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Thread started 09/01/16 3:47am

Anthoknee

"Strangest" outtakes

Hey everyone, what are your opinions about Prince's "strange" outtakes? The kind of songs I'm refering to are ones such as, say, Others Here With Us or All My Dreams. Are there any that you feel are "too weird" for you? Or does everyone miss Prince's odd side? I DEFINITELY do and value this side more than anything about him...my votes for weirdest are: the above plus Cosmic Day, The Ball, Me Touch Myself and certainly the recently shared Velvet Kitty Cat....what are YOURS?

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Reply #1 posted 09/01/16 4:18am

NorthC

Adonis & Bathsheeba always sounded like a self parody to me; I can't tell if it's a joke or not. I don't even know if I like it or not.
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Reply #2 posted 09/01/16 5:13am

bluegangsta

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Others Here With Us is pretty out there.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #3 posted 09/01/16 5:22am

nyse

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bluegangsta said:

Others Here With Us is pretty out there.



Yes!! Others her with is ... is not only strange but one of my favorite songs in Prince's whole catalog..

the production if made of continuous samples of a woman's crys, screams, and whimpers. On top of
thunderous kick drums and a eiry melody

lyrically he touches on depression, loneliness, suicide, and death.

AMAZING COMPOSITION FROM THE PARADE ERA
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Reply #4 posted 09/01/16 5:51am

Anthoknee

nyse said:

bluegangsta said:

Others Here With Us is pretty out there.

Yes!! Others her with is ... is not only strange but one of my favorite songs in Prince's whole catalog.. the production if made of continuous samples of a woman's crys, screams, and whimpers. On top of thunderous kick drums and a eiry melody lyrically he touches on depression, loneliness, suicide, and death. AMAZING COMPOSITION FROM THE PARADE ERA

I really LOVE this song...it is chilling and peculiar at the same time as Prince delivers this tormented vocal that is a voice I never heard before or since from him. And, crazily, it's a little under 3 minutes! What would you guys say about By Alien Means? Also some suicide references in that one, as well as a very quirky arrangement..I would add that to my list lol

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Reply #5 posted 09/01/16 5:54am

Anthoknee

NorthC said:

Adonis & Bathsheeba always sounded like a self parody to me; I can't tell if it's a joke or not. I don't even know if I like it or not.

I Looooove this song as well, even though I don't hear it as a joke....it comes off to me like a weird parable, if you will. The guitar solo at the end kills me everytime, however!

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Reply #6 posted 09/01/16 7:21am

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I've always thought "Can I Play With U" sounded a little strange.

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Reply #7 posted 09/01/16 7:46am

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by alien means. that's just weird, guy lol

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #8 posted 09/01/16 8:03am

TrevorAyer

Alien means and all the songs listed above are pretty great ... I didn't care for them at first but have been grouping songs by tone and production quality and time period recording so as to hypothetically recreate the full album as intended at the time ... In that context these weird songs tend tobfit nicely and end up as stand out tracks .. Taken in bulk mixed with other eras they can sound quite odd and out of place ...
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Reply #9 posted 09/01/16 8:08am

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IstenSzek said:

by alien means. that's just weird, guy lol


That was an awful track. Was this the one he offered to Madonna for Like a Prayer?

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Reply #10 posted 09/01/16 8:18am

NorthC

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IstenSzek said:


by alien means. that's just weird, guy lol




That was an awful track. Was this the one he offered to Madonna for Like a Prayer?


Yes it was. I love it though, I think it's really beautiful. We orgers never agree on anything, do we? wink
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Reply #11 posted 09/01/16 8:59am

NorthC

How 'bout God Is Alive? If you can open a song with a line like "God is coming like a dog in heat", then I think that qualifies as weird. confused wink
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Reply #12 posted 09/01/16 9:28am

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"Wasted Kisses" creeped me out the first time U heard it. eek The sound of the heart monitor flatlining...

Small dark room that's where I let you, smother
In front of your gut, toned other, why should I care?
Cheap perfume all over those burgundy stockings
The ones I tied you, up with I shoulda just left 'em there
(Shoulda just left 'em there)
Why'd I waste my kisses on you?

"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 #13 posted 09/01/16 9:34am

Anthoknee

NorthC said:

How 'bout God Is Alive? If you can open a song with a line like "God is coming like a dog in heat", then I think that qualifies as weird. confused wink

To have Mavis Staples sing that line ups the weirdness considerably as well! Other tracks I find really unusual are 4 Lust, Fuschia Light, his version of Melody Cool, Purple Music...damn I'm thinking there's more strangeness in his catalog than I initially thought! (The Line is another, see what I mean?) biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 09/01/16 9:37am

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All My Dreams... Pretty cooky.

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Reply #15 posted 09/01/16 11:43am

NorthC

Anthoknee said:



NorthC said:


How 'bout God Is Alive? If you can open a song with a line like "God is coming like a dog in heat", then I think that qualifies as weird. confused wink

To have Mavis Staples sing that line ups the weirdness considerably as well! Other tracks I find really unusual are 4 Lust, Fuschia Light, his version of Melody Cool, Purple Music...damn I'm thinking there's more strangeness in his catalog than I initially thought! (The Line is another, see what I mean?) biggrin


And what about the song he gave to Patti LaBelle, I Hear Your Voice, where he's singing "I even bought a new dress"... Damn! Imagine there's a version in the Vault of Nasty Girl where Prince says, "I need 7 inches or more..." nuts horny
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Reply #16 posted 09/01/16 11:45am

TrevorAyer

4 lust and fushia light are both outstanding! Give em a good chance
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Reply #17 posted 09/01/16 11:48am

IstenSzek

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TrevorAyer said:

4 lust and fushia light are both outstanding! Give em a good chance


indeed, they are great! the long ass fushia light, that just keept going: that beat omfg drool

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Reply #18 posted 09/01/16 11:56am

NorthC

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All My Dreams... Pretty cooky.


This one plus Adonis & Bathsheeba and Our Destiny are Prince at his all time most psychedelic weirdest. Even the Fab Four's Sgt. Pepper and The Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request can't compare in terms of sheer craziness... Amd they used mind altering substances... confuse
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Reply #19 posted 09/01/16 12:48pm

paulludvig

love all the songs mentioned in this thread

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #20 posted 09/01/16 3:12pm

Anthoknee

NorthC said:

Anthoknee said:

To have Mavis Staples sing that line ups the weirdness considerably as well! Other tracks I find really unusual are 4 Lust, Fuschia Light, his version of Melody Cool, Purple Music...damn I'm thinking there's more strangeness in his catalog than I initially thought! (The Line is another, see what I mean?) biggrin

And what about the song he gave to Patti LaBelle, I Hear Your Voice, where he's singing "I even bought a new dress"... Damn! Imagine there's a version in the Vault of Nasty Girl where Prince says, "I need 7 inches or more..." nuts horny

I KNOW! His version of Jealous Girl is just as out there....I've even read joking speculation there may be a demo of Sugar Walls in existence! eek

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Reply #21 posted 09/01/16 3:32pm

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NorthC said:

Damn! Imagine there's a version in the Vault of Nasty Girl where Prince says, "I need 7 inches or more..." nuts horny



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