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Thread started 02/27/20 1:07pm

funkaholic1972

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PlectrumElectrum: Is Anotherlove about Andy Allo?

I wast just listening to PlectrumElectrum for the first time since ages, I must say it is more entertaining than I remembered. Another later Prince album that I didn't much enjoy upon release but turns out not to be as bad as I thought.

My expectations would always be sky high for new Prince albums and this has ruined many later Prince albums for me, my expectations were seldom met. After his death I started listening to his later albums with new ears, less focussed on funkiness and production values, and more open to the total experience of a song instead of picking it apart and being annoyed with the things I don't like about it.

Anyway. let me get to the point. When listening to Anotherlove I couldn't help but wonder if the song is about Andy Allo. Especially this bit of the lyrics made me wonder: "Everything we used 2 share
Our clothes and even our hair". They both rocked the afro-look, but I can't remember when they broke up anymore?

Does anyone know anything about who this song is about?

(Yeah, I realise I could probably look it up using Google or Princevault, but it is more fun to have some actual discussion/speculation here...)

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #1 posted 02/27/20 1:11pm

EmmaMcG

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It's a cover so I'd guess it's not about Andy Allo. Unless it's one hell of a coincidence.

Although, perhaps his decision to cover the song was inspired by Andy Allo?
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Reply #2 posted 02/27/20 1:21pm

MinorG

Although it's a cover, the end section where he goes off is 'ad libbed' from him and could potentially be about Andy Allo.

"Used 2 think eye was so much fun

Now eye'm just the guilty 1

Everything we used 2 share

Our clothes and even our hair

now all u see is what eye did

But how come eye can't - tell me that kid

Behind my back eye'm just a so and so

But eye'm the greatest living soul

U'll ever know"

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Reply #3 posted 02/27/20 1:21pm

dodger

Yes, it’s a cover song but he added some lyrics incl the line you quote.
And you’d have to say there is a good chance that could be about Andy Allo.
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Cover song or not, and it’s a complete rework musically, I think it’s one of his best songs in recent years
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Edit - MinorG and I must have been typing at the same time and they stole in!
[Edited 2/27/20 13:26pm]
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Reply #4 posted 02/27/20 1:26pm

laytonian

funkaholic1972 said:



When listening to Anotherlove I couldn't help but wonder if the song is about Andy Allo. Especially this bit of the lyrics made me wonder: "Everything we used 2 share
Our clothes and even our hair". They both rocked the afro-look, but I can't remember when they broke up anymore?



Does anyone know anything about who this song is about?




Yes. It's a cover of Alice Smith's 2013 song BUT the lyrics you posted were added by Prince. He and Allo actually did share clothes, because she arrived with nothing suitable. She also talked him into his natural hair. You can Google her various versions of sharing clothes.

Your post was like one of those food bloggers' recipes where they never get to the point, so I did that for you. 😂😂😂

To the second poster: you're welcome, too.
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Reply #5 posted 02/27/20 1:41pm

lavendardrumma
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funkaholic1972 said:

After his death I started listening to his later albums with new ears, less focussed on funkiness and production values, and more open to the total experience of a song instead of picking it apart and being annoyed with the things I don't like about it.


This isn't the point of your post but I bet a lot of us can relate to this.

We're now listening to imperfect Vault versions of songs, and conditioning ourselves to appreciate the Prince songs burried in bad production, or just inferior arrangements. This era has some good songwriting that would have been better if they were recorded in another style.

Yeah, Prince changed the lyrics. The line about the kid, and being the greatest soul she'll know, plus the matching hair line, and "I was just something U flaunted, Hired and fired" lyrics were added.

The Vault has it listed as "the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl", and remember, Andy Allo had been struggling to perform with an early incarnation of the girls, so the timing is right.

With Prince it could also be about Andy, a lawyer he did a bad deal with once, Misty Copeland, and the beef industry. But I'm pretty sure you're right, it's about Allo.

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Reply #6 posted 02/27/20 2:55pm

EmmaMcG

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laytonian said:

funkaholic1972 said:



When listening to Anotherlove I couldn't help but wonder if the song is about Andy Allo. Especially this bit of the lyrics made me wonder: "Everything we used 2 share
Our clothes and even our hair". They both rocked the afro-look, but I can't remember when they broke up anymore?



Does anyone know anything about who this song is about?





How very presumptuous of you 😉

Yes. It's a cover of Alice Smith's 2013 song BUT the lyrics you posted were added by Prince. He and Allo actually did share clothes, because she arrived with nothing suitable. She also talked him into his natural hair. You can Google her various versions of sharing clothes.

Your post was like one of those food bloggers' recipes where they never get to the point, so I did that for you. 😂😂😂

To the second poster: you're welcome, too.
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Reply #7 posted 02/27/20 5:46pm

TrivialPursuit

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Next thing y'all be thinkin' "Computer Blue" is about Microsoft.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #8 posted 02/27/20 6:30pm

PeggyO

MinorG said:

Although it's a cover, the end section where he goes off is 'ad libbed' from him and could potentially be about Andy Allo.

"Used 2 think eye was so much fun

Now eye'm just the guilty 1

Everything we used 2 share

Our clothes and even our hair

now all u see is what eye did

But how come eye can't - tell me that kid

Behind my back eye'm just a so and so

But eye'm the greatest living soul

U'll ever know"

Hmmm...Bet I know what happened

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Reply #9 posted 02/28/20 5:44am

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:

Next thing y'all be thinkin' "Computer Blue" is about Microsoft.




LMAO!!!

seriously tho...why just Andy Allo?...why couldnt it be about Mayte?...or Manuela?... or Carmen Electra?...or Vanity?...or ALL of them?..why would he say "Behind my back I'm just a so and so,
But I'm the greatest living soul youll ever know", about Andy Allo, while continuing to do songs with her and produce her work?...makes zero sense.
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Reply #10 posted 02/28/20 5:45am

RJOrion

PeggyO said:



MinorG said:


Although it's a cover, the end section where he goes off is 'ad libbed' from him and could potentially be about Andy Allo.



"Used 2 think eye was so much fun


Now eye'm just the guilty 1


Everything we used 2 share


Our clothes and even our hair


now all u see is what eye did


But how come eye can't - tell me that kid


Behind my back eye'm just a so and so


But eye'm the greatest living soul


U'll ever know"









Hmmm...Bet I know what happened








do tell....
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Reply #11 posted 02/28/20 5:58am

dodger

RJOrion said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Next thing y'all be thinkin' "Computer Blue" is about Microsoft.

LMAO!!! seriously tho...why just Andy Allo?...why couldnt it be about Mayte?...or Manuela?... or Carmen Electra?...or Vanity?...or ALL of them?..why would he say "Behind my back I'm just a so and so, But I'm the greatest living soul youll ever know", about Andy Allo, while continuing to do songs with her and produce her work?...makes zero sense.

This line makes people think it's about Andy:

'Everything we used to share, our clothes and even our hair'

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Possible as they apparantly shared clothes on tour and of course he grew an afro like her

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Reply #12 posted 02/28/20 6:44am

RJOrion

dodger said:



RJOrion said:


TrivialPursuit said:

Next thing y'all be thinkin' "Computer Blue" is about Microsoft.



LMAO!!! seriously tho...why just Andy Allo?...why couldnt it be about Mayte?...or Manuela?... or Carmen Electra?...or Vanity?...or ALL of them?..why would he say "Behind my back I'm just a so and so, But I'm the greatest living soul youll ever know", about Andy Allo, while continuing to do songs with her and produce her work?...makes zero sense.


This line makes people think it's about Andy:


'Everything we used to share, our clothes and even our hair'


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Possible as they apparantly shared clothes on tour and of course he grew an afro like her




i can kinda see that...but he shared clothes with Mayte too... the hair he referenced could have been tracks of hair weave or maybe even hair care products...the song also references "the house we shared, its now haunted, expired"...sounds like maybe hes talking about the house he had demolished...did he ever share a house with Andy Allo, that is now "expired"?...
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Reply #13 posted 02/28/20 7:15am

LoveGalore

Ah yes, so he releases two albums at the same time - one with a duet with Andy and the other with an Andy diss track? And then his next album has another collab with her???

Try harder folks. Or, don't.
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Reply #14 posted 02/28/20 7:41am

RJOrion

LoveGalore said:

Ah yes, so he releases two albums at the same time - one with a duet with Andy and the other with an Andy diss track? And then his next album has another collab with her???

Try harder folks. Or, don't.



my point exactly..."What It Feels Like" on AOA, should rule out Andy Allo
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Reply #15 posted 02/28/20 8:12am

PeggyO

RJOrion said:

LoveGalore said:
Ah yes, so he releases two albums at the same time - one with a duet with Andy and the other with an Andy diss track? And then his next album has another collab with her??? Try harder folks. Or, don't.
my point exactly..."What It Feels Like" on AOA, should rule out Andy Allo

I think after 2013, they had their "ups and downs" and perhaps this is a reflection.

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Reply #16 posted 02/28/20 8:17am

RJOrion

PeggyO said:



RJOrion said:


LoveGalore said:
Ah yes, so he releases two albums at the same time - one with a duet with Andy and the other with an Andy diss track? And then his next album has another collab with her??? Try harder folks. Or, don't.

my point exactly..."What It Feels Like" on AOA, should rule out Andy Allo


I think after 2013, they had their "ups and downs" and perhaps this is a reflection.




so what house did they share, that was no longer there?...reflect on that
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Reply #17 posted 02/28/20 8:34am

PeggyO

RJOrion said:

PeggyO said:

I think after 2013, they had their "ups and downs" and perhaps this is a reflection.

so what house did they share, that was no longer there?...reflect on that

Metaphor.

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Reply #18 posted 02/28/20 8:50am

RJOrion

PeggyO said:



RJOrion said:


PeggyO said:



I think after 2013, they had their "ups and downs" and perhaps this is a reflection.



so what house did they share, that was no longer there?...reflect on that


Metaphor.





SMH...ok
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Reply #19 posted 02/28/20 9:05am

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He shared clothes and styling tools with mayte as well, she’s spoken on that topic a few times. Would it need to be someone as recent as Andy? Oh I just saw someone else said this too. I feel like it’s a song about a wife. I don’t know much about Manuela And he maybe they shared clothes and hair but I feel like at that time he was more into Actual suits and she was in dresses which he couldn’t have pulled off. Mmm.
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Reply #20 posted 02/28/20 9:55am

TrivialPursuit

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dodger said:

RJOrion said:

TrivialPursuit said: LMAO!!! seriously tho...why just Andy Allo?...why couldnt it be about Mayte?...or Manuela?... or Carmen Electra?...or Vanity?...or ALL of them?..why would he say "Behind my back I'm just a so and so, But I'm the greatest living soul youll ever know", about Andy Allo, while continuing to do songs with her and produce her work?...makes zero sense.

This line makes people think it's about Andy:

'Everything we used to share, our clothes and even our hair'

.

Possible as they apparantly shared clothes on tour and of course he grew an afro like her


She was on his very last album while alive. Doesn't sound like he was angsty toward her at all. The one person he took clothes from that we know about is Mayte. Now, doubtful he'd be writing about her after all those years, but who knows.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #21 posted 02/28/20 10:17am

jfenster

but what about da bourg....if that isnt the final diss

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Reply #22 posted 02/28/20 10:25am

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:



dodger said:




RJOrion said:


TrivialPursuit said: LMAO!!! seriously tho...why just Andy Allo?...why couldnt it be about Mayte?...or Manuela?... or Carmen Electra?...or Vanity?...or ALL of them?..why would he say "Behind my back I'm just a so and so, But I'm the greatest living soul youll ever know", about Andy Allo, while continuing to do songs with her and produce her work?...makes zero sense.


This line makes people think it's about Andy:


'Everything we used to share, our clothes and even our hair'


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Possible as they apparantly shared clothes on tour and of course he grew an afro like her




She was on his very last album while alive. Doesn't sound like he was angsty toward her at all. The one person he took clothes from that we know about is Mayte. Now, doubtful he'd be writing about her after all those years, but who knows.



Yes, we don't know. All speculation. But that line about the clothes and hair could quite possibly be about her.
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His sock selling hairdresser said she inspired his afro and he made it known he wore her fluffy boots etc. But it could be coincidence, who knows.
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Reply #23 posted 02/28/20 10:28am

dodger

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but what about da bourg....if that isnt the final diss



Now you've opened up a can of worms
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Reply #24 posted 02/28/20 10:47am

jfenster

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jfenster said:

but what about da bourg....if that isnt the final diss

Now you've opened up a can of worms

he couldnt have been on good terms with her near the end

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Reply #25 posted 02/28/20 10:51am

PeggyO

jfenster said:

dodger said:

jfenster said: Now you've opened up a can of worms

he couldnt have been on good terms with her near the end

They were up and down, but he did call her after Moline which says alot.

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Reply #26 posted 02/28/20 11:14am

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Next thing y'all be thinkin' "Computer Blue" is about Microsoft.

LOL Damn that was a good one! Well done!

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Reply #27 posted 02/28/20 11:42am

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Did anyone see that Andys first Instagram post was the day before we lost prince? It’s a beautiful photo with the caption ‘you always know how to make me smile’ I wonder who it was to. P was dating Judith hill right?
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Reply #28 posted 02/28/20 1:46pm

PeggyO

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Did anyone see that Andys first Instagram post was the day before we lost prince? It’s a beautiful photo with the caption ‘you always know how to make me smile’ I wonder who it was to. P was dating Judith hill right?

I think he was truly mentoring and producing Judith Hill...I don't get romantic vibes.

He was also in frequent contact with Natalya accross the pond...likely the same as above.

My guess is that Prince and Andy had feelings but had 'irreconciable differences'

Prince seemed weak and had been fighting flu-like symptoms for awhile and IMO did not have a real girlfriend in the usual sense. Opiates also diminish one's abilities.

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Reply #29 posted 02/28/20 1:59pm

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I think it's cute that you all think his songs were about real life. Maybe in the early days, but you really think he had women doing him wrong left and right all the way to the end? Prince was not a confessional songwriter.

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