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Thread started 10/09/12 3:17am

thedance

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Any reasons for NOT jumping off the purple train, in other words: why the h*ll are U still a Prince fan in 2012?

As an old Prince follower I have given up --- again,

Prince's music does not appeal to me anymore, I guess I am mainly here on the Org, because of boredom.

Even the boot recordings does not appeal to me anymore.

However/..... I still heart the OLD Prince music on WB. - 1978 to 1995.

yeah: "Eye No", I have said this all before, I guess a few times already.

But could you give me YOUR reasons for being a Prince fan in 2012 ???

the concerts?

the bootlegs?

It sure can't be Prince's recorded/ studio music post WB. - 1996 to 2012?

What's ur reasons to still be aboard on "the purple train" 2012 ?

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #1 posted 10/09/12 3:25am

novabrkr

thedance said:

It sure can't be Prince's recorded/ studio music post WB. - 1996 to 2012?

It sure is.

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Reply #2 posted 10/09/12 3:28am

beatriceau

His live performances!

Nostalgia!

I could watch Him play guitar all day!
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Reply #3 posted 10/09/12 3:33am

Prenzz

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I've had my moment of low also, and just hang in there till the moments of high come. Isn't that just like life itself? biggrin

My recent moments of high were 3121 and LotusFlower, which were pretty good if you ask me. And the ultimate highs were North Sea Jazz and Melkweg last year, which were epic without exaggeration.

But a new album is very, very welcome.

All that bathing in purple rain just can't be good for your health...
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Reply #4 posted 10/09/12 3:54am

Replica

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His old material is still worth a great amount if listening. That is enough for me. Old music that doesn't get old.

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Reply #5 posted 10/09/12 4:24am

TheEnglishGent

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I'm still enjoying his studio output when he gives us some.

I guess for some it's just time to move on.

RIP sad
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Reply #6 posted 10/09/12 5:17am

kangafunk

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Firstly, the gig I went to at malahide castle was the best gig I've ever been to, so there is one reason. The fact the guitar stage wasn't used and that it was a standing concert probably made it so good, plenty of bad but enjoyable dancing was done!

Secondly, his recent output is pretty good apart from maybe 20ten, which after a very small amount of enjoyment at the time, has now been demoted to my least played p album. I even got plenty of enjoyment from mpls sound!

Sure I'd love him to record something as ground breaking as dirty mind or as artistically outstanding as sign, but originality is getting harder and harder to come by as time goes on, I mean how many good chord progressions, melodies etc are actually left to create?
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Reply #7 posted 10/09/12 5:27am

vitriol

The vintage stuff that keeps on surfacing (and many times in astounding quality).

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Reply #8 posted 10/09/12 6:21am

skywalker

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It sure can't be Prince's recorded/ studio music post WB. - 1996 to 2012?

Ah, but it is.

Honestly, any music from this era is better than some of the complete Tony M bullshit from 1990 to 1993.

How you can tolerate something like "jughead" but rant in general against his all of his post 1995 material is beyond me.

"New Power slide...."
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Reply #9 posted 10/09/12 7:17am

vman4639

Part of being a Prince fan is accepting the change. He could have stuck on the Purple Rain sound for a LONG time, but he didn't even stick on it for a second album. This can be frustrating, but without it we would have never ended up with Sign O' The Times.

What I do is not try to compare him to the past. I relax, have a little drink, put the headphones on, and guess what? There is still genious in these recordings.

So why do I still listen? Because I am still surprised, impressed, and sometimes enlightened by his music. Sometimes (and my wife totally does not get this) I'll laugh at a part of the song that is instrumental. I'll hear the sarcasim or humor in the music without the lyrics.

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Reply #10 posted 10/09/12 7:19am

novabrkr

vman4639 said:

Part of being a Prince fan is accepting the change. He could have stuck on the Purple Rain sound for a LONG time, but he didn't even stick on it for a second album. This can be frustrating, but without it we would have never ended up with Sign O' The Times.

What I do is not try to compare him to the past. I relax, have a little drink, put the headphones on, and guess what? There is still genious in these recordings.

So why do I still listen? Because I am still surprised, impressed, and sometimes enlightened by his music. Sometimes (and my wife totally does not get this) I'll laugh at a part of the song that is instrumental. I'll hear the sarcasim or humor in the music without the lyrics.

touched

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Reply #11 posted 10/09/12 7:21am

electricberet

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The Census Bureau estimates that there are 2,518 American Indians and Alaska Natives currently living in the city of Long Beach.
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Reply #12 posted 10/09/12 8:08am

Shadesofpurple

Jon Bream, in the new documentary, says that instead of peeling away the mystery he's just added to it, and that's why we're more fascinated than ever. I love the position that Prince has us in, where we totally do not know what he's going to do next.

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Reply #13 posted 10/09/12 8:21am

AJP

Because true love never dies lol

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Reply #14 posted 10/09/12 9:22am

RodeoSchro

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I still like him better than anyone else out there.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #15 posted 10/09/12 9:44am

pueroda

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Hilarious!!! I think Prince would probably get a huge laugh from this too. Maybe, someone in his camp will forward it on to him....hopefully.

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Reply #16 posted 10/09/12 9:45am

Graycap23

Prince is still Prince after all of these years.

I just wished he would continue 2 release new product and accept that this system of thangs.............has changed.

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Reply #17 posted 10/09/12 9:56am

TheFreakerFant
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> Because he's still got it LIVE.

> Because he's one of the most creative and inspiring people around.

> He keeps us in suspense and guessing in terms of relationships and album releases.

> He plays games with fans by releasing snippets via various sources making the completists' job more varied and keeps them on their toes.

> He doesn't do what people or society or the industry expects. This is refreshing in the age of corporate PR.

> He makes a virtue out of non conformity which is very reassuring and uplifting to those that also feel they don't conform or 'fit' to others'/societies' expectations.

> He speaks out against the injustice in society, Colonized Mind and Act Of God being notable recent examples.

> He's an excellent and underrated songwriter.

> He can still come out with great songs and albums now and again, (Lotusflow3r and MPLSound being the most recent IMO).

> His music is still better than much of what is out there now. He is a real musician he actually knows the music making and production side inside out, unlike 90% of people in the charts.

> There's no-one like him. As a reviewer from the Independent said 'He's the type of rock star an author might invent.' A true artist.

[Edited 10/9/12 10:22am]

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Reply #18 posted 10/09/12 9:59am

Dave1992

Because it's still the same person who released SOTT, Parade, TGE, TRC and Emancipation. He just needs something major (anything) in his life to inspire him again, to find his old cockiness and create his own, unique, unconventional sound again, writing songs full of weird, unconventional, uncommercial chord changes, melody lines, experimental sounds and recording techniques, to find his own famous quirkiness again. His output has been very "safe" in the last couple of years and, while I still enjoyed this safer side of Prince (with the weirdness buried deep into the mix, รก la Future Baby Mama, for instance), I am simply waiting for him to become flashy, extreme and quirky again (even if only musically).

I believe he can.

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Reply #19 posted 10/09/12 10:17am

dannyd5050

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I guess for the same reason I'm still a Cowboys fan. I'm still waiting for Prince to win a superbowl again with a new album that kills, that blows away both the fans and critics alike, that I can play over and over and not get tired or bored of it within the first week. One that will win a Grammy and gain new fans...I can dream... sigh

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Reply #20 posted 10/09/12 10:28am

KCOOLMUZIQ

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He is still a "MasterPiece" artist.....

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #21 posted 10/09/12 10:49am

MJMia

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Shadesofpurple said:

Jon Bream, in the new documentary, says that instead of peeling away the mystery he's just added to it, and that's why we're more fascinated than ever. I love the position that Prince has us in, where we totally do not know what he's going to do next.

I wouldn't include myself in your "us" because in my opinion, Prince is very predictable. lol

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Reply #22 posted 10/09/12 11:36am

motherfunka

thedance said:

However/..... I still heart the OLD Prince music on WB. - 1978 to 1995.

This, but add to 1996.

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Reply #23 posted 10/09/12 11:41am

KCOOLMUZIQ

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eek

Shadesofpurple said:

Jon Bream, in the new documentary, says that instead of peeling away the mystery he's just added to it, and that's why we're more fascinated than ever. I love the position that Prince has us in, where we totally do not know what he's going to do next.

When did Jon Bream do a new docu????

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #24 posted 10/09/12 12:51pm

kishi

The music, which is truly what matters the most.

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Reply #25 posted 10/09/12 12:52pm

funkomatic

vman4639 said:

Part of being a Prince fan is accepting the change. He could have stuck on the Purple Rain sound for a LONG time, but he didn't even stick on it for a second album. This can be frustrating, but without it we would have never ended up with Sign O' The Times.

What I do is not try to compare him to the past. I relax, have a little drink, put the headphones on, and guess what? There is still genious in these recordings.

So why do I still listen? Because I am still surprised, impressed, and sometimes enlightened by his music. Sometimes (and my wife totally does not get this) I'll laugh at a part of the song that is instrumental. I'll hear the sarcasim or humor in the music without the lyrics.

This is an attitude of ignorance i can't relate to at all. Kind of: "Everything sounds good to me, because I make myself believe the past and its achievements don't exist!"

This is so strange to me! The whole music evolution and quality discussion is based on the comparison of what was then and what is now.

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Reply #26 posted 10/09/12 12:54pm

OzlemUcucu

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bored

Prince needs new people. He has never been as boring as he is nowadays.

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #27 posted 10/09/12 1:12pm

funkomatic

I'm a big fan of his 80s music. That's all.

If you wonder, why I'm still on the org? It's mainly for entertainment reasons.

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Reply #28 posted 10/09/12 1:31pm

jackmitz

thedance said:

As an old Prince follower I have given up --- again,

Prince's music does not appeal to me anymore, I guess I am mainly here on the Org, because of boredom.

Even the boot recordings does not appeal to me anymore.

However/..... I still heart the OLD Prince music on WB. - 1978 to 1995.

yeah: "Eye No", I have said this all before, I guess a few times already.

But could you give me YOUR reasons for being a Prince fan in 2012 ???

the concerts?

the bootlegs?

It sure can't be Prince's recorded/ studio music post WB. - 1996 to 2012?

What's ur reasons to still be aboard on "the purple train" 2012 ?

I think his current releases are FAR more interesting than any other pop music out....I'd take 'Cause and Effect' and 'PFunk' over anything on the Top 40 charts any day of the week. And don't get me started on 20ten....I think y'all are sleeping on some damn good songs.

Occupy Alphabet Street!




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twitter.com/jackmitz
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Reply #29 posted 10/09/12 1:35pm

TheFreakerFant
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motherfunka said:

thedance said:

However/..... I still heart the OLD Prince music on WB. - 1978 to 1995.

This, but add to 1996.

Yes, i'm shocked thedance doesn't include Emancipation as that is one of his best, if you overlook some of the production...

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