Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:53 AM
I'll start it off - he's the most badass midget in the world. But above all that though, he's a fuckin' giant.
Cool things about Prince;
*Dude wasn't out of his teens and manages to convince Warner Brothers to not only sign him, but let him produce, arrange and play everything on his albums. I bet the label were ready to jump in and say "we knew you'd fuck it up", but the kid was fuckin' good.
*Prince is badass even when singing in falsetto. Who else in history has been able to do the same?
*He's probably banged every woman that teenagers have beaten off to for the past 25 years. Kim Basinger? Fucked her (most) probably. Carmen Electra? Named her for fuck's sake. All this while being the most badass midget in the world.
*Half those women he banged probably wanted an album out of him first. So he wrote and produced albums for them. Badass...
*Opened up for the Rolling Stones dressed in drag. Even if it got him chased off stage it's still awesome.
*He's the best guitar player that no one's ever name-checked. It's always Hendrix this, Page that, Clapton or Van Halen the other thing. But this guy's a dynamo.
*His dress sense. If it were anyone else (apart from David Lee Roth) up there in ass-less pants, you'd think it was a gimmick. Then there's the mask over his eyes, the hairstyles (such as in the 'I Wanna Be Your Lover' video), the latest Pimps-R-Us gear he's been getting around in for the last decade.
*The unreleased stuff. Fuck, there's so much of this stuff. Who out there's heard the song 'Vibrator'? That shit's ridiculous, but somehow he managed to
convince whoever is singing it (Lisa Coleman maybe?) to sing it. Then there's stuff like 'Electric Intercourse', where because it's Prince it's acceptable to even contemplate making a song called 'Electric Intercourse' and have it be about electric shocks you get while fucking someone.
*He still looks like he's a teenager. He still sings like he's a teenager and he plays his instruments better than he did when he was a teenager. None of those things are really possible in the music industry.
*He was the worst rapper in the history of the world ever, but he kept doing it because he didn't give a fuck. Need an example? Check out the awful bridge on the otherwise awesome 'Endorphinmachine'.
*Dude comes up with song names like 'Endorphinmachine'.
*In 1987, he was going to do a single album called Dream Factory. That then turned into a double album. Then the double album got scrapped and he planned a triple album called Crystal Ball. That idea got scrapped, but in the mean time he'd made an album by 'Camille' which had the songs like 'Strange Relationship' etc.. on it. That was going to be released but it got scrapped and some songs got used on Sign O the Times, which was a released double album. Then he recorded and was weeks away from releasing The Black Album. That got cancelled and in early 1988 he put out Lovesexy. That's an insane amount of music.
So many more, but I'll pass it on to everyone else...
Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:31 AM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:32 AM
There's a real nice DVD of him in Vegas, check that out if you haven't.
3121 has really grown on me also.
I still thought his Superbowl performance was just OK, but the guitar solo rocked.
Posted 13 July 2007 - 11:38 AM
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:07 PM
Read all of my stupid song parodies here. Latest song improved/ruined: "Once Again" by Girl Talk.
Listen to my stupid song parodies, recorded a capella via cell phone, at vocalo.org .(search 'agrimorfee')
Read the slowly developing history of classic putative rock band The Anderson Council at my cheap, bland blog
Might as well throw my Last.fm page here, too.
Posted 13 July 2007 - 01:04 PM
And Carlos Boozer hates him for trashing his house.
Even if he wasn't a musical genius, he's worthy of praise for this alone!
Posted 13 July 2007 - 02:02 PM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:13 PM
MV's blog: http://h-b-e.blogspot.com
MV's other blog about every mixtape he's ever made: http://mixedreaction.blogspot.com
"Our clique is the world. The world is our clique"
Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:15 PM
There are some people that it's hard to imagine what they'd do if they weren't making music. Prince is one of them. Mick Jagger is another one. Business degree or not, I can't see him running a bank.
In another universe he drives a cab.
Still waiting for Slackmo to delete this thread.
Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:55 PM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:11 PM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:21 PM
*The unreleased stuff. Fuck, there's so much of this stuff. Who out there's heard the song 'Vibrator'? That shit's ridiculous, but somehow he managed to convince whoever is singing it (Lisa Coleman maybe?) to sing it. Then there's stuff like 'Electric Intercourse', where because it's Prince it's acceptable to even contemplate making a song called 'Electric Intercourse' and have it be about electric shocks you get while fucking someone.
Man, I just downloaded a 20 CD set of his outtakes. 20 CDs!! Not a single repeated song. Insane. Haven't heard Vibrator yet, but looking forward to it and all 5 million other outtakes and songs on there. Prolific doesn't begin to describe the man's output.
Posted 13 July 2007 - 05:08 PM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 05:31 PM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:20 PM
Adding to Campaigner's list of thoughts:
He's arguably the best live performer of the last 25 years.
Pound for pound, there is none better. (See, cause he's so small...)
Plus he sincerely wants to fuck the taste out of your mouth. That's got to count for something.
I have to agree with a few posts back - 3121 is a grower. Black Sweat indeed.
Guitar and Chelsea Rodgers are, after one listen, standouts from the new album.