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Thread started 07/10/17 5:31pm

PurpleYoda3121

What is it about Head that made Prince want to segue into it from I Want To Be Your Lover?

And why did it sound good? As far as my nonmusical mind can tell it's either because they have a similar beat or synth hook?
U fall in love 2 fast and hate 2 soon
And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #1 posted 07/12/17 12:27am

khill95

PurpleYoda3121 said:

And why did it sound good? As far as my nonmusical mind can tell it's either because they have a similar beat or synth hook?



I think it represents his transition from teenage lust to adult sexual desire. No more shyness, just straight up nastiness. And live, they both work at the same beats per minute, with similar beats, so that's why it's an easy transition.
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Reply #2 posted 07/12/17 5:00am

PurpleYoda3121

That makes sense, thank you!
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Reply #3 posted 07/12/17 6:09am

djThunderfunk

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Also, the beat offers a nice transition. wink

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/17 9:04am

khill95

I guess lyrically it makes sense too. "I wanna be the only one you come for." And how will that happen? He says so right in the title of the next song. lol
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Reply #5 posted 07/12/17 9:38am

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Where is this alleged segue?

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #6 posted 07/12/17 9:51am

djThunderfunk

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Genesia said:

Where is this alleged segue?


Dirty Mind Tour & Controversy Tour.

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Reply #7 posted 07/15/17 9:27am

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djThunderfunk said:

Genesia said:

Where is this alleged segue?


Dirty Mind Tour & Controversy Tour.

Also for the early Parade shows and Lovesexy tour as well. Always noticed it but never thought too much into it lol the Lover outro combined with the abrupt funk stomp of Head's beat makes for an effective contrast I guess

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Reply #8 posted 07/16/17 6:02am

PurpleYoda3121

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Where is this alleged segue?

Oh sorry, I meant during live shows.

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And take 4 granted the feeling’s mutual
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Reply #9 posted 07/17/17 9:32am

droppingdishes

PurpleYoda3121 said:

And why did it sound good? As far as my nonmusical mind can tell it's either because they have a similar beat or synth hook?


Same tempo.
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Reply #10 posted 07/17/17 9:38am

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I guess he figured "I Wanna Be Ur Lover" was the best song he had that allowed him to set up "Head" by screaming - "Enough of that tame shit! Who wants some Head?!?"

And he made a good choice, IMO.

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