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Reply #30 posted 11/23/17 10:25pm

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Hey Duane I thought of another one!

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I remember we once talked about it many years ago, but I'm still wondering how autonomous The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila, The Family and Madhouse were when it comes to live performances. I recently listened to the Family rehearsal for the first time (yeah, I know, why only now? lol ) and apparently Prince can be heard giving the band instructions. I've also read other reports that after rehearsing with the Revolution he would attend the Time, V6 and Sheila's rehearsals and give advice and/or instructions. I would assume he was also pretty involved with Madhouse's live performances.

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You once told me that those performances could be considered autonomous in the sense that the bands were pretty much left alone to perform the songs any way they wanted, but all of the above gives me the impression that Prince was definitely the musical director for those projects (at least The Time, V6, Madhouse and The Family's only gig: it's possible Sheila got more freedom as she was more of an artist in her own right as opposed to a Prince employee). So I wondered if further research changed your perspective on this, or if you still consider that those live gigs were autonomous. As you can guess, the heart of the matter is connected to my discography website, in the sense that I keep wondering whether those live performances (including TV appearances) should be considered as part of Prince's canon, which would make sense if he was responsible for most of the arrangements and making the calls on how the songs were to be played, or if they can be considered sufficiently autonomous to be considered "covers", like for example post 1995 Morris Day & The Time, who performed Prince compositions but without any Prince involvement.

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Thanks for sharing your perspective biggrin

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[Edited 11/23/17 22:28pm]

A COMPREHENSIVE PRINCE DISCOGRAPHY (work in progress ^^): https://sites.google.com/...iscog/home
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Reply #31 posted 11/24/17 12:23am

2045RadicalMat
tZ

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Hello Duane,


every time, for the past 30+ years, whenever I hear the song Sex Shooter, it makes me wonder if this was originally meant as a song from a man's perspective. You know, shooting the love, kiss my gun, and even the lyrics sound like "come on play with my erection".



So since you are the number one 83/84 expert and this song is from almost exactly the middle of this period: my question is: is there a Prince version out there? Or was that ever the plan?



Thnx.


Interesting. Makes sense.
the one thing i didn't like about the PR film was the wack off jizz guitar on the audience. I thought it was tasteless and crude...AND out of place in a situational drama....why would THE KID have a whack off guitar set up slightly offstage at the club? Was it part of the club's "audience jizz nights"?
"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #32 posted 11/24/17 12:27am

2045RadicalMat
tZ

Since this thread is short on questions: here's a frivolous useless one.


Were DORITOS chips part of Prince's life at the time or a concession *(pun intended) to movie marketing?

Also did Prince ever propose any artwork for the film release that v hasn't seen the light of day? Perhaps a movie poster/promotional work/theme.

I could imagine that not being featured on a promotional poster could've been great for acceptance as a serious film. Just wondering
"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #33 posted 11/24/17 4:22am

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Hi Duane,

I enjoyed listening to your peach and black podcast, your passion, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness came across well. A few questions, mostly about the process of research and writing:

1 - How difficult was it to write the book, attempting to balance different information and perspectives given the necessary constraints of word limits and amount of space to devote to each recording?

2. How challenging was it to write the book knowing that you wouldn't directly have the perspective, insight, interpretation and memories of the central figure?

3. How did you handle incorporating the roles and influence of those associates who are no longer with us or who choose not to give interviews?

4. Did you have to revise the book after double-checking any details or contradictions which arose in interviews associates gave to others in 2016? Were there any details which came to light in 2016 relating to the period of the book which surprised you?

5. How tricky was it to provide the necessary background and context to certain songs or recordings without extending too far into other years or eras? E.g. the story of the time recordings and band.

6. Out of curiosity, how much material did you gather roughly for this project, e.g. in pages of notes, hours of interviews?

7. Lastly, did you get a feel for when / how Prince managed to fit in eating and sleeping during this period? Did he take breaks during recording sessions or tend to work continuously once he started?

Thank you for your time.
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Reply #34 posted 11/27/17 8:42am

madhouseman

Hi everyone. I am looking forward to answering questions, but it would be best to wait until some of you have read the book so I can answer questions about it and hear your thoughts. The first wave of arrivals from the publisher have started delivering today (YES!) and hopefully Amazon will be delivering the physical book very quickly as well. The ebooks have been delivered, and I'm looking forward to everyone getting their orders filled and getting to talk to you about it.

Thank you for the questions. Some of them are going to be fun to answer and thank you again for your interest in this book and the potential book series!

Duane

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #35 posted 11/27/17 3:55pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

rwielink said:

Hello Duane,

every time, for the past 30+ years, whenever I hear the song Sex Shooter, it makes me wonder if this was originally meant as a song from a man's perspective. You know, shooting the love, kiss my gun, and even the lyrics sound like "come on play with my erection".

So since you are the number one 83/84 expert and this song is from almost exactly the middle of this period: my question is: is there a Prince version out there? Or was that ever the plan?

Thnx.

Interesting. Makes sense. the one thing i didn't like about the PR film was the wack off jizz guitar on the audience. I thought it was tasteless and crude...AND out of place in a situational drama....why would THE KID have a whack off guitar set up slightly offstage at the club? Was it part of the club's "audience jizz nights"?


I find it so funny. It's like the music is too good, he just has to come.
It's a very last short glimpse at the bare honesty of Dirty Mind and its underground formative years.
He also knows this is ReaganLand. He's obviously going for shock.

If he insisted more on it, I would agree.
But it's really just a few seconds in the movie,
it's preceded by an unequivocable mischievous funny grin,
and it comes at the end (orgasm!). What an hilarious way to close a show.

OK, maybe it's too much of "When Man Is Happy, Man Comes",
but it's a funny way to sexualize the male figure,
especially in 1984, and bring it back to its... errr... rightful position.


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Goodness will guide us if love is inside us
The colors are brighter, the bond is much tighter
You know no child's a failure
Until the blue sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't ever lose, don't ever lose, don't ever lose your dreams
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Reply #36 posted 11/27/17 7:23pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Morris Hayes mentioned in a recent interview that Prince pulled him aside to play 5 unreleased tracks from the Purple Rain era, and that they were better than than what was on Purple Rain. Were you able to find any information on what those tracks might be?

Awesome question Schlomo! I'm intrigued as to what these songs are. I mean, shit! I like all of the tracks on Purple Rain. Heaven, 7 out of the 9 tracks are top tier shit, lyrically and musically! There are 5 songs BETTER THAN THOSE?!

I'd love to hear them!!!

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Reply #37 posted 11/28/17 2:33am

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bonatoc said:

Let's leave it with "affection" please.
And girls can shoot too, you know.

[Edited 11/22/17 17:49pm]

is that Vanity on the left and Appolonia on the right? smile

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Reply #38 posted 11/28/17 4:47am

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rwielink said:

bonatoc said:

Let's leave it with "affection" please.
And girls can shoot too, you know.

[Edited 11/22/17 17:49pm]

is that Vanity on the left and Appolonia on the right? smile



"Quick, Vanity! Attack this storm of bland FM muzak stations! I'll handle Hollywood! Full thrusters!"


Goodness will guide us if love is inside us
The colors are brighter, the bond is much tighter
You know no child's a failure
Until the blue sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't ever lose, don't ever lose, don't ever lose your dreams
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Reply #39 posted 11/30/17 10:06am

purplemist7777

madhouseman said:

Hi everyone. I am looking forward to answering questions, but it would be best to wait until some of you have read the book so I can answer questions about it and hear your thoughts. The first wave of arrivals from the publisher have started delivering today (YES!) and hopefully Amazon will be delivering the physical book very quickly as well. The ebooks have been delivered, and I'm looking forward to everyone getting their orders filled and getting to talk to you about it.



Thank you for the questions. Some of them are going to be fun to answer and thank you again for your interest in this book and the potential book series!



Duane


Hi any update from Amazon on US deliveries? I ordered mine on 11/17/17 and Amazon is still showing “we’ll email you when we have a delivery date.” Thx
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Reply #40 posted 11/30/17 7:51pm

madhouseman

purplemist7777 said:

madhouseman said:

Hi everyone. I am looking forward to answering questions, but it would be best to wait until some of you have read the book so I can answer questions about it and hear your thoughts. The first wave of arrivals from the publisher have started delivering today (YES!) and hopefully Amazon will be delivering the physical book very quickly as well. The ebooks have been delivered, and I'm looking forward to everyone getting their orders filled and getting to talk to you about it.

Thank you for the questions. Some of them are going to be fun to answer and thank you again for your interest in this book and the potential book series!

Duane

Hi any update from Amazon on US deliveries? I ordered mine on 11/17/17 and Amazon is still showing “we’ll email you when we have a delivery date.” Thx

I wish I knew more about this. I keep getting told it is in the next day or two, but that has been going on for over two weeks so I am obviously not happy with how Amazon has been doing with this. They've had the books supposedly for a week and a half but I've been told that because of the holiday rush (Black Friday, etc.) smaller orders have gotten pushed aside, which is really unfortunate.


I hope they go out soon. The people who've gotten theirs seem very happy with them and I'm looking forward to answering these questions. Thanks!

My book PRINCE and The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984 comes out in November 2017. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/...104195943/ and join the conversation.
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Reply #41 posted 12/01/17 9:22pm

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For those that missed it Peach And Black Podcast had a long chat with Duane about his book - listen here - http://peachandblack.podb...interview/

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Reply #42 posted 12/02/17 3:03pm

purplemist7777

madhouseman said:



purplemist7777 said:


madhouseman said:

Hi everyone. I am looking forward to answering questions, but it would be best to wait until some of you have read the book so I can answer questions about it and hear your thoughts. The first wave of arrivals from the publisher have started delivering today (YES!) and hopefully Amazon will be delivering the physical book very quickly as well. The ebooks have been delivered, and I'm looking forward to everyone getting their orders filled and getting to talk to you about it.



Thank you for the questions. Some of them are going to be fun to answer and thank you again for your interest in this book and the potential book series!



Duane



Hi any update from Amazon on US deliveries? I ordered mine on 11/17/17 and Amazon is still showing “we’ll email you when we have a delivery date.” Thx


I wish I knew more about this. I keep getting told it is in the next day or two, but that has been going on for over two weeks so I am obviously not happy with how Amazon has been doing with this. They've had the books supposedly for a week and a half but I've been told that because of the holiday rush (Black Friday, etc.) smaller orders have gotten pushed aside, which is really unfortunate.



I hope they go out soon. The people who've gotten theirs seem very happy with them and I'm looking forward to answering these questions. Thanks!


Update amazon expected delivery is 12/8. Can’t wait!
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Reply #43 posted 12/03/17 7:59am

Funkpocket

Was wondering if Prince ever made sincere attempts to become performance proficient playing brass and/or woodwind instruments?

Second question: with the massive body of work in Prince's career, the amount of lyrical content is mind boggling. could you provide insight on the process of how these lyrics were written, and what happened to (if any) of the lyrics that were never used in a song?
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Reply #44 posted 12/05/17 10:42am

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Two questions:

What is you favorite Prince memory?

Back in the days when Prince did a very atheletic show, dancing and jumping off of things, what type of warm up did or exerise routine did he do?

No More Haters on the Internet.
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