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Thread started 03/23/06 1:11am

soulsurfer05

"3121" is not a great album opener / TOP 10 openers

The song "3121" is funky and crazy, but for me it's not a great album opener like the classics "Controversy", "1999", "Let's Go Crazy", "Sign O'The Times" or even "The Rainbow Children" and "Musicology".

My TOP 10 album openers are:

1.) "1999"
2.) "Let's Go Crazy"
3.) "Sign O'The Times"
4.) "Controversy"
5.) "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
6.) "Jam Of The Year"
7.) "Musicology"
8.) "Dity Mind"
9.) "Rainbow Children"
10) "Crystal Ball"
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Reply #1 posted 03/23/06 1:18am

soulsurfer05

What R yours TOP 5 or TOP 10?
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Reply #2 posted 03/23/06 1:23am

eccotides

I think it rocks/funks hard - It's my favorite Prince opener in a long, long time. Anyway, I'll toss in my Top 5 album openers:

1) Let's Go Crazy
2) The Future
3) Come
4) Christopher Tracy's Parade
5) Dirty Mind

3121 would probably clock in at 6th.

And this song absolutely stomps TRC or Musicology as far as title tracks go, as well as the vast majority of his '90s openers, in my estimation.

Sadly, I need a new copy of Crystal Ball, as I can't remember that title track well enough to rank it. sad
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Reply #3 posted 03/23/06 1:42am

dawntreader

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it's a brilliant opener.
yes SIR!
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Reply #4 posted 03/23/06 1:44am

doctamario

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Pussy Control
Let's Go Crazy
My Name is Prince
Thunder
New Power Soul
Chaos and Disorder
Dirty Mind
Sign O' the Times
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
3121
Don't hurt me, I'm a newb. I'm supposed to be stupid.
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Reply #5 posted 03/23/06 2:08am

Snap

1. "For You" / For You -- it's a great career opener
2. "Let's Go Crazy" / Purple Rain
3. "Around the World in a Day" / Around the World...
4. "Christopher Tracy's Parade" / Parade
5. "Eye No" / Lovesexy

those 5 above all else, and in that order even
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Reply #6 posted 03/23/06 2:27am

newpowersoul

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I think it's a great opener... MONSTER infact.
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Reply #7 posted 03/23/06 2:56am

Welcome2daRevo
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1999
Controversy
Lets Go Crazy
C&D
Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
eye Know
Thunder
Dirty Mind
SOTT
3121
CALL ME A DREAMER 2!
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Reply #8 posted 03/23/06 5:58am

alexnvrmnd

soulsurfer05 said:

The song "3121" is funky and crazy, but for me it's not a great album opener like the classics "Controversy", "1999", "Let's Go Crazy", "Sign O'The Times" or even "The Rainbow Children" and "Musicology".

My TOP 10 album openers are:

1.) "1999"
2.) "Let's Go Crazy"
3.) "Sign O'The Times"
4.) "Controversy"
5.) "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
6.) "Jam Of The Year"
7.) "Musicology"
8.) "Dity Mind"
9.) "Rainbow Children"
10) "Crystal Ball"

Jam Of The Year?? Musicology? Your list is flawed right there!!
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Reply #9 posted 03/23/06 6:04am

soulsurfer05

The 5 worst album openers:

- New Power Soul
- Thunder
- Around The World In A Day
- Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
- Come
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Reply #10 posted 03/23/06 6:07am

soulsurfer05

soulsurfer05 said:

The 5 worst album openers:

- New Power Soul
- Thunder
- Around The World In A Day
- Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
- Come


- P Control instead of Come
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Reply #11 posted 03/23/06 6:32am

endorphin74

I will also have to disagree with you. 3121 is a BRILLIANT opening track!
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Reply #12 posted 03/23/06 8:32am

paulcfc

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wash yo mouth out with soap! its a freekin great opener. If i hadn't already heard the album beofre it was out, i would be like..... eek ! its the black album part 2!!!!!
" Soaked in banana cologne
No wonder you're all alone
It's written all over your face
You're just-a rock hard in a funky place "
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Reply #13 posted 03/23/06 8:36am

VANITYSprisonB
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paulcfc said:

wash yo mouth out with soap! its a freekin great opener. If i hadn't already heard the album beofre it was out, i would be like..... eek ! its the black album part 2!!!!!


I totally agree...'3121' is a great opener...the moment I heard it, I got really excited. The voice overlapping reminds me of 'Black'...
Every minute of last night is on my face today....
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Reply #14 posted 03/23/06 8:55am

thepope2the9s

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VANITYSprisonBYTCH said:

paulcfc said:

wash yo mouth out with soap! its a freekin great opener. If i hadn't already heard the album beofre it was out, i would be like..... eek ! its the black album part 2!!!!!


I totally agree...'3121' is a great opener...the moment I heard it, I got really excited. The voice overlapping reminds me of 'Black'...



Top openers, not in any order: 3121, Eye No, PControl, ATWIAD, & 1999

3121 is a brilliant opener, I would love an extended jam version of it..!
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Reply #15 posted 03/23/06 9:47am

Xarina

I think it's a perfect opener....can't get enough of the song!!!!!
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Reply #16 posted 03/23/06 10:28am

roanmairin

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3121 is a fantastic opener. Classic Prince. I can't stop grinning as soon as I hear it.

All the whiners who want "the old Prince" back. This track is it.
"What a lovely fat beat with a zompige baslijn"
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Reply #17 posted 03/23/06 10:39am

Thibaut

1. 1999.
2. Let's go crazy.
3. Eye no.
4. 3121
5. North.
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Reply #18 posted 03/23/06 11:59am

meejaboy

It is not just one of the best openers on any one of his albums - it is sonically one of the best pieces of music he has created in a long time.

The lyrics are not all that interesting to me - but muscially, it is a deep groove stuttering funk angular noisy mess of brilliance.

I rather wish there was less of "love", "incense and candles", indeed anything with Tamar on it, and much more of this sort of thing on the album.

But, you can't please everyone now, can you?
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Reply #19 posted 03/23/06 12:45pm

Norwayman

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3121 is the Prince I became a fan of. He has returned home. This is what he does better than anyone else.
I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it's fantastic.
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Reply #20 posted 03/23/06 2:30pm

dammme

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1. 1999
2. SOTT
3. Dirty Mind
4. My Name is Prince
5. Controversy
"Todo está bien chévere" Stevie
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Reply #21 posted 03/23/06 3:19pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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How the hell is "Eye NO" not on that list hmph!
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Reply #22 posted 03/23/06 3:42pm

Jackeblu

I think its a GREAT opener. Wash out those ears!! One of the best in awhile.

Top for me?

Lets Go Crazy
1999
Controversy
Sign o The Times
Crystal Ball
3121
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Reply #23 posted 03/23/06 3:53pm

organgrinder

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3121 is THE opnener..the second i heard it i was like shit..this is what its all about cool
~ "don'tcha wanna see my 'Tootsie Roll?' Baby I'm sho' you would!" ~
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Reply #24 posted 03/23/06 3:53pm

dewalliz

anything from 1978-84 plus sott and batman
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Reply #25 posted 03/23/06 4:35pm

thedoorkeeper

soulsurfer05 said:

The 5 worst album openers:

- New Power Soul
- Thunder
- Around The World In A Day
- Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
- Come


Thats a pretty good list.
Try listening to those 5 songs in a row.
Painful. Its very painful.
Makes you question why you are a fan.
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Reply #26 posted 03/23/06 4:59pm

eccotides

thedoorkeeper said:

soulsurfer05 said:

The 5 worst album openers:

- New Power Soul
- Thunder
- Around The World In A Day
- Can't Stop This Feeling I Got
- Come


Thats a pretty good list.
Try listening to those 5 songs in a row.
Painful. Its very painful.
Makes you question why you are a fan.


I have to agree, almost all of those are absolutely abysmal tunes - But why the hate for Come?! That track is the one exception in there. Easily one of my favorite openers.
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Reply #27 posted 03/23/06 6:13pm

SynthiaRose

dawntreader said:

it's a brilliant opener.



I agree that 3121 is an AMAZING opener as well. It's in my top 3..


Top 7 Prince openers:

1. "Dearly Beloved..." from Let's Go Crazy //Purple Rain
2. "Don't worry, I won't hurt you..." (fukkin brilliant!) lol from 1999//1999
3. 3121 ..with all it's weird effects & lazy infectious funk from 3121
4. Controversy from Controvery
5. "I've seen the Future and it will be..." from The Future//Batman soundtrack
6. "Expert lover, my babe...ever had a Crystal Ball" -- Crystal Ball collection
7. Tie ...Thunder from Diamonds and Pearls & Rave from Rave Unto the Joy fantastic
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Reply #28 posted 03/23/06 6:15pm

SynthiaRose

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3121 is THE opnener..the second i heard it i was like shit..this is what its all about cool


Right, right ...me too.

I was totally floored.
cool
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Reply #29 posted 03/23/06 7:13pm

hokie1

soulsurfer05 said:

The song "3121" is funky and crazy, but for me it's not a great album opener like the classics "Controversy", "1999", "Let's Go Crazy", "Sign O'The Times" or even "The Rainbow Children" and "Musicology".

My TOP 10 album openers are:

1.) "1999"
2.) "Let's Go Crazy"
3.) "Sign O'The Times"
4.) "Controversy"
5.) "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
6.) "Jam Of The Year"
7.) "Musicology"
8.) "Dity Mind"
9.) "Rainbow Children"
10) "Crystal Ball"


Whaaattt!!?? When I popped this CD into my car CD player and heard 3121 I was like, this is some funky, freaky, loopy, doopy shit and I love it!!! I think it's a great opener. To each it's own I guess.
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