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Thread started 12/18/19 11:57pm

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Does anyone here happen to think Camille was Prince's worst alias?

Yes, I know it's a charatcher, not a "voice" but however, I find much of the Camille stuff really awful due to the sort-of "chipmunk" voice he used (it's not a girl, it's actually a boy). Happy he didn't release that album, and I've always thought U Got The Look was overrated due to being a duet.

This is a unpopular opinion some people have here, including me.

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Reply #1 posted 12/19/19 12:29am

ForceofNature

I always liked it, just becuase it was odd and quirky and unique. I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way, to the point of coming up with a album based around that alter ego, even if that album got absorbed into a larger album. Shockadelica is one of my all time favs

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Reply #2 posted 12/19/19 12:38am

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ForceofNature said:

I always liked it, just becuase it was odd and quirky and unique. I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way, to the point of coming up with a album based around that alter ego, even if that album got absorbed into a larger album. Shockadelica is one of my all time favs

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Reply #3 posted 12/19/19 1:19am

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TheEnglishGent said:

ForceofNature said:

I always liked it, just becuase it was odd and quirky and unique. I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way, to the point of coming up with a album based around that alter ego, even if that album got absorbed into a larger album. Shockadelica is one of my all time favs

Bowie?

Did Bowie ever have a female alter ego? cool That is a good point though, he definitely used characters to great effect

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Reply #4 posted 12/19/19 2:20am

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It is Prince heresy to even suggest such a thing.

The Camille character/voice is the quintessential element that defines Prince to literary everyone!

For years and for many years to come it is this caricature of Prince that will preceed any other representation of Prince - everything else will merely follow!


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Reply #5 posted 12/19/19 2:28am

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ForceofNature said:

I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way

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Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.

.

Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.

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Reply #6 posted 12/19/19 3:30am

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BartVanHemelen said:

ForceofNature said:

I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way

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Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.

.

Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.

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[Edited 12/19/19 2:29am]

Indeed.

Srsly, AaronReturns has to win the award for consistently worst takes from a new org member 2019.

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Reply #7 posted 12/19/19 3:51am

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I was obsessed with the Chipmunks growing up, so my future love of Camille was destiny.

Nowadays I jam the Chipmunks at correct speed, but I'll take it either way. "Alter ego" blah blah, whatever, but the pitch-shifting itself is fantastic.

[Edited 12/19/19 3:53am]

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BartVanHemelen said:

ForceofNature said:

I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way

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Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.

.

Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.

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[Edited 12/19/19 2:29am]


I'd add Madonna/Dita to that list

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DaveT said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.

.

Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.

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[Edited 12/19/19 2:29am]


I'd add Madonna/Dita to that list

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Wasn't she also "Esther" when she was reallly into kabbalah etc.?

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Reply #10 posted 12/19/19 5:27am

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It's hard to tell because all these "alter egos" have almost identical personalities to the primary ego.

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Reply #11 posted 12/19/19 5:29am

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BartVanHemelen said:

DaveT said:


I'd add Madonna/Dita to that list

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Wasn't she also "Esther" when she was reallly into kabbalah etc.?


Indeed, but I don't recall her ever using that as a voice or role on any of her albums ... I might be wrong though ...

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Reply #12 posted 12/19/19 5:47am

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BartVanHemelen said:

ForceofNature said:

I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way

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Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.

.

Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.

.

[Edited 12/19/19 2:29am]


George Clinton is enough. That's where Prince got it.

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Reply #13 posted 12/19/19 5:59am

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Not the worst at all. I loved it.

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WhisperingDandelions said:

It's hard to tell because all these "alter egos" have almost identical personalities to the primary ego.

Now that I think about it Camille could be some evolution of VagIna

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DaveT said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.

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Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.

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I'd add Madonna/Dita to that list

and she did it so well

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Reply #16 posted 12/19/19 7:16am

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As you note, Camille is not an alias. Camille is an alter-ego.

I'm not sure what you mean by a character versus a voice. In this context, they're the same thing - and neither of them are aliases. Alexander Nevermind and Joey Coco (for example) are aliases - because they are simply names he used. Jamie Starr and Camille are alter-egos because you actually hear them.

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Reply #17 posted 12/19/19 7:45am

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AaronReturn2005 said:

I've always thought U Got The Look was overrated due to being a duet.

whut


This is a unpopular opinion some people have here, including me.

lololol.

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Reply #18 posted 12/19/19 10:17am

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AaronReturn2005 said:

Yes, I know it's a charatcher, not a "voice" but however, I find much of the Camille stuff really awful due to the sort-of "chipmunk" voice he used (it's not a girl, it's actually a boy). Happy he didn't release that album, and I've always thought U Got The Look was overrated due to being a duet.

This is a unpopular opinion some people have here, including me.


Anyone who thinks "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Housequake," or "Strange Relationship" is "really awful" has zero credibility when talking about Prince music. If you're happy Camille never came out, then you must hate Sign O The Times. That puts your credibility in the negative range. Were ya bitchin' when he covered his face with a scarf and called himself Tora Tora?

Mariah = Mimi

Beyonce = Sasha Fierce

Eminem = Slim Shady

George Clinton = Sir Nose DiVoid of Funk, Dr. Funkenstein, etc etc etc

Madonna = Dita

David Bowie = Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane


... seems like we're done here.

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Reply #19 posted 12/19/19 10:19am

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Reply #20 posted 12/19/19 10:20am

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rdhull said:

Joined: September 12th 2019

I stand by my earlier post.

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Reply #21 posted 12/19/19 10:25am

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worst thread

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Reply #22 posted 12/19/19 11:30am

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Yep, that creating another persona, as with so many things, was definitely done best by Prince; those Camille song are just so cool. As for bringing in Eminem/ Slim Shady into this conversation, please don't; the worst rapper/excuse of a human being, ever. Even Vanilla Ice better!
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Reply #23 posted 12/19/19 12:44pm

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I bet Camille will be released someday. I'm thinking like a SOTT box set extra.

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Reply #24 posted 12/19/19 12:53pm

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dannyd5050 said:

I bet Camille will be released someday. I'm thinking like a SOTT box set extra.


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Reply #25 posted 12/19/19 12:58pm

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BartVanHemelen said:



ForceofNature said:


I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way



.


Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.


.


Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.


.

[Edited 12/19/19 2:29am]


I mean, could have been said in a way that isn't filled with passive aggressive silliness - but cool man. Quick question, I have seen you around, are you always so cranky?
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Reply #26 posted 12/19/19 1:36pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

AaronReturn2005 said:

Yes, I know it's a charatcher, not a "voice" but however, I find much of the Camille stuff really awful due to the sort-of "chipmunk" voice he used (it's not a girl, it's actually a boy). Happy he didn't release that album, and I've always thought U Got The Look was overrated due to being a duet.

This is a unpopular opinion some people have here, including me.


Anyone who thinks "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Housequake," or "Strange Relationship" is "really awful" has zero credibility when talking about Prince music. If you're happy Camille never came out, then you must hate Sign O The Times. That puts your credibility in the negative range. Were ya bitchin' when he covered his face with a scarf and called himself Tora Tora?

Mariah = Mimi

Beyonce = Sasha Fierce

Eminem = Slim Shady

George Clinton = Sir Nose DiVoid of Funk, Dr. Funkenstein, etc etc etc

Madonna = Dita

David Bowie = Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane


... seems like we're done here.

Haven't listened to SOTT in full yet, but def. skip the Camille tracks only. I'm a "hits" guy

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Reply #27 posted 12/19/19 3:31pm

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AaronReturn2005 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Anyone who thinks "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Housequake," or "Strange Relationship" is "really awful" has zero credibility when talking about Prince music. If you're happy Camille never came out, then you must hate Sign O The Times. That puts your credibility in the negative range. Were ya bitchin' when he covered his face with a scarf and called himself Tora Tora?

Mariah = Mimi

Beyonce = Sasha Fierce

Eminem = Slim Shady

George Clinton = Sir Nose DiVoid of Funk, Dr. Funkenstein, etc etc etc

Madonna = Dita

David Bowie = Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane


... seems like we're done here.

Haven't listened to SOTT in full yet, but def. skip the Camille tracks only. I'm a "hits" guy


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[Edited 12/19/19 15:32pm]

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Reply #28 posted 12/19/19 3:56pm

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BartVanHemelen said:



ForceofNature said:


I can't think of anyone else who did the alter ego thing in such a way



.


Gorillaz. Chris Gaines. Starchild/Dr Funkenstein/Mr Wiggles. Dukes Of Stratosphear. Luke The Drifter. Buster Pointdexter. Buckshot La Funke. Percy Thrillington. The Fireman. Slim Shady. Hank Wilson. Makaveli. Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Mimi. Sasha Fierce. Maddie.


.


Seriously, broaden your mind beyond Prince, please.


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[Edited 12/19/19 2:29am]


No thanks.
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djThunderfunk said:

AaronReturn2005 said:

Haven't listened to SOTT in full yet, but def. skip the Camille tracks only. I'm a "hits" guy


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[Edited 12/19/19 15:32pm]

Housequake, If I Was Your Girlfriend, Strange Relationships

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