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Thread started 04/12/19 5:37am

Vannormal

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The Funkiest Funk

What song(s) do you guys considder his most funky ?

And I mean 'funk'.

Knowing that '1999' to me is pop, and less funk,

likewise for 'When Doves Cry' and 'Little Red Corvette' or 'Take Me With U'.

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I'll go for these (hard to choose) :

- Housequake (all versions)

- Alphabet St. (album version)

- Let's Work (long version)

- Dance Music Sex Romance

- Can I Play With U (all versions)

- All The Critics Love U In New York

- Lady Cab Driver

and for some reason also

- Mountains (extended version)

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Reply #1 posted 04/12/19 6:02am

PURPLEIZED3121

3121

STARE

Days of Wild + much of Gold era NPG.

Let's work [obviously!]

Too many to choose from!

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Reply #2 posted 04/12/19 6:14am

DarkKnight1

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Ol' School Company is Funky af

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Reply #3 posted 04/12/19 6:18am

lurker316

Head

Controversy

Let's Work

Girls and Boys

Gett off

The Gold Standard

To me, one thing that sets Prince's funk apart from other musicians is that it's often driven by a nasty little guitar riff rather than a bass. For instance, the guitar intro on the extended version of U Got the Look. There's also the second half of the extended version of Kiss where the funk is driven more by the guitar than the syth. It's a sound he went back to time-and-time again, but I'll never

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Reply #4 posted 04/12/19 6:21am

RJOrion

2 Nigs United 4 West Compton
LeGrind
Sexy Dancer
Its Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
Cloreen Baconskin
Girls & Boys
Stare
Freaks On This Side
Letitgo
Prettyman
Housequake
Dream Factory
Arrogance
The Flow
Gett Off
Melody Cool
Coco Boys
We Can Fuck
LalalaHehehe
Glamorous Life
Lovesexy
Party Up
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Reply #5 posted 04/12/19 8:42am

datdude

no IRRESISTIBLE?........u bitches!! lol

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Reply #6 posted 04/12/19 9:07am

Vannormal

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lurker316 said:

Head

Controversy

Let's Work

Girls and Boys

Gett off

The Gold Standard

To me, one thing that sets Prince's funk apart from other musicians is that it's often driven by a nasty little guitar riff rather than a bass. For instance, the guitar intro on the extended version of U Got the Look. There's also the second half of the extended version of Kiss where the funk is driven more by the guitar than the syth. It's a sound he went back to time-and-time again, but I'll never

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Head, sure ! great funk.

Controversy, I considder that dance-pop rather than good funk.

Same goos for Girls And Boys, too pop for my funk. wink But great song though thanks to the 'funky' barriton saxophone by Eric Leeds.

God I miss Eric Leeds' wonderful sax arrangements in most of the later Prince material.

Gett Off, absolutely !

The Gold Standard..... nah, too.... i don't know. It lacks the great funk we already all know.

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And you're right. The guitar driven nasty bits in songs make it super funky, like the one in Shockadelica !

My favourite funky bass is the inexplicable funky bass in the extended version of Alphabet St.

Pure! Genius!

And it's true, although I find Kiss not a funky song at all (for me it'smore of a bluesy dance pop song, whatever...), but indeed the extended part has a tremendous funky guitar licks in there.

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Reply #7 posted 04/12/19 9:07am

Vannormal

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DarkKnight1 said:

Ol' School Company is Funky af

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Indeed great (but slow and nasty) funk !

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Reply #8 posted 04/12/19 9:11am

Vannormal

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RJOrion said:

2 Nigs United 4 West Compton LeGrind Sexy Dancer Its Gonna Be A Beautiful Night Cloreen Baconskin Girls & Boys Stare Freaks On This Side Letitgo Prettyman Housequake Dream Factory Arrogance The Flow Gett Off Melody Cool Coco Boys We Can Fuck LalalaHehehe Glamorous Life Lovesexy Party Up

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I absolutely agree on the ones I put in bold up here. smile

But most of the others are more pop to me.

Sexy Dancer is disco. But good disco.

It's gonna be a beautiful night is a party dance song, and doesn't have that 'funk' for me.

Although the end part, where they all go crazy is wonderful !

Prettyman, is pretty funky too.

And Party Up is more of a new-wave pop-ish rock song to me. Great song though.

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Reply #9 posted 04/12/19 9:11am

Vannormal

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DarkKnight1 said:

Ol' School Company is Funky af

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Rhythmic is Superfunky indeed.

But this song lack a bit of... well old school Prince funk to me. wink

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Reply #10 posted 04/12/19 9:33am

TrivialPursuit

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The Exodus Has Begun

Acknowledge Me

Pheromone

We Can Fuck

Prettyman

3121

DMSR

Return of the Bump Squad

The Max

Superfunkycalifragisexy

Rockhard in a Funky Place

Dance On

Head

Let's Work

Lady Cab Driver



...to name a few more prominent ones.

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Reply #11 posted 04/12/19 9:44am

soladeo1

DMSR rules them all...

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Reply #12 posted 04/12/19 10:28am

mdmeridius

I think Wonderful Ass is one of his funkiest cuts that no one’s mentioned yet.
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #13 posted 04/12/19 2:32pm

LadyLayla

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No one has mentioned Face Down???? It's almost like a James Brown but Prince is rapping instead of instead of going into preacher mode like Mr. Brown

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Reply #14 posted 04/12/19 5:59pm

poppys

Cloreen Bacon Skin is fun-kay!!!

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Reply #15 posted 04/12/19 7:09pm

camilleisfunky

I think A Love Bizarre should be part of this discussion, too

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Reply #16 posted 04/12/19 7:11pm

imprimis

Sexual Suicide.

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Reply #17 posted 04/12/19 7:37pm

SPYZFAN1

"What's My Name?" and "Billy Jack Bitch".

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Reply #18 posted 04/12/19 7:48pm

motherfunka

The Black Album = The Funk Bible

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Reply #19 posted 04/13/19 7:48am

herb4

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Did I miss Erotic City?

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Reply #20 posted 04/13/19 8:42am

Dimitri10

Black Sweat

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #21 posted 04/13/19 10:29pm

masaba

Mutiny
High Fashion
Sexy MFer
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Reply #22 posted 04/14/19 2:30am

udo

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Vannormal said:

Controversy, I considder that dance-pop rather than good funk.

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Depends on which version you listen to...

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #23 posted 04/14/19 5:42am

nelcp777

Days of wild
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Reply #24 posted 04/14/19 10:13am

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nelcp777 said:

Days of wild


Co-sign. That shit is RAW.

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Reply #25 posted 04/14/19 12:48pm

Madhouse6

We Can Funk
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Reply #26 posted 04/14/19 12:57pm

PurpleCreme

Head is Prince’s funkiest track. That bassline is just masterful. The Time’s catalogue too, of course.
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Reply #27 posted 04/15/19 6:33am

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Madhouse6 said:

We Can Funk

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Which version?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #28 posted 04/15/19 12:41pm

Poplife88

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All great choices.

I think Erotic City tops them all...

Any live version of Head is up there too
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Reply #29 posted 04/16/19 7:59am

nelcp777

herb4 said:

nelcp777 said:

Days of wild


Co-sign. That shit is RAW.

I can play that track all day long.

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