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Reply #60 posted 08/08/18 9:07pm

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PeteSilas said:

SoulAlive said:

yeah,supposedly he told her "Baby,I can't be doing that in a music video!" lol

i never got the impression she was too bright, not much of an actress either, can't see how she'd direct a good one.

She won an academy award for her acting in "L.A. Confidential"

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Reply #61 posted 08/08/18 9:23pm

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Aethelherring said:

When 2 R In Love

If it even counts as a music video.


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Reply #62 posted 08/08/18 11:19pm

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ufoclub said:

PeteSilas said:

i never got the impression she was too bright, not much of an actress either, can't see how she'd direct a good one.

She won an academy award for her acting in "L.A. Confidential"

admittedly, i don't know much about her, saw her in batman and the natural, what i recall most about her is she went bankrupt and wore clothes from prince's lovesexy era, that i guess he gave her, to court. a little wierd. on the positive side, she's part Indian so she can't be all bad.

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Reply #63 posted 08/09/18 2:28am

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PeteSilas said:

SoulAlive said:

yeah,supposedly he told her "Baby,I can't be doing that in a music video!" lol

i never got the impression she was too bright, not much of an actress either, can't see how she'd direct a good one.

Interestingly,Prince wanted her to co-star in Graffiti Bridge with him.The two of them even wrote an early script.One insider who saw the script described it this way: "it's about a man who goes on a search for God.God looked alot like Kim Basinger" lol

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Reply #64 posted 08/09/18 2:31am

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PeteSilas said:

why don't you like the TMBGITW video?

Prince looks sickly and gaunt in the face, and that red matador suit looks ridiculous...hair, sideburns and facial hair look silly...i didnt even like the song that much...there really arent any truly beautiful women in the video...scenes of Barbarella repeatedly "whipping" his hair around in circles is annoying as hell...

I don't like that video either.Prince's hairdo was ridiculous and he's wearing way too much makeup and eyeliner confused

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Reply #65 posted 08/09/18 4:25am

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RJOrion said:

PeteSilas said:

why?

Prince looks sickly and gaunt in the face, and that red matador suit looks ridiculous...hair, sideburns and facial hair look silly...i didnt even like the song that much...there really arent any truly beautiful women in the video...scenes of Barbarella repeatedly "whipping" his hair around in circles is annoying as hell...

What do you mean? Aren't you completely missing the point there. biggrin

I disliked the song and video simply because I found it vomit inducing.

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Reply #66 posted 08/09/18 4:34am

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PeteSilas said:

it's odd but true that one of the most visually attentive artists of his era made almost all his videos in a ramshackle, haphazard way. Never did really matter to me, all i really cared about was the song. But, I do think a couple of his vids really are bad, sott, don't know who's idea that was, probably not even Prince's, My name is Prince, only because the song is one of the weakest he ever did, not because of the vid itself, they say alphabet st. was shot without a lot of care but it's never struck me as all that bad. Most of his vids were pretty raw. Ironically, his later vids seemed to be more professional and thought out.

I really don’t understand the hate for the SOTT video – it’s one of his most innovative. The field of audio-responsive visuals is huge now, but that video was ahead of its time. It’s pretty rudimentary by today’s standards, but still...

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Reply #67 posted 08/09/18 6:02am

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fen said:

PeteSilas said:

it's odd but true that one of the most visually attentive artists of his era made almost all his videos in a ramshackle, haphazard way. Never did really matter to me, all i really cared about was the song. But, I do think a couple of his vids really are bad, sott, don't know who's idea that was, probably not even Prince's, My name is Prince, only because the song is one of the weakest he ever did, not because of the vid itself, they say alphabet st. was shot without a lot of care but it's never struck me as all that bad. Most of his vids were pretty raw. Ironically, his later vids seemed to be more professional and thought out.

I really don’t understand the hate for the SOTT video – it’s one of his most innovative. The field of audio-responsive visuals is huge now, but that video was ahead of its time. It’s pretty rudimentary by today’s standards, but still...

Agreed. It's one of the earliest lyric videos...

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Reply #68 posted 08/09/18 12:14pm

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I believe I love every music video from Prince, especially though from Controversy (1981) all the way to Gold (1996)

Raspberry Beret
Kiss
I Wish U Heaven
Batdance
Partyman

^these and more are amazing... heart


OK --- maybe I love them all (most of them 1981-1995)

because I was there at the time of release - yes, (from 1983 and on all the way)


Judged by today standards of music videoes I agree they look maybe a little "simple"

However what was extremely interesting back then was to witness "what look / image did Prince come up with" for the next album "project".


Prince's image and look was ever changing, especially in the great 80's.. it was so "über-cool" to witness!


For example some are disliking the Lovesexy videoes (Alphabet Street, calling this vid amateurish and other "shitty comments")..?


These fans are totally missing the point, I looooove Alphabet St. and in the spring 1988 this video was in high rotation on MTV and not that bad at all, no, actually this video is and was FANTASTIC,


Prince in his Lovesexy suit, the totally new & fresh Lovesexy look!


Anyway fans are different and some think it's bad, shame, back then it was amazing - and to me it will remain this, an amazing video from Prince, same with Glam Slam (great pop-funk), and the adorable I Wish U Heaven video, such a grat music video, like I have mentioned above!


I love them, those music videos, with simple still yet very much STYLE.


Ok rant over, still a shame about those who just can't appreciate these small steps in Prince "history", don't judge them by todays standards.. just enjoy them (like I do).. biggrin cool

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Reply #69 posted 08/09/18 12:21pm

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I wish the music videos were RELEASED - but not on youtube:


I Need a full Dvd - of them all!

Damn, a hard copy might seem unlikely because noone will pay anymore to have music..


F*ck streaming - it's killing the joy, call me old fashioned, I still love and need: Cd's, Lp's, Dvd's.. wink


Release it! A full Dvd / or BluRay.. worship



Better now, than never.. cool cool cool



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Reply #70 posted 08/09/18 12:35pm

PeteSilas

as i've said, i could do without the vids, i don't think they are that important, obviously prince must have had that sentiment somewhat and as far as "today's standards" even by the standards of that era, Mj had already ended the era of cheesy vids by that point, it was all about fancy shit. did it matter? not to me. the music was really what counted.

thedance said:

I believe I love every music video from Prince, especially though from Controversy (1981) all the way to Gold (1996)

Raspberry Beret
Kiss
I Wish U Heaven
Batdance
Partyman

^these and more are amazing... heart


OK --- maybe I love them all (most of them 1981-1995)

because I was there at the time of release - yes, (from 1983 and on all the way)


Judged by today standards of music videoes I agree they look maybe a little "simple"

However what was extremely interesting back then was to witness "what look / image did Prince come up with" for the next album "project".


Prince's image and look was ever changing, especially in the great 80's.. it was so "über-cool" to witness!


For example some are disliking the Lovesexy videoes (Alphabet Street, calling this vid amateurish and other "shitty comments")..?


These fans are totally missing the point, I looooove Alphabet St. and in the spring 1988 this video was in high rotation on MTV and not that bad at all, no, actually this video is and was FANTASTIC,


Prince in his Lovesexy suit, the totally new & fresh Lovesexy look!


Anyway fans are different and some think it's bad, shame, back then it was amazing - and to me it will remain this, an amazing video from Prince, same with Glam Slam (great pop-funk), and the adorable I Wish U Heaven video, such a grat music video, like I have mentioned above!


I love them, those music videos, with simple still yet very much STYLE.


Ok rant over, still a shame about those who just can't appreciate these small steps in Prince "history", don't judge them by todays standards.. just enjoy them (like I do).. biggrin cool

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Reply #71 posted 08/09/18 12:36pm

PeteSilas

OperatingThetan said:

fen said:

I really don’t understand the hate for the SOTT video – it’s one of his most innovative. The field of audio-responsive visuals is huge now, but that video was ahead of its time. It’s pretty rudimentary by today’s standards, but still...

Agreed. It's one of the earliest lyric videos...

ya, all it needed was a bouncing ball on the lyrics.

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Reply #72 posted 08/09/18 1:46pm

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TheFman said:

Oh wow, I LOVE the Paisley Park video! Shocking!!

The worst: Holy River no contest.


Voilà.


The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #73 posted 08/09/18 2:08pm

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thedance said:

I agree on Paisley Park is bad, because it has no Prince content, (appearance)


SOTT the song, this has no appearance - still amazing because of those strong messages / lyrics..


what a shame Pop Life + If I Was Your Girlfriend are without music videos!


Thank God they weren't ruined by the usual bland video.

The SOTT video, you had to be there to understand the impact.
Have an two hours of 1987 MTV heavy rotation, then switch to this.
The visual minimalism matched the rawness of the beat, the sparseness of the blues.

It's not just a wink to Bob Dylan: it invents the Emoji heart,
the electronic display of text. We know take the visuals of "Toy Story" for granted,
but it was a very slow process.

I still believe it's an incredible piece of computer graphics,
and of course, Times New Roman, because of fate and technology.
The coldness you get from the crude digital is just the perfect landscape
for Prince's anguished voice at the turn of the millenium.
It's like an archive recording found in a dystopian future.
All that are left are lyrics depicting not just headlines, but human frailties
and repeated catastrophies through history.
And hence having a computer rolling the lyrics is just perfect.

Y'all act like Prince had a video to make, it did not care,
but the ones in charge here, they did very well considering the raw material (no visuals of Prince)
and tools (no shooting of Prince) at their disposal.
He tried to make people work under stress, and for a while, it was great.
The visual art direction of his eightes albums were astounding.

As for the "Paisley Park" video director, that's either Prince or someone who had a joint too far,
which in either case provides a satisfatory explanation.

But yeah, imagine Prince collaborating with a visual Clare Fischer...
Like the folks in charge of Peter Gabriel's So: Don't Give Up, Big Time, and the other one, I can't remember...
But I've always found Prince's music fine without visuals, it's so expressive
that whole worlds an situations come right out of it.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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