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Thread started 05/05/04 11:40am

Natsume

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Prince quote in UK's gossip mag heat

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Prince is quoted in heat magazine this week, May 8th - 14th, in the 'Say What?' section. heat's own comment is in bold.

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"I don't like anyone covering my work. Write your own tunes. If anyone tried to cover Respect by Aretha Franklin, I would shoot them myself."

Well, if you could reach, PRINCE
I mean, like, where is the sun?
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Reply #1 posted 05/05/04 12:21pm

Anxiety

So he wrote "One of Us", "Still the One", "Everyday Is A Winding Road", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "La La La", and "A Case of YOU"? Are there enough bullets in that there gun, Princeypunkin?
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Reply #2 posted 05/05/04 12:25pm

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Natsume said:

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Prince is quoted in heat magazine this week, May 8th - 14th, in the 'Say What?' section. heat's own comment is in bold.

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"I don't like anyone covering my work. Write your own tunes. If anyone tried to cover Respect by Aretha Franklin, I would shoot them myself."

Well, if you could reach, PRINCE


I don't believe this quote. The guy writes music for other people and does covers as well.
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Reply #3 posted 05/05/04 12:26pm

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Anxiety said:

So he wrote "One of Us", "Still the One", "Everyday Is A Winding Road", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "La La La", and "A Case of YOU"? Are there enough bullets in that there gun, Princeypunkin?



Damn straight. He's entirely within his rights to not like it when people cover his shit...but then he needs to not do covers himself. Granted, perhaps every musician he's ever covered has given him the personal permission to do so. But he still shouldn't come out and say nonsense like "write your own tunes." Many covers are signs of respect (no pun intended!), and can introduce listeners to music enjoyed by the artist who's doing the cover.
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Reply #4 posted 05/05/04 12:31pm

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My guess is that he wrote so many songs himself he can do that sometimes. Anyway this is also directed at those who don't do nothing but covering....
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Reply #5 posted 05/05/04 12:35pm

Slickdog

He didn't say that and you all know it.
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Reply #6 posted 05/05/04 12:38pm

KingSausage

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You're right. Preach the truth.


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Reply #7 posted 05/05/04 12:38pm

Natsume

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Music legend Prince has slammed rockers The Foo Fighters for covering his song ‘Darling Nikki’. Prince, 45, was horrified when he discovered Dave Grohl’s band had done their own version of the song, which appears on his 1984 classic album Purple Rain. Prince snipes, "I don't like anyone covering my work. Write your own tunes!" And the reclusive superstar is also furious that his recent release ‘Musicology’ has been treated as a comeback record. He fumes, "I never went anywhere." (wenn)

http://www.soundbuzz.com/...wsId=16605

Apparently, this quote was first from Entertainment Weekly.
I mean, like, where is the sun?
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Reply #8 posted 05/05/04 12:44pm

Gold319

Yeah, and its alright for him 2 change titles of other peoples material, like Jimi Hendrix's "Red House" to "PURPLE House" on the new Hendrix tribute CD!!!!!
Yet if another artist tried 2 do the same with any of his stuff, he would create total shit!!!!! lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Also, did he write Just My Imagination, Miss You, Honky Tonk Woman, Kansas City Blues, I'll Take U There, Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothin'????? I dont think so!! I dont remember ever seeing them in his songwriting catalogue!!!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin


But then, on the other side of the coin, is anything thats written in that gossip rag true???? I never place my faith in any of type of reading fodder!!! Heat Magazine is just another National Enquirer to me!!!! lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
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Reply #9 posted 05/05/04 12:49pm

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This is obviously a old quote ( if it is real eek )
being the religious man he is, he wouldn't shoot nobody now
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Reply #10 posted 05/05/04 12:49pm

OdysseyMiles

Could it be that P is probably agitated by not having to grant permission to these artists who wanna do covers? The law of compulsory license says that anyone can cover a song if they pay a certain amount to the publishing company. Maybe if he was asked, he'd have a more positive attitude about it. Then again, he still might tell 'em to go purify themselves..... smile
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Reply #11 posted 05/05/04 1:00pm

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on the one hand, i think thee message is valid. i like and respect song writers. most of the people i love in music write their own material.
the thing that is odd about the quote, is that aretha franklin's version of respect is a cover of otis redding's original. otis redding wrote it and released it as his own song, and aretha covered it, and had the big hit.
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Reply #12 posted 05/05/04 1:04pm

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Interesting he used that example when he has covered Aretha's "Dr. Feelgood" himself.
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Reply #13 posted 05/05/04 1:09pm

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Isn't Aretha Franklin's "Respect" a cover?
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Reply #14 posted 05/05/04 1:32pm

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It is. Otis Redding originally record Respect. I personally dig his version better than Aretha's.

Taurus said:

Isn't Aretha Franklin's "Respect" a cover?
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Reply #15 posted 05/05/04 1:35pm

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Taurus said:

Isn't Aretha Franklin's "Respect" a cover?
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Reply #16 posted 05/05/04 1:35pm

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lennytunia said:

Taurus said:

Isn't Aretha Franklin's "Respect" a cover?

I meant Otis Redding originally recorded Respect.
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Reply #17 posted 05/05/04 1:53pm

Rhondab

Anxiety said:

So he wrote "One of Us", "Still the One", "Everyday Is A Winding Road", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "La La La", and "A Case of YOU"? Are there enough bullets in that there gun, Princeypunkin?



thank you...but this could be some bullshit too....yanno...prince is a little more informed than this.....he would know that Respect is a cover.
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Reply #18 posted 05/05/04 2:00pm

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Prince & The NPG covered "Respect" live on the NUDE tour. Who is he going to shoot now?
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Reply #19 posted 05/05/04 2:03pm

Orionforever

Natsume said:

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Prince is quoted in heat magazine this week, May 8th - 14th, in the 'Say What?' section. heat's own comment is in bold.

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"I don't like anyone covering my work. Write your own tunes. If anyone tried to cover Respect by Aretha Franklin, I would shoot them myself."

Well, if you could reach, PRINCE

neutral Not sure on this.....but I am PRETTY SURE that Prince sang "RESPECT" a bunch of times in shows a few years back.....???
Guess whats good for the goose IS NOT good for the Gander.. LOL wink
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Reply #20 posted 05/05/04 2:21pm

ScottNPG

I don't believe for a moment that this is accurate. Do not believe all you read. eek
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Reply #21 posted 05/05/04 3:03pm

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Anxiety said:

So he wrote "One of Us", "Still the One", "Everyday Is A Winding Road", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "La La La", and "A Case of YOU"? ?


maybe he believes he did confused
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Reply #22 posted 05/05/04 3:04pm

MrSquiggle

"If anyone tried to cover Respect by Aretha Franklin, I would shoot them myself."


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1. Take Me With U
2. Bambi
3. Alphabet St
4. Kiss/James Bond Theme
5. Purple Rain
6. When Doves Cry
7. Do Me, Baby
8. The Future
9. 1999
10. Housequake
11. Partyman/What Have U Done 4 Me Lately?
12. Baby I'm A Star/RESPECT
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Reply #23 posted 05/05/04 3:26pm

katt

I dont beleive it cause Prince has covered Aretha's tracks, If true he's either got a short memory or he is just being rather naughty . doh!


No one should try to cover tracks done by Aretha, that woman got a voice that knocks the sox of all... no no no!

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[This message was edited Wed May 5 15:29:54 2004 by katt]
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Reply #24 posted 05/05/04 3:53pm

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falloff @ this entire thread....
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Reply #25 posted 05/05/04 4:54pm

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this thread has TABLOID written all over it

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Reply #26 posted 05/05/04 4:54pm

SteveJ2004

"Uk's gossip mag Heat"


"Gossip mag" being the key phrase there. Before we go flying off the handle, let's remember that more likely than not, he did not even say this. Prince is certainly smart enough to know that Aretha's version of "Respect" is a cover in the first place. Plus, if I remember right, he did not mind at all when Alicia Keys covered "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore".
[This message was edited Wed May 5 16:56:36 2004 by SteveJ2004]
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Reply #27 posted 05/05/04 5:09pm

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Natsume said:

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Prince is quoted in heat magazine this week, May 8th - 14th, in the 'Say What?' section. heat's own comment is in bold.

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"I don't like anyone covering my work. Write your own tunes. If anyone tried to cover Respect by Aretha Franklin, I would shoot them myself."

Well, if you could reach, PRINCE

I'm sure this quote was taken out of context. I just don't see P saying something like this.
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Reply #28 posted 05/05/04 5:23pm

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cool Has anyone read the interview in Aprils Entertainment Weekly Issue with Prince on the cover??? That's where UK'S Heat got this quote from. He said this when he spoke about Ginuwine covering When Doves Cry. That's when he brought up Aretha's Respect. "If anyone tried to cover 'Respect' by Aretha? I would shoot them myself!" Unless this was a printing error....I HIGHLY DOUBT IT!
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Reply #29 posted 05/05/04 5:24pm

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ya'll are straight stupid if you believe he said some garbage like that....
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