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Thread started 07/24/19 7:05pm

OperatingThetan

Prince - "Holly Rock" - Official Animated Music Video



LINK:

https://youtu.be/HaphX02vY6k


The official video for Prince's 'Holly Rock' will premiere at 12pm (CT) on Thursday, July 25.

The new animated video was created by Electric Light Studios and co-produced by
The Prince Estate and Warner Records.

https://mobile.twitter.com/prince/status/1154102120314019847


[Side note: At 12pm CT tomorrow, the official video for the second single from #PrinceOriginals, "Holly Rock," will premiere on
@YouTube - luv4u]

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Reply #1 posted 07/24/19 7:07pm

feeluupp

Ofc they choose the "worst" song on the album... lol

Reply #2 posted 07/24/19 10:03pm

mikeyaddict

I’m guessing after what looks like a cool start it’ll then go into more rehearsal footage. I would love to see the rehearsal stuff uninterpreted - with he proper sound that should be with it. I don’t think it’s the worst song, but ffs - why not love thy will be done if you’re trying to promote him and build the legacy.
Comin str8 outta Preston...
Reply #3 posted 07/24/19 11:40pm

OperatingThetan

mikeyaddict said:

I’m guessing after what looks like a cool start it’ll then go into more rehearsal footage. I would love to see the rehearsal stuff uninterpreted - with he proper sound that should be with it. I don’t think it’s the worst song, but ffs - why not love thy will be done if you’re trying to promote him and build the legacy.


'Love Thy Will Be Done' would have been my choice also. Or 'Noon Rendezvous'. Both are incredibly strong songs and have a timeless quality.

'Holly Rock' is fun and funky, but sounds like a retro throwback.
Reply #4 posted 07/25/19 12:40am

TheEnglishGent

Manic Monday would have been a decent choice and you could have done a sweet animated video for that.

RIP sad
Reply #5 posted 07/25/19 1:26am

leadline

Unfortunately, any offical video for Holly Rock is still in the vault. There is nothing officlal about song audio put over random rehearsal footage.

Guess we will see what happens. The non hardcore folks are actually fooled by the rehearsal footage nonsense though so who knows, maybe it is a smart marketing strategy.




[Edited 7/25/19 1:27am]

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #6 posted 07/25/19 1:52am

NouveauDance

leadline said:

Unfortunately, any offical video for Holly Rock is still in the vault. There is nothing officlal about song audio put over random rehearsal footage.

If it's done by the estate, from 2016 onwards that's what constitutes official.

Reply #7 posted 07/25/19 2:21am

Dimitri10

Cant wait for more home video footage on any video release they put out.

Ohh yeah forgot Prince used film crews and pro shot everything...leave that for a rainy day.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
Reply #8 posted 07/25/19 6:11am

feeluupp

For the ones thinking its rehearsal footage... It's an animated cartoon. lol

Reply #9 posted 07/25/19 6:24am

DarkKnight1

Im relatively sure that there isnt a single song on the album that would make a significant impact with modern tv, radio or streaming, but I damn sure know this track isnt the best option when choosing a single. Super odd.

(Insert something clever here)
Reply #10 posted 07/25/19 6:38am

feeluupp

DarkKnight1 said:

Im relatively sure that there isnt a single song on the album that would make a significant impact with modern tv, radio or streaming, but I damn sure know this track isnt the best option when choosing a single. Super odd.

Typical from the estate...

Reply #11 posted 07/25/19 7:44am

mbdtyler

feeluupp said:

For the ones thinking its rehearsal footage... It's an animated cartoon. lol

Hey now, they might have animated the rehearsal footage this time around just to change it up lol

Reply #12 posted 07/25/19 9:45am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

feeluupp said:

For the ones thinking its rehearsal footage... It's an animated cartoon. lol



Yep. Seen a tid bit on facebook

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Reply #13 posted 07/25/19 9:50am

leadline

mbdtyler said:

feeluupp said:

For the ones thinking its rehearsal footage... It's an animated cartoon. lol

Hey now, they might have animated the rehearsal footage this time around just to change it up lol


I heard they are putting the audio over an old episode of threes company.

Ok that is not true...but it makes as much sense as putting it over rehearsal footage that has nothing to do with the song.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #14 posted 07/25/19 9:52am

TrivialPursuit

mikeyaddict said:

I’m guessing after what looks like a cool start it’ll then go into more rehearsal footage. I would love to see the rehearsal stuff uninterpreted - with he proper sound that should be with it. I don’t think it’s the worst song, but ffs - why not love thy will be done if you’re trying to promote him and build the legacy.


Did you not read the OP's post? "The new animated video was created by Electric Light Studios and co-produced by
The Prince Estate and Warner Records. "

So no, it's not "more rehearsal footage".

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #15 posted 07/25/19 10:08am

jaawwnn

Ha! That's fun, a silly bit of retro nonsense. I like it.

Reply #16 posted 07/25/19 10:09am

TwiliteKid

^ Yep. This is a fun little clip.

Reply #17 posted 07/25/19 10:10am

feeluupp

Just saw it... Meh... Having him play guitar at the end even though it was a horn solo... Meh... confused

Reply #18 posted 07/25/19 10:12am

Genesia

Okay, that's pretty cute.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #19 posted 07/25/19 10:13am

TwiliteKid

feeluupp said:

Just saw it... Meh... Having him play guitar at the end even though it was a horn solo... Meh... confused

Listen closely - there's guitar playing along with the sax. That said, does it matter? This isn't a documentary.

Reply #20 posted 07/25/19 10:14am

PurpleMusic7689

Really didn't think the Estate could disappoint me any further after the butchering of the "Originals" tracks (for fucks sake, some of those weren't even his original, fully fleshed versions).
This video has not only set the bar lower for standards and quality for the Estate material soon to be shat out, but quite frankly instills a fear for his legacy, though as if that fear didn't already exist (and just a fear of that goddamn thumbnail... Looks like a shite Ken doll with some purple sharpie on it).
In other words, my disappointment is immeasurable smile
[Edited 7/25/19 13:47pm]
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Reply #21 posted 07/25/19 10:16am

feeluupp

TwiliteKid said:

feeluupp said:

Just saw it... Meh... Having him play guitar at the end even though it was a horn solo... Meh... confused

Listen closely - there's guitar playing along with the sax. That said, does it matter? This isn't a documentary.

Not at the very end... Before that yes... No it doesnt matter... Just was an observation.

Reply #22 posted 07/25/19 10:18am

rdhull

Fun!

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #23 posted 07/25/19 10:19am

rdhull

TwiliteKid said:

feeluupp said:

Just saw it... Meh... Having him play guitar at the end even though it was a horn solo... Meh... confused

Listen closely - there's guitar playing along with the sax. That said, does it matter? This isn't a documentary.

He's trolling (again).

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #24 posted 07/25/19 10:20am

feeluupp

rdhull said:

TwiliteKid said:

Listen closely - there's guitar playing along with the sax. That said, does it matter? This isn't a documentary.

He's trolling (again).

Yes I am a troll, the biggest troll on this site, my goal is to destroy Prince.

rolleyes rolleyes

Reply #25 posted 07/25/19 10:23am

poplife4

Some of the comments in here really show how toxic this board can be at times, especially people shitting on it before they even saw it. Personally, I think it’s a fun song and a fun video - glad they put it out. Try to let yourselves enjoy things.
Reply #26 posted 07/25/19 10:27am

leadline

Actually on 2nd thought, rehearsal footage would have been better than a cartoon of a Prince impersonator. Was that Bruno Mars dressed as Prince?

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #27 posted 07/25/19 10:30am

TrivialPursuit

I love the video. It's cute. Reminds me of the Sesame Street animation when they did the pinball machine with the Pointer Sisters singing. Let's just enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaphX02vY6k

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
Reply #28 posted 07/25/19 10:31am

donnyenglish

He has hundreds of flawless finished songs/videos in the vault and the Estate gives us material that was created after he passed. You guys can keep trusting the Estate/Howe/CoAmerica to do what is best if you want. They have failed us and Prince miserably. This is not rocket science.
Reply #29 posted 07/25/19 10:32am

ThirdStrike

poplife4 said:

Some of the comments in here really show how toxic this board can be at times, especially people shitting on it before they even saw it. Personally, I think it’s a fun song and a fun video - glad they put it out. Try to let yourselves enjoy things.

Yup! That's why I don't visit much here anymore. Full to the brim with toxicity. It's disappointing...and sad.

Reply #30 posted 07/25/19 10:33am

rdhull


Animator: “so which era of Prince do you want included in this video?” Estate: “YES”
lol..but I like the different era's approach though.
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #31 posted 07/25/19 10:35am

rdhull

donnyenglish said:

He has hundreds of flawless finished songs/videos in the vault and the Estate gives us material that was created after he passed. You guys can keep trusting the Estate/Howe/CoAmerica to do what is best if you want. They have failed us and Prince miserably. This is not rocket science.

Stop being so anal..that goes for the rest of you 'negative lot.' This isnt life or death. Maybe it is for some of you..hmm. If so, that's not healthy. Take off those tight shoes, eat somethig other than aspargus an mayo sanwhiches and enjoy whats released.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #32 posted 07/25/19 10:38am

lust

I love the video.

Totally improves the song.

Great job all involved. More of that will be fine with me.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
Reply #33 posted 07/25/19 10:39am

Farfunknugin

leadline said:

mbdtyler said:

Hey now, they might have animated the rehearsal footage this time around just to change it up lol


I heard they are putting the audio over an old episode of threes company.

Ok that is not true...but it makes as much sense as putting it over rehearsal footage that has nothing to do with the song.

Three's Company or The Ropers? Maude would of been my choice!

Reply #34 posted 07/25/19 10:53am

Genesia

donnyenglish said:

He has hundreds of flawless finished songs/videos in the vault and the Estate gives us material that was created after he passed. You guys can keep trusting the Estate/Howe/CoAmerica to do what is best if you want. They have failed us and Prince miserably. This is not rocket science.


If that's the way you feel, maybe it's time to log off. shrug

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #35 posted 07/25/19 11:01am

lurker316


Would I rather see a completed video from the Vault that Prince himself produced and stored away? of course.

But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy this one too. It's light and fun. I'm glad the estate made it.


Reply #36 posted 07/25/19 11:17am

TheFreakerFantastic

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

Reply #37 posted 07/25/19 11:18am

TwiliteKid

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

Yup, that's it - they're spending money to harm a dead man. Makes total sense.

Reply #38 posted 07/25/19 11:20am

TheFreakerFantastic

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Reply #39 posted 07/25/19 11:21am

poplife4

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!



Have you seen Prince’s videos that were made after the very early 90’s? Go ahead, they’re available for free on YouTube.
[Edited 7/25/19 11:21am]
[Edited 7/25/19 11:22am]
Reply #40 posted 07/25/19 11:23am

TheFreakerFantastic

poplife4 said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

Have you seen Prince’s videos that were made after the very early 90’s? Go ahead, they’re available for free on YouTube. [Edited 7/25/19 11:21am] [Edited 7/25/19 11:22am]

Two wrongs don't make a right!!!

Reply #41 posted 07/25/19 11:23am

Genesia

TwiliteKid said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

Yup, that's it - they're spending money to harm a dead man. Makes total sense.


lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #42 posted 07/25/19 11:30am

rdhull

Only about 50 people are upset. Thats some perspective.

TheFreakerFantastic said:

^ Yup haven't you been following LOL. Did you see the mess they've mad with the past two albums. That is evidence enough!

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #43 posted 07/25/19 11:34am

TheFreakerFantastic

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Reply #44 posted 07/25/19 11:37am

rdhull

TheFreakerFantastic said:

[Snip - luv4u]

You're being very rude.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #45 posted 07/25/19 11:38am

TheFreakerFantastic

[Flame bait - luv4u]

Reply #46 posted 07/25/19 11:47am

Genesia

TheFreakerFantastic said:

[Snip flame bait - luv4u]


[Snip - luv4u]

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #47 posted 07/25/19 12:00pm

AvocadosMax

“He never would have approved of dis!!”
You don’t know that. He seemed to love cartoon versions of himself starting with 20TEN up until his very last studio album.
Reply #48 posted 07/25/19 12:00pm

ChocolateBox3121

Prince(r.i.p.) didn't have those looks when he recorded 'Hollyrock' for Sheila E.(whom I just saw Saturday night).

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
Reply #49 posted 07/25/19 12:01pm

AvocadosMax

PurpleMusic7689 said:

Really didn't think the Estate could disappoint me any further after the butchering of the "Originals" tracks (for fucks sake, some of those weren't even his original, fully fleshed versions).
This video has not only set the bar lower for standards and quality for the Estate material soon to be shat out, but quite frankly instills a fear for his legacy, though as if that fear didn't already exist (and just a fear of that goddamn thumbnail... Looks like a shite Ken doll with some purple sharpie on it).
In other words, my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined smile

And I thought I was too harsh on the estate. Sheesh
Reply #50 posted 07/25/19 12:03pm

AvocadosMax

There’s hundreds of unseen footage and videos from the vault. I doubt he ever made an official video for Holly Rock since it was meant for Sheila E.

Would you rather the estate keep making compilation of rehearsal footage or create new content like this?! (Then eventually release the actual unreleased footage, not as a compilation)
Make up ya mind! Ashley Banks style
Reply #51 posted 07/25/19 12:03pm

rdhull

TheFreakerFantastic said:

[Flame bait snip - luv4u]

I've been here one year before you. Why are you acting like this anyways? This is out of character for you. The video has upset you this much? To age shaming etc?

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #52 posted 07/25/19 12:05pm

rdhull

AvocadosMax said:

There’s hundreds of unseen footage and videos from the vault. I doubt he ever made an official video for Holly Rock since it was meant for Sheila E. Would you rather the estate keep making compilation of rehearsal footage or create new content like this?!

Exactamundo (c) The Fonz

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #53 posted 07/25/19 12:20pm

WonderU

leadline said:

Unfortunately, any offical video for Holly Rock is still in the vault. There is nothing officlal about song audio put over random rehearsal footage.

Guess we will see what happens. The non hardcore folks are actually fooled by the rehearsal footage nonsense though so who knows, maybe it is a smart marketing strategy.




[Edited 7/25/19 1:27am]

Some of us hardcore actually like getting to see some of that footage, sure it doesn't go with the song but until now, we hadn't seen a majority of those clips.

Prince may be the purple Yoda, but Wendy & Lisa and Eric Leeds also sit on the Jedi Council.
Reply #54 posted 07/25/19 12:26pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

I am liking this!! dancing jig music

Prince - Holly Rock (Official Music Video)



https://www.youtube.com/w...UaTkMDwCbs

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Reply #55 posted 07/25/19 12:32pm

ian

Quite fun, I just wish it looked more like Prince.

Reminds me a bit of Brian Bolland's interpretation of Prince for that comic back in the D&P era - Prince reinvented as this tall, square-jawed masculine hero smile

I dig it tho!

[Edited 7/25/19 12:34pm]

Reply #56 posted 07/25/19 12:32pm

SquirrelMeat

That was good fun.

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Reply #57 posted 07/25/19 12:35pm

Genesia

SquirrelMeat said:

That was good fun.


Which – the video or the saltiness in this thread? lol

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #58 posted 07/25/19 12:53pm

NouveauDance

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

Prince had some duffers done in the late years - lyric videos and crap that looked WAY cheaper than this.... by far.

Reply #59 posted 07/25/19 12:54pm

andykeen

Best Prince video EVER

Keenmeister
Reply #60 posted 07/25/19 1:12pm

darkroman

I am liking the single edit and the video.

It was really weird seeing Prince again!

Oddly the animator has made the woman look like her head has turned 180 degrees on her neck - creepy!!

But why oh why has someone purposely added old video drop-out to this animation - nutters!


lol

[Edited 7/25/19 13:16pm]

Reply #61 posted 07/25/19 1:34pm

MIRvmn

I think I prefer the single edit cuz the album version is a bit too long smile The animated video is cool and maybe it's better like this rather than using rehearsal footage that doesn't fit the song.
We are living in Orwell's 1984
Reply #62 posted 07/25/19 1:40pm

Matthaus

It looks cool, reminds me of early 90s cartoons. The way it flows feels like it's something made to be screened at clubs or something. I like it!

Reply #63 posted 07/25/19 1:52pm

TheFreakerFantastic

Genesia said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

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Reply #64 posted 07/25/19 1:54pm

PurpleMusic7689

AvocadosMax said:

PurpleMusic7689 said:

Really didn't think the Estate could disappoint me any further after the butchering of the "Originals" tracks (for fucks sake, some of those weren't even his original, fully fleshed versions).
This video has not only set the bar lower for standards and quality for the Estate material soon to be shat out, but quite frankly instills a fear for his legacy, though as if that fear didn't already exist (and just a fear of that goddamn thumbnail... Looks like a shite Ken doll with some purple sharpie on it).
In other words, my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined smile

And I thought I was too harsh on the estate. Sheesh

I mean... It's all true... That thumbnail really is ugly.
usually known as "Leaped7689"
Reply #65 posted 07/25/19 1:58pm

Genesia

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Genesia said:


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We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #66 posted 07/25/19 1:59pm

TheFreakerFantastic

rdhull said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

[Snip - luv4u]

[Snip - luv4u]

The trampling over and the mess they are making of his legacy is what is upsetting me. The versions of the songs they used in Originals were often not the best versions which shows they don't really know his material. They also fucked around with the mixing and adding echo etc. I also expected them to be sensitive to the views he actually expressed in his lifetime. He didn't want holograms of himself so why the hell would he want private rehearsal videos released and corny cartoons made of him when tnere are hundreds of fully completed projects in the vault?! What next a Purple Rain remix with wil.i.am?

[Edited 7/25/19 14:01pm]

Reply #67 posted 07/25/19 2:01pm

SoulAlive

I like the video smile animated videos can be alot of fun.

Reply #68 posted 07/25/19 2:13pm

TheFreakerFantastic

Genesia said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

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Reply #69 posted 07/25/19 2:13pm

lust

TheFreakerFantastic said:

 



rdhull said:


 



TheFreakerFantastic said:


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The trampling over and the mess they are making of his legacy is what is upsetting me. The versions of the songs they used in Originals were often not the best versions which shows they don't really know his material. They also fucked around with the mixing and adding echo etc. I also expected them to be sensitive to the views he actually expressed in his lifetime. He didn't want holograms of himself so why the hell would he want private rehearsal videos released and corny cartoons made of him when tnere are hundreds of fully completed projects in the vault?! What next a Purple Rain remix with wil.i.am?

[Edited 7/25/19 14:01pm]



The only think that we can reasonably postulate about what he did or didn’t want done with his art after his death is that he didn’t give a fuck! He as much as told us so by NOT having a will so all this “he would have wanted this and he wouldn’t have wanted that” is not about Prince, it’s about you and others who try the same thing. And you’re not a factor in any of it.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
Reply #70 posted 07/25/19 2:15pm

TheFreakerFantastic

^ That's assuming he didn't leave a will. A lot of his closest collaborators and lovers insist he did have one, so what was done with it?!?! VERY CONVENIENT for a certain record company.

A cursory understanding of Prince and his career would clearly show you this is not in keeping with views clearly expressed in his lifetime. Don't you think his legacy deserves a lot better than these rush releases? Wouldn't you prefer a 4 CD box set per album than souped up unfinished demos released as if they were a complete album?!

[Edited 7/25/19 14:20pm]

Reply #71 posted 07/25/19 2:26pm

Genesia

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Genesia said:


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I see. So you attacked me unprovoked. Noted and reported.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #72 posted 07/25/19 2:27pm

TheFreakerFantastic

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Reply #73 posted 07/25/19 2:34pm

donnyenglish

Looks like some ish the Heavy D Estate would put out. Not something from an artist who left a vault full of great material.
Reply #74 posted 07/25/19 2:35pm

rdhull

[Snip - luv4u]
c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
Reply #75 posted 07/25/19 2:36pm

TheFreakerFantastic

donnyenglish said:

Looks like some ish the Heavy D Estate would put out. Not something from an artist who left a vault full of great material.

Thank you, finally a voice of sanity!

Reply #76 posted 07/25/19 2:53pm

Moonbeam

I really like it! It matches the cartoonish feel of the song quite well.
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Reply #77 posted 07/25/19 4:33pm

luv2tha99s

The clip was fun. I liked how it was basic, letting the song shine. The filmation-like quality was reminiscent of the 80's, even scrolling to the left like eye wish u heaven. It was like havin him back for a second...
Reply #78 posted 07/25/19 4:43pm

lust

TheFreakerFantastic said:

^ That's assuming he didn't leave a will. A lot of his closest collaborators and lovers insist he did have one, so what was done with it?!?! VERY CONVENIENT for a certain record company.


 


A cursory understanding of Prince and his career would clearly show you this is not in keeping with views clearly expressed in his lifetime. Don't you think his legacy deserves a lot better than these rush releases? Wouldn't you prefer a 4 CD box set per album than souped up unfinished demos released as if they were a complete album?!


 

[Edited 7/25/19 14:20pm]



I’ll say it again but slowly so that it sinks in. You ready?

Original. Wasn’t. A. Rush. Job. It. Was. Two. Years. In. The. Making!

Now, what I would prefer is just as irrelevant as what you’d prefer and our preferences are just as irrelevant now as what they were when Prince was alive and people were bitching then about what he should and shouldn’t do.

If you don’t like the video, don’t watch it. It’s a win win. 👍
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
Reply #79 posted 07/25/19 5:55pm

IstenSzek

censored

smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
Reply #80 posted 07/25/19 6:07pm

nosajd

I like the video, I think it’s fun. The raspberry beret cartoon favored him even less and he had some control over that, so the likeness doesn’t really bother me too much. My daughter loves the video and continued singing Rock rock holly rock when it was over, so I think it was a success.
Reply #81 posted 07/25/19 6:16pm

lust

nosajd said:

I like the video, I think it’s fun. The raspberry beret cartoon favored him even less and he had some control over that, so the likeness doesn’t really bother me too much. My daughter loves the video and continued singing Rock rock holly rock when it was over, so I think it was a success.


Same with my 11 year old nephew, he was mesmerised and singing it in the car all the way to his grandmothers.

Great point about Raspberry Beret and as for not liking cartoon videos, MPLS anyone?
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
Reply #82 posted 07/25/19 6:47pm

SquirrelMeat

Genesia said:

SquirrelMeat said:

That was good fun.


Which – the video or the saltiness in this thread? lol


Both lol

.
Reply #83 posted 07/25/19 7:24pm

SoulAlive

It really is an addictive song.

“rock,rock,Hollyrock...everybody wanna Hollyrock
You say it!”
Reply #84 posted 07/25/19 7:53pm

violetcrush

PurpleMusic7689 said:

Really didn't think the Estate could disappoint me any further after the butchering of the "Originals" tracks (for fucks sake, some of those weren't even his original, fully fleshed versions). This video has not only set the bar lower for standards and quality for the Estate material soon to be shat out, but quite frankly instills a fear for his legacy, though as if that fear didn't already exist (and just a fear of that goddamn thumbnail... Looks like a shite Ken doll with some purple sharpie on it). In other words, my disappointment is immeasurable smile [Edited 7/25/19 13:47pm]

I agree 1000%. I couldn't even watch it all the way through. Exactly the thing Prince would have hated. Just awful.

Reply #85 posted 07/25/19 7:54pm

leadline

lust said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

^ That's assuming he didn't leave a will. A lot of his closest collaborators and lovers insist he did have one, so what was done with it?!?! VERY CONVENIENT for a certain record company.

A cursory understanding of Prince and his career would clearly show you this is not in keeping with views clearly expressed in his lifetime. Don't you think his legacy deserves a lot better than these rush releases? Wouldn't you prefer a 4 CD box set per album than souped up unfinished demos released as if they were a complete album?!

[Edited 7/25/19 14:20pm]

I’ll say it again but slowly so that it sinks in. You ready? Original. Wasn’t. A. Rush. Job. It. Was. Two. Years. In. The. Making! Now, what I would prefer is just as irrelevant as what you’d prefer and our preferences are just as irrelevant now as what they were when Prince was alive and people were bitching then about what he should and shouldn’t do. If you don’t like the video, don’t watch it. It’s a win win. 👍


And considering Nikos was given another 60 or so songs at the time to master, there could be a lot more Originals coming our way. Hopefully he will get the hint by the time the next release comes out and stop drowning Prince's voice in reverb/echo.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #86 posted 07/25/19 8:14pm

PennyPurple

Love it!! It's so fun!

Reply #87 posted 07/25/19 8:17pm

SchlomoThaHomo

It's kinda cute. Better than just a straight lyric video. If I had to picky, and I am because I'm a Prince fan, some of the hairdo/outfit combos aren't accurate, and one of those hairdos Prince didn't even have. But they're small criticisms I guess. I'm more upset that so much of you lot don't like Holly Rock! Fuck's wrong with you!?

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
Reply #88 posted 07/25/19 9:25pm

FunkyStrange

This is just sad..

Thousands of hours of footage sitting in Iron Mountain we're all waiting to see

and they spend money actually paying people to produce this trash...

Reply #89 posted 07/25/19 9:55pm

feeluupp

FunkyStrange said:

This is just sad..

Thousands of hours of footage sitting in Iron Mountain we're all waiting to see

and they spend money actually paying people to produce this trash...

lol

Reply #90 posted 07/25/19 10:08pm

leadline

FunkyStrange said:

This is just sad..

Thousands of hours of footage sitting in Iron Mountain we're all waiting to see

and they spend money actually paying people to produce this trash...


It literally ruins the song on the ablum now because I can't unsee this video.

Haters back off, love the song, not a fan of the vid.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #91 posted 07/25/19 10:19pm

AvocadosMax

People are being foolish. The animation was great
Reply #92 posted 07/25/19 10:23pm

AvocadosMax

This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction.

Some of y’all will always complain no matter what
Reply #93 posted 07/25/19 10:24pm

FragileUndertow

feeluupp said:

Ofc they choose the "worst" song on the album...  lol


Says you bitchfight




I love the song 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
Reply #94 posted 07/25/19 10:37pm

rubymoon53

lurker316 said:


Would I rather see a completed video from the Vault that Prince himself produced and stored away? of course.

But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy this one too. It's light and fun. I'm glad the estate made it.



thumbs up!

No matter your age, pursue your dreams so that you will LIVE.
Reply #95 posted 07/26/19 12:11am

lastdecember

Folks can we just deal with the video, what’s this talk of singles and sales and bringing light to the record WTF is everyone talking about? Prior to death Prince had not had a major hit in over 20 years, yes albums sold here and there but people be real, the Originals is NOT nor is any other new release going to generate hits and sales and new fans and airplay so can we turn the page on that talk.

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
Reply #96 posted 07/26/19 1:09am

TheEnglishGent

I really like this. I especially like the length because while I enjoy the basic groove of the track, the album version goes on far too long for me and I always reach for the skip button. I'll replace the album version with this one and be even happier than I already was with Originals.

RIP sad
Reply #97 posted 07/26/19 1:42am

dodger

I like it.

Of course it has some flaws and we'd all rather they released X, Y or Z but it's still a nice little video. .

.

Surprised to see some comments about it being the worst song on the album but some just love complaining

[Edited 7/26/19 1:42am]

Reply #98 posted 07/26/19 5:01am

LouieLestate

Prince playing guitar was really well done. Kudos.

"We're not hitchhiking anymore!....we're riding!!"
Reply #99 posted 07/26/19 5:16am

Dimitri10

Should have liased with the producers of Tales from the Tour Bus on this one , now thats some cool animated videos right there!

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
Reply #100 posted 07/26/19 6:07am

violetcrush

AvocadosMax said:

This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction.

Some of y’all will always complain no matter what

Just an opinion, but I don’t want to see “Cartoon Prince” playing a Prince song. I’d actually prefer the out of sync real rehearsal or show footage.
Reply #101 posted 07/26/19 6:21am

BartVanHemelen

© Bart Van Hemelen
This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
your use. All rights reserved.
Reply #102 posted 07/26/19 6:46am

PURPLEIZED3121

Brilliant idea, great animations ...BUT where's Sheila E?!! Is it shade or just stupidity / insensitivity to not include her..unless you include a bood hittng the kick drum & a very brief silhouette!

Reply #103 posted 07/26/19 7:09am

alandail

I really like it.

Reply #104 posted 07/26/19 7:18am

feeluupp

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Brilliant idea, great animations ...BUT where's Sheila E?!! Is it shade or just stupidity / insensitivity to not include her..unless you include a bood hittng the kick drum & a very brief silhouette!

Huh have you not watched the video?? Or is the animation of her that bad... lol

Reply #105 posted 07/26/19 7:56am

DarkKnight1

DarkKnight1 said:

Im relatively sure that there isnt a single song on the album that would make a significant impact with modern tv, radio or streaming, but I damn sure know this track isnt the best option when choosing a single. Super odd.

I want to circle back on my comment because it has a little more of a negative tone than I wanted to convey. I am a big fan of the album and even the track Holly Rock and video, I just dont think its the best choice for a single. That said, there likely isnt a single in or out of the vault that is going to make an impact on young music fans, unless you put Shawn Mendez or someone like that on it....and I would prefer that not happen (but it would be a good thing for promotion, even if us die hards would be super butthurt). Hell, it would take Purple Rain Part 2 to even make a minor dent on the modern charts. And thats okay. The same goes for virtually every single historically great artist. Living artists like Mccartney, Madonna, Janet, The Stones, etc... fight like hell to chart and promote their albums every avenue possible and most dissapear into the night after a few weeks, so its kinda silly to expect Prince's postumous work to breakthrough to young listeners. There are very rare exceptions, but they are crazy rare. So far, the Estate releases have been lauded by critics and thats about as much as you can expect at the moment.

(Insert something clever here)
Reply #106 posted 07/26/19 10:09am

PurpleSpirit319

After seeing this piece of amatuerish, childish piece of shit, is it any wonder that I have turned my attention back to David Bowie?? More mature, classy, elegant, prolific output from his Estate(Thank You Very Much Iman). David Bowies Legacy is lasting forever, IMO!!!

Reply #107 posted 07/26/19 10:20am

Genesia

PurpleSpirit319 said:

After seeing this piece of amatuerish, childish piece of shit, is it any wonder that I have turned my attention back to David Bowie?? More mature, classy, elegant, prolific output from his Estate(Thank You Very Much Iman). David Bowies Legacy is lasting forever, IMO!!!



https://www.davidbowie.com/home

[Edited 7/26/19 10:37am]

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
Reply #108 posted 07/26/19 11:11am

ian

AvocadosMax said:

This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction. Some of y’all will always complain no matter what

Totally agree.


All the other footage being discussed - live footage, rehearsals, whatever - I want to see that in the correct context. Not put into a montage sequence for a promo video. This was a fun take on the promo, I enjoyed it tbh.

Reply #109 posted 07/26/19 2:08pm

violetcrush

feeluupp said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Brilliant idea, great animations ...BUT where's Sheila E?!! Is it shade or just stupidity / insensitivity to not include her..unless you include a bood hittng the kick drum & a very brief silhouette!

Huh have you not watched the video?? Or is the animation of her that bad... lol

I was wondering who the chick was supposed to be too, but figured it is Sheila. She did not look like that in '85 - she had short highlighted hair. I guess people are expecting this look??

*

Image result for sheila e 1985

Reply #110 posted 07/26/19 2:26pm

TrivialPursuit

I don't think it's Sheila E. It doesn't look like her, at all. You have to have permission to use someone's likeness like that. She didn't sign over her face to the Prince estate. This is considered a new track, not a Shiela E. recording. So if they didn't ask her, or if they did she said no (I doubt they consulted her at all, and why would they?), then they can't just recreate her likeness in a video.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #111 posted 07/26/19 2:35pm

ThirdStrike

PurpleSpirit319 said:

After seeing this piece of amatuerish, childish piece of shit, is it any wonder that I have turned my attention back to David Bowie?? More mature, classy, elegant, prolific output from his Estate(Thank You Very Much Iman). David Bowies Legacy is lasting forever, IMO!!!

'Bye Felicia...

Reply #112 posted 07/26/19 2:39pm

leadline

Why would Sheila be in it? That is not her doing the vocals.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #113 posted 07/26/19 2:50pm

ChocolateBox3121

leadline said:

Why would Sheila be in it? That is not her doing the vocals.

But Prince(r.i.p.) calls himself Sheila.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
Reply #114 posted 07/26/19 3:15pm

WhisperingDandelions

rdhull said:

Animator: “so which era of Prince do you want included in this video?” Estate: “YES”
lol..but I like the different era's approach though.

Wasn't it more like 3 years worth of eras though, all pre-dating the songs actual recording era look?

All I know is, the Org is more unpredictable than the man himself. Is this video like when there's a super esoteric track on an album that one doesn't easily "get"--like how some people don't "get" Make-Up. Do I need to put this on a loop until I understand why this isn't Gold Experience drip-drop sound FX levels of swiss cheese?


That being said, I mean, I guess if we're just comparing it to other Prince videos and other Prince videos alone, it's, uh.... definitely another one.

[Edited 7/26/19 15:17pm]

Reply #115 posted 07/26/19 3:37pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Some folks have posted this 'official video' on facebook and facebook has taken the sound away lol

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Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #116 posted 07/26/19 4:56pm

homesquid

It's a crap song and a crap production. It's embarrasing

Reply #117 posted 07/26/19 5:40pm

WhisperingDandelions

violetcrush said:

AvocadosMax said:
This is much better than taking footage from various videos and compiling them together! This actually required effort. Taking a bunch of unseen clips from the vault and putting them together would be lame and unoriginal. This is a step in the right direction. Some of y’all will always complain no matter what
Just an opinion, but I don’t want to see “Cartoon Prince” playing a Prince song. I’d actually prefer the out of sync real rehearsal or show footage.


They should have had Cartoon Prince tickling the 'ole cartoon ivories for Piano & Mic promotion. Old tape schmape when you got Cartoon Prince cycling through Purple Rain outfits every .5 seconds.

And if Comerica really want that ca$h money they might want to think of putting some reigns on the Michael Howe budget to deliver us a season or two of Cartoon Prince: The Animated Series in time for the holiday season.

Reply #118 posted 07/26/19 5:42pm

SoulAlive

Can’t get this song outta my head.It’s so fun and catchy...a precursor to “Housequake”.I always liked the Sheila E. version,too.
Reply #119 posted 07/26/19 5:45pm

SoulAlive

“Sheila E’s my name,Hollyrock’s my game
I’m funky as I wanna be
Line up a hundred,swear to God
I’ll rock you til you just can’t see”
Reply #120 posted 07/26/19 5:49pm

leadline

luv4u said:

Some folks have posted this 'official video' on facebook and facebook has taken the sound away lol


Finally the estate has done something right! Trying to disassociate this horrible video with a masterclass song such as this was a fantastic idea! smile

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #121 posted 07/26/19 6:04pm

feeluupp

homesquid said:

It's a crap song and a crap production. It's embarrasing

lol

Reply #122 posted 07/26/19 6:40pm

djThunderfunk

Love it!

Ross Perot was right!!
Reply #123 posted 07/26/19 7:33pm

0uterageous

I do appreciate the creativity and animation but the video and song don't mesh well together.

This format would of been perfect with Make Up.

If they continue doing cartoon version of him in music videos, just change up the looks and less 1999 & PR era

Reply #124 posted 07/26/19 7:46pm

SoulAlive

feeluupp said:

 



homesquid said:


It's a crap song and a crap production. It's embarrasing 



 


lol



Stop lying biggrin you guys know you can’t get this song out of your head

“rock,rock,Hollyrock...everybody wanna hollyrock
You say it!”
Reply #125 posted 07/26/19 7:47pm

PennyPurple

I've got it posted on FB and my sound still works.

Reply #126 posted 07/26/19 7:54pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

PennyPurple said:

I've got it posted on FB and my sound still works.


I don't know why others who posted it on facebook got the sound taken away. After all it's 'official' right? And it should not be an issue confused

Edmonton, AB - canada
Mod Goddess of the SNIP & BAN Making Moves - OF4S
Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
Reply #127 posted 07/26/19 8:48pm

TrivialPursuit

luv4u said:

PennyPurple said:

I've got it posted on FB and my sound still works.


I don't know why others who posted it on facebook got the sound taken away. After all it's 'official' right? And it should not be an issue confused


It's the same way you can't share music. You don't own it. You can share it from the official Prince FB page, but to just upload it, nope. Keyword: monetization.

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Reply #128 posted 07/26/19 9:30pm

PennyPurple

That's really strange, I shared it from the official video that was on youtube.


Anyway I love it, it's catchy, and I love the video, I think it's pretty cool.

Reply #129 posted 07/27/19 12:07am

Nuernberg72

i love the video and the song💖 the children of my friends love it too! with such publications prince could reach young people again.
Reply #130 posted 07/27/19 12:26am

ImperfectAngel

dancing jig yes
Reply #131 posted 07/27/19 1:18am

RODSERLING

At last !
At last a right move for promotion!
Since Prince s passing I m adamant here that animated music videos are the most obvious way to promote unreleased material ( besides an actual music video of course).
.
In fact, I m also saying that on MJ boards for ten years. The most obvious way to make cool and fun things.
I was also hoping that for the Invincible promotion. After all, Madonna, Mariah Carey Toni Braxton, etc. Did this at the time.
.
Now the sound is synchronized with the video ! Wow! What a huge improvement from the low-fi rehearsals, where you can't even see Prince s face ! Now you can see Prince in one of his music video...
.
Some are complaining that Holly Rock wasn't the best choice...I m sorry, this is not great material, but there isn't great material either on Originals. So it s fine with me.
.
Next time, a slightly higher budget for the animation, and they could sell 1999 deluxe with a bunches of new music videos !
Reply #132 posted 07/27/19 10:43am

ChickenMcNuggets

I was expecting a tacky monstrosity when I saw the announcement on Twitter, but I do like the video TBH, it's cute.

It would've been a nice touch if it was possible for the female character to resemble Sheila E., but as someone further up the thread said, who knows whether she'd have agreed to her likeness being used anyway...

Reply #133 posted 07/27/19 3:10pm

nosajd

lust said:

nosajd said:

I like the video, I think it’s fun. The raspberry beret cartoon favored him even less and he had some control over that, so the likeness doesn’t really bother me too much. My daughter loves the video and continued singing Rock rock holly rock when it was over, so I think it was a success.


Same with my 11 year old nephew, he was mesmerised and singing it in the car all the way to his grandmothers.



That’s awesome!
💜💜💜
Reply #134 posted 07/27/19 3:59pm

leadline

ChickenMcNuggets said:

I was expecting a tacky monstrosity when I saw the announcement on Twitter, but I do like the video TBH, it's cute.

It would've been a nice touch if it was possible for the female character to resemble Sheila E., but as someone further up the thread said, who knows whether she'd have agreed to her likeness being used anyway...


I hear ya, but that was not Sheila E singing that part, it was Prince. For continuity's sake, I am glad they did it this way as this track doesn't have sheila on it at all. It would be like having the girls in the bangles in the manic monday video singing the backup vocals, just wouldn't make sense.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #135 posted 07/27/19 4:01pm

leadline

nosajd said:

lust said:
Same with my 11 year old nephew, he was mesmerised and singing it in the car all the way to his grandmothers.
That’s awesome! 💜💜💜


Good, they are getting the young folks interested with this cartoon stuff, they will be releasing Prince stuff hundreds of years after we are all gone, so smart to go after the younger crowd.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #136 posted 07/28/19 12:51am

leecaldon

I had really low expecations when I heard this was animated - but it's awesome!

Reply #137 posted 07/28/19 5:47am

FUNKNROLL

For all those clutching their pearls...

First, this animation collaboration is most definitely in the spirit of Prince’s wishes. Have we forgotten during his later years Prince himself reached out to up and coming visual artists and photographers for collaborations via the internet? His cartoon avatars, all-over t-shirt designs, torn photo collages, and “love sexy that’s my jam” YouTube endeavors all come to mind. He clearly saw himself as a platform for supporting other emerging artists. The execution and results were mixed IMO but no denying this is something that aligns with his wishes.

Next, if you’re paying attention to what’s going on in youth art world, this video’s art direction is very much relevant. It’s a mix of anime and synthwave visual styles while also serving as a lyric video. We all know Prince had a thing for comic books. Bonus points for throwing in an homage to the right-to-left panning from “Eye Wish U Heaven.” Intentional or not, seems a wink to this forum’s predictable response.

Finally, let’s not pretend following the Warner years Prince was precious about art quality. Don’t get me started on NPG Music club cover art illustrations. Those scribbles were official and just... ugh.

Summing it up: Video gets an “A” for concepts, relevance, and reverence. I just wish the execution was more like this synthwave video’s quality: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zev0wz87hVw


,
[Edited 7/28/19 6:12am]
Reply #138 posted 07/28/19 8:31am

ufoclub

It’s cool and fits the release of a demo in spirit. The demo is a look back in a nostalgic way, and so is this music video. I wonder if these were the same peeps that did the animated bit in HBO’s “Euphoria” with the slash fiction animation of “One Direction”.
Reply #139 posted 07/28/19 12:36pm

violetcrush

FUNKNROLL said:

For all those clutching their pearls...

First, this animation collaboration is most definitely in the spirit of Prince’s wishes. Have we forgotten during his later years Prince himself reached out to up and coming visual artists and photographers for collaborations via the internet? His cartoon avatars, all-over t-shirt designs, torn photo collages, and “love sexy that’s my jam” YouTube endeavors all come to mind. He clearly saw himself as a platform for supporting other emerging artists. The execution and results were mixed IMO but no denying this is something that aligns with his wishes.

Next, if you’re paying attention to what’s going on in youth art world, this video’s art direction is very much relevant. It’s a mix of anime and synthwave visual styles while also serving as a lyric video. We all know Prince had a thing for comic books. Bonus points for throwing in an homage to the right-to-left panning from “Eye Wish U Heaven.” Intentional or not, seems a wink to this forum’s predictable response.

Finally, let’s not pretend following the Warner years Prince was precious about art quality. Don’t get me started on NPG Music club cover art illustrations. Those scribbles were official and just... ugh.

Summing it up: Video gets an “A” for concepts, relevance, and reverence. I just wish the execution was more like this synthwave video’s quality: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zev0wz87hVw


,
[Edited 7/28/19 6:12am]

Nice commentary and valid points. I guess I have always preferred the “real” over the “animated” in video/TV/film, which is why it does not appeal to me as much as it does others. I do agree it is a good way to attract the younger audience which is important.
Reply #140 posted 07/28/19 2:36pm

ufoclub

FUNKNROLL said:

I just wish the execution was more like this synthwave video’s quality: https://m.youtube.com/wat...ev0wz87hVw , [Edited 7/28/19 6:12am]

Like "Tron"?

Reply #141 posted 07/28/19 3:22pm

leadline

violetcrush said:

FUNKNROLL said:
For all those clutching their pearls... First, this animation collaboration is most definitely in the spirit of Prince’s wishes. Have we forgotten during his later years Prince himself reached out to up and coming visual artists and photographers for collaborations via the internet? His cartoon avatars, all-over t-shirt designs, torn photo collages, and “love sexy that’s my jam” YouTube endeavors all come to mind. He clearly saw himself as a platform for supporting other emerging artists. The execution and results were mixed IMO but no denying this is something that aligns with his wishes. Next, if you’re paying attention to what’s going on in youth art world, this video’s art direction is very much relevant. It’s a mix of anime and synthwave visual styles while also serving as a lyric video. We all know Prince had a thing for comic books. Bonus points for throwing in an homage to the right-to-left panning from “Eye Wish U Heaven.” Intentional or not, seems a wink to this forum’s predictable response. Finally, let’s not pretend following the Warner years Prince was precious about art quality. Don’t get me started on NPG Music club cover art illustrations. Those scribbles were official and just... ugh. Summing it up: Video gets an “A” for concepts, relevance, and reverence. I just wish the execution was more like this synthwave video’s quality: https://m.youtube.com/wat...ev0wz87hVw , [Edited 7/28/19 6:12am]
Nice commentary and valid points. I guess I have always preferred the “real” over the “animated” in video/TV/film, which is why it does not appeal to me as much as it does others. I do agree it is a good way to attract the younger audience which is important.


Very important, because they know they wont be able to get a 16th of the vault music out before we all leave this earth, so makes sense they are scrambing to hook a younger generation. Someone's gotta be buying all this stuff up when we are gone. This strategy will likely be in place well through the year 2600.

I believe they already have a plan in place to premier Under The Cherry moon to all the boys and girls born on the 1st moon colony. And Mars will be on high rotation on the red planet. Venus De Milo for the Venus colonies, and The Sun The Moon and Stars (galactic edition), for those space faring families working, travelling, or residing in space.



Oh and Way Back Home, Purple Pebbles for all the kids that love sugar and purple. Press Prince's face on the box, Purple Rain starts playing, right on the OLED carton, in super high def 64k.




[Edited 7/28/19 15:32pm]

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #142 posted 07/28/19 3:48pm

violetcrush

leadline said:

 



violetcrush said:


FUNKNROLL said:
For all those clutching their pearls... First, this animation collaboration is most definitely in the spirit of Prince’s wishes. Have we forgotten during his later years Prince himself reached out to up and coming visual artists and photographers for collaborations via the internet? His cartoon avatars, all-over t-shirt designs, torn photo collages, and “love sexy that’s my jam” YouTube endeavors all come to mind. He clearly saw himself as a platform for supporting other emerging artists. The execution and results were mixed IMO but no denying this is something that aligns with his wishes. Next, if you’re paying attention to what’s going on in youth art world, this video’s art direction is very much relevant. It’s a mix of anime and synthwave visual styles while also serving as a lyric video. We all know Prince had a thing for comic books. Bonus points for throwing in an homage to the right-to-left panning from “Eye Wish U Heaven.” Intentional or not, seems a wink to this forum’s predictable response. Finally, let’s not pretend following the Warner years Prince was precious about art quality. Don’t get me started on NPG Music club cover art illustrations. Those scribbles were official and just... ugh. Summing it up: Video gets an “A” for concepts, relevance, and reverence. I just wish the execution was more like this synthwave video’s quality: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zev0wz87hVw , [Edited 7/28/19 6:12am]

Nice commentary and valid points. I guess I have always preferred the “real” over the “animated” in video/TV/film, which is why it does not appeal to me as much as it does others. I do agree it is a good way to attract the younger audience which is important.


Very important, because they know they wont be able to get a 16th of the vault music out before we all leave this earth, so makes sense they are scrambing to hook a younger generation. Someone's gotta be buying all this stuff up when we are gone. This strategy will likely be in place well through the year 2600.

I believe they already have a plan in place to premier Under The Cherry moon to all the boys and girls born on the 1st moon colony. And Mars will be on high rotation on the red planet. Venus De Milo for the Venus colonies, and The Sun The Moon and Stars (galactic edition), for those space faring families working, travelling, or residing in space.





Oh and Way Back Home, Purple Pebbles for all the kids that love sugar and purple. Press Prince's face on the box, Purple Rain starts playing, right on the OLED carton, in super high def 64k.


 







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Regarding the “Purple Pebbles” - I don’t see them going after the K through 6 age group biggrin The animation fits the Teen + set which may help to carry his Vault music to the future generations. Then again, they’ve already sold out to Capitol One, so anything is possible.
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Although, I also think that future generations can and will find and like his existing music which will carry over to his Vault music.
Reply #143 posted 07/28/19 5:00pm

leadline

violetcrush said:

leadline said:


Very important, because they know they wont be able to get a 16th of the vault music out before we all leave this earth, so makes sense they are scrambing to hook a younger generation. Someone's gotta be buying all this stuff up when we are gone. This strategy will likely be in place well through the year 2600.

I believe they already have a plan in place to premier Under The Cherry moon to all the boys and girls born on the 1st moon colony. And Mars will be on high rotation on the red planet. Venus De Milo for the Venus colonies, and The Sun The Moon and Stars (galactic edition), for those space faring families working, travelling, or residing in space.



Oh and Way Back Home, Purple Pebbles for all the kids that love sugar and purple. Press Prince's face on the box, Purple Rain starts playing, right on the OLED carton, in super high def 64k.




[Edited 7/28/19 15:32pm]

Regarding the “Purple Pebbles” - I don’t see them going after the K through 6 age group biggrin The animation fits the Teen + set which may help to carry his Vault music to the future generations. Then again, they’ve already sold out to Capitol One, so anything is possible. * Although, I also think that future generations can and will find and like his existing music which will carry over to his Vault music.


I don't know violetcrush, I had fruity pebbles just 2 days ago, and I am in my 40's! smile

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
Reply #144 posted 07/28/19 5:24pm

violetcrush

leadline said:

 



violetcrush said:


leadline said:

 



Very important, because they know they wont be able to get a 16th of the vault music out before we all leave this earth, so makes sense they are scrambing to hook a younger generation. Someone's gotta be buying all this stuff up when we are gone. This strategy will likely be in place well through the year 2600.

I believe they already have a plan in place to premier Under The Cherry moon to all the boys and girls born on the 1st moon colony. And Mars will be on high rotation on the red planet. Venus De Milo for the Venus colonies, and The Sun The Moon and Stars (galactic edition), for those space faring families working, travelling, or residing in space.





Oh and Way Back Home, Purple Pebbles for all the kids that love sugar and purple. Press Prince's face on the box, Purple Rain starts playing, right on the OLED carton, in super high def 64k.


 







[Edited 7/28/19 15:32pm]



Regarding the “Purple Pebbles” - I don’t see them going after the K through 6 age group biggrin The animation fits the Teen + set which may help to carry his Vault music to the future generations. Then again, they’ve already sold out to Capitol One, so anything is possible. * Although, I also think that future generations can and will find and like his existing music which will carry over to his Vault music.


I don't know violetcrush, I had fruity pebbles just 2 days ago, and I am in my 40's! smile


biggrin Touché leadline, touché
Reply #145 posted 07/29/19 12:03am

coldcoffeeandcocacola

Sweet little video for an absolutely awful song.

Why! Why! Why was this the chosen track?

It’s not even on the album but I think VAN GOGH could have been a really cool release. It’s quirky and interesting.
Reply #146 posted 07/29/19 1:57am

dayzofwyld

poplife4 said:

Some of the comments in here really show how toxic this board can be at times, especially people shitting on it before they even saw it. Personally, I think it’s a fun song and a fun video - glad they put it out. Try to let yourselves enjoy things.

Well said...an entitled bunch of ^&*&^%$ thinking they are owed something...get over yourselves!

Reply #147 posted 07/29/19 2:32am

TheFman

In those days, this song sounded even throwaway for Sheila E herself.

Reply #148 posted 07/29/19 8:07am

violetcrush

TheFman said:

In those days, this song sounded even throwaway for Sheila E herself.


Yes, I remember that as well. Prince would chant the chorus of the song in the middle of Mutiny (I think) in ‘86, but the song never took off and was not a popular song. If Krush Groove had been a more successful film it may have been a bigger hit.
Reply #149 posted 07/29/19 1:25pm

violetcrush

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Sweet little video for an absolutely awful song.

Why! Why! Why was this the chosen track?

It’s not even on the album but I think VAN GOGH could have been a really cool release. It’s quirky and interesting.

I LOVE Van Gogh!!
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“And I’ve waited oh so long, seven years and I’m still holding on, so much love we’re missing, a million tender kisses, but you won’t let it be...loving you is like loving a rare Van Gogh, I see what you want me to see...”
Reply #150 posted 07/29/19 3:00pm

Ugot2shakesumthin

Great video. Good job!

Reply #151 posted 07/29/19 3:02pm

Zannaloaf

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

https://twitter.com/armandserrano/status/723404458307153920

Reply #152 posted 07/29/19 3:54pm

Missmusicluver72

I think it is so cute and I like the animation! It would be also cool to see a live performance of this also. biggrin

Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above~
The only Love there is, is the Love We Make~
Prince4Ever
Reply #153 posted 07/29/19 5:18pm

studal

It's feckin' brilliant. Pure cheese. Made my day. And a fantastic song. Loved all the output at that time. He was so proliffic at tht stage. A machine. Love and respect. Love the man. Love the music. Love. Was probably in love with him too. Amazing.

Looking for a new man. Freaks need not apply. Freeeks can tho ;-p
Reply #154 posted 07/29/19 9:18pm

gandorb

OperatingThetan said:

LINK: https://youtu.be/HaphX02vY6k The official video for Prince's 'Holly Rock' will premiere at 12pm (CT) on Thursday, July 25. The new animated video was created by Electric Light Studios and co-produced by The Prince Estate and Warner Records. https://mobile.twitter.co...0314019847 [Side note: At 12pm CT tomorrow, the official video for the second single from #PrinceOriginals, "Holly Rock," will premiere on @YouTube - luv4u] .

Perhaps one of my least favorite songs on Originals, but it made an enjoyable video that is getting a fair amount of exposure.

Reply #155 posted 08/02/19 1:27am

FunkyStrange

what a steaming pile...

Reply #156 posted 08/02/19 4:04am

av36

I like the video. It remind's me of Peter, Bjørn & John's 'Young Folks.' More importantly my kids liked it and it's this sort of stuff that's going to get them interested in Prince.


Talking of my kids listening to 'Holly Rock' the first time my 6 year old heard it she immediately shouted to me 'Dad, that sounds like 'Beep beep I'm a sheep!'

I had no idea what she was talking about so I you tubed said song and by Joe she was right. It's alarmingly similar! Beep beep is by all accounts hugely popular with the kids - it's there with Raining Tacos and that Baby Shark thing.


The Estate should either sue immiediately (which would be good as Beep Beep is intensely annoying) or use it's similarity to get the kids on board with Prince. They may want to remove the 'Bullshittin' line first that prevents my kids anyway from hearing the whole song....

If they do sue and win, remember where they read it first....

https://www.youtube.com/w...Zlfbep2LdU

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Reply #157 posted 08/02/19 6:00pm

Doalwa

I love this song...it's one of those Prince songs that you really have to listen to on headphones, though to get the full experience.

Some of the stuff that goes on deep in the back of the mix is crazy...there are some guitar solos on this song that rival his best guitar stuff but you can just barely make it out...quite infuriating, really!

The video is very nice, I like that they did something different for a change...got pretty tired of that rehearsal footage.

I say: Keep it coming, right now it feels good to be a Prince fan.

Reply #158 posted 08/03/19 8:34am

Ugot2shakesumthin

I don't love the song, it's "ok", but I like the video. It gives it a color and flavor. It adds charm.But most of all, it adds a nice tinge of Prince and his style. And also I finally know what the lyrics say lol. I honestly never even cared what he was singing about other than it was the name of the track.

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Reply #159 posted 08/04/19 12:49pm

funkaholic1972

I enjoyed this animated video, although it is somewhat simple and the likeliness with Prince could have been better. I wouldn't mind more of these animated Prince videos in the future.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
Reply #160 posted 08/06/19 12:14pm

sulls

It's cool. I like the female swaying from side to side.

"I like to watch."
Reply #161 posted 08/07/19 2:47am

VaultCurator

I may have been a bit slow here, but has anyone else noticed the connections between Holly Rock and the Dream Factory LP?

The opening ad libs in the song 'Dream Factory' are "Holly Rock ain't all it seems. Don't get too serious, it's just a dream"

And then there was the interlude 'Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A' which includes the line "Welcome to Holly Rock. You are just in time. Got any dreams you ain using?"

RIP EXTRALOVEABLE!!! sad
Reply #162 posted 08/07/19 9:25am

Rev

FunkyStrange said:

what a steaming pile...

I feel the same way. Unwatchable. I had to walk away, it was embarassingly childish. Like my 16 year old did it for a high school project...

Reply #163 posted 08/07/19 8:39pm

blackwell1

Just hard to watch. Not worthy of a song that is not worthy to be picked for a video above so many others. sad Hoping it gets better.

[Edited 8/7/19 20:40pm]

Reply #164 posted 08/08/19 6:08pm

feeluupp

sulls said:

It's cool. I like the female swaying from side to side.

That's the only thing the budget allowed her to do. lol

Reply #165 posted 08/09/19 9:34am

violetcrush

VaultCurator said:

I may have been a bit slow here, but has anyone else noticed the connections between Holly Rock and the Dream Factory LP?

The opening ad libs in the song 'Dream Factory' are "Holly Rock ain't all it seems. Don't get too serious, it's just a dream"

And then there was the interlude 'Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A' which includes the line "Welcome to Holly Rock. You are just in time. Got any dreams you ain using?"



Yes, this was during the time that Prince was lashing out at his friends/former associates - Morris, Jimmy Jam, Jesse, and especially Paul Peterson who we know was the subject of the song Dream Factory. I just watched the 3/3/86 First Ave show again where he calls out Jimmy during Mountains and sings the “what have you done for me lately” line during controversy, then he “chops” down the “Oak Tree” and does the “wooden leg” dance, and then most blatantly he calls out Paul Peterson by name during Mutiny with chants of Dream Factory and Holly Rock.
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I think Holly Rock was Prince’s slam toward those who had left him and moved to LA to pursue their own careers, and Dream Factory was specifically aimed at Paul because he unexpectedly quit The Family to have his own record deal.
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I don’t think Holly Rock was that significant to him. I don’t think he ever performed the full song live - it was always just the one liner chant.
Reply #166 posted 08/10/19 10:35am

Miitch

feeluupp said:

Ofc they choose the "worst" song on the album...  lol



That ain't the worst song! Lol
It's funky.
I'll die, but I won't go away~
Reply #167 posted 08/10/19 10:37am

Miitch

feeluupp said:

 



rdhull said:


 



TwiliteKid said:


 


 


Listen closely - there's guitar playing along with the sax. That said, does it matter? This isn't a documentary. 



He's trolling (again).



 


Yes I am a troll, the biggest troll on this site, my goal is to destroy Prince. 


 


rolleyes rolleyes



Then you went and picked a fight with the wrong gang. wink
I'll die, but I won't go away~
Reply #168 posted 08/10/19 2:13pm

feeluupp

Miitch said:

feeluupp said:

Yes I am a troll, the biggest troll on this site, my goal is to destroy Prince.

rolleyes rolleyes

Then you went and picked a fight with the wrong gang. wink

You know what sarcasim is? rolleyes

Reply #169 posted 08/11/19 9:44am

Miitch

AvocadosMax said:

“He never would have approved of dis!!”
You don’t know that. He seemed to love cartoon versions of himself starting with 20TEN up until his very last studio album.


Very true. I feel like he'd be amused by it, even if it's not the usual brand of 'cool'. It's a chill animation to a funky song. What's not to love?
I'll die, but I won't go away~
Reply #170 posted 08/11/19 9:46am

Miitch

rdhull said:



Animator: “so which era of Prince do you want included in this video?” Estate: “YES”


lol..but I like the different era's approach though.  




The styles are all from the 90s though aren't they? I might be wrong, but it feels like the purple rain era.
I'll die, but I won't go away~
Reply #171 posted 08/11/19 2:54pm

Miitch

feeluupp said:

 



Miitch said:


feeluupp said:

 


 


Yes I am a troll, the biggest troll on this site, my goal is to destroy Prince. 


 


rolleyes rolleyes



Then you went and picked a fight with the wrong gang. wink

 


You know what sarcasim is?  rolleyes



I'll be honest and admit that I missed that.
No hard feelings. wink
I'll die, but I won't go away~
Reply #172 posted 08/12/19 7:49am

TheFreakerFantastic

Zannaloaf said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Ugh! It's dreadful and corny! He would never have approved something like this. It seems the estate and WB are doing their best to ruin his legacy and sense of cool!

https://twitter.com/armandserrano/status/723404458307153920

Yes, exactly, that was never released, meaning he didn't approve it!!!

Reply #173 posted 08/20/19 12:28pm

nextedition

Rev said:

 



FunkyStrange said:


what a steaming pile...



 


 


I feel the same way. Unwatchable. I had to walk away, it was embarassingly childish. Like my 16 year old did it for a high school project...


Because Prince made such amazing musicvideos? lol
Reply #174 posted 08/21/19 6:41am

WhisperingDandelions

Miitch said:

rdhull said:

Animator: “so which era of Prince do you want included in this video?” Estate: “YES”
lol..but I like the different era's approach though.
The styles are all from the 90s though aren't they? I might be wrong, but it feels like the purple rain era.

Yes, it's literally one 1999 style and the rest are all from Purple Rain.

Reply #175 posted 08/22/19 9:52am

SanMartin

To me the video looks cheap and tacky, BUT Prince wasn't above looking tacky with the Alphabet Street video, the Graffiti Bridge film, the 20Ten cover art etc.. So, whilst I don't like the video, I don't disapprove of it because it's the kind of thing I can fondly imagine Prince having commissioned.

The song's fun. Never heard it before (I'm trying to really get familiar with some of the stuff I've paid less attention to over the years before moving on to newer releases; right now I'm listening to The Slaughterhouse). Holly Rock is probably the best example of Prince being the main inspiration behind Uptown Funk, and I'm sure I'm not the first person to say that.

Reply #176 posted 09/01/19 5:41pm

MotownSubdivision

Pretentious crying, whining, bitching and moaning: The Thread

I know I'm super late but damn some of y'all are just impossible to please. There is nothing wrong with the song or the video. It's certainly higher budget than the average Prince video.

URL: https://prince.org/msg/7/460260/

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