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Reply #150 posted 07/29/19 3:00pm

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Great video. Good job!

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

Zannaloaf

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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

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

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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

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Reply #153 posted 07/29/19 5:18pm

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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
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Reply #154 posted 07/29/19 9:18pm

gandorb

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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.

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

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what a steaming pile...

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

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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

[Edited 8/2/19 4:06am]

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

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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.

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

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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

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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!
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Reply #160 posted 08/06/19 12:14pm

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

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

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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?"

The message you're about to hear is not meant for transmission
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Reply #162 posted 08/07/19 9:25am

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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...

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

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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]

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

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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

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

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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.
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Reply #166 posted 08/10/19 10:35am

Miitch

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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~
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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
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Reply #168 posted 08/10/19 2:13pm

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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

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

Miitch

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“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?
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Reply #170 posted 08/11/19 9:46am

Miitch

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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.
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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
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Reply #172 posted 08/12/19 7:49am

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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!!!

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