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Thread started 10/01/09 3:07pm

darkangel7077

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what song/ album made you fall in love with Prince's music??

Hey everyone,

I'm new to the org...i've been checking it out for some time, but this is the first time I've actually chimed in.

I'm just curious to see what song/ album made you fall for Prince's music? I was born in the wrong decade, so I had to listen to most of Prince's music after the fact. razz To make a long story short, I didn't begin to fully appreciate his royal purpleness until a couple of years ago.

That being said, the song that truly got me and never let me go was "Purple Rain." I don't know if it was the haunting sound of the guitar, the infamous "whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo" at the end, or just the magic of the song itself, but I first heard it when i was REALLY young and eventually downloaded it. From there, I discovered how amazing his music was and now i'm in love with MOST of his music (my songs of the moment are "Sometimes it Snows in April," "Question of U," "Man O' War," "Anotherloverholenyohead," and "I can't make you love me.")

How about you? lol
"Morning will come and I'll do what's right...
Just give me 'til then 2 give up this fight..." ~ I can't make U love me
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Reply #1 posted 10/01/09 3:15pm

paintedlady

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I Wanna be Your Lover (Prince song)

But I loved the Time first, they got me to love Prince... The Time made me their b@tch with that song 777-9311. faint Actually, that entire album.
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Reply #2 posted 10/01/09 3:16pm

colorblu

darkangel7077 said:

Hey everyone,

I'm new to the org...i've been checking it out for some time, but this is the first time I've actually chimed in.

I'm just curious to see what song/ album made you fall for Prince's music? I was born in the wrong decade, so I had to listen to most of Prince's music after the fact. razz To make a long story short, I didn't begin to fully appreciate his royal purpleness until a couple of years ago.

That being said, the song that truly got me and never let me go was "Purple Rain." I don't know if it was the haunting sound of the guitar, the infamous "whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo" at the end, or just the magic of the song itself, but I first heard it when i was REALLY young and eventually downloaded it. From there, I discovered how amazing his music was and now i'm in love with MOST of his music (my songs of the moment are "Sometimes it Snows in April," "Question of U," "Man O' War," "Anotherloverholenyohead," and "I can't make you love me.")

How about you? lol



Let's Go Crazy excited I would die 4 U bheart Purple Rain storm (song & movie)
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Reply #3 posted 10/01/09 3:21pm

Jekylline

Hi and welcome ( I'm pretty new here too) smile

When I saw "purple rain" as a youngster I found him a bit creepy, so purple rain was not the song/album....I can't really say what the actual song was but it was around "Parade" album (I got bored with my former idols and sneaked in my brother's room to get some of them "creepy Prince" albums...I was innocent wink and then got stuck to him...forever)!!!
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Reply #4 posted 10/01/09 3:23pm

paintedlady

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Actually... I loved the time, and liked Prince but I loved Prince when he put out the song When Dove's Cry. That video :afro: :rock: drooling
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Reply #5 posted 10/01/09 3:28pm

Jeffiner

'God' esp. the vocal version, b side of the 12" of Purple Rain (which I love too of course wink )
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Reply #6 posted 10/01/09 3:30pm

veronikka

Purple Rain the whole album! nod
Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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Reply #7 posted 10/01/09 3:34pm

Jekylline

paintedlady said:

Actually... I loved the time, and liked Prince but I loved Prince when he put out the song When Dove's Cry. That video :afro: :rock: drooling


Yes, maybe it was "when doves cry" for me too...The video was both creepy as intrigueng to me smile (didn't want to admit because "purple rain" was just too mainstream to me..even my mother loved it smile so I ignored Prince at that point) but, mmmmm, that video heart
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Reply #8 posted 10/01/09 3:37pm

ernestsewell



SIDE ONE

Upside Down - Diana Ross
Funkytown - T Lipps
Could Have Loved You For a Long Time - The Spinners
Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
The Empire Strikes Back Medley - Meco
I Was Made For Loving You - KISS
You Better Run - Pat Benatar

SIDE TWO

Steal Away - Robbie Dupree
Tired of Toein' the Line' - Rocky Burnette
Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League
Do That To Me One More Time - Captain and Tennille
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Take A Little Rhythm - Ali Thomson
Into The Night - Benny Mardones

And I own two copies on vinyl, as it was never released on CD.
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Reply #9 posted 10/01/09 3:40pm

PatricioRey

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Gett Off (the video, on TV) cool
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Reply #10 posted 10/01/09 3:45pm

luvthisman

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Beautiful Ones excited
...we'll call him Nate, if it's a boy...
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Reply #11 posted 10/01/09 3:46pm

darkangel7077

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I LOVE that one too!!!
lol
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Just give me 'til then 2 give up this fight..." ~ I can't make U love me
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Reply #12 posted 10/01/09 3:52pm

nyse

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Purple rain the movie
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Reply #13 posted 10/01/09 4:08pm

JesusFreak

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Purple Rain the song

can't believe at the age of 11 I was even able to appreciate such a piece, it touches everyone
"Not to sound cosmic, but I've made plans for the next 3,000 years," he says. "Before, it was only three days at a time."
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Reply #14 posted 10/01/09 4:09pm

Dayclear

It's been over 25 years, who remembers?! confused
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Reply #15 posted 10/01/09 4:36pm

Jekylline

Dayclear said:

It's been over 25 years, who remembers?! confused


So, maybe we are just "aging people" smile
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Reply #16 posted 10/01/09 6:05pm

vainandy

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I Wanna Be Your Lover
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #17 posted 10/01/09 7:23pm

fantasticjoy

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Soft & Wet immediately got my attention. I fell in love with his version of I Feel For You, but when 1999 the album came out Prince was a music god to me.
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Reply #18 posted 10/01/09 7:24pm

nurseV

Do Me Baby worship
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Reply #19 posted 10/01/09 7:27pm

HonestMan13

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Purple Rain made me look for all the previous releases but 1999 cinched it for me. Automatic was the track that had me on lock!
[Edited 10/1/09 19:28pm]
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Reply #20 posted 10/01/09 7:32pm

ernestsewell

HonestMan13 said:

Purple Rain made me look for all the previous releases but 1999 cinched it for me. Automatic was the track that had me on lock!


I'm going to have to torture you now.
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Reply #21 posted 10/01/09 7:33pm

HonestMan13

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ernestsewell said:

HonestMan13 said:

Purple Rain made me look for all the previous releases but 1999 cinched it for me. Automatic was the track that had me on lock!


I'm going to have to torture you now.


I went fuckin' crazy when I saw that video!

excited
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Reply #22 posted 10/01/09 7:39pm

squirrelgrease

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Good thread.

Though I owned and loved Dirty Mind and Controversy and was familiar with For You and Prince by default (my girlfriend had those two), what cemented my hardcore obsession with Purple Music was hearing Little Red Corvette. This song hit the 1980s musical landscape out of nowhere. I was blown away by it's insanely beautiful build up, scratchy percussion, sexual machinery lyrical images, in-the-red vocals and unforgettable guitar solo.
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Reply #23 posted 10/01/09 7:43pm

ernestsewell

HonestMan13 said:

ernestsewell said:



I'm going to have to torture you now.


I went fuckin' crazy when I saw that video!

excited


For a while, I didn't have the whole 1999 album. I recorded it off my aunt....onto an 8-track tape. Her stereo had an 8-track recording option on it. Yes, I'm talking about a regular 8-track tape.

I only got 1999, LRC, Delirious, Let's Pretend We're Married, DMSR on it. For anyone that's listened to an 8-track and knows how it works, you know there's a metal piece of tape that triggered the "program" of the tape from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4. (the tape was effectively divided into four "rows". The head of the player would move up or down to play a different row of audio, called a "program". For YEARS, "little red corvette" and "DMSR" had "hiccups" in the song because it recorded over the metal piece. It took me ages to NOT expect that dip in the sound when I finally had the CD.

To the young people this makes no sense.....to the ones over 35, it totally does.

PS I recorded over a Tony Orlando and Dawn 8-track. LOL

http://www.8trackheaven.com/work.html



Ultimately it took me a while to get used to a 1999 album past those 5 songs, so it took me a while to have "Automatic", "All The Critics", etc grow on me.
[Edited 10/1/09 19:44pm]
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Reply #24 posted 10/01/09 7:51pm

Mouse

When I was a kid just about the only place I could watch music videos was on an after-school show called Video Hits, a half-hour program hosted by Samantha Fox (not the British 'singer') - we didn't even have MuchMusic in those days. I remember a lot of videos that I used to dig on that show - Wild Boys by Duran Duran, Take On Me by A-ha, stuff like that - but the one that really crushed my brain was Let's Go Crazy, which was on enormously heavy rotation for a while. I used to run - sprint, actually - home from school in order to be on time to see it. Prince was, at that time, the weirdest, most mysterious, funkiest and all-around coolest cat I'd ever fucking seen. Then I got the album & I was hooked, heavy as lead. I've dug plenty of his stuff since, & a lot of it more than the Purple Rain album, but there's something powerful & endlessly groovy about the first time, when it comes to music anyway. When he played Let's Go Crazy at the Musicology show I went to in Toronto 20 years after those Video Hits days my skull imploded. Fucking magic.
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Reply #25 posted 10/01/09 8:10pm

united1878

Hits/B-Sides

cool
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Reply #26 posted 10/01/09 8:11pm

chewymusic

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ok so when the song 1999 started to catch on to radio & MTV
around 83 I was 11 years old & I really liked it. I also remember
hearing Delirious on the radio around this time, but I thought it
was Eddie Murphy because he had that album out that the time called
Delirious giggle - i was 11 alright? lol

When Purple Rain was huge I was only 12 and missing out on it all.
I liked certain singles (WDC, LGC) but didn't like others (PR, IWD4U).
i was definitely aware of Prince's presence. People were talking about Prince.
When Raspberry Beret came out I had just turned 13 and I guess the time was right
lol
MTV showed that video on the top of every hour for 2 days strait
and i just thought that was pretty much the coolest shit I had ever seen.
Prince was cool. i was hooked. I bought the Raspberry Beret single
(with the awesome She's Always In My Hair on the b-side) and then
Around The World In A Day album and that was it, I would get every
single and album on or right near the day of release ever since!
So for me, the short answer would be:

Raspberry Beret/Around The World In A Day
Spring 1985
13 Years Old.

As an afterthought- A couple of things that made me really think that
Prince was Completely And Totally Amazing (besides Tamborine & Temptation)
was the 12" of America (21 Min long ver pretty much blew me away),
the Prince & The Revolution Live video (released in 85) and then
the next year after the Parade 12 inches and UTCM live performance
boroadcast on MTV -forget it there was no turning back for me!
Prince was IT! nuts
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"Hyperactive when I was small, Hyperactive now I'm grown, Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone"
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Reply #27 posted 10/01/09 8:12pm

squirrelgrease

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ernestsewell said:

HonestMan13 said:



I went fuckin' crazy when I saw that video!

excited


For a while, I didn't have the whole 1999 album. I recorded it off my aunt....onto an 8-track tape. Her stereo had an 8-track recording option on it. Yes, I'm talking about a regular 8-track tape.

I only got 1999, LRC, Delirious, Let's Pretend We're Married, DMSR on it. For anyone that's listened to an 8-track and knows how it works, you know there's a metal piece of tape that triggered the "program" of the tape from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4. (the tape was effectively divided into four "rows". The head of the player would move up or down to play a different row of audio, called a "program". For YEARS, "little red corvette" and "DMSR" had "hiccups" in the song because it recorded over the metal piece. It took me ages to NOT expect that dip in the sound when I finally had the CD.

To the young people this makes no sense.....to the ones over 35, it totally does.

PS I recorded over a Tony Orlando and Dawn 8-track. LOL

http://www.8trackheaven.com/work.html



Ultimately it took me a while to get used to a 1999 album past those 5 songs, so it took me a while to have "Automatic", "All The Critics", etc grow on me.
[Edited 10/1/09 19:44pm]


And you could quite often listen to two songs at once on an 8-track. lol
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Reply #28 posted 10/02/09 12:33am

Bohemian67

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It would have to be "When doves cry."

The introduction was electrifying. I loved the reference to parents and the video was freaky. A half naked man, or was he naked (?) crawling across a bathroom floor.

Let's go crazy, take me with you and baby I'm a star, sealed the deal.
"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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Reply #29 posted 10/02/09 1:55am

thedance

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1999 & Little Red Corvette made me fall in love with Prince's music... in 1983. wink
Prince 4Ever. heart
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