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Reply #120 posted 07/26/19 5:49pm

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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

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Reply #121 posted 07/26/19 6:04pm

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homesquid said:

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

lol

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

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Love it!

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

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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

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

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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!”
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Reply #125 posted 07/26/19 7:47pm

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

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

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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

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Reply #127 posted 07/26/19 8:48pm

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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

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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.

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

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

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dancing jig yes
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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).
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Next time, a slightly higher budget for the animation, and they could sell 1999 deluxe with a bunches of new music videos !
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Reply #132 posted 07/27/19 10:43am

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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...

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

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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!
💜💜💜
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Reply #134 posted 07/27/19 3:59pm

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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.

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Reply #135 posted 07/27/19 4:01pm

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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.

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Reply #136 posted 07/28/19 12:51am

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

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

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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


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Reply #138 posted 07/28/19 8:31am

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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”.
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Reply #139 posted 07/28/19 12:36pm

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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


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[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.
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Reply #140 posted 07/28/19 2:36pm

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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"?

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

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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.




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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/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]


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.
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Reply #143 posted 07/28/19 5:00pm

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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

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Reply #144 posted 07/28/19 5:24pm

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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
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Reply #145 posted 07/29/19 12:03am

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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.
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Reply #146 posted 07/29/19 1:57am

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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!

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

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

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

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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.
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Reply #149 posted 07/29/19 1:25pm

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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.

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