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Thread started 07/09/17 1:57pm

EnDoRpHn

What do these songs have in common?

Prince - Gotta Stop (Messin' About)

The Time - After Hi School

Vanity 6 - He's So Dull

Prince - Horny Toad

Vanity 6 - Drive Me Wild

Prince - Velvet Kitty Kat

The Time - Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody

Prince - Do It All Night

Prince - Turn It Up

Vanity 6 - Bite the Beat

Prince - Delirious

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Reply #1 posted 07/09/17 2:58pm

LeGrinde

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nothing from 20Ten or Mplsound? I'm sure it is something about the linn drum (otherwise Broken might fit in as well)

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Reply #2 posted 07/09/17 2:58pm

LeGrinde

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EnDoRpHn said:

Prince - Gotta Stop (Messin' About)

The Time - After Hi School

Vanity 6 - He's So Dull

Prince - Horny Toad

Vanity 6 - Drive Me Wild

Prince - Velvet Kitty Kat

The Time - Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody

Prince - Do It All Night

Prince - Turn It Up

Vanity 6 - Bite the Beat

Prince - Delirious

Did Dez co-write all?

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Reply #3 posted 07/09/17 3:09pm

tishal

Bump bump
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Reply #4 posted 07/09/17 3:36pm

OrangeClock

Prince wrote all of them
The good ol' days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
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Reply #5 posted 07/09/17 6:56pm

mbdtyler

Okay, I'm really curious to know what the common thread is here

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Reply #6 posted 07/09/17 7:37pm

rdhull

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mbdtyler said:

Okay, I'm really curious to know what the common thread is here

theyre all rock-a-fella...I mean rock-a-billy based

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #7 posted 07/09/17 7:47pm

luvgirl

Having Delirious in it throws me off... hmmm
I just want you here, I just want you near me baby, cause I'm scared I'll cry, I love you like crazy.
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Reply #8 posted 07/09/17 7:53pm

TrivialPursuit

rdhull said:

mbdtyler said:

Okay, I'm really curious to know what the common thread is here

theyre all rock-a-fella...I mean rock-a-billy based


That's my answers too. In fact, just today in the car, I was shuffling 4ever, and mentioned to my roommate that I always loved when Prince delved into rockabilly.

If it's the rockabilly similarities, then "Jack U Off" belongs on there. If not, no idea what they all have in common.

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Reply #9 posted 07/09/17 9:00pm

EnDoRpHn

TrivialPursuit said:



rdhull said:




mbdtyler said:


Okay, I'm really curious to know what the common thread is here



theyre all rock-a-fella...I mean rock-a-billy based




That's my answers too. In fact, just today in the car, I was shuffling 4ever, and mentioned to my roommate that I always loved when Prince delved into rockabilly.

If it's the rockabilly similarities, then "Jack U Off" belongs on there. If not, no idea what they all have in common.


Bingo.

I had a fleeting thought to include something from 'Controversy' but it "fleeted".
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Reply #10 posted 07/10/17 1:52am

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I'd argue that Do it All Night and Gotta Stop Messin About don't really have any rockabilly in them, they're more a blend of funk and jerky new wave, kinda like the Devo-ish stuff Andre Cymone was doing on his first album.

Actually, ok this is trainspotter territory but why not, if you dig up your Paris 1981 bootleg you'll find that Andre changes the bass line in Do it All Night to a much more straightforward scale that sounds a bit more rockabilly.

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Reply #11 posted 07/10/17 5:55am

RJOrion

Do It All Night doesnt fit...its not rockabilly
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Reply #12 posted 07/10/17 6:22am

mbdtyler

Yeah, some of these songs are way more more new wave than rockabilly. At first I was thinking maybe they all shared the same kind of weird, squiggly synth tone (Gotta Stop, Horny Toad, Delirious) but that theory went out the window real quick.

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Reply #13 posted 07/10/17 7:07am

rdhull

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mbdtyler said:

Yeah, some of these songs are way more more new wave than rockabilly.

Not at the heart of them. Take away the synths etc and get to the essence of the song with guitar etc and the rock-a-billy Elvis type shit is exposed

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #14 posted 07/10/17 7:29am

mbdtyler

rdhull said:

mbdtyler said:

Yeah, some of these songs are way more more new wave than rockabilly.

Not at the heart of them. Take away the synths etc and get to the essence of the song with guitar etc and the rock-a-billy Elvis type shit is exposed

Still not hearing it. I might not be a rockabilly connoisseur, but I think there's a difference between just straight pop-rock songs and rockabilly. Kiss started out as a bluesy acoustic demo, doesn't mean that the finished version is a blues song.

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Reply #15 posted 07/10/17 9:28am

rdhull

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mbdtyler said:



rdhull said:




mbdtyler said:


Yeah, some of these songs are way more more new wave than rockabilly.



Not at the heart of them. Take away the synths etc and get to the essence of the song with guitar etc and the rock-a-billy Elvis type shit is exposed



Still not hearing it. I might not be a rockabilly connoisseur, but I think there's a difference between just straight pop-rock songs and rockabilly. Kiss started out as a bluesy acoustic demo, doesn't mean that the finished version is a blues song.



Well no shut. It means it started out as a bluesy song.
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #16 posted 07/10/17 5:44pm

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If you don't hear rockabilly in Delirious and Horny Toad then you need to actually go and listen to some rockabilly.

The others are a bit more iffy though, it depends a lot on what is going on in the backing, don't forget he also managed to turn Lets Pretend We're Married into a rockabilly stomp on the Purple Rain shows.

I think the 12" version of Drive me Wild leans a lot more in that direction than the album version; sometimes it's just the smallest things...

[Edited 7/10/17 17:45pm]

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Reply #17 posted 07/10/17 6:05pm

TrivialPursuit

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If you don't hear rockabilly in Delirious and Horny Toad then you need to actually go and listen to some rockabilly.



I agree. If someone doesn't hear rockabilly in "Horny Toad", are they alive??? It's a close sibling to "Jack U Off" and married to "Gotta Stop".

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Reply #18 posted 07/10/17 6:38pm

mbdtyler

TrivialPursuit said:

jaawwnn said:

If you don't hear rockabilly in Delirious and Horny Toad then you need to actually go and listen to some rockabilly.



I agree. If someone doesn't hear rockabilly in "Horny Toad", are they alive??? It's a close sibling to "Jack U Off" and married to "Gotta Stop".

Those are indisputably inspired by rockabilly, I don't think anyone has said otherwise. But there are definitely songs on that above list that DON'T have that feel. Where did the OP run off to, they need to come back and give us an answer to this lol

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Reply #19 posted 07/10/17 10:22pm

EnDoRpHn

mbdtyler said:



TrivialPursuit said:




jaawwnn said:


If you don't hear rockabilly in Delirious and Horny Toad then you need to actually go and listen to some rockabilly.





I agree. If someone doesn't hear rockabilly in "Horny Toad", are they alive??? It's a close sibling to "Jack U Off" and married to "Gotta Stop".



Those are indisputably inspired by rockabilly, I don't think anyone has said otherwise. But there are definitely songs on that above list that DON'T have that feel. Where did the OP run off to, they need to come back and give us an answer to this lol


Like what?
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Reply #20 posted 07/11/17 6:17am

mbdtyler

Oh shit, I missed your previous reply in this thread, sorry.

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