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Thread started 05/27/16 11:35pm

toshi

IF PRINCE WAS A GENRE, which Prince songs that don't sound like anything else?

These Prince songs really don't sound like anything else back then and I still think to this day.

1. Most songs on SOTT: example: Ballad of Dorothy Parker (what is that? Really? Jazz Chords over intentionally "sloppy" bumpin' Linn drums, and weird chords progression that somehow just works.

2. Mountains! CMIIW, but I don't think anyone ever came up with something like that before.

When Doves Cry, Glam Slam, I Wish U Heaven, Pop Life, and certainly many others.

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Reply #1 posted 05/28/16 12:24am

suomynona

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Solo.

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Reply #2 posted 05/28/16 12:31am

MissMarySharon

Joy in Repetition, Power Fantastic.

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Reply #3 posted 05/28/16 4:00am

sfinky1

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Something in the water (does not compute)

Annie Christian

Darling Nikki

Dance On

Positivity

The beautiful ones

All the critics love u in New York

Etc
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Reply #4 posted 05/28/16 6:30am

maplesyrupnjam

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I'll add a few.

Crystal Ball, Sign O' Times, All My Dreams, If I Was Your Girlfriend, All of Lovesexy. Esecially Glam Slam and Dance On. Rebirth Of The Flesh and Days Of Wild spring to mind too.

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Reply #5 posted 05/28/16 6:35am

joelmarable

Tamborine,tick tick bang,paisleypark,delirious.play in the sunshine,wdc. around the world in a day.
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Reply #6 posted 05/28/16 11:14am

Cloreen

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Those non-genre songs were always the best moments when listening to a Prince album. Come on, did we really get excited when another soul ballad or funk jam popped up on the new album we were listening to? Nah. My ears always perked up when something very different came on.

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"Loose!"

"I Wonder U'

"Strollin"

"Christopher Tracy's Parade"

"Hypno Paradise"

"Slave"

"Pheromone"

"Forever In Your Life"

"I Love U In Me"

"Cloreen Bacon Skin"

"Crystal Ball"

"I Wish U Heaven"

"Batdance"

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and many others...

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Reply #7 posted 05/28/16 3:18pm

wouldntulove2l
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Others Here With Us

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #8 posted 05/28/16 4:05pm

epronk

People without (except for the Madhouse part smile )

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Reply #9 posted 05/28/16 4:34pm

Marrk

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Seriously, 'Crystal Ball'. That song is high end, other worldy, pure fantasy musical art. Never to be repeated. A song so out there, he never attempted to perform it live. How could he?! Once in a lifetime song.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #10 posted 05/28/16 9:17pm

maplesyrupnjam

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Marrk said:

Seriously, 'Crystal Ball'. That song is high end, other worldy, pure fantasy musical art. Never to be repeated. A song so out there, he never attempted to perform it live. How could he?! Once in a lifetime song.

It's a popular music epic that I wished he had explored more. Quite unlike anything I've ever heard from anyone The way he incorporated some of the breaks and the strings. Though structurally it has all the elements of Jazz, I reckon he might have gotten a nod from "A Day In The Life" the way he incorprated some of the breaks and the strings. It surpasses the Beatles tune for otherworldly weirdness though.

Fantasy Musical Art biggrin Great description.

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Reply #11 posted 05/28/16 9:41pm

ufoclub

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This is a good thread to boil down the list to the most unique Prince songs!

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Reply #12 posted 05/29/16 12:25am

somethinginthe
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Starfish and Coffee

Tamborine

Everybody's looking 4 the answers
How the story started and how it will end
What's the use in half a story, half a dream
U have 2 climb all of the steps in between......RIP Prince
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Reply #13 posted 05/29/16 4:35am

ufoclub

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Illusion Coma Pimp and Circumstance



The Ball



Sexual Suicide



Tick Tick Bang (1990)



Days of Wild (Studio Version)



Bob George



SuperfunkycalifragiSexy



Rockhard in a Funky Place



Le Grind (sure it's a funky party track, but it's built up on that crazy monstrous sound effect and has a strange vibe)



I Wish U Heaven parts 1 3 3



Around the World in a Day



Condition of the Heart



God

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Reply #14 posted 05/29/16 6:15am

SPYZFAN1

"Beautiful Strange"..."The War"..."Crystal Ball"..."Dream Factory"...."I Wonder U"

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Reply #15 posted 05/29/16 1:55pm

svadhyaya

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Crystal Ball will probably sound current in 2050.

Unbelievable.

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Reply #16 posted 05/29/16 5:50pm

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Crystal Ball, IIWYGF, WDC

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Reply #17 posted 05/29/16 6:22pm

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Good Love

I Would Die 4 U

Joy In Repittition

Elephants and Flowers

Black Sweat

Wall of Berlin

MIllion Dollar Show

Laydown

Walk Dont Walk

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Reply #18 posted 05/29/16 6:46pm

fortuneandsere
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Purple and Gold. All the critics love you in New York, heck maybe half the 1999 album come to think?

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Reply #19 posted 05/29/16 9:21pm

williamb610

Confusing question to me...not sure exactly what you mean. But if I had to list songs in P's catalog that sound original, these come to mind.

Question of U

Papa

Sign O' the Times

Da Bang

I Like It There

Dinner With Delores

P could make some original sounding songs. Most of his catalog isn't a copy of anything else...just himself.

There'll be more Prince music in the future, I hope, but, unfortunately it won't be performed by the man, himself.

We're going through some rough times.

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Reply #20 posted 05/29/16 9:33pm

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Tricky
Dear Michelangelo

the Screams of Passion

Power Fantastic
Life Can Be So Nine / In a Large Room With No Light

Positivity

Crystal Ball

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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