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Thread started 09/20/20 11:41pm

BartVanHemelen

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"Matt Fink divulges a secret about “Purple Rain”’s creation"

https://www.ilikeyourolds...-interview

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Despite not earning a co-write on the evocative song, Fink divulges a secret about “Purple Rain”’s creation.

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“The first day we were jamming on “Purple Rain” when Prince brought it in to us, I started playing the line that Prince sings at the end, ‘the woo hoo hoo’ bit that everybody joins in on. I was playing that on the piano and Prince latched onto it and it became an important part of the song.

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Reply #1 posted 09/21/20 1:59am

jraw

Well done Doctor!

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Reply #2 posted 09/21/20 5:38am

TrevorAyer

dr fink is the best!!! .. even when he was in the lovesexy band .. a decent enough band .. as soon as that keyboard comes in during head .. ahhhh .. the old magic is back .. prince was lucky enough to have the best session musicians on the planet around that time .. they still never rose above session musician status .. the magic was never there .. fink had it

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Reply #3 posted 09/21/20 9:04am

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TrevorAyer said:

dr fink is the best!!! .. even when he was in the lovesexy band .. a decent enough band .. as soon as that keyboard comes in during head .. ahhhh .. the old magic is back .. prince was lucky enough to have the best session musicians on the planet around that time .. they still never rose above session musician status .. the magic was never there .. fink had it

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Reply #4 posted 09/21/20 9:08am

mbdtyler

How long until this thread about Fink turns into an anti-W&L trainwreck?

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Reply #5 posted 09/21/20 9:30am

LoveGalore

mbdtyler said:

How long until this thread about Fink turns into an anti-W&L trainwreck?



No need. Between all the hungry mouths, Prince barely had much to do with the song. So happy this is all coming to light now!

Thank heavens for The Revolution!! Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #6 posted 09/21/20 9:55am

JudasLChrist

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mbdtyler said:

How long until this thread about Fink turns into an anti-W&L trainwreck?


It would help if he had a vagina.

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Reply #7 posted 09/21/20 10:00am

AMERICA1ST

Who gives a shit what Fink as to say? In fact, I have had it with everyone in the Revolution who now have a renewed delusion of relevance since they are the only ones that the media will call for Prince stories

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Reply #8 posted 09/21/20 12:35pm

JudasLChrist

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AMERICA1ST said:

Who gives a shit what Fink as to say? In fact, I have had it with everyone in the Revolution who now have a renewed delusion of relevance since they are the only ones that the media will call for Prince stories


I do. The more his bandmembers talk, the more we learn. I find it very insiteful. Even when Susan Rogers retells stories she's told repeatedly, she often lets out further details. I'm glad these people are telling the story, because when all the people in Prince's life are gone, we are going to have documentaion of who he was.

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Reply #9 posted 09/21/20 12:50pm

thebanishedone

AMERICA1ST said:

Who gives a shit what Fink as to say? In fact, I have had it with everyone in the Revolution who now have a renewed delusion of relevance since they are the only ones that the media will call for Prince stories

But what he said is true,Bobby Z said it. anyway that is a part of the arrangement ,its not a composition.

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Reply #10 posted 09/21/20 1:03pm

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I could be making this up but I think I remember hearing something about Prince called the guys from Journey to be sure he wasn't plagerizing the song Faithfully. I think its that part in particular that really sounds like it.

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Reply #11 posted 09/21/20 1:20pm

thebanishedone

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I could be making this up but I think I remember hearing something about Prince called the guys from Journey to be sure he wasn't plagerizing the song Faithfully. I think its that part in particular that really sounds like it.

yap,guitar player from Journey said it but i dont believe it

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Reply #12 posted 09/21/20 2:03pm

woogiebear

Dr. Fink is AWESOME!!!! I have shared the stage w/Him a few times b4 Prince's untimely passing and the reunion of The Revolution! And He was a JOY 2 work with!!! AND- Whatever He says SHOULD hold some weight, cause He was there from the very beginning!!!!

cool cool cool

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Reply #13 posted 09/21/20 2:05pm

ForceofNature

AMERICA1ST said:

Who gives a shit what Fink as to say? In fact, I have had it with everyone in the Revolution who now have a renewed delusion of relevance since they are the only ones that the media will call for Prince stories

Why click a thread about someone you don't want to hear anecdotes from? lol


Any Prince fan should be interested in what the actual musicians who played with Prince have to say.

[Edited 9/21/20 14:25pm]

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Reply #14 posted 09/21/20 2:21pm

endiadj

LoveGalore said:

mbdtyler said:

How long until this thread about Fink turns into an anti-W&L trainwreck?



No need. Between all the hungry mouths, Prince barely had much to do with the song. So happy this is all coming to light now!

Thank heavens for The Revolution!! Hundalasiliah!

By the time it's all said and done, Prince will have had nothing to do with his own career or anyone else's. confused lol
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Reply #15 posted 09/21/20 2:53pm

LoveGalore

ForceofNature said:



AMERICA1ST said:


Who gives a shit what Fink as to say? In fact, I have had it with everyone in the Revolution who now have a renewed delusion of relevance since they are the only ones that the media will call for Prince stories



Why click a thread about someone you don't want to hear anecdotes from? lol


Any Prince fan should be interested in what the actual musicians who played with Prince have to say.

[Edited 9/21/20 14:25pm]



You can't be interested and also disagree? Fascinating
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Reply #16 posted 09/21/20 3:40pm

sexton

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LoveGalore said:


ForceofNature said:

Why click a thread about someone you don't want to hear anecdotes from? lol


Any Prince fan should be interested in what the actual musicians who played with Prince have to say.

[Edited 9/21/20 14:25pm]

You can't be interested and also disagree? Fascinating


He said he wasn't interested.

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Reply #17 posted 09/21/20 3:50pm

ForceofNature

LoveGalore said:

ForceofNature said:

Why click a thread about someone you don't want to hear anecdotes from? lol


Any Prince fan should be interested in what the actual musicians who played with Prince have to say.

[Edited 9/21/20 14:25pm]

You can't be interested and also disagree? Fascinating

Rather, you can't say "who gives a shit about what Dr. Fink says" whilst at the same time giving a shit about what Dr. Fink says

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Reply #18 posted 09/21/20 4:00pm

LoveGalore

ForceofNature said:



LoveGalore said:


ForceofNature said:


Why click a thread about someone you don't want to hear anecdotes from? lol


Any Prince fan should be interested in what the actual musicians who played with Prince have to say.


[Edited 9/21/20 14:25pm]



You can't be interested and also disagree? Fascinating

Rather, you can't say "who gives a shit about what Dr. Fink says" whilst at the same time giving a shit about what Dr. Fink says



Well yeah, but I figured that's just a figure of speech. If he was saying "Prince did such and such trick to accomplish this thing" the tone would be different.
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Reply #19 posted 09/21/20 4:10pm

laytonian

BartVanHemelen said:

https://www.ilikeyourolds...-interview

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Despite not earning a co-write on the evocative song, Fink divulges a secret about “Purple Rain”’s creation.

.

“The first day we were jamming on “Purple Rain” when Prince brought it in to us, I started playing the line that Prince sings at the end, ‘the woo hoo hoo’ bit that everybody joins in on. I was playing that on the piano and Prince latched onto it and it became an important part of the song.

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The interesting story I've heard that follows onto this: the first time Prince did the "woo woo" at the end of Purple Rain was at the 3 Aug 83 First Avenue benefit and it apparently surprised the rest of the band.

(sorry to be on-topic amidst all the arguments here, boys)

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #20 posted 09/21/20 4:17pm

thebanishedone

laytonian said:

BartVanHemelen said:

https://www.ilikeyourolds...-interview

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The interesting story I've heard that follows onto this: the first time Prince did the "woo woo" at the end of Purple Rain was at the 3 Aug 83 First Avenue benefit and it apparently surprised the rest of the band.

(sorry to be on-topic amidst all the arguments here, boys)

Are you sure about that? cause there is a rehearsal for the 3 aug 1983 First Avenue

gig and as far as i remember he sings the part.

That dont mean Matt is a co author.its just a part of the arrangement.but a very important part.

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Reply #21 posted 09/21/20 4:42pm

steakfinger

AMERICA1ST said:

Who gives a shit what Fink as to say? In fact, I have had it with everyone in the Revolution who now have a renewed delusion of relevance since they are the only ones that the media will call for Prince stories

I am a musician. I know how this shit works. Nothing any of these band members says is far-fetched nor does any of it reek of struggling for relevance. If you think Prince was responsible for every idea and every sound on his "band" albums then you're stupid. If he didn't need them and their input he wouldn't have billed it as a band and the credits on those records wouldn't state that the songs were written and performed by Prince and the band. Let me guess, in your mind Prince was just being nice and letting them have some credit they didn't deserve. It's 2020 MF. Get yo shit together.

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Reply #22 posted 09/21/20 4:46pm

jfenster

I can only imagine what other non fans think of the people on here
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Reply #23 posted 09/21/20 4:48pm

ForceofNature

jfenster said:

I can only imagine what other non fans think of the people on here

I follow many different bands on other forums and whatnot and this is the only fandom where people actively are telling the band members who actually played on this music and had something to do with it to not talk lol. It is crazy to me

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Reply #24 posted 09/21/20 5:20pm

muleFunk

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Shid.

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Reply #25 posted 09/21/20 6:25pm

JudasLChrist

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endiadj said:

LoveGalore said:
No need. Between all the hungry mouths, Prince barely had much to do with the song. So happy this is all coming to light now! Thank heavens for The Revolution!! Hundalasiliah!
By the time it's all said and done, Prince will have had nothing to do with his own career or anyone else's. confused lol



Ya'll are a bunch of whiners. You literally don't know what being in a band is about or what it takes to make music. Everything that band members have said makes complete sense.

Drama queens each and every one of ya.

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Reply #26 posted 09/21/20 7:25pm

mediumdry

this wasn't a secret or any "new" kind of info. It was long known that Mat Fink contributed that line. Just like Wendy did the inversion chord that opened the song. Nothing to see here, move along...

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Reply #27 posted 09/21/20 7:25pm

MoodyBlumes

woogiebear said:

Dr. Fink is AWESOME!!!! I have shared the stage w/Him a few times b4 Prince's untimely passing and the reunion of The Revolution! And He was a JOY 2 work with!!! AND- Whatever He says SHOULD hold some weight, cause He was there from the very beginning!!!!

cool cool cool

Right, the Purple Xperience tribute band.

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Reply #28 posted 09/21/20 7:30pm

MoodyBlumes

"I’m still very good friends with Apollonia to this day."

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Interesting... from Apollonia's website (which coincidentally features Purple Rain album art):

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"Apollonia 6 originally recorded a version of the song "Manic Monday" for their 1984 debut album, Apollonia co-wrote the lyrics, along with "The Glamorous Life" with Prince for the self-titled debut. The song later became a worldwide hit single for The Bangles."

https://www.apolloniakote.../apollonia

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Reply #29 posted 09/21/20 9:42pm

databank

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thebanishedone said:

Poplife88 said:

I could be making this up but I think I remember hearing something about Prince called the guys from Journey to be sure he wasn't plagerizing the song Faithfully. I think its that part in particular that really sounds like it.

yap,guitar player from Journey said it but i dont believe it

It'd have been reasonable if p knew the song, the chords at the beginning are very similar. Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker over Ghostbusters and got a (probably juicy) out of court settlement.

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