Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In Rotation - It's Humpday, Ya'll (Part VI)

For the past 3 months, I've had a team working on a project for one of my key clients. Today's challenge was a 3 hour presentation to the executive steering committee on our results. And now it's time to unwind! I'll let my iPod hype me up with my PurpleDance playlist, featuring Prince's more upbeat and danceable tunes... if you want to dance, you can:

  1. "Pop Life" from Around the World In A Day LP (3:42)
    it's pretty nasty in the way Prince has the delayed lyrics in the left speakers, huh? oh, you never noticed that, did ya?

  2. "Irresistible Bitch" from The Hits/B-Sides LP (4:12)
    i love the chimes in the background, almost sounds like the song was recorded in a church... bitchin'!

  3. "Batdance" from Batman LP (6:14)
    "go... go... go with a smile!"

  4. "Partyup" from Dirty Mind LP (4:24)
    the boy started out bad with a war protest song that you can actually dance to... check out those rough riffs on the guitar and MF bass line...

    "how ya gonna make me kill someone i don't even know?"

  5. "200 Balloons" from The Hits/B-Sides LP (5:05)
    "fly with me, 200 balloons!"

  6. "Controversy" from Controversy LP (7:15)
    driving bass, ticklin' those strings on his guitar... this is the album that i wasn't supposed to buy, because i gave my little sister the albums poster of a half-naked Prince in the shower! OOOPS! and to add insult to injury, he had the NERVE to recite the Lord's Prayer (a la Jimi Hendrix) to the beat! BLASPHEMY!

    "people call me rude, i wish we all were nude,
    i wish there was no black & white, i wish there was no rules."


  7. "Little Red Corvette" from 1999 LP (5:03)
    "i guess i should've known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn't last..."

  8. "Sexy Dancer" from Prince LP (4:18)
    i drove through a snow storm from New York City to Hampton, Virginia to see Prince as the opening act for Rick James in 1979.

  9. "Erotic City (Dance Mix)" from Erotic City (Single) EP (7:26)
    when i was in college, this was MY FAVORITE dance song... erotic city come alive!

  10. "Damned If I Do" from Emancipation (Disc 1) LP (5:21)
    under the moniker "the artist formerly known as prince", he did an independent release of some of his best STUFF in 1996 in a 3 disc boxed set.

  11. "Anotherloverholenyohead" from Parade LP (4:00)
    i'd rather dance to this cut from the "Parade" LP than the much more POPular "Kiss".

  12. "Uptown" from Dirty Mind LP (5:32)
    oh shit, now i'm gonna be humming this song all night: "i don't usually talk to strangers, but she's so pretty... gotta go Uptown!"

  13. "We Gets Up" from Emancipation (Disc 1) LP (4:18)
    yeah, Prince was droppin' it on disc one of this collection... he's got the bass kickin' ass and those funky horns bringing up the rear... and you gotta stay around to the end of the song to hear Prince to tear it up on that guitar. "We gets up!"

  14. "Sexy M.F. (12" Remix)" from My Name is Prince [Remixes] LP (7:34)
    i love a good remix that's true to the original, but adds just enough edge to make you wanna get up outta yo' seat... this is IT!

  15. "I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man" from Sign O' The Times (Disc ?) LP (6:29)
    "i may be qualified for a one night stand, but i could never take the place... of yo' man."

  16. "Live 4 Love" from Diamonds and Pearls LP (7:00)
    i love the countdown and the awesome drum solo and bass line that kicks off this joint... damn, i think i'm working up a sweat.

  17. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" from Prince LP (3:42)
    i guess i'll shut this jam session down with one of Prince's first hits... genius endures.

5 comments:

Lola Gets said...

Im a member of LoveSexyDC, so you KNOW I appreciated this post!

Your driving to NYC to see Prince in 1979 shows you are a hard-core fan: much love!

L

plez... said...

alright now, Lola, do tell! i've seen him 8 to 10 times in concert and have ALL of his albums up through his Emancipation effort.

prince is one of the few remaining artists who are actually Artists in the truest sense of the word, he actually creates music (not just some untalented video creation)!

mark said...

It was only last june
When her old man ran away.
She couldnt stop crying
Cause she knew he was gone to stay.

mark bey: Field Negro had that I could never take the place of your man as one of his ten most underated songs, I have always believed that if prince (the artist) were white he would be a national treasure now, instead of 10 to 15 years from now which will happen in my oppinion.

And oh thank you for relinking the black history audio project.

plez... said...

mark,

as i stated with the last song in this post, Prince's genius will endure as his earlier works are just as fresh and relevant today as they were almost 30 years ago!

thanks for dropping by... it is good to be in the company of so many of the PurpleOne's real fans!

mark said...

" as i stated with the last song in this post, Prince's genius will endure as his earlier works are just as fresh and relevant today as they were almost 30 years ago!"

mark bey: Bro I was thinking the same thing, every last one of them including " I wanna be your lover" and "Contreversy"