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Reply #60 posted 07/18/17 4:14pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Se7en said:


I read something similar.

I saw them here in Detroit two months ago. Standing room only at this tiny venue that Prince himself would probably not have ever performed in.

The band seemed energized (except for maybe Lisa, who seemed bored). They performed stuff up to and including Parade.

You have to wonder . . . how far can they go?

What do you mean by 'how far'?


I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.

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Reply #61 posted 07/18/17 9:48pm

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Se7en said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

What do you mean by 'how far'?


I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.



A new interview with Bobby and Lisa answers these questions:

On what happens next for the Revolution:

Rivkin: “We’re starting to look at a few things in the fall. We didn’t get down to the southeast, and we’d like to play Atlanta, New Orleans, Florida. I think there is demand for us (overseas), but that’s obviously a big undertaking.”

Coleman: “This makes a lot of sense now, but we’re not sure if it’ll make the same kind of sense a year from now. It feels like we could stay together forever, but we don’t want to turn this into a circus. So we’re taking it slowly, feeling out what the fans and public want from us. We’re taking things three months at a time.”

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Reply #62 posted 07/19/17 2:18pm

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luvsexy4all said:

if they couldnt make money off it ..they wouldnt do it




Are musicians just supposed to do shit for free? What is with this attitude? They sure aren't getting rich from it. Wendy told an interviewer she was going broke from it. Her and Lisa make a lot more doing Hollywood soundtracks.

Lighten up!

If that's the case why do the revolution thing it's not like they obligated to or like warner brothers begged them to I just don't get the whole we could be doing other stuff making more money thing
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Reply #63 posted 07/19/17 2:26pm

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Se7en said:



OldFriends4Sale said:




Se7en said:




I read something similar.

I saw them here in Detroit two months ago. Standing room only at this tiny venue that Prince himself would probably not have ever performed in.

The band seemed energized (except for maybe Lisa, who seemed bored). They performed stuff up to and including Parade.

You have to wonder . . . how far can they go?




What do you mean by 'how far'?




I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.



To no 2. That would be 3 songs. Slow Love, Strange Relationship and Beautiful Night. Not enough to expand the concept.
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Reply #64 posted 07/19/17 2:31pm

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Se7en said:



OldFriends4Sale said:




Se7en said:




I read something similar.

I saw them here in Detroit two months ago. Standing room only at this tiny venue that Prince himself would probably not have ever performed in.

The band seemed energized (except for maybe Lisa, who seemed bored). They performed stuff up to and including Parade.

You have to wonder . . . how far can they go?




What do you mean by 'how far'?




I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.



The way that they tell the story Prince was just a front man performing their songs. I think they should put up or shut up. Record an album with their own music and tour with that.
[Edited 7/19/17 14:39pm]
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Reply #65 posted 07/19/17 2:34pm

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Reply #66 posted 07/20/17 12:49am

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JudasLChrist said:
Are musicians just supposed to do shit for free? What is with this attitude? They sure aren't getting rich from it. Wendy told an interviewer she was going broke from it. Her and Lisa make a lot more doing Hollywood soundtracks. Lighten up!
If that's the case why do the revolution thing it's not like they obligated to or like warner brothers begged them to I just don't get the whole we could be doing other stuff making more money thing


That's cause you are looking for trouble.

Obviously they are doing it cause they WANT to do it.

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Reply #67 posted 07/20/17 1:13am

Rebeljuice

I read somewhere they are not making too much money out of this. It's obviously a labour of love. I wonder, are they getting royalties from the PR Deluxe release to tide them over?

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Reply #68 posted 07/20/17 2:02am

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Rebeljuice said:

I read somewhere they are not making too much money out of this. It's obviously a labour of love. I wonder, are they getting royalties from the PR Deluxe release to tide them over?


They get a cut of royalties from all Prince and The Revolution stuff.

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Reply #69 posted 07/20/17 6:09am

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Thewooh said:

Se7en said:


I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.

The way that they tell the story Prince was just a front man performing their songs. I think they should put up or shut up. Record an album with their own music and tour with that. [Edited 7/19/17 14:39pm] [Edited 7/19/17 14:40pm]

oh wooh wooh

if that isn't a lie from the pit of hell lol

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Reply #70 posted 07/20/17 3:33pm

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Thewooh said:

Se7en said:


I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.

To no 2. That would be 3 songs. Slow Love, Strange Relationship and Beautiful Night. Not enough to expand the concept.


Great info, thanks! And I agree - SOTT era is the definitive "break", even if they contributed to a few tracks. And how far back before 1999/Controversy could they go? Could they go back to the Prince album?

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Reply #71 posted 07/20/17 6:14pm

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Se7en said:

Thewooh said:

Se7en said: To no 2. That would be 3 songs. Slow Love, Strange Relationship and Beautiful Night. Not enough to expand the concept.


Great info, thanks! And I agree - SOTT era is the definitive "break", even if they contributed to a few tracks. And how far back before 1999/Controversy could they go? Could they go back to the Prince album?

Well they did perform music from that far back so why not

Especially since Dr Fink & Bobby Z were there since 1978 and Lisa 1980 BrownMark 1981 Wendy 1983 not to mention she was technically in the camp...

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For You - Controversy songs done between 1983-1986

With U

Still Waiting

I Feel For You

I Wanna Be Your Lover
Soft & Wet

When We're Dancing Close & Slow

When U Were Mine

Dirty Mind

Head

Controversy

Do Me Baby

and others

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I mean if the NPG can perform songs from his 80s catalogue and non of them were there except Levi from 1987-1989 and did not perform on SOTT at all maybe 1 song on the Black album maybe 2-3 songs on Lovesexy maybe non on Batman

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Reply #72 posted 07/20/17 6:15pm

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cbarnes3121 said:

JudasLChrist said:
Are musicians just supposed to do shit for free? What is with this attitude? They sure aren't getting rich from it. Wendy told an interviewer she was going broke from it. Her and Lisa make a lot more doing Hollywood soundtracks. Lighten up!
If that's the case why do the revolution thing it's not like they obligated to or like warner brothers begged them to I just don't get the whole we could be doing other stuff making more money thing

Because they are trying to get thick heads accusing them of cashing in, that they are not doing this for the money.

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Reply #73 posted 07/20/17 6:18pm

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Thewooh said:

Se7en said:


I meant: what's the future for The Revolution?

1. Will they continue touring, but expand to larger venues with related-artists as opening acts?

2. As "The Revolution", is their material limited to those years? In concert, they played songs from Controversy and Dirty Mind - technically not "Revolution" yet but including everyone but Wendy. Do they expand to include SOTT material that they worked on, and beyond (they did cheekily play Roadhouse Garden)

3. Do they potentially record and release NEW band-written music as "The Revolution" with zero Prince involvement? How would that go over? Would it be W&L songs with a backing band? Or MPLS sound-a-likes to Prince (and then which Prince - Linn drums or later orchestral ATWIAD/Parade stuff?) Dunno. Could be cool.


So, 3 examples of how far can they go. Hopefully they continue.

To no 2. That would be 3 songs. Slow Love, Strange Relationship and Beautiful Night. Not enough to expand the concept.

If that is the case most bands should not be playing most of Prince's music then.

the Dream Factory / Flesh concept was created played with worked on etc with the Revolution SOTT material I would love to hear them do. Wendy Lisa & Susannah already did a version of IT

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Reply #74 posted 07/25/17 5:41pm

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Revolution

Kick-Ass!!!

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