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Thread started 03/19/19 4:53pm

laytonian

Apr 5, 2019: exclusive 7" single giveaway at Timberwolves home game

The NBA isn't saying what it is, so let the guessing begin.
https://www.nba.com/timbe...-host-heat
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Reply #1 posted 03/19/19 5:04pm

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As far as I'm aware it's 'Rock 'n' Roll is Alive (And it Lives in Minneapolis)', which is pretty underwhelming.

I thought it may at least have been an unreleased remix from the 'Rave' album, but apparently not.
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Reply #2 posted 03/19/19 5:09pm

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OperatingThetan said:

As far as I'm aware it's 'Rock 'n' Roll is Alive (And it Lives in Minneapolis)', which is pretty underwhelming.

I thought it may at least have been an unreleased remix from the 'Rave' album, but apparently not.


We have to think like "What would be FUN to give to an arena full of ordinary citizen basketball fans" and frankly, R&RIAAILIM is perfect.
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Reply #3 posted 03/19/19 5:46pm

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OperatingThetan said:

As far as I'm aware it's 'Rock 'n' Roll is Alive (And it Lives in Minneapolis)', which is pretty underwhelming. I thought it may at least have been an unreleased remix from the 'Rave' album, but apparently not.


I agree -- it's disappointing. Oh, well. shrug

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Reply #4 posted 03/19/19 5:52pm

laytonian

bluefish said:



OperatingThetan said:


As far as I'm aware it's 'Rock 'n' Roll is Alive (And it Lives in Minneapolis)', which is pretty underwhelming. I thought it may at least have been an unreleased remix from the 'Rave' album, but apparently not.


I agree -- it's disappointing. Oh, well. shrug



Y'all think basketball fans want something obscure from the vault? 😂😂😂😂😂
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Reply #5 posted 03/19/19 7:13pm

jstar69

Well that’s great - an alternate mix of Uptown would’ve been better...
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Reply #6 posted 03/20/19 3:12am

PURPLEIZED3121

Mixed feelings on this. The song is very relevant in the context of the Timberwolves ie banging groove, funky & mentions MPLS + the video I am sure has him wearing the colours? All in all it caters for that audience , many of whom will have never been aware of the track. On that score it's a great decision...don't foget it is free!!

As always though it's an epic fail for the hardcore & our usula arguments apply.

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Reply #7 posted 03/20/19 3:44am

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If they want a good "fight song" to get the crowd going they should be using Purple & Gold. I'd say the Vikings wouldn't mind sharing that one.

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Reply #8 posted 03/20/19 4:20am

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laytonian said:

The NBA isn't saying what it is

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Uhm, yes they are: https://www.nba.com/timbe...ay-april-5

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The team announced that attendees at the Friday, April 5th game vs. Miami will receive an exclusive, collector’s edition rare seven-inch vinyl track of Rock and Roll is Alive! (and it lives in Minneapolis). The song, never available digitally before, it now available where digital music is streamed.

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Reply #9 posted 03/20/19 4:53am

darkroman

I am sure there was a thread about this a month ago - or at least I read it elsewhere.

It pains me that time and time again the vast majority of posthumous activity is USA centric - which is very odd considering it was the USA market that turned their back on Prince decades ago.

Hopefully the Estate will realise there is a world that exists outside of the USA.


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Reply #10 posted 03/20/19 6:55am

sulls

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Be cool to have. Anybody wanna hook a brother up? cool

"I like to watch."
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Reply #11 posted 03/20/19 7:05am

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Rock and Roll is Alive! would be an AWESOME giveaway! It's a great, funky song; almost no one in the stadium will be familiar with it; it name checks the home team's city in a great way; and ummm....what's gonna be the B side?

I can just hear the entire crowd with a call-and-response during a timeout:

EAST SIDE - Rock and Roll is Alive!

WEST SIDE - And it lives in Minneapolis!

Run that through the stadium for 30 seconds or so. AWESOME.

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Reply #12 posted 03/20/19 10:02am

Darshy

Those of u whingeing about this are being ridiculous. This is the perfect giveaway at this event. I love the tune and would absolutely love a vinyl copy of it.
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Reply #13 posted 03/20/19 10:45am

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This makes sense to me. Prince fans are a funny lot--complaining about this release because it isn't new, but if it was new then they'd be complaining because they couldn't get it. nuts

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Reply #14 posted 03/20/19 11:11am

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...also, am I missing something? I can't find it available streaming anywhere...even though the press release says it is...

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Reply #15 posted 03/20/19 11:11am

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jaawwnn said:

If they want a good "fight song" to get the crowd going they should be using Purple & Gold. I'd say the Vikings wouldn't mind sharing that one.



Yeah but Purple And Gold is shit. I don't think anybody wants that.
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Reply #16 posted 03/20/19 11:16am

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Ok, need to come clean. I actually like "Purple & Gold". Am I weird?!?

EmmaMcG said:

jaawwnn said:

If they want a good "fight song" to get the crowd going they should be using Purple & Gold. I'd say the Vikings wouldn't mind sharing that one.

Yeah but Purple And Gold is shit. I don't think anybody wants that.

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Reply #17 posted 03/20/19 11:38am

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I look forward to buying one on Ebay on April 6th.

(Insert something clever here)
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Reply #18 posted 03/20/19 12:59pm

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ThirdStrike said:

Ok, need to come clean. I actually like "Purple & Gold". Am I weird?!?



EmmaMcG said:


jaawwnn said:

If they want a good "fight song" to get the crowd going they should be using Purple & Gold. I'd say the Vikings wouldn't mind sharing that one.



Yeah but Purple And Gold is shit. I don't think anybody wants that.



So weird razz
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Reply #19 posted 03/20/19 2:35pm

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EmmaMcG said:

ThirdStrike said:

Ok, need to come clean. I actually like "Purple & Gold". Am I weird?!?

So weird razz

...I even like "Jughead". Somebody slap me...

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Reply #20 posted 03/20/19 2:38pm

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ThirdStrike said:



EmmaMcG said:


ThirdStrike said:

Ok, need to come clean. I actually like "Purple & Gold". Am I weird?!?




So weird razz

...I even like "Jughead". Somebody slap me...



Hahaha. Maybe weird isn't the word. But it's clear that you need help. razz
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Reply #21 posted 03/20/19 3:09pm

ThirdStrike

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EmmaMcG said:

ThirdStrike said:

...I even like "Jughead". Somebody slap me...

Hahaha. Maybe weird isn't the word. But it's clear that you need help. razz

You don't even know...wink

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Reply #22 posted 03/21/19 5:42am

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EmmaMcG said:

jaawwnn said:

If they want a good "fight song" to get the crowd going they should be using Purple & Gold. I'd say the Vikings wouldn't mind sharing that one.

Yeah but Purple And Gold is shit. I don't think anybody wants that.

Yes, that's the joke.

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Reply #23 posted 03/21/19 6:56am

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jaawwnn said:



EmmaMcG said:


jaawwnn said:

If they want a good "fight song" to get the crowd going they should be using Purple & Gold. I'd say the Vikings wouldn't mind sharing that one.



Yeah but Purple And Gold is shit. I don't think anybody wants that.

Yes, that's the joke.



I know. razz
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Reply #24 posted 03/21/19 7:03am

jaawwnn

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Well alright then highfive

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Reply #25 posted 03/21/19 1:33pm

bluefish

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ThirdStrike said:

...also, am I missing something? I can't find it available streaming anywhere...even though the press release says it is...


I can't find it on Spotify. pout

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Reply #26 posted 03/21/19 5:44pm

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Makes sense for them to wait until April 5, when they give away the 7", to put the song up on Spotify. Curious to see what artwork they use for it. Releases have oscillated between artwork that looks nice, modern, and contemporary (i.e. Piano & a Microphone, that Valentine's Day playlist) and others that... have sucked like 4ever. I can't decide if the Ultimate Rave artwork works or not.

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Reply #27 posted 03/21/19 8:24pm

laytonian

BartVanHemelen said:



laytonian said:


The NBA isn't saying what it is

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Uhm, yes they are: https://www.nba.com/timbe...ay-april-5


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The team announced that attendees at the Friday, April 5th game vs. Miami will receive an exclusive, collector’s edition rare seven-inch vinyl track of Rock and Roll is Alive! (and it lives in Minneapolis). The song, never available digitally before, it now available where digital music is streamed.



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FFS. Does your lie make you feel more manly or what?
At the time I posted, it had NOT been announced.
CLICK THE LINK in my original post. Read. Do you need a translation?
Your apology is NOT accepted.
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Reply #28 posted 03/22/19 2:07pm

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radicalrojo said:

Makes sense for them to wait until April 5, when they give away the 7", to put the song up on Spotify. Curious to see what artwork they use for it. Releases have oscillated between artwork that looks nice, modern, and contemporary (i.e. Piano & a Microphone, that Valentine's Day playlist) and others that... have sucked like 4ever. I can't decide if the Ultimate Rave artwork works or not.


Dr. Funkenberry posted the artwork on his Facebook page as few days ago and I'm not impressed. Nothing compares 2 u 7" had far better artwork
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Reply #29 posted 03/22/19 2:53pm

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To all those that are disappointed with this..... confused

Please give me your copy of you happen to get one. Thanks. wink
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