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LinThizzy
(midwest)
Posted: Sep 06, 2017 4:19
 

Sounds like a cat being tortured.  I just don't get princess, talented guitar player but puke performer/songwriter trash.
Her music always sounds thin and wispy like a parody or something.  Time to tune in something else.
(Still better than talk performer leon cohen any day)
tockpeas
(NC)
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 7:08
 

 BCarn wrote:
Not a fan but he plays an amazing guitar.

 
With you on both points.  If you haven't seen it, check out his solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - at the end of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y.  Truly amazing.  Got to feel a tad sorry for the guy who was carrying the lead prior to that ...
lbmoretti
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 7:04
 

I can never get enough of this song
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Aug 06, 2017 12:07
 

 allisonscola wrote:
One of the most incredible songwriters in American history. Hands down. This and Raspberry Beret are absolute classics. An absolute genius.

 
{#Notworthy}
skooba
(The tip of Americas Wang)
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 14:30
 

Mmmm... vanilla hypocrite... My favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's.  {#Roflol}

Ulises wrote:

 

The same could be said of your giving Radiohead a lot of 1s for their tracks. Are you saying that you too can be an elitist from time to time or are you just a plain vanilla hypocrite?



 


BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 11:04
 

Not a fan but he plays an amazing guitar.
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 11:02
 

 copymonkey wrote:
Not conservative. Willfully 'non-commercial' which is kinda sad. If it was a hit, it's can't possibly be cool, in their minds. Such a tired elitist trope. 

Yeah ... tho I'm not sure it's the 'core' of RP listeners, but it's certainly true of some subset thereof.
stevetheshoe
(wayfaraway)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 11:01
 

 Skydog wrote:
 
it does seem to get a bit to "Adult Contemporary" around here sometimes

 
Skydog, You were my first friend to play Prince for me, Dirty Mind I think?


Typesbad
(El Segundo - Hey, whose wallet is this?)
Posted: Mar 06, 2017 16:36
 

One of those songs I can appreciate without liking all that much.
sfyi2001
Posted: Feb 11, 2017 17:30
 

 maboleth wrote:
I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.

 
                                     E X C R U C I A T I N G 

                                                   3
 

Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 7:19
 

Oh, yeah.
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 18:00
 

 maboleth wrote:
I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.

 
true.  8
Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: Oct 11, 2016 14:43
 

 maboleth wrote:
I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.

 

 

The same could be said of your giving Radiohead a lot of 1s for their tracks. Are you saying that you too can be an elitist from time to time or are you just a plain vanilla hypocrite?


maboleth
Posted: Oct 03, 2016 15:21
 

I'm by no means a fan of this song, but so many "aces" in the score is not fair and totally elitist. Considering that RP people would give 10 just to hear Beatles & Pink Floyd belching is just plain bad.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 16:48
 

Classic - so funky and timeless. 
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Jun 30, 2016 22:02
 

when you think about Picasso, and how he took a drawing, and gradually removed bits of the definition of the object, reducing it a bare minimum - but to the point where you could still tell what it was...

Listen to the minimalism here: the vocal, the simple rhythm track, the weirdly gated drums, the sparse rhythm guitar and minimal backgrounds - but it's all a percolating funk.

Women not girls rule my world.
Act your age not your shoe size.
You don't have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude. 

Can you tell he's just having some fun here?  
Skydog
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 13:24
 

  bbryan wrote:
Wow - I'm really surprised with collective score on this one. If there was a better, pure funk track that came out during this period, I don't know what it was.

And bonus points for a mid-80's track that doesn't sound dated.

Hannio wrote:


The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.

 
it does seem to get a bit to "Adult Contemporary" around here sometimes
copymonkey
(in the northeast, but not near anywhere cool)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 20:16
 

 mread wrote:

According to whom?

Barely qualifies as music.
Switching to LRC for a while . . .
 


copymonkey
(in the northeast, but not near anywhere cool)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 20:12
 

 Hannio wrote:

Not conservative. Willfully 'non-commercial' which is kinda sad. If it was a hit, it's can't possibly be cool, in their minds. Such a tired elitist trope.



The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.

 


kaybee
(Lost in the Wilds of Toronto)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 20:10
 

Sadly, it may have been his work ethic in part, that killed Prince.  I think history will show him to have been an excellent, underrated, very influential artist.
 


phlattop wrote:

There was a stretch in the 80s where he was writing the equivalent of a song a day. Quite the work ethic. The only other musician I can think of that is at it everyday (and probably also has a massive vault of unreleased music) is Eddie Van Halen. Workaholics :-)

One of Prince's bones of contention with Warner was their unwillingness to release music as often as he wanted to. He should've been born 15 years sooner and release 5 albums in 3 years like Dylan in the mid 60s.

 


copymonkey
(in the northeast, but not near anywhere cool)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016 20:08
 

How is this a 6.3. Damn, y'all are such Pitchfork snobs. This song is pure pleasure. 8.5 easy.
phlattop
(in the woods of Easton, CT)
Posted: Apr 22, 2016 21:02
 

 Jelani wrote:

Thing is, I don't think "he tries so damned hard" which is what makes him brilliant. He just works a lot.

 
There was a stretch in the 80s where he was writing the equivalent of a song a day. Quite the work ethic. The only other musician I can think of that is at it everyday (and probably also has a massive vault of unreleased music) is Eddie Van Halen. Workaholics :-)

One of Prince's bones of contention with Warner was their unwillingness to release music as often as he wanted to. He should've been born 15 years sooner and release 5 albums in 3 years like Dylan in the mid 60s.
scrubbrush
(Dark Side of the Cube)
Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:55
 

(dragging of locally-stored images into post editor is not allowed - dragging images from other web pages is ok)

hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 07, 2015 13:25
 

Godlike musician imo  : )
GawgaBoy
(State of Confusion)
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 16:51
 

ARRRRRRRGG..........  I have the volume cranked for Frank Zappa's Willie the Pimp and then this started.

Oh Bill... that was not nice. 

allisonscola
(wishing I was behind my piano)
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 16:50
 

One of the most incredible songwriters in American history. Hands down. This and Raspberry Beret are absolute classics. An absolute genius.
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Dec 17, 2010 16:48
 

 dmax wrote:
As musically omnivorous as I am, Prince is the one and only musician that I listen to and giggle at his amazing creativity.

I don't love everything he does, but I love that he tries so damned hard and succeeds so often. 
 
Thing is, I don't think "he tries so damned hard" which is what makes him brilliant. He just works a lot.
(former member)
Posted: Oct 15, 2010 7:10
 

As musically omnivorous as I am, Prince is the one and only musician that I listen to and giggle at his amazing creativity.

I don't love everything he does, but I love that he tries so damned hard and succeeds so often. 
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Oct 15, 2010 7:00
 

 bbryan wrote:
Wow - I'm really surprised with collective score on this one. If there was a better, pure funk track that came out during this period, I don't know what it was.

And bonus points for a mid-80's track that doesn't sound dated.

 

The RP community is, at its core, very conservative musically.
DjThirteenP
(Tampa)
Posted: Oct 15, 2010 6:59
 

Yeah, yeah, some of you commentariat may not care for Prince, but consider the flow that Bill is developing with the last few songs: World Party gets fairly serious in a positive way, whether an omage to Lennon or not, following it up with Lennon's Mind Games is brilliant, and then Prince comes in to completely lighten things up, but with a positive attitude like a know-nothing version of World Party and with almost irresistible hooks that rhyme in their own way with what drew everyone to Lennon.  Thanks, Bill.  Discuss amongst yourselves...
martinc
(Ottawa Canada)
Posted: Oct 15, 2010 6:57
 

I have DVD of rock hall of fame performances. Tom Petty and a bunch include Harrison's son doing While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Prince comes out of the shadows at the end and plays a blazing unbeleiveable guitar solo. You can seee Petty et al just smiling  and appreciating his playing. May not like this song but can't argue about his talent
Alafia
(on the road)
Posted: Oct 15, 2010 6:56
 

Ick
linden
(Santa Cruz, CA)
Posted: Oct 15, 2010 6:55
 

Whoo-hooo!
lmic
(Harmless Little Bunny)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:37
 

For any who doubt the unassailable genius of His Purpleness!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWvzTYlHpqU

Scott_Alic
(Toronto)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:24
 

Halter tops for men never did catch on, did they?
Tom Jones' cover of this was icky — sounded like he was passing a gallstone.  Fine, Prince sounds pained here too, but it takes balls to rock a falsetto for an entire song like this (ironically).  Just fun — it's the 'Hey Ya' of the 80s — if you gave it a '1', I can't help you...
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:20
 

Prince again!? Bill, Bill, Bill!!!??
Lrobby99
(Wisconsin, USA)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:17
 

Eager to bestow a 1.
oldman
(Lost in Northern Virginia)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:17
 

 mread wrote:
Barely qualifies as music.
Switching to LRC for a while . . .

 
ditto

deepwoodskev
(In a town west of Chicago)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:16
 

I always laugh at the part where it sounds like he just got kicked in the family jewels. Sounds really painful.
xtalman
(What dimension?)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:16
 

There are better tunes from this guy.  
mread
(W117°12.138' N32°53.742')
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:16
 

Barely qualifies as music.
Switching to LRC for a while . . .

Stefen
(West Hollywood, CA)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:15
 

I just want your extra time and your . . .
Stingray
(EUROPE)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:15
 

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
One of the best contemporary rock musicians
 

tzzzz...!
jagdriver
(Just a nod and a wink south of Paradise)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:15
 

Voraciously vomitous.
mamerjamer
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:15
 

By and large, I am a Prince fan, but this song is a turd.  REALLY surprised to hear this on RP (and not pleasantly).
DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:15
 

WTF??????!?! I had to double check and make sure it was still RP I was listening to. {#Puke}
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:14
 

 dewhead wrote:
Awful... just awful. This song sucked when it came out and it still does.
 

I agree, has a nice beat, but is so bad lyrically and musically unimaginative for someone as talented as Prince.
Stingray
(EUROPE)
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 12:14
 

That's how it sounds to sing without balls! Not cool at all, Princie-baby!
dewhead
(Big Orange Country)
Posted: Aug 12, 2010 11:33
 

Awful... just awful. This song sucked when it came out and it still does.
audiophelia
(Pennsylvania)
Posted: Aug 12, 2010 11:33
 

"Act your age, not your shoe size..." :D