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Reply #30 posted 08/07/18 4:49pm

frylo

Of the ones I've seen, SOTT feels like the most pointless. Lyric videos are boring in general, but especially low-budget ones from 1987

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Reply #31 posted 08/07/18 4:50pm

PeteSilas

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I don’t really care much about the videos. I really like Kiss, and he had a couple of cool late ones (Cinamon Girl I seem to remember quite liking, but I haven’t seen it for about 13 years...). It’s funny though that so many people are referring to the D&P era videos as some of the worst when in another thread not so long ago they were being referred to as some of the best!

i actually think the batman ones were his best by far, probably because the association with the movie, he probably had great people ready to put together some good ones. The early performance ones were fine, nothing groundbreaking but were a great introduction to the visual aspect that led to 1999. As I said though, the medium is actually totally unneccessary and works against music. If i had only two choices to hear/watch the music or just hear it, i'd pick just listening everytime.

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Reply #32 posted 08/07/18 9:31pm

peggyon

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littlemissG said:
I like the Love 2 the 9a video, however it is the worst cultural appropriation ever with Mayte in a hijab with a veil . Prince would have been called on that today. [Edited 8/7/18 6:37am]
Prince was telling a story through art. Mayte was playing a role. I swear political correctness will eventually suck the joy out of this world just watch.

lol

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Reply #33 posted 08/07/18 9:37pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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The video with the naked Playboy bunnies in the hot tub?

Its late and I cant remember the name of the song.

Somebody help.

jester

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Reply #34 posted 08/08/18 1:44am

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^I remember this and I think it was My Name Is Prince with some nude girls mixed in?

Some "Porn version" or was it "Hardcore version"?

Definately a music video from the Love Symbol 92 album.. nod

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #35 posted 08/08/18 2:07am

SoulAlive

frylo said:

Of the ones I've seen, SOTT feels like the most pointless. Lyric videos are boring in general, but especially low-budget ones from 1987

I agree.A lyric video in 1987 made no sense at all.A superb song like that deserved a truly brilliant video.

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Reply #36 posted 08/08/18 2:09am

SoulAlive

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i actually think the batman ones were his best by far, probably because the association with the movie, he probably had great people ready to put together some good ones.

the "Batdance" and "Partyman" videos were directed by Al Magnoli (who directed the Purple Rain movie).These videos are excellent and prove that,when Prince worked with the right people,his videos can be amazing.

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Reply #37 posted 08/08/18 2:12am

SoulAlive

thedance said:

Poplife88 said:

Paisley Park...if you can call it a video.

Someone said they thought Glam Slam was the worst? I love that video...I am not the biggest fan of the song itself but seeing him perform it on the Lovesexy stage elevates it. I had a new respect for that song when I finally saw the video years later.

me too......, cool


"Glam Slam" isn't the "worst" at all.... imoh as well. no no no!


Yes, I even love the song it self (and all of Lovesexy)-

and (like you) I love the musicvideo, Prince dancing blindfolded with with Cat... cool cool cool


"Glam Slam" thank u ma'am.... imho.. what a lovely (pop) song... music love

I like the "Glam Slam" video,too.It sorta gave us a preview of what the Lovesexy tour would be like.

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Reply #38 posted 08/08/18 2:15am

SoulAlive

but yeah,I agree with those of you who said "Paisley Park" is the worst.That video is absolutely pointless and cheap.The song is excellent (it's Prince's most Beatles-influenced song) and deserved a better video.

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Reply #39 posted 08/08/18 6:33am

OperatingTheta
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Krystalkisses said:

littlemissG said:

I like the Love 2 the 9a video, however it is the worst cultural appropriation ever with Mayte in a hijab with a veil .
Prince would have been called on that today.
[Edited 8/7/18 6:37am]


Prince was telling a story through art. Mayte was playing a role. I swear political correctness will eventually suck the joy out of this world just watch.


Agreed. There's a clear narrative to both the album and the accompanying 3 Chains O' Gold film (of which this promo video is a part), where Mayte is clearly playing a role. There's truly no distinction between Mayte's garb here and that worn by any other actress playing a part.
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Reply #40 posted 08/08/18 6:36am

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My least favourite is probably 'Cinnamon Girl' due to the direction the events take in the video, which I find somewhat simplistic and cliched.

I appreciate the song though, so it's a minor quibble. I genuinely enjoy all the remaining videos. Just wish there were more.
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Reply #41 posted 08/08/18 6:59am

dodger

thedance said:

^I remember this and I think it was My Name Is Prince with some nude girls mixed in?

Some "Porn version" or was it "Hardcore version"?

Definately a music video from the Love Symbol 92 album.. nod

Yes, there was a Porno version that aired on the Playboy channel that mixed some clips into the original video.

>

There was also a scene in the 3 Chain's O'Gold movie with naked girls in a pool so you could be thinking of that

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Reply #42 posted 08/08/18 7:09am

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dodger said:



thedance said:


^I remember this and I think it was My Name Is Prince with some nude girls mixed in?

Some "Porn version" or was it "Hardcore version"?

Definately a music video from the Love Symbol 92 album.. nod



Yes, there was a Porno version that aired on the Playboy channel that mixed some clips into the original video.


>


There was also a scene in the 3 Chain's O'Gold movie with naked girls in a pool so you could be thinking of that



I think you might be referring to the Eye Wanna Melt With U video. I was particularly fond of that one when I was 17 wink
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Reply #43 posted 08/08/18 7:23am

dodger

OperatingThetan said:

dodger said:

Yes, there was a Porno version that aired on the Playboy channel that mixed some clips into the original video.

>

There was also a scene in the 3 Chain's O'Gold movie with naked girls in a pool so you could be thinking of that

I think you might be referring to the Eye Wanna Melt With U video. I was particularly fond of that one when I was 17 wink

No, I'm not referring to the I Wanna Melt With U video. I was also fond of that at 17!

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There was a MNIP video, I think it was the 12" Club Mix or House Mix, with the original video spliced with scenes from a porno with naked girls in a tub. It maybe online somewhere, sure you'll enjoy it...

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Reply #44 posted 08/08/18 7:31am

savagedreams

Krystalkisses said:

littlemissG said:
I like the Love 2 the 9a video, however it is the worst cultural appropriation ever with Mayte in a hijab with a veil . Prince would have been called on that today. [Edited 8/7/18 6:37am]
Prince was telling a story through art. Mayte was playing a role. I swear political correctness will eventually suck the joy out of this world just watch.

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eventually? lol

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Reply #45 posted 08/08/18 8:09am

Lianachan

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SoulAlive said:

PeteSilas said:

i actually think the batman ones were his best by far, probably because the association with the movie, he probably had great people ready to put together some good ones.

the "Batdance" and "Partyman" videos were directed by Al Magnoli (who directed the Purple Rain movie).These videos are excellent and prove that,when Prince worked with the right people,his videos can be amazing.



They're very good, but are almost cancelled by the awful Scandalous video that he also directed.

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Reply #46 posted 08/08/18 9:53am

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Lianachan said:

SoulAlive said:

the "Batdance" and "Partyman" videos were directed by Al Magnoli (who directed the Purple Rain movie).These videos are excellent and prove that,when Prince worked with the right people,his videos can be amazing.



They're very good, but are almost cancelled by the awful Scandalous video that he also directed.

He didn't direct the Scandalous video.. did he? I thought Prince did that one mostly solo and actually credited Kim Basinger as having directed it. Am I remembering this wrong?

Magnoli also ghost directed the Sign o the Times concert film, as can be seen on the slates in the outtakes. It makes sense, it has the same dynamci vibe and sense of color as Pruple Rain or the Batman videos.

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Reply #47 posted 08/08/18 10:15am

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ufoclub said:



Lianachan said:




SoulAlive said:




the "Batdance" and "Partyman" videos were directed by Al Magnoli (who directed the Purple Rain movie).These videos are excellent and prove that,when Prince worked with the right people,his videos can be amazing.





They're very good, but are almost cancelled by the awful Scandalous video that he also directed.




He didn't direct the Scandalous video.. did he? I thought Prince did that one mostly solo and actually credited Kim Basinger as having directed it. Am I remembering this wrong?



Magnoli also ghost directed the Sign o the Times concert film, as can be seen on the slates in the outtakes. It makes sense, it has the same dynamci vibe and sense of color as Pruple Rain or the Batman videos.



IMDB have him as director. It’s usually a pretty a reliable source.

https://www.imdb.com/titl..._flmg_dr_7
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Reply #48 posted 08/08/18 11:12am

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Lianachan said:

ufoclub said:

He didn't direct the Scandalous video.. did he? I thought Prince did that one mostly solo and actually credited Kim Basinger as having directed it. Am I remembering this wrong?

Magnoli also ghost directed the Sign o the Times concert film, as can be seen on the slates in the outtakes. It makes sense, it has the same dynamci vibe and sense of color as Pruple Rain or the Batman videos.

IMDB have him as director. It’s usually a pretty a reliable source. https://www.imdb.com/titl..._flmg_dr_7

IMDB is kind of maintained like wikipedia. It can have incorrect info until someone corrects it.

I see this: http://www.princevault.co...candalous!

[Edited 8/8/18 11:15am]

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Reply #49 posted 08/08/18 11:36am

PeteSilas

ufoclub said:

Lianachan said:

ufoclub said: IMDB have him as director. It’s usually a pretty a reliable source. https://www.imdb.com/titl..._flmg_dr_7

IMDB is kind of maintained like wikipedia. It can have incorrect info until someone corrects it.

I see this: http://www.princevault.co...candalous!

[Edited 8/8/18 11:15am]

i'm on imdb as a security officer for a movie, your right, they didn't tell you about the toilets I cleaned, I want my credits dammit!

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Reply #50 posted 08/08/18 11:38am

PeteSilas

Lianachan said:

SoulAlive said:

the "Batdance" and "Partyman" videos were directed by Al Magnoli (who directed the Purple Rain movie).These videos are excellent and prove that,when Prince worked with the right people,his videos can be amazing.



They're very good, but are almost cancelled by the awful Scandalous video that he also directed.

ahh, that's news to me, i didn't know magnoli directed those, explains why they were so good. I never saw the scandalous video i don't think. notable thing about that great song though is it was, in my mind, the start of his more traditionally composed "slow jams" as he liked to call them when he told RS, "they write off my slow jams" (he was right, they were some of his best works).

[Edited 8/8/18 11:39am]

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Reply #51 posted 08/08/18 1:03pm

Lianachan

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ufoclub said:



Lianachan said:


ufoclub said:



He didn't direct the Scandalous video.. did he? I thought Prince did that one mostly solo and actually credited Kim Basinger as having directed it. Am I remembering this wrong?



Magnoli also ghost directed the Sign o the Times concert film, as can be seen on the slates in the outtakes. It makes sense, it has the same dynamci vibe and sense of color as Pruple Rain or the Batman videos.



IMDB have him as director. It’s usually a pretty a reliable source. https://www.imdb.com/titl..._flmg_dr_7


IMDB is kind of maintained like wikipedia. It can have incorrect info until someone corrects it.

I see this: http://www.princevault.co...candalous!

[Edited 8/8/18 11:15am]



Thus my use of the qualifiers “usually” and “pretty”.
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Reply #52 posted 08/08/18 1:36pm

SoulAlive

I remember at the time,there was alot of talk that Kim Basinger would be directing the "Scandalous" video.I think she came up with some very racy,provocative plans that even Prince had to refuse lol as far as I know,he ended up directing it himself

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Reply #53 posted 08/08/18 2:43pm

Krystalkisses

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SoulAlive said:

I remember at the time,there was alot of talk that Kim Basinger would be directing the "Scandalous" video.I think she came up with some very racy,provocative plans that even Prince had to refuse lol as far as I know,he ended up directing it himself



Wow I've never heard that story before.
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Reply #54 posted 08/08/18 2:53pm

SoulAlive

Krystalkisses said:

SoulAlive said:

I remember at the time,there was alot of talk that Kim Basinger would be directing the "Scandalous" video.I think she came up with some very racy,provocative plans that even Prince had to refuse lol as far as I know,he ended up directing it himself

Wow I've never heard that story before.

yeah,supposedly he told her "Baby,I can't be doing that in a music video!" lol

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Reply #55 posted 08/08/18 3:21pm

Krystalkisses

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SoulAlive said:



Krystalkisses said:


SoulAlive said:

I remember at the time,there was alot of talk that Kim Basinger would be directing the "Scandalous" video.I think she came up with some very racy,provocative plans that even Prince had to refuse lol as far as I know,he ended up directing it himself



Wow I've never heard that story before.



yeah,supposedly he told her "Baby,I can't be doing that in a music video!" lol



lol
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Reply #56 posted 08/08/18 5:18pm

PeteSilas

SoulAlive said:

Krystalkisses said:

SoulAlive said: Wow I've never heard that story before.

yeah,supposedly he told her "Baby,I can't be doing that in a music video!" lol

i never got the impression she was too bright, not much of an actress either, can't see how she'd direct a good one.

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Reply #57 posted 08/08/18 6:55pm

Asenath

Lianachan said:

There are a few embarrassing ones - Gangster Glam, Automatic, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, all spring to mind.

LOL, I love this one. I know it's bad, but I love it anyway. I like seeing when he incorporates things from his actual life and yep I even like the doo-rag look. Think I'll go watch it; haven't in awhile lol

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Reply #58 posted 08/08/18 7:34pm

Krystalkisses

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PeteSilas said:



SoulAlive said:




Krystalkisses said:


SoulAlive said: Wow I've never heard that story before.



yeah,supposedly he told her "Baby,I can't be doing that in a music video!" lol



i never got the impression she was too bright, not much of an actress either, can't see how she'd direct a good one.



When I was a kid I loved her because she reminded me of one of my Barbie dolls. I thought it was so cool she was with my dream man Prince. 😍
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Reply #59 posted 08/08/18 8:34pm

Camileyun

Asenath said:



Lianachan said:


There are a few embarrassing ones - Gangster Glam, Automatic, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, all spring to mind.




LOL, I love this one. I know it's bad, but I love it anyway. I like seeing when he incorporates things from his actual life and yep I even like the doo-rag look. Think I'll go watch it; haven't in awhile lol


Good video, except that bathing suit.
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