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Thread started 12/01/11 2:22am

BlueBerryBeret

What Is Your Favorite Prince Era?

I Don't Know If This Has Already Been Asked? I'm New To This Message Board smile
Mines Has To Be "Controversy" & "Around The World In A Day" biggrin

Fashion/Music/Shows cool

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Reply #1 posted 12/01/11 2:41am

Nightcrawler

That changes constantly. At the moment, mine are

1991 - 1994 (from Diamonds & Pearls - The Gold Experience) and

2001-2002 (The Rainbow Children, ONA-Tour and One Night Alone...Live!)

Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #2 posted 12/01/11 3:27am

RicoN

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84-87 tonk

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Reply #3 posted 12/01/11 5:48am

Yellooo

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Reply #4 posted 12/01/11 6:41am

Welcome2daRevo
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SOTT/Lovesexy era. headbang
CALL ME A DREAMER 2!
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Reply #5 posted 12/01/11 7:09am

OldFriends4Sal
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1982-1984

1985-1986

1987-1988

Purple Rain

Around the World in a Day

Parade


Sign o the Times

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #6 posted 12/01/11 8:05am

bobbyperu

I really don't have one. He has made great music throughout the years and as for his look, I don't care if he is in purple, peach or polka dots.
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Reply #7 posted 12/01/11 8:11am

RicoN

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OldFriends4Sale said:

1982-1984

1985-1986

1987-1988

Purple Rain

Around the World in a Day

Parade


Sign o the Times

kind of sums it up!

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Reply #8 posted 12/01/11 2:32pm

Nvncible1

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1. PARADE ERA ( Music was boss and he seemed light hearted then-someone cool to hang around-THE ONLY PRINCE i would want to "HANG OUT" with)

2. SOTT

3. PURPLE RAIN

4. LOVE SEXY

5.1999

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Reply #9 posted 12/01/11 3:39pm

motherfunka

  1. 1984 - 1986
  2. 1990 - 1996
  3. 1987 - 1988

These 3 eras may change order from time to time. biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 12/01/11 4:08pm

babyjubilation

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Reply #11 posted 12/01/11 4:18pm

DJFreelan

Look-wise, tour-wise, or music-wise? Or a mix of all three. confused

"I never want to stop singing this song!" Prince in Montreal, 12/2/11, just before performing Purple Rain
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Reply #12 posted 12/01/11 7:18pm

PositivityFore
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Welcome2daRevolution said:

SOTT/Lovesexy era. headbang

Mine's too! Those CAN'T be beat! PERIOD! But I actually LOVE ATWIAD Until LoveSexy!

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Reply #13 posted 12/01/11 8:13pm

vainandy

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1978-1984

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #14 posted 12/02/11 5:23am

OldFriends4Sal
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PositivityForever said:

Welcome2daRevolution said:

SOTT/Lovesexy era. headbang

Mine's too! Those CAN'T be beat! PERIOD! But I actually LOVE ATWIAD Until LoveSexy!

I think the 1983-1986 beats them over all, because the creative output was on a larger scale than SOTT-Lovesexy. And the SOTT music-connection can't really be attributed to the band performing outside of Dr Fink-Eric Leeds some Atlanta Bliss since they did a lot of playing on the Dream Factory music

Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #15 posted 12/02/11 5:31am

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I love 'em all but my favorite "era" is the 1999 era. So many great songs, and an electric atmosphere. Also a very mysterious feel to the whole album and era.

"Down in space it's always 1982" David Bowie
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Reply #16 posted 12/02/11 9:33am

Husky

It's a tie between the 'Parade' and the 'Sign of the Times' era.

Although i am not that fond of Under the Cherry Moon-movie, I love the Sign-'concert' movie and i think he created his best music from 1985 - 1987.

[Edited 12/2/11 9:35am]

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Reply #17 posted 12/02/11 10:01am

EyeJester7

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Because Lovesexy is the 1!!!!!!!! smile

Lovesexy No..DOUBT! Also, Parade, his musical output was just totally on another level!

These pictures pretty much summarize my favorite era's:

LOVESEXY IS THE 1

PARADE

LOTUSFLOW3R....BOOM!!!!

ONE NITE ALONE

DIAMONDS & PEARLS

Xpectation Surrender Falls N2 This Power Fantastic! eye kNOw!
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Reply #18 posted 12/02/11 10:36am

rdhull

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1999 (album) era.

Roger Ebert:rest in peace
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Reply #19 posted 12/02/11 10:47am

thekidsgirl

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mid-90's "angry Prince" & the 1983-1986 eras

It'ssss showtime!
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Reply #20 posted 12/02/11 10:50am

databank

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You'd think it'd be the "classic" years (1978-1989) cuz that's what I discovered when I became a Prince fan in 1989, and because they're obviously the mythic and most daring part of his career, but in the end, maybe out of nostalgia because I went thru 'em so intensively and grew up with them in my early 20's and also because I really dig 'em, it might be the so-hated "plastic years" (1996-2001). But in the end there's no "favorite era" of mine: I grew-up with Prince ever since I was 12 years-old (I'm now 35) and I have this feeling I grew-up alongside his music, and every album is kinda the soundtrack of such or such moment in my life. I just kinda love every era from For You to 20Ten. Sorry if my answer is disappointing cool

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Reply #21 posted 12/02/11 11:59am

BlueBerryBeret

ok how about just style/fashion? what era had the most unique fashion style for prince?
idk where 2 start cuz he has so many eek

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Reply #22 posted 12/02/11 12:11pm

Husky

IMO the fashion styles and clothes were often distracting from his music.

In the early eighties 'camp' was like the mainstream in music-video's, so it wasnt such an issue, but I honestly think his fashion-'sense' has been more of a curse then a blessing to his career:

- The nude-cover from Lovesexy and the silly Peter-pan outfits from the Lovesexy tour did surely put some people off;

- The fashion-mess he offered in the mid-nineties (pale, whitecaked face, an anorexic looking body and face, and the word 'slave' on his cheek) surely didnt help his sales;

- Nothing wrong with a nice suit, but the The Time-like suits Prince wore during the '00 - '10's more echoed the image of some cheap, not to be trusted pimp, then someone with style and class.

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Reply #23 posted 12/02/11 1:49pm

BlueBerryBeret

WOW :/ lol..everything you said is true & sad. the cover for lovesexy is scary lol

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Reply #24 posted 12/02/11 10:15pm

artist76

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But some people LIKE scary. smile

1991-94 (D&P - Gold); the '90s "angry" Prince (as someone above called it). Yes, even the butt-out pants stunt, Glam Slam, o(+> , the dirty old man get-up, the braids, Sexy MF... it was perpetually like, he's losing his mind!

But the '80s seemed like a great time. It just wasn't my time, though, age-wise. I do think "Erotic City" belongs in the '90s though.

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Reply #25 posted 12/02/11 11:48pm

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Reply #26 posted 12/03/11 12:50am

BlueBerryBeret

people thought prince was "strange" in the 80's but he seemed even more strange in the 90's and really mysterious/reserved and left people in awes lol

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Reply #27 posted 12/03/11 12:54am

uuhson

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Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #28 posted 12/03/11 1:17am

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1991-1995

It was my favourite era since I remember. Great shows. Wonderfull albums, pretty look. smile

So evil girl, if one of us has a date,
With the undertaker, which one will it be?
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Reply #29 posted 12/03/11 9:50am

babyjubilation

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I also liked this one!!

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