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Reply #30 posted 03/31/21 9:11am

Astasheiks

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ufoclub said:

coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

funkbabyandthebabysitters said: Exactly!

They should have added a false facade to make it look like:
V34975 - Nehru Paisley Pink Square Nest of 5 Boxes - GBXS115 70/10 1/PK

That would be cool!

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Reply #31 posted 03/31/21 9:23am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Does anyone know the history behind the name? Of course we have seen him wear paisley previously and often prior to the opening of pp, but is there any detail on how it came to be called this beyond a liking for the pattern? [Edited 3/28/21 16:36pm]

[Intro]

1, 2, 1, 2, 3

[Verse 1]

There is a park that is known

For the face it attracts

Colorful people whose hair

On one side is swept back

The smile on their faces

It speaks of profound inner peace

Ask where they're going

They'll tell you nowhere

They've taken a lifetime lease

On Paisley Park

[Chorus]

The girl on the seesaw is laughing

For love is the color

This place imparts (Paisley Park)

Admission is easy, just say you

Believe and come to this

Place in your heart

Paisley Park is in your heart

[Verse 2]

There is a woman who sits

All alone by the pier

Her husband was naughty

And caused his wife so many tears

He died without knowing forgiveness

And now she is sad, so sad

Maybe she'll come to the park

And forgive him

And life won't be so bad

In Paisley Park

[Chorus]

The girl on the seesaw is laughing

For love is the color

This place imparts (Paisley Park)

Admission is easy, just say you

Believe and come to this

Place in your heart

Paisley Park is in your heart

[Verse 3]

See the man cry as the city

Condemns where he lives

Memories die but taxes

He'll still have to give

(Who) Whoever said that elephants

Were stronger than mules?

Come to the park

And play with us

There aren't any rules

In Paisley Park

[Chorus]

The girl on the seesaw is laughing

For love is the color

This place imparts (Paisley Park)

Admission is easy, just say you

Believe and come to this

Place in your heart

Paisley Park is in your heart

The girl on the seesaw is laughing

For love is the color

This place imparts (Paisley Park)

Admission is easy, just say you

Believe and come to this

Place in your heart

Paisley Park is in your heart

[Outro]

Your heart, your heart

Paisley Park

Your heart, your heart, your heart (sing, sing it)

Paisley Park

Paisley Park

Paisley Park

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Reply #32 posted 03/31/21 10:51am

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Yeah...I didn't mean what was seen on the vinyls. I meant the original Psychedelic Paisley Park logo that had the "ATWIAD" font. From what I see, everything from "Graffiti Bridge" all the way to "The Hits/The B-Sides" just had the more formal two word "Paisley Park" logo. What you would see on cassettes or CDs.


mediumdry said:



rebelenterprise said:


"Lovesexy" (the 1st album recorded after it was built) is just about as Psychedelic as "ATWIAD". IMO. Notice that was the final Prince album with the original Paisley Park logo. [Edited 3/30/21 20:00pm]

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The first album with eventual "normal" Paisley Park album was, I think, Camille. The first one released was Madhouse 8.


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The last one was much later than Lovesexy though, as the label never changed after that for Paisley Park releases. It was certainly still used for the 1993 releases that were some of the last before the label was closed.


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Unless you mean the label for ATWIAD, but that was simply a WB label with some nice makeup. Back in those days, WB spent a lot of money on all things prince. 1999, Purple Rain, ATWIAD and Parade all have wonderful artwork on the labels. (and even Morris's colour of success and the Time's Ice Cream Castle)


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It wasn't until 1987 that Prince actually had his own label proper. And they used one label for all the releases, hardly changed at all over the years it was active.

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Reply #33 posted 03/31/21 12:12pm

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I wish that the 1982-1986 camp was still there to help express what Paisley Park the studio became.
It was that UPTOWN (BOLD GENERATION) EROTIC CITY PAISLEY PARK culture that the studio is founded upon. Can you imaging if the Time, Vanity 6, the Revolution, Jill Jones, the Family, Mazarati, Sheila E, Madhouse were inhabiting Paisley Park studios ... it would have made more sense.

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Reply #34 posted 03/31/21 12:52pm

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P had seen too many sci-fi movies, such that he wanted to base his studio complex and home on a psychedelia concept. While somewhat vague, yes it was inspired by the Paisley Underground movement, whose own musings probably came from taking too many drugs, and yes it was conceptualized in the Paisley Park music video where kids are playing in a scene that looks out of Michael Jackson's Neverland. Basically he wanted to create his own personal Xanadu. But what we ended up with was Minecraft.


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Reply #35 posted 04/01/21 12:23am

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Pp was really made after the fact.
The idyllic universe it was meant to be, prince already had that before it was built.
Dont think anyone can say pp improved his music.
All his greatest work happened before pp.

But maybe if he had a better design that would have helped lol
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Reply #36 posted 04/01/21 6:40am

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funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

Pp was really made after the fact. The idyllic universe it was meant to be, prince already had that before it was built. Dont think anyone can say pp improved his music. All his greatest work happened before pp. But maybe if he had a better design that would have helped lol

lol this is true,

the outside design I never 'got it' I would always look at just question

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Reply #37 posted 04/01/21 7:46am

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:

Does anyone know the history behind the name? Of course we have seen him wear paisley previously and often prior to the opening of pp, but is there any detail on how it came to be called this beyond a liking for the pattern? [Edited 3/28/21 16:36pm]

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Reply #38 posted 04/01/21 2:09pm

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In fairness dont all studios look non descript?
I guess the diff here is it's for an artist like prince so you expect something diff
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Reply #39 posted 04/01/21 5:29pm

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coldcoffeeandcocacola said:


Does anyone know the history behind the name? Of course we have seen him wear paisley previously and often prior to the opening of pp, but is there any detail on how it came to be called this beyond a liking for the pattern? [Edited 3/28/21 16:36pm]


Play the Around The World In A Day album and get back to us.
The Paisley Park song tells you all you need to know.



Not really, because what is the reason he chose that name for the song? Why Paisley?
My guess: prince was very much a child of the 60s, looking up to the slightly older generation.
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Reply #40 posted 04/02/21 4:17am

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TheTruth123 said:

laytonian said:



coldcoffeeandcocacola said:


Does anyone know the history behind the name? Of course we have seen him wear paisley previously and often prior to the opening of pp, but is there any detail on how it came to be called this beyond a liking for the pattern? [Edited 3/28/21 16:36pm]


Play the Around The World In A Day album and get back to us.
The Paisley Park song tells you all you need to know.



Not really, because what is the reason he chose that name for the song? Why Paisley?
My guess: prince was very much a child of the 60s, looking up to the slightly older generation.


You're not talking to someone with a full deck.

Obviously there is a reason beyond anything in an album's lyrics, nevermind the arrogance of suggesting what someone else "needs to know."

He was calling the Washington warehouse, I believe, the same name for some time. Just kinda stuck since he was wearing lots of paisley at the time. This is the place where all of us congregate. Then he proceeded to write songs about this utopia. Roadhouse Garden first, then Paisley Park, and on.
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