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    Will update OP but for now

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  • This highkey my favorite Prince thing ever, video, song, performance, vocal, jam, solo, everything:

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    This highkey my favorite Prince thing ever, video, song, performance, vocal, jam, solo, everything:

    https://youtu.be/UH5RM_h5eQ4

    can i play my guitar?

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  • canon

    can i play my guitar?

    If someone ask me what’s Prince all about I just show em that

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    If someone ask me what’s Prince all about I just show em that

    this is sick man, he's a bad mfer

  • canon

    this is sick man, he's a bad mfer

    One of a kind

    Haven’t listened yet to posthumous releases how is it?

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    One of a kind

    Haven’t listened yet to posthumous releases how is it?

    Definitely, one of a kind

    Only heard the Originals album so far, it's pretty dope. Hearing the og takes of The Time songs man.

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  • Idk what the general consensus is but son.. the Love Symbol album

  • SegaDreamFlash

    Idk what the general consensus is but son.. the Love Symbol album

    haha yea that's a slap, npg era was insane!

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    One of a kind

    Haven’t listened yet to posthumous releases how is it?

    Originals is great! Hearing him do original takes of The Time, Vanity 6 & Bengals songs is crazy

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    This highkey my favorite Prince thing ever, video, song, performance, vocal, jam, solo, everything:

    https://youtu.be/UH5RM_h5eQ4

    I miss the G.O.A.T.

  • When doves cry best Prince song OAT

  • What era is best to listen for his music? Like a run where he was ok his prime

  • Ronald_Vegan

    What era is best to listen for his music? Like a run where he was ok his prime

    Almost every album

    But it wasn’t okay, he was just amazing/great all the time,

    Very few songs I can point to & say ‘ you can keep that’

    One album I have no interest in hearing is the lp he didn’t produce. That sounded like a garage band effort.

    And the house remixes by other producers on singles. When he started doing that instead of his crazy b sides he made, I think that’s

    I lost count at all amazing keyboard/synth lines
    Lead guitar lines rhythm guitar lines
    Killer electric bass lines
    Sick dlive drums/ drum programming
    Beautiful lead vocals/harmonies

    But no I think his peak of being whatever is a fallacy. The only time prince slacked is what I said above & when he would give
    his music collaborators music to work on. Some of the protege songwriting work,

    Part of the reason why I think peak time is so difficult, no one could guess when he wrote something if he did pull something from the shelf unless it had an obvious signature instrument like Linn drum machine or a oberheim. If he re-recorded it, no one knew. He would re-record it and they had no clue what year it was from.

    The other reason is he would prove to band members and take the elevator to the vault & bring up one reel & just start laughing in their face when they hit playback. He could always silence a critic or a musician that didn’t know his work.

    He was macchivelian. When he did the Super Bowl, he deliberately chose the foo fighters song to shut down anyone saying he couldn’t do hard rock. It was also a message to Dave Grohl. ‘ you covered one of my song’s but watch what I can do with any of yours’

    With someone like this, you couldn’t guess what he did next.

    I think the problem is, people see prince’s peak in a delusional definition : most see it in terms of his greatest music is his hit records, that’s just silly to equate greatness in terms of hit records with an artist like this or any brilliant/ great artist.

    With someone like this, you have to look at the whole catalog & that includes the material he hid away not because he was ashamed, but because he thought no one deserved to hear it at this moment.

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  • Was gonna make this thread today after hearing those unreleased joints on the 1999 deluxe collection

  • AudioConsulting

    Almost every album

    But it wasn’t okay, he was just amazing/great all the time,

    Very few songs I can point to & say ‘ you can keep that’

    One album I have no interest in hearing is the lp he didn’t produce. That sounded like a garage band effort.

    And the house remixes by other producers on singles. When he started doing that instead of his crazy b sides he made, I think that’s

    I lost count at all amazing keyboard/synth lines
    Lead guitar lines rhythm guitar lines
    Killer electric bass lines
    Sick dlive drums/ drum programming
    Beautiful lead vocals/harmonies

    But no I think his peak of being whatever is a fallacy. The only time prince slacked is what I said above & when he would give
    his music collaborators music to work on. Some of the protege songwriting work,

    Part of the reason why I think peak time is so difficult, no one could guess when he wrote something if he did pull something from the shelf unless it had an obvious signature instrument like Linn drum machine or a oberheim. If he re-recorded it, no one knew. He would re-record it and they had no clue what year it was from.

    The other reason is he would prove to band members and take the elevator to the vault & bring up one reel & just start laughing in their face when they hit playback. He could always silence a critic or a musician that didn’t know his work.

    He was macchivelian. When he did the Super Bowl, he deliberately chose the foo fighters song to shut down anyone saying he couldn’t do hard rock. It was also a message to Dave Grohl. ‘ you covered one of my song’s but watch what I can do with any of yours’

    With someone like this, you couldn’t guess what he did next.

    I think the problem is, people see prince’s peak in a delusional definition : most see it in terms of his greatest music is his hit records, that’s just silly to equate greatness in terms of hit records with an artist like this or any brilliant/ great artist.

    With someone like this, you have to look at the whole catalog & that includes the material he hid away not because he was ashamed, but because he thought no one deserved to hear it at this moment.

    We need more eccentric artists like him, love him so much

  • AudioConsulting

    Almost every album

    But it wasn’t okay, he was just amazing/great all the time,

    Very few songs I can point to & say ‘ you can keep that’

    One album I have no interest in hearing is the lp he didn’t produce. That sounded like a garage band effort.

    And the house remixes by other producers on singles. When he started doing that instead of his crazy b sides he made, I think that’s

    I lost count at all amazing keyboard/synth lines
    Lead guitar lines rhythm guitar lines
    Killer electric bass lines
    Sick dlive drums/ drum programming
    Beautiful lead vocals/harmonies

    But no I think his peak of being whatever is a fallacy. The only time prince slacked is what I said above & when he would give
    his music collaborators music to work on. Some of the protege songwriting work,

    Part of the reason why I think peak time is so difficult, no one could guess when he wrote something if he did pull something from the shelf unless it had an obvious signature instrument like Linn drum machine or a oberheim. If he re-recorded it, no one knew. He would re-record it and they had no clue what year it was from.

    The other reason is he would prove to band members and take the elevator to the vault & bring up one reel & just start laughing in their face when they hit playback. He could always silence a critic or a musician that didn’t know his work.

    He was macchivelian. When he did the Super Bowl, he deliberately chose the foo fighters song to shut down anyone saying he couldn’t do hard rock. It was also a message to Dave Grohl. ‘ you covered one of my song’s but watch what I can do with any of yours’

    With someone like this, you couldn’t guess what he did next.

    I think the problem is, people see prince’s peak in a delusional definition : most see it in terms of his greatest music is his hit records, that’s just silly to equate greatness in terms of hit records with an artist like this or any brilliant/ great artist.

    With someone like this, you have to look at the whole catalog & that includes the material he hid away not because he was ashamed, but because he thought no one deserved to hear it at this moment.

    We'll put . So even his late career projects might as well be old material

  • Ronald_Vegan

    We'll put . So even his late career projects might as well be old material

    I’d say so. The best way I could describe him is what Bowie was for the uk, Prince was that for the USA.

    These were artists who always had musicians - engineers - designers - as muses 24-7

    They always had the atypical around them. But Bowie & prince were always ahead of everyone in their pop stratosphere because of that.

    Both weren’t satisfied just providing a riff, they would do that if the radio demanded it but quickly show the world something else.

    It’s always tough when someone that brilliant is examined for peak work. Especially on the recorded performance level they were at.

    The type of genius where they originally made a throwaway song like let’s dance or kiss.

    Both versions were reworked by other musicians. Niles & Bernard for Bowie, Maserati for Prince.

    But also the genius that says ‘ hold on, I like this now!’ I think that’s what separates a prince from others.

    I think we forget s*** like when prince wrote ‘7’ in one day. He would hang the microphone over the desk & mix his vocal harmonies the same time he was singing, 🤯🤯

    Then his whole band would be dumbfounded, you hear like all these complex vocal harmonies with a simple chord progression & a r&b loop.

    Then let’s put the music aside & look at the lyrics 😳😳😳 it’s crazy how he basically uses acoustic guitar folk like strum & tells a story of book of revelations but makes it incredibly catchy.

    One of the secrets to prince , I think he’s a musical hypnotist. He knows what an ear responds to. If you listen to ‘7’ you hear this percussive bell sound almost, that’s because prince would use finger cymbals from time to time on his recordings. Combine the finger cymbals with the electric sitar & you have the listener in a trance,

    When you listen to that, it sounds like it was channeled from a dream & summoned at Will from his mind,

  • Ronald_Vegan

    What era is best to listen for his music? Like a run where he was ok his prime

    sign o the times era

  • honestly its even hard to pinpoint the "best" prince era because he was so f***ing good

  • These 1999 bonus songs a real treat. Man was incredible

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