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Thread started 01/07/20 10:15pm

appleseed

“Planet Earth” another tribute to Lennon and “Imagine” and Peace?

I think the first word of “Planet Earth” says it all. But the tragic deaths to these two peerless musical peace advocates during times of outrageous war and their tragic fates make them curiously intertwined.

Prince had far more anti-war songs than John Lennon and the US government was involved in only one (1) illegal unconstitutional war then — Viet Nam — during the Nixon Admin — not the eight (8) raging on during the #OBOMBA Admin when Prince was first invited to perform at the White House. I wonder if the still secret set list included any ant-war songs that might have been an affront to the Administration like “Lavaux” [“'Cause it took a black face to see the same decay”]. If they published it we’d know. It’s still amazing to say the least that not one of the 200+ guests leaked the full set list.

Anti-war songs, like "Give Peace a Chance," didn't exactly endear former Beatle John Lennon to the Nixon administration. [ NPR ]

Prince’s nude cover art (For You, Prince, Lovesexy) and literal refernces to Lennon clearly show he had an affinity for his work and activism.


[Frontal nudity snip - luv4u]

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Reply #1 posted 01/07/20 10:19pm

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Theyre all tributes to Vanity. Lennons too.

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #2 posted 01/08/20 12:17am

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Prince's nude covers had religious, spiritual roots, not political.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #3 posted 01/08/20 1:27am

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Why are you double posting a response to another thread as a new thread? https://prince.org/msg/7/461955

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Reply #4 posted 01/08/20 1:34am

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I'm sure he liked the Beatles and Lennon. But to call this sort of a tribute..

Could be.

And like someone here sayd, his nude phto othe cover of Lovesexy was spiritual intended. I hardly considder 'For you' and Prince' covers nude-ish.

Lennon's cover where we can see his dick is a wonderful artwork. Prince was somehow to prudish to dare that. Although I remember a performance (video) of some tour in 1980, where he openes his pants, and you can see his pubics, his pants nearly dropped. As cool a Prince was back then.

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#OBOMBA ?!

(Like often, a president has not all that much to say about bombings attacks.. etc.

They can't always held responsible for made dicisions and attacks.

The US army business profits advantage to have as many bombings 'someshere/anywhere' going on. If not, their business doesn't pay off, they loose money, etc.

Don't forget the US army yearly gets 700 billion (!!!) dollar to spend exactly on what they want and like. See it like a game for generals. (let's not forget that the USA is the biggest seller of arms in the world! Also quite important $$, and a cash cow for the taxbox.)

Most generals decide what and where they bomb, without often even telling the whole story in detail to their president. And they will always lobby for having a few thousand soldiers stationed somewhere in a far away country. It asures their business and it justifies thier spendings.

Trump for instance right now surely did not want to kill that Iran-general. I'm sure it was not his dicision. He ants to stay as far away from these regions as possible.

Same goes for Obama or any other president.)

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Imagine protest songs, anti-war songs sung by the current pop stars on the charts ?

Rappers only rap about money, bitches and luxury or the oppressed black commutiny (which is much needed). And the other (white) pop stars of today only care for their white teeth, nails, and kitschy dance moves in plastic videos, likes and instagram and facebook posts and followers, and not to forget, the most important thing in their world; "fun".

Billy Eilish probably has guts for that. Coldplay maybe too...(and somhow they try).

But Billy is still very very young to maybe care enough.

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What Prince's performance concerns, maybe in another biography they will tell more about the details.

Or one of the Obama children might tell something here or there when asked.

And what Prince's anti-war songs concerns, they were stronger and better when he was younger ("Free"... etc).

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Although I really like the song "planet earth", it's a damn good Prince song.

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[Edited 1/8/20 1:53am]

"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #5 posted 01/08/20 6:20am

appleseed

Sadly or by design, most of the top pop and rap acts now weren’t out of diapers to know that the current crop of U.S. wars aren’t normal.

Vannormal said:

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Imagine protest songs, anti-war songs sung by the current pop stars on the charts ?

Rappers only rap about money, bitches and luxury or the oppressed black commutiny (which is much needed). And the other (white) pop stars of today only care for their white teeth, nails, and kitschy dance moves in plastic videos, likes and instagram and facebook posts and followers, and not to forget, the most important thing in their world; "fun".

Billy Eilish probably has guts for that. Coldplay maybe too...(and somhow they try).

But Billy is still very very young to maybe care enough.

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Reply #6 posted 01/08/20 6:51am

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rdhull said:

Theyre all tributes to Vanity. Lennons too.

LOL

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Reply #7 posted 01/08/20 7:55am

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WRONG.

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #8 posted 01/09/20 7:39am

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I would not call it a tribute to John Lennon's Imagine, but it's definitely inspired by it.

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Reply #9 posted 01/09/20 8:44am

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appleseed said:

Sadly or by design, most of the top pop and rap acts now weren’t out of diapers to know that the current crop of U.S. wars aren’t normal.

Vannormal said:

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Imagine protest songs, anti-war songs sung by the current pop stars on the charts ?

Rappers only rap about money, bitches and luxury or the oppressed black commutiny (which is much needed). And the other (white) pop stars of today only care for their white teeth, nails, and kitschy dance moves in plastic videos, likes and instagram and facebook posts and followers, and not to forget, the most important thing in their world; "fun".

Billy Eilish probably has guts for that. Coldplay maybe too...(and somhow they try).

But Billy is still very very young to maybe care enough.


Please explain what you mean by "aren't normal"?

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #10 posted 01/09/20 2:00pm

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Can't stand this album, tribute or otherwise. One of the least played in my collection.

I think it's a stretch to call it a "tribute" to Lennon given how often Prince, and so many other musicians routinely write songs about "peace" or imagining a better world. Prince did that for years and quite often. If any of the tracks on it recalled or sounded like Lennon tracks I might agree with you but when I think "tribute", first thing I think of is "Dreamer" and that was for Hendrix.

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