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Thread started 04/30/16 3:31pm

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When did you start buying Prince music?

I can remember seeing the Purple Rain trailer on tv. I know I had the record and cassette, which never left my portable boom box back then. I was 8 back then in '84. Around The world In A Day was next cassette I bought, I remember hearing the beginning to America and thought something was wrong with my cassette deck, lol. Got into cd's in the early 90's, bought Thieves In The Temple maxi-single, it was a wrap from there.....

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Reply #1 posted 04/30/16 3:33pm

nursev

1982....the trip to the wreckka stow lol back then was the coolest thing. I mean there he was on an album cover looking just as cool and as sexy as he wanted to be....ahhh the memories razz

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Reply #2 posted 04/30/16 3:37pm

gigilamorosa

I was fortunate enough to have parents in the music industry, so even though I was born in the 70s, Prince has always been in my consciousness. I very clearly remember my parents had his early albums - those covers made a lasting impression! I took over their collection as I got older, but I never had to actually buy my own Prince music until I moved out! I think I bought The Hits/The B Sides as a way to just get a lot of songs to take to college with me!
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Reply #3 posted 04/30/16 3:45pm

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Uh, I think it was around 1983. Cassette tapes. lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 04/30/16 3:48pm

nursev

purplethunder3121 said:

Uh, I think it was around 1983. Cassette tapes. lol

you too lol

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Reply #5 posted 04/30/16 3:48pm

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nursev said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Uh, I think it was around 1983. Cassette tapes. lol

you too lol

Casette tapes were the shiznit lol

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Reply #6 posted 04/30/16 3:50pm

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2006 and it was the best of album.
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Reply #7 posted 04/30/16 3:51pm

nursev

What was really cool is that my grandmother took me to see Purple Rain in Detroit cuz I asked her too and she like Prince too razz cool

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Reply #8 posted 04/30/16 3:54pm

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First album I bought was the gold experience because of tmbgitw, in 1998. Became an instant fan... The 0(+>, tge, emancipation, crystal ball timeframe still is my favorite prince era.
It was not in vain...it was in Minneapolis!
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Reply #9 posted 04/30/16 3:55pm

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Summer of 1985... I watched Purple Rain on HBO and then bought the soundtrack. Then, I bought ATWIAD and realized this guy didn't sit still and liked changing up his style rather than repeating himself and I really liked that. Then I followed that up with 1999 and became an obsessed little fan. lol

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Reply #10 posted 04/30/16 3:55pm

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I bought the UK reissue of the 1999 7" single, with Little Red Corvette as a double A side. I think it was 1984. I was 12.

I didn't become a fan until I bought Parade on cassette, in 1986. I then went backwards and bought everything I could.

I always remember being bored on a trip to Wales, and my mother gave me £10 to go entertain myself. I went straight to the nearest record store and bought Sheila E.'s self-titled album on cassette, so I could listen on my Walkman.

My mother later saw the cassette case and remarked, "You waste far too much money on those people." Those people... lol. She made it sound like a cult. I guess it was. lol
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Reply #11 posted 04/30/16 4:02pm

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My first was Little Red Corvette on a 45 in 1983.

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Reply #12 posted 04/30/16 4:05pm

1contessa

Around the time he first came on the scene, and I heard his song on the radio.

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Reply #13 posted 04/30/16 4:15pm

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When I was little P was always around on the radio and on tv. I remember particularly liking the vids for the Parade singles. I only started getting pocket money plus being allowed to do little paid jobs when I was 14. That was in 1991, Cream & Gett Off were huge on MTV. I bought the D&P cd and just couldn't put it down anymore lol. I also remember trying to rap along with Tony M (yes hell is waiting for me) cuz I can't sing for the life of me haha. same story with the Love Symbol album. At school I did a presentation on 'Thunder' cuz I loved it so much. The year afterward I did a presentation on 'JUGHEAD' just to annoy my new teacher, I knew she'd go off haha. She asked me 'But what's the point of your presentation? You are supposed to discuss your hobbies and interests. Why did you pick this song?' To which I responded , 'Cuz it's fonkay!' wink After those 2 albums I copped 'The Hits/ The B-sides and then I purchased the earlier releases one by one. I remember not liking 'For You' at all. Was totally unimpressed. Grew on me a lot in the last few years. The first time I heard the Black Album was when Warner Bros officially released it lol. That was before I got into boots.

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Reply #14 posted 04/30/16 4:19pm

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Bought the Dirty Mind album (vinyl) a few days after its release, it changed my life.


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Reply #15 posted 04/30/16 4:24pm

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mightycow said:

She asked me 'But what's the point of your presentation? You are supposed to discuss your hobbies and interests. Why did you pick this song?' To which I responded , 'Cuz it's fonkay!' wink


Haha!
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Reply #16 posted 04/30/16 4:52pm

Nasalhair

1984. The "Purple Rain" album on cassette, about a week after I first heard "When Doves Cry" and it changed my life.
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Reply #17 posted 04/30/16 4:57pm

SPYZFAN1

Bought "Prince" right after I saw him on "American Bandstand".

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Reply #18 posted 04/30/16 5:06pm

trc1

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1978. For You. Too young for concerts but old enough to buy my own music.
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Reply #19 posted 04/30/16 5:08pm

mrwiggles

Dirty Mind was the game changer for me. After that I was at the wrecka sto on release Tuesday.
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Reply #20 posted 04/30/16 5:11pm

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nursev said:

nursev said:

you too lol

Casette tapes were the shiznit lol

Couldn't separate me and my Walkman! hmph! lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #21 posted 04/30/16 5:15pm

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this doesn't count because technically, my mom bought it for me because I begged and pleaded. I was 6 years old and I got the "1999" album. I had NO BUSINESS listening to that lol No wonder I had such a dirty mind lol But she had no idea what was on that record. She heard 1999 on the radio and thought it was innocent enough dance song hehe. I am 40 years old now and still have it in good condition! It's still my favorite Prince album of the 80s.

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Reply #22 posted 04/30/16 5:17pm

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Older brothger buying "Dirty Mind," "Controversy," and "1999." I remember I didn't like "1999" when he brought that home.

I beat him to it and bought "Purple Rain" and haven't stopped buying Prince since.

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Reply #23 posted 04/30/16 5:21pm

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1979. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" single.

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Reply #24 posted 04/30/16 5:24pm

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Oops. Double post, below
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Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #25 posted 04/30/16 5:27pm

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violectrica said:

I got into my dad's collection of CDs, purple rain when I was 12 in 1997. Then I found out that he had more by the same guy, they were diamonds and pearls and around the world in a day. These are a great start for any baby prince fan.

For my 14th birthday I told my dad I need my own Prince Cd so he gave it to me to open before cake and it was 1999!!!! I was so excited because I always hovered around my ghetto blaster during "80s at 8" waiting for little red corvette and the title track. It was actually 1999 the year also.

My dad had to turn it off in the middle of the party because he was beet red. He remembered the lyrics from when he had it on vinyl...he said he can't listen to this around me and just keep it i ln my room haha. He couldn've ruined my birthday by taking it away...

I got rave for my 16th birthday.

I finally had my own money from working at 17 so I bought the gold experience, but it was too expensive even in 2002. So I bought it on cassette for 14.99 used no less. I broke it after a couple years and replaced it with the cd for 45 bucks.

After I got a job I had everything legal in like a year no bootleg. I was a purist prince defender about youtube as well. No more
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #26 posted 04/30/16 5:28pm

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My first Prince album was 1999 on vinyl, still one of my faves. Maybe I was 11 years old (6th grade)? Probably too young, luckily my parents didn't listen to the lyrics. wink

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Reply #27 posted 04/30/16 5:50pm

rusty1

I remember being 12 yrs old & getting the 1999 album as a Christmas present in 1983..
I thought the name of the band was Prince lol..
I really didn't become a full fledged fan until May of 1984 & i never ever looked back..
"When doves cry" was so different & unique for its time..
I was blown away by that song & the entire Purple Rain album as well
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Reply #28 posted 04/30/16 5:59pm

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rusty1 said:

I remember being 12 yrs old & getting the 1999 album as a Christmas present in 1983.. I thought the name of the band was Prince lol.. I really didn't become a full fledged fan until May of 1984 & i never ever looked back.. "When doves cry" was so different & unique for its time.. I was blown away by that song & the entire Purple Rain album as well

When I first heard Prince on the radio singing "I Wanna Be Your Lover" I thought it was Sylvester. boxed lol

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Reply #29 posted 04/30/16 6:05pm

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1988. lovesexy album. first album i ever bought with my pocket money.

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