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Thread started 04/21/19 3:15am

a3poify

Loose! and Nine Inch Nails?

I first heard Loose not too long ago, and I immediately made a connection between the sound of it and some of the earlier Nine Inch Nails work. The first connection I made was with Kinda I Want To albeit a faster version of it. Although Come came out only months after The Downward Spiral and Loose was recorded in early 1994, probably before that album released, it's fully possible that Prince may have heard some of that album before it released, or that him and Trent Reznor were coming from the same place, as the records seem to share some characteristics. What does everyone else think?

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Reply #1 posted 04/21/19 7:30am

SPYZFAN1

It's possible. I read that P used to blast "Pretty Hate Machine" in his car. Did you ever hear the story how P dissed Trent?(lol)

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Reply #2 posted 04/21/19 7:37am

ufoclub

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I'm fairly certain Prince was thinking of the "Pretty Hate Machine" vibe when making that mix and video for "Loose"

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/19 8:11am

Neversin

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ufoclub said:

I'm fairly certain Prince was thinking of the "Pretty Hate Machine" vibe when making that mix and video for "Loose"


Prince was heavily into "Broken" and he even had the VHS boot of it along with some GG Allin video boots he was digging back then...

Neversin.

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Reply #4 posted 04/21/19 10:37am

billymeade

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Ringfinger samples Alphabet St., and Closer bears a passing resemblance to Screams of Passion. "Into the Void" is another Princely tune. I'm sure P had respect for Trent as a fellow "one man band". I can't imagine him watching GG Allin, though, that's nuts!
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/19 10:56am

luv2tha99s

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Loose sounds more like some early Prodigy than NIN. Apparently he dug them too, can't remeber where I read that tho.
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/19 11:30am

pld71

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I always attributed the sound of Loose to his engineer Bryan Black's influence.

http://www.chosenbythefun...bryanblack Article shows pic of Paisley:)
https://youtu.be/PEE76S8o18w
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/19 11:32am

IstenSzek

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i always thought that "da bang" was a bit NIN influenced as well, in how it goes from
very nice and calm to absolutely nuts and back to calm in 0.1 seconds.

there's elements of the NIN spectrum in "what's my name?", too.




and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #8 posted 04/21/19 7:42pm

Krystalkisses

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Yeah that song does have a NIN vibe for sure. That sound was really hot in the '90s i remember. Prince did a good job co opting the style, I thought.
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Reply #9 posted 04/22/19 8:30pm

SteveWask

Neversin said:

ufoclub said:

I'm fairly certain Prince was thinking of the "Pretty Hate Machine" vibe when making that mix and video for "Loose"


Prince was heavily into "Broken" and he even had the VHS boot of it along with some GG Allin video boots he was digging back then...

Neversin.

Is that a joke? Prince was a fan of GG Allin? biggrin GG is rather amusing!

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Reply #10 posted 04/22/19 10:38pm

Mikado

I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.
A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #11 posted 04/23/19 2:43am

ufoclub

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Mikado said:

I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.

Wouldn't Loose have been recorded before Prince would have heard any Prodigy? Guessing it was recorded in 1993

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Reply #12 posted 04/23/19 4:46am

a3poify

ufoclub said:

Mikado said:

I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.

Wouldn't Loose have been recorded before Prince would have heard any Prodigy? Guessing it was recorded in 1993

The first Prodigy album came out in September 1992 and the first single, Charly, was released in 1991, so it's possible Prince would have heard these tracks in clubs around that time (although at that point the Prodigy were far more popular in the UK and hadn't crossed over into the US mainstream)

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Reply #13 posted 04/23/19 4:59am

CatB

When I first met Prince after the European Music Awards in November '94 the Prodigy were also there, staying at the same hotel. Mayte was posing with them and they seemed to be fans of each other but Prince didn't look familiar with them although 1994 was their big break with NO GOOD which also made them known outside the UK.

They also played their "Voodoo People" over the speakers at the main show tent right after Prince had finished the show with PEACH.

All this was after LOOSE!
"Time is space spent with U"
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Reply #14 posted 04/23/19 5:00am

Mikado

ufoclub said:



Mikado said:


I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.


Wouldn't Loose have been recorded before Prince would have heard any Prodigy? Guessing it was recorded in 1993



That's true, but I feel like the whole vaguely acid house, big beat-ish sound had been circulating in clubs for a little while before Prodigy made it big.

It could have been that Prince just happened to stumble onto the Loose sound by combining different things he had heard over the years.
A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #15 posted 04/23/19 10:12am

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Mikado said:

I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.

^^^this dude... lol

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c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #16 posted 04/24/19 9:43pm

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Mikado said:

I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.


This and only this. Sounds like something off the second half of Music for the Jilted Generation.

now i know what this is all about. now i know exactly what i am.
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Reply #17 posted 05/14/19 2:06pm

rdhull

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SleezyG said:

Mikado said:

I always heard more Prodigy than Nine Inch Nails.


This and only this. Sounds like something off the second half of Music for the Jilted Generation.

Prince wasnt lstening to no damn Prodigy lol.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #18 posted 05/14/19 2:53pm

jfenster

dont u'all think "my violent heart" is in the vain of "Whats my name?"......????

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Reply #19 posted 05/14/19 8:41pm

Mikado

rdhull said:

SleezyG said:


This and only this. Sounds like something off the second half of Music for the Jilted Generation.

Prince wasnt lstening to no damn Prodigy lol.


nah, he surely was.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #20 posted 05/14/19 11:40pm

JorisE73

rdhull said:

SleezyG said:


This and only this. Sounds like something off the second half of Music for the Jilted Generation.

Prince wasnt lstening to no damn Prodigy lol.


He himself was spinning The Prodigy at one of the Glam Slam parties I visited in the 90's.

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Reply #21 posted 05/15/19 1:20am

yello1

JorisE73 said:

rdhull said:

Prince wasnt lstening to no damn Prodigy lol.


He himself was spinning The Prodigy at one of the Glam Slam parties I visited in the 90's.

eek

What other music do you remember that he spinning at those Glam Slam parties ?

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Reply #22 posted 05/15/19 3:05am

JorisE73

yello1 said:

JorisE73 said:


He himself was spinning The Prodigy at one of the Glam Slam parties I visited in the 90's.

eek

What other music do you remember that he spinning at those Glam Slam parties ?

Early 90's Hip-Hop and that Euro-dance garbage.

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Reply #23 posted 05/15/19 9:27am

yello1

JorisE73 said:

yello1 said:

eek

What other music do you remember that he spinning at those Glam Slam parties ?

Early 90's Hip-Hop and that Euro-dance garbage.

biggrin thank u!

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