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Reply #30 posted 03/18/17 10:33am

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I would love more background info on Prince's idea 4 them.

I wonder why the look he styled them in...

The style not such an issue, it sorta meshed with the rest of the scene, but the patterns are extremely wild.

The outfit Sir Casey Terry wore, Prince was wearing during the Lovesexy period.

they didn't stick together very long, not enough money probably. Brown Mark didn't have a good word to say about Prince in those days, this was in the dave hill book pop life. Mark was easliy the bitterest of the revolution and probably with good reason, he was playing with Mazerati and they were his proteges until Prince took them over. I don't know much about them, they don't seem all that great from what little I've heard. Prince wrote kiss, had them work on it, took it back when his ear for a hit gave him the inclination and turned it into what we know today. The Mazerati version, haven't heard it in awhile, was nothing special.

not to mention being put in the back behind the 3 dancers

I've seen them perform and they are pretty live and wild.

Actually the progression of Kiss went from bad to ok to perfection

Prince's demo is horrible, what they all did with the music made it good, Casey Terry's delivery was weak, but it was still in working form. Prince's falsetto really made the song perfect

and I'm glad their chorus is on background

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 #31 posted 03/18/17 10:34am

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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 #32 posted 03/19/17 4:55am

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I love how they all wore their mum's curtains on stage.

Their debut is definitely my favourite Prince associated artists album.

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Reply #33 posted 03/19/17 5:37am

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PeteSilas said:




OldFriends4Sale said:




I would love more background info on Prince's idea 4 them.


I wonder why the look he styled them in...


The style not such an issue, it sorta meshed with the rest of the scene, but the patterns are extremely wild.


The outfit Sir Casey Terry wore, Prince was wearing during the Lovesexy period.






they didn't stick together very long, not enough money probably. Brown Mark didn't have a good word to say about Prince in those days, this was in the dave hill book pop life. Mark was easliy the bitterest of the revolution and probably with good reason, he was playing with Mazerati and they were his proteges until Prince took them over. I don't know much about them, they don't seem all that great from what little I've heard. Prince wrote kiss, had them work on it, took it back when his ear for a hit gave him the inclination and turned it into what we know today. The Mazerati version, haven't heard it in awhile, was nothing special.




not to mention being put in the back behind the 3 dancers



I've seen them perform and they are pretty live and wild.


Actually the progression of Kiss went from bad to ok to perfection


Prince's demo is horrible, what they all did with the music made it good, Casey Terry's delivery was weak, but it was still in working form. Prince's falsetto really made the song perfect


and I'm glad their chorus is on background





Kiss was never bad.
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jdcxc said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

not to mention being put in the back behind the 3 dancers

I've seen them perform and they are pretty live and wild.

Actually the progression of Kiss went from bad to ok to perfection

Prince's demo is horrible, what they all did with the music made it good, Casey Terry's delivery was weak, but it was still in working form. Prince's falsetto really made the song perfect

and I'm glad their chorus is on background

Kiss was never bad.

the demo was

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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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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 #37 posted 03/19/17 6:07pm

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Lonely Girl On Bourbon Street

There was a girl in love with me
I was all she wanted to be
We were young, happy and free
We watched our love grow through all the years

I called her my friend
We used to play house with Barbie and Ken
We’d ride our bikes through the park
We cried together afraid of the dark

If I could only see today, yesterday
I could have helped her up when she was down
And kept her off the streets
I moved away for a while and that’s when I lost my friend
Her mother told me and told me that she was on her way down

She wrote me a letter
It was the third of its kind
She told me she was happily getting married to some rich older guy
I went to see it for myself
And she was telling a lie
I saw her walking the streets with her skirt up high
I guess she told me a lie
‘Cause I saw her down on Bourbon Street
She was living a life of true and false reality
It really broke my heart
But a friend to her, I’ll always be
She’s just a lonely girl on Bourbon Street


I don’t understand, I don’t know what she wants
I don’t understand, I don’t know what she wants
Our worlds always change
We corrupt our minds
Everybody’s a treasure
Let’s perfect our minds
Where’s my little lady?
Where has she gone?
Where’s my little lady?
I think her destiny’s in the street

I said she wrote me a letter
It was the third of its kind
She told me she was happily getting married to some rich older guy
I went to see it for myself
And she was telling a lie
I saw her walking the street with her skirt up high

I guess she told me a lie
‘Cause I saw her down on Bourbon Street
She was living a life of true and false reality
It really broke my heart
But a friend to her, I’ll always be
She’s just a lonely girl on Bourbon Street

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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 #38 posted 03/19/17 6:17pm

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ROLLING STONE (1985)


PRINCE TALKS

BY NEAL KARLEN

What about the other bands? Apollonia, Vanity, Mazarati, the Family? What are you trying to express through them?

A lot has to do with them. They come to me with an idea, and I try to bring that forth. I don't give them anything. I don't say, "Okay, you're going to do this, and you're going to do that." I mean, it was Morris' idea to be as sick as he was. That was his personality. We both like Don King and get a lot of stuff off him.

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
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Reply #39 posted 03/20/17 6:48am

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ROLLING STONE (1985)


PRINCE TALKS

BY NEAL KARLEN

What about the other bands? Apollonia, Vanity, Mazarati, the Family? What are you trying to express through them?

A lot has to do with them. They come to me with an idea, and I try to bring that forth. I don't give them anything. I don't say, "Okay, you're going to do this, and you're going to do that." I mean, it was Morris' idea to be as sick as he was. That was his personality. We both like Don King and get a lot of stuff off him.

this just reminds me that Prince outright lied all the time. Morris never wanted to act like that and he supposedly fired his manager for making a clown out of him. This is why i don't take what any one person says as gospel, it's better to search for what they do.

We Are The Greatest!
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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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February 1, 1986

Prince, Andre Cymone & BrownMark guest on stage with Mazarati at St. Paul Winter Carnival's Fun Fair. They jammed 4 15 min on America and the Dance Electric.

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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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100 M.P.H.

There's a fairytale that says
Once upon a time
Funky music belong 2 people who
Drink cheap wine

CHORUS:
That's why I gotta get on my own way
That's the new golden rule
Enjoy the closest human
I'm much 2 hot 2 be cool
100 miles an hour, baby
That's what it's all about
I need a lover that could slow me down
Somebody that'll make me shout

There's a misconception that says
Everything on the one (Everything on the one)
And my first reaction is just try 2
Have a little fun

CHORUS

There's a fairytale that says
Twice in the Land of Oz
Dorothy made love 2 the Lion
Because because because...

CHORUS

Make me shout
Can U make me shout?

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100 M.P.H.
This is Prince's recording of the track he gave to Mazaratti for their 1986 self-titled album.

It is fairly close to the released version, containing lyrics inspired by the Wizard Of Oz,

among the usual sexual innuendoes.

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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released 6.19.1986

100 MPH was the second single to be released from Mazarati's first album Mazarati. It was released three months after the album. The single contained an edit of the track 100 MPH, not available elsewhere. 100 MPH featured Prince as writer and performer, although his performance input was uncredited. The b-side, Don't Leave Me Baby, was previously-unreleased, and did not involve Prince.

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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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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
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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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http://soultrain.com/2014...-mazarati/

The 80s: Mazarati

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In the mid-1980s, the Minneapolis, MN-based band Mazarati began as a side project for then-Prince bass player Mark Brown, who went by the stage name Brown Mark. Brown took the seven-piece funk/rock band under his wing and occasionally performed shows with the group. With some trepidation, Brown discussed the group with Prince and, after seeing the band perform, Prince urged Brown to produce and release the group’s 1986 debut album on Prince’s label, Paisley Park. Prince even gave the band a few songs for possible inclusion on the album. They kept the funk flavored tune “100 MPH,” which hit the Top 40, but passed on the song “Jerk Out,” which wound up being a top ten hit for the band The Time on their album Pandemonium in 1990. The third song was a slow, bluesy little tune that Prince recorded on acoustic guitar entitled “Kiss.” The band wasn’t feeling it in its original form but rearranged it into an up-tempo danceable track. Prince dug it so much, he took it back, reworked it a bit, added his own vocal (with Mazarati’s background vocals intact) and released it on his album Parade, where it became a number one, Grammy Award-winning hit. Mazarati saw modest success thanks to a combination of funk on the tunes “Players Ball” and “Stroke,” ballads like “I Guess It’s All Over” and “Lonely Girl On Bourbon Street,” and the psychedelic rock of “Strawberry Lover.” The group kicked off a rigorous national tour, sometimes playing four to seven nights a week, performing at the premiere party of the Prince’s feature film Under the Cherry Moon, on MTV and live shows which included venues of thousands of people along with small bars and clubs.

Fun Fact: At the band’s first gig at a club called Cabooze, tickets went for $2 a piece. After Prince and Brown Mark parted ways, the band signed with Motown Records and released their second album, Mazarati 2, which didn’t fare quite as well and was only released in Canada. Mazarati’s debut album is still a must-have for die hard fans of 80s Minneapolis musical magic.

—Montrose Cunningham

Montrose Cunningham is a Dallas, Texas-based, independent funk/rock/soul artist and devoted music aficionado, currently working on a Masters in Marketing degree. When he isn’t digging through the crates–digital and analog–he’s jamming with his band or hanging with his daughters, sometimes at the same time. Purchase his release Inertia at www.cdbaby.com/cd/montrose, follow him on Twitter @MontroseC and check out his blog, Daddy Rock Star.

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Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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100 MPH video

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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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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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