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(NYPost)   Thirty years ago, Prince's "Purple Rain" opens in theaters. Here's the story of the first "Parental Advisory" sticker which adorned the soundtrack and 9 other things you probably didn't know   (nypost.com) divider line 64
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2014-07-27 08:01:45 AM  
...and her other daughter went on to write for "Futurama".

And now you know.... the rest of the story.
 
2014-07-27 08:59:26 AM  
 
2014-07-27 09:00:13 AM  

rocinante721: Your welcome


Yes ... autocorrect substituted the wrong homonym
 
2014-07-27 09:09:11 AM  
OOOOWEEEEOOOOWEEEEOO!
 
2014-07-27 09:15:47 AM  
/CSB

I was...13? 14? I was a HUGE Prince fan at the time. Even wanted to dress like him (the fact that I was a tall, chubby white kid never crossed my mind). Talked my dad into buying me tickets (first R-rated movie I saw in a theater) and took this girl I'd just started dating. Got my first (and, sadly, only!) theater handy!
It was a short-lived phase as, not long after, a friend played Ride the Lighning for me and His Purpleness was all but forgotten. (though When Doves Cry still brings a smile to my face)

//End CSB
 
2014-07-27 09:17:59 AM  

rocinante721: Your welcome


Good call except the band was called Vanity Six, not Apollonia Six.

But Nasty Girl is better.
 
2014-07-27 09:26:07 AM  
30 years? Damn. The calender pages are flipping by like a flip book at this point in my life.
 
2014-07-27 09:39:12 AM  
And Tipper Gore pissed off enough 30 something voters with her crap that it cost Al Gore the Presidential election
 
2014-07-27 09:40:01 AM  
The first parental advisory sticker I ever saw was actually on the Who's 1978 release "Who Are You." It specified which side of the album and which specific track to avoid if you didn't want your kid to hear Roger Daltrey sing the word "f*ck."

Very considerate of MCA, I thought.
 
2014-07-27 09:43:31 AM  
Never understood what the big deal was. Continue liking what I don't like though, if it suits you.
 
2014-07-27 09:43:47 AM  
Never understood the craze with Prince. His stuff is ok but not awesome.
 
2014-07-27 09:44:22 AM  

Gunderson: And Tipper Gore pissed off enough 30 something voters with her crap that it cost Al Gore the Presidential election


Helen Lovejoy knows no party lines.
 
2014-07-27 09:45:37 AM  

tzzhc4: Never understood the craze with Prince. His stuff is ok but not awesome.


His early, really REALLY filthy stuff is actually pretty remarkable musically.
 
2014-07-27 10:05:12 AM  

theflatline: rocinante721: Your welcome

Good call except the band was called Vanity Six, not Apollonia Six.

But Nasty Girl is better.


read the article Vanity 6 was created and run by Prince, when the chick fronting it bailed on Purple Rain to do other things "Apollonia 6" was born.
 
2014-07-27 10:08:38 AM  

maelstrom0370: /CSB

I was...13? 14? I was a HUGE Prince fan at the time. Even wanted to dress like him (the fact that I was a tall, chubby white kid never crossed my mind). Talked my dad into buying me tickets (first R-rated movie I saw in a theater) and took this girl I'd just started dating. Got my first (and, sadly, only!) theater handy!
It was a short-lived phase as, not long after, a friend played Ride the Lighning for me and His Purpleness was all but forgotten. (though When Doves Cry still brings a smile to my face)

//End CSB


ooohhoooohooo
 
2014-07-27 10:27:43 AM  

tzzhc4: Never understood the craze with Prince. His stuff is ok but not awesome.


No offense meant if I'm wrong, musical tastes vary but I'm going to guess you are early to mid 30s or younger, ie. you came along after Prince's heyday. As this article suggests there are quite a few ways in which he changed pop music and growing up after those changes would minimize the impact Prince's music had on you. To you he doesn't sound all that different to what you grew up on because they sound somewhat like him.

Funny enough I assume this not because you don't love him but because you don't hate him either. Most of us who grew up on his music were on one side or the other solidly.
 
2014-07-27 10:44:00 AM  

Digitalstrange: tzzhc4: Never understood the craze with Prince. His stuff is ok but not awesome.

No offense meant if I'm wrong, musical tastes vary but I'm going to guess you are early to mid 30s or younger, ie. you came along after Prince's heyday. As this article suggests there are quite a few ways in which he changed pop music and growing up after those changes would minimize the impact Prince's music had on you. To you he doesn't sound all that different to what you grew up on because they sound somewhat like him.

Funny enough I assume this not because you don't love him but because you don't hate him either. Most of us who grew up on his music were on one side or the other solidly.


I love his early stuff; after he had the dispute and changed his name it seems to have gone downhill.
 
2014-07-27 11:00:41 AM  

Digitalstrange: tzzhc4: Never understood the craze with Prince. His stuff is ok but not awesome.

No offense meant if I'm wrong, musical tastes vary but I'm going to guess you are early to mid 30s or younger, ie. you came along after Prince's heyday. As this article suggests there are quite a few ways in which he changed pop music and growing up after those changes would minimize the impact Prince's music had on you. To you he doesn't sound all that different to what you grew up on because they sound somewhat like him.

Funny enough I assume this not because you don't love him but because you don't hate him either. Most of us who grew up on his music were on one side or the other solidly.


Much truth in this statement. And sadly this doesn't just apply to Prince, but practically every "big thing" from the 80s.

-Mike Tyson
-Michael Jackson
-Metallica
-Eddie Murphy

And others I'm sure.
 
2014-07-27 11:05:33 AM  
I'm off to cleanse myself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
 
2014-07-27 11:16:45 AM  

rocinante721: Your welcome


That ain't Lake Minnetonka.
 
2014-07-27 11:43:58 AM  
Proving once and for all how much of a douchebag, Prince really is.
 
2014-07-27 11:58:02 AM  
I had a Purple Rain 45. Yes, the record was purple.
 
2014-07-27 11:59:03 AM  
FTA

The part of Prince's love interest in the film was initially given to Denise Matthews, a k a Vanity. She was a member of Vanity 6 - a girl-band put together and controlled by Prince - but pulled out of the film at the last minute. Many speculate that she and Prince were dating and had a blowout, but director Albert Magnoli claims it was because she was offered a role in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (her role in that film ended up on the cutting room floor).

After Vanity left the project, her role was offered to Jennifer Beals of "Flashdance" fame - but she turned it down because she wanted to go to college. (Beals went on to earn a degree in American literature from Yale in 1987.)


Worst decisions ever.
 
2014-07-27 12:04:38 PM  
FTFA: However, because Prince and the Revolution were such a tight band, they only needed a week to get everything in the can.

Giggity.
 
2014-07-27 12:05:22 PM  
Dirty Mind is one of the best albums OF ALL TIME!!

Also, Wendy and Lisa put out some good stuff. Here's one from the late 90s. All I could find was a live version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt2v0THptDI&list=PLxCsSu74M_gvxhXery7 F0 C1f9G37oIndy
 
2014-07-27 12:09:07 PM  

maelstrom0370: /CSB

I was...13? 14? I was a HUGE Prince fan at the time. Even wanted to dress like him (the fact that I was a tall, chubby white kid never crossed my mind). Talked my dad into buying me tickets (first R-rated movie I saw in a theater) and took this girl I'd just started dating. Got my first (and, sadly, only!) theater handy!
It was a short-lived phase as, not long after, a friend played Ride the Lighning for me and His Purpleness was all but forgotten. (though When Doves Cry still brings a smile to my face)

//End CSB




I'm sure Metallica turned many a young man away from women.
 
2014-07-27 12:16:02 PM  
Two more years until Under the Cherry Moon turns 30. Then, as the prophecy says, all Gen-Xers succumb to mass dementia and Prince's movies are finally enjoyable to watch.
 
2014-07-27 12:23:12 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: maelstrom0370: /CSB

I was...13? 14? I was a HUGE Prince fan at the time. Even wanted to dress like him (the fact that I was a tall, chubby white kid never crossed my mind). Talked my dad into buying me tickets (first R-rated movie I saw in a theater) and took this girl I'd just started dating. Got my first (and, sadly, only!) theater handy!
It was a short-lived phase as, not long after, a friend played Ride the Lighning for me and His Purpleness was all but forgotten. (though When Doves Cry still brings a smile to my face)

//End CSB

I'm sure Metallica turned many a young man away from women.


Hmmmm...
As insults go, that was a bit of a stretch. I did mention a girl and Metallica in the same post, though, so...2/10? Sound fair?
 
2014-07-27 12:26:32 PM  
Good music, but really a pretty mediocre movie.  Morris Day stole the show.
 
2014-07-27 12:30:36 PM  
Kevin Smith's run in with Prince is pretty funny

I saw Prince on his Musicology tour (04 I think) and it was a great show. super tight band and great set list.
I think he's a very prolific writer along the lines of Zappa in that he puts out so much stuff not all of it is going to be to my liking.

/saw Zappa too
//3 times in 1988
///mind still blown
 
2014-07-27 12:30:39 PM  
Morris Day and The Time's performances are the only reason to watch that movie.
 
2014-07-27 12:38:14 PM  
The Clintons and the Gores tried to ban all rock n roll, before Al Gore had the audacity to quote Janis Joplin while running for President in 2000. You know damn well he and his statist wife would have tried to ban her too if she was contemporary. Clinton would continue this trend by attempting to ban all porn on the Internet in 96.

Then in 2011, Hillary would try to blame a Youtube video for a terrorist attack. The reason for this was for her support with a UN resolution making blasphemy (for Islam anyway) a hate crime. All three instances backfired.
 
2014-07-27 12:38:31 PM  
 
2014-07-27 12:46:18 PM  

maelstrom0370: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: maelstrom0370: /CSB

I was...13? 14? I was a HUGE Prince fan at the time. Even wanted to dress like him (the fact that I was a tall, chubby white kid never crossed my mind). Talked my dad into buying me tickets (first R-rated movie I saw in a theater) and took this girl I'd just started dating. Got my first (and, sadly, only!) theater handy!
It was a short-lived phase as, not long after, a friend played Ride the Lighning for me and His Purpleness was all but forgotten. (though When Doves Cry still brings a smile to my face)

//End CSB

I'm sure Metallica turned many a young man away from women.

Hmmmm...
As insults go, that was a bit of a stretch. I did mention a girl and Metallica in the same post, though, so...2/10? Sound fair?


I thought ride the lightening meant butt sex too.
 
2014-07-27 12:46:38 PM  

LegacyDL: Digitalstrange: tzzhc4: Never understood the craze with Prince. His stuff is ok but not awesome.

No offense meant if I'm wrong, musical tastes vary but I'm going to guess you are early to mid 30s or younger, ie. you came along after Prince's heyday. As this article suggests there are quite a few ways in which he changed pop music and growing up after those changes would minimize the impact Prince's music had on you. To you he doesn't sound all that different to what you grew up on because they sound somewhat like him.

Funny enough I assume this not because you don't love him but because you don't hate him either. Most of us who grew up on his music were on one side or the other solidly.

Much truth in this statement. And sadly this doesn't just apply to Prince, but practically every "big thing" from the 80s.

-Mike Tyson
-Michael Jackson
-Metallica
-Eddie Murphy

And others I'm sure.


Hmm. . .let's have a stab.

Mike Tyson - Whored out like a lipstick smeared princess with daddy issues by Don King.  I would almost swear he took a dive in the Buster Douglas fight and never recovered.

Michael Jackson - Awesome performer.  Truly larger than life itself when Thriller came out.  For those who were not alive to witness it, it was like Jesus indeed appeared and was black.  However, the Pepsi incident seemed to get him hooked on painkillers and Elizabeth Taylor giving advice to him to do what he wants with his money pair with his damaged psyche led to the Black and White album as well as leaving himself open to more boy-touching allegations than your local choir boy summer cap (On record, I doubt he sexually touched the boys; however, YOU WERE A GROWN MAN, MICHAEL.  GROWN MEN ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE SLUMBER PARTIES WITH CHILDREN.)

Metallica - Master of Puppets stood out and after that they sold out.  Lars got mad in the 90s because file-sharers got a hold of one of their songs and were criticizing it before it was completed/released (he does have a problem with talking too damn much).  I have heard they put on an awesome live show - at least until recently.

Eddie Murphy - Trading Places, Coming to America, 48 Hours. Beverly Hills Cop - he could not lose. Then came Raw - not funny.  Apparently he was believing the hype and drank too much of the kool-aid.  Pair that with the fact that he stated he will not do films his children cannot enjoy and you have a non-funny man.  Sort of like your buddy at the party who told one funny joke years ago that a few people laughed out now thinking they are the life of the party.  Pathetic.  The only recent role of note for him was that of an equus sidekick to an animated ogre

markfara: The first parental advisory sticker I ever saw was actually on the Who's 1978 release "Who Are You." It specified which side of the album and which specific track to avoid if you didn't want your kid to hear Roger Daltrey sing the word "f*ck."

Very considerate of MCA, I thought.


On a slight threadjack, reading a bit on Comics Code Authority (linky) shows that morale regulation has been out for quite some time.  Tipper was dumb enough to put her face on what was, at that time, recently viewed as a over-reaching monster.  If I remember correctly, Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) spoke before Congress in defense of some of his songs and was accused of being disrespectful to Senator Gore's wife.

Of course, that was the age they claimed rock and roll to be the devil's music and the cause of teen suicides.

Good times.
 
2014-07-27 12:48:53 PM  

Broktun: Forward fast to 3:25 for Prince goodness



Nice!
 
2014-07-27 12:50:00 PM  

orange whip: I saw Prince on his Musicology tour (04 I think) and it was a great show. super tight band and great set list.
I think he's a very prolific writer along the lines of Zappa in that he puts out so much stuff not all of it is going to be to my liking.


In Prince's case, there's also a ton of unreleased stuff that will never see the light of day.  He's the kind of guy who could record an entire album of stuff and then decide "meh, don't feel like releasing it".  If you thought the posthumous releases of Tupac and Hendrix were excessive, I can't imagine how many full-length posthumous Prince albums will appear.
 
2014-07-27 12:50:52 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: rocinante721: Your welcome

That ain't Lake Minnetonka.


My friends and I were all thinking the same thing before Prince said it in the movie because we lived on Lake Minnetonka and we're like that ain't it.
 
2014-07-27 12:53:34 PM  

K3rmy: On a slight threadjack, reading a bit on Comics Code Authority (linky) shows that morale regulation has been out for quite some time.  Tipper was dumb enough to put her face on what was, at that time, recently viewed as a over-reaching monster.  If I remember correctly, Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) spoke before Congress in defense of some of his songs and was accused of being disrespectful to Senator Gore's wife.


If you haven't already, you should definitely check out some of the Congressional testimony from those hearings.  Dee Snider and Frank Zappa were amazing.  Everybody was completely stunned that these rock stars with filthy songs were incredibly well-spoken and could go toe-to-toe with the senators there.  Then there was the real surprise for Tipper, John Denver.  With how wholesome his image was, she never expected him to so ardently support free expression in music.
 
2014-07-27 12:55:41 PM  

mcreadyblue: I thought ride the lightening meant butt sex too.


You've been on some strange dates.
 
2014-07-27 12:57:20 PM  

K3rmy: Hmm. . .let's have a stab.

Mike Tyson - Whored out like a lipstick smeared princess with daddy issues by Don King. I would almost swear he took a dive in the Buster Douglas fight and never recovered.

Michael Jackson - Awesome performer. Truly larger than life itself when Thriller came out. For those who were not alive to witness it, it was like Jesus indeed appeared and was black. However, the Pepsi incident seemed to get him hooked on painkillers and Elizabeth Taylor giving advice to him to do what he wants with his money pair with his damaged psyche led to the Black and White album as well as leaving himself open to more boy-touching allegations than your local choir boy summer cap (On record, I doubt he sexually touched the boys; however, YOU WERE A GROWN MAN, MICHAEL. GROWN MEN ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE SLUMBER PARTIES WITH CHILDREN.)

Metallica - Master of Puppets stood out and after that they sold out. Lars got mad in the 90s because file-sharers got a hold of one of their songs and were criticizing it before it was completed/released (he does have a problem with talking too damn much). I have heard they put on an awesome live show - at least until recently.

Eddie Murphy - Trading Places, Coming to America, 48 Hours. Beverly Hills Cop - he could not lose. Then came Raw - not funny. Apparently he was believing the hype and drank too much of the kool-aid. Pair that with the fact that he stated he will not do films his children cannot enjoy and you have a non-funny man. Sort of like your buddy at the party who told one funny joke years ago that a few people laughed out now thinking they are the life of the party. Pathetic. The only recent role of note for him was that of an equus sidekick to an animated ogre

markfara: The first parental advisory sticker I ever saw was actually on the Who's 1978 release "Who Are You." It specified which side of the album and which specific track to avoid if you didn't want your kid to hear Roger Daltrey sing the word "f*ck."

Very considerate of MCA, I thought.

On a slight threadjack, reading a bit on Comics Code Authority (linky) shows that morale regulation has been out for quite some time. Tipper was dumb enough to put her face on what was, at that time, recently viewed as a over-reaching monster. If I remember correctly, Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) spoke before Congress in defense of some of his songs and was accused of being disrespectful to Senator Gore's wife.

Of course, that was the age they claimed rock and roll to be the devil's music and the cause of teen suicides.

Good times.


Here's the entire PMRC hearing.  I remember the ruckus that started and we all despised Tipper Gore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65BxvSNa2o

Here's another short clip with some background info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pvmyNnepTk

Dee Snyder pissed off all of the prissy twats in Congress by stating he is an entertainer and it is not his responsibility as to what people's children are exposed to hearing or seeing.  It is the responsibility of the parent(s) to know what the children are doing.
 
2014-07-27 01:00:31 PM  
One of my favorite prince performances.

/crappy vidya quality though
 
2014-07-27 01:45:05 PM  
I'll just say that Prince was two of the five best concerts I've seen in my life.

Wendy & Lisa are awesome, by the way, as were Susannah Melvoin (Wendy's sister) and Jill Jones.

The Vanity 6 version of "Sex Shooter" is better than the Apollonia 6 version, in my opinion:  http://youtu.be/4_Aws_qyyrM
 
2014-07-27 01:45:30 PM  
That movie was good for only two reasons.
 
2014-07-27 01:47:04 PM  
We got to see Appolonia's titties. That's all that matters.
 
2014-07-27 01:47:53 PM  

ongbok: FTA

The part of Prince's love interest in the film was initially given to Denise Matthews, a k a Vanity. She was a member of Vanity 6 - a girl-band put together and controlled by Prince - but pulled out of the film at the last minute. Many speculate that she and Prince were dating and had a blowout, but director Albert Magnoli claims it was because she was offered a role in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" (her role in that film ended up on the cutting room floor).

After Vanity left the project, her role was offered to Jennifer Beals of "Flashdance" fame - but she turned it down because she wanted to go to college. (Beals went on to earn a degree in American literature from Yale in 1987.)

Worst decisions ever.


Denise Matthews - yes

Jennifer Beals is still is getting steady work.
 
2014-07-27 02:04:51 PM  

NeoCortex42: orange whip: I saw Prince on his Musicology tour (04 I think) and it was a great show. super tight band and great set list.
I think he's a very prolific writer along the lines of Zappa in that he puts out so much stuff not all of it is going to be to my liking.

In Prince's case, there's also a ton of unreleased stuff that will never see the light of day.  He's the kind of guy who could record an entire album of stuff and then decide "meh, don't feel like releasing it".  If you thought the posthumous releases of Tupac and Hendrix were excessive, I can't imagine how many full-length posthumous Prince albums will appear.


The Kevin Smith story about his time with Prince is very enlightening when it comes to this subject. He backs this idea up. He essentially witnessed Prince doing this very thing: Making music then sealing it away, never to see the light of day while he yet lives.

It's also just a funny, weird story about an eclectic artist.  http://youtu.be/Gy_cLJ19HMg  (It's probably NSFW, as it's Smith talking and he swears a lot).
 
2014-07-27 02:14:05 PM  
Vanity
Apollonia
Sheila E.

fap fap fap
 
2014-07-27 02:15:59 PM  

Billy Liar: Good music, but really a pretty mediocre movie.  Morris Day stole the show.


I would have said great soundtrack and terrible movie...

Morris Day was great
 
2014-07-27 03:31:16 PM  
Good thing he didn't go with the Nexus 6...

www.phuturama.de
 
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