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Thread started 01/04/22 9:19am

LILpoundCAKE

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COME ELEKTRA TUESDAY

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I still can't get over how cool this song turned out to be. It took me all of 2 listens for it to become one of my all time favorite prince tunes.

Lord please let PARADE be the next SDE. pray

For now though, thank you to whomever put this one out there some years ago in such good quality bow




...the one who will listen when all others will not....
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Reply #1 posted 01/04/22 9:27am

bwaaatch

YES! instantly accessible, but keeps giving! And has some great drums!

This is one of those songs where after just one listen you cannot BELIEVE he kept it unreleased. So quirky, yet so easy to love. Perhaps it just didn't fit Parade, and was too personal or weird to offer aorund? So it just gathered dust and then he moved on, as usual …

The drums, though!

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Reply #2 posted 01/04/22 10:59am

LILpoundCAKE

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bwaaatch said:

YES! instantly accessible, but keeps giving! And has some great drums!

This is one of those songs where after just one listen you cannot BELIEVE he kept it unreleased. So quirky, yet so easy to love. Perhaps it just didn't fit Parade, and was too personal or weird to offer aorund? So it just gathered dust and then he moved on, as usual …

The drums, though!


I think you're absolutely right nod


...the one who will listen when all others will not....
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Reply #3 posted 01/04/22 11:34am

Romeoblu

I love it.

If he had used it on Parade it would be my favourite song on the album.

So many fantastic songs he didn't release at the time.

I too really really hope we get Parade deluxe this year.
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Reply #4 posted 01/04/22 12:57pm

LoveGalore

"FASCINATION... takin'... O' when she lay you up on her chest."

Love this song.
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Reply #5 posted 01/04/22 1:36pm

sulls

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Yep! Definitely a stand out among the unreleased!
"I like to watch."
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Reply #6 posted 01/04/22 1:52pm

paisleypark4

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Its the jam. Nice to hear Prince reused that breakdown synth riff in Musicology.

Make me wanna dance. Those linn drum snares are popping too...

lyrics are fun and almost like Shockadelica

She got a movie star attitude
The girl can't hide
Jean Harlow in her prime
Looka here
She got a spooky kinda half-moon
Look in her eyes
Scared a sane man out of his mind
She... put you in a trance
With the scent
Becomin’ like a dog N heat
Ow!
All the men that touch her
Came & went
1 kiss - they'r at her feet

Straight Jacket Funk Affair
Album plays and love for vinyl records.
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Reply #7 posted 01/04/22 3:08pm

LILpoundCAKE

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yup, those lyrics are great cool

also love:

"her body is so long, I climb it at night in hopes I'll one day reach the top"

giggle



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Reply #8 posted 01/04/22 4:29pm

lustmealways

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this is an absolutely fucking capital k KILLER track and i've always been a big fan

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Reply #9 posted 01/05/22 6:55am

paisleypark4

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LILpoundCAKE said:

yup, those lyrics are great cool

also love:

"her body is so long, I climb it at night in hopes I'll one day reach the top"

giggle



I wonder who he was talking about

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Reply #10 posted 01/07/22 2:25pm

erik319

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I always thought it sounded like it could have been earmarked as potential Family track
blah blah blah
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Reply #11 posted 01/07/22 3:15pm

LoveGalore

paisleypark4 said:



LILpoundCAKE said:


yup, those lyrics are great cool

also love:

"her body is so long, I climb it at night in hopes I'll one day reach the top"

giggle





I wonder who he was talking about



Jill Jones. He describes her car and eyes to a T. He also wanted her to go by the name Elektra.
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Reply #12 posted 01/07/22 3:33pm

ufoclub

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Talk about a mandella effect, I thought this was on Purple Rain deluxe for some odd reason. The boot must have leaked around then.

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Reply #13 posted 01/12/22 1:37am

andrewm7

one word "underrated"

By everyone, Prince included...

how this never got a release, even as a b side or a re-recording by a protege is genuinely baffling. cool

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Reply #14 posted 01/12/22 1:39am

LILpoundCAKE

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andrewm7 said:

one word "underrated"

By everyone, Prince included...

how this never got a release, even as a b side or a re-recording by a protege is genuinely baffling. cool


I think it was considered for Crystal Ball II at some point as I seem to remember it being one of the songs people could vote for on the computers at Paisley Park around that time?

But yeah, this song to me is a prime example of how not everything in the vault was kept in the vault for some obvious reason. There is real gold in there.

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Reply #15 posted 01/17/22 3:13am

Dandroppedadim
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I love the track, but I think the Linn track is a bit flat and easily re-made with modern Linn samples. It doesn't have that next level shit Prince did with the drum machine. IMO.

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Reply #16 posted 01/23/22 10:26am

stephaniebrown

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This one became an INSTANT classic for me. I happened to hear this for the first time the same day I also heard "Coco Boys"* for the first time.

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Two of many, many reasons I chuckle hard** whenever I read or hear "there's a reason they were unreleased"***

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*I differentiate the outtake I first heard and the version released on SOTT Deluxe by the different spellings of "Coco/Cocoa"...I still love the "released" version--but Prince's scatting of the horn parts in "Coco Boys" is still one of my absolute favorite parts of any of his songs. And if it weren't for "Coco Boys" then I wouldn't have had the inspiration for my fictional band "ABCsandraD"****

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**"ch" (chuckle hard) doesn't have the same ring as "lol" I realize

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***obviously there's a reason every unreleased song is unreleased--but "it wasn't release-worthy" isn't that reason as often as some like to assume

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**** "A Band Called Sandra Dee" abbreviated--for those of you still playing along, but perplexed. (Note that we started fictional, but have since evolved into a fictitious band. But all of the imaginary members are NATURALLY blond/blonde--none "otherwise")

"3123...that's next door to where the party be..."
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