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Thread started 04/20/17 7:58pm

rogifan

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Revolution interview: working with Prince was like going to the moon

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Reply #1 posted 04/20/17 8:03pm

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Is the interview when Wendy talks about Prince complaining about his hair in the Raspberry Beret video looking like Lou Ferrigno...I literally LOL'ed at that one. Thanks Wendy. Sorry too lazy to re-read. Read too many today.

Image result for lou ferrigno hulk

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Reply #2 posted 04/21/17 4:41am

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"As the band worked on the double album Sign ‘O’ the Times, which was eventually credited as a solo Prince..." Sigh. They are really working hard to take credit for SOTT.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #3 posted 04/21/17 5:14am

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paulludvig said:

"As the band worked on the double album Sign ‘O’ the Times, which was eventually credited as a solo Prince..." Sigh. They are really working hard to take credit for SOTT.

Weird when Wendy was talking about the end because it wasn't the end for Matt. But he was pretty quiet for most of the interview. Lisa too.
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Reply #4 posted 04/21/17 5:54am

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rogifan said:

paulludvig said:

"As the band worked on the double album Sign ‘O’ the Times, which was eventually credited as a solo Prince..." Sigh. They are really working hard to take credit for SOTT.

Weird when Wendy was talking about the end because it wasn't the end for Matt. But he was pretty quiet for most of the interview. Lisa too.

She did not say this. The writer wrote it. Lazy kids-ass journalism. They did work on stuff that led to SOTT, but he was as still the mastermind. We know the history is more complex than the writer implied.
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/17 6:08am

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paulludvig said:

"As the band worked on the double album Sign ‘O’ the Times, which was eventually credited as a solo Prince..." Sigh. They are really working hard to take credit for SOTT.

The person doing the article called it that

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/17 6:24am

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“It was very difficult for us to climb up those stairs, I’ve got to tell you,” says Bobby Z., drummer for the late Prince’s most iconic band, the Revolution. He’s referring to that intensely emotional evening on Sept. 1 last year, when the Revolution reunited onstage at First Avenue — the Minneapolis club where Purple Rain’s concert scenes were filmed — and celebrated the life and legacy of their former boss.

“To walk on that stage and play those songs, knowing that he’s not there,” guitarist Wendy Melvoin says contemplatively, her voice trailing off. On that night, Melvoin — who handled most of the lead vocals in Prince’s tragic absence — appeared the most emotional onstage, sometimes struggling to make it through songs like “Sometimes It Snows in April.” But she says that by the third and final show of the band’s First Avenue residency, “the five of us felt a lift. There were more smiles onstage for us. There was more playfulness, and you could feel — dare I say without sounding too New-Agey? I am not really into this or anything — but you could actually sense that he looked at us and went, ‘It’s OK.’”

“Like kind of a séance,” Bobby adds.

Melvoin nods. “It was weird. And we walked offstage and cried.”

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/17 6:32am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

“It was very difficult for us to climb up those stairs, I’ve got to tell you,” says Bobby Z., drummer for the late Prince’s most iconic band, the Revolution. He’s referring to that intensely emotional evening on Sept. 1 last year, when the Revolution reunited onstage at First Avenue — the Minneapolis club where Purple Rain’s concert scenes were filmed — and celebrated the life and legacy of their former boss.

“To walk on that stage and play those songs, knowing that he’s not there,” guitarist Wendy Melvoin says contemplatively, her voice trailing off. On that night, Melvoin — who handled most of the lead vocals in Prince’s tragic absence — appeared the most emotional onstage, sometimes struggling to make it through songs like “Sometimes It Snows in April.” But she says that by the third and final show of the band’s First Avenue residency, “the five of us felt a lift. There were more smiles onstage for us. There was more playfulness, and you could feel — dare I say without sounding too New-Agey? I am not really into this or anything — but you could actually sense that he looked at us and went, ‘It’s OK.’”

“Like kind of a séance,” Bobby adds.

Melvoin nods. “It was weird. And we walked offstage and cried.”

I watched that whole interview and when they mentioned their feelings playing without Prince yeah it hit me! Just wanna hug em all!

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Reply #8 posted 04/21/17 6:44am

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“One thing that a lot of people don’t realize about him is he lived and breathed what he did,” says Brownmark, who joined the band in 1982. “My first assignment, before I even picked up a guitar, was in Prince’s living room: Look at myself in the mirror eight hours a day. He would tell me how to stand. He said, ‘No, pivot your foot that way. OK, now turn your cheek to do this. Get your shoulder up. Bend your shoulder back.’ That’s how he trained me. Then it got to a point where I would be out at a club somewhere and I’d be standing, I’d have this pose, and people would come up to me and say, ‘Mark, what’s wrong with you? Why are you standing like that?’ I didn’t even know I was doing it.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #9 posted 04/21/17 6:48am

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“One thing that a lot of people don’t realize about him is he lived and breathed what he did,” says Brownmark, who joined the band in 1982. “My first assignment, before I even picked up a guitar, was in Prince’s living room: Look at myself in the mirror eight hours a day. He would tell me how to stand. He said, ‘No, pivot your foot that way. OK, now turn your cheek to do this. Get your shoulder up. Bend your shoulder back.’ That’s how he trained me. Then it got to a point where I would be out at a club somewhere and I’d be standing, I’d have this pose, and people would come up to me and say, ‘Mark, what’s wrong with you? Why are you standing like that?’ I didn’t even know I was doing it.

lol lol lol lol lol lol he tells the best stories!

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Reply #10 posted 04/21/17 7:09am

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justAmeda said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

“One thing that a lot of people don’t realize about him is he lived and breathed what he did,” says Brownmark, who joined the band in 1982. “My first assignment, before I even picked up a guitar, was in Prince’s living room: Look at myself in the mirror eight hours a day. He would tell me how to stand. He said, ‘No, pivot your foot that way. OK, now turn your cheek to do this. Get your shoulder up. Bend your shoulder back.’ That’s how he trained me. Then it got to a point where I would be out at a club somewhere and I’d be standing, I’d have this pose, and people would come up to me and say, ‘Mark, what’s wrong with you? Why are you standing like that?’ I didn’t even know I was doing it.

lol lol lol lol lol lol he tells the best stories!

lol yes he does, the bass guy was always the cool, quiet laid back one, but hearing these background stories really fill the spaces 4 me

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #11 posted 04/21/17 3:58pm

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That was great, love hearing these stories! biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 04/21/17 9:52pm

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Reply #13 posted 04/21/17 11:27pm

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It's just sad that we could never get this to happen when he was alive. The "is the water warm enough" humor was great, and Prince would have taken it and run with it.

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