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Thread started 11/27/23 10:18pm

funkbabyandthe
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back to the future, purple version

You get to go back in history and alter or erase one moment from prince history.
What do you change?
Me, i wish prince never heard the game boyz rehearsing the humpty dance during that nude tour soundcheck which led to Tony becoming the npgs in house rapper. cool
It would have altered the sound of those early 90s albums (though prince might have just done more rapping instead, which mightve been worse, not sure)
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Reply #1 posted 11/27/23 10:19pm

Vannormal

should've done the duet with Michael Jackson

Grafitti Slidge

The NPG

Diamonds & Burps

jehova shitness, and from here on everything would've been so much different

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #2 posted 11/27/23 10:29pm

funkbabyandthe
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What would the mj duet have changed?
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Reply #3 posted 11/27/23 11:12pm

psyche2

"Graffitti Bridge" album AND most importantly the movie.

He should have released a greatest hits to go with the Nude Tour, take some time off, and save a helluva lot of money and reputation lol

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Reply #4 posted 11/28/23 2:07am

ShellyMcG

Encourage him to take better care of himself and seek help earlier. He'd still be around and releasing brand new music for most people here to hate on.
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Reply #5 posted 11/28/23 2:34am

leecaldon

ShellyMcG said:

Encourage him to take better care of himself and seek help earlier. He'd still be around and releasing brand new music for most people here to hate on.

This. And it would be a very hard task.

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Reply #6 posted 11/28/23 5:28am

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I’d convince him (Inception style) to create a website where everybody would have full access to all his audio and video recordings, and allow fools like me to make endless remixes en remasters with the original recording tracks.

I know, this was not the question but hè, it’s my fantasy, OK?

When it’s only about erasing a single thing, it would be… Graffity Bridge. I don’t ‘get’ that album, although it contains the magnificent ‘Question of U’
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"In Funk We Thrust" - Bootsy Collins
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Reply #7 posted 11/28/23 6:05am

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I wish he never met Kirky J. I mean, he seems to be a nice guy. I am talking MUSICALLY only. That era (96-2000) was the most plastic of his career.

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Reply #8 posted 11/28/23 6:26am

nayroo2002

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What a shitty question! lol

I quess my answer is: ...never met Clive Davis!

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #9 posted 11/28/23 2:40pm

jazzz

BeauFunk said:

I’d convince him (Inception style) to create a website where everybody would have full access to all his audio and video recordings, and allow fools like me to make endless remixes en remasters with the original recording tracks.

I know, this was not the question but hè, it’s my fantasy, OK?

When it’s only about erasing a single thing, it would be… Graffity Bridge. I don’t ‘get’ that album, although it contains the magnificent ‘Question of U’
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[Edited 11/28/23 5:33am]

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And the magnificent 'Joy in Repetition'!
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Reply #10 posted 11/28/23 8:40pm

andrewm7new

ShellyMcG said:

Encourage him to take better care of himself and seek help earlier. He'd still be around and releasing brand new music for most people here to hate on.

This! I spent most of my adult life looking forward to what Prince was doing next, and not just to hate on it lol

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Reply #11 posted 11/29/23 4:35am

bizzie

nayroo2002 said:

What a shitty question! lol

I quess my answer is: ...never met Clive Davis!

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What "never met". Dude went to Clive to shop him his album.

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Reply #12 posted 11/29/23 6:09am

Vannormal

bizzie said:

nayroo2002 said:

What a shitty question! lol

I quess my answer is: ...never met Clive Davis!

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What "never met". Dude went to Clive to shop him his album.

He means, "he wishes he (Prince) never met Clive Davis..."

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #13 posted 11/29/23 6:39am

funkbabyandthe
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a shitty answer nonetheless.

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Reply #14 posted 11/29/23 8:06am

7souls

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

You get to go back in history and alter or erase one moment from prince history.
What do you change?
Me, i wish prince never heard the game boyz rehearsing the humpty dance during that nude tour soundcheck which led to Tony becoming the npgs in house rapper. cool
It would have altered the sound of those early 90s albums (though prince might have just done more rapping instead, which mightve been worse, not sure)

I would have him reevaluate Emancipation. It just didn't live up to the "album he was born to make".
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Reply #15 posted 12/01/23 3:00am

leecaldon

7souls said:

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:
You get to go back in history and alter or erase one moment from prince history. What do you change? Me, i wish prince never heard the game boyz rehearsing the humpty dance during that nude tour soundcheck which led to Tony becoming the npgs in house rapper. cool It would have altered the sound of those early 90s albums (though prince might have just done more rapping instead, which mightve been worse, not sure)
I would have him reevaluate Emancipation. It just didn't live up to the "album he was born to make".

Don't you dare take Emancipation away from me!

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Reply #16 posted 12/02/23 4:50pm

ItsOnlyMountai
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What would have happened if Dez stayed in the band? No need for Wendy --> no Wendy and Lisa --> no Revolution as we know it.

(Credit for this question should go to Arthur Turnbull, who brought it up at a 1999 symposium.)

Hey you! Get out on this dance floor!
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Reply #17 posted 12/02/23 10:10pm

Vannormal

ItsOnlyMountains said:

What would have happened if Dez stayed in the band? No need for Wendy --> no Wendy and Lisa --> no Revolution as we know it.

(Credit for this question should go to Arthur Turnbull, who brought it up at a 1999 symposium.)

What would've happened if Dez and André STAYED in the band, WITH Wendy & Lisa, in this serious expanded Revolution as we don't know it?

Yeah but where does that leave Brownmark... throw him in as well, double bass players, Prince maybe would've loved it. wink

... (tall this to) Arthur Turnbull? wink

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #18 posted 12/10/23 7:30am

rockford

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

What would the mj duet have changed?

It would have made it harder for Prince to seem straight to the casual music listener that thought he was gay or bi. "Your butt is mine". MJ was a Disney movie and Prince was an arthouse film by comparison. That duet would have been like trying to combine Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Godfather. It was a ridiculous idea and Prince was right to say no.

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Reply #19 posted 12/10/23 7:34am

rockford

Vannormal said:

bizzie said:

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What "never met". Dude went to Clive to shop him his album.

He means, "he wishes he (Prince) never met Clive Davis..."

I think Larry Graham is a far better person for Prince to not ever have met. He likely would've gotten his hip pain delt with surgically rather than believing that "soul is in the blood" no blood transfusion bullshit that killed Selena. He could've banked his blood leading up to the surgery OR he could've just acquired a basic understanding of reality and did what Morris Day encouraged him to do.

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Reply #20 posted 12/10/23 9:12am

GustavoRibas

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rockford said:

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

What would the mj duet have changed?

It would have made it harder for Prince to seem straight to the casual music listener that thought he was gay or bi. "Your butt is mine". MJ was a Disney movie and Prince was an arthouse film by comparison. That duet would have been like trying to combine Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Godfather. It was a ridiculous idea and Prince was right to say no.

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- I dont think Michael was ´that´ dumb, but I am glad that duet didnt happen. Ok, Prince would have one more hit and be more famous, but you are right, Prince was doing Parade, SOTT, etc at that time, which was way more interesting than one of these cheesy duets

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Reply #21 posted 12/12/23 1:13pm

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Side note, speaking of Back To The Future.

I always thought it was weird that the MJ references were so strong in the BTTF trilogy, since Purple Rain was the more relevant pop album in 1985.

I know it was a family film, but I think Marty McFly would be more of a Prince fan than an MJ fan.

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Reply #22 posted 12/13/23 3:15pm

ShellyMcG

Se7en said:

Side note, speaking of Back To The Future.

I always thought it was weird that the MJ references were so strong in the BTTF trilogy, since Purple Rain was the more relevant pop album in 1985.

I know it was a family film, but I think Marty McFly would be more of a Prince fan than an MJ fan.



Prince didn't really have a signature dance like MJ did so when Mad Dog Tannen is shooting at him and telling him to dance, what would Marty do? The splits? Probably not the wisest move considering Mad Dog was shooting at the floor.
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Reply #23 posted 12/14/23 5:23am

nayroo2002

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Se7en said:

Side note, speaking of Back To The Future.

I always thought it was weird that the MJ references were so strong in the BTTF trilogy, since Purple Rain was the more relevant pop album in 1985.

I know it was a family film, but I think Marty McFly would be more of a Prince fan than an MJ fan.

Huh?

MJ directly referenced 'Back To The Future' at the beginning of the "Black n White" video.

Whoever wants to pay the fee gets the nod, nudge, winky-winky!

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #24 posted 12/16/23 3:09am

mediumdry

I'll go there... I wish his son would have been alright or that at least they had talked to doctors and gotten the care they needed, both during pregnancy and after, regardless of what happened. (and yes, that includes mental care)

Paisley Park is in your heart - Love Is Here!
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Reply #25 posted 12/16/23 3:25am

ShellyMcG

nayroo2002 said:



Se7en said:


Side note, speaking of Back To The Future.

I always thought it was weird that the MJ references were so strong in the BTTF trilogy, since Purple Rain was the more relevant pop album in 1985.

I know it was a family film, but I think Marty McFly would be more of a Prince fan than an MJ fan.



Huh?


MJ directly referenced 'Back To The Future' at the beginning of the "Black n White" video.


Whoever wants to pay the fee gets the nod, nudge, winky-winky!



Back To The Future 3 was released a year before Black Or White though. Unless you're referring to the filmmakers adding Michael Jackson references into the movie in the hope that Michael Jackson would later reference the movies in a music video. But I don't see how that would benefit Back To The Future in any way.
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