History Music / Prince

13th May '17 3:51:12 PM nombretomado
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* TheQuietOne: Prince and The Revolution ended up interviewed on {{MTV}} when the "America" single was released, an interview during which Prince refused to speak and instead let his bandmates answer all the questions.

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* TheQuietOne: Prince and The Revolution ended up interviewed on {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} when the "America" single was released, an interview during which Prince refused to speak and instead let his bandmates answer all the questions.
30th Apr '17 10:57:18 AM nombretomado
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** Then there's his guitar work, from the blistering coda of "Let's Go Crazy" to his show-stealing solo from when he joined TomPetty in performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

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** Then there's his guitar work, from the blistering coda of "Let's Go Crazy" to his show-stealing solo from when he joined TomPetty Music/TomPetty in performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
26th Apr '17 3:27:48 PM Nick7689
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: His ethnicity is quite hard to discern from his voice and pallor.
22nd Apr '17 1:25:56 PM mkmckoy
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22nd Apr '17 12:48:42 PM mkmckoy
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* SlutShaming: “Little Red Corvette” is all about this trope despite Prince’s own hyper-sexual reputation.
-->''I guess I should of closed my eyes''
-->''When you drove me''
-->''To the place where your horses run free''
-->'''Cause I felt a little ill''
-->''When I saw all the pictures''
-->''Of the jockeys that were there before me''
4th Mar '17 4:41:26 PM NWolfman
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* HeartbeatSoundtrack: The backing track of "Sex in the Summer" uses... a sample of the heartbeat of Prince and Mayte's then-unborn son. [[HarsherInHindsight Makes the song harder to listen to.]]

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* HeartbeatSoundtrack: The backing track of "Sex in the Summer" uses... a sample of samples the heartbeat of Prince and Mayte's then-unborn son. [[HarsherInHindsight Makes Yes, the song harder to listen to.one that died at six days old.]]



* IAmTheBand: "Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed by Prince." Considering how many instruments he plays, yeah, he kind of is, although he obviously had to form backing bands for live performances.

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* IAmTheBand: "Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed by Prince." Considering how many instruments he plays, not only played, but played ''incredibly well'', yeah, he kind of is, although he obviously had to form backing bands for live performances.



** Music/WeirdAlYankovic famously ribbed him for years for now allowing Al to parody any of his songs (the closest he ever got was the "Let's Go Crazy" sound-alike, "Traffic Jam"), and later admitted that, when the two of them were at an awards show one year, Prince's representatives personally told him that ''he was not allowed to look at Prince.'' Al's response? "Well then he's not allowed to look at me."



* LighterAndSofter: In an intentional case of this trope, every aspect of "Lovesexy" was bubblegum and sunshine. And Jesus. He saw the untitled black album as something inherently and sought to distance himself from it with ''Lovesexy''.

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter
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In an intentional case of this trope, every aspect of "Lovesexy" was bubblegum and sunshine. And Jesus. He saw the untitled black album as something inherently and sought to distance himself from it with ''Lovesexy''.''Lovesexy''.
** His albums from ''Musicology'' on were [[{{Understatement}} noticeably]] lighter on the explicit sexual content he made himself famous for. Part of this was his becoming a Jehovah's Witness, but also because, in his words, "The envelope can't be pushed any further! It's been pushed off the table!"
20th Feb '17 7:10:27 PM bt8257
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Prince's next project was a small film where he played a troubled musical prodigy who is trying to become a star despite his {{Jerkass}} behaviour threatening to drive away his bandmates. The Revolution and other associates all appeared using their real names, except Prince's character who was named "The Kid". The film was called ''Film/PurpleRain''. 1984 thus turned out to be Prince's best year: the soundtrack album ''Purple Rain'' was a massive success, spending 6 consecutive months at #1 on the US charts; the film got nominated for Academy Awards and grossed over $80 million at the box office; and four of the singles drawn from it were smash hits: "When Doves Cry", "Let's Go Crazy", "Purple Rain" and "I Would Die 4 U", with the first two becoming Prince's first two #1 singles in the US, and "When Doves Cry" becoming the biggest-selling single of 1984 according to ''Billboard''. ''Purple Rain'' (the album) not only formalized Prince's burgeoning XtremeKoolLetterz spelling system, but also showed a more theatrical yet still highly catchy variation on the Minneapolis sound, emphasizing a stronger lead guitar presence alongside more classical elements – a recipe for crossover success.

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Prince's next project was a small film where he played a troubled musical prodigy who is trying to become a star despite his {{Jerkass}} behaviour behavior threatening to drive away his bandmates. The Revolution and other associates all appeared using their real names, except Prince's character who was named "The Kid". The film was called ''Film/PurpleRain''. 1984 thus turned out to be Prince's best year: the soundtrack album ''Purple Rain'' was a massive success, spending 6 consecutive months at #1 on the US charts; the film got nominated for Academy Awards and grossed over $80 million at the box office; and four of the singles drawn from it were smash hits: "When Doves Cry", "Let's Go Crazy", "Purple Rain" and "I Would Die 4 U", with the first two becoming Prince's first two #1 singles in the US, and "When Doves Cry" becoming the biggest-selling single of 1984 according to ''Billboard''. ''Purple Rain'' (the album) not only formalized Prince's burgeoning XtremeKoolLetterz spelling system, but also showed a more theatrical yet still highly catchy variation on the Minneapolis sound, emphasizing a stronger lead guitar presence alongside more classical elements – a recipe for crossover success.
13th Feb '17 9:21:13 AM thelivingtoad
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. This is especially noticeable when "I Wanna Be Your Lover" usually winds up as the only representation of this era on his greatest hits albums. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. This is especially most noticeable when with "I Wanna Be Your Lover" Lover", which usually winds up as the only representation of this era on his greatest hits albums. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.
13th Feb '17 9:20:36 AM thelivingtoad
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Prince's first two albums. Prepare for generic disco-funk and a very high falsetto voice. This is especially noticeable when "I Wanna Be Your Lover" usually winds up as the only representation of this era on his greatest hits albums. What people think when they hear the name "Prince" started in 1980, but he still kept a lot of the old school funk sensibilities until 1982.
6th Feb '17 12:17:39 AM wyattte
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* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: There's something oddly poignant about Prince's last tour before his passing; it was a series of shows with nothing but Prince and a grand piano.
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