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Thread started 02/07/05 12:13pm

Handclapsfinga
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Before Prince, there was...?

before i became a full-fledged prince freek, i was a....you may wanna sit down for this one....a marilyn manson fan. seriously--i was a pretty big fan of manson, much to my dad's dismay (he didn't want me listenin to that "satan-worshipping music", as he called it demon). soon as the antichrist superstar album came out and manson's remake of "sweet dreams (are made of this)" started gettin played all the time and all the abercrombie & fitch-types started latchin on to 'im, i disbanded from the marilyn manson fan camp and went along with my then 2nd in line guy...prince. my dad breathed a lot easier after that. giggle

my question to ya'll is this: before you got into prince, what artist/group were you a big fan of?
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Reply #1 posted 02/07/05 12:18pm

Anxiety

before prince, i was pretty much torn three ways between MJ, culture club and eurythmics. basically, if they could sing and if they dressed like the opposite gender, they were okay with me. lol

at the same time, though, i was brought up on the beatles, hendrix and bowie, so when prince came down the pike, it was kind of a no-brainer that i'd go nutso over the guy's music and image.
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Reply #2 posted 02/07/05 12:18pm

Axchi696

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Also a Manson fan, although I stuck with him through Mechanical Animals
Metallica
Madonna
Beatles
and then the Prince breakthrough
I'm the first mammal to wear pants.
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Reply #3 posted 02/07/05 12:21pm

GottaLetitgo

Um (sheepishly) okay it was Wham! I admit it, I was a Wham freak! I thought Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go was pure pop magic. I thought Careless Whisper was the epitome of love songs. I thought Wham Rap was hardcore gangsta. I was sick and needed help...and then the purple man from Minneapolis save me from mediocrity.

I feel better for having admitted all of that. It has been on my chest for oh so long...
All good things they say never last...
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Reply #4 posted 02/07/05 12:24pm

mycharity

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Geez, I don't really remember much before Prince, but I used to flip flop between Prince and STP in my CD changer. I guess I still listen to STP but Prince never leaves my stereo car/work or home.
I'm gonna count every second, every minute, each and every hour of every day, 'till you come on back, come on back........
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Reply #5 posted 02/07/05 12:27pm

MIGUELGOMEZ

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I was always hardcore Prince, Culture Club and Kiss. Those were the groups that I absolutely had to have everything they put out. So far the only person I haven't met is Prince. I would be a blithering idiot if I did.

The 80's made a big impact on me because of MTV. I fell in love with the british scene. SPLIT ENZ, SMITHS, SELECTOR, SPECIALS, DEPECHE, SIOUXIE, ADAM AND THE ANTS, MARILYN(not Manson), FUN BOY THREE, ULTRAVOX. I can go on forever. It's funny because everything really did sound different.

Miguel
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Reply #6 posted 02/07/05 12:27pm

letyourfreakfl
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Well before Prince was quite awhile ago...

I was in my preteens and it probably was Wham! and Michael Jackson (during the Thriller days).
Change my pitch up, smack my bitch up

Oh my god thats the funky shit!
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Reply #7 posted 02/07/05 12:28pm

MIGUELGOMEZ

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GottaLetitgo said:

Um (sheepishly) okay it was Wham! I admit it, I was a Wham freak! I thought Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go was pure pop magic. I thought Careless Whisper was the epitome of love songs. I thought Wham Rap was hardcore gangsta. I was sick and needed help...and then the purple man from Minneapolis save me from mediocrity.

I feel better for having admitted all of that. It has been on my chest for oh so long...




La da da da da da, yeah yeah yeah!!!!

If you know where that came from, you were really hard core WHAM.

Miguel
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MyeternalgrattitudetoPhil&Val.Herman said "We want sweaty truckers at the truck stop! We want cigar puffing men that look like they wanna beat the living daylights out of us" Val"sporking is spooning with benefits"
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Reply #8 posted 02/07/05 12:31pm

MidnightFunk

I was pretty much TOP 40....

Whatever the radio told me to like (Wham,Cure, MJ, Duran Duran)

Then I turned it to the "Electrifying Mojo's" radio show and the "Mothership"
landed and "Ronnie Talk 2 Russia" came on and the rest is history..

All u Motor Babies know what I am talking about..
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Reply #9 posted 02/07/05 12:32pm

rudeboynpg

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Before Prince I was into Missing Persons and The Plasmatics.
Neal Karlen: "His biggest and perhaps only fear was dying alone." prince "Don't u be another number 4 the undertaker" prince "Gotta tell the Truth ya'll" prince
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Reply #10 posted 02/07/05 12:33pm

Handclapsfinga
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GottaLetitgo said:

Um (sheepishly) okay it was Wham! I admit it, I was a Wham freak! I thought Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go was pure pop magic. I thought Careless Whisper was the epitome of love songs. I thought Wham Rap was hardcore gangsta.

falloff

i was a little kid when "wake me up..." came out...i thought george was singin wake me up before you cocoa. giggle i still love me some wham!, make it big is one of my fave albums. nod
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Reply #11 posted 02/07/05 12:34pm

Number23

I'll spend all my cool tokens at once and say Bon Jovi.











































































I was NINE you fucks!! mad
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Reply #12 posted 02/07/05 12:35pm

Handclapsfinga
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Number23 said:

I'll spend all my cool tokens at once and say Bon Jovi.



I was NINE you fucks!! mad

hah! number23

...just jokin. in fact i did worse than you: when i was nine i loved milli vanilli.
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Reply #13 posted 02/07/05 12:37pm

MidnightFunk

I actually liked

Rick Springfield NOT Bruce.....but Rick
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Reply #14 posted 02/07/05 12:39pm

Number23

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

Number23 said:

I'll spend all my cool tokens at once and say Bon Jovi.



I was NINE you fucks!! mad

hah! number23

...just jokin. in fact i did worse than you: when i was nine i loved milli vanilli.

smile
I just loved Jon's hair. He looked like the king of the jungle with that mane, especially when it was blowing about when he was standing on top of a mountain for the inset of the Blaze Of Glory soundtrack album.

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Reply #15 posted 02/07/05 12:46pm

TheRealFiness

sly & the family stone
Parliafunkadelicment
Isley brothers
James Marshall Hendrix
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Reply #16 posted 02/07/05 12:52pm

MIGUELGOMEZ

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

GottaLetitgo said:

Um (sheepishly) okay it was Wham! I admit it, I was a Wham freak! I thought Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go was pure pop magic. I thought Careless Whisper was the epitome of love songs. I thought Wham Rap was hardcore gangsta.

falloff

i was a little kid when "wake me up..." came out...i thought george was singin wake me up before you cocoa. giggle i still love me some wham!, make it big is one of my fave albums. nod



Haha!!!

The saddest song by Wham that I absolutely loved was a song called Different Corner. It's beautiful. I was sooooo madly in love with ANDREW RIDGELEY it wasn't even funny. My favorite Wham song has to be BATTLESTATION.

Miguel
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Reply #17 posted 02/07/05 12:55pm

MidnightFunk

A Different Corner..now that brings it back
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Reply #18 posted 02/07/05 1:04pm

funkaholic1972

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letyourfreakflagfly said:

Well before Prince was quite awhile ago...

I was in my preteens and it probably was Wham! and Michael Jackson (during the Thriller days).


Same here. It is funny that a lot of folks were into Wham! before Prince. Then again, their music is semi funky and they had some nice clips. Club Tropicana was my favorite at that time.
RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #19 posted 02/07/05 1:07pm

MidnightFunk

Club Tropicana.....boy....I don't think I have listened to Wham since 1989 or so...but when somebody says the title, I KNOW the songs by heart..
DAMN!!!
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Reply #20 posted 02/07/05 1:07pm

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Thanks to Prince I learned about the music I still love best: Jimi Hendrix, Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, etc. Thank you Prince!
RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #21 posted 02/07/05 1:13pm

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MidnightFunk said:

Club Tropicana.....boy....I don't think I have listened to Wham since 1989 or so...but when somebody says the title, I KNOW the songs by heart..
DAMN!!!


Club Tropicana drinks are free
Fun and sunshine there's enough for everyone
All that's missing is the see
But don't worry you can suntan

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RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #22 posted 02/07/05 1:17pm

MidnightFunk

and of course, my favorite..."Last Christmas"
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Reply #23 posted 02/07/05 1:18pm

OneMoJam

Stevie.


Wonder, not Nicks.
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Reply #24 posted 02/07/05 1:19pm

ottoegil

Does being a Prince-fan nececcarily mean that you can't listen to M.Manson?

Before I discovered Prince at the tender age of 13 in 1991, I mostly listened to thrash-metal. Nowadays, anything goes; from classical music to black metal. And loads of Prince, of course.
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Reply #25 posted 02/07/05 1:19pm

RazzBeret

I used to be obsessed with Billy Joel (and I still moderately am), but nothing compares to Prince now. I have about 25 cd's of each (all different). cool
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Reply #26 posted 02/07/05 1:22pm

MIGUELGOMEZ

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ottoegil said:

Does being a Prince-fan nececcarily mean that you can't listen to M.Manson?

Before I discovered Prince at the tender age of 13 in 1991, I mostly listened to thrash-metal. Nowadays, anything goes; from classical music to black metal. And loads of Prince, of course.




When it comes to music I wish more people were like you and me. I like a little bit of everything....even cookie monster rock. My friend's ex was the drummer for EXHUMED. A genuinely sweet guy.

Classical, punk, rock, ska and even country.

Miguel
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Reply #27 posted 02/07/05 1:26pm

Handclapsfinga
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MidnightFunk said:

and of course, my favorite..."Last Christmas"

durin the christmas season, it's never x-mas for me till i hear "last christmas". biggrin
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Reply #28 posted 02/07/05 1:26pm

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

before i became a full-fledged prince freek, i was a....you may wanna sit down for this one....a marilyn manson fan.


Understand you to the fullest. I respect Marilyn a lot, he's probably one of the most intelligent guys out there in the biz...

Well, on the topic...let me think. I was 13 when I became a part of the purple hype...
Before that - straight HipHop. I was a major 2Pac follower... That whole West Coast - Gangsta attitude...
I still love Tupac lots, but our little man somehow took over first place and stayed there ever since smile
eye "Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies -
tongue-tied and twisted, just an earthbound misfit, I"
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Reply #29 posted 02/07/05 1:27pm

Handclapsfinga
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ottoegil said:

Does being a Prince-fan nececcarily mean that you can't listen to M.Manson?

not at all. i still like his earlier stuff but i just don't like 'im as much as i once did.
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