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Thread started 01/12/18 7:16pm

kewlschool

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We are the NPG not the Purple Army

Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?

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Reply #1 posted 01/13/18 12:17am

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I grew up in Detroit, so first and foremost, I've always been one of his little Motorbabies. He called into Detroit's ONE and ONLY Electrifying Mojo's radio show on the night of his '86 Cobo Hall Birthday concert and gave us that name live on the air. cool



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Reply #2 posted 01/13/18 12:19am

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kewlschool said:

Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?



The Kiss Army is a rip off from the actual Army, so I think you're in the clear.
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Reply #3 posted 01/13/18 3:22am

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droppingdishes said:

kewlschool said:

Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?

The Kiss Army is a rip off from the actual Army, so I think you're in the clear.

The actual Army is a rip off from the Ants Army, so I think we're doomed.

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Reply #4 posted 01/13/18 3:23am

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ANd what about New Model Army and Army Of Lovers?

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Reply #5 posted 01/13/18 9:24pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

I grew up in Detroit, so first and foremost, I've always been one of his little Motorbabies. He called into Detroit's ONE and ONLY Electrifying Mojo's radio show on the night of his '86 Cobo Hall Birthday concert and gave us that name live on the air. cool



Motorbabies is a nickname long before Prince arrived on the scene. That being said, if they release Musicology on DVD it should be the Detroit show. It was on fire.

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Reply #6 posted 01/13/18 9:25pm

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droppingdishes said:

kewlschool said:

Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?

The Kiss Army is a rip off from the actual Army, so I think you're in the clear.

However, the first musical band to use it as a reference for their fans was KISS.

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Reply #7 posted 01/14/18 5:47am

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kewlschool said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

I grew up in Detroit, so first and foremost, I've always been one of his little Motorbabies. He called into Detroit's ONE and ONLY Electrifying Mojo's radio show on the night of his '86 Cobo Hall Birthday concert and gave us that name live on the air. cool



Motorbabies is a nickname long before Prince arrived on the scene. That being said, if they release Musicology on DVD it should be the Detroit show. It was on fire.

Yeah but it wasn't as adorable and endearing until Prince made us his! touched mushy hammer

We agree on a Musicology DVD being the Detroit show though. highfive

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Reply #8 posted 01/14/18 6:14am

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NPG, Purple Army, Fam... Whatever.

I'm a harcore fan and have been for over 35 years.

We were HERE, where were you?

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Reply #9 posted 01/14/18 8:05am

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kewlschool said:

Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?

Where is this from?

I never understood what the New Power Generation meant... after the Lovesexy band disbanded the meaning or intent was never fully carried out

I'm the Purple Army, Purple Hippies, Purple Music

Wasn't it Prince that used Purple Army to begin with?

I know he was using Purple soldiers in the 80s..

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Reply #10 posted 01/14/18 8:35am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

kewlschool said:

Motorbabies is a nickname long before Prince arrived on the scene. That being said, if they release Musicology on DVD it should be the Detroit show. It was on fire.

Yeah but it wasn't as adorable and endearing until Prince made us his! touched mushy hammer

We agree on a Musicology DVD being the Detroit show though. highfive

Detroit Crawl, baby. fallinluv

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Reply #11 posted 01/14/18 8:42am

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kewlschool said:


Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?




Where is this from?



I never understood what the New Power Generation meant... after the Lovesexy band disbanded the meaning or intent was never fully carried out



I'm the Purple Army, Purple Hippies, Purple Music


Wasn't it Prince that used Purple Army to begin with?


I know he was using Purple soldiers in the 80s..



Prince never usd either term.... both originate in the fan base.
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Reply #12 posted 01/14/18 9:18am

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Reply #14 posted 01/14/18 10:43am

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Always hated the “Army” tag, considering Prince’s lifelong message of peace and non-violence.
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Reply #15 posted 01/14/18 10:46am

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ufoclub said:

New Breed?

Stand up. Organize.

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Reply #16 posted 01/14/18 10:51am

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Never liked it, I don't think Prince ever referenced his fans as that either. Army? The mere word is synonymous with violence, which Prince was clearly against.

Honestly I laugh when I see Purple Army, it's just ridiculous, what are we fighting? He held/holds the highest musical rank in music history....I think the army can stand down, there is no threat!


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Reply #17 posted 01/14/18 11:14am

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Dr.Funkenberry said on the June 16 podcast about the Celebration in Minneapolis that he and Kiran Sharma came up with the term the Prince Army and it was later changed to the Purple Army and was mentioned during Prince's last appearance on Arsenio.

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Reply #18 posted 01/14/18 11:18am

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databank said:

droppingdishes said:

kewlschool said: The Kiss Army is a rip off from the actual Army, so I think you're in the clear.

The actual Army is a rip off from the Ants Army, so I think we're doomed.

You'll find it's Antpeople, Adam never had an army.

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Reply #19 posted 01/14/18 11:27am

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pinkcashmere23 said:

Dr.Funkenberry said on the June 16 podcast about the Celebration in Minneapolis that he and Kiran Sharma came up with the term the Prince Army and it was later changed to the Purple Army and was mentioned during Prince's last appearance on Arsenio.


Yeah, I remember hearing it on Arsenio, I cringed.

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Reply #20 posted 01/14/18 11:50am

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poppys said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Yeah but it wasn't as adorable and endearing until Prince made us his! touched mushy hammer

We agree on a Musicology DVD being the Detroit show though. highfive

Detroit Crawl, baby. fallinluv


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Reply #21 posted 01/14/18 11:53am

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djdaffy1227 said:

ufoclub said:

New Breed?

Stand up. Organize.


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Reply #22 posted 01/14/18 12:13pm

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leadline said:

Never liked it, I don't think Prince ever referenced his fans as that either. Army? The mere word is synonymous with violence, which Prince was clearly against.

Honestly I laugh when I see Purple Army, it's just ridiculous, what are we fighting? He held/holds the highest musical rank in music history....I think the army can stand down, there is no threat!


[Edited 1/14/18 10:57am]




Yes! Had to pick up a mic to drop on that! clapping

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Reply #23 posted 01/14/18 12:35pm

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leadline said:

Never liked it, I don't think Prince ever referenced his fans as that either. Army? The mere word is synonymous with violence, which Prince was clearly against.

Honestly I laugh when I see Purple Army, it's just ridiculous, what are we fighting? He held/holds the highest musical rank in music history....I think the army can stand down, there is no threat!


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I agree. Purple Army sounds silly and derivative of "Kiss Army".

However, Prince DID refer to his fans as an "army" in his song Letitgo. ("But now I got an army and they´re three million strong.")

I prefer New Power Generation and New Breed. Or Fams . Or anything other than Purple Army.

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Reply #24 posted 01/14/18 2:28pm

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leadline said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

Dr.Funkenberry said on the June 16 podcast about the Celebration in Minneapolis that he and Kiran Sharma came up with the term the Prince Army and it was later changed to the Purple Army and was mentioned during Prince's last appearance on Arsenio.


Yeah, I remember hearing it on Arsenio, I cringed.

In the podcast he said the guy who used the phrase was a friend of his and then said "he wanted the fan groups to be called that"not sure who he was talking about.Hannah Welton and Adrian Crutchfield use the phrase and Shelby J as well.

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Reply #25 posted 01/14/18 5:18pm

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See I thought it was Famz until I started lurking on here and it was kinda an insult whenever somebody complimented Prince’s every move. I dunno I guess I’m a Purple Bastard
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Reply #26 posted 01/14/18 5:45pm

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Reply #27 posted 01/14/18 7:20pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

kewlschool said:

Prince gave us that name (New Power Generation) long ago. The Purple Army is a rip off from the Kiss Army. Thoughts?

Where is this from?

I never understood what the New Power Generation meant... after the Lovesexy band disbanded the meaning or intent was never fully carried out

I'm the Purple Army, Purple Hippies, Purple Music

Wasn't it Prince that used Purple Army to begin with?

I know he was using Purple soldiers in the 80s..

In Letitgo Prince refers to

now I've got an army and we're three million strong

but he never made any reference to it Being Purple...

even though we KNOW it is...smile

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Reply #28 posted 01/15/18 12:15pm

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At Montreaux 2013 he said,”we are the New Power Generation and so are you!”
"We are the New Power Generation,and so are U!"
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Reply #29 posted 01/15/18 1:23pm

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Prince said he doesn't like the word fan. He said it's short for fanatic. That has no bearing on me.
I am a "fan". I'm a hardcore fan.

Unfortunately, I am not family, so, I'm not a "Fam". Although I was a member of the NPGMC, I'm not a musician and was never a part of the New Power Generation. And I have zero interest in being part of any "army", even a metaphorical one.

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