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Thread started 12/06/17 12:16pm

LaurenceNoonan

Worst Prince Album Covers ?

.Graffiti Bridge

.Emancipation

.One Night Alone

.The Chocolate Invasion

.The Slaughterhouse

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Reply #1 posted 12/06/17 12:38pm

RodeoSchro

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Yeah, well YOU try buying "Lovesexy" at the only record store in a hick Texas town.

I was lucky to make it out of there alive.

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Reply #2 posted 12/06/17 1:56pm

EmmaMcG

A lot of his mid to late 90's albums have really bad covers. Very cheap looking. The Chocolate Invasion and Slaughterhouse albums beat them to the title of worst though, I think.

My favourite Prince album cover is either Batman or Purple Rain.
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Reply #3 posted 12/06/17 1:56pm

LaurenceNoonan

RodeoSchro said:

Yeah, well YOU try buying "Lovesexy" at the only record store in a hick Texas town.

I was lucky to make it out of there alive.


Oh wow...
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Reply #4 posted 12/06/17 1:57pm

hyperpessimist

Overall his good covers are the exception IMHO (Dirty Mind, 1999, ATWIAD, Parade, SOTT, Lovesexy, Come, 3121... maybe a couple more)

I find the worst to be

- Graffiti Bridge

- Emancipation

- The Vault

- Rave

- One Nite Alone

- Xpectation

... oh, and the D+P hologram... ouch.

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/17 1:58pm

LaurenceNoonan

EmmaMcG said:

A lot of his mid to late 90's albums have really bad covers. Very cheap looking. The Chocolate Invasion and Slaughterhouse albums beat them to the title of worst though, I think.

My favourite Prince album cover is either Batman or Purple Rain.


Yeah I noticed that even with the Vault CD the graphic on the wall and The Chocolate Invasion and Slaughterhouse just look really ugly.
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Reply #6 posted 12/06/17 2:01pm

LaurenceNoonan

hyperpessimist said:

Overall his good covers are the exception IMHO (Dirty Mind, 1999, ATWIAD, Parade, SOTT, Lovesexy, Come, 3121... maybe a couple more)


I find the worst to be


- Graffiti Bridge


- Emancipation


- The Vault


- Rave


- One Nite Alone


- Xpectation


... oh, and the D+P hologram... ouch.

[Edited 12/6/17 13:58pm]


I never got the Eggs and The Flower Symbol on the Piano and Xpectation was okay, Rave reminded me of MJs Bad and I didn't mind the Dimainds and Pearls Cover I think the international one is way better tho.
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Reply #7 posted 12/06/17 2:09pm

emesem

No doubt its New Power Soul

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Reply #8 posted 12/06/17 2:43pm

LaurenceNoonan

emesem said:

No doubt its New Power Soul


WHAT!!! Prince looked cool (in my opinion) But I didn't like the text on the side and the way the symbol looked
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Reply #9 posted 12/06/17 2:43pm

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Diamonds and Pearls

The Rainbow Children

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
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Reply #10 posted 12/06/17 2:48pm

LaurenceNoonan

FullLipsDotNose said:

Diamonds and Pearls


The Rainbow Children


I didn't mind the Rainbow Children and The I international D and P or Holographic?
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Reply #11 posted 12/06/17 11:19pm

FullLipsDotNos
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LaurenceNoonan said:

FullLipsDotNose said:

Diamonds and Pearls

The Rainbow Children

I didn't mind the Rainbow Children and The I international D and P or Holographic?

The holographic one.

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
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Reply #12 posted 12/07/17 2:06am

novabrkr

The packaging of Emancipation reminds me of a budget CD-ROM game from the mid-90s. It's not so bad that I "couldn't look at it", but pretty damn bad for something that was supposedly such an important release for him.

I didn't warm up to the shoddy image manipulation inside the booklet either.

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Reply #13 posted 12/07/17 3:19am

leecaldon

I don't think album covers were ever a Prince strong point.

1999 from the 'classic' era stands out to me as a disappointment, along with For You and Prince.

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Reply #14 posted 12/07/17 4:39am

themend

leecaldon said:

I don't think album covers were ever a Prince strong point.



1999 from the 'classic' era stands out to me as a disappointment, along with For You and Prince.



Wow!? 1999 is one of my very favourites! Least favourite? Maybe AOA, or MPLSound.
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Reply #15 posted 12/07/17 8:55am

LaurenceNoonan

FullLipsDotNose said:



LaurenceNoonan said:


FullLipsDotNose said:

Diamonds and Pearls


The Rainbow Children



I didn't mind the Rainbow Children and The I international D and P or Holographic?

The holographic one.



Oh yeah I can agree
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Reply #16 posted 12/07/17 8:56am

LaurenceNoonan

novabrkr said:

The packaging of Emancipation reminds me of a budget CD-ROM game from the mid-90s. It's not so bad that I "couldn't look at it", but pretty damn bad for something that was supposedly such an important release for him.

I didn't warm up to the shoddy image manipulation inside the booklet either.


Yeah I know what you mean and I also agree
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Reply #17 posted 12/07/17 8:57am

LaurenceNoonan

leecaldon said:

I don't think album covers were ever a Prince strong point.



1999 from the 'classic' era stands out to me as a disappointment, along with For You and Prince.


I like the covers for "For You" and "1999" but I have to admit that at first I never really liked it
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Reply #18 posted 12/07/17 10:56am

OnlyNDaUsa

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RodeoSchro said:

Yeah, well YOU try buying "Lovesexy" at the only record store in a hick Texas town.

I was lucky to make it out of there alive.

yeah about that.... you didn't... the last 29+ years are just your mind projecting a life... it is actually just now 2000 and guess what... we've got flying cars!

"I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President..." Juanita Broaddrick
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Reply #19 posted 12/07/17 11:14am

laytonian

OnlyNDaUsa said:



RodeoSchro said:


Yeah, well YOU try buying "Lovesexy" at the only record store in a hick Texas town.

I was lucky to make it out of there alive.





yeah about that.... you didn't... the last 29+ years are just your mind projecting a life... it is actually just now 2000 and guess what... we've got flying cars!



I don't know what your avatar means but constantly reading on Hillary Clinton is ridiculous.
She hasn't had any federal position for five years.
Get over her. It's so Freudian.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #20 posted 12/07/17 11:51am

OnlyNDaUsa

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laytonian said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

yeah about that.... you didn't... the last 29+ years are just your mind projecting a life... it is actually just now 2000 and guess what... we've got flying cars!

I don't know what your avatar means but constantly reading on Hillary Clinton is ridiculous. She hasn't had any federal position for five years. Get over her. It's so Freudian.


It means Turn Down Hillary or something like that... you mad she lost that is cool... I am not happy with who we have: make no mistake. But this post is off topic and more of an orgnote issue.


Oh, and when/if Ben gets the avatar function fixed I will likely go back to my old one... but for now I have this because it helps me see my posts in a thread. And you know: Freud Hillary. (think Bill uses the cigar on her?)

"I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President..." Juanita Broaddrick
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Reply #21 posted 12/07/17 12:19pm

DarkKnight1

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Lovesexy is by far the most absurd Prince cover....and there are some pretty bad ones.

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Reply #22 posted 12/07/17 12:24pm

purplepolitici
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evillol

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Reply #23 posted 12/07/17 2:05pm

Wolfie87

Well, at least he didn't have anything to be ashamed of next to his "rivals" during the same time. JJ "Control", never, MJ Thriller or Bad, no way. Madonna , True Blue or Like a Virgin maybe on par with him. Even Like A Prayer.
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Reply #24 posted 12/07/17 3:03pm

RJOrion

Worst Prince Album Covers?

Diamonds & Pearls

The Gold Experience

Prince

Xpectation

PlectrumElectrum

both HitnRun lps

...but 20Ten is by far THE worst... the cartoon image of him in full "sashay" mode (complete with drawn in nappy chest hair), is hideous

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Reply #25 posted 12/07/17 3:13pm

LaurenceNoonan

purplepolitician said:



evillol


Omg
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Reply #26 posted 12/07/17 3:14pm

LaurenceNoonan

Wolfie87 said:

Well, at least he didn't have anything to be ashamed of next to his "rivals" during the same time. JJ "Control", never, MJ Thriller or Bad, no way. Madonna , True Blue or Like a Virgin maybe on par with him. Even Like A Prayer.

What do you mean ?
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Reply #27 posted 12/07/17 3:14pm

LaurenceNoonan

RJOrion said:

Worst Prince Album Covers?



Diamonds & Pearls


The Gold Experience


Prince


Xpectation


PlectrumElectrum


both HitnRun lps




...but 20Ten is by far THE worst... the cartoon image of him in full "sashay" mode (complete with drawn in nappy chest hair), is hideous

[Edited 12/7/17 15:04pm]



Yeah 20Ten is kinda ugly but I do like something about it
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Reply #28 posted 12/07/17 6:55pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Yeah, well YOU try buying "Lovesexy" at the only record store in a hick Texas town.

I was lucky to make it out of there alive.

I think it is a good album cover though

Should have been an inside photo though like the Controversy or 1999 albums

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #29 posted 12/08/17 7:17am

leecaldon

themend said:

leecaldon said:

I don't think album covers were ever a Prince strong point.

1999 from the 'classic' era stands out to me as a disappointment, along with For You and Prince.

Wow!? 1999 is one of my very favourites! Least favourite? Maybe AOA, or MPLSound.

I have AOA on my wall smile

I just find the colours really muted, the drawings really unappealing, the general layout to be unattractive to the eye. Much prefer some of the single covers and inner artwork.

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