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Reply #60 posted 04/25/19 4:50pm

SoulAlive

I think that “Days Of Wild” was one of his best,most convincing rap/hip-hop tracks.Shame on him for removing it from the TGE tracklist.
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Reply #61 posted 04/25/19 6:35pm

Germanegro

EmmaMcG said:

poppys said:


Your opinion and maybe the majority opinion, idk. Still doesn't make it a "mistake".

If the majority of your fans make fun of one of your songs, then I'd personally call that song a mistake. You may have a different word for it and that's fine.

Tribal warfare it is then, deciding what's enjoyable and what's not. I'd simply call it a silly, fun song as it was imagined, but those are "mistakes" to you and that other tribe. lol

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Reply #62 posted 04/25/19 7:27pm

Germanegro

EmmaMcG said:

Kares said:

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I disagree with hiphop having been an artistic mistake in Prince's career, I actually liked a lot of it, especially when he himself was rapping. But that's ok, different strokes for different folks.

I don't mind some of his hip hop songs either. But there was nothing artistic about his decision to do that kind of music. There was nothing artistic about giving Tony M so much airtime. And there was definitely nothing artistic about Jughead. He was merely following the trends of the time.

I love me some Prince--to the max. I never minded admitting this.

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Not only was the man brilliant, sensitive, plugged into the universe of music and able to express sentiments that we'd only dreamt about or deciphered through allegorical expression, freeing them in the common term; he'd deign to tamp down his virtuosic skills to that of a formulaic trend-surfer and allow the unwashed masses of the nineties who cared, to get down with the Purple Love. I hail him for embracing Tony M. It was as if he embraced aspirant pop-rappers for a while: "flow on then, start slippin' and skippin' and pumpin around so much I say bring it on!" <"The Flow"> Bad stuff for those of your own artistic ilk, no doubt, but for those few of us it was glorious.

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Reply #63 posted 04/25/19 8:11pm

poppys

Germanegro said:

EmmaMcG said:

Kares said: I don't mind some of his hip hop songs either. But there was nothing artistic about his decision to do that kind of music. There was nothing artistic about giving Tony M so much airtime. And there was definitely nothing artistic about Jughead. He was merely following the trends of the time.


I love me some Prince--to the max. I never minded admitting this.

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Not only was the man brilliant, sensitive, plugged into the universe of music and able to express sentiments that we'd only dreamt about or deciphered through allegorical expression, freeing them in the common term; he'd deign to tamp down his virtuosic skills to that of a formulaic trend-surfer and allow the unwashed masses of the nineties who cared, to get down with the Purple Love. I hail him for embracing Tony M. It was as if he embraced aspirant pop-rappers for a while: "flow on then, start slippin' and skippin' and pumpin around so much I say bring it on!" <"The Flow"> Bad stuff for those of your own artistic ilk, no doubt, but for those few of us it was glorious.

sun

Love to Prince! headbang yes

headbang Rock to the F.L.O.W.


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Reply #64 posted 04/25/19 9:59pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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I dont like peeps talking about P's mistakes because surely someone could write a book about my mistakes in life.

Mistakes make your life better.

You don't learn in life if you don't make mistakes.

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Reply #65 posted 04/26/19 1:23am

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Germanegro said:



EmmaMcG said:


poppys said:



Your opinion and maybe the majority opinion, idk. Still doesn't make it a "mistake".



If the majority of your fans make fun of one of your songs, then I'd personally call that song a mistake. You may have a different word for it and that's fine.

Tribal warfare it is then, deciding what's enjoyable and what's not. I'd simply call it a silly, fun song as it was imagined, but those are "mistakes" to you and that other tribe. lol



That's the thing, it's not even about MY personal preference. This thread is about mistakes he made. I just happen to not like Jughead or a lot of his rap songs. But I could also say that the Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic album was among his mistakes for the same reason as his early 90s rap songs. He was following the trends of the time and not doing it as well as the people he was emulating. Now, I really like the Rave album. Moreso than most people on here. But I can still point to it and say that it was a mistake.
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Reply #66 posted 04/26/19 2:36am

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Interesting !

From what I can distill from the majority of those respondings here

is that the choices Prince took concerning RAP and jehova witness influences in his music

are assumed as mistakes or bad/wrong choices.

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...and always Jughead will be the victim... somehow. wink

I never liked the D&P nor the symbol album that much. Never liked the sound and the instrumentation of it. Technically there are great songs on both albums though, imho.

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'De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum' of course.

Always peace. smile

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Reply #67 posted 04/26/19 4:32am

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The thing is, when you're an artist, the minute you try avoiding artistic mistakes, that's the end of it. That's the end of creativity and true self-expression.

Making mistakes is a vital part of creativity and only those unafraid of mistakes can ever be truly free artists – and I believe Prince was one of the very few (comparable to the likes of Chaplin, Schönberg, Miles, or Picasso).

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It's very easy to ridicule certain songs for being silly or repetitive or for following trends instead of setting them, but don't forget that the process of creating something is primarily about following your instincts. Regardless of where your inspiration comes from – it might come from somewhere above and it might be radically innovative, it might come from something you heard on the radio or it might even come from your manager nagging you for a hit – the moment you are creating it you are in the flow, you forget about others and just follow your instincts. Therefore what you end up is more or less an honest reflection of where you were at, what your feelings were at the time.

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Free artistic geniuses like him very often come up with "mistakes", yet when you examine one of these "mistakes", you'll still easily find bits of brilliance in there, and what's even more important in my eyes: a glimpse of the soul of the person who created it. Yes, even in 'Jughead' that so many Prince fans just love to hate. It's a fun song and I can actually imagine it being completely rearranged to the sound of the hits kids listen to these days, with updated lyrics, and turned into a major hit as part of a blockbuster film. Who knows. smile

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Reply #68 posted 04/26/19 6:09am

poppys

"Purple mistakes" is just another trick bag thread title anyway. Like a lot of hyperbolic titles here.

[Edited 4/26/19 6:12am]

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Reply #69 posted 04/26/19 7:33am

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I dont like peeps talking about P's mistakes because surely someone could write a book about my mistakes in life.

Mistakes make your life better.

You don't learn in life if you don't make mistakes.



I agree 100%.

It's no coincidence that almost all the successful people I talk to or interview spend much more time talking about their mistakes - and how they fixed them - than anything else.

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Reply #70 posted 04/26/19 8:11am

Vannormal

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poppys said:

"Purple mistakes" is just another trick bag thread title anyway. Like a lot of hyperbolic titles here.

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Peach&Black mistakes ?

Diamond mistakes ?

Pearly Mistakes ?

Princely mistakes ?

Royal mistakes ?

Paisley mistakes ?

3.121 mistakes ?

whatever.

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Reply #71 posted 04/26/19 8:16am

Vannormal

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Kares said:

The thing is, when you're an artist, the minute you try avoiding artistic mistakes, that's the end of it. That's the end of creativity and true self-expression.

Making mistakes is a vital part of creativity and only those unafraid of mistakes can ever be truly free artists – and I believe Prince was one of the very few (comparable to the likes of Chaplin, Schönberg, Miles, or Picasso).

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It's very easy to ridicule certain songs for being silly or repetitive or for following trends instead of setting them, but don't forget that the process of creating something is primarily about following your instincts. Regardless of where your inspiration comes from – it might come from somewhere above and it might be radically innovative, it might come from something you heard on the radio or it might even come from your manager nagging you for a hit – the moment you are creating it you are in the flow, you forget about others and just follow your instincts. Therefore what you end up is more or less an honest reflection of where you were at, what your feelings were at the time.

.

Free artistic geniuses like him very often come up with "mistakes", yet when you examine one of these "mistakes", you'll still easily find bits of brilliance in there, and what's even more important in my eyes: a glimpse of the soul of the person who created it. Yes, even in 'Jughead' that so many Prince fans just love to hate. It's a fun song and I can actually imagine it being completely rearranged to the sound of the hits kids listen to these days, with updated lyrics, and turned into a major hit as part of a blockbuster film. Who knows. smile

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But I agree on Kares points here.

I might contradict myself with this one, but it is so true.

There will always be a bit of brilliance in every song.

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I read once that a reporter stated that any given artist would love to grab anything from Prince's dustbin, music he doesn' want to use.

Makes me wonder if Prince ever threw away ideas or music.

(No, don't start the Wally thing, or The Black Album. wink)

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Reply #72 posted 04/26/19 8:19am

poppys

Vannormal said:

poppys said:

"Purple mistakes" is just another trick bag thread title anyway. Like a lot of hyperbolic titles here.

[Edited 4/26/19 6:12am]

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Peach&Black mistakes ?

Diamond mistakes ?

Pearly Mistakes ?

Princely mistakes ?

Royal mistakes ?

Paisley mistakes ?

3.121 mistakes ?

whatever.

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Exactly. Whatever word you place in front of mistake doesn't change anything, it's the word mistake. It's a headline grabber - and 100% subjective. If you're gonna write it that way, expect word choice blowback. Doesn't mean it's not a valid thread.

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Reply #73 posted 04/26/19 5:17pm

Germanegro

EmmaMcG said:

Germanegro said:

Tribal warfare it is then, deciding what's enjoyable and what's not. I'd simply call it a silly, fun song as it was imagined, but those are "mistakes" to you and that other tribe. lol

That's the thing, it's not even about MY personal preference. This thread is about mistakes he made. I just happen to not like Jughead or a lot of his rap songs. But I could also say that the Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic album was among his mistakes for the same reason as his early 90s rap songs. He was following the trends of the time and not doing it as well as the people he was emulating. Now, I really like the Rave album. Moreso than most people on here. But I can still point to it and say that it was a mistake.

Yes you're right of course, those songs you're not enamored of you can call mistakes. People exhibiting more caution with regard to keeping their speak of personal taste under the level of hyperbole might otherwise pull back and say that such a song is "questionable" but that's just a semantics wheel.

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Keep in mind that James Brown and probably a few of his fans called Prince's moves and sounds a cheaper knockoff of Brown's own style. Little Richard and probably a few of his fans, also, called Prince's moves, sounds, costume, and hairstyle a cheaper knockoff of his Mr. Penniman's own style.

Marvin Gaye was reputed to have scorned Prince's bedroom props and stage antics as a really bad idea.

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You could say that some of these folks had an axe to grind due to some professional jealousy, perhaps, but they're (and their devoted fans are also) still entitled to their opinions, as well.

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By such reasoning a lot of people can honestly declare some of the Purple Genius' more popularly enjoyed acts to be "mistakes," as well!

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From my perspective, it's a toss-up to call someone's artistic choices a mistake. If any person is favorably inspired by a certain style or adaptation that the artist has appropriated, regardless of the proportionality of its liking, you can't really definitively say that the song or style is a "mistake."

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And again, you have to define your parameters for failure in declaring the thing a mistake. For instance, say, that Jughead song gets laughed at a lot and people just hate it because the lyrics are stupid, so the song is a mistake. But if that laughter and acting stupid is exactly the point of the jingle then what are you saying? I mean, the lyric "get stupid" is actually in that song, so, okay, it is a stupid song. So what?

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Everybody has their opinions, so I guess that is what this thread is really about--giving your opinion. Rock on!

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Reply #74 posted 04/26/19 8:10pm

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RodeoSchro said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

I dont like peeps talking about P's mistakes because surely someone could write a book about my mistakes in life.

Mistakes make your life better.

You don't learn in life if you don't make mistakes.



I agree 100%.

It's no coincidence that almost all the successful people I talk to or interview spend much more time talking about their mistakes - and how they fixed them - than anything else.

After UTCM, would you say Graffiti Bridge showcased that he had learned from his previous mistakes?

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #75 posted 04/26/19 8:19pm

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Kares said:

The thing is, when you're an artist, the minute you try avoiding artistic mistakes, that's the end of it. That's the end of creativity and true self-expression.

Making mistakes is a vital part of creativity and only those unafraid of mistakes can ever be truly free artists – and I believe Prince was one of the very few (comparable to the likes of Chaplin, Schönberg, Miles, or Picasso).

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It's very easy to ridicule certain songs for being silly or repetitive or for following trends instead of setting them, but don't forget that the process of creating something is primarily about following your instincts. Regardless of where your inspiration comes from – it might come from somewhere above and it might be radically innovative, it might come from something you heard on the radio or it might even come from your manager nagging you for a hit – the moment you are creating it you are in the flow, you forget about others and just follow your instincts. Therefore what you end up is more or less an honest reflection of where you were at, what your feelings were at the time.

.

Free artistic geniuses like him very often come up with "mistakes", yet when you examine one of these "mistakes", you'll still easily find bits of brilliance in there, and what's even more important in my eyes: a glimpse of the soul of the person who created it. Yes, even in 'Jughead' that so many Prince fans just love to hate. It's a fun song and I can actually imagine it being completely rearranged to the sound of the hits kids listen to these days, with updated lyrics, and turned into a major hit as part of a blockbuster film. Who knows. smile

I don't know that I would call Prince's forays into hip hop a mistake, but I would say that his very early attemps (ie Tony M) felt somewhat disingenuous. I would find it hard to believe you record "Dead On It" basically clowning the genre, but then three years later you're such a fan you want to incorporate it into your sound.

That's my issue. It didn't feel at first that it was coming from an honest place, true self-expression, but more, "hip hop has overtaken funk and r&b as the dominant genre, Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge sold like crap for a pop star of my magnitute, I need to follow trends to keep up."


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Reply #76 posted 04/26/19 9:26pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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MajesticOne89 said:

Kares said:

The thing is, when you're an artist, the minute you try avoiding artistic mistakes, that's the end of it. That's the end of creativity and true self-expression.

Making mistakes is a vital part of creativity and only those unafraid of mistakes can ever be truly free artists – and I believe Prince was one of the very few (comparable to the likes of Chaplin, Schönberg, Miles, or Picasso).

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It's very easy to ridicule certain songs for being silly or repetitive or for following trends instead of setting them, but don't forget that the process of creating something is primarily about following your instincts. Regardless of where your inspiration comes from – it might come from somewhere above and it might be radically innovative, it might come from something you heard on the radio or it might even come from your manager nagging you for a hit – the moment you are creating it you are in the flow, you forget about others and just follow your instincts. Therefore what you end up is more or less an honest reflection of where you were at, what your feelings were at the time.

.

Free artistic geniuses like him very often come up with "mistakes", yet when you examine one of these "mistakes", you'll still easily find bits of brilliance in there, and what's even more important in my eyes: a glimpse of the soul of the person who created it. Yes, even in 'Jughead' that so many Prince fans just love to hate. It's a fun song and I can actually imagine it being completely rearranged to the sound of the hits kids listen to these days, with updated lyrics, and turned into a major hit as part of a blockbuster film. Who knows. smile

I don't know that I would call Prince's forays into hip hop a mistake, but I would say that his very early attemps (ie Tony M) felt somewhat disingenuous. I would find it hard to believe you record "Dead On It" basically clowning the genre, but then three years later you're such a fan you want to incorporate it into your sound.

That's my issue. It didn't feel at first that it was coming from an honest place, true self-expression, but more, "hip hop has overtaken funk and r&b as the dominant genre, Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge sold like crap for a pop star of my magnitute, I need to follow trends to keep up."




disingenuous

The first person I heard say this word was Marcia Clark. lol

Sorry, I couldnt help myself.

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Reply #77 posted 04/27/19 8:03am

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MajesticOne89 said:

Kares said:

The thing is, when you're an artist, the minute you try avoiding artistic mistakes, that's the end of it. That's the end of creativity and true self-expression.

Making mistakes is a vital part of creativity and only those unafraid of mistakes can ever be truly free artists – and I believe Prince was one of the very few (comparable to the likes of Chaplin, Schönberg, Miles, or Picasso).

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It's very easy to ridicule certain songs for being silly or repetitive or for following trends instead of setting them, but don't forget that the process of creating something is primarily about following your instincts. Regardless of where your inspiration comes from – it might come from somewhere above and it might be radically innovative, it might come from something you heard on the radio or it might even come from your manager nagging you for a hit – the moment you are creating it you are in the flow, you forget about others and just follow your instincts. Therefore what you end up is more or less an honest reflection of where you were at, what your feelings were at the time.

.

Free artistic geniuses like him very often come up with "mistakes", yet when you examine one of these "mistakes", you'll still easily find bits of brilliance in there, and what's even more important in my eyes: a glimpse of the soul of the person who created it. Yes, even in 'Jughead' that so many Prince fans just love to hate. It's a fun song and I can actually imagine it being completely rearranged to the sound of the hits kids listen to these days, with updated lyrics, and turned into a major hit as part of a blockbuster film. Who knows. smile

I don't know that I would call Prince's forays into hip hop a mistake, but I would say that his very early attemps (ie Tony M) felt somewhat disingenuous. I would find it hard to believe you record "Dead On It" basically clowning the genre, but then three years later you're such a fan you want to incorporate it into your sound.

That's my issue. It didn't feel at first that it was coming from an honest place, true self-expression, but more, "hip hop has overtaken funk and r&b as the dominant genre, Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge sold like crap for a pop star of my magnitute, I need to follow trends to keep up."


Prince(r.i.p.) also once said "Is time for jazz to die" but later incorporated many jazz pieces in his music. So he changed his mind a lot about what he wanted to do or not do.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #78 posted 04/27/19 9:52am

poppys

Cue Miles Davis. Purple evolution!

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Reply #79 posted 04/27/19 10:34am

Vannormal

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lurker316 said:

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Each of the songs you list were experiemental. They were Prince testing the waters and trying to do his own thing. He was trying to set himself apart from the pack.

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The rap Prince put out in the early '90s was different. With his '90s rap, he was playing catch up, chasing a trend, trying to make himself relevant and popular in a certain demographic. He was tying to join the pack rather than distance himself from it.

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To put it another word, with songs like All the Critics, Irresistable Bitch, and Bob George, he was trying to sound like on one else on the radio. But with Tony M's raps, he was trying to sound like everyone on the radio.

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Also, Dean on It was making fun of rap.

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...excuse me but, where are the lies in here ?

I mean, they are opinions. And very good ones.

The style of rapping used in for instance All The Critics... or Irresistable Bitch is not thé RAP as it was meant on for instance Jughead or Dead On It (and I even dare to discuss Dead On It. wink ).

Opinions differ, but there is not one lie in lurker36's comment, and opinions are allowed to differ.

Always peace.

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Reply #80 posted 04/27/19 10:55am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

MajesticOne89 said:

I don't know that I would call Prince's forays into hip hop a mistake, but I would say that his very early attemps (ie Tony M) felt somewhat disingenuous. I would find it hard to believe you record "Dead On It" basically clowning the genre, but then three years later you're such a fan you want to incorporate it into your sound.

That's my issue. It didn't feel at first that it was coming from an honest place, true self-expression, but more, "hip hop has overtaken funk and r&b as the dominant genre, Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge sold like crap for a pop star of my magnitute, I need to follow trends to keep up."


Prince(r.i.p.) also once said "Is time for jazz to die" but later incorporated many jazz pieces in his music. So he changed his mind a lot about what he wanted to do or not do.

He did say that, but I never took that lyric literally. Even so, I would argue there's a difference in appreciating, but wanting to move on from a genre that's been around for decades as opposed to flat out disrespect for a newer, up-and-coming one. But you're right, people are allowed to change their minds and I'm glad he did because I love Days of Wild! music

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Reply #81 posted 04/27/19 6:45pm

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Vannormal said:

What do you all think were mistakes/wrong choices that Prince made in his carreer, be it musically or otherwise.

And what effect it might have had on his music, career, life ?

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I think self-directing both 'Under The Cherry Moon' and 'Grafitti Bridge' to wstart with.

(Maybe better results...)

Not participating with We Are The World band on the song.

(just a stupid mistake really imho... he should've done it)

Not touring Sign 'O' The Times Tour in the USA.

(would've don the album sales a bigger help...)

The choice of JW.

(nearly a decade of his career was conteminated by it...)

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What do you think ?

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Mistake/wrong choice suPREME: Changing his name to an unpronounable symbol. That pretty much did him in right there. It only made him look arrogant and unapproachable; the music that followed was absolutely putrid (until "Musicology." LAME title tho.) "3121" wasn't any better title-wise. It's one thing 2b cryptic, but wholly another when no one gets where you're comin' from or where you're goin'. Only few have had success with that approach 2 their music and Prince wasn't one of 'em. His Gemini sun sign probably didn't help him much either. Gemini men tend 2b easily distracted and have poor taste in presentation (i.e. too many ideas at once and a natural need 2 throw it all UP.) In one word: sloppy. That brings me to another mistake/wrong choice: The album covers. Horrible. Did he honestly believe that the photos used on some of those albums looked GOOD? The original "Diamonds And Pearls" was awful. Smh. The best album cover (for me) is "Planet Earth." PERFECT. It connected with what was presented, put him up front and center and didn't look cheap or haphazard. Otherwise, "Musicology" (a comeback of sorts) was a good looking album cover? Mistake. MY opinions, of course and no malice intended. Much luv and may the Purple Master continue 2 R.I.P. <3

[Edited 4/28/19 13:01pm]

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Reply #82 posted 04/27/19 7:29pm

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So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #83 posted 04/29/19 8:37am

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MajesticOne89 said:

RodeoSchro said:



I agree 100%.

It's no coincidence that almost all the successful people I talk to or interview spend much more time talking about their mistakes - and how they fixed them - than anything else.

After UTCM, would you say Graffiti Bridge showcased that he had learned from his previous mistakes?




Hard to say, but you can be sure that Prince learned from each of those projects.

If you don't think Prince leasrned from his mistakes, you should take a closer look at his career.

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Reply #84 posted 05/02/19 7:54am

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Vannormal said:

What do you all think were mistakes/wrong choices that Prince made in his carreer, be it musically or otherwise.

And what effect it might have had on his music, career, life ?

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I think self-directing both 'Under The Cherry Moon' and 'Grafitti Bridge' to wstart with.

(Maybe better results...)

Not participating with We Are The World band on the song.

(just a stupid mistake really imho... he should've done it)

Not touring Sign 'O' The Times Tour in the USA.

(would've don the album sales a bigger help...)

The choice of JW.

(nearly a decade of his career was conteminated by it...)

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What do you think ?

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Self directing UTCM and Grafitti Bridge was the ONLY way to go on this. If you are talking from a commercial appeal, perhaps so, but from a creative aspect, self directing was smart. Produced arranged composed and performed by Prince.......we have come to love that line right? It means everything we are hearing came from the man himself, why should that appeal not translate to film, regardless of commercial success? For me, I would rather watch something that came 100% from Prince, without anyone tainting his creative process, than to have something commercially successful where his artistic vision is comrpomised, edited or truncated in some way.

He wrote a song for we are the world instead, a much more personal and heartfelt way of participating than showing up to sing.

SOTT tour, yeah I agree, but I don't think it had an impact on his career.

Who are we to judge what someone should choose as their religion, or how they should love God? Contaminated is a VERY strong and intolerant word to use. While it would be interesting to see what all those years would have looked like if he never met Larry, if one truly loves Prince, then that choice would have to be respected I think.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #85 posted 05/02/19 12:38pm

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Just like the rest of us, he made plenty of them, but he never looked back. People that dont make mistakes never really make anything. Even the questionable movies led to some amazing music.

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Reply #86 posted 05/02/19 1:06pm

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leadline said:

Vannormal said:

What do you all think were mistakes/wrong choices that Prince made in his carreer, be it musically or otherwise.

And what effect it might have had on his music, career, life ?

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I think self-directing both 'Under The Cherry Moon' and 'Grafitti Bridge' to wstart with.

(Maybe better results...)

Not participating with We Are The World band on the song.

(just a stupid mistake really imho... he should've done it)

Not touring Sign 'O' The Times Tour in the USA.

(would've don the album sales a bigger help...)

The choice of JW.

(nearly a decade of his career was conteminated by it...)

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What do you think ?

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Self directing UTCM and Grafitti Bridge was the ONLY way to go on this. If you are talking from a commercial appeal, perhaps so, but from a creative aspect, self directing was smart. Produced arranged composed and performed by Prince.......we have come to love that line right? It means everything we are hearing came from the man himself, why should that appeal not translate to film, regardless of commercial success? For me, I would rather watch something that came 100% from Prince, without anyone tainting his creative process, than to have something commercially successful where his artistic vision is comrpomised, edited or truncated in some way.

He wrote a song for we are the world instead, a much more personal and heartfelt way of participating than showing up to sing.

SOTT tour, yeah I agree, but I don't think it had an impact on his career.

Who are we to judge what someone should choose as their religion, or how they should love God? Contaminated is a VERY strong and intolerant word to use. While it would be interesting to see what all those years would have looked like if he never met Larry, if one truly loves Prince, then that choice would have to be respected I think.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #87 posted 05/02/19 2:26pm

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He made loads of commercial missteps, but the one I’m really sure about THIS WEEK was putting the non Prince material on Graffiti Bridge.

I’ve only just taken the other tracks out on my iPod and, wow, suddenly we have a classic Prince album. As good as Lovesexy. Even the weakest track - Tick Tick Bang - bests all the non-Prince stuff.

It just makes me glad he didn’t make the same mistake oh Purple Rain. I know that was the plan for a while.
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Reply #88 posted 05/02/19 2:51pm

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EmmaMcG said:

This is going to turn into a "what did you not like about Prince" thread. Or perhaps it was designed to be that from the beginning. Instead of discussing his actual mistakes we'll just end up listing things that we didn't like. Well, I'll at least try to limit my response to things that negatively impacted his career.

1. His "rap phase" in the early 90s.

Prince is often revered as one of music's true originals. A man who marched to the beat of his own (linn) drum. And for the most part, that's true. But his 90s work, specifically, his early 90s work, was too much of a departure and just seemed like he was trying to keep up with the "cool kids". And for the first time in his career, he seemed out of his depth. The man was music personified. He should never have lowered himself to the standards of Tony M.

2. The whole Jehovahs Witness thing.

OK, maybe not the whole thing. He was a grown man and he was free to believe in whatever he wanted. But it's when he allowed himself to bring his religion into his music and alienate a lot of his fans in the process, that's when he took it too far. I've known a lot of Prince fans and not one of them listens to his music to hear him prattle on about God.

3. Not allowing his music on the Internet.

Kind of self explanatory. He missed out on a great opportunity to bring his music to a younger audience. I don't use streaming myself but it's clearly a very popular platform. He should have been all over that.

4. Not reuniting with The Revolution for Purple Rain anniversary shows.

Think about it. The year is 2014. Purple Rain is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Prince announces a world tour with The Revolution to celebrate the occasion. Think of the money he could have made from that kind of a tour. Not to mention the success a modern day "Prince And The Revolution" album could have had.

5. Going on TV and talking about chemtrails like it's a real thing.

I don't need to explain that, do I? When people already think you're weird, don't give them more reasons to make fun of you.
. It was actually a real shame he didn't speak more about chemtrails, he was speaking his truth and can only be commended for that.
All u haters need to recognize, if u cant c right through these lies, good gawd!
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Reply #89 posted 05/02/19 3:19pm

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razord said:

EmmaMcG said:

This is going to turn into a "what did you not like about Prince" thread. Or perhaps it was designed to be that from the beginning. Instead of discussing his actual mistakes we'll just end up listing things that we didn't like. Well, I'll at least try to limit my response to things that negatively impacted his career.

1. His "rap phase" in the early 90s.

Prince is often revered as one of music's true originals. A man who marched to the beat of his own (linn) drum. And for the most part, that's true. But his 90s work, specifically, his early 90s work, was too much of a departure and just seemed like he was trying to keep up with the "cool kids". And for the first time in his career, he seemed out of his depth. The man was music personified. He should never have lowered himself to the standards of Tony M.

2. The whole Jehovahs Witness thing.

OK, maybe not the whole thing. He was a grown man and he was free to believe in whatever he wanted. But it's when he allowed himself to bring his religion into his music and alienate a lot of his fans in the process, that's when he took it too far. I've known a lot of Prince fans and not one of them listens to his music to hear him prattle on about God.

3. Not allowing his music on the Internet.

Kind of self explanatory. He missed out on a great opportunity to bring his music to a younger audience. I don't use streaming myself but it's clearly a very popular platform. He should have been all over that.

4. Not reuniting with The Revolution for Purple Rain anniversary shows.

Think about it. The year is 2014. Purple Rain is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Prince announces a world tour with The Revolution to celebrate the occasion. Think of the money he could have made from that kind of a tour. Not to mention the success a modern day "Prince And The Revolution" album could have had.

5. Going on TV and talking about chemtrails like it's a real thing.

I don't need to explain that, do I? When people already think you're weird, don't give them more reasons to make fun of you.
. It was actually a real shame he didn't speak more about chemtrails, he was speaking his truth and can only be commended for that.


No. He was speaking complete bollocks and was rightly mocked for it.
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