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Thread started 05/21/18 5:39pm

2freaky4church
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omg Prince ripped off Bony M..

How did we miss this:

These are the Parade tour moves. In another video Bony does what looks like The Bird. The song was from 1979! He also had pants like Hammer. Hammer also ripped him off. Did Prince ever mention Bony? I'm stunned.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #1 posted 05/21/18 5:57pm

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Pretty sure Boney M never reached Minneapolis. It was strictly Euro crap. These are generic cheesy 1970s disco dance moves; Prince came from that era.

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Reply #2 posted 05/21/18 7:44pm

RJOrion

ripped off what?...dude and [Snip - luv4u]
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Reply #3 posted 05/21/18 7:48pm

Zannaloaf

I'm not sure anyone is seeing what you are seeing.

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Reply #4 posted 05/21/18 7:50pm

conhawa

I haven't laughed that hard in years lol
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Reply #5 posted 05/21/18 8:50pm

RJOrion

conhawa said:

I haven't laughed that hard in years lol

i know, right...it looked like a SNL or In Living Color comedy skit... his dancing was borderline scaring me

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Reply #6 posted 05/21/18 10:03pm

dance4me3121

the video doesnt show up for me but i have never heard of Bony M

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Reply #7 posted 05/21/18 10:23pm

PeteSilas

2freaky4church1 said:

How did we miss this:

These are the Parade tour moves. In another video Bony does what looks like The Bird. The song was from 1979! He also had pants like Hammer. Hammer also ripped him off. Did Prince ever mention Bony? I'm stunned.

i don't know, maybe but he looks like he's doing a really bad version of james brown to me, even the fucked up parted afro. he dances like a white guy, i think prince looked a lot better. never heard of boner m anyway.

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Reply #8 posted 05/22/18 12:41am

callimnate

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OMG you're right!!!

It's EXACTLY like P's Parade moves!! eek
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Reply #9 posted 05/22/18 12:43am

Lovejunky

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callimnate said:

OMG you're right!!! It's EXACTLY like P's Parade moves!! eek

You re kidding arent you ?

disbelief confuse wacky

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Reply #10 posted 05/22/18 12:46am

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PeteSilas said:

2freaky4church1 said:

How did we miss this:

These are the Parade tour moves. In another video Bony does what looks like The Bird. The song was from 1979! He also had pants like Hammer. Hammer also ripped him off. Did Prince ever mention Bony? I'm stunned.

i don't know, maybe but he looks like he's doing a really bad version of james brown to me, even the fucked up parted afro. he dances like a white guy, i think prince looked a lot better. never heard of boner m anyway.

Prince was slick during Parade...

Cant see any similarities with Boney at all....

Pete....They had a huge hit with this back in the Disco Days...

you may have heard it...but you might be too young..smile

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Reply #11 posted 05/22/18 12:49am

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Yes that's true, these guys were huge though so lots of others did as well

music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #12 posted 05/22/18 1:55am

TheFman

eek jeez i can't believe anybody on the planet not knowing Boney M?? It's like not knowing what is butter. biggrin

I will never believe Prince didnt know about them, of course he did. There are 'some' similarities, but imo there's no imitating exact dance-moves - it's more like the 'general idea'.

This have been discussed before actually, but i'm not sure here or on HQ back in the days.

IIRC, the guys behind Boney M were the same as those behind Milli Vanilli lol

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Reply #13 posted 05/22/18 3:31am

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In fairness to the one who never heard of Boney M, Boney M had absolutely zero success in the United States. They were much bigger over seas.

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Reply #14 posted 05/22/18 5:52am

peer1973

Boney M. or rather Frank Farrian. Made nice tunes.
Search for it. You won't be disappointed.
He did the same trick later again... But that time it didn't work out in the end... That was called Milli Vanilli.
Somehow people accept it when it comes to Boney M.
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Reply #15 posted 05/22/18 5:58am

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2freaky4church1 said:

How did we miss this:

These are the Parade tour moves. In another video Bony does what looks like The Bird. The song was from 1979! He also had pants like Hammer. Hammer also ripped him off. Did Prince ever mention Bony? I'm stunned.

Ah, this takes me back...almost to the Rivers of Babylon where we sat down...the irony of being referred to as Daddy Cool whilst dancing in such a manner is not lost on me, the singers or the audience of the time, methinks.

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Bony M were genius.

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Try my shoes on...
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Reply #16 posted 05/22/18 6:09am

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SimonCharles said:

2freaky4church1 said:

How did we miss this:

These are the Parade tour moves. In another video Bony does what looks like The Bird. The song was from 1979! He also had pants like Hammer. Hammer also ripped him off. Did Prince ever mention Bony? I'm stunned.

Ah, this takes me back...almost to the Rivers of Babylon where we sat down...the irony of being referred to as Daddy Cool whilst dancing in such a manner is not lost on me, the singers or the audience of the time, methinks.

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Bony M were genius.


Ah Boney M... The real sound of Summer sun And I think he danced that way because his jacket was supertight lol.

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Reply #17 posted 05/22/18 6:16am

OnlyNDaUsa

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lol huh no...

Anyone for banning the AR15 must be on the side of the criminal as once banned only criminals will have them.
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Reply #18 posted 05/22/18 6:45am

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Lovejunky said:



callimnate said:


OMG you're right!!! It's EXACTLY like P's Parade moves!! eek

You re kidding arent you ?


disbelief confuse wacky


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Reply #19 posted 05/22/18 6:51am

steakfinger

Bony M and Tony M. Coincidence or fate?
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Reply #20 posted 05/22/18 7:00am

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The similarities are absolutely uncanny. And it's clear to me that Daddy Cool was the blueprint for Daddy Pop.

Now, excuse me while I snort this line...

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Reply #21 posted 05/22/18 7:29am

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It is so obvious P ripped him off. The tight pants, showing his chest, going down on the microphone. Sqealing. So obvious only the blind can avoid.

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Reply #22 posted 05/22/18 7:37am

leecaldon

2freaky4church1 said:

It is so obvious P ripped him off. The tight pants, showing his chest, going down on the microphone. Sqealing. So obvious only the blind can avoid.

Yeah, I still don't think we're seeing what you're seeing biggrin

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Reply #23 posted 05/22/18 7:46am

OnlyNDaUsa

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leecaldon said:

2freaky4church1 said:

It is so obvious P ripped him off. The tight pants, showing his chest, going down on the microphone. Sqealing. So obvious only the blind can avoid.

Yeah, I still don't think we're seeing what you're seeing biggrin

what is that line from the movie "when Harry met Sally" .... "i'll have what [he's] having"

Anyone for banning the AR15 must be on the side of the criminal as once banned only criminals will have them.
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Reply #24 posted 05/22/18 10:28am

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CherryMoon57 said:

SimonCharles said:

Ah, this takes me back...almost to the Rivers of Babylon where we sat down...the irony of being referred to as Daddy Cool whilst dancing in such a manner is not lost on me, the singers or the audience of the time, methinks.

*

Bony M were genius.


Ah Boney M... The real sound of Summer sun And I think he danced that way because his jacket was supertight lol.

You make a very good point.

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Try my shoes on...
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Reply #25 posted 05/22/18 11:15am

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Daddy Cool
Ma Baker
Sunny
Rasputin


Excellent disco classics imho..... great songs from a great era... the 70s' disco scene.


I no disco is ridiculed by many (fools) today, sorry to write "fools" mainly rock folks I belive?

Disco, is loved and not "ridiculed" - by me::


I heart disco music.. the original emperors, with

Donna Summer,
Bee Gees,
Village People
Chic / Sister Sledge


being the huge "names" from this era 1976 to 1979 especially..

Btw the 2 first Prince-albums were hugely influenced by.... Disco whether u like this fact or not..
Disco from the 70's is excellent, imo...

music

And ok I love Prince, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, ELO, Depeche Mode etc etc etc as well.. wink

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Reply #26 posted 05/22/18 11:18am

PeteSilas

Lovejunky said:

PeteSilas said:

i don't know, maybe but he looks like he's doing a really bad version of james brown to me, even the fucked up parted afro. he dances like a white guy, i think prince looked a lot better. never heard of boner m anyway.

Prince was slick during Parade...

Cant see any similarities with Boney at all....

Pete....They had a huge hit with this back in the Disco Days...

you may have heard it...but you might be too young..smile

no, i ain't that young, they never made a splash in the us, if prince saw anything in the guy, he did a better version of it.

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Reply #27 posted 05/22/18 11:21am

Pellwormer

https://youtu.be/2k-QqbQ7CmI


They were a german band...
and like Milli Vanilli....only one female singer really sang.
The voice of the male ..dancer..was in origin the producer of the whole thing: Frank Farian.
here's another tune ...remember Lady Gaga, who stole from this one ?
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Reply #28 posted 05/22/18 11:24am

PeteSilas

interesting story about his death, i guess he died the same day and the same city as rasputin, kinda wierd.

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Reply #29 posted 05/22/18 11:26am

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^ Prince did this song on Spanish tv, "Motherless Child".


the disco version is cool, Boney M from (i Believe) 1978.... wink



I had this album from Boney M on cassette tape, looong time before P was even known.. cool

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