independent and unofficial
Prince fan community
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > LA times: prince to release 3 albums 2009
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 9 of 16 « First<5678910111213>Last »

This is a "featured" topic! — From here you can jump to the « previous or next » featured topic.

  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Reply #240 posted 01/02/09 12:43am

Sdldawn

errant said:

cautiously optimistic that


1) any or all of this will come out.

2) that it won't suck.



I'm speculative about it, that (There'll Never B) Another Like Me has got me a little worried.. if the new "Experimental" songs are like that.. then it's nothing new
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #241 posted 01/02/09 1:01am

love2thenines2
003

Sdldawn said:

errant said:

cautiously optimistic that


1) any or all of this will come out.

2) that it won't suck.



I'm speculative about it, that (There'll Never B) Another Like Me has got me a little worried.. if the new "Experimental" songs are like that.. then it's nothing new

Rave volume 2 instead nod
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #242 posted 01/02/09 1:11am

PurpleKnight

avatar

love2thenines2003 said:

Sdldawn said:




I'm speculative about it, that (There'll Never B) Another Like Me has got me a little worried.. if the new "Experimental" songs are like that.. then it's nothing new

Rave volume 2 instead nod


I sure hope not, but that song is definitely not a good sign. As far as new material goes, it's about as bad as anything I could've imagined.

Plastic, disingenuous pop music is not the direction I'd hoped Prince would be going in at this stage of his career.
The world is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.

"You still wanna take me to prison...just because I won't trade humanity for patriotism."
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #243 posted 01/02/09 1:11am

HamsterHuey

I've got a slight pre-prince album tension. Which means I quite like the hype, the prospect and four/fifth of the leaked songs. I am quite hopeful that Prince might actually be delivering something the world AND the fan base would like.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #244 posted 01/02/09 1:58am

LiveToTell86

PurpleKnight said:

I think some Prince fams need to make peace with the fact that the vast majority of people, aside from those working at Rolling Stone, don't think highly of Prince's new work. Why else do you think he has to perform a setlist of strictly 80's material to sell out those arenas? No one wants to hear him perform classics like Turn Me Loose and Musicology.


Oh, that's just unfair. Most people don't even know enough about Prince's post-80s work to be able to think "not highly" of it. Popularity and quality are two different things, to sell out an arena tour of course he has to do the 80s stuff, the general public doesn't go to concerts to hear new music, they want to hear the stuff they know. And you can't fill up the arenas with your hardcore fans.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #245 posted 01/02/09 2:03am

Dave1992

excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited excited


I'm kinda looking forward to 2009, dunno why...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #246 posted 01/02/09 2:06am

sunlite

lastdecember said:[quote]Yeah def agree on that, even though Prince has "gone away" from projects, like "Roadhouse Garden" and re-recording his old albums to gain ownership.said:[quote]

I don't know about Roadhouse Garden, but he may have rerecorded his old albums and just had a change in plans. I remember asking Morris Hayes about it around 2000 and he said they were almost done. Who knows, but I've heard he'll get an album back a year starting in 2013.
[Edited 1/2/09 2:07am]
Release Yourself
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #247 posted 01/02/09 2:55am

KoolEaze

avatar

Wow, Bria´s album is partly produced by Morris Hayes, with Prince on guitar. Can´t wait to hear that album. The last time I heard some music produced by Morris alone was in 2002, and I´m really curious about this album now.
The Prince songs also make me kinda curious, the music is probably great but I have my doubts whether the lyrics will be accessible by those who are not really into his eccentric views.
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #248 posted 01/02/09 2:59am

KoolEaze

avatar

Previewing these songs and then letting people wait is a bit frustrating and takes away from the momentum. A surprise release, or maybe not a surprise release but a quick release right after the listening sessions would be much better, in a business sense.
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #249 posted 01/02/09 3:03am

HamsterHuey

KoolEaze said:

Previewing these songs and then letting people wait is a bit frustrating and takes away from the momentum.


I am very glad with the teaser. Just see it as a single, released before the album in the old days. And not getting two songs, but FIVE.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #250 posted 01/02/09 3:46am

Dave1992

HamsterHuey said:

KoolEaze said:

Previewing these songs and then letting people wait is a bit frustrating and takes away from the momentum.


I am very glad with the teaser. Just see it as a single, released before the album in the old days. And not getting two songs, but FIVE.


Exactly. And I hope they get some proper "single-releases" with some good b-sides or something like that drooling excited
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #251 posted 01/02/09 4:53am

KoolEaze

avatar

Dave1992 said:

HamsterHuey said:



I am very glad with the teaser. Just see it as a single, released before the album in the old days. And not getting two songs, but FIVE.


Exactly. And I hope they get some proper "single-releases" with some good b-sides or something like that drooling excited



You guys are probably right, this really seems to work like the old singles used to work,primarily as a promotion tool. However, Prince´s timing is sometimes a bit off and I wish we could get to hear the new material soon, and hopefully ALL of it ( I hope he won´t leave out some of the previewed songs like he did back then with some songs, like Days of Wild, among others).
" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #252 posted 01/02/09 6:21am

gyro34

rabbit Sweet Honey Bunny Yummy Yummy Princey, better deliver the goods as advertised. rabbit
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #253 posted 01/02/09 6:52am

Se7en

avatar

Colonized Mind and Here I Come (Bria's song) would be keepers IMO. They both have interesting, intelligently-written lyrics and good music (even though I would prefer a Prince version of Here I Come).

Crimson & Clover is nice - but should be saved for live performances. I'm not a big fan of high-profile artists releasing cover songs on their own albums (I do like multi-artist cover song compilations though, especially for charity).

Wall Of Berlin - it's interesting, but at times it's a little too "cutesy" (like Lolita was).

So that leaves 4ever and (There'll Never B) Another Like Me. While they have grown on me -- especially the instrumental jam of TNBALM -- I wouldn't want them to be released.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #254 posted 01/02/09 7:07am

Genesia

avatar

Genesia would like a certain someone to slip her 12" - times two - in the New Year. cool
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #255 posted 01/02/09 7:15am

Wall

avatar

Se7en said:

Colonized Mind and Here I Come (Bria's song) would be keepers IMO. They both have interesting, intelligently-written lyrics and good music (even though I would prefer a Prince version of Here I Come).


The irony of Colonized Mind is that it's being sung by a man who's changed lyrics to his past songs, no longer will use 'swear words' and won't vote, yet he'll write a song called 'Colonized Mind.' He's the one that's been herded and reprogammed. It's doubly funny when you think that the man lives in America, pays taxes, has to follow whatever tax laws are passed onto him, as well as civic laws, but again, has been herded by 'elders' into not voting. Anyone that tries to give some quasi political message in a song and doesn't even vote should be laughed off the planet. And when you then call that song 'Colonized Mind' when nobodys mind has been more 'colonized' than yours, well...

Crimson & Clover is nice - but should be saved for live performances. I'm not a big fan of high-profile artists releasing cover songs on their own albums (I do like multi-artist cover song compilations though, especially for charity).


I agree there's nothing wrong with his cover, but it's just that -- a cover, a b-side at best. And to see people clamoring for a Foo Fighters, Hendrix or Radiohead cover on the album goes to show the only way the man can currently write a hook or memorable song is by covering one from another artist. An album of cover songs by Prince might even make for a good album but that statement also speaks to where he is as a songwriter.
[Edited 1/2/09 7:18am]
No hard feelings.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #256 posted 01/02/09 7:26am

hollywooddove

avatar

Wall said:

Se7en said:

Colonized Mind and Here I Come (Bria's song) would be keepers IMO. They both have interesting, intelligently-written lyrics and good music (even though I would prefer a Prince version of Here I Come).


The irony of Colonized Mind is that it's being sung by a man who's changed lyrics to his past songs, no longer will use 'swear words' and won't vote, yet he'll write a song called 'Colonized Mind.' He's the one that's been herded and reprogammed. It's doubly funny when you think that the man lives in America, pays taxes, has to follow whatever tax laws are passed onto him, as well as civic laws, but again, has been herded by 'elders' into not voting. Anyone that tries to give some quasi political message in a song and doesn't even vote should be laughed off the planet. And when you then call that song 'Colonized Mind' when nobodys mind has been more 'colonized' than yours, well...

Crimson & Clover is nice - but should be saved for live performances. I'm not a big fan of high-profile artists releasing cover songs on their own albums (I do like multi-artist cover song compilations though, especially for charity).


I agree there's nothing wrong with his cover, but it's just that -- a cover, a b-side at best. And to see people clamoring for a Foo Fighters, Hendrix or Radiohead cover on the album goes to show the only way the man can currently write a hook or memorable song is by covering one from another artist. An album of cover songs by Prince might even make for a good album but that statement also speaks to where he is as a songwriter.
[Edited 1/2/09 7:18am]


Well, it really doesn't matter what you believe... we're all herded and programmed, we simply make choices for what works better for us indvidually. If you believe you have ever had an original thought, you haven't read enough books.
We are all so full of doody here
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #257 posted 01/02/09 7:42am

npggirl77

Wall said:

Se7en said:

Colonized Mind and Here I Come (Bria's song) would be keepers IMO. They both have interesting, intelligently-written lyrics and good music (even though I would prefer a Prince version of Here I Come).


The irony of Colonized Mind is that it's being sung by a man who's changed lyrics to his past songs, no longer will use 'swear words' and won't vote, yet he'll write a song called 'Colonized Mind.' He's the one that's been herded and reprogammed. It's doubly funny when you think that the man lives in America, pays taxes, has to follow whatever tax laws are passed onto him, as well as civic laws, but again, has been herded by 'elders' into not voting. Anyone that tries to give some quasi political message in a song and doesn't even vote should be laughed off the planet. And when you then call that song 'Colonized Mind' when nobodys mind has been more 'colonized' than yours, well...

Crimson & Clover is nice - but should be saved for live performances. I'm not a big fan of high-profile artists releasing cover songs on their own albums (I do like multi-artist cover song compilations though, especially for charity).


I agree there's nothing wrong with his cover, but it's just that -- a cover, a b-side at best. And to see people clamoring for a Foo Fighters, Hendrix or Radiohead cover on the album goes to show the only way the man can currently write a hook or memorable song is by covering one from another artist. An album of cover songs by Prince might even make for a good album but that statement also speaks to where he is as a songwriter.
[Edited 1/2/09 7:18am]


I do not agree with your view on Prince and Colonized Mind. In the song colonized mind it appears to me that he is telling how he feels about how the "system" is (or he feels it is). Therefore, he may not want to vote because he does not care for how the political system works. He mentions the following:

"Upload
The 2 party system
The lesser of 2 dangers - Illusion of choice"

Which says to me, he is not thrilled with the whole Two-Party system. If that is the case, he probably would not vote...(IMO) He did not want to vote for the lesser evil between the two...like a lot of ppl said..."Well, I don't agree with either of them, but I will choose "this person" because I like what he has to offer a bit better than the "other person"
In the song, he is telling how he "feels" about it all...
I do not see why you feel he has been herded, or should not sing this song, because he did not vote. If he did not agree with -either- Democrat or Republican, or the views they stood for, or if he simply did not care for some of the views, maybe that is why he decided to NOT vote...(not a bad reasoning to me)
I cannot jump into his mind, therefore I am NOT attempting to put words into his mouth....This is simply MY interpretation of Colonized Minds.
[Edited 1/2/09 7:46am]
-you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #258 posted 01/02/09 7:53am

Wall

avatar

npggirl77 said:

In the song colonized mind it appears to me that he is telling how he feels about how the "system" is (or he feels it is). Therefore, he may not want to vote because he does not care for how the political system works.


He doesn't vote for the simple reason that his mind has been colonized by his religion. It's their belief which Prince mindlessly adheres to. It's that simple. He's not being some martyr.
No hard feelings.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #259 posted 01/02/09 8:00am

Sly

avatar

http://www.guardian.co.uk...s-for-2009

Prince will release three albums in 2009, he has boasted, and none will involve a record label.

"The gatekeepers have to change," said the Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. After a cantankerous relationship with various large record companies, Prince is now in final negotiations with "a major retailer" to distribute the albums, at least in the US. He will also take orders at a new, "highly interactive website", according to the LA Times.

The first of three albums is MPLSOUND, an "electro-flavoured" solo disc recorded at Prince's Paisley Park Studios. Using Pro Tools and "new ways of recording", the Purple One created a raft of experimental pop songs, including a rap by Q-Tip and a track called Funky Congregation, where Prince calls on people to, er, funkily congregate.

Lotus Flower, the second album planned for this year, is a tribute to the electric guitar. Songs like Dreamer are filled with guitar solos, bringing them a long way from MPLSOUND's squelchy pop. On the third album, Elixir, Prince joins his new "protege", Bria Valente. "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," Prince explained. Elixir is a record of sexy, chill-out songs, with Valente's vocals, Prince on guitar and beats by Morris Hayes.

"This music is nasty, but it's not dirty," Prince emphasised. "There's no profanity. It isn't promoting promiscuity. [Valente is] singing about her lover, who could be her partner for life."

Since becoming a Jehovah's Witness, Prince has become a vocal advocate for fidelity and faith – as well as other, more controversial values. His recent comments on homosexuality provoked considerable outcry.

"I have friends that are gay and we study the Bible together," he said in this week's interview, as if that will put an end to it.

Although Prince did not vote on Proposition 8, California's controversial gay marriage bill, it was only because Jehovah's Witnesses don't vote at all. "I didn't vote for Obama either," he said.

Better not count on Prince playing the inauguration later this month.
"London, i've adopted a name that has no pronounciation.... is that cool with you?"

"YEAH!!!"

"Yeah, well then fuck those other fools!"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #260 posted 01/02/09 8:05am

2freaky4church
1

avatar

This is why he is putting out 3 Albums, so that he can tour with all new material and not have to play his hits. He could do more obscure stuff as well.

Obviously, Bria would be the opening act--his cum magnet.
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #261 posted 01/02/09 8:11am

Pharaoh4TheMus
e

eye will definitely b on the lookout 4 these new albums:

MPLSOUND

LOTUS FLOWER

ELIXIR

Prince / prince "4ever"

Peace
P4TM
PRINC3 / prince "43V3R"
www.facebook.com/rlumsden2011
P3AC3
P4TM
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #262 posted 01/02/09 8:16am

optimus

yes but if he has made a deal for distrubution with a "major retailer" will it only be available in the states? confused
Everybody's looking 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
4 those who want 2 go
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #263 posted 01/02/09 8:20am

daPrettyman

avatar

optimus said:

yes but if he has made a deal for distrubution with a "major retailer" will it only be available in the states? confused

I'm sure some record company would be involved for International distribution.
**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••-
U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
http://www.twitter.com/nivlekbrad
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #264 posted 01/02/09 8:23am

npggirl77

Wall said:

npggirl77 said:

In the song colonized mind it appears to me that he is telling how he feels about how the "system" is (or he feels it is). Therefore, he may not want to vote because he does not care for how the political system works.


He doesn't vote for the simple reason that his mind has been colonized by his religion. It's their belief which Prince mindlessly adheres to. It's that simple. He's not being some martyr.

That is YOUR opinion. Do not approach me in the way that you are, trying to tell me that your opinion is the only way to feel...Unless you are Prince, then you do not know exactly what he "feels" in colonized minds.
I get something different from the lyrics, as I articulated previously.
-you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #265 posted 01/02/09 8:30am

Se7en

avatar

Wall said:

Se7en said:

Colonized Mind and Here I Come (Bria's song) would be keepers IMO. They both have interesting, intelligently-written lyrics and good music (even though I would prefer a Prince version of Here I Come).


The irony of Colonized Mind is that it's being sung by a man who's changed lyrics to his past songs, no longer will use 'swear words' and won't vote, yet he'll write a song called 'Colonized Mind.' He's the one that's been herded and reprogammed. It's doubly funny when you think that the man lives in America, pays taxes, has to follow whatever tax laws are passed onto him, as well as civic laws, but again, has been herded by 'elders' into not voting. Anyone that tries to give some quasi political message in a song and doesn't even vote should be laughed off the planet. And when you then call that song 'Colonized Mind' when nobodys mind has been more 'colonized' than yours, well...

Crimson & Clover is nice - but should be saved for live performances. I'm not a big fan of high-profile artists releasing cover songs on their own albums (I do like multi-artist cover song compilations though, especially for charity).


I agree there's nothing wrong with his cover, but it's just that -- a cover, a b-side at best. And to see people clamoring for a Foo Fighters, Hendrix or Radiohead cover on the album goes to show the only way the man can currently write a hook or memorable song is by covering one from another artist. An album of cover songs by Prince might even make for a good album but that statement also speaks to where he is as a songwriter.
[Edited 1/2/09 7:18am]


I fully support Prince's decision to stop using curse words. Who seriously wants him to swear anymore?

As far as voting: Prince pays taxes in the USA. As such, he can practice any religion he wants and can decide NOT to vote if he wants.

Cover songs: Prince himself once highly criticized artists who resorted to recording cover songs for a living. He specifically used Rod Stewart as an example. He also said during his early years that he would never release a cover song on an album -- but we've had 6 cover songs on CD in the last 12 years. I don't mind the occasional cover song, but as a "b-side" or on a tribute CD -- don't compromise your own album with a cover.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #266 posted 01/02/09 8:31am

Vendetta1

PurpleKnight said:

murph said:




Now that's the Grade A hate that I'm talking about!!!!...

lol


Ugh. Some Prince fans are so insipid that I feel embarrassed to love the guy's music so much.

His post contained constructive criticism of Prince's new music. Nowhere did he write anything the least bit hateful about Prince himself.

Anyone remember EvilWhiteMale? Now that guy wrote some hateful stuff. Likewise, Bart has said some ridiculous things. I've seen nothing but intelligent posts from Wall thus far. Just because his thoughts on Prince's new music don't adhere to the mass consensus of the fams doesn't mean he's a "hater."

I think some Prince fams need to make peace with the fact that the vast majority of people, aside from those working at Rolling Stone, don't think highly of Prince's new work. Why else do you think he has to perform a setlist of strictly 80's material to sell out those arenas? No one wants to hear him perform classics like Turn Me Loose and Musicology.
clapping
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #267 posted 01/02/09 8:38am

npggirl77

Vendetta1 said:

PurpleKnight said:



Ugh. Some Prince fans are so insipid that I feel embarrassed to love the guy's music so much.

His post contained constructive criticism of Prince's new music. Nowhere did he write anything the least bit hateful about Prince himself.

Anyone remember EvilWhiteMale? Now that guy wrote some hateful stuff. Likewise, Bart has said some ridiculous things. I've seen nothing but intelligent posts from Wall thus far. Just because his thoughts on Prince's new music don't adhere to the mass consensus of the fams doesn't mean he's a "hater."

I think some Prince fams need to make peace with the fact that the vast majority of people, aside from those working at Rolling Stone, don't think highly of Prince's new work. Why else do you think he has to perform a setlist of strictly 80's material to sell out those arenas? No one wants to hear him perform classics like Turn Me Loose and Musicology.
clapping


But, that is an opinion...
Personally, I love his older music, AND his newer music. I really liked Musicology. I really enjoyed several joints from that album...as well as Planet Earth...
There have been certain songs throughout his entire career that have not clicked with me, but overall, I have enjoyed his music from then, through now...
It is all a matter of opinion and taste!
-you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #268 posted 01/02/09 8:50am

markpeg

June7 said:

Front Paged and Stickyfied! I'm so excited for the next year... Now announce another American tour and I'll just fucking cum right here. eek


Hopefully P will come to Canada too!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #269 posted 01/02/09 8:51am

purplecam

avatar

npggirl77 said:

Vendetta1 said:

clapping


But, that is an opinion...
Personally, I love his older music, AND his newer music. I really liked Musicology. I really enjoyed several joints from that album...as well as Planet Earth...
There have been certain songs throughout his entire career that have not clicked with me, but overall, I have enjoyed his music from then, through now...
It is all a matter of opinion and taste!

And that's just it. It's an opinion. Too many people are trying to force their opinions on others and it tends to be more of those who are being negative who do that and that's the truth. If you're not looking forward to the new CD's then that's on you but no one will try and stop me and the majority of us from looking forward to it cause that's trouble waiting to happen and we don't need any more of that in here. This is going to be an interesting year, no doubt about it.
[Edited 1/2/09 8:52am]
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 9 of 16 « First<5678910111213>Last »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)

This is a "featured" topic! — From here you can jump to the « previous or next » featured topic.

« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > LA times: prince to release 3 albums 2009