Prince & 3rdeyegirl: Pretzelbodylogic

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Posted February 4, 2014 by in Funk

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Genre: Funk, R&B, rock, pop
 
Producer: Prince
 
Writer: Prince
 
Label: NPG Records
 
Format: Digital download
 
Release Date: 3 February 2013
 

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More funk, new music; it's Prince for goodness sake.
 

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A little work on the quickly-assembled chorus would have eased the pain
 

New music on “New Girl” show plays with Sly Stone funk

by J Matthew Cobb
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New music on “New Girl” plays with Sly Stone funk

Grabbing a hold of new music from Prince is still a novelty thing for avid Purple One collectors, but those latter-day admissions usually feel like pale imitations of the glory years that highlighted his Paisley Park expeditions. And although a new album is still being tweaked on (Plectrumelectrum), the single releases of “Breakfast Can Wait” and a rousing funk teaser titled “Da Bourgeoisie” seemed to grab our attention last year.

After this year’s Super Bowl, Prince appeared on the FOX sitcom New Girl and showed off his acting skills, something we haven’t really seen since Purple Rain (or those that can remember the almost-laughable follow-up Under the Cherry Moon). The funk/rock/rhythm-and-pop god was on his A-game, showing off acting chops that were human, playfully silly and down-to-earth. But “Pretzelbodylogic,” used in one of the scenes on the hit comedy, also got our attention. Spiked with party chants and simple guitar revving, the tune echoes the smart sensibilities of Sly Stone jams. The chorus doesn’t touch the magnificence of “1999” or “Little Red Corvette,” which seems to sound like a cluttered rant carved out using Lenny Kravitz leftovers. But most of the funky template and even funkier lyrics (“Another limousine about to get a load/Put your seat back now; it’s one, two, three for the road”) prove that Prince still has a way to get your attention, even if it’s for a little while.

Thankfully, he redeemed himself with this pop/funk treat on New Girl. We have yet to hear it in its entirety:

 

 

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PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL – PRETZELBODYLOGIC

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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