History Music / Prince

23rd Jun '16 11:30:47 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Known as a [[IAmTheBand multi-instrumentalist]] who can play several instruments pretty epically (keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, drums, drum machine) and a highly idiosyncratic (sometimes bordering on ControlFreak) songwriter, Prince had a future rock star's obligatory chaotic childhood and parent separation, though his mother has stated he only had "normal disagreements" with his father, and other people have suggested it wasn't anywhere near as bad as depicted in ''Purple Rain'' or songs like "Papa" (food for thought: Prince also co-wrote several songs with his father John L. Nelson). After running away from home and staying with his neighbours (where he met future bandmate André Cymone), Prince entered his first band in the early [[TheSeventies seventies]], playing piano and guitar. A demo recorded in 1976 brought the attention of a few major record labels, and he wound up signing with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords because they offered him the most creative freedom ([[HilariousInHindsight commence laughter]]). His first two albums for the label, ''For You'' and ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Prince]]'', were full of rather generic, disco-influenced R&B, recorded in [[IAmTheBand one-man band mode]]. Prince nevertheless began to showcase his overwhelming preoccupation with sex and matters of the flesh in general: his first single was called "Soft and Wet"; and his 1979 hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" featured the line, "I wanna be the only one you come for," in the chorus.

to:

Known as a [[IAmTheBand multi-instrumentalist]] who can could play several instruments pretty epically (keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, drums, drum machine) and a highly idiosyncratic (sometimes bordering on ControlFreak) songwriter, Prince had a future rock star's obligatory chaotic childhood and parent separation, though his mother has stated he only had "normal disagreements" with his father, and other people have suggested it wasn't anywhere near as bad as depicted in ''Purple Rain'' or songs like "Papa" (food for thought: Prince also co-wrote several songs with his father John L. Nelson). After running away from home and staying with his neighbours (where he met future bandmate André Cymone), Prince entered his first band in the early [[TheSeventies seventies]], playing piano and guitar. A demo recorded in 1976 brought the attention of a few major record labels, and he wound up signing with Creator/WarnerBrosRecords because they offered him the most creative freedom ([[HilariousInHindsight commence laughter]]). His first two albums for the label, ''For You'' and ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Prince]]'', were full of rather generic, disco-influenced R&B, recorded in [[IAmTheBand one-man band mode]]. Prince nevertheless began to showcase his overwhelming preoccupation with sex and matters of the flesh in general: his first single was called "Soft and Wet"; and his 1979 hit "I Wanna Be Your Lover" featured the line, "I wanna be the only one you come for," in the chorus.



* WikiRule: [[http://princevault.com/ PrinceVault]]



-->[[TheStinger What kinda fuck ending was that?]]

to:

-->[[TheStinger -->''[[TheStinger What kinda fuck ending was that?]]
that?]]''
23rd Jun '16 4:32:41 PM link343
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WikiRule: [[http://princevault.com/ PrinceVault]]
2nd Jun '16 5:37:35 PM AmateurMadman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Sadly, Prince [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778 died in April 2016]] in his Minnesota compound from what was described as flu-like symptoms. He was 57.

to:

Sadly, Prince [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778 died in April 2016]] in his Minnesota compound from what was originally described as flu-like symptoms.symptoms. The cause of death has since been revealed to be [[http://bigstory.ap.org/3c35f1efbd3a4ae1add3a3d787864475 an opioid overdose]]. He was 57.
2nd Jun '16 3:16:44 PM Aquila89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In this period, Prince also got in trouble due to his explicit style. Then-Senator AlGore's wife, Tipper, was outraged by hearing her 12-year old daughter listening to the explicit lyrics of "Darling Nikki" and founded the much-hated [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]] (yes, the inventors of the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" sticker), instead of, oh, we don't know, being more careful about buying albums in the future or something like that.

to:

In this period, Prince also got in trouble due to his explicit style. Then-Senator AlGore's wife, Tipper, was outraged by hearing her 12-year old daughter listening to the explicit lyrics of "Darling Nikki" and founded the much-hated [[MoralGuardians Parents Music Resource Center]] (yes, the inventors of the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" sticker), instead of, oh, we don't know, being more careful about buying albums in the future or something like that.
sticker).
15th May '16 10:34:47 PM RobinHood3000
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AmbiguouslyBi: Played with early on, before Prince jumped ship and decided to vote himself to women exclusively.

to:

* AmbiguouslyBi: Played with early on, before Prince jumped ship and decided to vote devote himself to women exclusively.
15th May '16 10:34:22 PM RobinHood3000
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Prince ended up holding a larger audience than during his off-label years in TheNineties but still not matching his peak popularity. He simulatenously released albums through regular distribution channels as well as online exclusive albums, eventually settling on platforms that benefit him the most artistically and financially (such as ''20TEN'' being released as a free covermount on some European newspapers.) In 2012, he became the frontman for an otherwise all-female rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL. The band also simultaneously acted as Prince's current backing band, transforming many of his older songs into classic hard rock tracks in the vein of his own "Bambi" and "Temptation"; and were sometimes augmented by the NPG Hornz. In 2014, he and Warner Bros. kissed and made up, and he released two new albums, ''ART OFFICIAL AGE'' and ''PLECTRUMELECTRUM'' (with 3RDEYEGIRL).

Prince reportedly had hundreds upon hundreds of unreleased songs, albums, and even ''movies'' in his "vault". If fact he had so much music in the vault that a new album could have been released every year for the over next '''100 years'''. Prince wrote [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome more than one thousand songs.]] Most were released under his own name, some were released under [[StageNames pseudonyms]] and {{pen name}}s, while others were recorded and released by other artists. Associates and "spinoff bands" of the latter mostly involved others recording vocals over his own songs with his own lyrics (Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, Mazarati, Madhouse, The Family), with some such spinoff bands managing to win creative independence (Sheila E., The Time), or others not being involved with him at all (Wendy & Lisa - considering Prince's conflicts with them led to The Revolution breaking up, that's not at all surprising.) We have a page for them over at Music/PrincesAssociates.

to:

Prince ended up holding a larger audience than during his off-label years in TheNineties but still not matching his peak popularity. He simulatenously simultaneously released albums through regular distribution channels as well as online exclusive albums, eventually settling on platforms that benefit him the most artistically and financially (such as ''20TEN'' being released as a free covermount on some European newspapers.) In 2012, he became the frontman for an otherwise all-female rock band, 3RDEYEGIRL. The band also simultaneously acted as Prince's current backing band, transforming many of his older songs into classic hard rock tracks in the vein of his own "Bambi" and "Temptation"; and were sometimes augmented by the NPG Hornz. In 2014, he and Warner Bros. kissed and made up, and he released two new albums, ''ART OFFICIAL AGE'' and ''PLECTRUMELECTRUM'' (with 3RDEYEGIRL).

Prince reportedly had hundreds upon hundreds of unreleased songs, albums, and even ''movies'' in his "vault". If fact true, he had so much music in the vault that a new album could have been released every year for the over next '''100 years'''. Prince wrote [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome more than one thousand songs.]] Most were released under his own name, some were released under [[StageNames pseudonyms]] and {{pen name}}s, while others were recorded and released by other artists. Associates and "spinoff bands" of the latter mostly involved others recording vocals over his own songs with his own lyrics (Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, Mazarati, Madhouse, The Family), with some such spinoff bands managing to win creative independence (Sheila E., The Time), or others not being involved with him at all (Wendy & Lisa - considering Prince's conflicts with them led to The Revolution breaking up, that's not at all surprising.) We have a page for them over at Music/PrincesAssociates.
15th May '16 9:14:19 AM eliaskelham
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DigitalPiracyIsEvil[=/=]DisneyOwnsThisTrope[=/=]NewMediaIsEvil: He's very well known for his stance against digital media, piracy and concert taping, and is just as easily mocked for the various [[FrivolousLawsuit Frivolous Lawsuits]] that stem from said beliefs.

to:

* DigitalPiracyIsEvil[=/=]DisneyOwnsThisTrope[=/=]NewMediaIsEvil: DigitalPiracyIsEvil[=/=]DisneyOwnsThisTrope[=/=]NewMediaAreEvil: He's very well known for his stance against digital media, piracy and concert taping, and is just as easily mocked for the various [[FrivolousLawsuit Frivolous Lawsuits]] that stem from said beliefs.
15th May '16 9:05:49 AM eliaskelham
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DigitalPiracyIsEvil[=/=]DisneyOwnsThisTrope[=/=]New Media Is Evil: He's very well known for his stance against digital media, piracy and concert taping, and is just as easily mocked for the various [[FrivolousLawsuit Frivolous Lawsuits]] that stem from said beliefs.

to:

* DigitalPiracyIsEvil[=/=]DisneyOwnsThisTrope[=/=]New Media Is Evil: DigitalPiracyIsEvil[=/=]DisneyOwnsThisTrope[=/=]NewMediaIsEvil: He's very well known for his stance against digital media, piracy and concert taping, and is just as easily mocked for the various [[FrivolousLawsuit Frivolous Lawsuits]] that stem from said beliefs.
5th May '16 6:14:17 PM wyattte
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: During an appearance on Series/TheView, Sherri Sheppard blurted out "You don't understand, Prince; I've wanted to make love to you my whole life!" Prince promptly walked off stage.
2nd May '16 6:56:57 PM rabidwolfe
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Bowdlerise: What he did with many of his lyrics in live shows after his conversion to Jehovah's Witness (see HijackedByJesus below).

to:

* Bowdlerise: {{Bowdlerise}}: What he did with many of his lyrics in live shows after his conversion to Jehovah's Witness (see HijackedByJesus below).
This list shows the last 10 events of 203. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.Prince