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Latin

(UPDATED) PRINCE'S 'Lovesexy' Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective & the historic PRINCE LOVESEXY SYMPOSIUM

Check out the article published by Albumism entitled "Prince's 'Lovesexy' Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective":

http://www.albumism.com/f...rospective

Also, check out the info on the upcoming Prince Lovesexy Symposium.

"The Prince Lovesexy Symposium will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s tenth album, Lovesexy."

Here are all of the details:

https://www.eventbrite.co...5855819992
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Reply #1 posted 05/08/18 1:51pm

precioux

Happy 30th!! party

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Reply #2 posted 05/08/18 2:06pm

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cake

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Reply #3 posted 05/08/18 2:13pm

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Latin said:

Check out the article published today by Albumism entitled "Prince's 'Lovesexy' Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective": http://www.albumism.com/f...rospective

Thanks, Latin.

This was the album that brought me firmly into the Paisley fold. These were the words I decided to write about it a little while ago:

https://simoncwilliamsblo...urrection/

[Edited 5/8/18 22:46pm]

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Reply #4 posted 05/08/18 2:17pm

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yes Happy 30th Anniversary to Lovesexy! Thanks for sharing the article Latin

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Reply #5 posted 05/09/18 1:09am

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Hey Latin,

If you check out the latest edition of Wax Poetics (Issue 67) there's a full feature on Lovesexy & Lovesexy Live.

Featuring interviews with Cat Glover, Ingrid Chavez, Eric & Alan Leeds, Nelson George, Leroy Bennett, Raphael Saadiq and more. Think you might dig it mate.

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Reply #6 posted 05/09/18 10:10am

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Is this the Prince issue or the latest regular issue?

I´ve heard of Waxpoetics but I´ve never seen it anywhere.

Is it only available via online order?

SoulJones said:

Hey Latin,

If you check out the latest edition of Wax Poetics (Issue 67) there's a full feature on Lovesexy & Lovesexy Live.

Featuring interviews with Cat Glover, Ingrid Chavez, Eric & Alan Leeds, Nelson George, Leroy Bennett, Raphael Saadiq and more. Think you might dig it mate.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #7 posted 05/09/18 11:52am

SoulJones

Both mate. Issue 67 the latest one which is also a Prince issue. Includes a Chris Moon interview feature as well, and one devoted to Jill Jones solo work amongst others. Available via the Wax Po site or on Amazon.

KoolEaze said:

Is this the Prince issue or the latest regular issue?

I´ve heard of Waxpoetics but I´ve never seen it anywhere.

Is it only available via online order?

SoulJones said:

Hey Latin,

If you check out the latest edition of Wax Poetics (Issue 67) there's a full feature on Lovesexy & Lovesexy Live.

Featuring interviews with Cat Glover, Ingrid Chavez, Eric & Alan Leeds, Nelson George, Leroy Bennett, Raphael Saadiq and more. Think you might dig it mate.

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Reply #8 posted 05/09/18 11:03pm

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Lovesexy is Everything, Happy B'Day yes cake

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #9 posted 05/09/18 11:50pm

Latin

SimonCharles said:



Latin said:


Check out the article published today by Albumism entitled "Prince's 'Lovesexy' Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective": http://www.albumism.com/f...rospective

Thanks, Latin.



This was the album that brought me firmly into the Paisley fold. These were the words I decided to write about it a little while ago:


https://simoncwilliamsblo...urrection/

[Edited 5/8/18 22:46pm]


Thank you for sharing.
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Reply #10 posted 05/10/18 12:28am

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Lovesexy Funkateer
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Reply #11 posted 05/10/18 3:46am

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yes Lovesexy is the one till my day is done!

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/18 3:48am

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Prince Lovesexy Leroy Pugh 2017 by LeroyPugh

Great image by Leroy Pugh.

Miss my wife Julita rose
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/18 7:19am

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woot!

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/18 7:22am

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Latin said:

SimonCharles said:

Thanks, Latin.

This was the album that brought me firmly into the Paisley fold. These were the words I decided to write about it a little while ago:

https://simoncwilliamsblo...urrection/

[Edited 5/8/18 22:46pm]

Thank you for sharing.

You're welcome.

It's a very special album.

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/18 8:08am

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This was released just at the beginning of a very difficult, confusing, stressful period of my then-young life. I had been digging "Alphabet St." in the weeks before, but after my first listen of "Lovesexy" the album I was floored. I was a relatively new Prince convert - a friend forced me to listen to "Sign 'O' The Times" the previous summer and I saw the light - so I wasn't aware of all the personal dynamics that went on behind the scenes and led to the creation of the albums. All I knew was my ears and brain (and heart!) were blasted by an amazing set of tunes, music that went from uplifting to soul-searching to pants-droppingly sexy in the span of 40 minutes. This album (okay, the cassette, actually) was the soundtrack for my entire summer of 1988.

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To this day, "Alphabet St." is still one of my favorite Prince tunes ever... definitely a Top 10. And I listen to "Lovesexy" from beginning to end a couple of times a year. Considered one of the lesser albums from his "golden era", I personally rank it shoulder-to-shoulder with "Purple Rain" and "Sign 'O' The Times".

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/18 8:26am

TrivialPursuit

Prince's handwritten notes for the Lovesexy Tour programme.

They are clickable to a larger size.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #17 posted 05/10/18 9:40am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Prince's handwritten notes for the Lovesexy Tour programme.


Now this is the coolest thing I've seen in a loooooong time!!!

Thank you for posting! worship


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Reply #18 posted 05/10/18 9:58am

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Happy 30th anniversary Lovesexy x

Image: https://peopledotcom.file...vesexy.jpg

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Reply #19 posted 05/10/18 11:41am

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Happy Birthday Lovesexy.

It's one of my favourite albums and I listen to it regularly, the only song I'm not that fussed on is Dance On. I could listen to the title track on repeat and not get fed up hearing it.

It would be interesting to hear Luv Sexy which I believe some of the lyrics were taken from?

I love Lovesexy.

"New Power, New Power, give it to me",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, music

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Reply #20 posted 05/10/18 1:14pm

Latin

Check out the article published today by A Pop Life entitled "Lovesexy: Prince’s Crowning Achievement":

http://en.apoplife.nl/lov...hievement/
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Latin said:

Check out the article published today by A Pop Life entitled "Lovesexy: Prince’s Crowning Achievement": http://en.apoplife.nl/lov...hievement/

Nice. Thank you.

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Reply #22 posted 05/10/18 1:47pm

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Hey Latin,

If you check out the latest edition of Wax Poetics (Issue 67) there's a full feature on Lovesexy & Lovesexy Live.

Featuring interviews with Cat Glover, Ingrid Chavez, Eric & Alan Leeds, Nelson George, Leroy Bennett, Raphael Saadiq and more. Think you might dig it mate.


Good. Lookin'. Out. Just copped the hardcover version.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #23 posted 05/10/18 4:11pm

Latin

Here is the "Lovesexy" album review published thirty years ago on June 16th, 1988.

Although, it deserved 5 stars, they gave it 4 out of 5 stars...

Check it out:


https://www.rollingstone....y-19880616
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Reply #24 posted 05/10/18 4:42pm

TrivialPursuit

Did we ever figure out if love could be trusted?

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #25 posted 05/10/18 6:13pm

Latin

Here is the article published by The Quietus entitled "30 Years On: Lovesexy By Prince Revisited":

http://thequietus.com/art...nniversary
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Reply #26 posted 05/10/18 6:21pm

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I was so disappointed with this release back then, especially coming right after the perfect SOTT. In time I've learned to love it. Positivity (which ultimately is funky as hell) never gets any love and I'm cool with that because it makes it seem like it's only a song I know of. And Lovesexy, the song itself, has probably his greatest line.

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Reply #27 posted 05/10/18 9:28pm

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If you think about it, Lovesexy is really the first time Prince so pointedly mixed sex and spirituality. Now while people can harken back to things like "Temptation" with it's quasi-prayer ending, or adding the Lord's prayer to "Controversy", even the latter wasn't a mix of sex and spirituality. There were elements of religion and sex from 1981 onward. But Lovesexy was a pointed effort.

It seems that almost every other song on Lovesexy was either about God or sex. A loose interpretation of the songs:

"Eye No" was a joyful exuberant modern gospel song of redemption, his version of "Amazing Grace"'s "I was lost but now I'm found"

"Alphabet St." was, ultimately, about eating pussy; licking the alphabet against her vagina, "I'm goin' down" being a great easter egg of oral sex

"Glam Slam" and "Anna Stesia" mirror each other's themes about seeking a higher state of being

"Dance On" is political.

"Lovesexy" directly pits the joys of sex against the joys of finding that higher state of being mentioned on side 1. He teases that they are going to make love with only words, then proclaims that she really does want him to walk right down her halls. He says heaven is just a kiss away. He treats the elation of either his spirituality or sex to needing it morning, noon, and night every single day. He's dripping precum (you got me drippin' all over the floor) in anticipation of making love. The holy ghost has taken over everything about him and he segues it into making love.

"When 2 R In Love" takes the end of "Lovesexy" and moves it from proselytizing on the street to private moments in the bedroom; almost an extended dialog of the second half of "Alphabet St." with the cunnilingus and beyond.

"I Wish U Heaven" leaves the bedroom and goes back to church.

"Positivity" is interesting. A lot of social commentary in it, but the chant of "Yes" is almost like a woman moaning during sex juxtaposes the overall kumbaya message of the song.

So while there was the Lord prayer and "Jack U Off" on the same record, or "Let's Go Crazy" allegedly being about the devil and God, even it visited not letting the devil bring you down yet his girlfriend seemed to be obsessed with it. His mix of sex & God wouldn't come fully realized until Lovesexy. It's a stomp from church to the bedroom and back again. His alter is a queen size brass waterbed. This was before Madonna ever made out with a saint in "Like A Prayer" or mixed religion and sex on The Blond Ambition Tour of 1990 (the album coming out in 1989). If she modeled her career around his, then Lovesexy was certainly his prelude to her Like A Prayer, both albums beginning and ending with a prayer.

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Reply #28 posted 05/10/18 10:49pm

Latin

Check out the article published by the Los Angeles Times on May 15th, 1988 entitled "Is Prince's Nude Cover Too Shocking?".

"Jean Cocteau once proclaimed: "The art of audacity consists of knowing how far one may go too far." By that standard, Prince should get an Oscar for audacity.

The record industry's most adventuresome, prolific and downright nutty pop provocateur has done it again, stirring up a tempest of debate over his new "Lovesexy" album. Actually it's not the album that has sent record distributors into a dither, but the album cover , which displays Prince in the nude, hand across his heart, languidly stretched out on a bed of purple irises and white orchids.

That's right-- in the nude..."

Here is the rest of the article:

http://articles.latimes.c...lbum-cover
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Reply #29 posted 05/10/18 11:35pm

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Latin said:

Here is the article published by The Quietus entitled "30 Years On: Lovesexy By Prince Revisited": http://thequietus.com/art...nniversary

Interesting but does include the now traditional narrative arc about Prince's career. Hopefully, as years go by, someone will be able to create a new narrative arc for journalists to use when they write about Prince.

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