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Reply #60 posted 01/04/19 5:30am

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Haha the tongue click. I thought the same thing when I rewatched that performance. Great question. Think he does it during The Ride, Get Off and a few others that slip my mind. Could it be the sound of penetration ?😜
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Reply #61 posted 01/04/19 6:17am

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luvsexy4all said:

Wolfie87 said:

luvsexy4all said: When you heard The Future for the very first time, what did you expect from the rest of the album? What musical direction were you thinking he was about to make?Just based on the sound of the track. Even before listening to the rest of the songs. [Edited 12/29/18 10:13am]

how can u judge that from just one track?

first single releases and title tracks always set us up for an expectation for an album

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Reply #62 posted 01/04/19 1:17pm

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luvsexy4all said:

how can u judge that from just one track?

first single releases and title tracks always set us up for an expectation for an album

puusy control sounds like the gold album tracks?

lets go crazy sounds like the rest of purple rain?

around the world sounds like the rest of the album?

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Reply #63 posted 01/04/19 1:21pm

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The day I bought that cassette, a buddy of mine and I went to a summer league basketball game. We met in town and left his car at a local restaurant. I drove to the game and we listened to the "Batman" cassette there and back. When we returned, we came upon a guy breaking into my friend's car.

I chased the guy down and showed him the error of his ways. Later that night driving home I called my wife, told her what I'd done, looked at the Prince cassette on the console, and said, "I'm Batman!"

"You're an idiot," was her spot-on reply.

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Reply #64 posted 01/07/19 10:53am

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luvsexy4all said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

first single releases and title tracks always set us up for an expectation for an album

puusy control sounds like the gold album tracks?

lets go crazy sounds like the rest of purple rain?

around the world sounds like the rest of the album?

I said set us up for an expectation for the album

And I don't mean just a Prince album. I mean in general.

An album is usually titled something because it encompasses the vision for the album

then there may be cornerstone songs etc

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Reply #65 posted 01/08/19 6:53am

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Not ashamed to say I liked "Arms of Orion".

My impression at the time was that The Future sounded pretty cool but I didnt love the tinny, high compression sound which either was intentional or a result of moving from analog to digital recording or simply poorly mastered CDs. It started with Lovesexy but is really apparent here in Batman. I recall Levi having a hand in that sound.

Recall we knew BatDance already and I LOVED Electric Chair from the SNL performance (kind of a late 70s low key vibe on that one). Thought BatDance was Prince's version of sampling, so the Future continued that vibe with samplinig and more compressed digital sound. The album is pretty consistent from taht POV.

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Reply #66 posted 01/09/19 4:12pm

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My impression of the Batman album after hearing The Future & already hearing Batdance & 200 Balloons was oh hell no (lol) The Future & 200 Ballons had to grow on me but everthing else was the shit to me. I just finished listening to Arms Of Orion & I'm sorry but Sheena Easton nails it! She sang it as so beautifully & gracefully, I felt as if I was among the stars. I was very big on comic books & for Prince to make a Batman album was great for me, 2 of my favorite mediums coming together

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Reply #67 posted 01/15/19 1:47pm

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The hype around the movie was a tad too much for me and it took me years to really appreciate the Batman album. I think in hindsight my dislike had very little to do with the actual album and more to do with the movie and the surrounding hype. I´m a huge Batman fan but those days were kind of a big blur for me. That inescapable Batman logo everywhere, the rise of Techno and Acid music, the omnipresent smileyface logo, and Prince´s style back then kind of turned me off big time but a couple of years later I learned to appreciate the album and I like most of the songs on it except for Batdance and Vicky Waiting. I was too deep into Hip Hop culture back then and the Batman era just wasn´t my thing. It didn´t really feel like a Prince project to me. And it wasn´t really a Batman project either because Tim Burton never really wanted Prince to write a full album for the movie, he merely wanted to use a couple of songs.

But I really liked The Future and the Mark Moore remix, too. I even liked Lemon Crush despite its silly lyrics. The beat felt pretty tight back then. I also liked Scandalous a lot.

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Reply #68 posted 01/15/19 3:58pm

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Batman was soooo different than Lovesexy but hey, this was Prince. ATWIAD was very different than Purple Rain, either. So I needed time to digest it thoroughly.

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I never liked Scandalous and the Arms of Orion, but then again I never liked Prince's romantics ballads, either. Adore is another such song.
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Trust has been a song that I always skipped. I don't know, it sounds like it belongs to a "The Time" album, not a "Prince" album.
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No complaints about Lemon Crush and Partyman, I enjoy them when I hear them. Very creative pieces. Vicki Waiting is a sexy song. It's lovely. So unique, so Prince-y.
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But Electric Chair and Batdance got me. They have been my favorites from the album. Remixes of them even pushed me to the realm of electronic music. I was 21 then and moving on.
Batman was also my very first Prince CD! smile

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Reply #69 posted 01/20/19 7:05am

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Funky little tune, funky little album! biggrin

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