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PurpleCreme

(Another) New-ish Fan...

Hi all, finally allowed to post after lurking on here for a year so just thought I would introduce myself. It feels great to be here!

Like the other post that was flying around, I'm also a young Prince fan - 20 years old. Despite this I've known and listened to Prince's music almost on a drip feed. It all stated a few yeras back - I've been surrounded by musicians my whole life, and when someone put me on "Sexy MF" years ago I was content with that. For years I only had "Sexy MF" and "Crazy You" in my library because I thought that they were such amazing songs that he couldn't top them. If only I knew how naive I was! lol A few years later I bought a sealed copy of Madhouse's first record on vinyl, and I vaguely followed his AOA era (because Breakfast Can Wait was my jam) and that's back when his music was on Spotify so I got a deeper understanding of his back catalogue. Not wanting to spoil the experience I decided to come back to it when the time is right.

A few months before his passing I was sick of having "I Wanna Be Your Lover" teasing me for all this time. So I planned to go through them all one by one, see him live and so on - become a real fan. I was making my way through his self-titled when my friend texted me on April 21. From then it's almost turned into an obsession - I instantly bought a few of his CDs (such as the Chaka Khan project), got a Tidal subscription and did a belly-flop dive into his discography. Although I was loving "For You" and "Prince" prior to his passing (despite the average reviews), I wasn't really prepared for how incredible his '80s albums were. For example listening to Let's Go Crazy and 1999 for the first time were overwhelming experiences - so much so that I decided I shouldn't listen to them again until I got the '80s collection on vinyl. Occasionally I cheated (thanks YouTube suggestions) by listening to Erotic City and SOTT on repeat biggrin

A few months later and here I am, up every night until 3AM, listening to Prince's '80s output on vinyl. It's been liberating - an honour and blessing to have this music in my life. I can't describe how I felt listening to Purple Rain properly for the first time... He was amazingly talented and has inspired me to pick up yet another instrument - the guitar. Man... I'm sat here staring out of my apartment window, wishing I could be 20 in 1984 rather than 2016! Although it's the rose-tinted glasses effect, it's nice to dream once in a while eh? wink

Sorry I know this was really long-winded... I left tons of things out, but I felt an urge to share my experiences with his music. It's hard out here for young Prince fans! There aren't many of us. I'm going travelling to Canada next year and have made plans to go to Minneapolis (for obvious reasons), so I thought now would be the appropriate time to join the community and see what it's all about!

So hi 1nce again... I'm happy to be here and looking forward to speaking with everyone in the future. prince

[Edited 11/1/16 21:05pm]

[Edited 11/2/16 10:49am]

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Reply #1 posted 11/01/16 9:07pm

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Omg How Wonderful To Read!!!
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Reply #2 posted 11/01/16 9:23pm

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That was very cool to read. I can relate to the time you spent knowing you were going to be a Prince fan, but holding off until the time was right (kind of). For me, I had dipped into an album or 4 over the years, but didn't do the 'belly flop' as you put it, into the catalogue until 2012. Its a journey of discovery that keeps on giving and giving. The mainstream albums, lesser-known albums, side projects, protoges, not to mention outtake boots, live boots, audio and video. So, so much he gave.

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Reply #3 posted 11/01/16 9:40pm

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I feel the same way, Purple Creme, Prince was/is an amazing artist. Welcome and have fun!!!
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Reply #4 posted 11/01/16 11:33pm

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Welcome to the .Org biggrin
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Reply #5 posted 11/02/16 12:53am

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Welcome to the Org! Glad to have you in the family!

Now the light fades out and I wonder what I'm doing in a room like this
There's a knock on the door and just for a second I thought I remembered you
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Reply #6 posted 11/02/16 8:19am

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Welcome! And enjoy the ride! biggrin

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #7 posted 11/02/16 9:51am

lion88

I loved the read your post. Thank you for posting! I can only imagine how great it is to discover his music.

It's has been a blessing to be a Prince fan for many years, because of the great memories and the live concerts. But I think it is definitaly a trip to discover 'new' music like let's go crazy in 2016! Enjoy it! It must be difficult to decide where to start because there is so much music. What's your favourite song and album? Do you focus on the regular albums or also on outtakes and live concerts?

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Reply #8 posted 11/02/16 10:58am

dacca

PurpleCreme said:

Hi all, finally allowed to post after lurking on here for a year so just thought I would introduce myself. It feels great to be here!



Like the other post that was flying around, I'm also a young Prince fan - 20 years old. Despite this I've known and listened to Prince's music almost on a drip feed. It all stated a few yeras back - I've been surrounded by musicians my whole life, and when someone put me on "Sexy MF" years ago I was content with that. For years I only had "Sexy MF" and "Crazy You" in my library because I thought that they were such amazing songs that he couldn't top them. If only I knew how naive I was! :lol :A few years later I bought a sealed copy of Madhouse's first record on vinyl, and I vaguely followed his AOA era (because Breakfast Can Wait was my jam) and that's back when his music was on Spotify so I got a deeper understanding of his back catalogue. Not wanting to spoil the experience I decided to come back to it when the time is right.



A few months before his passing I was sick of having "I Wanna Be Your Lover" teasing me for all this time. So I planned to go through them all one by one, see him live and so on - become a real fan. I was making my way through his self-titled when my friend texted me on April 21. From then it's almost turned into an obsession - I instantly bought a few of his CDs (such as the Chaka Khan project), got a Tidal subscription and did a belly-flop dive into his discography. Although I was loving "For You" and "Prince" prior to his passing (despite the average reviews), I wasn't really prepared for how incredible his '80s albums were. For example listening to Let's Go Crazy and 1999 for the first time were overwhelming experiences - so much so that I decided I shouldn't listen to them again until I got the '80s collection on vinyl. Occasionally I cheated (thanks YouTube suggestions) by listening to Erotic City and SOTT on repeat biggrin



A few months later and here I am, up every night until 3AM, listening to Prince's '80s output on vinyl. It's been liberating - an honour and blessing to have this music in my life. I can't describe how I felt listening to Purple Rain properly for the first time... He was amazingly talented and has inspired me to pick up yet another instrument - the guitar. Man... I'm sat here staring out of my apartment window, wishing I could be 20 in 1984 rather than 2016! Although it's the rose-tinted glasses effect, it's nice to dream once in a while eh? wink



Sorry I know this was really long-winded... I left tons of things out, but I felt an urge to share my experiences with his music. It's hard out here for young Prince fans! There aren't many of us. I'm going travelling to Canada next year and have made plans to go to Minneapolis (for obvious reasons), so I thought now would be the appropriate time to join the community and see what it's all about!



So hi 1nce again... I'm happy to be here and looking forward to speaking with everyone in the future. prince

[Edited 11/1/16 21:05pm]


Hey! I posted on the other new fan thread a couple of days ago, though I can't say I am up at 3am every morning listening to it, it's cool to see people like me that are only really hearing a lot of his stuff for the first time recently and loving it.
For me I have definitely had other musical obsessions (my steely dan one went for like two years and is still going to the dismay of almost everyone me), but I don't feel that was a strong as this one, due to both how good princes compositions are and the sheer size of his catalogue.
Anyway it's cool that you picked up the guitar because of prince - there's a devoted website to princes tabs I found the other day which is also rad.
But yeah it's cool you're here and there are other people out there going through the prince experience like me!
Just out of curiosity what are some of your fav prince songs/albums?
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Reply #9 posted 11/02/16 11:15am

PurpleCreme

lion88 said:

I loved the read your post. Thank you for posting! I can only imagine how great it is to discover his music.

It's has been a blessing to be a Prince fan for many years, because of the great memories and the live concerts. But I think it is definitaly a trip to discover 'new' music like let's go crazy in 2016! Enjoy it! It must be difficult to decide where to start because there is so much music. What's your favourite song and album? Do you focus on the regular albums or also on outtakes and live concerts?

I am! It's been an amazing experience and has dwarfed my interest in pretty much everyone else right now lol Honestly it has been difficult to know where to start.. My originial tactic of "For You" right up to HNR 2 is out the window. I'm focusing on the '80s stuff at the moment. I have so many favourites it's crazy (especially right now), it's subject to change... But I'd say it's a tossup between "Take Me With U", "And God Created Woman", "Pop Life", "Strollin'", "My Love is Forever" and "Sign 'O' The Times". I always go back to the 3EG version of "Let's Go Crazy" as well. As far as an album's concerned, either PR or 1999. What about you? Right now my focus is on his regular albums and side projects, and will be for a while I can imagine.. But "Moonbeam Levels" intrigues me, how it has almost this cult status and it's a bootleg - much like The Beach Boys' Smile project. I'll be checking that out when PR Deluxe drops for sure. Thanks all for your kind words!

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Reply #10 posted 11/02/16 11:28am

PurpleCreme

dacca said:

Hey! I posted on the other new fan thread a couple of days ago, though I can't say I am up at 3am every morning listening to it, it's cool to see people like me that are only really hearing a lot of his stuff for the first time recently and loving it. For me I have definitely had other musical obsessions (my steely dan one went for like two years and is still going to the dismay of almost everyone me), but I don't feel that was a strong as this one, due to both how good princes compositions are and the sheer size of his catalogue. Anyway it's cool that you picked up the guitar because of prince - there's a devoted website to princes tabs I found the other day which is also rad. But yeah it's cool you're here and there are other people out there going through the prince experience like me! Just out of curiosity what are some of your fav prince songs/albums?

Yeah it's crazy, I went through the same with Jeff Buckley for example but it's the quantity of amazing music that makes it different. I love Steely Dan too! "Deacon Blues" and "Do it Again" are amazing. I need to get into their discography more at some point.

Check the post above for my favourite songs, but it's definitely going to change now I'm properly going through his '80s stuff. Aside from Parade I've forced myself to not listen to it until I got the vinyl copies. I'm focusing on PR and 1999 at the moment but want to get ATWIAD and SOTT as soon as possible. What about you?

[Edited 11/2/16 11:31am]

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

dacca

PurpleCreme said:

dacca said:

Hey! I posted on the other new fan thread a couple of days ago, though I can't say I am up at 3am every morning listening to it, it's cool to see people like me that are only really hearing a lot of his stuff for the first time recently and loving it. For me I have definitely had other musical obsessions (my steely dan one went for like two years and is still going to the dismay of almost everyone me), but I don't feel that was a strong as this one, due to both how good princes compositions are and the sheer size of his catalogue. Anyway it's cool that you picked up the guitar because of prince - there's a devoted website to princes tabs I found the other day which is also rad. But yeah it's cool you're here and there are other people out there going through the prince experience like me! Just out of curiosity what are some of your fav prince songs/albums?

Yeah it's crazy, I went through the same with Jeff Buckley for example but it's the quantity of amazing music that makes it different. I love Steely Dan too! "Deacon Blues" and "Do it Again" are amazing. I need to get into their discography more at some point.

Check the post above for my favourite songs, but it's definitely going to change now I'm properly going through his '80s stuff. Aside from Parade I've forced myself to not listen to it until I got the vinyl copies. I'm focusing on PR and 1999 at the moment but want to get ATWIAD and SOTT as soon as possible. What about you?

[Edited 11/2/16 11:31am]

Ah thats awesome. Yeah the steely dan Aja album is my favourite album of all time I couldn't reccomend it more.
Yeah nice amzing albums 1999 is my fav Prince album, and so far ive listened to everything from For you -> symbol album + like gold experience, emancipation, crystal ball, rainbow children etc (Ive spent so much money on prince this last year haha). I only have 1999 on vinyl so far but my turntable is broken lol so I'll have to find more of them when I can

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[Edited 11/2/16 12:10pm]

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Omg How Wonderful To Read!!!

Yes, I actually teared up. Welcome to the org
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #13 posted 11/02/16 1:09pm

PurpleCreme

sonshine said:

kepurplehunter said:
Omg How Wonderful To Read!!!
Yes, I actually teared up. Welcome to the org

That's flattering, thanks for reading. It's strange, it's honestly been quite emotional for me experiencing it after his passing. It's a relaxing and energising feeling to be able to dim the lights, put on a record and have that sort of organic connection with music. But it also makes me feel disconnected from people my age.. I can't imagine what it would be like in the 80s to have that music everywhere, especially in clubs! When I go out with friends I just don't get that same type of energy from the music.

[Edited 11/2/16 13:10pm]

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Reply #14 posted 11/02/16 1:13pm

PurpleCreme

dacca said:

PurpleCreme said:

Yeah it's crazy, I went through the same with Jeff Buckley for example but it's the quantity of amazing music that makes it different. I love Steely Dan too! "Deacon Blues" and "Do it Again" are amazing. I need to get into their discography more at some point.

Check the post above for my favourite songs, but it's definitely going to change now I'm properly going through his '80s stuff. Aside from Parade I've forced myself to not listen to it until I got the vinyl copies. I'm focusing on PR and 1999 at the moment but want to get ATWIAD and SOTT as soon as possible. What about you?

[Edited 11/2/16 11:31am]

Ah thats awesome. Yeah the steely dan Aja album is my favourite album of all time I couldn't reccomend it more.
Yeah nice amzing albums 1999 is my fav Prince album, and so far ive listened to everything from For you -> symbol album + like gold experience, emancipation, crystal ball, rainbow children etc (Ive spent so much money on prince this last year haha). I only have 1999 on vinyl so far but my turntable is broken lol so I'll have to find more of them when I can

[Edited 11/2/16 12:09pm]

[Edited 11/2/16 12:10pm]

Think I'm gonna have to add Aja to my playlist. 7 songs makes it accessible enough. You should, thankfully all of the reissues of Prince records are good quality - the 1999 reissue is mastered by Bernie Grundman also. I have the originial pressing however. Sounds way better than the CDs!

[Edited 11/2/16 13:15pm]

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Reply #15 posted 11/02/16 1:21pm

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dacca said:

PurpleCreme said:

Yeah it's crazy, I went through the same with Jeff Buckley for example but it's the quantity of amazing music that makes it different. I love Steely Dan too! "Deacon Blues" and "Do it Again" are amazing. I need to get into their discography more at some point.

Check the post above for my favourite songs, but it's definitely going to change now I'm properly going through his '80s stuff. Aside from Parade I've forced myself to not listen to it until I got the vinyl copies. I'm focusing on PR and 1999 at the moment but want to get ATWIAD and SOTT as soon as possible. What about you?

[Edited 11/2/16 11:31am]

Ah thats awesome. Yeah the steely dan Aja album is my favourite album of all time I couldn't reccomend it more.
Yeah nice amzing albums 1999 is my fav Prince album, and so far ive listened to everything from For you -> symbol album + like gold experience, emancipation, crystal ball, rainbow children etc (Ive spent so much money on prince this last year haha). I only have 1999 on vinyl so far but my turntable is broken lol so I'll have to find more of them when I can

[Edited 11/2/16 12:09pm]

[Edited 11/2/16 12:10pm]

Welcome younglings! Your musical taste is admirable. Hopefully Prince will be your touchstone in discovery of different genres because he could funnel all of those influences. May your journey be long and wonderous!

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Reply #16 posted 11/02/16 2:17pm

purplediamonds

Just reading your post and loving that you came here to share with us. I'm soooo glad you have experienced the wonderment of all that Prince is and was to so many. His music encompasses soooo many emotions and thrills and smiles and just GREATNESS!!! And there is SOOOO much out there for you to listen to and fall in love with!!!!! I love when I hear of our youth speaking of his artistry!! It's so endearing to know that he continues to touch souls!!! My children are older than you are, but they also appreciate Prince's wonderment and it literally brings warmth to my heart to know that some of our younger generation can appreciate our Musical Genius Prince!! Sending you a great big hug and plenty of purple love!!! Welcome to the Org!!!!!!!! smile

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Reply #17 posted 11/02/16 9:21pm

dacca

PurpleCreme said:



sonshine said:


kepurplehunter said:
Omg How Wonderful To Read!!!

Yes, I actually teared up. Welcome to the org

That's flattering, thanks for reading. It's strange, it's honestly been quite emotional for me experiencing it after his passing. It's a relaxing and energising feeling to be able to dim the lights, put on a record and have that sort of organic connection with music. But it also makes me feel disconnected from people my age.. I can't imagine what it would be like in the 80s to have that music everywhere, especially in clubs! When I go out with friends I just don't get that same type of energy from the music.

[Edited 11/2/16 13:10pm]


I know exactly what you mean. I've only really known his music for about a year now but occasionally I'll listen to something like reflection or my computer and get all emotional haha it's weird considering he hasn't been a present force through most of my life.
The club thing too is so true.
Having said that I feel some of his songs would go off in a club, like erotic city or controversy.
I don't know what it's like where you live, but edm is basically the only thing that plays at clubs and the beat is so straight... I think listening to princes funk may have tainted every club experience that I have lol
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Reply #18 posted 11/02/16 9:24pm

dacca

PurpleCreme said:



dacca said:




PurpleCreme said:



Yeah it's crazy, I went through the same with Jeff Buckley for example but it's the quantity of amazing music that makes it different. I love Steely Dan too! "Deacon Blues" and "Do it Again" are amazing. I need to get into their discography more at some point.



Check the post above for my favourite songs, but it's definitely going to change now I'm properly going through his '80s stuff. Aside from Parade I've forced myself to not listen to it until I got the vinyl copies. I'm focusing on PR and 1999 at the moment but want to get ATWIAD and SOTT as soon as possible. What about you?


[Edited 11/2/16 11:31am]



Ah thats awesome. Yeah the steely dan Aja album is my favourite album of all time I couldn't reccomend it more.
Yeah nice amzing albums 1999 is my fav Prince album, and so far ive listened to everything from For you -> symbol album + like gold experience, emancipation, crystal ball, rainbow children etc (Ive spent so much money on prince this last year haha). I only have 1999 on vinyl so far but my turntable is broken lol so I'll have to find more of them when I can


[Edited 11/2/16 12:09pm]


[Edited 11/2/16 12:10pm]



Think I'm gonna have to add Aja to my playlist. 7 songs makes it accessible enough. You should, thankfully all of the reissues of Prince records are good quality - the 1999 reissue is mastered by Bernie Grundman also. I have the originial pressing however. Sounds way better than the CDs!

[Edited 11/2/16 13:15pm]


Oooh is it the same master as what you buy digitally? Like I love his sound don't get me wrong but a lot of his stuff especially the 80s stuff could do with remasters particularly parade
I'm very much excited to hear what purple rain sounds like remastered
[Edited 11/2/16 21:39pm]
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Welcome to the .Org biggrin

indeed lol

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RIP Prince I will forever heart and miss U
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Reply #20 posted 11/02/16 10:10pm

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biggrin biggrin biggrin I LOVE THIS!! All the younger fans are coming out of the woodwork. How much of 90's Prince have you gotten into so far? That's some territory that's still like murky water to me...

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welcome to this Prince thang lol

RIP Prince I will forever heart and miss U
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Reply #22 posted 11/02/16 10:24pm

dacca

khill95 said:

biggrin biggrin biggrin I LOVE THIS!! All the younger fans are coming out of the woodwork. How much of 90's Prince have you gotten into so far? That's some territory that's still like murky water to me...


I think I'm doing pretty well haha diamonds and pearls is one of my favs for sure, symbol is good though I'm not a fan of the raps and record scratches. The gold experience is good imo (a lot of people rank it really high I find, but endorphine machine has my fav prince scream ahhh so good), and emancipation is pretty good imo. I haven't listened to come yet.
Also the rainbow children is amazing. It's super religious which is not really my thing but musically it's great especially last December.
[Edited 11/2/16 22:28pm]
Oh, and graffiti bridge is good too, though they're like rerecordings of 80s stuff
Still would stand all time is my fav on that one
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welcome to this Prince thang lol

he says welcome

lol

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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FragileUndertow said:

DiamondsnPearls44 said:

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

welcome to this Prince thang lol

he says welcome

lol

love it lol heart

RIP Prince I will forever heart and miss U
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FragileUndertow said:



DiamondsnPearls44 said:




welcome to this Prince thang lol



he says welcome


lol


Love it
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Reply #26 posted 11/02/16 11:11pm

dacca

Btw i know it's not everyone's thing but there is a prince podcast I listen to called the peach & black podcast, which I like listening to so I can hear what other people think of songs and such since no one around me cares haha
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Reply #27 posted 11/03/16 4:31am

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PurpleCreme said:

Hi all, finally allowed to post after lurking on here for a year so just thought I would introduce myself. It feels great to be here!

Like the other post that was flying around, I'm also a young Prince fan - 20 years old. Despite this I've known and listened to Prince's music almost on a drip feed. It all stated a few yeras back - I've been surrounded by musicians my whole life, and when someone put me on "Sexy MF" years ago I was content with that. For years I only had "Sexy MF" and "Crazy You" in my library because I thought that they were such amazing songs that he couldn't top them. If only I knew how naive I was! lol A few years later I bought a sealed copy of Madhouse's first record on vinyl, and I vaguely followed his AOA era (because Breakfast Can Wait was my jam) and that's back when his music was on Spotify so I got a deeper understanding of his back catalogue. Not wanting to spoil the experience I decided to come back to it when the time is right.

A few months before his passing I was sick of having "I Wanna Be Your Lover" teasing me for all this time. So I planned to go through them all one by one, see him live and so on - become a real fan. I was making my way through his self-titled when my friend texted me on April 21. From then it's almost turned into an obsession - I instantly bought a few of his CDs (such as the Chaka Khan project), got a Tidal subscription and did a belly-flop dive into his discography. Although I was loving "For You" and "Prince" prior to his passing (despite the average reviews), I wasn't really prepared for how incredible his '80s albums were. For example listening to Let's Go Crazy and 1999 for the first time were overwhelming experiences - so much so that I decided I shouldn't listen to them again until I got the '80s collection on vinyl. Occasionally I cheated (thanks YouTube suggestions) by listening to Erotic City and SOTT on repeat biggrin

A few months later and here I am, up every night until 3AM, listening to Prince's '80s output on vinyl. It's been liberating - an honour and blessing to have this music in my life. I can't describe how I felt listening to Purple Rain properly for the first time... He was amazingly talented and has inspired me to pick up yet another instrument - the guitar. Man... I'm sat here staring out of my apartment window, wishing I could be 20 in 1984 rather than 2016! Although it's the rose-tinted glasses effect, it's nice to dream once in a while eh? wink

Sorry I know this was really long-winded... I left tons of things out, but I felt an urge to share my experiences with his music. It's hard out here for young Prince fans! There aren't many of us. I'm going travelling to Canada next year and have made plans to go to Minneapolis (for obvious reasons), so I thought now would be the appropriate time to join the community and see what it's all about!

So hi 1nce again... I'm happy to be here and looking forward to speaking with everyone in the future. prince

[Edited 11/1/16 21:05pm]

[Edited 11/2/16 10:49am]

SO COOL and inspiring and Happyfying to read this.

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Reply #28 posted 11/03/16 5:47am

PurpleCreme

dacca said:

PurpleCreme said:



sonshine said:


kepurplehunter said:
Omg How Wonderful To Read!!!

Yes, I actually teared up. Welcome to the org

That's flattering, thanks for reading. It's strange, it's honestly been quite emotional for me experiencing it after his passing. It's a relaxing and energising feeling to be able to dim the lights, put on a record and have that sort of organic connection with music. But it also makes me feel disconnected from people my age.. I can't imagine what it would be like in the 80s to have that music everywhere, especially in clubs! When I go out with friends I just don't get that same type of energy from the music.

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I know exactly what you mean. I've only really known his music for about a year now but occasionally I'll listen to something like reflection or my computer and get all emotional haha it's weird considering he hasn't been a present force through most of my life.
The club thing too is so true.
Having said that I feel some of his songs would go off in a club, like erotic city or controversy.
I don't know what it's like where you live, but edm is basically the only thing that plays at clubs and the beat is so straight... I think listening to princes funk may have tainted every club experience that I have lol
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Yeah it's weird right? Although being a bit of a music nerd I get like that anyway. "Ribbon in the Sky" was another one. I was just like whaaaaat?! I love chord progressions that give you that feeling.

It's the same where I'm from - there are occasionally '80s nights that we'll hit up, but it's usually stuff like Toto and Duran Duran. Which is cool, don't get me wrong, but yeah it's hardly Erotic City or Chic anything that has that organic groove. I think it's because people our age wouldn't really "get it" and be able to put it into context. I mean damn I had a girl once start to grind on me during Smells Like Teen Spirit. I couldn't quite believe what I was seeing.. sorry Kurt lol
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Reply #29 posted 11/03/16 5:49am

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Thank U all for ur welcomes. It's nice to meet u all
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