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Reply #60 posted 05/04/21 1:14pm

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, can y'all just admit Prince was in the wrong here?


Does it really matter? Acting like it's the one big scar on his career is equally as silly. Fans would have loved to see it, and he was missed, but who cares really? He's not the only big star that didn't take part. Whitney Houston wasn't invited, and a lot of other names. It's so not important in 2021.

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Reply #61 posted 05/04/21 2:14pm

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Se7en said:


The song was huge back then, but man it has not aged well. And it kind of drags on and on.

Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas", on the other hand, sounds as fresh today as it did in 1984. I still get goosebumps when that one comes on the radio.

I remember being a kid and wishing that Prince had done the WATW song. It may not have done anything positive for his image if he'd performed, but not performing did get a lot of negative press for him at the time.

And yeah, the story I always heard was that he wanted to play guitar in it. It's not really a "guitar" song so who knows how that would've gone.










Yeah, sappy songs like that wear on me quick. BUT the worst of the 80s is often better than the best of the 2000's lol

Not the song as much but the surrounding event made for some great times in music history/pop culture





So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad.

I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.
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Reply #62 posted 05/04/21 10:05pm

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Se7en said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Yeah, sappy songs like that wear on me quick. BUT the worst of the 80s is often better than the best of the 2000's lol

Not the song as much but the surrounding event made for some great times in music history/pop culture

So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad. I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.

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That's obvious.

He has all reasons to be older.

He just simply is much older.

Or are we not allowed to age anymore...

wink

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Reply #63 posted 05/05/21 4:06am

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MotownSubdivision said:

It kinda baffles me how whenever this topic gets brought up, people rush to P's defense and grasp at straws to justify his no-show. "He recorded his vocals separately!" "He would have clammed up next to all those other stars!" "He offered to lay down a guitar solo after the fact!" "He contributed "4 the Tears in Your Eyes"! That was enough!" Y'all don't have to like the song but damn, can y'all just admit Prince was in the wrong here? Considering the variety of names that showed up and went with the flow, there's no reason Prince couldn't have done the same. "4 the Tears in Your Eyes" may have been the better song but it was damage control since he was getting reamed in the press for not making the session. I even understand that he wanted to celebrate since he cleaned up at the AMAs but you can't say that it wasn't a bad look at the time; it's very easy to see why if you choose too. [Edited 5/4/21 9:12am]

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You're right.

Reason is that his ego was seriously on the grow.

Bodygards and all, behaving like arock star and a Purple Rain movie star too tbh.

He could sack any naysayer around him in a split second.

Started to surround himself with yessayers and asskissers (imho).

He sure was aware of his growing power to that point.

He also had a newly attitude to live up to.

He probably felt insecure, shy. True, sure, abslutely possible.

But he should've pulled his tiny purple ass overthere, and just do the right thing.

It wasn't about him, nor about the other artists or MJ nor Quincy.

It was only and solely about ''a good cause'', and that is the most important.

Yes the song was serious damage control.

I even thought it was embaresing, though a very good song.

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If he had lived long enough, he probably would write about what went on in his head.

Possibly.

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He should have had the Ray Charles attitude and just laughed randomly for no earthly reason.



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Reply #64 posted 05/05/21 6:20am

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Se7en said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Yeah, sappy songs like that wear on me quick. BUT the worst of the 80s is often better than the best of the 2000's lol

Not the song as much but the surrounding event made for some great times in music history/pop culture

So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad. I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.

I agree.

I still love watching the video of it, just because SO many of my favorites were singing in it.

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Reply #65 posted 05/05/21 10:41am

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Vannormal said:

Se7en said:

OldFriends4Sale said: So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad. I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.

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That's obvious.

He has all reasons to be older.

He just simply is much older.

Or are we not allowed to age anymore...

wink

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That is very true! I was 13 back then, but will be 50 soon.

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Reply #66 posted 05/05/21 10:47am

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stares at blank screen thinking why were there remakes of the BandAid song because I bought the single and the making of video and don't have them anymore but I know I watched and listened to them at least a hundred times.

that midge ure fellow was a tad bit ocd don't you think?
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Reply #67 posted 05/05/21 10:51am

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Se7en said:

OldFriends4Sale said:



Se7en said:


The song was huge back then, but man it has not aged well. And it kind of drags on and on.

Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas", on the other hand, sounds as fresh today as it did in 1984. I still get goosebumps when that one comes on the radio.

I remember being a kid and wishing that Prince had done the WATW song. It may not have done anything positive for his image if he'd performed, but not performing did get a lot of negative press for him at the time.

And yeah, the story I always heard was that he wanted to play guitar in it. It's not really a "guitar" song so who knows how that would've gone.












Yeah, sappy songs like that wear on me quick. BUT the worst of the 80s is often better than the best of the 2000's lol

Not the song as much but the surrounding event made for some great times in music history/pop culture





So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad.

I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.


are you talking about Bono and the Sun City one? i agree he does look old in that one. i wonder if that was a way of saying you better look at the background of everyone background if you want to understand world history.
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Reply #68 posted 05/05/21 10:53am

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fortuneandserendipity said:



Vannormal said:




MotownSubdivision said:


It kinda baffles me how whenever this topic gets brought up, people rush to P's defense and grasp at straws to justify his no-show. "He recorded his vocals separately!" "He would have clammed up next to all those other stars!" "He offered to lay down a guitar solo after the fact!" "He contributed "4 the Tears in Your Eyes"! That was enough!" Y'all don't have to like the song but damn, can y'all just admit Prince was in the wrong here? Considering the variety of names that showed up and went with the flow, there's no reason Prince couldn't have done the same. "4 the Tears in Your Eyes" may have been the better song but it was damage control since he was getting reamed in the press for not making the session. I even understand that he wanted to celebrate since he cleaned up at the AMAs but you can't say that it wasn't a bad look at the time; it's very easy to see why if you choose too. [Edited 5/4/21 9:12am]

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You're right.


Reason is that his ego was seriously on the grow.


Bodygards and all, behaving like arock star and a Purple Rain movie star too tbh.


He could sack any naysayer around him in a split second.


Started to surround himself with yessayers and asskissers (imho).


He sure was aware of his growing power to that point.


He also had a newly attitude to live up to.


He probably felt insecure, shy. True, sure, abslutely possible.


But he should've pulled his tiny purple ass overthere, and just do the right thing.


It wasn't about him, nor about the other artists or MJ nor Quincy.


It was only and solely about ''a good cause'', and that is the most important.


Yes the song was serious damage control.


I even thought it was embaresing, though a very good song.


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If he had lived long enough, he probably would write about what went on in his head.


Possibly.


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He should have had the Ray Charles attitude and just laughed randomly for no earthly reason.






he should have had a Fendi bag and a bad attitude to get in that good mood
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Reply #69 posted 05/05/21 11:50pm

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heartpeacesheart said:

fortuneandserendipity said:


He should have had the Ray Charles attitude and just laughed randomly for no earthly reason.



he should have had a Fendi bag and a bad attitude to get in that good mood

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Bwahahahahaha. booty!

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Reply #70 posted 05/05/21 11:56pm

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Listened to one of Questlove Supreme's March 2020 podcasts with Alan Leeds.

(Part III I think)

And Alan talks in great detail about that particular incident, and all the fuzz that went on.

Check it. I trust Alan Leeds on this.

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https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-questlove-supreme-53194211/episode/alan-leeds-part-3-of-3-59912357/

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It Starts at 46m42sec

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It probably passed here somewhere on .org before. But just for those who like to hear Alan's version of it.

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Reply #71 posted 05/06/21 9:28am

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lavendardrummachine said:



MotownSubdivision said:


, can y'all just admit Prince was in the wrong here?


Does it really matter? Acting like it's the one big scar on his career is equally as silly. Fans would have loved to see it, and he was missed, but who cares really? He's not the only big star that didn't take part. Whitney Houston wasn't invited, and a lot of other names. It's so not important in 2021.

I never said it was a big scar on his career but at the time it certainly made him look bad; it's called nuance.

Your mentioning of Whitney is kind of pointless. She wasn't yet the star we remember her as in January '85. Her debut album hadn't even come out yet and her only presence on any chart at the time of recording WATW was as a featured voice on Teddy Pendergrass' " Hold Me" (#5 R&B the prior July, #46 pop). She was largely unknown to general audiences at that point meanwhile, Prince was a massive star who had the #1 song of '84 and whose album just came off 24 straight weeks at #1. Furthermore, as you also mentioned, Whitney was not invited; Prince was and he no-showed. There's the difference.

P not coming to the session ultimately does not matter in 2021 but when we're having a discussion on the subject, context does and since the "incident" doesn't really matter now, what's the point in ignoring that context and calling it down the middle? P's legacy is cemented regardless of the mistakes he's made but let's not act like he made no mistakes and in 1985, he made a big mistake. Simple as that.
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Reply #72 posted 05/06/21 9:37am

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MotownSubdivision said:


Genesia said:



For me to admit Prince was wrong, I'd have to think Prince was wrong - and I don't.

His actions need no justification. This little exercise was nothing more than virtue signaling - a bunch of celebrities doing something silly and of absolutely no value to make themselves look and feel good. Not one starving person in Africa was helped by this.

In fact, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if all the controversy with the photographer and Prince's bodyguard was actually concocted by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson in retaliation for Prince declining their "invitation." Maybe that's why Bob Cavallo warned Prince not to go out that night, because he knew someone would try to pull some shit.



Africa not getting what it was owed isn't the fault of the people in the studio. Blame the money handlers. As for the photographer thing if you want to rely on conspiracy theories, go ahead, that's your call. Not like that incident even needed to happen for word to get out about a megastar like him being out in public partying.


Honey, the next time you're tempted to accuse other people of making excuses or justifications, you should reread this post. lol

Not criticizing anyone not named Prince for things that weren't their fault is your idea of making excuses?

Stop stanning, it's not becoming.
[Edited 5/6/21 9:44am]
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Reply #73 posted 05/06/21 9:48am

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heartpeacesheart said:

Se7en said:
So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad. I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.
are you talking about Bono and the Sun City one? i agree he does look old in that one. i wonder if that was a way of saying you better look at the background of everyone background if you want to understand world history.


I'm talking about the 2014 30th Anniversary version. It has One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, etc. with Bono reprising his section. The whole song has different lyrics throughout.

I actually just rewatched it to see who all was in it. I take back my comment about Bono looking old, he actually looks pretty good in it! But, the song and performances doesn't pack the same punch as the original did.

There was also a 20th Anniversary version with Chris Martin, Dido, Robbie Williams, and - Bono is there in his same section.

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Reply #74 posted 05/06/21 10:14am

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Vannormal said:



MotownSubdivision said:


It kinda baffles me how whenever this topic gets brought up, people rush to P's defense and grasp at straws to justify his no-show. "He recorded his vocals separately!" "He would have clammed up next to all those other stars!" "He offered to lay down a guitar solo after the fact!" "He contributed "4 the Tears in Your Eyes"! That was enough!" Y'all don't have to like the song but damn, can y'all just admit Prince was in the wrong here? Considering the variety of names that showed up and went with the flow, there's no reason Prince couldn't have done the same. "4 the Tears in Your Eyes" may have been the better song but it was damage control since he was getting reamed in the press for not making the session. I even understand that he wanted to celebrate since he cleaned up at the AMAs but you can't say that it wasn't a bad look at the time; it's very easy to see why if you choose too. [Edited 5/4/21 9:12am]

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You're right.


Reason is that his ego was seriously on the grow.


Bodygards and all, behaving like arock star and a Purple Rain movie star too tbh.


He could sack any naysayer around him in a split second.


Started to surround himself with yessayers and asskissers (imho).


He sure was aware of his growing power to that point.


He also had a newly attitude to live up to.


He probably felt insecure, shy. True, sure, abslutely possible.


But he should've pulled his tiny purple ass overthere, and just do the right thing.


It wasn't about him, nor about the other artists or MJ nor Quincy.


It was only and solely about ''a good cause'', and that is the most important.


Yes the song was serious damage control.


I even thought it was embaresing, though a very good song.


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If he had lived long enough, he probably would write about what went on in his head.


Possibly.


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I completely understand Prince's possible POV. He's just coming off a 24 week streak at #1 with his album, he's in the middle of a booming, successful tour where he has a 2 day hole in his schedule and is getting showered with awards at the AMAs on the second of those days. That's something worth celebrating before getting back on the road next day and then suddenly, you're told to meet somewhere with every other big name present at the show to record some song. He was probably like "Nah I got plans" and stuck to them. That's completely understandable.

...however, that doesn't mean it wasn't a dumb thing to do, especially when advised to not go out in public when he's one of the biggest stars in the galaxy. No one's calling for Prince to be canceled over this, that's stupid. But to act like he did nothing wrong simply because he's your favorite artist and you hate WATW like some on here are is Grade A bias. But sure, blame Dan Aykroyd for Ethiopia not getting all the money raised for them lol
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Reply #75 posted 05/06/21 10:18am

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Se7en said:



heartpeacesheart said:


Se7en said:
So I mentioned that I still love Band Aid’s song, but strangely I don’t care for any of the remakes of it. There’s one recent one with Bono where he looks like a grandpa compared to the other musicians. It’s just bad. I feel that it was “lightning in a bottle” that not even WATW could fully capture even in 1985.

are you talking about Bono and the Sun City one? i agree he does look old in that one. i wonder if that was a way of saying you better look at the background of everyone background if you want to understand world history.


I'm talking about the 2014 30th Anniversary version. It has One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, etc. with Bono reprising his section. The whole song has different lyrics throughout.

I actually just rewatched it to see who all was in it. I take back my comment about Bono looking old, he actually looks pretty good in it! But, the song and performances doesn't pack the same punch as the original did.

There was also a 20th Anniversary version with Chris Martin, Dido, Robbie Williams, and - Bono is there in his same section.

Agreed. The whole thing gets watered down more and more with each rendition because you can't manufacture lightning in a bottle.

Look at each successive Woodstock or Live Aid or that horrendous WATW remake for Haiti. Lionel Richie even suggested doing WATW again for COVID; I'll pass.
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Reply #76 posted 05/06/21 4:04pm

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We Are the World taping after the American Music Awards was a huge event back in '85. Prince was the biggest artist in the world at the time. I know I wanted him to be there to record. I remember being very disappointed that he didn't show up because it was a way of giving back and for muscians to get together and do something good in the world. However, after hearing Prince's take on it I can understand. I read that he said he would have been very nervous to sing with so many people he idolized and looked up to. And also like so many here have said he was used to doing things independantly in the studio, so he felt he wouldnt be at his best in this situation. I think he did what he felt was best at the time. As he got older, and got more comfortable with himself and who he was I think he would have taken part in something like this.....maybe even spearheaded it

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Reply #77 posted 05/06/21 4:47pm

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Se7en said:

heartpeacesheart said:

Se7en said: are you talking about Bono and the Sun City one? i agree he does look old in that one. i wonder if that was a way of saying you better look at the background of everyone background if you want to understand world history.


I'm talking about the 2014 30th Anniversary version. It has One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, etc. with Bono reprising his section. The whole song has different lyrics throughout.

I actually just rewatched it to see who all was in it. I take back my comment about Bono looking old, he actually looks pretty good in it! But, the song and performances doesn't pack the same punch as the original did.

There was also a 20th Anniversary version with Chris Martin, Dido, Robbie Williams, and - Bono is there in his same section.

Yeah I just made myself watch the 2014 version and it was difficult.

Bono looks old the way Bruce Springsteen looks old.

If they could have the WATW people do a version of the BandAid version and vice versa I think everything about both causes would be so much easier to stomach.

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Reply #78 posted 05/06/21 5:33pm

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Vannormal said:

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Listened to one of Questlove Supreme's March 2020 podcasts with Alan Leeds.

(Part III I think)

And Alan talks in great detail about that particular incident, and all the fuzz that went on.

Check it. I trust Alan Leeds on this.

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https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-questlove-supreme-53194211/episode/alan-leeds-part-3-of-3-59912357/

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It Starts at 46m42sec

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It probably passed here somewhere on .org before. But just for those who like to hear Alan's version of it.

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Thanks! I didnt know this one and I trust Alan´s opinion.

Peace
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Reply #79 posted 05/07/21 5:01am

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GustavoRibas said:

Vannormal said:

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Listened to one of Questlove Supreme's March 2020 podcasts with Alan Leeds.

(Part III I think)

And Alan talks in great detail about that particular incident, and all the fuzz that went on.

Check it. I trust Alan Leeds on this.

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https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-questlove-supreme-53194211/episode/alan-leeds-part-3-of-3-59912357/

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It Starts at 46m42sec

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It probably passed here somewhere on .org before. But just for those who like to hear Alan's version of it.

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Thanks! I didnt know this one and I trust Alan´s opinion.

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The whole story of Alan Leeds in the Prince camp is fantastic tbh.

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Reply #80 posted 05/07/21 11:21am

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MotownSubdivision said:

lavendardrummachine said:


Does it really matter? Acting like it's the one big scar on his career is equally as silly. Fans would have loved to see it, and he was missed, but who cares really? He's not the only big star that didn't take part. Whitney Houston wasn't invited, and a lot of other names. It's so not important in 2021.

I never said it was a big scar on his career but at the time it certainly made him look bad; it's called nuance.


It really wasn't that big of a story. We Are The World was exciting enough for people who cared. Prince drove the album sales, if anything.

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Reply #81 posted 05/07/21 12:27pm

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WeDaBest said:

We Are the World taping after the American Music Awards was a huge event back in '85. Prince was the biggest artist in the world at the time. I know I wanted him to be there to record. I remember being very disappointed that he didn't show up because it was a way of giving back and for muscians to get together and do something good in the world. However, after hearing Prince's take on it I can understand. I read that he said he would have been very nervous to sing with so many people he idolized and looked up to. And also like so many here have said he was used to doing things independantly in the studio, so he felt he wouldnt be at his best in this situation. I think he did what he felt was best at the time. As he got older, and got more comfortable with himself and who he was I think he would have taken part in something like this.....maybe even spearheaded it


That all makes sense but there was another legendary songwriter who didn't want to be there. Bob Dylan. And he turned up anyway. There's video which shows you can't just roll up there and put in a one time effort. Whether it was the practising or the final performance, P clearly didn't want it.

https://www.youtube.com/w...UfVmJBF-OY

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lavendardrummachine said:



MotownSubdivision said:


lavendardrummachine said:



Does it really matter? Acting like it's the one big scar on his career is equally as silly. Fans would have loved to see it, and he was missed, but who cares really? He's not the only big star that didn't take part. Whitney Houston wasn't invited, and a lot of other names. It's so not important in 2021.



I never said it was a big scar on his career but at the time it certainly made him look bad; it's called nuance.


It really wasn't that big of a story. We Are The World was exciting enough for people who cared. Prince drove the album sales, if anything.

I wasn't around then but if you say so.

Either way, of course people were still excited; you had the greatest collection of star power in music history on a single track. That doesn't change the fact that Prince was invited and deliberately didn't show up. It's not about how successful the song/album was, it's about how P came off by not participating.
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Reply #83 posted 05/08/21 12:36am

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It's not about how successful the song/album was, it's about how P came off by not participating. [Edited 5/7/21 14:26pm]



How do you think Prince came off? A lot of what you're reading is talk from much later sensationalizing things. There were barely any news outlets compared to today. Gossip was limited. There was some talk, butbut it's been so overblown.

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lavendardrummachine said:



MotownSubdivision said:


It's not about how successful the song/album was, it's about how P came off by not participating. [Edited 5/7/21 14:26pm]



How do you think Prince came off? A lot of what you're reading is talk from much later sensationalizing things. There were barely any news outlets compared to today. Gossip was limited. There was some talk, butbut it's been so overblown.

He came off like an egotistical jerk who couldn't be bothered to donate some of his time in a collective charitable effort to raise awareness of a serious issue.

I don't think it matters how many news outlets there were then compared to now; if the incident was widely reported by the lesser amount at the time then it was a big story. Were you alive back then?

I don't see how it's been overblown at all considering people on here have to resort to mental gymnastics to make Prince sound like he of all people was the victim in this whenever someone points out that he made a mistake by no-showing. Clearly he thought so to otherwise he probably would not have called up Quincy asking to lay down a guitar solo or contributed "4 the Tears in Your Eyes" to the LP. Obviously, this didn't stain his career, it didn't impact sales of the album but let's not act like Prince was some hero for intentionally missing the session to go clubbing.
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Reply #85 posted 05/08/21 8:02pm

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heartpeacesheart said:

So are you saying what I just recently thought (assumed) after reading this thread that the song was actually recorded at Paisley Park and if that's the case I don't blame Prince for not being on the track since it seems like they all basically crashed his crib to make it happen?

That?

Huh??..

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Reply #86 posted 05/08/21 8:56pm

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lavendardrummachine said:

MotownSubdivision said:

It's not about how successful the song/album was, it's about how P came off by not participating. [Edited 5/7/21 14:26pm]



How do you think Prince came off? A lot of what you're reading is talk from much later sensationalizing things. There were barely any news outlets compared to today. Gossip was limited. There was some talk, butbut it's been so overblown.

OMG, you think there were barely any news outlets and no gossip in the 80's.


This was a HUGE, HUGE story back then.

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Reply #87 posted 05/08/21 11:00pm

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PennyPurple said:

lavendardrummachine said:



How do you think Prince came off? A lot of what you're reading is talk from much later sensationalizing things. There were barely any news outlets compared to today. Gossip was limited. There was some talk, butbut it's been so overblown.

OMG, you think there were barely any news outlets and no gossip in the 80's.


This was a HUGE, HUGE story back then.


Oh yeah it was a cover story in Newsweek, it's all CNN would talk about and People forgot to run an article but it made the Right On gossip section two issues running.

Hard to believe the bloggers didn't cover it, right?

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Reply #88 posted 05/08/21 11:05pm

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lavendardrummachine said:



How do you think Prince came off? A lot of what you're reading is talk from much later sensationalizing things. There were barely any news outlets compared to today. Gossip was limited. There was some talk, butbut it's been so overblown.

He came off like an egotistical jerk who couldn't be bothered to donate some of his time in a collective charitable effort to raise awareness of a serious issue. I don't think it matters how many news outlets there were then compared to now; if the incident was widely reported by the lesser amount at the time then it was a big story. Were you alive back then? I don't see how it's been overblown at all considering people on here have to resort to mental gymnastics to make Prince sound like he of all people was the victim in this whenever someone points out that he made a mistake by no-showing. Clearly he thought so to otherwise he probably would not have called up Quincy asking to lay down a guitar solo or contributed "4 the Tears in Your Eyes" to the LP. Obviously, this didn't stain his career, it didn't impact sales of the album but let's not act like Prince was some hero for intentionally missing the session to go clubbing. [Edited 5/8/21 18:45pm]


I was alive back then, as were others here. You already said you weren't so this is getting odd.

Prince offering a solo and a single was not in response to the public.

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PennyPurple said:

lavendardrummachine said:



How do you think Prince came off? A lot of what you're reading is talk from much later sensationalizing things. There were barely any news outlets compared to today. Gossip was limited. There was some talk, butbut it's been so overblown.

OMG, you think there were barely any news outlets and no gossip in the 80's.


This was a HUGE, HUGE story back then.

Was just on Clubhouse and Wally was re-telling this story about him and someone else getting arrested. He def confirmed it was a massive story

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"

"Who's the foo singing will it's would"
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