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Thread started 02/20/11 7:12pm

dyvrdown

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how did you first get into prince?

what was it that got you hooked?

im a huge fan, even though ive only been for about a year and a half.. but ive been like, obsessed since i saw the interview on tavis smiley in 09. he just seemed so interesting to me, so i got purple rain and lotus/mpls, and.. lol well

what about everyone else? :]

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Reply #1 posted 02/20/11 7:35pm

HisProtege

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This line: When all I wanna do is wrong.
"I never wanted to be your weekend lover..."
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Reply #2 posted 02/20/11 7:59pm

Maytiana

dyvrdown said:

what was it that got you hooked?

im a huge fan, even though ive only been for about a year and a half.. but ive been like, obsessed since i saw the interview on tavis smiley in 09. he just seemed so interesting to me, so i got purple rain and lotus/mpls, and.. lol well

what about everyone else? :]

Im kinda the same as you...I got into him about a year ago, but I first REALLY noticed him on the BET AWARDS and I said "awww he's so cute" love

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Reply #3 posted 02/20/11 8:06pm

kiasheri

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biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrinbiggrin i fell in love during his 1999 tour; he was so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want everybody 2 make it in2 PARADISE!!!!!!!
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Reply #4 posted 02/20/11 8:11pm

terrig

1977.

i was at a houseparty, as we called them then....and someone had a cassette with all these songs from a kid in minneapolis.

i was 14. smile

i have been in it ever since.

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Reply #5 posted 02/20/11 8:13pm

hhhhdmt

just saw a few songs on youtube and became a fan since then, its been over a year now and i am pretty much a die hard fan.

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Reply #6 posted 02/20/11 8:31pm

jpnyc

MTV. I was always mesmerized by Little Red Corvette and Kiss. It’s probably why I’m gay.

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Reply #7 posted 02/20/11 8:54pm

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30 something odd years ago specifically because of a wonderful DJ named....The One and Only Electrifying Mojo! He turned the city of Detroit out on Prince and his music, damn near every night...from 1978 through 1988...consecutively! worship

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #8 posted 02/20/11 9:48pm

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I visited my aunt in SC and she was a huge Prince fan. I saw Purple Rain there and fell in love. She gave my cousins the picture to her Purple Rain album and they hung it on their wall. I would stare at the photo all the time. eek And I was only eight!

"You need to laydown and let me show you how we do this thing up in funky town. From the heart of Minnesota here come the purple Yoda guaranteed to bring the dirty new sound! Come on, now!"
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Reply #9 posted 02/20/11 9:59pm

XNY

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With a shoe horn and a little KY. wink

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion" -- Martha Graham
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Reply #10 posted 02/20/11 10:20pm

novabrkr

Yeah, I would be lying if I didn't say MTV, initially.

Oh yeah, and tapes from bargain bins. They were trying to get rid of that format altogether during the first half of the 90s, so you could find all kinds of stuff for nothing. Library played a big part in it too - I could get most of his records from there (they didn't have the early albums though). Prince really wasn't the type of an artist that you "should" have listened to where I lived back then. Everyone I ever spoke to about him were just taken back by his image, but I just couldn't get enough of the guy. Now, when I started reciting his lyrics to my friends things could get a bit awkward....

The greatest thing about Prince back then was how into his own music and career he was back then - he was full of dedication and had an ambition to move on artistically with each album. So it wasn't hard to get really engaged about him and his music as a fan.

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Reply #11 posted 02/20/11 10:23pm

jonylawson

10 years old

WHEN DOVES CRY

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Reply #12 posted 02/20/11 10:44pm

dyvrdown

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XNY said:

With a shoe horn and a little KY. wink

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sicko! tease

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Reply #13 posted 02/20/11 10:57pm

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First i saw the i wish u heaven video and loved it......then, because i was a fan of the Batman comics i saw his new CD (Batman) and bought it....it was so different and great biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 02/20/11 11:05pm

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grew up on batman 1989,seen purple rain on tv and was mesmerised and when i got my ipod i filled it with his music....

yoda i don't wear a cross?!!? i wear a prince symbol prince guitar wacky nutty I When Prince's cum dries, diamonds are formed. lol eek drooling no one tops prince in concert!
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Reply #15 posted 02/20/11 11:13pm

mimi02

I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I do remember the song that did it....Let's Pretend We're Married. My parents specifically told me not to listen to that album...you know the way God specifically told Adam not eat from the infamous tree. Well, I had been in the basement adjusting the volume on the stereo trying to figure out just how low it could go with me still being able to hear it. And I played the song. The next day, I had asked my aunt "what does it mean to have the taste FUCKED out of your mouth". And the rest is history.

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Reply #16 posted 02/21/11 12:53am

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First seen him on the Purple Rain Syracuse show, which was broadcast on UK tv in 1985, then became a serious fan in 1986 when i was 16.

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Reply #17 posted 02/21/11 1:02am

oscar73

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1986: KISS!!!!

It was in Italy, do u understand!!?!?!?

thanks, Prince......
prince prince prince prince
flag flag flag flag flag flag flag flag
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Reply #18 posted 02/21/11 1:06am

dyvrdown

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oscar73 said:

1986: KISS!!!!

It was in Italy, do u understand!!?!?!?

i dont understand any of this disbelief

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Reply #19 posted 02/21/11 1:18am

alphastreet

I was 3 in the 80's and knew when doves cry from the video and radio and I would die for you, and slightly remember seeing batdance. I may have seen kiss too but it was fuzzy.

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Reply #20 posted 02/21/11 1:47am

swdee

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Partyman on a various artists hits tape.

It was sooo different and stood out from the other samey pop songs.

Then I played the Grafitti Bridge tape to death during my paper rounds!

[Edited 2/21/11 1:51am]

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Reply #21 posted 02/21/11 1:53am

dyvrdown

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swdee said:

Partyman on a various artists hits tape.

It was sooo different and stood out from the other samey pop songs.

Then I played the Grafitti Bridge tape to death during my paper rounds!

[Edited 2/21/11 1:51am]

woot!

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Reply #22 posted 02/21/11 2:36am

chocolate1

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This question cones up every few months or so...

I liked a song or two when I was in jr high and high school (late 70s/ 80s), but nothing big....

Sophomore year of college, I had a crazy, obsessed roommate who collected bootleg cassettes. She played Prince ALL THE TIME. After a while, I started to hear things that weren't on the radio. I decided he wasn't so bad after all. lol

Then Sign 'O' the Times came out... I heard that song on the radio and flipped! omg That was the first album I can truly say I loved.

After that, I went back and filled in the ones from before and listened to them with a "new ear" and have bought every one since. music


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #23 posted 02/21/11 3:03am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

30 something odd years ago specifically because of a wonderful DJ named....The One and Only Electrifying Mojo! He turned the city of Detroit out on Prince and his music, damn near every night...from 1978 through 1988...consecutively! worship

yeahthat If you are over 35, and grew up in motor city MOJO is the reason you loved Prince. I feel for the young people of today. What MOJO did on the radio was just so special,no DJ today even with XM, could or would do what that man did every night....ain't nobody like you... I mean come on. Just imagine turning on your radio at night and hearing PRINCE music for 2 or 3 HOURS straight. Uncut, album versions, remixes, extended mixes, b-sides etc.

I've been with Prince since 1977.....forever. Soft and Wet. Then through Right ON! magazine.....Thank you Prince. thanks MOJO8-)

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Reply #24 posted 02/21/11 3:09am

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first heard him when 1999 made the top 30 in the uk charts back in january 83...thought it was a great dance song...then i saw him on entertainment usa tv programme when little red corvette was climbing the us chart in early 83 and i remember thinking he was a great performer and the song was very good.....then a year later when when doves cry came out in 84....that was it...the dj was praising him and the song so much that i taped it and listened to it closely because it did sound weird then i realised the brilliance of it and since then ..i have spend thousands on the little shit for the last 27 years.....

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Reply #25 posted 02/21/11 4:13am

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Purple Rain, 1984. I was 11/12. I didnt know about 'Darling Nikki', my mum recorded the album onto cassette without that song,. Sneaky!! I was surprised a couple of years later ,when i couldnt find the tape i found the album & played it, when i heard Darling Nikki, I thought hey that wasnt on the tape!!!

Yeah, i asked my mum what masterbating with a magazine was & what devices were!!!!

Mmmmmm Let's just say she wasn't ready for that!!!! lol lol lol lol

Prince once tried 2 change his name 2 a symbol so that ur'e mother couldn't find him in the phonebook!
Peace & Be Wild!
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Reply #26 posted 02/21/11 4:37am

dyvrdown

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^teasegiggle

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Reply #27 posted 02/21/11 4:46am

mblevels

The Housequake performance on the SOTT Live DVD, two years ago. I became pretty much obsessed after that.

You mean you're gonna actually hear what we play tonight? You're not gonna make up the notes in your mind?
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Reply #28 posted 02/21/11 4:52am

Vict0r

I got into Prince basically out of curiosity because I had heard about Prince as a music artist but I had never really listened to any of his songs. It was in 2008, I was 16, turning 17, at the time and I just decided, that I might as well listen to a few songs to see what he was like. And I guess I became an instant fan because ever since then, for the past three years all I've listened to is Prince music, or music by associated artists.

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Reply #29 posted 02/21/11 5:19am

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my mom (r.i.p) was a huge fan of prince and she would play his music everyday. so basically i grew up with his music. Prince has inspired me to write
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