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Thread started 10/08/14 4:04pm

TheGhostlyNun

Damn It To Hell, I Really Do Love BREAKFAST CAN WAIT.

When I first heard Breakfast Can Wait, it did so little for me and I couldn't believe it was considered worthy of release, never mind have a video made for it. And I was quite vocal about it, too.

But, now I've played the album many, many times, I'm actually loving BCW to the point where I've put it on repeat play a few times.

I still think it wasn't the greatest choice of lead single as it wasn't an instantly catchy tune, but now I finally do get it as a song.

I love it when a Prince song I didn't originally rate finally gets me.
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Reply #1 posted 10/08/14 4:09pm

dadeepop

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You're not alone. We need to form a support group. lol

"The password is what."
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Reply #2 posted 10/08/14 4:16pm

TheGhostlyNun

dadeepop said:

You're not alone. We need to form a support group. lol


I know, and I'm normally so open-minded on Prince songs. I always give them a chance. But this one took work. I think it was when I finally realised that it does actually have a chorus.
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/14 4:31pm

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It did take work. My moment happened the other day in the car. I was like, "I actually like this song." Followed by, "Did I just say that?"

"The password is what."
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/14 4:51pm

littlejim

Im with you...it used to feel lightweight and slightly throw away, but in the context of the album i think it works really well....'skipping' it doesnt even enter my mind.

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Reply #5 posted 10/08/14 7:30pm

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I always thought it was a bit of a Dorothy Parker but found the chipmunk voice unexplainable. Because there is so much voice manipulation on AOA, now the voice makes more sense and it's like Dorothy Parker meets If I was your girfriend in the last minute -- not as sublime of course, but there's a side of self mockery served along with the pancakes.
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Reply #6 posted 10/08/14 8:03pm

ufoclub

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I always thought it was cool. But not the video.
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Reply #7 posted 10/08/14 8:10pm

KingSausage

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I used to hate this song. HATE. But it's my favorite among many favorites on AOA now. That shit is FUNKY.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #8 posted 10/08/14 8:43pm

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ufoclub said:

I always thought it was cool

yeahthat

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #9 posted 10/08/14 10:38pm

funkaholic1972

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KingSausage said:

I used to hate this song. HATE. But it's my favorite among many favorites on AOA now. That shit is FUNKY.

Yeah, it is definately a funky song. I thought it sounded derivative of other Prince songs first, but I have started to like it more and more the more I've played it. It sounds amazing on headphones!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #10 posted 10/09/14 12:05am

stesa

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I still don't like it that much; it's one of my least favourit off the album.

Hope I can join the support group sooner or later...

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Reply #11 posted 10/09/14 12:16am

blackwell1

What on Earth is not to love about this song?!

Loved it from jump.

Glad others have come around.

Welcome 2 the ... ah U Know. hehe

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Reply #12 posted 10/09/14 3:24am

KingSausage

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I'd like to encourage my fellow BCW support group members to check out The Breakfast Experience EP. The remixes are excellent.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #13 posted 10/09/14 3:31am

djdaffy1227

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I still hate the chipmunk voice in it. Other than that it's a fine song.

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #14 posted 10/09/14 8:24am

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The problem was that it was released amongst a slew of haphazard tracks and demos. In the context of AOA its style is complimented by the rest of the album.
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don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #15 posted 10/09/14 8:41am

SpaceInBetween

djdaffy1227 said:

I still hate the chipmunk voice in it. Other than that it's a fine song.

+1

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Reply #16 posted 10/09/14 9:12am

SquirrelMeat

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This will be a short thread. lol

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Reply #17 posted 10/09/14 9:57am

jasminejoey

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I like it better with each listen.

"I got a double-time kick-drum..."

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Reply #18 posted 10/09/14 9:59am

Genesia

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I didn't care for this song when it came out. But I like it in the context of the album.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #19 posted 10/09/14 10:38am

novabrkr

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I always thought it was a bit of a Dorothy Parker but found the chipmunk voice unexplainable. Because there is so much voice manipulation on AOA, now the voice makes more sense and it's like Dorothy Parker meets If I was your girfriend in the last minute -- not as sublime of course, but there's a side of self mockery served along with the pancakes.


The whole track is more like "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" meets "Incense & Candles" though.

I was originally a bit puzzled when I saw some people comparing the track to "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" ("huh?! how dare you?"), but yeah the similarities are there. It's sort of funny that the track is the "jazziest" piece on the new record(s).

I find myself enjoying the song during the first minute or so, but there's just something about the production that doesn't really carry it all the way through. I don't mind the chipmunk voice, but goddamn, that snare sound...

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Reply #20 posted 10/09/14 11:27am

luv2tha99s

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KingSausage said:

I'd like to encourage my fellow BCW support group members to check out The Breakfast Experience EP. The remixes are excellent.

Doesn't seem to be available anymore.

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Reply #21 posted 10/09/14 11:45am

TheGhostlyNun

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This will be a short thread. lol


Any thread I start that lasts more than two replies is a long thread.
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Reply #22 posted 10/09/14 1:06pm

KingSausage

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luv2tha99s said:



KingSausage said:


I'd like to encourage my fellow BCW support group members to check out The Breakfast Experience EP. The remixes are excellent.

Doesn't seem to be available anymore.




It disappeared. Weird.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #23 posted 10/09/14 1:17pm

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In my honest opinion, this is one of Prince's best songs in the past 25 years.

It's mature. He's not trying to be a 20 year old kid. It's sophisticated. It uses his famous innuendo approach. And it's simply a phenomenal groove.

While I absolutely love the song, the video does it no justice. Prince should have put something out on his own. It would have been fantastic to see a sophisticated video, and Prince in his element.

I love the maturity of the tune, and it's honesty... and it's humor. It's an instant classic!

Great, great song!!

The public is squeezin' you kiddo. You'd better kick ass on your next album or else!
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Reply #24 posted 10/09/14 1:24pm

funkomatic

Bores me to death.

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Reply #25 posted 10/09/14 1:33pm

spoida

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the relaxed feel overall i like, the keyboards bring the tension down.

i've detuned the chipmunk vocals on a mix (an octave) because he really is doing some nice bluesy vocal touches there, even though they are speeded up on the original.

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