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Thread started 04/30/16 10:42am

SomewhereHereO
nEarth

I feel like a bandwagon fan

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

Love God. Love Music. Love Life.
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Reply #1 posted 04/30/16 10:45am

Replica

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SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.



I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.


I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.


I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.



I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).



Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?



You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?




Does it matter? That you care about his importance as a musucian and person is all that matters imo.
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Reply #2 posted 04/30/16 11:16am

Germanegro

Replica said:

SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

Does it matter? That you care about his importance as a musucian and person is all that matters imo.

yeahthat I wouldn't worry about it. It literally is what Prince would have wanted for you to do. biggrin He has invited everyone to "get on the boat." Regardless, we're all eventually going to be in the very same position that you are in now. One silver lining around this big cloud is that there are loads of songs that no one has either listened to or heard of that may eventually have a chance to be published, and we will be scrambling together to catch up on listening.

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Reply #3 posted 04/30/16 11:21am

FunkiestOne

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SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

The only thing you should feel bad about is buying HitnRun Phase 2 before Controversy (!).

Anyway just don't judge Prince much by his songwriting output over the last 5-10 years. He lost it a bit in that area but he stayed just as brilliant as a performer. But I would be searching for classic bootlegs (outtakes, concerts, rehearsals) before spending much time on his post 2006 output. However, you can do it all and I envy you in a way because all the amazing discoveries you are going to make.

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Reply #4 posted 04/30/16 11:23am

violectrica

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Agree. It sucks looking like a poser. My mom has some of my CDs and I'm trying to buy some again. I don't want to take them from her now. She's real upset.

I just mumble my other copy is all scratched up or my mom won't let it go now that he's gone

Haha so yeah I cover it at checkout.
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #5 posted 04/30/16 11:24am

PURPLEIZED3121

let me tell you this..I've been around since 1983 but if you like Prince then you are just as much of a fan as I or the so called [clique!] purple army/front row hoggers!

I actually envy you as you have sooooo much to discover. Enjoy the ride dude & dont be afraod of asking anyone on here anythng at all.

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Reply #6 posted 04/30/16 11:44am

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Don't feel bad. I got into him via the batman film - and felt rather late to the party then! You've bought and get into as much as you can - just continue with it. I envy u having the gaps to fill and albums you haven't yet heard to discover. Good luck - and ur no bandwagon jumper, 2007 is the best part of ten years ago. That's commitment right there! Big loves innit!
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #7 posted 04/30/16 1:51pm

vandeluca

Don't worry about that! Some of us who have been around a long time had TAPES, etc or just misplaced or gave stuff away over the years. We are starting again sometimes too. I don't care. Neither shoiuld you. You enjoy the music and that what is important. I love trhat people are checking him /music out.smile

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Reply #8 posted 04/30/16 1:55pm

vandeluca

On a different note..I was in Barnes Nobles and I heard this guy, apparantly born in 1991. He was telling the clerk (he was buying some rock albums) that his 1st concert was PRINCE in 2007 and to this date is is his ABSOLUTE best concert he went to EVER. He was 16 and loved it. He seemed more of a casual fan but it does say something about Prince and his ability to stretch over genre lines. I was smiling inside.

On a 2nd deifferent note, I was in a print shop that ironically had CD, VHS, etc and someone came in looking for a Prince CD. This was a long time fan..Anyway, the clerk said, "when is the last top 10 hit the guy had?" The person said, "I don't know I don't care. I just want some more music that I cannot find from over the years." The clerk said, "Come back in 6 months, all the hype will be gone you can get anything you want. This is how it was with Michael Jackson."

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Reply #9 posted 04/30/16 3:31pm

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SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

don't feel bad about it. enjoy all that music.

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Reply #10 posted 04/30/16 3:35pm

UncleGrandpa

No one will look at your collection and challenge your depth of fandom unless they're just being an asshole, tell them to fuck off snobby.

Jeux sans frontieres
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Reply #11 posted 04/30/16 10:37pm

SomewhereHereO
nEarth

FunkiestOne said:

SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

The only thing you should feel bad about is buying HitnRun Phase 2 before Controversy (!).

Anyway just don't judge Prince much by his songwriting output over the last 5-10 years. He lost it a bit in that area but he stayed just as brilliant as a performer. But I would be searching for classic bootlegs (outtakes, concerts, rehearsals) before spending much time on his post 2006 output. However, you can do it all and I envy you in a way because all the amazing discoveries you are going to make.

I actually FORGOT to put Controversy in the list! lol. I bought that one way before HitnRun Phase 2. biggrin I also forgot to put other ones...like The Rainbow Children.

Love God. Love Music. Love Life.
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Reply #12 posted 04/30/16 10:50pm

Thizz

SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

You don't have better music stores available to shop at?

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Reply #13 posted 04/30/16 11:00pm

SomewhereHereO
nEarth

Thizz said:

SomewhereHereOnEarth said:

I feel like a bandwagon fan asking the people at Best Buy, Target, etc. for Prince CDs.

I became a Fam back around 2007 and I started buying Prince CDs soon after. Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, eBay. I got the main ones - Prince, 1999, Purple Rain, D&P, Dirty Mind, For You.

I also got the current ones - Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Art Official Age, Hitnrun Phase 1, Plectrum Electrum and now since yesterday I can add the Hitnrun Phase 2 to the list.

I also got other albums like Come, The Love Symbol, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantasic and LotusFlow3r.

I still don't have them all though (some that come to mind are Emanicipation, The Vault, Rave In2 The Joy Fantasic, SOTT).

Does anyone feel like this now that he's gone?

You became a fam when he was alive, bought several of his music, and you're still buying his music that you don't have after his death?

You don't have better music stores available to shop at?

lol

like what?

we also have F.Y.E. and Hastings Entertainment. Wal Mart, K-Mart. I just named two as examples.

Love God. Love Music. Love Life.
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Reply #14 posted 04/30/16 11:21pm

DoItAllNight4U

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Oh my, I feel the exact same way!

My dad took me to Barnes and Noble yesterday morning because I wanted to get some Prince mags and they didn't have any but then I remembered they have a music section too. So I went to look for Prince CD's and they only had three. THREE! They had 2 copies of 1999 and 1 copy of "The Very Best". I already have "Ultimate" from years ago and that one is better so I skipped out on that one. I didn't have 1999 though so that's the one I got smile

But yeah, as I was with my dad at the checkout counter, I started feeling like a fake person. The cashier guy barely even looked at me and didn't make any comments or bitchy/annoyed faces but I still felt like he was probably thinking that "daddy's girl" is a typical snobby basic teen girl who just follows trends. I swear that's how I've been feeling now that I've been posting so much about Prince on social media in the last several days. Nobody has said anything though, cause nobody cares about P sadly, but I still feel like a poser neutral

"I was here in the beginning and I'll be here forever more"
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Reply #15 posted 04/30/16 11:24pm

DoItAllNight4U

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Btw I also went to Best Buy and Walmart looking for Prince CD's but they were all out.

Although they did have one CD of that idiot of Prince Royce. I'm hispanic and Prince Royce is hispanic too and he's pretty popular around here so of course they were gonna have his music but not Prince's mad

"I was here in the beginning and I'll be here forever more"
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Reply #16 posted 05/01/16 7:02am

alphastreet

I felt something like that too when mj died though I'd loved him for decades, have too many albums/units to count and was about to see him in London, and no fans of his, at least the ones I came across got it. It's the shock/denial speaking, and it's happening to protect us from how painful the death is. I'm sorry I keep talking about myself 7 years ago, but I honestly empathize with you and want you to know you're not alone. I find myself in shock over prince too and I was crying randomly at work after attempting to watch a video, I was not expecting that.

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