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Thread started 07/12/18 3:51pm

pcowley

'Dirty Mind' Album Review

Prince's album 'Dirty Mind' from 1980 is a masterpeice. Although not as great as Purple Rain, Dirty Mind is one of his best. From the 'fuck you' look on his face on the front cover, to When You Were Mine which Cyndi Lauper covered... You know what, I'm going to get into this right now because there really is no reason to just stand here talking some stuff.

The album starts with Dirty Mind, likely the most popular track on the album. Sure 'When You Were Mine' was some popular shit with Cyndi Lauper, but with Prince this was the most popular track. It sounds great though. Listening to it again was so good! It kind of is telling you what this album is about. Well, it's really just about sex, but it still sounds good. Then he kicks into 'When You Were Mine' which makes alot of sense when you play it after 'It's Gonna Be Lonely' from 'Prince (1979)'. Then 'Do It All Night' is about sex basically. Gotta Broken Heart Again is kind of a follow up to When You Were Mine and is the only ballad on the album.

'Uptown' is about a place with no racism, sexism, or any ism there is. It's all about being there. 'Head' has vocals from Lisa Coleman and Prince figured if Lisa can say these, well, rather explicit lines she can do anything. 'Sister' is about his sister having sexaul intercourse with him, and 'Partyup' is about just partying. 30 minutes is as long as Dirty Mind goes for

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Reply #1 posted 07/12/18 4:00pm

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Partyup is about the draft (anti-war).

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Reply #2 posted 07/12/18 4:03pm

pcowley

Dandroppedadime said:

Partyup is about the draft (anti-war).

and that!

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Reply #3 posted 07/12/18 4:04pm

Graciegirl719

I LOVE this album. I especially love his falsetto voice that he uses on this album. My favorites have to be "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine" - just such great songs. The album after this, Controversy, is also a terrific album.

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Reply #4 posted 07/12/18 4:55pm

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Wth is this?
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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Reply #5 posted 07/12/18 5:12pm

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rdhull said:

Wth is this?


Exactly, where is the review? Is there a link to an article or podcast?

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Reply #6 posted 07/12/18 8:18pm

SoulAlive

for what it’s worth,this is my second favorite Prince album biggrin
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Reply #7 posted 07/13/18 12:27am

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I like the album

Edmonton, AB - canada

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Reply #8 posted 07/13/18 12:45am

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TrivialPursuit said:



rdhull said:


Wth is this?


Exactly, where is the review? Is there a link to an article or podcast?


It's pcowley's personal review.
I may disagree with everything you say, but I will defend your right to say it.
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Reply #9 posted 07/13/18 1:03pm

alexzander

I was 10 when this came out. I always played side 2 as side 1. It was years until I realized that Uptown was not the lead track. I still play it that way. It flows better for me.

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #10 posted 07/13/18 1:46pm

TrivialPursuit

NorthC said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Exactly, where is the review? Is there a link to an article or podcast?

It's pcowley's personal review.

Eaux. Ewekay.

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/18 2:21pm

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rdhull said:

Wth is this?

lawwd some of yall ... it is clearly the individuals review

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #12 posted 07/13/18 2:51pm

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pcowley said:

Prince's album 'Dirty Mind' from 1980 is a masterpeice. Although not as great as Purple Rain, Dirty Mind is one of his best. From the 'fuck you' look on his face on the front cover, to When You Were Mine which Cyndi Lauper covered... You know what, I'm going to get into this right now because there really is no reason to just stand here talking some stuff.

The album starts with Dirty Mind, likely the most popular track on the album. Sure 'When You Were Mine' was some popular shit with Cyndi Lauper, but with Prince this was the most popular track. It sounds great though. Listening to it again was so good! It kind of is telling you what this album is about. Well, it's really just about sex, but it still sounds good. Then he kicks into 'When You Were Mine' which makes alot of sense when you play it after 'It's Gonna Be Lonely' from 'Prince (1979)'. Then 'Do It All Night' is about sex basically. Gotta Broken Heart Again is kind of a follow up to When You Were Mine and is the only ballad on the album.

'Uptown' is about a place with no racism, sexism, or any ism there is. It's all about being there. 'Head' has vocals from Lisa Coleman and Prince figured if Lisa can say these, well, rather explicit lines she can do anything. 'Sister' is about his sister having sexaul intercourse with him, and 'Partyup' is about just partying. 30 minutes is as long as Dirty Mind goes for

North Arm Drive Home Studio

Hollywood Sound Recorders

Somewhere In Uptown
Jamie Starr

I love Dr Finks synth and solos on Dirty Mind, and his solo on head. He kills it

I think Head might be the most popular song from the album though.

UPTOWN his first lyrically realized utopian vision. I've been going uptown ever since.

So much of it feels like For You/Prince yet with an edge of danger

it is always wonderful to do a playlist mixing in the outtakes. (No B sides until Controversy)

Gotta Stop Messin About

Rough
Lisa

have we heard Big Brass Bed yet? Bulgaria? Eros?

I still would love for Morris Day/the Time to do Party Up

and a thanks 2 Joni Mitchell

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #13 posted 07/13/18 3:38pm

TrivialPursuit

OldFriends4Sale said:

rdhull said:

Wth is this?

lawwd some of yall ... it is clearly the individuals review


Is it though?





lol lol razz razz

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Reply #14 posted 07/13/18 4:57pm

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uh yeah from the start @ 0:00

TrivialPursuit said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

lawwd some of yall ... it is clearly the individuals review


Is it though?





lol lol razz razz

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #15 posted 07/13/18 6:38pm

Seahorsie

Simply: I LOVE THIS ALBUM. popcorn

Good morning children...take a look out your window.
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Reply #16 posted 07/13/18 9:02pm

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I love this album also.

Prince sang Party Up on his first Saturday Night Live appearance.

Underwear and all.

I remember watching this in real time.

Link to his first appearance on SNL. Party Up.

https://vimeo.com/215908538

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Reply #17 posted 07/13/18 10:05pm

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BTW this video of Party Up is everything.

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Reply #18 posted 07/14/18 7:30am

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



BTW this video of Party Up is everything.


SNL, as well as its musical performances, were so raw back then. Them running off stage reminds me of "one song and split" from Purple Rain.

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Reply #19 posted 07/14/18 10:01am

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



BTW this video of Party Up is everything.


omg yes

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
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Reply #20 posted 07/14/18 5:03pm

CherryMoon57

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love this album also.

Prince sang Party Up on his first Saturday Night Live appearance.

Underwear and all.

I remember watching this in real time.

Link to his first appearance on SNL. Party Up.

https://vimeo.com/215908538


This is great thanks, definitely worth watching a second time just to check out Dr. Fink's moves in the background (at 2:50) lol

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Reply #21 posted 07/14/18 6:11pm

Seahorsie

Yes, and it makes me want to re-think my choices for what to wear tomorrow. (Black underwear, 80's leg-warmers, and fringed boots....Hmm) Probably have everything but the darn leg-warmers!!

Good morning children...take a look out your window.
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Reply #22 posted 07/14/18 6:41pm

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CherryMoon57 said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I love this album also.

Prince sang Party Up on his first Saturday Night Live appearance.

Underwear and all.

I remember watching this in real time.

Link to his first appearance on SNL. Party Up.

https://vimeo.com/215908538


This is great thanks, definitely worth watching a second time just to check out Dr. Fink's moves in the background (at 2:50) lol



Dr. Fink's moves literally made me laugh out loud. lol lol

Also look at him at 2:00 lol


[Edited 7/14/18 18:43pm]

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Reply #23 posted 07/15/18 4:14pm

CherryMoon57

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

CherryMoon57 said:


This is great thanks, definitely worth watching a second time just to check out Dr. Fink's moves in the background (at 2:50) lol



Dr. Fink's moves literally made me laugh out loud. lol lol

Also look at him at 2:00 lol


[Edited 7/14/18 18:43pm]


Robot dance lol

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