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sro100

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Prince: 2nd Most Influential Artist of the Past 35 Years

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The Most Influential Arti...nce | SPIN

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Since this was published all the way back on December 5, I would imagine this has already been posted; but I don't see it anywhere.

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Reply #1 posted 01/01/21 6:02am

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"In 1991, he brought his version of a “Moon Man” to the MTV Music Awards..."

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Reply #2 posted 01/01/21 9:13am

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My god that website is cancer. I gave up.

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #3 posted 01/01/21 7:35pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 01/01/21 11:41pm

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With a reported 15,000 unreleased songs and snippets in his vault [that are only now trickling onto posthumous releases],

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Well...

If that is true,

i need to get something like 168 years old.

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Yawn.

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #5 posted 01/04/21 6:52pm

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who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)

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Reply #6 posted 01/04/21 7:58pm

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datdude said:

who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)

Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?

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Reply #7 posted 01/05/21 10:15am

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sro100 said:

datdude said:

who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)

Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?

Only to some white Gen Xer's.

Truthfully, Pearl Jam is more influencial than Nirvana in the rock genre.

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I mean consider this: Listen/look at current popular music landscape.

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For better, or worse, do you hear/see Nirvana's influence? Not so much. You do in the "rock genre" but that has dwindled to an almost niche classification.

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For better, or worse, do you hear/see Prince's influence? Yes. There are almost limitless examples of sonics, styles, sounds, that point back to Prince (and to his influences as well).

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Reply #8 posted 01/05/21 11:51am

Milty2

sro100 said:

datdude said:

who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)

Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?

It's cool that Nirvana was #1 on this list. I never got into them - I was more of PJ fan. But Nirvana is now the Bob Dylan of this age. They will top every list just by default.

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Reply #9 posted 01/05/21 12:27pm

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sro100 said:

datdude said:

who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)

Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?


Depends on how you define "influential". Nirvana is credited as bringing grunge to the masses (which was actually a big deal and a death blow to hair metal).


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Reply #10 posted 01/05/21 1:26pm

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sro100 said:

datdude said:

who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)

Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?

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Honestly ?

Really ?

#1 Nirvana ?

OK. I love Nirvana, but...

They have leveled all stardom and the rock genre with an attitude of indifference and light cynicism;

the kind of outlet that many young people needed exactly at the time.

Personally i feel that that Kurt Cobain has managed to wear dresses during gigs, without being laughed at.

Probably without really realizing it, he has put the current gender issue on the map much earlier.

That's what i think.

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Reply #11 posted 01/05/21 1:29pm

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Se7en said:

sro100 said:

Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?


Depends on how you define "influential". Nirvana is credited as bringing grunge to the masses (which was actually a big deal and a death blow to hair metal).



Between grunge and the rise of hip-hop, for a while there it seemed like if you could sing or play your instrument you were bloody Wayne Newton. lol

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Reply #12 posted 01/05/21 4:52pm

Milty2

Personally, I think Whitney Houston was more influential than Nirvana and Prince.

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Reply #13 posted 01/06/21 12:29am

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Milty2 said:



sro100 said:




datdude said:


who was number one? i was lazy, i thought it'd be in the same article, just further down (or up)





Nirvana. Do you think Nirvana is more influential than Prince?




It's cool that Nirvana was #1 on this list. I never got into them - I was more of PJ fan. But Nirvana is now the Bob Dylan of this age. They will top every list just by default.


Spot on
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Reply #14 posted 01/06/21 9:33am

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The Beatles should've been on number 1.

Period.

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Reply #15 posted 01/07/21 6:36am

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Vannormal said:

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The Beatles should've been on number 1.

Period.

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Absolutely not, in the last 35 years!

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Reply #16 posted 01/08/21 12:52am

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NoSwan said:

Vannormal said:

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The Beatles should've been on number 1.

Period.

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Absolutely not, in the last 35 years!

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Oh yes. smile

Inderectly.

Bands like Oasis or Blur etc, otherwise wouldn't be there.

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Yes I know, I'm just talking. You're right.

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Reply #17 posted 01/08/21 1:07pm

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eyewishuheaven said:

My god that website is cancer. I gave up.


Don't speak ill of the org.


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No Child's a failure
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Reply #18 posted 01/08/21 1:08pm

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Vannormal said:

NoSwan said:

Absolutely not, in the last 35 years!

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Oh yes. smile

Inderectly.

Bands like Oasis or Blur etc, otherwise wouldn't be there.

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Yes I know, I'm just talking. You're right.

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Why, Oasis aren't #1?
Life can be so shitty.


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Reply #19 posted 01/10/21 1:57pm

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Milty2 said:

Personally, I think Whitney Houston was more influential than Nirvana and Prince.


I think as far as these music magazines go, Whitney Houston wasn't much of an influence. Or at least not immediately obvious. Immensly talented though.

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Reply #20 posted 01/12/21 9:02am

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Se7en said:

Milty2 said:

Personally, I think Whitney Houston was more influential than Nirvana and Prince.


I think as far as these music magazines go, Whitney Houston wasn't much of an influence. Or at least not immediately obvious. Immensly talented though.

I'm talking about with actual singers (musicians) in the real world and not what a magazine tells us. People who gig as wedding singers, lounge singers and club acts. I've come across more female singers that call out Whitney as their favourite than any Nirvana song by even white male musicians.

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Reply #21 posted 01/12/21 1:50pm

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"Lead by example"

Many have done that within the last 35 years.

But, in the music realm, Prince did just that without always having #1 on the charts.

Unique Production, Alternate Distribution, Style Creation, ETC.

He really is the G.O.A.T.

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Reply #22 posted 01/12/21 8:41pm

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It always trips me out when I read how "influential" Prince is. If he was so influential, the radio would be full of ass shaking funk instead a radio full of the dullest artists in music history.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #23 posted 01/12/21 8:43pm

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Milty2 said:

Personally, I think Whitney Houston was more influential than Nirvana and Prince.

I totally agree with this. I think she is one of the most influential of all time and it definitely shows all over the radio.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #24 posted 01/12/21 11:41pm

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vainandy said:

It always trips me out when I read how "influential" Prince is. If he was so influential, the radio would be full of ass shaking funk instead a radio full of the dullest artists in music history.

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That's the thing.

He is highly appreciated by most.

But his style is not easy to copy or to immitate.

That's one of the reasons why he remains unique.

Prince actually is a style on his own.

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And Besides, FUNK (and Disco) is on the rise again.

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