independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Tue 16th Jul 2019 5:02am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Prince's greatest inspiration
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 02/20/08 1:38pm

bex23

avatar

Prince's greatest inspiration

I have to admit I am really enjoying the Mayte inspired songs at the moment, I think you can really feel how much in love with her Prince is in these songs (Emancipation album/Gold Experience etc).

I also like the songs he wrote about Susanah Melvion though..such as those on the SOTT album.

Who do you think (out of all the women Prince has dated) was the biggest inspiration when it comes to his love songs?
[Edited 2/20/08 14:02pm]
[Edited 2/20/08 14:03pm]
Oh Princey if your free for a couple of hours...If you aint busy for the next 7 years...Lets Pretend were married, and go all night..
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 02/20/08 1:40pm

Genesia

avatar

As much as I hate to say it...Anna Garcia. Because we got Pink Cashmere out of that.
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 02/20/08 2:02pm

bex23

avatar

Genesia said:

As much as I hate to say it...Anna Garcia. Because we got Pink Cashmere out of that.



Oooht thats a good call I absolutely love that song, and its full of pure emotion..who is this anna garcia how long were they dating?
Oh Princey if your free for a couple of hours...If you aint busy for the next 7 years...Lets Pretend were married, and go all night..
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 02/20/08 2:05pm

Genesia

avatar

I'm not sure. Long enough for him to make her a coat, apparently. lol
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 02/20/08 2:08pm

Snap

he's in love with God
it's the only way
cuz u and i know
we gonna die someday

(c) u know ?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 02/20/08 2:12pm

Stereo

his greatest inspiration is his own reflection
dont worry baby, aint nuthin new, thats just love sneakin up on you ~ bonnie rait
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 02/20/08 2:13pm

HamsterHuey

Anna Garcia, again under age when he met her, he wooed her and had her fly over when she was 18.
She is thanked in the Batman liner notes as Anna Fantastic. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic?

She did a spoken Dutch part on the initial version of the Dopamine Rush, called the Dopamine Suite, that ended up as a shortened instrumental version on Eric Leeds' Times Squared album. Which is a good thing, because her Dutch sounded awfully tacky. Like trailer trash tacky.

She was a beautiful girl. She inspired some of Prince's ballads around 1988/89. One of those was Anna Waiting, which he re-worked into Vicky Waiting. He asked her permission, as he had given her the song.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 02/20/08 2:18pm

Efan

avatar

Would it be correct to say that "Noon Rendezvous" and "When 2 R in Love" were inspired by Sheila, or at least written with her in mind? Those are two of my favorites.

Two more of my favorites are "Crucial" and "Power Fantastic"--were those for Susannah?
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 02/20/08 2:31pm

Genesia

avatar

Efan said:

Would it be correct to say that "Noon Rendezvous" and "When 2 R in Love" were inspired by Sheila, or at least written with her in mind? Those are two of my favorites.

Two more of my favorites are "Crucial" and "Power Fantastic"--were those for Susannah?


Crucial, yes. Power Fantastic is about his relationship with God.
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 02/20/08 2:35pm

Efan

avatar

Genesia said:

Efan said:

Would it be correct to say that "Noon Rendezvous" and "When 2 R in Love" were inspired by Sheila, or at least written with her in mind? Those are two of my favorites.

Two more of my favorites are "Crucial" and "Power Fantastic"--were those for Susannah?


Crucial, yes. Power Fantastic is about his relationship with God.


D'oh! I've always interpreted that as a love song. It just seemed to fit into a fear of commitment, fear of surrendering to something scary, etc.--but yes, what you said makes sense now.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 02/20/08 3:08pm

Jeffiner

Apparently The Beautiful Ones was written for Susannah Melvoin (or about her), so I'd have to say she was one of the best inspirations!

Oh, and I've just fallen in love with Friend/Sister/Lover etc. written for his wedding day with Mayte - so that too!! biggrin
[Edited 2/20/08 15:10pm]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 02/20/08 3:12pm

Tame

avatar

I believe that Prince see's the Love of God in everything and every person...including His own reflection...makes me wonder, if Victoria looks into the mirror and sees Victor in Her heart.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 02/20/08 3:20pm

Stereo

Tame said:

I believe that Prince see's the Love of God in everything and every person...including His own reflection....


i believe u do, but i believe he's scared of his own reflection, as much as most people fear the light of God, even though he sees it.

he is more inclined to one-up it, which is why it inspires him. then to balance the equation, he'll write a love song about himself, and keep that loop going for 30 years.
dont worry baby, aint nuthin new, thats just love sneakin up on you ~ bonnie rait
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Prince's greatest inspiration