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Thread started 03/16/20 5:03am

wilmer

Does Lavaux sound like Shake your Body?

Ever since I heard Lavaux I cant shake the feeling that the riff in the chorus sounds like the bassline in Shake your Body. I don't know, wanted to get your opinion.
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Reply #1 posted 03/16/20 5:16am

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Yes, and he was playing Shake Your Body live around that time period as well so perhaps it evolved from jamming on it? Having said that, if it's a lift of anything it's Automatic by the Pointer Sisters.


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Reply #2 posted 03/16/20 5:56am

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jaawwnn said:

Yes, and he was playing Shake Your Body live around that time period as well so perhaps it evolved from jamming on it? Having said that, if it's a lift of anything it's Automatic by the Pointer Sisters.


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Reply #3 posted 03/16/20 8:28am

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jaawwnn said:

Yes, and he was playing Shake Your Body live around that time period as well so perhaps it evolved from jamming on it? Having said that, if it's a lift of anything it's Automatic by the Pointer Sisters.


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DEFINITELY sounds like "Automatic"... a little too much... i still like it though
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Reply #4 posted 03/16/20 10:50am

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RJOrion said:

jaawwnn said:

Yes, and he was playing Shake Your Body live around that time period as well so perhaps it evolved from jamming on it? Having said that, if it's a lift of anything it's Automatic by the Pointer Sisters.


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DEFINITELY sounds like "Automatic"... a little too much... i still like it though

Knowing Prince and the way he could fancy petty revenges over little things sometimes, it could have been intentional, as in "they stole the title of one of my songs, I'm gonna steal the groove of theirs" lol But I guess we'll never know unless he told an associate at the time.

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Reply #5 posted 03/16/20 11:04am

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Except you can't copyright the title of a song, so there's nothing to "steal." Prince certainly had some distinctive song titles, but "Automatic" wasn't one of 'em.

On point: I can see where people hear "Shake Your Body" in "Lavaux." And perhaps it's possible because he was playing that a lot on the Prince 20Ten Tour. (Wasn't he mixing it with "Mountains?") But the "Automatic" reference from Pointer Sisters seems more...pointed. (See what I did there?!)

One wonders if the guys who wrote "Automatic" didn't take a shine from "Shake Your Body" first.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #6 posted 03/16/20 11:05am

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databank said:

RJOrion said:

jaawwnn said: DEFINITELY sounds like "Automatic"... a little too much... i still like it though

Knowing Prince and the way he could fancy petty revenges over little things sometimes, it could have been intentional, as in "they stole the title of one of my songs, I'm gonna steal the groove of theirs" lol But I guess we'll never know unless he told an associate at the time.

"Automatic" and "Dance Electric"... something fishy about this.

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Reply #7 posted 03/16/20 11:25am

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databank said:



RJOrion said:


jaawwnn said:

Yes, and he was playing Shake Your Body live around that time period as well so perhaps it evolved from jamming on it? Having said that, if it's a lift of anything it's Automatic by the Pointer Sisters.



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DEFINITELY sounds like "Automatic"... a little too much... i still like it though

Knowing Prince and the way he could fancy petty revenges over little things sometimes, it could have been intentional, as in "they stole the title of one of my songs, I'm gonna steal the groove of theirs" lol But I guess we'll never know unless he told an associate at the time.




lol... i wondered that same exact thing.
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Reply #8 posted 03/16/20 11:45am

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noobman said:

databank said:

Knowing Prince and the way he could fancy petty revenges over little things sometimes, it could have been intentional, as in "they stole the title of one of my songs, I'm gonna steal the groove of theirs" lol But I guess we'll never know unless he told an associate at the time.

"Automatic" and "Dance Electric"... something fishy about this.

Oh yeah true I'd forgotten about Dance Electric. Yeah, that one is even more obvious, so maybe P took his revenge twice lol lol lol

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Reply #9 posted 03/16/20 12:06pm

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Dance Electric was written, recorded and released before Prince at least recorded his own The Dance Electric.

The entire Contact album is heavily influenced by Prince 1999 album for sure though.

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Reply #10 posted 03/16/20 1:47pm

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jaawwnn said:

Dance Electric was written, recorded and released before Prince at least recorded his own The Dance Electric.

The entire Contact album is heavily influenced by Prince 1999 album for sure though.

Yeah that's what we're saying, P's Dance Electric = retatliation for Pointer Sisters' Automatic. Which is on Break Out BTW not contact, but I haven't heard Contact yet so it's probably just as much a child of 1999.

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Reply #11 posted 03/18/20 4:27am

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databank said:

jaawwnn said:

Dance Electric was written, recorded and released before Prince at least recorded his own The Dance Electric.

The entire Contact album is heavily influenced by Prince 1999 album for sure though.

Yeah that's what we're saying, P's Dance Electric = retatliation for Pointer Sisters' Automatic. Which is on Break Out BTW not contact, but I haven't heard Contact yet so it's probably just as much a child of 1999.

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ah ok, apols.

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Reply #12 posted 03/18/20 8:07am

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What about Freeze Frame and Lets Go Crazy?

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #13 posted 03/18/20 8:13am

jaawwnn

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Freeze Frame -> Yah U Know (a song making fun of J Geils Band... maybe) -> Let's Go Crazy


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Reply #14 posted 03/18/20 1:16pm

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jaawwnn said:

databank said:

Yeah that's what we're saying, P's Dance Electric = retatliation for Pointer Sisters' Automatic. Which is on Break Out BTW not contact, but I haven't heard Contact yet so it's probably just as much a child of 1999.

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ah ok, apols.

It's cool wink

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Reply #15 posted 03/18/20 1:32pm

wilmer

I was referring to the Jackson's Shake your Body.
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Reply #16 posted 03/18/20 4:12pm

Mikado

Wouldn't be the first time old Princey lifted from Mikey J.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #17 posted 03/19/20 3:47am

jaawwnn

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wilmer said:

I was referring to the Jackson's Shake your Body.

Yes we know, that's what we discussed.

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Reply #18 posted 03/28/20 2:44pm

SoulAlive

jaawwnn said:

Dance Electric was written, recorded and released before Prince at least recorded his own The Dance Electric.

The entire Contact album is heavily influenced by Prince 1999 album for sure though.

it's also worth noting that the Pointer Sisters covered Prince's "I Feel For You" in 1982 biggrin

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Reply #19 posted 03/28/20 5:34pm

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SoulAlive said:

jaawwnn said:

Dance Electric was written, recorded and released before Prince at least recorded his own The Dance Electric.

The entire Contact album is heavily influenced by Prince 1999 album for sure though.

it's also worth noting that the Pointer Sisters covered Prince's "I Feel For You" in 1982 biggrin

Very fishy. What was going on between Prince and the Pointer Sisters?

PS covered "I feel for you" on "So Excited!" released July 82.

Prince releases "Automatic" on 1999 on October 82.

PS release "Automatic" and "Dance Electric" on "Breakout" Nov. 83.

Andre Cymone releases "The Dance Electric" July 85.

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Reply #20 posted 03/30/20 12:42am

SoulAlive

yeah,it's strange,huh? lol

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