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Thread started 01/14/20 5:05am

Mikado

Morris Day - The Character

Been a while since I had heard this - surprisingly introspective track coming from Morris.

https://www.youtube.com/w...56ecAFKn4Y

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #1 posted 01/15/20 1:18pm

SoulAlive

great song

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Reply #2 posted 01/15/20 3:38pm

TheTruth123

Very nice baseline and keys.
If I know the way Morris sings a prince song, Orince sang it very similarly, the breathiness etc.
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Reply #3 posted 01/16/20 9:22pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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I love me some Morris, but this song sounds dated.

Dont yell too loud at me. lol

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Reply #4 posted 01/16/20 9:58pm

BlaqueKnight

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love me some Morris, but this song sounds dated.

Dont yell too loud at me. lol

Are you confused as to when this song was released or are you just trolling?

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Reply #5 posted 01/17/20 9:00am

ISaidLifeIsJus
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BlaqueKnight said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love me some Morris, but this song sounds dated.

Dont yell too loud at me. lol

Are you confused as to when this song was released or are you just trolling?



Are you trolling?

I've seen Morris twice, and his setlist doesnt sound this dated which is probably why he doesnt play the song live.

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Reply #6 posted 01/17/20 4:12pm

Mikado

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love me some Morris, but this song sounds dated.

Dont yell too loud at me. lol


His solo stuff has a very 80s sound, you're right. But it's the 80s done right imo.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #7 posted 01/18/20 1:05am

BlaqueKnight

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Mikado said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love me some Morris, but this song sounds dated.

Dont yell too loud at me. lol


His solo stuff has a very 80s sound, you're right. But it's the 80s done right imo.

Because it was the 80s.

It really sound ridiculous when people judge the past music under a present day microscope.

At the time of its inception, it sounded current.

@I said... - Of course it sounds "dated". It is no longer 1985.

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Reply #8 posted 01/18/20 11:21am

purplethunder3
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omfg It ain't?!!

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #9 posted 01/18/20 6:30pm

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My favorite by Morris!. It's still on my Chocolate Box Playlist when I work out in the gym it sounds so good on my gold Beatsbydre headphones.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances."prince 1985
"eye don't think about gone just think about the future when eye don't want 2 speak n real time" prince 2004
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Reply #10 posted 01/19/20 1:48am

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love me some Morris, but this song sounds dated.

Dont yell too loud at me. lol



This song was released in 1985. It's from his Colour of Success' solo album.
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Reply #11 posted 01/24/20 1:48pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

BlaqueKnight said:

Are you confused as to when this song was released or are you just trolling?



Are you trolling?

I've seen Morris twice, and his setlist doesnt sound this dated which is probably why he doesnt play the song live.

I understand where you coming from on this particular song. The song was the 3rd single from his debut album.

In 1985 it was cool but now it sounds lazy. It's simply a case of a song that didn't age well. It happens with certain songs. In contrast you listen to Oak Tree and it still sounds great today. I was listening to Spotify the other day and Yo Love came on from the Daydreaming album and I wasn't feeling it but I still dig Fishnet.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #12 posted 01/25/20 3:55pm

Sydney

Great song from an excellent album.

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Reply #13 posted 02/04/20 3:37am

JoeyC

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I love The Character. And always have. I don't think it sounds dated, i just think(in hindsight) it doesn't really go anywhere. Probably the best part is the ending with the drums(especially), that synthesizer bit, and that "scared of love" part(what is that, a hook, or what?). Those always were the highlights to me.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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