pm]
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Reply #8 posted 10/09/21 4:32pm

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My Bass Fly American Plane

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #9 posted 10/10/21 1:35am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Love this song

Rewind edit play

But the banana monkey thing... my friend was taken aback when he heard it after black don't Crack beige don't age.. he's black, I'm white, I didn't get the racial connotation until he did and i do wish p replaced the line with anything ... even go get my bandana and get off of my stage
! ...go run to your mama and get off of my stage. Go home to Havana and get off if my stage. Anything.
[Edited 10/9/21 16:28pm]


I get the racial connotation but I don't understand what Prince means in this context. What's he trying to say? Who is he directing it to?
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Reply #10 posted 10/10/21 3:01am

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EmmaMcG said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Love this song

Rewind edit play

But the banana monkey thing... my friend was taken aback when he heard it after black don't Crack beige don't age.. he's black, I'm white, I didn't get the racial connotation until he did and i do wish p replaced the line with anything ... even go get my bandana and get off of my stage
! ...go run to your mama and get off of my stage. Go home to Havana and get off if my stage. Anything.
[Edited 10/9/21 16:28pm]


I get the racial connotation but I don't understand what Prince means in this context. What's he trying to say? Who is he directing it to?


"Too busy with the jugular and how it taste
To remember what she saw in the X's face"

Sounds like he's talking about her Ex and referring to him (her ex) as the monkey.
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Reply #11 posted 10/11/21 7:05pm

AvocadosMax

nayroo2002 said:

My Bass Fly American Plane

My bass wired, edit and play

edit and play

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Reply #12 posted 10/11/21 7:06pm

AvocadosMax

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nayroo2002 said:

My Bass Fly American Plane

My bass wired, edit and play

edit and play

now i'm re-listening and after i saw your comment, i now think he's saying "american plane" lol'

but i can hear both lol

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Reply #13 posted 10/12/21 6:31am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Love this song Rewind edit play But the banana monkey thing... my friend was taken aback when he heard it after black don't Crack beige don't age.. he's black, I'm white, I didn't get the racial connotation until he did and i do wish p replaced the line with anything ... even go get my bandana and get off of my stage ! ...go run to your mama and get off of my stage. Go home to Havana and get off if my stage. Anything. [Edited 10/9/21 16:28pm]



I always too it to mean a metaphysical comment on how black people are treated by white people
and perhaps more specifically in entertainment?

like they'll give you a little meaningless quip like 'black don't crack, beige don't age' and that's one
of the things they'll let you have. like feeding some carrots to a donkey to get him to be a litte more willing to move.

In this scenario prince seems to be saying, you still see me and treat me like a monkey and still want me to stay in or get back into my cage after you've let me out for a little bit under your conditions but as soon as it's no longer fun for you, I have to fall back into my place.


If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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Reply #14 posted 10/13/21 7:10am

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Really guys ?

The band isn't tight AT ALL.

And the song itself,

one chord, poor bridges, hard-rock cheapery.

repeat on repeat.

...and as if Hannah can't play drums,

imho of course.

On the other hand, that Hit'nRun Phase One Paisley Park Rehearsal (October 2015)

that follows that vid is somehow a bit better.

But there something with that overall sound, cold..

Not very exciting to me.

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[Edited 10/13/21 7:20am]

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #15 posted 10/13/21 7:44am

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AvocadosMax said:

AvocadosMax said:

My bass wired, edit and play

edit and play

now i'm re-listening and after i saw your comment, i now think he's saying "american plane" lol'

but i can hear both lol

lol

Sometimes you just hear what you hear!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #16 posted 10/13/21 8:59am

rafael

EmmaMcG said:

todesm said:

Just heard the rehearsal version on YT.

That song would have been incredible live !


We already have a live version of it. To be honest, it's not that great. It is better than the studio version though. I think it was the show at The Louisville Palace.


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Reply #17 posted 10/13/21 9:15am

AvocadosMax

A lot of fans shit on this song…… i always liked it…. Of course if you compare this to She’s Always In My Hair or $, then musically, this will be underwhelming. But this is a fun track

I actually think this is a Joshua Welton song… obviously he produced it but i’m sure he had a lot to do in the creative lyric process too… i can see Josh and Prince going back n forth, trying out funny lines to each other in the studio
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Reply #18 posted 10/13/21 11:43am

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LILpoundCAKE said:



coldcoffeeandcocacola said:


Love this song Rewind edit play But the banana monkey thing... my friend was taken aback when he heard it after black don't Crack beige don't age.. he's black, I'm white, I didn't get the racial connotation until he did and i do wish p replaced the line with anything ... even go get my bandana and get off of my stage ! ...go run to your mama and get off of my stage. Go home to Havana and get off if my stage. Anything. [Edited 10/9/21 16:28pm]



I always too it to mean a metaphysical comment on how black people are treated by white people
and perhaps more specifically in entertainment?

like they'll give you a little meaningless quip like 'black don't crack, beige don't age' and that's one
of the things they'll let you have. like feeding some carrots to a donkey to get him to be a litte more willing to move.

In this scenario prince seems to be saying, you still see me and treat me like a monkey and still want me to stay in or get back into my cage after you've let me out for a little bit under your conditions but as soon as it's no longer fun for you, I have to fall back into my place.





That's a really interesting take on it, could be.
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