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Thread started 01/12/22 10:47am

Astasheiks

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Prince Demo of Manic Monday and The Bangles version?

How many of you all like Prince's Demo of Manic Monday?

And do you like The Bangles version?

I have The Originals CD with Prince's demo on it. Like his demo version. Do any of you have The Bangles CD/Album: Different Light with their version of Manic Monday?

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Reply #1 posted 01/12/22 10:53am

nayroo2002

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I hear Manic Monday on the radio here in Germany more than any other Prince song.

The Bangles did a great job of covering Prince's great song.

That's my "P.C." take on it.

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #2 posted 01/12/22 11:20am

sulls

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The Bangles made it their own and did a helluva job.
"I like to watch."
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Reply #3 posted 01/12/22 11:57am

Astasheiks

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nayroo2002 said:

I hear Manic Monday on the radio here in Germany more than any other Prince song.

The Bangles did a great job of covering Prince's great song.

That's my "P.C." take on it.

Wow, That's strange more than any other Prince song. I like it but there are about 50 or more Prince songs I like better. lol

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Reply #4 posted 01/12/22 11:59am

lustmealways

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prince's demo on the originals cd? interesting, thought that album only had the 2019 estate approved reimagining.

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Reply #5 posted 01/12/22 12:00pm

mb71

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I find Prince's version somewhat lacklustre compared to The Bangles. It's still decent enough though, it is what it is.

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Reply #6 posted 01/12/22 1:05pm

ForbiddenFruit

nayroo2002 said:

I hear Manic Monday on the radio here in Germany more than any other Prince song.

The Bangles did a great job of covering Prince's great song.

That's my "P.C." take on it.

Same here in Austria.

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Reply #7 posted 01/12/22 3:10pm

Astasheiks

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Do any of you have The Bangles CD/Album: Different Light with their version of Manic Monday? Or the single of Manic Monday? cool

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Reply #8 posted 01/12/22 3:42pm

kingricefan

Astasheiks said:

Do any of you have The Bangles CD/Album: Different Light with their version of Manic Monday? Or the single of Manic Monday? cool

I have the Bangles Different Light cd. While I do like the Prince original version I think that the Bangles version is better. It feels like a happier version than Prince's does.

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Reply #9 posted 01/12/22 4:19pm

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ForbiddenFruit said:



nayroo2002 said:


I hear Manic Monday on the radio here in Germany more than any other Prince song.


The Bangles did a great job of covering Prince's great song.


That's my "P.C." take on it.




Same here in Austria.



German and Austrian radio sound awful.
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Reply #10 posted 01/12/22 5:56pm

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The Prince version doesn't really hold my attention, but it does draw attention to the craft of the song more, and help me appreciate it in a new way. The Bangles really own it now, and there aren't many instances where that's the case for Prince (Chaka Kahn comes to mind as another). If we're judging, we have to judge the duet, because that was the only one reportedly meant to be released.

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Reply #11 posted 01/13/22 7:22am

nayroo2002

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PJMcGee said:

ForbiddenFruit said:

Same here in Austria.

German and Austrian radio sound awful.

HEY!

We have DAB+ over here, too!!!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #12 posted 01/13/22 8:04am

Cinny

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I prefer the Apollonia And The Revolution demo versus the Originals release. Needs a femme vocal! biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 01/13/22 8:41am

Astasheiks

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kingricefan said:

Astasheiks said:

Do any of you have The Bangles CD/Album: Different Light with their version of Manic Monday? Or the single of Manic Monday? cool

I have the Bangles Different Light cd. While I do like the Prince original version I think that the Bangles version is better. It feels like a happier version than Prince's does.

Cool

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Reply #14 posted 01/13/22 8:44am

Astasheiks

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Cinny said:

I prefer the Apollonia And The Revolution demo versus the Originals release. Needs a femme vocal! biggrin

hhhmmm Interesting, Didn't know they did a demo.

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Reply #15 posted 01/13/22 10:37am

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Astasheiks said:

Cinny said:

I prefer the Apollonia And The Revolution demo versus the Originals release. Needs a femme vocal! biggrin

hhhmmm Interesting, Didn't know they did a demo.


It sounds like they took her off the Originals release.

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Reply #16 posted 01/13/22 11:02am

Astasheiks

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Oh, understand then cool

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Reply #17 posted 01/13/22 2:14pm

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The Bangles didn't "cover" Prince's song. It was something he never released and he gave it to them to record. So, it is a Bangles song written by Prince.

Semantics, but I don't want to negate one of their biggest hits. When I hear that song, I hear the Bangles.


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Reply #18 posted 01/13/22 3:11pm

TrevorAyer

yeah and how come prince never took it back like he did nc2u mutiny the bird jungle love? .. it was a big one and it didn't get featured at any of his shows later on the hits tours.. he even did i feel 4u .. glamorous life a love bizarre ...

[Edited 1/13/22 15:12pm]

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Reply #19 posted 01/13/22 3:14pm

kingricefan

I would love to hear a Prince acoustical version with just him on a six string! I think that would be an awesome version.

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Reply #20 posted 01/13/22 4:22pm

homesquid

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I dig Prince version but the final Bangles recording is perfection.

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Reply #21 posted 01/14/22 3:32am

Se7en

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TrevorAyer said:

yeah and how come prince never took it back like he did nc2u mutiny the bird jungle love? .. it was a big one and it didn't get featured at any of his shows later on the hits tours.. he even did i feel 4u .. glamorous life a love bizarre ...

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Just a quick thought, but I'm wondering is it because Manic Monday has always been described as Prince "gifting" the song to The Bangles?

It's never described as "transactional" or something the record label/managers set up. Or in the case of NC2U, something he was kind of against.


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Reply #22 posted 01/14/22 8:50am

TrevorAyer

Se7en said:

TrevorAyer said:

yeah and how come prince never took it back like he did nc2u mutiny the bird jungle love? .. it was a big one and it didn't get featured at any of his shows later on the hits tours.. he even did i feel 4u .. glamorous life a love bizarre ...

[Edited 1/13/22 15:12pm]


Just a quick thought, but I'm wondering is it because Manic Monday has always been described as Prince "gifting" the song to The Bangles?

It's never described as "transactional" or something the record label/managers set up. Or in the case of NC2U, something he was kind of against.


also it does seem some of his take backs were out of anger such as nc2u and the family and time dispute over the old band names .. glamourous life wasn't added much until after sheila came back and then they had the falling out and it seemed like he kept playing it live .. maybe he still had a crush on hoffs and never had a falling out so he didn't want to steal her thunder .. duane tuhdall should write a book about it

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Reply #23 posted 01/14/22 11:25am

lavendardrumma
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.. maybe he still had a crush on hoffs and never had a falling out so he didn't want to steal her thunder ..


He gave them two songs, the one they used was a massive hit he probably still ate off, and was cool with the situation, and like you say, cool with Hoffs.

Unlike the proteges, he seemed less worried about credit for songs he submitted to other artists. Then again, he did play it once in 1986 with Wendy on vocals, and if we're tracking Prince taking things back, he already pulled it off the Apples' record

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Reply #24 posted 01/14/22 12:53pm

Cinny

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homesquid said:

I dig Prince version but the final Bangles recording is perfection.


It is. smile

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Reply #25 posted 01/19/22 8:42am

Astasheiks

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Anyone has the Song saved on there computer? smile cool

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Reply #26 posted 01/19/22 11:16am

nayroo2002

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i also like the 12" version from The Bengals.

It has a nice little acoustic guitar breakdown smile

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