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Reply #60 posted 11/09/19 2:22am

damien3385

Is it just me, or does this track sound similar to Bowie's Let's Dance? Seriously, check it out. I think it predates Bowie as well, which is interesting.

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Reply #61 posted 11/09/19 2:47am

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AvocadosMax said:

thisisreece said:

I've always thought this was a lesser-track, and its easy to see why it was never included on a released album. It's clearly not as strong or interesting as any released song on 1999 (or any 80s album spare maybe Batman). Still, its nice to have in this quality and I appreaciate the bass and the catchy 'hey, hey' vocals.

The definition of a fun throwaway, in my opinon, which I'm sure there are a lot of in the vault. And with two discs of unreleased songs, one or two of these won't depreacate the set.

Can you imagine it randomly show up on the Batman album? “Don’t let him fool ya! *sample* ‘have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?’ *sample*

Reviewers worldwide until the end of time: "Don't Let Him Fool Ya", expertly written from Bruce Wayne's perspective...

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Reply #62 posted 11/09/19 9:53am

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LoveGalore said:


droppingdishes said:



I don't think there's any mislabeling here. To my ears there's a fidelity to this track that indicates it is indeed from the Kiowa Home Trail studio versus the more rudimentary conditions that Dirty Mind was created under in Orono.



To be fair, you are comparing a remastered outtake to an original master album from 1980. The song sounds exactly like all the DM material and it would not surprise me if this actually had nothing to do with 1999.

  • There's some similarities. But the song was indeed recorded during the summer of '82 (likely August). Don Batts engineered this song.

  • The only time a situation like this happened, it was for "Kiss Me Quick". We all thought it was recorded in '81, but because of its resemblance with material from the "Prince" album, we had some doubts. Turns out that it was actually very likely to be recorded in '79. So we can affirm this idea with this song.

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To my ears, Kiss Me Quick sounds exactly like a 79 song. Especially in the vocal harmony, which is often what gives an era away second to the production and arrangement. I don't hear anything close to Controversy in Kiss Me Quick so I'm not that sure why someone even thought it was from that era.

This song is a curious case because even on the box there is a lot of extra info that implies some stuff we didn't know. To me, it sounds entirely plausible that one song was recorded on the tape for some time and then the other two were added after because it was space that existed.

It'd be interesting if Don Batts actually remembered the song and had some info on it's creation.
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Reply #63 posted 11/09/19 10:07am

jfenster

wont be playin this one again

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Reply #64 posted 11/09/19 11:50am

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rolleyes

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Reply #65 posted 11/09/19 6:13pm

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AvocadosMax said:

Moonbeam said:

I can hear a lot more detail in this than in the boot version I have. Very happy!


Definitely. Its more fat and hits harder



Yep!
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Reply #66 posted 11/09/19 6:48pm

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Decent little track.
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Listening to it really solidifies for me that what I most want to hear is songs I never heard before or songs that are radically different from what I’ve heard. “Don’t Let Him Fool Ya” sounds very similar to the bootleg I already heard and therefore just isn’t that exciting to me (no fault to the estate). Whereas, I am loving “International Lover (Take 1) [Live in Studio]” and “I Feel for You (acoustic demo)” which are both new to my ears. I can only imagine that if all three were new to me, then I might rate them differently.
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So what does all this rambling mean ... it means I’m super psyched for 1999 Super Deluxe because it has at least a half dozen songs I’ve never heard before!
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Btw, the lyrics to DLHFY are pretty fun.
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"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #67 posted 11/09/19 6:49pm

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I know some people here are complaining about the quality, but that's just because they used the original 1/2" tape mix... Which I was actually happy about when I found out (they weren't able to fuck it up too bad from what Prince and Don Batts did back in the day...)

Original 1/2" (& 1/4" in at least 1 case) mixes should be used with "Can't Stop" and "Do Yourself A Favor" (and I believe "Turn It Up" and the alt. "Something In The Water").
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Reply #68 posted 11/09/19 7:43pm

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damien3385 said:

Is it just me, or does this track sound similar to Bowie's Let's Dance? Seriously, check it out. I think it predates Bowie as well, which is interesting.


Jesse Johnson’s “She I Can’t Resist” from _Shockadelica_ uses a similar synth hook. I posted it in my earlier reply on this thread.
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Reply #69 posted 11/10/19 1:02am

damien3385

EnDoRpHn said:

damien3385 said:

Is it just me, or does this track sound similar to Bowie's Let's Dance? Seriously, check it out. I think it predates Bowie as well, which is interesting.

Jesse Johnson’s “She I Can’t Resist” from _Shockadelica_ uses the same synth hook. I posted it in my earlier reply on this thread.

Nice, I'll check it out now. Thanks

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Reply #70 posted 11/11/19 7:17am

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EnDoRpHn said:

damien3385 said:

Is it just me, or does this track sound similar to Bowie's Let's Dance? Seriously, check it out. I think it predates Bowie as well, which is interesting.

Jesse Johnson’s “She I Can’t Resist” from _Shockadelica_ uses a similar synth hook. I posted it in my earlier reply on this thread. [Edited 11/10/19 10:51am]

Thank you! That was bugging me. I knew it reminded me of something from Jesse,

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Reply #71 posted 11/11/19 11:36am

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I never really cared about like Turn It Up, No Call U, etc.

Dude, those are two of the best ! Just so raw and full of so much energy.

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Reply #72 posted 11/11/19 12:03pm

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FunkiestOne said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I never really cared about like Turn It Up, No Call U, etc.

Dude, those are two of the best ! Just so raw and full of so much energy.


I mean I appreciate them because of the energy and because it's Prince, of course, but they just don't take me to the places that other songs from this era do. But again, maybe hearing them in their proper fidelity will give me a new appreciation. I'm already appreciating International Lover and Don't Let Him Fool Ya much more than I previously did.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #73 posted 11/12/19 6:41am

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Kinda a throw away tune.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #74 posted 11/12/19 4:41pm

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Damn, this sounds so good...... cool

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Reply #75 posted 11/12/19 5:17pm

alandail

It's on Apple Music too

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Reply #76 posted 11/14/19 8:59am

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I finally got around to listening to this on a proper system. Does it sound abnormally bassy to anyone else, especially for a song of this time?

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #77 posted 11/14/19 11:18am

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The sound is brilliant.

I totally agree..the sound! I'm so happy these tracks sound this good.

As for the song, I didn't have a lot of interest when I first heard it a few Blast from the Pasts ago. It really sounds like something he could do in his sleep. It is still a thrill to hear him so clear...I'll have my real impression made when I play it nice and loud when I get my hand on the discs. I'm supremely excited about the remaster job on the album. I really do not think i've ever heard (as someone on P&B said) the lin drum sound so crisp, clear and full than I did on the Baby You're a Trip from Originals. I can just imagine how amazing 1999 is going to sound.

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