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Old 05-02-2016, 10:40 PM   #211
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I'm getting a little tired of Billy Joel being the butt of jokes.

Also, there are new reports of a man claiming to be Prince's biological son. If true, he could stand to inherit Prince's entire fortune.

Man Who Claims He's Prince's Son Wants a DNA Test - Inside Edition
I saw this coming.

And that, friends, is why you write a will.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:43 PM   #212
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I had a parakeet named Prince, can I haz a million pleeze?
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:18 AM   #213
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Batdance has to be one of the strangest #1 singles of all time. I can't imagine listening to it more than once, let alone at all hours of the day all over the country.

I guess you had to be there.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:28 AM   #214
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Batdance has to be one of the strangest #1 singles of all time. I can't imagine listening to it more than once, let alone at all hours of the day all over the country.

I guess you had to be there.
Yeah, you really did. I was there when it came out, and still thought it was a weird single. But holy shit it was everywhere. It was one of those songs that you knew you'd never put on a mix tape or listen to a few years down the line, but it was part of the soundtrack to your summer.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:32 AM   #215
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I was in 7th grade when Batdance came out, and it was all kinds of awesome.

Still is.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:35 AM   #216
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Not one of Prince's better albums.

Yesterday I listened to the original test pressing of 1995's Come, which includes Endorphinmachine (eventually winding up on The Gold Experience), as well as Interactive and Strays of the World (both found on the Crystal Ball collection).

Even without those, this might be Prince's most underrated album.

Back further in time, I'd love to write a long article comparing the various 1987 albums; the Revolution-heavy, 18-track double album Dream Factory, the Camille "side project" with the new vocal affectation, the 22-track triple album Crystal Ball, and finally the official Sign O' The Times release, a consolidation of all three.

From what I've been listening to the last week, I'm convinced that Crystal Ball would have been an even greater release, with no filler despite the extra 6 songs. The only SOTT track missing would be U Got The Look, which I could live with.

Perhaps the most impressive, fascinating year of recording from any artist in history. What a wealth of riches.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:54 AM   #217
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Listened to my first Prince studio album recently - Sign o the Times based on the many recommendations here. What a crazy, wonderfully disjointed album. The second half in particular is stellar with its mixture of depraved and devotional tunes, at least as far as I am hearing it. It definitely sounds of its time in terms of production etc but not aggressively so.
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Re: Batdance. Yeah, perhaps you had to be there, but I still really dig it. Agree that the album itself is a bit subpar, although Trust is great.
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Heartbreaking. Help was on the way.

Prince died amid frantic plans for drug addiction treatment - StarTribune.com
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Agree that it's sad that he was so close to getting help, but it's equally sad that it had to get to such a crisis point before anyone did anything.
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It's just profoundly heartbreaking.

I don't know if this has been posted or not (did not see it during a quick scroll) but I remember watching this when it originally aired and probably have it on VHS in that box in the garage. It is really one of the best things ever.
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Agree that it's sad that he was so close to getting help, but it's equally sad that it had to get to such a crisis point before anyone did anything.
To be fair, we don't know if or when people tried to help him previously; maybe it was only recently that he was ready to accept help.
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I've been waiting to see what Rolling Stone would do for their cover.

Perfection.

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List of vault contents:
http://www.aux.tv/2016/05/99-items-f...-secret-vault/

Here's some things I found interesting:

Purple Rain 2: The Purpling

“Unity 4 The People” — Unreleased charity single with Michael Jackson. Shelved because Prince disapproved of Jackson’s intent to buy the Elephant Man’s bones.

Pure Energon — Transformers-themed concept album with the Information Society.

Morris Day-narrated Koko B. Ware (professional wrestler) documentary film.

Teal — Shelved album/image overhaul created before Prince adopted O(+>) in 1993.

“Teal Snow” — 19-minute extended music video directed by Tim Burton.

Teal Angels — Collection of six bedazzled stage outfits, complete with angel wings, designed for shelved stage show.


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