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Reply #30 posted 02/18/21 4:51am

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I always thought this whole project would have been good as a video album, sort of like "3 Chains Of Gold" but in this case with a little more of a story. Not enough to cary on through a whole movie, obviously, but as a thread spinning together something like 4 or 5 singles and videos, I think it would hold up well enough.

The album could have been only prince to start with. Then the singles could all contain songs from A: Prince and B: The time and C: Mavis/Robin/Tevin/Ingrid etc.

If the whole project did well on the charts and with critics, they could have released all the songs by

protege acts later on, on their own disc, with some extra prince tracks thrown in.

But the GB album itself would have felt better if it had at least 3 more great prince songs and none of that other stuff.


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Reply #31 posted 02/18/21 5:38am

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When they finally get to release GB SDE, it's gonna be something people eek

I just hope we won't have to wait 10 years to hear it...

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Reply #32 posted 02/18/21 9:35am

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Circa 1987 ‘Graffiti Wall’ artwork designs by artist Marjorie Fedyszyn for the proposed motion picture Graffiti Bridge. The designs comprise a three-piece standing layout, approximately measuring 16 x 9.25 when placed together, which depicts a large bridge with various graffiti tags against a cityscape background. The tags covering the bridge consist of various character names and song titles written for the original script, including: “Camille,” “Ruthie Washington,” “The Grand Progression,” “Almost,” “Levi,” “Sax,” “Angel,” “Miko,” “Joshua,” “Big Sister,” “Melody Cool,” “Vienn[a],” “Gruff,” and “Beatown.”

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Reply #33 posted 02/18/21 10:48am

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fredmagnus said:

When they finally get to release GB SDE, it's gonna be something people eek

I just hope we won't have to wait 10 years to hear it...

they won't do it right. this is the era i have the least faith in howe and co doing justice because of how scattered everything is... from the songs on the album themselves to the fact that the graffiti bridge concept was stopped and started so many times and went through so many iterations.

that being said, if it were done right, it would be the crown jewel of the SDE's

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Reply #34 posted 02/19/21 6:05am

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Isn't this movie his FIGHT CLUB?

the released movie?

I don't think the 1987 script is

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Reply #35 posted 02/19/21 6:22am

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Boy is lonely on a burning hot summer night
He's looking for some action, he's looking for a fight
He's looking for a savior in a city full of fools
Maybe he just needs a good talker to give him a good talking to
Can we talk baby?
Strip down, strip down
I think I'm gonna fall in love tonight
Elephants and flowers
Hot sweaty light paints a picture red and gold
On a crowd of naked bodies stripped down to their very souls
How can he find a shy angel in a city so bold? (So bold)
He can't even find a place to dance, this is rock and roll
Strip down, strip down
Elephants and flowers

Is everybody ready?
Here we go
Love the one who is love (love)
The one who gives us the power (power)
The one who made everything (what?)
Elephants and flowers (what will he do?)
The one who will listen when all others will not (oh, yeah)
There will be peace for those who love God a lot
Elephants and flowers

Strip down
Think I'm gonna fall in love tonight
And when I do, there won't be no more (confusion)
There won't be no more (no tears)
There won't be no more enemies, so that eliminates all the fear
And there won't be no sorrow (sorrow)
There won't be no pain (no pain)
There won't be no ball and no chain (no ball and no chain)
Strip down, strip down
Elephants and flowers
Boy is lonely on a burning hot summer night
He's looking for an angel to hold him 'til the morning light
Here we go
Love the one who is love (well)
The one who gives us the power (power)
The one who made everything (everything)
Elephants and flowers (oh, yeah)
The one who will listen when all others will not (all others will not)
There will be peace for those who love God a lot
Here we go
Love the one who is love (love)
The one who gives us the power (power)
The one who made everything (what?)
Elephants and flowers (what will he do?)
The one who will listen when all others will not (oh, yeah)
There will be peace for those who love God a lot

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Reply #36 posted 02/19/21 3:03pm

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jfenster said:


Isn't this movie his FIGHT CLUB?


the released movie?



I don't think the 1987 script is


Morris is his other persona.... Aura is an angel...he's fighting himself
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Reply #37 posted 02/19/21 5:15pm

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jfenster said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

the released movie?

I don't think the 1987 script is

Morris is his other persona.... Aura is an angel...he's fighting himself

oh you are talking about the released movie.
This thread is more focused on the original scripted movie(no Time) and the music that was recorded for it, but were mostly unleased. That's why it's titled Bridge of Graffiti, based on the piano demo.

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Reply #38 posted 02/19/21 6:00pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:



jfenster said:


OldFriends4Sale said:



the released movie?



I don't think the 1987 script is



Morris is his other persona.... Aura is an angel...he's fighting himself


oh you are talking about the released movie.
This thread is more focused on the original scripted movie(no Time) and the music that was recorded for it, but were mostly unleased. That's why it's titled Bridge of Graffiti, based on the piano demo.



The two piano demos though short and unfinished, show so much promise and are interesting melodically. I only hope Prince developed them further and that one day we'll hear them in full. I'm guessing that the script changing and Prince reverting back to his former character of The Kid was what caused him to retreat to the vault for earlier songs?

Thanks for a fascinating thread. What could have been...
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Reply #39 posted 02/23/21 6:45am

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OperatingThetan said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

oh you are talking about the released movie.
This thread is more focused on the original scripted movie(no Time) and the music that was recorded for it, but were mostly unleased. That's why it's titled Bridge of Graffiti, based on the piano demo.

The two piano demos though short and unfinished, show so much promise and are interesting melodically. I only hope Prince developed them further and that one day we'll hear them in full. I'm guessing that the script changing and Prince reverting back to his former character of The Kid was what caused him to retreat to the vault for earlier songs? Thanks for a fascinating thread. What could have been...

I agree, when I heard it, I heard Prince on piano 1977 Leaving 4 New York or 1984 piano medly

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Reply #41 posted 02/24/21 12:45pm

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That puzzling reference to "Release It" as "Superfunkycalifragisexy"....???

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Reply #42 posted 02/24/21 2:51pm

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Circa 1987 ‘Graffiti Wall’ artwork designs by artist Marjorie Fedyszyn for the proposed motion picture Graffiti Bridge. The designs comprise a three-piece standing layout, approximately measuring 16 x 9.25 when placed together, which depicts a large bridge with various graffiti tags against a cityscape background. The tags covering the bridge consist of various character names and song titles written for the original script, including: “Camille,” “Ruthie Washington,” “The Grand Progression,” “Almost,” “Levi,” “Sax,” “Angel,” “Miko,” “Joshua,” “Big Sister,” “Melody Cool,” “Vienn[a],” “Gruff,” and “Beatown.”

27814227_1.jpg?v=8D4E66127D0E3E0

Just wanted to note that this is actually a mock-up of the mural that DID appear in the studio at Paisley around 89–90 (but replace) some time in late nineties or early 2000s??). Might well have been intended for GB movie, but looks like an awfully good fit for this exact spot.

Interesting to note the changes. 'Vienne' rpelaced by CND symbol. The year '82' removed. Anything else of note?

http://frattalone.com/GlamSlam.htm

PP Graffiti mural c.1990

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Reply #43 posted 02/25/21 8:30am

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bwaaatch said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Circa 1987 ‘Graffiti Wall’ artwork designs by artist Marjorie Fedyszyn for the proposed motion picture Graffiti Bridge. The designs comprise a three-piece standing layout, approximately measuring 16 x 9.25 when placed together, which depicts a large bridge with various graffiti tags against a cityscape background. The tags covering the bridge consist of various character names and song titles written for the original script, including: “Camille,” “Ruthie Washington,” “The Grand Progression,” “Almost,” “Levi,” “Sax,” “Angel,” “Miko,” “Joshua,” “Big Sister,” “Melody Cool,” “Vienn[a],” “Gruff,” and “Beatown.”

27814227_1.jpg?v=8D4E66127D0E3E0

Just wanted to note that this is actually a mock-up of the mural that DID appear in the studio at Paisley around 89–90 (but replace) some time in late nineties or early 2000s??). Might well have been intended for GB movie, but looks like an awfully good fit for this exact spot.

Interesting to note the changes. 'Vienne' rpelaced by CND symbol. The year '82' removed. Anything else of note?

http://frattalone.com/GlamSlam.htm

PP Graffiti mural c.1990

ah that is where I remeber this from. Thanks for posting this.


Interesting. It seems as far as I can see Vienna (Cat) was the only name removed, and Angel made bigger, replacing 82, I cannot see everything to the left

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We Got the Power



Launch procedure commence
Power!

Listen now, the medley goes over the world
All the golden boys, all the golden girls
If U ain't feeling like U know U should
We got something 4 U that'll make U feel good
CHORUS:
Hey, we got the power
Oh, we got the soul (Hey, soul)
Hey, we got 2 sho'nuff get off
And make your body go-go

We start our days (Start our days) with a 45 (Not a gun)
We play it loud, so they know we're alive
If U're good feeling ain't feeling good if it ain't better than real
Then wave your hand somebody go, feel what I feel, uh!

CHORUS

Doctor Fink, show em!
Woo! That's what I'm talkin' about!
(Hey, we got the power)
Everybody got something that they're lookin' 4
Maybe they should look out their back door
And will it show a percussion grand?
All the funky people make a noise if U ain't a man

Hey, we got the power
Oh, we got the soul

I got an angel 4 my drummer
U know she 2 hot, uh
Junior funkin' on the bottom, uh
Gimme whatcha got, uh
(Launch procedure commence)
(Countdown start 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1)
(Hey, we got the power)
Know-a-know-a-know-a-know a guitar like the back of my hand
Everybody in this community, U'll understand
(Hey, we got the power) Go!
Move freak!
(Hey, we got the power)
Boom! In the back of the head
Like a stepchild, runnin' wild, looking 4 a style
I know what U're thinkin' so U better keep smilin'
(Power)
Everybody clean that vamp out, we're faded (No)
Know I'm now

CHORUS {fadeout}
(On my hairy leg, leg)

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Reply #45 posted 03/02/21 11:23am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Circa 1987 ‘Graffiti Wall’ artwork designs by artist Marjorie Fedyszyn for the proposed motion picture Graffiti Bridge. The designs comprise a three-piece standing layout, approximately measuring 16 x 9.25 when placed together, which depicts a large bridge with various graffiti tags against a cityscape background. The tags covering the bridge consist of various character names and song titles written for the original script, including: “Camille,” “Ruthie Washington,” “The Grand Progression,” “Almost,” “Levi,” “Sax,” “Angel,” “Miko,” “Joshua,” “Big Sister,” “Melody Cool,” “Vienn[a],” “Gruff,” and “Beatown.”

27814227_1.jpg?v=8D4E66127D0E3E0

Just wanted to note that this is actually a mock-up of the mural that DID appear in the studio at Paisley around 89–90 (but replace) some time in late nineties or early 2000s??). Might well have been intended for GB movie, but looks like an awfully good fit for this exact spot.

Interesting to note the changes. 'Vienne' rpelaced by CND symbol. The year '82' removed. Anything else of note?

http://frattalone.com/GlamSlam.htm

PP Graffiti mural c.1990


I "think" I saw this on the Paisley Park tour in 2019 or maybe I imagined it,,,,,, I found it all quite surreal and overwhelming at the time and it was/is hard to remember everything.

Hopefully someone else can confirm otherwise I'm losing my marbles which is worrying! nuts

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Reply #46 posted 03/02/21 11:56am

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bwaaatch said:




OldFriends4Sale said:



Circa 1987 ‘Graffiti Wall’ artwork designs by artist Marjorie Fedyszyn for the proposed motion picture Graffiti Bridge. The designs comprise a three-piece standing layout, approximately measuring 16 x 9.25 when placed together, which depicts a large bridge with various graffiti tags against a cityscape background. The tags covering the bridge consist of various character names and song titles written for the original script, including: “Camille,” “Ruthie Washington,” “The Grand Progression,” “Almost,” “Levi,” “Sax,” “Angel,” “Miko,” “Joshua,” “Big Sister,” “Melody Cool,” “Vienn[a],” “Gruff,” and “Beatown.”


27814227_1.jpg?v=8D4E66127D0E3E0





Just wanted to note that this is actually a mock-up of the mural that DID appear in the studio at Paisley around 89–90 (but replace) some time in late nineties or early 2000s??). Might well have been intended for GB movie, but looks like an awfully good fit for this exact spot.



Interesting to note the changes. 'Vienne' rpelaced by CND symbol. The year '82' removed. Anything else of note?



http://frattalone.com/GlamSlam.htm



PP Graffiti mural c.1990





I "think" I saw this on the Paisley Park tour in 2019 or maybe I imagined it,,,,, I found it all quite surreal and overwhelming at the time and it was/is hard to remember everything.

Hopefully someone else can confirm otherwise I'm losing my marbles which is worrying! nuts




I did the tour in 2018 and the wall was still there, but covered in a different (more 3rd Eye) mural, I think.
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I "think" I saw this on the Paisley Park tour in 2019 or maybe I imagined it,,,,,, I found it all quite surreal and overwhelming at the time and it was/is hard to remember everything.

Hopefully someone else can confirm otherwise I'm losing my marbles which is worrying! nuts

I did the tour in 2018 and the wall was still there, but covered in a different (more 3rd Eye) mural, I think.

Great, now I know I didn't imagine seeing it.

There was so much to take in and I've slept a lot since then but now I'm trying to remember whereabout it was.

I seem to think it was kind of randomly placed but knew it was Graffiti Bridge(ish). Do you remember?

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That puzzling reference to "Release It" as "Superfunkycalifragisexy"....???

I know,

and why evolsidoG which is a 1985 outtake in the art?

Someone had some boots lol

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