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Thread started 07/16/19 6:54pm

missingprn

No Prince on stranger things

So The Netflix show, Stranger Things, takes place in the 80’s. Have not heard any Prince music. WTF?
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Reply #1 posted 07/16/19 7:03pm

mbdtyler

I was surprised about that too! Maybe next season they'll throw his music into an episode, although I'm sure some of the folks here will find an excuse to be highly upset about it lol

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Reply #2 posted 07/16/19 8:22pm

Jackzilla

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Next year the movie WONDER WOMAN 1984 comes out. Takes place in 1984. So um... you'd think we'd get some Prince tunes in THAT FOR SURE, wouldn't you?

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Reply #3 posted 07/16/19 9:01pm

pricetag

You care that much? Wow.

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Reply #4 posted 07/17/19 12:37am

Rimshottbob

Yeah, what?

This show takes place in the 80s, so it must contain some Prince, otherwise weird.

Really? You think this is how it works?

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Reply #5 posted 07/17/19 2:18am

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missingprn said:

So The Netflix show, Stranger Things, takes place in the 80’s. Have not heard any Prince music. WTF?




storm cop

Snowflake alert.

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Reply #6 posted 07/17/19 4:31am

nosajd

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Love the show, but hadn't even thought about it, really not that big of a deal imo.

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Reply #7 posted 07/17/19 5:38am

darlingnikkkki

Weird indeed as Indiana, the setting of the show, is just a couple of states from Minnesota, and no way his music didn’t reach the state. lol
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Reply #8 posted 07/17/19 10:21am

luv2tha99s

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Jackzilla said:

Next year the movie WONDER WOMAN 1984 comes out. Takes place in 1984. So um... you'd think we'd get some Prince tunes in THAT FOR SURE, wouldn't you?


Yeah and it's being released by WB/DC.
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Reply #9 posted 07/17/19 3:21pm

dbpdexter

there was kind of a Prince easter egg in season 3 when 11 was on the phone with her boyfriend

she said "do you lie?" when it would have made more sense for her to say are you lying...so I don't know if that was intentional but probably not smile

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Reply #10 posted 07/17/19 3:55pm

Darshy

Those kids are probably meant to be MJ fans, in which case, not so cool and kooky afterall
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Reply #11 posted 07/17/19 5:25pm

feeluupp

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dbpdexter said:

there was kind of a Prince easter egg in season 3 when 11 was on the phone with her boyfriend

she said "do you lie?" when it would have made more sense for her to say are you lying...so I don't know if that was intentional but probably not smile

ofc it was not intentional, had nothing to do with prince.

that's the way they set 11 to talk.

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Reply #12 posted 07/17/19 10:13pm

Goddess4Real

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Jackzilla said:

Next year the movie WONDER WOMAN 1984 comes out. Takes place in 1984. So um... you'd think we'd get some Prince tunes in THAT FOR SURE, wouldn't you?

I know they played Love Bizzare (1985) by Sheila and Prince in Episode 4 of Pose. Fingers crossed for Prince music to be featured in the new season of American Horror Story: 1984 later on in the year beg

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #13 posted 07/18/19 12:18am

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feeluupp said:

dbpdexter said:

there was kind of a Prince easter egg in season 3 when 11 was on the phone with her boyfriend

she said "do you lie?" when it would have made more sense for her to say are you lying...so I don't know if that was intentional but probably not smile

ofc it was not intentional, had nothing to do with prince.

that's the way they set 11 to talk.

Someone asked me if I was "Shy" yesterday.

"Shy." Get it? I mean, Come On.

I winked at my fellow Prince fan and gave a light chuckle with a nod. You'd be surprised how many Prince references people throw out in 2019.

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Reply #14 posted 07/18/19 7:45am

Se7en

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This has always bugged me about Back To The Future.

It takes place in 1985, but the recurring musical reference throughout all 3 movies is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Posters, moonwalk, even Thriller-era computerized MJ in the future.

I would have pegged Marty McFly as a Prince guy, so the posters on the wall and the dance moves should be Prince's!

I guess they were going for more of a family vibe for the movie.

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Reply #15 posted 07/18/19 9:02am

Genesia

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Maybe they couldn't be arsed to license it. shrug

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Reply #16 posted 07/18/19 3:35pm

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missingprn said:

So The Netflix show, Stranger Things, takes place in the 80’s. Have not heard any Prince music. WTF?

Interestingly, though, every episode of this season of "Pose" has at least one song written by Prince.

[Edited 7/18/19 19:07pm]

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Reply #17 posted 07/18/19 3:47pm

luv2tha99s

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Se7en said:

This has always bugged me about Back To The Future.

It takes place in 1985, but the recurring musical reference throughout all 3 movies is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Posters, moonwalk, even Thriller-era computerized MJ in the future.

I would have pegged Marty McFly as a Prince guy, so the posters on the wall and the dance moves should be Prince's!

I guess they were going for more of a family vibe for the movie.


Good call. Marty was into shredding guitar, driving cool cars, and the ladies. None of those things involve Michael Jackson.
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Reply #18 posted 07/18/19 4:03pm

Mikado

Se7en said:

This has always bugged me about Back To The Future.

It takes place in 1985, but the recurring musical reference throughout all 3 movies is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Posters, moonwalk, even Thriller-era computerized MJ in the future.

I would have pegged Marty McFly as a Prince guy, so the posters on the wall and the dance moves should be Prince's!

I guess they were going for more of a family vibe for the movie.


Back to the Future (either intentionally or unintentionally) represented the commercial mainstream circa 1985 that MJ was very much apart of. A reference to Prince - who was generally a cult figure exploring artistic niches - would have been a bit jarring in the context of the gauche commercialism of the BTTF series.

Michael was perfect for the tone of those films - which were super mainstream - as he was a super mainstream artist.


A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #19 posted 07/18/19 5:22pm

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In 1985 he was not a "cult" figure at all, he was probably the most spotlighted artist on the planet then.

1999 and Purple Rain shot him up to super star status.

Mikado said:

Se7en said:

This has always bugged me about Back To The Future.

It takes place in 1985, but the recurring musical reference throughout all 3 movies is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Posters, moonwalk, even Thriller-era computerized MJ in the future.

I would have pegged Marty McFly as a Prince guy, so the posters on the wall and the dance moves should be Prince's!

I guess they were going for more of a family vibe for the movie.


Back to the Future (either intentionally or unintentionally) represented the commercial mainstream circa 1985 that MJ was very much apart of. A reference to Prince - who was generally a cult figure exploring artistic niches - would have been a bit jarring in the context of the gauche commercialism of the BTTF series.

Michael was perfect for the tone of those films - which were super mainstream - as he was a super mainstream artist.


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Reply #20 posted 07/18/19 5:53pm

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Se7en said:

This has always bugged me about Back To The Future.

It takes place in 1985, but the recurring musical reference throughout all 3 movies is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Posters, moonwalk, even Thriller-era computerized MJ in the future.

I would have pegged Marty McFly as a Prince guy, so the posters on the wall and the dance moves should be Prince's!

I guess they were going for more of a family vibe for the movie.

"Family friendly" Michael J. Fox version makes sense with MJ, earlier "darker" Eric Stoltz cut would have made sense with Prince iconography.

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[Edited 7/18/19 23:52pm]

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Reply #21 posted 07/18/19 8:22pm

darlingnikkkki

Genesia said:

Maybe they couldn't be arsed to license it. shrug



+1
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Reply #22 posted 07/19/19 6:10am

Se7en

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WhisperingDandelions said:

Se7en said:

This has always bugged me about Back To The Future.

It takes place in 1985, but the recurring musical reference throughout all 3 movies is Michael Jackson's Thriller. Posters, moonwalk, even Thriller-era computerized MJ in the future.

I would have pegged Marty McFly as a Prince guy, so the posters on the wall and the dance moves should be Prince's!

I guess they were going for more of a family vibe for the movie.

"Family friendly" Michael J. Fox version makes sense with MJ, earlier "darker" Eric Stoltz cut would have made sense with Prince iconography.

Stoltz10%5B1%5D.jpg

9ih_S2-Aql2DWCmzok3CyObLHKrvPlfuVSHWKb_V9dM.gif?width=396&height=206&s=8ba4d3a14f9a6e248124145f42c32e2f9899784f

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Absolutely!

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