i was obsessed with voodoo and midnite vultures for a while when they came out and did that typical thing of wishing prince would work with them or let one of them remix him at the least, but in the end it is probably better that never happened, for all parties. of these songs, its weird that the most explicitly prince songs on these albums were the ballads. idk if thats an easier prince mode to try and replicate or just something people missed more at this point in the 90s. obv beck prob finds part of prince writing about sex, or just songs about sex funny in general, and presumably could never see himself doing that sincerely, so debra has a slight air or snootiness and snobbery about the kind of song it is parodying/paying tribute to, which i would say is something like prince's international lover, which in itself was a kind of send up of seduction balladry, even as it is adding to that sub genre (prince managing to be humorous, and aloof as well as sincere and sexy, while beck cant quite do the last part, not because of the lyrics or the music, but the tone of his vocal). dangelos song reminds me most of prince's insatiable in melody, even if it sounds more like early/mid 80s prince in production/guitar. this song is far sexier than debra, more committed, more tender, and actually maybe more sincere than prince, who often sounded like he was preening, even on ballads (eg adore), and even manages to sound a bit demanding, constantly needing to know how it feels, which ends up like a rhetorical question, and perhaps one that could get a bit annoying after a while, if you were constantly asking your partner for a grading, mid-performance. ultimately id like to hear both dangelo and beck cover each other's prince tributes.
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― candyman, Monday, 29 March 2021 10:39 (one month ago)