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Thread started 12/20/19 9:08am

PURPLEIZED3121

Battle of the Irresistible Bitches! - which is your fave version of the 2?

Of course the 2 being:

B-Side version - slowed down, deep vocal, sinister, angry OR...

Newly released version - far more poppy, funky, upbeat .

Mine ? - B-side by a mile...something about the bell & backing vocals!

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Reply #1 posted 12/20/19 11:52am

lavendardrumma
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B-Side for the "oh oh oh-oh" backing vocals....but the synth line and vocals in the Demo medly version are fire.

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Reply #2 posted 12/20/19 12:24pm

nayroo2002

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B for Bitch!

i just wish a non-fade was on the new 1999...

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #3 posted 12/20/19 12:57pm

noobman

The B-side by a small margin.

But I really like the humor and funkiness of the new release.

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Reply #4 posted 12/20/19 3:04pm

Funkeman

The B-Side sounds like a finished product and the darker theme, drum work and background vocals make it classic Prince in my book. Nothing sounds like it!
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Reply #5 posted 12/20/19 3:16pm

mELdOURADOsELV
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I thought this was about RBF mad



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Reply #6 posted 12/21/19 12:16am

andrewm7

I'm gonna cheat and vote for the live version with the funky guitar lick from the Syracuse show

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Reply #7 posted 12/21/19 1:37am

LoveGalore

No question - the B-side made this song into a classic. If the demo had been released, it would've just blended in with the crowd.

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Reply #8 posted 12/21/19 12:17pm

mediumdry

Nobody mentioning the version that he played live? I love the Syracuse version... (check the Purple Rain deluxe video disc)

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For me, all three versions are good and my preference depends on mood of the day.

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Reply #9 posted 12/21/19 5:46pm

dannyd5050

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B-Side for sure!! I only wish there was an extended version of it. I think it fades out too early with the "everybody...everybody dance...everybody...".

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Reply #10 posted 12/22/19 7:41am

coldasice

dannyd5050 said:

B-Side for sure!! I only wish there was an extended version of it. I think it fades out too early with the "everybody...everybody dance...everybody...".


It exists...Questo has it.
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Reply #11 posted 12/22/19 10:43am

onlyforaminute

This isn't coming out to be much of a battle at all. B side
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Reply #12 posted 12/22/19 3:26pm

leadline

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Love the raw sound of the 1999 SD version. It is a shame though that they didn't segue Feel U Up into Irresistible Bitch, because that is how it was intended, and, even the versions they chose for 1999 SD, would segue together perfectly as they have the same synth line going throughout.

I actually sequed them together myself and it sounds fantastic.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #13 posted 12/23/19 4:50am

ian

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Ideally I'd have the vocal of the B-side and the music of the demo version smile

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Reply #14 posted 12/23/19 5:44am

DarrenMawbey

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andrewm7 said:

I'm gonna cheat and vote for the live version with the funky guitar lick from the Syracuse show

Just what I was thinking!

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Reply #15 posted 12/23/19 7:34am

sulls

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I'd have to go with the b-side version. That said - Glad the original version has finally been released in studio quality.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #16 posted 12/24/19 2:03am

JorisE73

I never really liked the b-side version and always loved the original version.

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Reply #17 posted 12/24/19 3:48am

jdcxc

The BSide will always by my Fave...bare bones inventive funk, cleverness and humor. One of my Top 20.

Like most of these alt versions, Irresistible B really shines a light on P’s incredible songwriting. These brilliant songs are the star.
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Reply #18 posted 12/24/19 7:11am

CAL3

The originally-released version by a country mile.

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Reply #19 posted 12/24/19 7:23am

leadline

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It is hard comparing a song against itself for most I would think. Even if the 1999 SD is better, folks have been listening to the other one for 35+ years, so usually the first version is always the preferred version in this scenario I have found, be it resistance to change, just what you are used to, etc. In many cases, after some time, you see opinions start to change.


I love them both, but I truly do prefer the 1999 SD version, and I have been listening to the B-side since it came out.

We are so lucky as fans to get alternate versions of these previously released songs.

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Reply #20 posted 12/24/19 7:32am

CAL3

leadline said:

It is hard comparing a song against itself for most I would think. Even if the 1999 SD is better, folks have been listening to the other one for 35+ years, so usually the first version is always the preferred version in this scenario I have found, be it resistance to change, just what you are used to, etc. In many cases, after some time, you see opinions start to change.


I love them both, but I truly do prefer the 1999 SD version, and I have been listening to the B-side since it came out.

We are so lucky as fans to get alternate versions of these previously released songs.

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astute - I would have to agree with this!

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Reply #21 posted 12/24/19 8:39am

callimnate

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Neither.
The live version from Ssracuse kicks butt compared to the studio versions. wink
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Reply #22 posted 12/24/19 9:03am

rdhull

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The released B side bell one. That other scratch voice one is simply nonsense to me. Hey, did I ever tell yall the story how Prince backed me up on drums as I sang this one?

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #23 posted 12/25/19 9:36am

RJOrion

the 1999 SD version is not as funky...not even close.
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Reply #24 posted 12/26/19 2:36am

olb99

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They're almost different songs, as far as I'm concerned. And, yes, the live version is yet another very different version. Very funky. I love it. But if I had to choose: the released B-side.

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Reply #25 posted 12/26/19 3:34am

Moonbeam

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rdhull said:

The released B side bell one. That other scratch voice one is simply nonsense to me. Hey, did I ever tell yall the story how Prince backed me up on drums as I sang this one?



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Reply #26 posted 12/30/19 2:23am

coldasice

I prefer the 93 live versions with the sampled Oh’s
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Reply #27 posted 12/30/19 9:59am

ufoclub

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Only after hearing it on the offical released 1999 deluxe version, and after I recently spun the 12" record maxi-single of "Jerk Out", did I realize, he retooled that original harsh version of Irresistible Bitch, took off the vocals, and made it into Jerk Out, (cowbell?)block percussion, changups and breakdowns and all.

I noticed this is not yet logged anywhere.

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Reply #28 posted 01/01/20 3:32pm

mediumdry

which version of Jerk Out are you refering to? I don't hear it in any of the versions I know. The version of Pandemonium really isn't, not even the drum track. So... I would really like to hear it, but I don't. Could you be mistaken?

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Reply #29 posted 01/02/20 2:38am

The777Man

Released B-side for me.

The777Man

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