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Reply #60 posted 04/27/16 4:37pm

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Interestingly Wendy & Lisa's Twitter account just retreated a tweet which said that D'Angelo would be an ideal lead singer for the reunited Revolution, could mean nothing but there you go.

I must say though I'm really not crazy about the idea of D'Angelo fronting the reunion, as much as I love him as a musician, I know some people here view him as merely an inferior Prince copy but I really feel that he's built his own sonic identity on record. If he became the lead singer filling in the Prince role it would almost seem like a "regression" for him to me, idk can't quite put into words why the idea makes me uncomfortable but it does. The idea of him being one among several singers would sit better for me, maybe he could do She's Always In My Hair given that he plays it live quite often.
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Reply #61 posted 04/27/16 5:16pm

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I think some folks are passing through the anger stage of grief. We all get angry at something during these times.

I can only say this seems to be a very personal way to grieve for the band members (I mean, what better way to honor Prince than by playing the music they made together?) and they are gracious enough to understand there are many fans who would find some comfort, solace, joy, whatever in being able to witness it.



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Reply #62 posted 04/27/16 7:59pm

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I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.
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Reply #63 posted 04/27/16 8:54pm

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GoldenParachute said:

I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.


Man, it kills me how negative the org can be. This is the time for Prince tributes. The band needs to heal, too. This is a good thing.

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Reply #64 posted 04/27/16 10:32pm

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JudasLChrist said:



GoldenParachute said:


I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.


Man, it kills me how negative the org can be. This is the time for Prince tributes. The band needs to heal, too. This is a good thing.



Agreed. Also, if this last week has told us anything it's to seize the moment. Who knows what could happen in a few months.
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Reply #65 posted 04/28/16 1:17am

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GoldenParachute said:

I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.

Prince also wouldn't want all of his music on Youtube (like it is now),but I don't see too many fans complaining about that.Look...if you're so against The Revolution reuniting and doing some shows,simply don't go.But they have every right to do this.

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Reply #66 posted 04/28/16 11:21am

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Good for them. I hope they get paid this time.

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Reply #67 posted 04/28/16 11:22am

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SoulAlive said:

When any big artist dies,there is always talk of tribute concerts,tribute albums and things of that nature.I don't see what's so unusual or terrible about this.

Didn't say that the concept is unusual or terrible.

Just feel like the timing is off.

and, considering 'P' wasnt supportive of a Revolution reunion, I would tend to be more supportive if it involved a big group of extended family (maybe even Chaka and Larry) and then announce that a big portion would go to charity. Just an idea.

Why should the Revolution not be able to make money? Lisa and Wendy co wrote many tracks that they did not get paid for including mountains and sometimes it snows in April.

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Reply #68 posted 04/28/16 2:14pm

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sj1600 said:

JudasLChrist said:



GoldenParachute said:


I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.


Man, it kills me how negative the org can be. This is the time for Prince tributes. The band needs to heal, too. This is a good thing.



Agreed. Also, if this last week has told us anything it's to seize the moment. Who knows what could happen in a few months.

That's just it... "Seize the moment "... That is the exact attitude that made me say what I said. You all are so concerned about the music and what you want that nobody is considering what Prince would have wanted. For the person that said "then don't go", no shit. I do not plan to. I made that clear. This isn't about "the band healing", this is about "seizing an opportunity". Foh!!
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Reply #69 posted 04/28/16 2:15pm

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SoulAlive said:



GoldenParachute said:


I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.


Prince also wouldn't want all of his music on Youtube (like it is now),but I don't see too many fans complaining about that.Look...if you're so against The Revolution reuniting and doing some shows,simply don't go.But they have every right to do this.


Because it's all about the fans now? Idiot
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Reply #70 posted 04/28/16 3:47pm

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GoldenParachute said:

I won't support this. And if they think people are getting excited off of them announcing a tour or concert, think again. Prince wouldn't want this. It hasn't even been a week. The revolution and no prince is like a flower without its petals or a bird with clipped wings. Useless. Pointless.

then dont go.

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Reply #71 posted 04/28/16 3:48pm

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GoldenParachute said:

sj1600 said:
Agreed. Also, if this last week has told us anything it's to seize the moment. Who knows what could happen in a few months.
That's just it... "Seize the moment "... That is the exact attitude that made me say what I said. You all are so concerned about the music and what you want that nobody is considering what Prince would have wanted. For the person that said "then don't go", no shit. I do not plan to. I made that clear. This isn't about "the band healing", this is about "seizing an opportunity". Foh!!

Just like you- seizing opportinity.

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Reply #72 posted 04/28/16 3:56pm

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Zannaloaf said:

GoldenParachute said:

sj1600 said: That's just it... "Seize the moment "... That is the exact attitude that made me say what I said. You all are so concerned about the music and what you want that nobody is considering what Prince would have wanted. For the person that said "then don't go", no shit. I do not plan to. I made that clear. This isn't about "the band healing", this is about "seizing an opportunity". Foh!!

Just like you- seizing opportinity.

They know Prince better than all of us here, it doesn't seem right but if they go ahead and they make it work good for them.

However if they have jumped into this for the wrong reasons it will fall apart very quickly and they will get board very quickley "covering old prince songs" cool

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Reply #73 posted 04/28/16 5:38pm

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Prince is gone and right now I want to spend time with as many people who miss him as much as I do.

I celebrate the fact that The Revolution is giving us a chance to share in our sorrow, embrace our affection for Prince and allow us to cheer, cry and even potentially dance again.

Viva La Revolution.

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Reply #74 posted 04/28/16 10:26pm

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GoldenParachute said:

sj1600 said:



Agreed. Also, if this last week has told us anything it's to seize the moment. Who knows what could happen in a few months.

That's just it... "Seize the moment "... That is the exact attitude that made me say what I said. You all are so concerned about the music and what you want that nobody is considering what Prince would have wanted. For the person that said "then don't go", no shit. I do not plan to. I made that clear. This isn't about "the band healing", this is about "seizing an opportunity". Foh!!


You know what it's like when you meet up with old friends? They've probably been steeped in nostalgia about the old times, had a good cry and decided none of them are getting any younger and been gripped by a, "Let's just DO THIS!" attitude.

I do completely get it though if people are upset by it. It's just courses for horses - some people will love it and go watch and others will feel upset. I really hope I get a chance to see them. I was never able to see The Revolution. Prince had moved on by the time I was old enough to buy concert tickets. Good for them - take a horrible situation and hopefully make some people happy again.
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Reply #75 posted 04/29/16 12:39am

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I don't know about D' Angelo frontin the whole show maybe a song or two as lead singer but thats about it for me he isnt that great . I don't know maybe I just think it might be too soon who knows . sad

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Reply #76 posted 04/29/16 6:10am

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Zannaloaf said:



GoldenParachute said:


sj1600 said:
Agreed. Also, if this last week has told us anything it's to seize the moment. Who knows what could happen in a few months.

That's just it... "Seize the moment "... That is the exact attitude that made me say what I said. You all are so concerned about the music and what you want that nobody is considering what Prince would have wanted. For the person that said "then don't go", no shit. I do not plan to. I made that clear. This isn't about "the band healing", this is about "seizing an opportunity". Foh!!

Just like you- seizing opportinity.


Was that supposed to make sense? And it's opportunity, not opportinity.
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Reply #77 posted 04/29/16 6:11am

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sj1600 said:

GoldenParachute said:


That's just it... "Seize the moment "... That is the exact attitude that made me say what I said. You all are so concerned about the music and what you want that nobody is considering what Prince would have wanted. For the person that said "then don't go", no shit. I do not plan to. I made that clear. This isn't about "the band healing", this is about "seizing an opportunity". Foh!!


You know what it's like when you meet up with old friends? They've probably been steeped in nostalgia about the old times, had a good cry and decided none of them are getting any younger and been gripped by a, "Let's just DO THIS!" attitude.

I do completely get it though if people are upset by it. It's just courses for horses - some people will love it and go watch and others will feel upset. I really hope I get a chance to see them. I was never able to see The Revolution. Prince had moved on by the time I was old enough to buy concert tickets. Good for them - take a horrible situation and hopefully make some people happy again.

Timing. It's about timing. Way way too soon. If Prince wanted them to reunite, he would have.
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Reply #78 posted 04/29/16 6:17am

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Pointless without Prince. The more i am hearing, the more you can see why Prince was so strict with his music and image. It all seems to be a free for all.

the more you are hearing? Hearing from who? people on the org talking? Because we've only heard about .05% of anything from Sheila E or the Revolution etc

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Reply #79 posted 04/29/16 6:18am

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Wendy seems happy to be back in the spotlight again.

U really would be considered a "hater"

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Reply #80 posted 04/29/16 6:19am

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funkDAWG said:

SoulAlive said:

When any big artist dies,there is always talk of tribute concerts,tribute albums and things of that nature.I don't see what's so unusual or terrible about this.

Didn't say that the concept is unusual or terrible.

Just feel like the timing is off.

and, considering 'P' wasnt supportive of a Revolution reunion, I would tend to be more supportive if it involved a big group of extended family (maybe even Chaka and Larry) and then announce that a big portion would go to charity. Just an idea.

He was supportive of a Revolution reunion. in 2012 he supported the reunion 100%

and I have no doubt they could have done more before or after

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Reply #81 posted 04/29/16 6:21am

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GoldenParachute said:

sj1600 said:



You know what it's like when you meet up with old friends? They've probably been steeped in nostalgia about the old times, had a good cry and decided none of them are getting any younger and been gripped by a, "Let's just DO THIS!" attitude.

I do completely get it though if people are upset by it. It's just courses for horses - some people will love it and go watch and others will feel upset. I really hope I get a chance to see them. I was never able to see The Revolution. Prince had moved on by the time I was old enough to buy concert tickets. Good for them - take a horrible situation and hopefully make some people happy again.

Timing. It's about timing. Way way too soon. If Prince wanted them to reunite, he would have.


We'll have to agree to disagree. I respect your viewpoint though - this is a difficult time for all of us.
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Reply #82 posted 04/29/16 2:12pm

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I feel like it's more about memories and keeping his spirit alive. They know everyone all over the world is mourning Prince and they obviously were a huge part of his life, especially those early days. I think it's great. I think Prince would be proud that his passing had brought much of his musical family back together. We are all united over his loss. We need to keep the magic alive and if The Revolution can help do that then it's cool. I think the fact that they are all grieving too and wanting to play together again will help them with their grief too. It's not morbid though.. it's a celebration of his music. At least that's what I see. Xx
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Reply #83 posted 04/29/16 10:51pm

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funkDAWG said:

80spfantwp said:

They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

huh? right now Purple Rain is selling out theaters across the country. People want to hear his music again. A reunion is not exploitation, it's what the fans want. duh.

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Reply #84 posted 05/04/16 8:20pm

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If they come to L.A. I will try my best to go. I was born in 1990 so I didn't get to experience the epicness that was The Revolution. If this reunion is as close as I'm going to get to seeing something Prince related, then I'm going to take it

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Reply #85 posted 05/05/16 9:12am

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funkDAWG said:

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

So when would be the best time? a celebratory memorial of Prince at this time is perfect timing.

So everyone else who never worked with Prince(recorded albums/music/movies) with Prince can do tribute performances/songs, but they can't? Sheila E can't? the Family the Time cannot?

You see a video of Wendy and you think that small moment/a couple of minutes defines every moment since she heard about his passing? She was probably crying most of the time. Even spouses/siblings/children friends know how to compose themselves when 'entertaining' others.
Sadness doesn't mean non stop crying. You remember good times with the person and smile and laught too.

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Reply #86 posted 05/05/16 9:16am

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funkDAWG said:

SoulAlive said:

When any big artist dies,there is always talk of tribute concerts,tribute albums and things of that nature.I don't see what's so unusual or terrible about this.

Didn't say that the concept is unusual or terrible.

Just feel like the timing is off.

and, considering 'P' wasnt supportive of a Revolution reunion, I would tend to be more supportive if it involved a big group of extended family (maybe even Chaka and Larry) and then announce that a big portion would go to charity. Just an idea.

Prince had no problem with them as musicians coming together to perform, Just like he didn't care if the Time, the Family, Sheila E did.

Prince wanted to regroup in 1999 for the Roadhouse Garden album

Prince had Bobby Z Mark Brown Dr Fink perform with him @ Paisley Park in 1999 (Wendy & Lisa couldn't make it) he performed with Wendy & Wendy & Lisa throught 2004-2007

When Bobby Z recovered from his heart issue, the Revolution:Fink Z Coleman Dickerson Melvoin Brown and Leeds did a whole show at First Avenue in 2012

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