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Thread started 01/13/18 3:30pm

Astasheiks

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Prince's Very First Female: Schoolyard

At first you may think this a crazy thread but check this out:

http://diffuser.fm/prince-lost-virginity-schoolyard/

"Around that time Prince told Rolling Stone the lyrics were about "the first time I got any... I think that's something everybody can relate to."

"Schoolyard" Wonder what it sounds like? cool

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Reply #1 posted 01/13/18 3:51pm

TheEnglishGent

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Astasheiks said:

"Schoolyard" Wonder what it sounds like? cool


It's on a few boots, most recently on Blast From The Past 6.0

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Reply #2 posted 01/13/18 4:15pm

Astasheiks

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thanks for the info

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Reply #3 posted 01/14/18 5:32am

playtime92

There's also a youtube link at the top of the article posted

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Reply #4 posted 01/14/18 5:48pm

Astasheiks

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haha I totally missed that. lol

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Reply #5 posted 01/15/18 1:10am

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Schoolyard was on various bootleg Cd's in the 90's -- ok, if I am not mistaken..

nothing is special or remarkable of this song though,

It sounds like what it is - an outtake, like a shelved song... (ok, imho)...

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Reply #6 posted 01/15/18 2:53am

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thedance said:

Schoolyard was on various bootleg Cd's in the 90's -- ok, if I am not mistaken..

nothing is special or remarkable of this song though,

It sounds like what it is - an outtake, like a shelved song... (ok, imho)...

What we have dates back to early D&P sessions and was removed from the album's tracklist quite early in the process. Considering that all those early D&P configs songs were tinkered with before release, it's likely Schoolyard would have sounded much less demo-ish if it had been "finished". Thematically it felt a bit out of place on the album, and the "Schoolyard" chant on the chorus is a bit of a downer IMHO, so I can totally feel why it was removed, but I think a more polished version could have been really cool.

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Reply #7 posted 01/15/18 4:14am

dodger

Probably my least favourite Prince lyrics.

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Reply #8 posted 01/15/18 4:22am

dandan

That whole article is fantastic!

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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