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Thread started 10/29/20 8:07pm

alphastreet

Early 80s Madonna

Does anyone have clippings of articles and blurbs on her during the first album and like a Virgin days? Specifically referencing her days in New York? I’ve been a lifelong fan of her 80s material and want to know more to the story since google provided only limited information on her early days though it was nice to read about. Also articles on feminism that mention her impact, I know Bell Hooks was critical of her at one point as well

May I also add, I’m kind of fixated on her first album right now
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Reply #1 posted 10/31/20 2:28pm

alphastreet

Anyone?
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Reply #2 posted 10/31/20 7:20pm

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alphastreet said:

Anyone?


I read a book about her recently. It doesn't so much as delve into her early days from an artistic point of view, but it lets you in on many of the experiences that may have contributed to the formation of her personality. Personally, I like early 90's Madonna. This is not to say I don't like her early stuff. One of my favorite albums is Erotica.
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Reply #3 posted 10/31/20 7:22pm

alphastreet

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alphastreet said:

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I read a book about her recently. It doesn't so much as delve into her early days from an artistic point of view, but it lets you in on many of the experiences that may have contributed to the formation of her personality. Personally, I like early 90's Madonna. This is not to say I don't like her early stuff. One of my favorite albums is Erotica.


Erotica is a good album for sure!

That book sounds good
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Reply #4 posted 10/31/20 7:36pm

wilmer

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wilmer said:



I read a book about her recently. It doesn't so much as delve into her early days from an artistic point of view, but it lets you in on many of the experiences that may have contributed to the formation of her personality. Personally, I like early 90's Madonna. This is not to say I don't like her early stuff. One of my favorite albums is Erotica.


Erotica is a good album for sure!

That book sounds good


The book is called Madonna by a Mark Bego
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Reply #5 posted 10/31/20 8:03pm

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Cool, I have one book of hers, profiling the different styles she wore over the decades.
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Reply #6 posted 11/05/20 4:59pm

alphastreet

Found this article and loved it

https://www.classicpopmag...sic-album/
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I'm surprised that there isn't an online archive of Madonna articles from the 80s, etc. on a dedicated Madonna fan site. If there is I couldn't find one. I did find a New York Times' article from 1989 (that seemed to be the earliest I could find). I guess you'd have to go to a library to get early news articles the old fashioned way. Here's the link for the NY Time's article: https://www.nytimes.com/1...again.html

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Reply #9 posted 11/06/20 7:13am

alphastreet

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I'm surprised that there isn't an online archive of Madonna articles from the 80s, etc. on a dedicated Madonna fan site. If there is I couldn't find one. I did find a New York Times' article from 1989 (that seemed to be the earliest I could find). I guess you'd have to go to a library to get early news articles the old fashioned way. Here's the link for the NY Time's article: https://www.nytimes.com/1...again.html



So there isn’t eh? Would have been great to go through if there was

Will check out the article in a bit, thanks for sharing
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Reply #10 posted 11/09/20 5:58pm

alphastreet

Couldn’t read the article cause I don’t subscribe to the ny times, but it’s nice that she was taken seriously as an artist during the like a prayer era
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Reply #11 posted 11/09/20 6:30pm

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alphastreet said:

Couldn’t read the article cause I don’t subscribe to the ny times, but it’s nice that she was taken seriously as an artist during the like a prayer era

I don't sunscribe either--you should be able to read it,

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Reply #12 posted 11/09/20 6:45pm

alphastreet

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alphastreet said:


Couldn’t read the article cause I don’t subscribe to the ny times, but it’s nice that she was taken seriously as an artist during the like a prayer era

I don't sunscribe either--you should be able to read it,



Found it to be too blurry lol I could only read the bigger font
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Reply #13 posted 11/09/20 7:28pm

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alphastreet said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I don't sunscribe either--you should be able to read it,

Found it to be too blurry lol I could only read the bigger font

That's strange... razz lol

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Reply #14 posted 11/09/20 9:28pm

alphastreet

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alphastreet said:


purplethunder3121 said:


I don't sunscribe either--you should be able to read it,



Found it to be too blurry lol I could only read the bigger font


That's strange... razz lol



Not that strange lol
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Reply #15 posted 11/17/20 5:20pm

alphastreet

I just watched the virgin tour and it was great!

https://m.youtube.com/wat...ZZaz28fHss
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/20 6:21pm

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The full article is available in clear print if you scroll down, I don’t subscribe. If you’re still locked out, try clearing cookies and cache, and even unplugging and replugging in your modem/router.
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Reply #17 posted 11/17/20 6:26pm

alphastreet

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The full article is available in clear print if you scroll down, I don’t subscribe. If you’re still locked out, try clearing cookies and cache, and even unplugging and replugging in your modem/router.



Cool, sounds good, will try that. Gosh I feel so hungover from watching the virgin tour though I’ve been to her later tours
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Reply #18 posted 11/18/20 4:46pm

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alphastreet said:

I just watched the virgin tour and it was great! https://m.youtube.com/wat...ZZaz28fHss

yeahthat I prefer this to her later tours, because of the band, the set list and her style at the time.

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Reply #19 posted 11/18/20 4:52pm

alphastreet

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alphastreet said:


I just watched the virgin tour and it was great! https://m.youtube.com/wat...ZZaz28fHss


yeahthat I prefer this to her later tours, because of the band, the set list and her style at the time.





Totally agree, though I liked sticky and sweet and mdna, nothing compares to this Madonna I grew up on. Wish she would do a tour similar to the virgin tour for her 80s music exclusively. She would continue to break tour records with it
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