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Thread started 09/05/22 5:30am

nosajd

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What’s your favorite outro to a Prince song?

And why?

Do you have a 2nd favorite?
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Reply #1 posted 09/05/22 6:50am

eyewishuheaven

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I always like the weird little 'tags' he sometimes uses at the end, which have nothing to do with the main body of the song. Think 'Do Me Baby,' 'Paisley Park,' stuff like that. Also 'Dark,' with its (intentional?) little quote from 'I Wish U Heaven.'

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Reply #2 posted 09/05/22 7:07am

Vannormal

the end of 'Neon Telephone', as if it were a song on it's own

the end of the well know 'Darling Nikki' part. ''olleH...''

the incredible wild long guitar pat of the HallWaySpeech version of 'Computer Blue'

the end of the 'Kiss' extended version song, the fight

the beautiful ending of 'Something In the water (does not compute)'

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Reply #3 posted 09/05/22 7:08am

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Yesterday I was listening to "Rock Hard in a Funky Place" and couldn't help but smile with the tag he put on the the end: "What kind of fuck ending was that?"

As for proper outros (as opposed to tags), my favorite is probably the funky breakdown at the end of "La, La, La, Hee, He, He". (That song as a tag as well, when he quietly says: "Play that back." Nothing special about that tag, but it felt like an Easter Egg the first time I heard it as a teen.)

My second favorite outro is probably the one on "Groovy Potential".

I'll give an honorable mention to the outro on"Get on the Boat".


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Reply #4 posted 09/05/22 9:56am

jazzz

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Around the world in day, where the psychedelic/oriental beat turns into that funky mpls groove!
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Reply #5 posted 09/05/22 10:03am

jazzz

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Second: the funky guitar at the end of the album version of Kiss. Especially since that was the precursor for the extended part of the incredible 12" version...
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Reply #6 posted 09/05/22 10:06am

strongoxman1

I just love the brilliance of that long 45-second guitar note at the end of the Extended Version of Drive Me Wild.

I also love the false ending of the 1983 SAIMH rough track.

The crowd chanting "Vanity 6! Vanity 6!" at the end of the Sex Shooter demo is another highlight for me.
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Reply #7 posted 09/05/22 10:48am

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The guitar solo at the end of Cant stop this feeling I got.

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Reply #8 posted 09/05/22 11:02am

PJMcGee

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jazzz said:

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Second: the funky guitar at the end of the album version of Kiss. Especially since that was the precursor for the extended part of the incredible 12" version...


I think you mean the single version? The album version goes straight into Girls & Boys.
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Reply #9 posted 09/05/22 11:38am

89Flowers

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For me, it's Eric and Atlanta going off the deep end on Mountains, I want that 20 seconds of Brass brilliance looped into a continous cycle recorded on a chip and played in my coffin until it ceases to exist. lol

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Reply #10 posted 09/05/22 1:17pm

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lurker316 said:


As for proper outros (as opposed to tags), my favorite is probably the funky breakdown at the end of "La, La, La, Hee, He, He". (That song as a tag as well, when he quietly says: "Play that back." Nothing special about that tag, but it felt like an Easter Egg the first time I heard it as a teen.)




"Play that thang..."

i.e. the chant when he rips the bass solo, no?

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #11 posted 09/05/22 1:39pm

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nayroo2002 said:

lurker316 said:


As for proper outros (as opposed to tags), my favorite is probably the funky breakdown at the end of "La, La, La, Hee, He, He". (That song as a tag as well, when he quietly says: "Play that back." Nothing special about that tag, but it felt like an Easter Egg the first time I heard it as a teen.)




"Play that thang..."

i.e. the chant when he rips the bass solo, no?


That part (the bass solo) is great too, but that's in the middle of the song. That's not the outro.

The outro begins with about 25 seconds left in the song. It's mostly chicken scratch guitar with some horn stabs and hand claps. Funky as all get-out.

Then, if you keep listening, after the very last note of the outro (with literally 2 seconds left in the song), Prince says: "Play that back." It's at a very low volume and easy to miss.





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Reply #12 posted 09/05/22 2:54pm

SPYZFAN1

"Mountains". Claire Fischer's weird string arrangement and horns (with the offbeat) make it sound strange. and then the funk groove with the lush acoustic guitar makes it just right...It makes you want to hear more... A lot of the song endings on the "S.O.T.T" album have that thing going on too.

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Reply #13 posted 09/05/22 2:57pm

jazzz

PJMcGee said:

jazzz said:

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Second: the funky guitar at the end of the album version of Kiss. Especially since that was the precursor for the extended part of the incredible 12" version...


I think you mean the single version? The album version goes straight into Girls & Boys.

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Yeah, you're right! Prior to your comment, I was in doubt myself whether it was the 7" or album version, so checked the Parade album on Spotify. But apparently, for the Parade playlist I found, they uploaded the 7" version of Kiss 😃
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Reply #14 posted 09/05/22 3:16pm

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jazzz said:

PJMcGee said:



I think you mean the single version? The album version goes straight into Girls & Boys.

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Yeah, you're right! Prior to your comment, I was in doubt myself whether it was the 7" or album version, so checked the Parade album on Spotify. But apparently, for the Parade playlist I found, they uploaded the 7" version of Kiss 😃


I love those abrupt Parade transitions. Life Can Be So Nice can still surprise me sometimes.
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Reply #15 posted 09/05/22 6:45pm

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SPYZFAN1 said:

"Mountains". Claire Fischer's weird string arrangement and horns (with the offbeat) make it sound strange. and then the funk groove with the lush acoustic guitar makes it just right...It makes you want to hear more... A lot of the song endings on the "S.O.T.T" album have that thing going on too.




That's a sitar, not an acoustic guitar. And it's just Eric and Atlanta on those horns, not Clare.

You can hear more in the extended version.
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Reply #16 posted 09/06/22 3:25am

sk1

Not sure how long is considered the actual outro and I’m in a bit of a rush so unable to offer any explanations right now. However, off the top of my head in this moment, I just love the way all the following build through the home straight and how all of them end perfectly to my ears.

The Beautiful Ones

Love 2 the 9’s

How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore

Lovesexy

Shockadelica

Housequake

If I Was Your Girlfriend

Movie Star

Feel U Up (Long Stroke)

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Reply #17 posted 09/06/22 5:09am

bwaaatch

Love the end of I Wanna Be Your Lover. Feels like it could be a whole other song, yet not out of place at all.
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Reply #18 posted 09/06/22 6:38am

BlackSweat86

Feel You Up long stroke. The "I just wanna..." sounds like he just lost it in the studio, but kept just enough control. That little bit of distortion in his vocals pulled back so it doesn't disturb the song. Love it.
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Reply #19 posted 09/06/22 9:23am

nayroo2002

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lurker316 said:

nayroo2002 said:

"Play that thang..."

i.e. the chant when he rips the bass solo, no?


That part (the bass solo) is great too, but that's in the middle of the song. That's not the outro.

The outro begins with about 25 seconds left in the song. It's mostly chicken scratch guitar with some horn stabs and hand claps. Funky as all get-out.

Then, if you keep listening, after the very last note of the outro (with literally 2 seconds left in the song), Prince says: "Play that back." It's at a very low volume and easy to miss.





lol

No.

He says, "Play that thang" as a hark back to the solo chant.

THAT'S why i love this song biggrin

To each thier own, right?

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #20 posted 09/06/22 10:16am

funkbabyandthe
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u got the look and neon telephone

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Reply #21 posted 09/06/22 11:29am

thisisreece

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jazzz said:

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Second: the funky guitar at the end of the album version of Kiss. Especially since that was the precursor for the extended part of the incredible 12" version...


I think you mean the single version? The album version goes straight into Girls & Boys.

You mean Anotherloverholenyohead.
Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #22 posted 09/06/22 11:35am

funkbabyandthe
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i forgot, ICNTTPOYM

he takes it into miles davis/can you hear me knockin territory in that second part

i guess the actual final ending isnt amazing

but the lead up to it is one of the greatest passages prince ever played

also, batdance

i always liked the second part and the evil laugh at the end lol

[Edited 9/6/22 11:35am]

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Reply #23 posted 09/07/22 9:46am

paraded

Play in the Sunshine. That whole slowed down part. Wow. It's so unexpected, beautiful, and soulful. And it makes the record scratch into Housequake work so well.

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Reply #24 posted 09/07/22 9:47am

PJMcGee

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thisisreece said:

PJMcGee said:



I think you mean the single version? The album version goes straight into Girls & Boys.

You mean Anotherloverholenyohead.


Duh, thanks.
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Reply #25 posted 09/07/22 9:57pm

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Positivity, beautiful ending for a beautiful album
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Reply #26 posted 09/08/22 2:51am

eyewishuheaven

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paraded said:

Play in the Sunshine. That whole slowed down part. Wow. It's so unexpected, beautiful, and soulful. And it makes the record scratch into Housequake work so well.



Ooh, that's a good one. "Let's get outta here." "Yeah." cool

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Reply #27 posted 09/19/22 6:23pm

claudemorton

The outro on "TIME" is fantastic, would really, really, really love to hear where that went for however long it went there, reminds me of a funky Emancipation era vibe on it.

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Reply #28 posted 09/20/22 10:04am

Blondies1973

Beautiful, loved and blessed, the last 50 seconds. Pure Sly Stone.
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Reply #29 posted 09/20/22 10:17am

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claudemorton said:

The outro on "TIME" is fantastic, would really, really, really love to hear where that went for however long it went there, reminds me of a funky Emancipation era vibe on it.

Yeah!

Most of the track is basically just a phone conversation while Prince is goofin around on the bass, but, then he hangs the phone up and the full-fleshed song starts, only to fade out lol

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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