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Thread started 09/25/11 12:45am

Astasheiks

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Interviewer: "So Prince why do you have such a fascination with the color Purple"?

Does anyone remember this Interview and when it was from. And I think Prince replied something close to: "When you mix Blood and Water it turns Purple" or something???

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Reply #1 posted 09/25/11 1:28am

jonylawson

Astasheiks said:

Does anyone remember this Interview and when it was from. And I think Prince replied something close to: "When you mix Blood and Water it turns Purple" or something???

it was the answer to what purple rain is about

armageddon

blood in the sky (blue) equals purple

purple rain

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Reply #2 posted 09/25/11 1:29am

jonylawson

it was answered in 98-vibe interview i think

so its always odd to me people deliberate on here what the song is about when he told the answer in 98

but unfortunatly in 98 nobody was listening

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Reply #3 posted 09/25/11 2:14am

Astasheiks

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I knew I had read the interview somewhere was trying to remember when and what magazine. Now let me go find that Vibe magazine...lol

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Reply #4 posted 09/25/11 2:42am

Javi

But the idea of blood in the sky is spiritual, right? An afterlife, I suppose?

Actually, in 1998 I was starting to lose interest in Prince...

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Reply #5 posted 09/26/11 5:24pm

BlackAdder7

my understanding was that prince believe(d) that a nuclear explosion would result in a purple rain...something like that

"the sky was all purple there were people running everywhere

etc...

[Edited 9/26/11 17:25pm]

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Reply #6 posted 09/26/11 5:56pm

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Javi said:

But the idea of blood in the sky is spiritual, right? An afterlife, I suppose?

Actually, in 1998 I was starting to lose interest in Prince...

red in the sky is kinda apocolyptic

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Reply #7 posted 09/26/11 6:06pm

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it was the Tavis Smiley interview from 1998 with Larry and Chaka. And I thought he was referencing the line from 1999. The sky being purple because the sky is blue, blood is red, and blue and red make purple. He was on a major armageddon kick back then. "Armageddon is headin..."

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Reply #8 posted 09/27/11 12:39am

jonylawson

BlackAdder7 said:

my understanding was that prince believe(d) that a nuclear explosion would result in a purple rain...something like that

"the sky was all purple there were people running everywhere

etc...

[Edited 9/26/11 17:25pm]

i never understand when people ANSWER a question you get responses like this..........

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