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Reply #30 posted 05/08/18 8:45am

masaba

Gotta be head, dmsr, controversy/mutiny live
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Reply #31 posted 05/08/18 9:36am

TheKid94

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America! Any live version, especially the music video
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Reply #32 posted 05/08/18 9:47am

gandorb

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TrivialPursuit said:


Prince has a lot of heavy R&B songs (Controversy, Let's Work, Cool etc), but the funky ones are different to me. Here are some of them:

DMSR


The Exodus Has Begun


Acknowledge Me


Return of the Bump Squad (especially the October 22, 1995 version)


Race


Billy Jack Bitch


The Dance Electric


Erotic City


Housequake (especially 7 Minute Mo'Quake)


We Can Fuck


Sexy MF


3121





Loving the 90's choices. I'd swap the 22nd Oct version for the 8th June one though.



The best of his songs with NPG were the funkiest, with most of the songs on The Exodus Has Begun album illustrating this point!
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Reply #33 posted 05/08/18 10:25am

williamb610

I forgot about songs like Big Fun and Get Wild.

Add those to the list!!!

Get freaky, let your head bob!

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Reply #34 posted 05/08/18 10:30am

Silvertongue7

Together we’re coming up with a very cool playlist...
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Reply #35 posted 05/08/18 10:49am

djThunderfunk

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La, La, La, He, He, Hee (12" of course)

Head

Come On

Johnny

Return Of The Bump Squad

Get Wild

Partyup

Lady Cab Driver

Love Or $

Soulpsychodelicide

Cindy C

Superfunkycalifragisexy

Housequake
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

Scarlet Pussy
Rebirth Of The Flesh

Electric Chair

Release It

Gett Off

Irresistible Bitch

MPLS
Funky Design
The Exodus Has Begun
Billy Jack Bitch

The Good Life (Big City Remix)

Face Down (NYC Live)

Come On (Remix)

Hide The Bone

3121

F.U.N.K.
Mutiny
Laydown
A Love Bizarre

777-9311

Chocolate

6
10
Cloreen Baconskin
Tricky
Days Of Wild
Shockadelica

Come
Joint 2 Joint
Get Off / The Lubricated Lady

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Reply #36 posted 05/08/18 11:19am

radicalrojo

"Strange Relationhship" is a sneakily funky song.

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Reply #37 posted 05/08/18 12:12pm

RJOrion

LeGrind
Coco Boys
Sexy Dancer
Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
Cloreen Baconskin
Letitgo
Nasty Girl
Gett Off
Housequake
My Medallion
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Reply #38 posted 05/08/18 12:54pm

jimmybgoode

Family Name

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Reply #39 posted 05/08/18 1:01pm

lion88

Days O Wild

The Exodus Has Begun

Musicology

Controversy

D.M.S.R

Housequake

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Reply #40 posted 05/08/18 1:36pm

dodger

gandorb said:

dodger said:



TrivialPursuit said:


Prince has a lot of heavy R&B songs (Controversy, Let's Work, Cool etc), but the funky ones are different to me. Here are some of them:

DMSR


The Exodus Has Begun


Acknowledge Me


Return of the Bump Squad (especially the October 22, 1995 version)


Race


Billy Jack Bitch


The Dance Electric


Erotic City


Housequake (especially 7 Minute Mo'Quake)


We Can Fuck


Sexy MF


3121





Loving the 90's choices. I'd swap the 22nd Oct version for the 8th June one though.



The best of his songs with NPG were the funkiest, with most of the songs on The Exodus Has Begun album illustrating this point!


Indeed a lot of candidates on Exodus and in that 93-95 period in general:

Get Wild
The Good Life (Big City Remix)
Return Of The Bump Squad
Big Fun
The Exodus Has Begun
It's About That Walk
Come (10,000 Wallpaper version)
Race
Funky Design
Mad
Pheromone
Hide The Bone
Acknowledge Me
Billy Jack Bitch
Now
Days Of Wild (The Beautiful Experience version)
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Reply #41 posted 05/08/18 10:57pm

sharpieheartz

Oh man! Prince’s vast catalogue was full of funk. I’ve gotta make a list for this one!
No more peace and quiet, I wonder Y...
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Reply #42 posted 05/09/18 12:22am

riot

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Add ROCKHARD IN A FUNKY PLACE
“The space between the notes, that’s the good part. How long the space is…that’s how funky it is or how funky it ain’t” - Prince
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Reply #43 posted 05/09/18 3:46am

ian

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Head

Let's Work

777 9311

DMSR

Stare

Mutiny

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Reply #44 posted 05/09/18 5:44am

dandan

Nasty Girl. Never been anything like it before or since.

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #45 posted 05/09/18 6:46am

rogifan

Alphabet Street. Love the version he did at North Sea Jazz 2011.

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Reply #46 posted 05/09/18 11:32am

khelm9

RJOrion said:

LeGrind Coco Boys Sexy Dancer Ballad Of Dorothy Parker Cloreen Baconskin Letitgo Nasty Girl Gett Off Housequake My Medallion

Took way too long for someone to say LeGrind. One of his funkiest and best basslines aver.

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Reply #47 posted 05/09/18 11:36am

214

Taurus said:

12” inch version of La,La,La,He,He,Hee

I may agree with you on this.

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Reply #48 posted 05/09/18 11:39am

214

NorthC said:

Scarlet Pussy.

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Reply #49 posted 05/09/18 11:41am

214

RJOrion said:

LeGrind Coco Boys Sexy Dancer Ballad Of Dorothy Parker Cloreen Baconskin Letitgo Nasty Girl Gett Off Housequake My Medallion

A wonderful song, beautiful story one of my all time favorites from him. Havin said that, BODP is anything but funky.

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Reply #50 posted 05/09/18 2:06pm

RJOrion

214 said:

RJOrion said:

LeGrind Coco Boys Sexy Dancer Ballad Of Dorothy Parker Cloreen Baconskin Letitgo Nasty Girl Gett Off Housequake My Medallion

A wonderful song, beautiful story one of my all time favorites from him. Havin said that, BODP is anything but funky.

sheeeeeeit... BODP not funky??...u might need some Q-Tips

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Reply #51 posted 05/09/18 3:23pm

IstenSzek

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PolyVinylAcetateNewPowerSoul

Fishtail!

CaramelCoatedPseudoHappy

DoUDreamInColour?

LoveUTillUrDead

In7MeasuresIWantSomebody2

UGotAnElectricAssBaby

IGotAGuitarThatCanPartTheSea

TrolleyCarsThatJuggle17

HoneyCollectiveDropTheNeedle

NothingCanStopUsNow

GreenEggsAndHam

LookOutAllYouHippies!

Let'sGoFishin'InTheRiverOfLife

NonaUWannaSellThatTape?

NuveauDancin'

OhMahGodIt'sTheGreenMile!

Don'tUTouchSnareOrCymbal

Cap'nCrunchWithSoyMilk

WhatSilenceLooksLike



















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Reply #52 posted 05/09/18 4:03pm

TrivialPursuit

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dandan said:

Nasty Girl. Never been anything like it before or since.


LOL that's straightforward R&B, at best. You should listen to more music.

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Reply #53 posted 05/09/18 11:16pm

Goddess4Real

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That is sooooo easy, Prince's funkiest jam is Purple Music, all 10.40 glorious mins of it music

Prince Becomes a Funk Junkie Addicted to ‘Purple Music': 365 Prince Songs in a Year http://diffuser.fm/prince-purple-music/

To celebrate the incredibly prolific, influential and diverse body of work left behind by Prince, we will be exploring a different song of his each day for an entire year with the series 365 Prince Songs in a Year.


For many casual Prince fans, the words “purple music” call to mind his most beloved song, “Purple Rain," or serve as shorthand for his music in general. For completists, “Purple Music” is one of the longest, weirdest and most coveted unreleased Prince songs. According to Prince Vault, the song “Purple Music” was recorded sometime in 1982 at his Kiowa Trail Home Studio. Rhythmically, the epic 10-minute track fits right in with the extended dance jams of Prince’s fifth album, 1999, which was released later that year.

Purple Music could have been a fitting alternate title for the 1999 album, as four of the songs that made the final cut feature the word: “Automatic” (“Baby you're the purple star in the night supreme.”); “1999” (“The sky was all purple / There were people running everywhere”); “All the Critics Love U In New York” (“Purple love amour is all you’re headed 4”); and “D.M.S.R.” (“Now U can all take a bite of my purple rock”).

The lyrics to “Purple Music” continue a career-long theme in Prince’s songs, about how music – especially his own – provides a better high than any drug. “Don't need no reefer / Don't need cocaine / Purple music does the same to my brain,” Prince sings in an increasingly excited voice that does as good a job at simulating the highs and lows of an actual drug trip as William Shatner’s spoken-word take on “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

“To demonstrate his altered state of mind, his manipulated vocal gradually fades and degenerates over the course of 10 of the punk-funkiest minutes he’s ever recorded. It’s ... amazing,” said Chal Ravens in roundup of Prince rarities for FactMag. “High” from The Chocolate Invasion mirrors the lyrics to “Purple Music” as Prince sings, “Prince gonna get U high.”

In the book Prince: The Man and His Music, author Matt Thorne connects “junkie” themes in many of Prince’s songs, where love, sex and music are often positioned as more powerful than any narcotic. He also connects the dots to another Prince obsession, "Bathtub-related trauma also occurs in the unreleased 'Purple Music,'" Thorne writes, 'the lyrics of which suggest it might have been designed to follow 'Lust U Always' on 1999 or some other proposed album in which Prince's valet (somewhat oddly) asks him what he wants to bathe in and (even more oddly) is severely distressed by Prince's unheard response." The lyric in question comes near the end of the song when Prince speaks in character, "It's time 4 your morning bath, sir / What would you like 2 bathe in this morning? / With all due respect sir, I think that it ... I think that it might ... Oh, oh no / I don't want 2 play anymore."

Other common Prince themes emerge in the song, including God, Jesus and Heaven, "We'll find a sacrifice / 2 get some purple paradise / So nice, purple paradise is so nice," and his take on organized religion, "Some people can't understand / Just being inside a church don't make a righteous man." Prince also discusses the evolution of his own sound, "Don't need no cymbals, no saxophone / Just need 2 find me a style of my own."

Near the end of his life, “Purple Music” finally found its way into Prince’s setlists. PrinceVault notes the song made its live debut on July 23, 2010 in a medley of “All the Critics Love U in New York” before being added to the 2016 Piano and a Microphone tour under a new title, “Welcome 2 the Freedom Galaxy”. This second wind indicates Prince may have re-recorded the song at some point in the last decade. Time will tell if the well-circulated studio demos, a remake, or a live recording will see the light of day on an official posthumous Prince release.

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Reply #54 posted 05/10/18 5:35am

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It's official: many orgers have a poor understanding of what funk is, as a genre.
But since Prince put a spoon (or more) of funk in almost everything he recorded, that's forgivable.


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No Child's a failure
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Reply #55 posted 05/10/18 6:47am

214

bonatoc said:

It's official: many orgers have a poor understanding of what funk is, as a genre.
But since Prince put a spoon (or more) of funk in almost everything he recorded, that's forgivable.


Illustrate us then, please.

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Reply #56 posted 05/10/18 11:44am

dandan

TrivialPursuit said:

dandan said:

Nasty Girl. Never been anything like it before or since.


LOL that's straightforward R&B, at best. You should listen to more music.


Get over yourself. Nasty Girl is funky as FUCK.


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Reply #57 posted 05/10/18 11:45am

dandan

bonatoc said:

It's official: many orgers have a poor understanding of what funk is, as a genre.
But since Prince put a spoon (or more) of funk in almost everything he recorded, that's forgivable.



Well then it's a good job the question wasn't:

'What Prince song fits the most snuggly into the funk genre, ala James Brown, Parliment etc.'


I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #58 posted 05/10/18 12:47pm

RJOrion

bonatoc said:

It's official: many orgers have a poor understanding of what funk is, as a genre.
But since Prince put a spoon (or more) of funk in almost everything he recorded, that's forgivable.


i dig what you're saying in regards to the technical/literal definition of funk...but a song can still be funky without adhering to the literal definition of funk

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Reply #59 posted 05/10/18 1:29pm

djThunderfunk

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"Literal definition of funk"?

Is there one? In his book, Funk: The Music, The People, And The Rhythm Of The One, author Rickey Vincent quotes Village Voice writer, Barry Walters: "Trying to put that thang called funk into words is like trying to write down your orgasm. Both thrive in that gap in time when words fall away, leaving nothing but sensation." And George Clinton has said "Funk is whatever it needs to be, at the time that it is."

Much of Prince's music, whether it be rock, pop, r&B, soul, new wave, etc... is FUNKY, because Prince himself was funky. Of course, a track can be funky without necessarily being "funk" music.

Funk defies definition.

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