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Thread started 01/11/23 7:31am

lustmealways

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girl (1985 america b-side)

completely underrated cut. fucking psychotic track. don't even bother with the 7" edit, this has to be experienced in full. that spoken word over that just insane mind bending wonderland thwompy instrumental backing is like so off the wall bizarre it's incredible.

my favorite part is when he just cuts in with "marry me" it's just so insane. it reminds me of We Can Fuck in terms of just deranged lust.

[Edited 1/11/23 7:32am]

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Reply #1 posted 01/11/23 8:22am

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not heard this in so long but your description made me think i need to go back to it

cindy c i another good one for deranged lust.

he did do a lot of amazing, intense songs on that theme lol

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Reply #2 posted 01/11/23 9:13am

LoveGalore

I do love it, it's always been one of my favorites.

I really want to hear his vocals on Boy, though.
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Reply #3 posted 01/11/23 9:13am

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one of his best. there's so much there.

"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 #4 posted 01/11/23 9:21am

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The first B side I heard. Love it.

I would like to hear the 1982 "boy" version.
Something BIG Is Coming.
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Reply #5 posted 01/11/23 10:12am

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I'm gonna be the contrarian... This song doesn't do much for me. I don't actively dislike it. But I sure don't get excited about it.


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Reply #6 posted 01/11/23 11:01am

FrankieCoco1

I had a massive crush on a girl around the time I got the America 12” in the mid 80’s and this song always reminds me of her. As the lust was unrequited, for many years with a touch of sorrow but now I laugh at myself for being lame, thinking she was the one.

That 12” needs a remaster.
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Reply #7 posted 01/11/23 11:06am

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FrankieCoco1 said:

I had a massive crush on a girl around the time I got the America 12” in the mid 80’s and this song always reminds me of her. As the lust was unrequited, for many years with a touch of sorrow but now I laugh at myself for being lame, thinking she was the one. That 12” needs a remaster.

you should've told her that all you needed to do was think about her to have an orgasm

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Reply #8 posted 01/11/23 11:12am

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Can someone post the lyrics ?

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Reply #9 posted 01/11/23 11:17am

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https://genius.com/Prince-and-the-revolution-girl-lyrics

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Reply #10 posted 01/11/23 11:28am

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lustmealways said:

completely underrated cut. fucking psychotic track. don't even bother with the 7" edit, this has to be experienced in full. that spoken word over that just insane mind bending wonderland thwompy instrumental backing is like so off the wall bizarre it's incredible.

my favorite part is when he just cuts in with "marry me" it's just so insane. it reminds me of We Can Fuck in terms of just deranged lust.

[Edited 1/11/23 7:32am]

Hell YEAH! I love that track ever since it came out!

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Reply #11 posted 01/11/23 12:09pm

FrankieCoco1

paisleyparkgirl said:

Can someone post the lyrics ?



https://www.moonbeamlevel...o/girl.htm
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Reply #12 posted 01/11/23 12:26pm

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FrankieCoco1 said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

Can someone post the lyrics ?

https://www.moonbeamlevel...o/girl.htm

"How can U resist me?
The smell of animal lust is all over me
Oh, girl"

Interesting how he references "animal lust' as well in his autobiography. It must have made a big impression on him. That song is probably about that same girl. Marci I believe her name was.

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Reply #13 posted 01/11/23 1:41pm

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lustmealways said:

FrankieCoco1 said:

I had a massive crush on a girl around the time I got the America 12” in the mid 80’s and this song always reminds me of her. As the lust was unrequited, for many years with a touch of sorrow but now I laugh at myself for being lame, thinking she was the one. That 12” needs a remaster.

you should've told her that all you needed to do was think about her to have an orgasm


then laugh a little evil/deranged laugh and launch straight into 'marry me' lol

"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 01/11/23 2:10pm

FrankieCoco1

LILpoundCAKE said:



lustmealways said:




FrankieCoco1 said:


I had a massive crush on a girl around the time I got the America 12” in the mid 80’s and this song always reminds me of her. As the lust was unrequited, for many years with a touch of sorrow but now I laugh at myself for being lame, thinking she was the one. That 12” needs a remaster.

you should've told her that all you needed to do was think about her to have an orgasm




then laugh a little evil/deranged laugh and launch straight into 'marry me' lol





I should have sent her a love letter with this poem:

I wanna take U home
Ooh wee, baby
U'r dreaming I scream inside U
I want U in the worst way

Wouldn’t have appeared weird!
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Reply #15 posted 01/11/23 2:33pm

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LILpoundCAKE said:

lustmealways said:

you should've told her that all you needed to do was think about her to have an orgasm


then laugh a little evil/deranged laugh and launch straight into 'marry me' lol

Something tells me that he scared off a lot of girls before he became really famous.

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Reply #16 posted 01/12/23 8:29am

RJOrion

A boring and uneventful song.
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Reply #17 posted 01/12/23 9:13am

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lustmealways said:

completely underrated cut. fucking psychotic track. don't even bother with the 7" edit, this has to be experienced in full. that spoken word over that just insane mind bending wonderland thwompy instrumental backing is like so off the wall bizarre it's incredible.

my favorite part is when he just cuts in with "marry me" it's just so insane. it reminds me of We Can Fuck in terms of just deranged lust.

[Edited 1/11/23 7:32am]

Yeah, it has always been a favourite of mine too. It has that strange, dark and as you say, slightly “deranged” quality that I love in Prince’s more edgy and experimental stuff. I’ve always had the impression that it was quite a divisive track though – it has come up in discussions of Prince's worst songs, which is completely beyond me! It is a torpid and “uneventful” track in a way, but it's precisely this hypnotic, dreamlike quality that I like. I think it's brilliant.


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Reply #18 posted 01/12/23 9:13am

LoveGalore

RJOrion said:

A boring and uneventful song.


Wow.
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Reply #19 posted 01/12/23 9:27am

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After the lyric "your ass is so tight", he starts eating it.

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #20 posted 01/12/23 10:07am

RJOrion

LoveGalore said:

RJOrion said:

A boring and uneventful song.


Wow.


The song that was the B-side of "America"?...*yawn*...it sounds empty and unfinished...prince begging and yodeling and playing silly synth-lines that sound almost off-key...

"All i have to do us think about you and i have an orgasm...*corny*..."

"Im a good kisser, too...*eye-roll*.."

I dont get the hype about this song, apparently neither did Prince.
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Reply #21 posted 01/12/23 10:16am

SoulAlive

love this song...it's a light,quirky little track but I actually like it more than most of the songs on ATWIAD.

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Reply #22 posted 01/12/23 10:18am

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I think it's pretty great in the way the sparse drum track just sort of drones on yet when you listen
to the drum and percussion as the main focus of your attention, it's absolutely hypnotic.

It almost sounds like he's slapping that drum with mouse of his hand. Well, someone is going to
correct me no doubt and tell me it's a drum machine lol but there's something very organic in
just that simple drum track to me.

And then there's vanity's vocals all over it. It's almost a duet in that way.

I love this song so much lol

"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 #23 posted 01/12/23 10:32am

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RJOrion said:

LoveGalore said:



Wow.


The song that was the B-side of "America"?...*yawn*...it sounds empty and unfinished...prince begging and yodeling and playing silly synth-lines that sound almost off-key...

"All i have to do us think about you and i have an orgasm...*corny*..."

"Im a good kisser, too...*eye-roll*.."

I dont get the hype about this song, apparently neither did Prince.


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Have to agree on the good kisser line.
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It probably belonged in the recent cringe thread. I don’t really mind the edit but struggle with the extended/full version.
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Reply #24 posted 01/12/23 10:35am

LoveGalore

RJOrion said:

LoveGalore said:



Wow.


The song that was the B-side of "America"?...*yawn*...it sounds empty and unfinished...prince begging and yodeling and playing silly synth-lines that sound almost off-key...

"All i have to do us think about you and i have an orgasm...*corny*..."

"Im a good kisser, too...*eye-roll*.."

I dont get the hype about this song, apparently neither did Prince.


Now see, I don't disagree that the lyrics are corny. They are, I can admit it. But I also kinda see them as so perfectly like the way he was at that time. Over the top, weird, kinda corny sometimes, a sense of humor, and all that. I think this is very different to the corny stuff you hear later in his career when he took himself much more seriously.

It's kind of a trippy little exploration in the same vein as Bambi, Sister, Annie Christian, Tambourine. Experimental and off kilter and tongue in cheek. It's like distilled 84 prince in a bottle.
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Reply #25 posted 01/12/23 10:57am

RJOrion

LoveGalore said:

RJOrion said:



The song that was the B-side of "America"?...*yawn*...it sounds empty and unfinished...prince begging and yodeling and playing silly synth-lines that sound almost off-key...

"All i have to do us think about you and i have an orgasm...*corny*..."

"Im a good kisser, too...*eye-roll*.."

I dont get the hype about this song, apparently neither did Prince.


Now see, I don't disagree that the lyrics are corny. They are, I can admit it. But I also kinda see them as so perfectly like the way he was at that time. Over the top, weird, kinda corny sometimes, a sense of humor, and all that. I think this is very different to the corny stuff you hear later in his career when he took himself much more seriously.

It's kind of a trippy little exploration in the same vein as Bambi, Sister, Annie Christian, Tambourine. Experimental and off kilter and tongue in cheek. It's like distilled 84 prince in a bottle.


But Bambi, Sister, AnnieChristian, and Tambourine had music tracks that were fully fleshed out musical ideas and compositions...the music for "Girl" sounds lazy, rushed and too unpolished...almost sounds like Prince poorly imitating Prince
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Reply #26 posted 01/12/23 11:26am

LoveGalore

RJOrion said:

LoveGalore said:



Now see, I don't disagree that the lyrics are corny. They are, I can admit it. But I also kinda see them as so perfectly like the way he was at that time. Over the top, weird, kinda corny sometimes, a sense of humor, and all that. I think this is very different to the corny stuff you hear later in his career when he took himself much more seriously.

It's kind of a trippy little exploration in the same vein as Bambi, Sister, Annie Christian, Tambourine. Experimental and off kilter and tongue in cheek. It's like distilled 84 prince in a bottle.


But Bambi, Sister, AnnieChristian, and Tambourine had music tracks that were fully fleshed out musical ideas and compositions...the music for "Girl" sounds lazy, rushed and too unpolished...almost sounds like Prince poorly imitating Prince


I could see that. It is certainly a really weird choice given he had fully stacked songs just sitting around doing nothing that I reckon he would've performed live more times (songs like the JJ stuff especially).
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Reply #27 posted 01/12/23 11:42am

FrankieCoco1

LoveGalore said:

RJOrion said:



But Bambi, Sister, AnnieChristian, and Tambourine had music tracks that were fully fleshed out musical ideas and compositions...the music for "Girl" sounds lazy, rushed and too unpolished...almost sounds like Prince poorly imitating Prince


I could see that. It is certainly a really weird choice given he had fully stacked songs just sitting around doing nothing that I reckon he would've performed live more times (songs like the JJ stuff especially).


I think he just had a sense of humour and liked to see what he could get away with.
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Reply #28 posted 01/12/23 11:58am

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RJOrion said:

LoveGalore said:
Wow.
The song that was the B-side of "America"?...*yawn*...it sounds empty and unfinished...prince begging and yodeling and playing silly synth-lines that sound almost off-key... "All i have to do us think about you and i have an orgasm...*corny*..." "Im a good kisser, too...*eye-roll*.." I dont get the hype about this song, apparently neither did Prince.

I don't like the song either.

The lyrics are "interesting" and young . I'm going to assume that he wrote them when he was under 21, even though the song was released in 85.

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Reply #29 posted 01/12/23 6:32pm

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That took awhile to grow on me but I think it's a funny song now.
"
First I need a picture of your mother, to verify the fact that there's not another one in the universe so supreme!!"
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