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Thread started 01/06/09 6:14am

lewdew

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How many were prince fans BEFORE Purple Rain?

All right you poloroids !
How many of you were prince fans Before Purple Rain?
I am a True Original Prince fan before Purple rain and i know there are alot of purple rain babies here.
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Reply #1 posted 01/06/09 6:21am

Ugot2shakesumt
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As kids, the whole block where i grew up were basting Controversy, then 1999 along with Zapp, The Gap Band, & New wave stuff from Berlin & Yazz, very diverse group of kids i think
Persistent Turd is the shit.
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Reply #2 posted 01/06/09 6:21am

banks

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I've been a fan ever since my Mommy brought home the Prince album
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Reply #3 posted 01/06/09 6:25am

jfrost

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So far It looks like I'm the baby.
I bought 1999 with my pocket-money savings a few months after it's release.
It was my only LP for 2 years.
It neary ended up seen transparent from all the plays
I was 10
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Reply #4 posted 01/06/09 6:35am

Darwintheorgan
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I was first introduced to Prince via Purple Rain, but I was 4 at the time so I think that is excusable.
I abdicated the throne in Ithaca, but now I am...
Albany's Number 1 Prince Fan
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Reply #5 posted 01/06/09 6:43am

ButterscotchPi
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oh i was for sure.
from the beginning.
i wore out my first copy for "For You".
http://www.facebook.com/p...111?ref=ts
y'all gone keep messin' around wit me and turn me back to the old me......
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Reply #6 posted 01/06/09 6:45am

netzverwalter

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if I would have known him before PR I sure would have been a fan smile
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Reply #7 posted 01/06/09 6:46am

Desertflower

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I am a Prince fan before Purple Rain.

It started with "When doves cry".

yes yes yes
See you in me in the mirrow a 1000 lightyears from here.
See you in the purple rain.
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Reply #8 posted 01/06/09 6:49am

kenlacam

I first got hooked on Prince when I heard "little red corvette". Shortly afterwards, a friend of mine (RIP) got me into his first album, so when Purple Rain came along, I was a die-hard fan.
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Reply #9 posted 01/06/09 7:03am

Peaceful

Yes,it was the album ..For You that hooked me !

I'm getting old ...
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Reply #10 posted 01/06/09 7:08am

methodcal

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My first exposure was Controversy, but when I heard Delirious I started saving my allowance and begging my mom to buy me 1999. In no time I was gathering my friends around to listen to the moans in Lady Cab Driver. It was as close as we were gonna get to porn until we found a random dirty magazine.
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Reply #11 posted 01/06/09 7:31am

zhare

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i good hooked with little red corvette
Yeah it's like "oh you mocked me for liking him but now he's dead it's cool to play him again?" And then they look at you funny when you don't play him. -Timmy on after 6-25 fans
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Reply #12 posted 01/06/09 7:44am

JOYJOY

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I was shaking my little tush to 1999 with my dollies when I was still in ribbons!! lol (next doors older sister had a brilliant record collection)

cant say I was a fan then, but when I heard Lady cab driver that was it... Hooked..

I got my first glimpse omfg of the little fella when Purple rain came out.. and had an instant crush.. Micheal J posters came DOWN and Prince poster went up and stayed up!!
One minute they want peace……

Then do everything to make it go away. rolleyes
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Reply #13 posted 01/06/09 7:48am

madison

since the 1999 double LP ...
lets pretend we are married...
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Reply #14 posted 01/06/09 7:51am

emesem

1999 was a huge album but only I knew the singles. But I was intrigued by this new funky looking band called "Prince" with black guys, white guys and hot white girls and this young androgenous looking kid of ambiguous race singing and playing guitar.




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Reply #15 posted 01/06/09 7:57am

mplsmike

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Controversy dancing jig
Love Life,
Love God,
And Only Do Drugs You Need
smoker

... wave
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Reply #16 posted 01/06/09 8:22am

Sowhat

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Fan since 1979.... "I wanna be your lover" "Why you wann treat me so bad" ...."Sexy Dancer" ...etc....
"Always blessings, never losses......"

Ya te dije....no manches guey!!!!!

mad I'm a guy!!!!

"....i can open my-eyes "underwater"..there4 i will NOT drown...." - mzkqueen03 eek lol
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Reply #17 posted 01/06/09 8:36am

Flowers2

wave right here... I'm a 1999 fan .. Lady Cab Driver did it for me..
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Reply #18 posted 01/06/09 8:40am

Rev

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My first two records were "I wanna be your lover" 45 and Elvis Gold smile

I was hooked when I got Dirty Mind and then Controversy within a couple of months from each other. Then I was certifiable by the time the 1999 triple threat hit.
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Reply #19 posted 01/06/09 9:26am

DerekH

For me, it was Dirty Mind and Controversy. I was watching late-night cable TV and they showed videos from both albums (the radio stations around here wouldn't touch anything from Dirty Mind ). I bought Controversy first, then then Dirty Mind soon after.
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Reply #20 posted 01/06/09 9:36am

zucris

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lewdew said:

All right you poloroids !
How many of you were prince fans Before Purple Rain?
I am a True Original Prince fan before Purple rain and i know there are alot of purple rain babies here.


Obviously many many fans if not, it hadn´t been there a movie.
wink
Forever in my life...
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Reply #21 posted 01/06/09 9:46am

SupaFunkyOrgan
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wave going back to the Farrah album nod
2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #22 posted 01/06/09 9:56am

tricky99

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I remember Soft and wet on the radio and purchased the "prince" album when it came out
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Reply #23 posted 01/06/09 9:59am

purplecam

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I did become a fan with Purple Rain BUT I really liked 1999 when it was out. I consider that my "foundation" song with me becoming a Prince fan. lol
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #24 posted 01/06/09 10:04am

Angelic1302

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Me!
Um... let me warm up my vocals
Me ME ME ME ME...U U U U U!
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Reply #25 posted 01/06/09 10:05am

Camille

I have been a fan since Controversy...I was 11 years old.
Love, The Purple Hippie
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Reply #26 posted 01/06/09 10:10am

a2grafix

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I was hooked on Prince when 1999 was released, but didn't start to feel the impact two years later with the influx of the Purple Rain experience. It took me four years, though, to get into the collecting mode and went back to introduce myself to Four You, Prince, Dirty Mind and Controversy.

In fact, it was show and tell with music one day in elementary school, and all of us brought in our big records. The cool part was writing band names and "artists" on sheets of paper and sticking the names randomly on the backs, and we had to "guess" which band or artist we were.

We spun our vinyl for an afternoon (it was near the end of the school year in 1983) and had art class. We all had to draw our album covers. I brought in Jimmy Buffet's "Volcano" but I will never forget my friend Greg who brought in The Beatles "The White Album."

Funny thing, like most of us on his thread, we were either in grade school or in junior high or high school when Prince made his debut. And yes, based my age, I can't fathom that I was in third grade when For You was released, but since then it's been a great rollercoaster ride. I'm so glad I bought a ticket and continued to ride, even to this day.
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Reply #27 posted 01/06/09 10:45am

MrBiGsTuFf

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'Prince'... its been a long time...
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Reply #28 posted 01/06/09 11:01am

rnljs

Do Me Baby is what got me.

Closely followed by International Lover.

He was singing about shhh sexual stuff.
Peace. Love. Prince
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Reply #29 posted 01/06/09 11:14am

rusty1

I wish i was a fan before Purple Rain.. I got the 1999album as a x-mas gift in dec of 83... i still thought that was the name of a band... I regret not enjoying the full build-up leading to Purple Rain... but hey, ever since When Doves Cry, which is still one of the most creative songs in the history of music..I've been a Prince fan for 25 years now... I have stuck with him through thick and thin. I won't repeat myself anymore about his 80 to 88 period... But hey that's how i feel in my heart... I just hope his next 2 albums are respectable.. i hope lotus flower rocks.. and MPLS funks!!!.....BOBBY
BOB4theFUNK
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