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Prince
10 May 2018
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Check out Controversy. It really brings the funk!

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sir walter raleigh said
Check out Controversy. It really brings the funk!  

Just the title track alone is worth the album, 7 minutes of stripped-down lean funk that's more fun than the single edit, I just get excited how he uses rhythm like that clap on the 4th of every other bar. In fact, compared to his later work, early albums like Controversy and 1999 are masterpieces of understatement.
 

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Been awhile since i've posted on here. I think Musicology is one of Prince's finest album he's ever made

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15 April 2019
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It's been nearly 3 years since the legendary Purple One has transcended into the next life. Been listening to a lot of his later period lately. Mainly Rave, Musicology, and 3121

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15 April 2019
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RIP Prince!

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15 April 2019
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To have Bowie and Prince leave the earth within three months of one another...knew 2016 would be a lousy year 🙁

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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vonbontee said
To have Bowie and Prince leave the earth within three months of one another...knew 2016 would be a lousy year 🙁

  

It was like the heroes had to return to the almighty cosmos. Especially those 2 and George Michael

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That afterlife band just gets better and better and better.... 🙁

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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PurplishRain said

It was like the heroes had to return to the almighty cosmos. Especially those 2 and George Michael  

"heroes" a-hard-days-night-john-1

vonbontee said
That afterlife band just gets better and better and better.... 🙁  

So I guess they just make the dead mediocre musicians sit on the sidelines? ahdn_george_01

Remember y'all, we all gotta go sometime. Regardless of whether we're good musicians or not. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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Rest in Power, Prince. I'm going to put on Purple Rain in your memory today. 

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21 April 2019
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I'm playing a bunch myself, starting with the selftitled 

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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Dang, I've been at work since two and I totally forgot to play it there paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifBetter late than never I guessmccartney-shrug_01_gif

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21 April 2019
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Did you ever hear "Controversy", Qman?  I don't know that it's my favourite (Dirty Mind => black album is quite a streak), but as an album it's Prince at his most new-wave/post-punk, maybe. 

Speaking of that album, what do we as Beatlefans have to say about that verse in "Annie Christian"?

(Punk version!)

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Von Bontee said

Speaking of that album, what do we as Beatlefans have to say about that verse in "Annie Christian"?

  

I think it's kinda poetic as Annie Christian in my mind represents the killer in society that cannot be stopped

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Here is my Top 100 Prince songs list!!!

https://rateyourmusic.com/list.....gs-ranked/

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I don't think I have heard Controversy beyond the title track, actually. I'll put it on now.

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QuarryMan said
I don't think I have heard Controversy beyond the title track, actually. I'll put it on now.

  

That's my favorite Prince album. My favorite track from that is Probably Private Joy

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PurplishRain said

QuarryMan said

I don't think I have heard Controversy beyond the title track, actually. I'll put it on now.

  

That's my favorite Prince album. My favorite track from that is Probably Private Joy

  

I very much enjoyed it, particularly the title track, which I had heard before. Good album. Now to listen to 1999.

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It took me awhile to get into 1999. I didn't start fully getting into the album until about 6 months ago and now i consider it one of his bests. 

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Thanks for your RYM ranking - there are at least 15-20 I've never heard at all. A good little roadmap...a Purple Book!

(My own ranking, which was never asked for, would have had "1999" much, much higher. And "Delirious" far lower, because that one is truly the "Dizzy Miss Lizzy " of the Prince/Revolution catalog! blue-meanie)

Gonna rewatch "Purple Rain " tonight (saw it maybe twice on cable back in the day) and see if the non-musical bits look any better (or worse!) to me now. 

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