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Thread started 01/11/21 5:36am

JayCrawford

What Prince album made you a permanent fan?

Dirty Mind for me. That man didn't give a fuck and just did what he felt like doing 🤣

What about you?
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Reply #1 posted 01/11/21 5:46am

Dalia11

"Purple Rain". ✨
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Reply #2 posted 01/11/21 5:51am

JorisE73

Controversy

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Reply #3 posted 01/11/21 6:02am

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Diamonds and Pearls.

I was 14 in 1991. Prince had piqued my attention with Batman in 89, but I was still a little too young to appreciate the content.

By the time 'Gett Off' was released my hormones were raging... 🤣🤣🤣



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Reply #4 posted 01/11/21 6:13am

RODSERLING

Emancipation
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Reply #5 posted 01/11/21 6:44am

sulls

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Purple Rain for me.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #6 posted 01/11/21 6:46am

BlueShakooo

Lovesexy

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Reply #7 posted 01/11/21 7:18am

thedoorkeeper

Parade
After hearing Parade I decided to always get his music the day it was released. No waiting to read the reviews or even hearing anything beforehand. If his name was on it I bought it.
Never regretted it.
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Reply #8 posted 01/11/21 8:27am

alexzander

Dirty Mind

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #9 posted 01/11/21 8:29am

ufoclub

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The bootleg of The Black Album

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Reply #10 posted 01/11/21 8:35am

JayCrawford

alexzander said:

Dirty Mind



Finally a Dirty Mind era fan 😍
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Reply #11 posted 01/11/21 8:39am

rlittler81

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Exodus biggrin

3121... Don't U Wanna Come?
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Reply #12 posted 01/11/21 9:22am

SantanaMaitrey
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Lovesexy. It was the first one I bought and from that moment, there was no going back. I had to hear all the others too.
O tempora! O mores!
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Reply #13 posted 01/11/21 9:36am

rudeboy4711

Dirty Mind... particularly the song Uptown! Man, I really hope we get an SDE of this album soon!
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Reply #14 posted 01/11/21 9:43am

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rlittler81 said:

Exodus biggrin



That's a truly brilliant first album! What an introduction! What were your thoughts when you first listened to it?
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Reply #15 posted 01/11/21 9:59am

dualboot

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purple Rain, when it came out.

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Reply #16 posted 01/11/21 10:16am

2freaky4church
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For You.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #17 posted 01/11/21 10:53am

cooldayla

19mf99

I was 12 and vividly remember the moment.

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Reply #18 posted 01/11/21 1:27pm

RJOrion

1999
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Reply #19 posted 01/11/21 1:28pm

funkypixie

For me Emancipation. I became a fan in about 2001 and started off working my way through the classic 80's stuff (as most new fans do) which I loved. Then I found a cheapish copy of Emancipation so picked it up but did so with a bit of trepidation having read the typcial press narrative about Prince losing his way in the 90's, putting out too much material etc. Suffice to say while I didn't love every track, I still thought it was terrific and I knew from that point I would likely enjoy his output from any era and hence became a 'permanent' fan!

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Reply #20 posted 01/11/21 2:13pm

soladeo1

1999

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Reply #21 posted 01/11/21 2:42pm

Phase3

batman
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Reply #22 posted 01/11/21 4:07pm

rnb

I would say it was Around the World in a Day! I loved the albums prior but it was that one that made me pledge allegiance to follow Prince and his music forever! There have been many highs and some lows during this musical journey/odyssey with Prince nevertheless, I loved every bit of this trip without any moments of regret!
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Reply #23 posted 01/11/21 5:22pm

purplethunder3
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1999 wildsign

"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 #24 posted 01/11/21 6:12pm

kingricefan

1999. Musically and lyrically there was nothing like that album. I would put my headphones on, lay back and just lose myself in that universe that Prince had created. I can't even count how many times I played that album. Man, I studied that album!

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Reply #25 posted 01/11/21 6:23pm

cooldayla

kingricefan said:

1999. Musically and lyrically there was nothing like that album. I would put my headphones on, lay back and just lose myself in that universe that Prince had created. I can't even count how many times I played that album. Man, I studied that album!

Well said! Headphones is the best way to listen to 1999.

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Reply #26 posted 01/11/21 6:40pm

v10letblues

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controversy

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Reply #27 posted 01/11/21 7:28pm

wilmer

4 me, the Hits and the B-Sides
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Reply #28 posted 01/11/21 7:39pm

robertgeorge

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The first Prince albums I got were Love Symbol and Diamonds and Pearls that I got together at the same time. I remember consciously thinking Prince was my favorite singer after watching the performance of "Let's go Crazy" in Purple Rain. I thought yes this is it. And then of course he followed it up with the breathtaking performance of my favorite Princs song "The Beautiful Ones" There was no turning back after that.

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Reply #29 posted 01/11/21 7:54pm

EddieC

Around the World in a Day--the first thing I bought was Purple Rain (I knew the singles from 1999), and by the time ATWIAD was released I'd bought most of Prince earlier albums (maybe not For You, which I never had on vinyl) and the 1984 associated artist albums (and maybe the first Time album, too), and most of the singles from the camp, too--so clearly I was a pretty decent fan already. But Around the World in a Day, by shifting so sharply, actually let me know that things were going to keep moving, they were going to stay interesting, and it was probably going to be worth following. Yeah, he could have lost me at some point, but I'd made the decision to keep giving things a listen... and I was rarely disappointed.

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