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Lovesexy era 1988-1989

*And the music continued 4ever...

Life can only be understood backwards

But it must be lived 4wards

-Cat

the New P♥wer of L♥vesexy

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The album, the photoshoots, the outfits, the videos, the muses the concept the aftershows

the music, the music the music

Prince

Camille

Spooky Electric

Dr Fink

Sheila E

Eric Leeds

Alan Leeds

Steve Fargnoli

Cat

Atlanta Bliss
Miko Weaver
Levi Seacer Jr

Boni Boyer

Ingrid Chavez

Anna Garcia

arrow the tour(non Aftershows) celebrated/discussed seperately
the Lovesexy tour 1988-1989
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Welcome 2 the New Power Generation
The reason why my voice is so clear
Is there's no smack in my brain

Spooky Electric must die. Die in the hearts of all who
want love. Die in the hearts of men who want change.
Die in the bodies of women who want babies that will grow up
with a New Power Soul.

L♥ve Life, L♥vesexy -- the feeling
u get when u fall in love, not with a girl or boy but with the
heavens above. L♥vesexy -- endorphin.

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Reply #1 posted 05/04/18 12:17am

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My favourite album.

Of P.

Of the world.

Of the Universe.



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But something had changed. Prince believed that he had experienced a spiritual and moral epiphany, and that Chavez, serving as a guide, had shown him the way to greater connection with God and other people. The Black Album, he decided, represented the anger and licentiousness that he must leave behind. After casting about for months for a way to truly put the Revolution era behind him, he had found one.

Having shelved the Black Album, Prince immediately threw himself into the recording of his next LP, Lovesexy, which he conceived as a document of his epiphany.

...

Moreover, very few of Prince's associates related to the lyrical messages, and also wondered why Ingred Chavez, who seemed to some a bit odd, was playing such a huge role. When band members seemed confused by the lyrics of the title track, he rerecorded it to make the meaning ring out more clearly. It still didn't work. "I did not understand what the term 'lovesexy' was supposed to mean," Eric Leeds said. "People weren't getting it."

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If you have this on cassette, hold the cover up to the sunlight. The heart shaped "YES" logo is superimposed perfectly on Prince's thigh from the other side of the sleeve.

In the credits, there's a yes/heart and it says "Prince/whatever". In the title track, he says "it leaves my name upon my thigh". Clever I've always felt. It HAD to have been intentional.

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herb4 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:


If you have this on cassette, hold the cover up to the sunlight. The heart shaped "YES" logo is superimposed perfectly on Prince's thigh from the other side of the sleeve.

In the credits, there's a yes/heart and it says "Prince/whatever". In the title track, he says "it leaves my name upon my thigh". Clever I've always felt. It HAD to have been intentional.

Wow really, I'm going to have to get with someone who has the cassette. I love hidden stuff like this.

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Blue Tuesday 12.1.1987

Prince

Matt Fink
Warner Bro.

Karen Krattinger

Marylou Badeaux
Susan Rogers

Eric Leads

Cat Glover
Gilbert Davison
Mo Ostin

Ingrid Chavez

From the perspective of Warner Bros., the Black Album was emblematic of the label's concerns about Prince's career. Increasingly, his marketing decisions seemed designed to alienate the public rather than to increase his record sales; meanwhile, his material was becoming consistently less accessible. The company desperately wanted Prince to come up with catchy songs that would re-establish him as a potent hit-maker and guide him back towards Purple Rain-like levels of fame. What it got instead was The Black Album.

Despite Warners trepidation, plans for the release went forward and hundreds of thousands of vinyl albums, cassettes, and compact discs were pressed for distribution. As he often did just before putting out new albums, Prince went to a nightclub to audition it for an unsuspecting public. On December 1,1987- a little more than a week before its scheduled release-Prince went to Rupert's, a Minneapolis dance club. Entering undetected by the crowd, he made his way to the deejay booth and played songs without fanfare to see how club goers would react.



insert from: NightGod My source: Cat Glover

I filmed a behind the scenes video of her modeling shoot last year (the one many of you have seen on youtube), and spent a couple days hanging out with Cat Glover. She is very open and shared some amazing stories with me. This is one:

1987: Prince had never tried Ecstasy, and was curious about it after Cat told him what it felt like. He asked Cat to get him some (it came from her, where the common misconception is that it came from Ingrid). Cat was in LA when Prince made his request. She got some and flew in to MN and was staying at a hotel when Prince's limo showed up. While they were both in her room, Cat suggested Prince take half a dose "because he was so small". He took the full dose and told Cat to wait for him. He rode off in his limo and Cat didn't hear from him until much later.

Prince decided to go to a club while he was tripping. It was here that he met Ingrid Chavez, which eventually led them to Paisley Park. Cat said she didn't think Ingrid knew Prince was tripping on E. Prince called Cat later from the limo and told her about Ingrid. She was riding with him at that point, and the three of them went out to Paisley, making for a historical night in Prince's career.

Even more interesting is her source for where she got the Ecstasy in the first place: Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


As the music played over the sound system, Prince mingled with the crowd and eventually became involved in a detailed conversation with a singer-songwriter-poet in her early twenties named Ingrid Chavez. An attractive brunette with a serious and reflective air, Chavez had moved to Minneapolis several years earlier to work on music with a friend. But that collaboration had soured, and since then she had been working alone on her poetry and spoken-word pieces. Like Prince, Chavez had grown up in a strictly religious home (in her case, Baptist), but as an adult she too sought spiritual answers outside the confines of any specific religion.

Prince and Chavez seemed fascinated by each other despite an apperent lack of sexual chemistry, and, after a while, they drove back to the recently completed Paisley Park studio complex. They continued a lengthy and intense conversation about religious issues, love, and life fulfillment, but Prince eventually excused himself, saying he had a stomachache. Waiting to see where the strange night would go next, Chavez stayed put while Prince disappeared elsewhere in the complex.

At about 1:30am Karen Krattinger received a strange phone call. Speaking with uncharacteristic emotion, Prince apologized for having been so hard on her, said he had trouble expressing his feelings, and that he loved her.

At about the same time that night, Susan Rogers also got a phone call from Prince, asking her to come to Paisley Park. After four years as Prince's engineer, she had resigned that post shortly after the completion of the Black Album i October 1987. But she agreed to go to the studio. Arriving in the rehearsal room, she found it dark, save for a few red candles that cast ominous shadows across the walls. Out of the gloom she heard a woman's voice.

"Are you looking for Prince?"
Rogers, who would later learn this was Chavez, answered, "Yes."
"Well, he's here somewhere," Chavez replied.
Abruptly, Prince emerged out of the darkness, looking unlike she had ever seen him before. "I'm certain he was high," Rogers said. "His pupils were really dilated. He looked like he was tripping."
As he had with Krattinger, Prince struggled to connect emotionally with Rogers. "I just want to know one thing. Do you still love me?" Rogers, startled, said she did, and that she knew he loved her.
"Will you stay?" Prince asked.
"No, I won't," she said, and left the complex.
"It was really scary," she recalled of the evening.
Matt Fink confirmed the sequence of events, saying he was told by bodyguard Gilbert Davison, who was present at Paisley Park that evening, that Prince had taken the drug Ecstasy. "He had a bad trip, and felt that [the Black Album] was the devil working through him," Fink said. Chavez has also said that in the course of the evening Prince decided that The Black Album represented an evil force.

...

But something had changed. Prince believed that he had experienced a spiritual and moral epiphany, and that Chavez, serving as a guide, had shown him the way to greater connection with God and other people. The Black Album, he decided, represented the anger and licentiousness that he must leave behind. After casting about for months for a way to truly put the Revolution era behind him, he had found one.

Days after the ecstasy trip, Prince contacted Warner Bros. chairman Mo Ostin and insisted that the Black Album, with its release just days away, be canceled. "Prince was very adamant and pleaded with Mo," recalled Marylou Badeaux. Although Ostin ultimately agreed, halting the release was a logistical nightmare for Warners. Five hundred thousand LPs - which now needed to be destroyed - had been pressed, and were on loading docks ready for shipment to stores. A small number of vinyl records and cds escaped destruction, and The Black Album quickly became available on the bootleg market, with fans selling and trading cassette duplicates of widely varying fidelity.

Prince has never given a clear public explanation of the decision to shelve the album, but the program from his next tour included a cryptic discussion of the Black Album's "evil" nature, and refers to December 1, 1987 (the night he spent with Chavez at Paisley Park), as "Blue Tuesday."

Having shelved the Black Album, Prince immediately threw himself into the recording of his next LP, Lovesexy, which he conceived as a document of his epiphany.

The cloud lifted, Prince began work on another record. Unlike The Black Album, its vibe was fueled by his newfound positivity. Lovesexy arrived on May 10, 1988, with a naked Prince on the cover, sitting atop an orchid. It was his most spiritual album to date, recorded in just seven weeks, from mid-December 1987 to late January 1988, its theme rooted in the struggle between good and evil. Alphabet St. was the first single to hit the airwaves, and immediately become a Top 10 hit. Lovesexy’s opening track is a song called Eye No, and the spoken lyrics at the beginning of the song belonged to a female that Prince referred to as his ‘Spirit Child’:

Rain is wet and sugar is sweet / Clap your hands and stomp your feet / Everybody, everybody knows / When love calls you gotta go

The voice belongs to Chavez.

“After meeting Prince, we started spending more and more time together,” she says. “It was a period of great creativity for both of us, and we were inspired by each other. For me, stepping into his world was like a fairy tale. Just being exposed to his creativity was unreal. Lovesexy is like a snapshot of our time together.”

What many don’t realize is that, while Prince was hard at work on Lovesexy, he was simultaneously working with Chavez on material for her debut album.

“It started when he put me in the studio at Paisley Park, just to see what I could do,” Chavez explains. “It was just me by myself, which was a little intimidating, and I honestly had no idea what I was going to do once I go there. I was nervous and recorded some very strange pieces, but Prince was great at making me feel comfortable. It was magical. He seemed so relaxed during that period when we were together.

“Some of the music that I produced during those sessions was open word. I wasn’t sure what his reaction would be, but he really liked my speaking voice, so I think that’s where he got this idea for a poetry album. He said, ‘If you write 21 poems, we’ll do a poetry record.’ Of course I agreed. I wrote feverishly for the next two weeks to get them done.”

The music that emerged would ultimately be called May 19, 1992.

Lovesexy and May 19, 1992 are two records that almost mirror each other,” she says. “We were having some very deep, spiritual conversations during that period. I was writing poems at the same time that he was writing Lovesexy, and we spent a lot of time talking. Because of that, the two records have the same themes. Lovesexy has I Wish U Heaven, and my record has Heaven Must Be Near, and they are very similar because we were talking about the same things, challenging each other, sharing our thoughts and emotions. We talked a lot about God, love, and sex…how we felt about those things. I don’t remember the specifics of the conversations, but the whole process was more like an experience or a journey – a discovery – rather than two people sitting down and writing lyrics.”

A nude Prince on the Lovesexy cover was met with commercial resistance; Wal-Mart refused to carry the record, and there were other chains that carried it but wouldn’t put it out on the floor. By then, Chavez’s run-time with her new friend had run its course.

“The amount of time that we spent with each other was relatively short,” Chavez offers. “It was maybe three months in total, but in those three months we spent a lot of time together, and we wrote two records – he wrote his, and I wrote mine. Mine didn’t come out until a few years later, but they were written at the same time.”

Their recordings finished, Prince turned his attention to touring.

“Our work just took us in different directions,” Chavez says. “That was an intense period of time; it was like being in a winter bunker with him for three months. We were just together for that whole season. A year later, I got a call from him, and he said he’d been working on Heaven Must Be Near, so then we started working on it again.”

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Cross The Line is an unreleased song by Ingrid Chavez, recorded with an improvised musical backing by Prince in mid-December 1987, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (shortly after cancelling the release of "The Black Album", ... Prince's music comprised of reversed synth and organ sounds following Ingrid Chavez's spoken part. Her vocals were later lifted and incorporated into Intermission, which (as a studio track played over the PA) opened the second half of Lovesexy Tour shows. Cross The Line remains unreleased, however.

-PrinceVault

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In the Distance, a Light shines

In the Distance
A Light shines and I know it is mine
Someday I will touch it
because it calls me
It says Cross the Line, Cross the Line

* excerpt from a poem by Ingrid Chavez

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Cross the Line

Go 2 School
Get a Job
U can rule
while I'm tending

the garden

I would tend your flowers

How general would it B

by works we speak
funk me

Would taste so beautiful
and smell so sweet

I'll lick your body

from your head 2 your feet

say the sings I want 2 hear
U can be my dame
I'll B your sheik
And your legs

your lover,

your slave the way U B

The reason U keep him

your tongue

your kind

U love it

Suck your man

2 understand

I love U
Cause God gave U 2 me

so 4 ever I will B

your fantasy

I know U R there

Can U feel me?

Cross the Line

[poem from the Line]


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3.2.1988

Radio City Music Hall NYC

1988 Grammy Awards

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1988
Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Album of the Year for "Sign O' The Times"


1988:Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "U Got The Look"
shared with Sheena Easton

1988:Got nomination for Grammy Award
category Best R&B Song for "U Got The Look"

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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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What's the matter with your life
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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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March 1988

photoshoot with Joel Bernstein

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

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 m
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Reply #11 posted 05/09/18 11:32am

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should these type of threads be consider OF4S J/O threads?

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luvsexy4all said:

should these type of threads be consider OF4S J/O threads?

yuck eeeweeee yuck ill

My And the Music Continued 4ever threads...

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luvsexy4all said:

should these type of threads be consider OF4S J/O threads?

yuck eeeweeee yuck ill

My And the Music Continued 4ever threads...

just playin with ya

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luvsexy4all said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

yuck eeeweeee yuck ill

My And the Music Continued 4ever threads...

just playin with ya

I know

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"Anna Stesia" is, without a doubt, my favourite song from Lovesexy. It's absolutely brilliant and, I believe, among the creme de la creme of his catalogue.
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Anna Stesia

Have U ever been so lonely
That U felt like U were the
Only one in this world?

Have U ever wanted 2 play
With someone so much U'd take
Any one boy or girl?

Anna Stesia come 2 me
Talk 2 me, ravish me
Liberate my mind
Tell me what U think of me
Praise me, craze me
Out this space and time

Between white and black, night and day
Black night seemed like the only way...
So I danced

Music late, nothing great (Music late, nothing great)
No way 2 differentiate (No way 2 differentiate)
I took a chance

Gregory looks just like a ghost
And then a beautiful girl the most
Wets her lips 2 say

"We could live 4 a little while
If U could just learn 2 smile
U and I could fly away, fly away."

Anna Stesia come 2 me
Talk 2 me, ravish me
Liberate my mind
Tell me what U think of me
Praise me, craze me
Out this space and time

Maybe, maybe, maybe I could learn 2 love
I mean the right way, I mean the only way
Perhaps U could show me, baby (show me, baby)

Anna Stesia come 2 me
Talk 2 me, ravish me
Liberate my mind

Maybe, maybe, maybe I could learn 2 love
If I was just closer 2 somethin' (closer)
Closer 2 your higher self
I don't know
Closer 2 heaven (Maybe) closer 2 God (closer to God)

Save me Jesus, I've been a fool
How could I forget that U are the rule
U are my God, I am Your child
From now on, 4 U I shall be wild
I shall be quick I shall be strong
I'll tell Your story, no matter how long (no matter how... no matter)

We're just a play in Your master plan
Now, my Lord I understand

(I understand)

Love is God, God is love
Girls and boys love God above
[repeated over chorus]
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Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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yes His hair was devine during this era nod

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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206Michelle said:

"Anna Stesia" is, without a doubt, my favourite song from Lovesexy. It's absolutely brilliant and, I believe, among the creme de la creme of his catalogue.

Anna Stesia is beautiful.

Those fashion choices on the other hand...whooo boy...

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herb4 said:

206Michelle said:

"Anna Stesia" is, without a doubt, my favourite song from Lovesexy. It's absolutely brilliant and, I believe, among the creme de la creme of his catalogue.

Anna Stesia is beautiful.

Those fashion choices on the other hand...whooo boy...

I hear you, herb. I feel that the Lovesexy era is average fashion-wise, when compared to other eras of his career. Fashionably speaking, it's not his best era but it's not his worst era either. I'm very outfit-by-outfit in terms of my feelings about Lovesexy-era fashion. Some outfits I hate, some outfits I love, and a lot of them I'm indifferent about because it was 1988...the fashion was just over-the-top at that time, in general.

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#1 era....

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It’s probably his most unforgettable album cover aside from PR’s cover, and that’s only because PR is so famous.
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French photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino told Beaupré that before he met Prince, he was “completely under his spell.” The photographer was inspired by the “apocalyptic discourse” in Prince’s songs about spirituality and sexuality, finding the Purple One “kind of tantric.” Mondino’s fascination makes sense, given his ongoing music video collaborations with another pop icon most inspired by sex and religion, Madonna.

For the cover of Lovesexy, Mondino made a sketch, photographed Prince in a studio in Los Angeles, and then used the only retouching machine in Paris to manipulate the image, ultimately creating a collaged, orchid-flecked cover devoid of text. When Prince came to Paris to see the prints, he destroyed everything and told Mondino simply: “I think what you did with the flowers was the best.”

The cover, featuring a nude Prince with a somewhat phallic-looking flower stamen pointing upwards, was banned in several states—a “religious image par excellence,” as Mondino said. Beaupré compared Mondino’s sensibility to that of “a DJ with a 6-by-6 format” and “a man of ideas first and then a photographer.”

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With Prince you did just one shot, but it certainly made its mark… How did that cover come about?
Before I met him, I was completely under Prince's spell. There was no one above him. Sure there'd been Talking Heads, Devo, and a few others… But Prince! He was doing pop, electro, funk, he sang like an angel, he could play everything, he had the look, he had Wendy and Lisa… I fell head over heels in love with Prince. He asked me to make a video for him. I spent a week in his company at the time of Lovesexy. We were in the studio in Minneapolis and he said we were leaving the next day for Los Angeles and suggested I do the album cover. We were supposed to talk and find ideas in the plane. But then we weren't together and so when we got to L.A. he invited me to come find and him at a club that night. And there he was with his Los Angeles entourage, Sheila E, Mike Tyson… As the night went on I began to get anxious, the studio was booked. Later

he told me we'd talk over breakfast. Obviously I didn't sleep a wink. So I went to the essence of a choir boy: the Sistine Chapel. Prince's discourse is pretty apocalyptic, Sign O' The Times, 1999, and yet at the same time kind of tantric, that way he talks about spirituality and sexuality. I did a little drawing during the night, starting from the idea of a nude. In the morning he said, "It's perfect." That same night we chose just one Ekta which I took back to Paris with me. Then I scanned that photo and used the only machine that could retouch in Paris. It was my friend Kiki Picasso who had the demonstration model. Prince took a plane and we all found ourselves in the kitchen, the kids horsing around with his bodyguards. In the end Prince destroyed everything, and he said to me, "I think what you did with the flowers was best." The cover came out and got banned in quite a few States. It's a religious image par excellence.

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Spooky Electric must die. Die in the hearts of all who
want love. Die in the hearts of men who want change.
Die in the bodies of women who want babies that will grow up
with a New Power Soul. Love Life, Lovesexy -- the feeling
u get when u fall in love, not with a girl or boy but with the
heavens above. Lovesexy -- endorphin. Camille figured out
what 2 feel. Glam Slam Escape -- the Sexuality Real.
Tonight we make love with only words. Girls first. This
feeling's so good in every single way.
God is alive! Let Him touch u and He will quench
every thirst. Let him touch u and an aura of peace will adorn u.
God is alive!
Let Him touch u and your own Lovesexy will be born.
Let Him touch u, let Him touch u, and Heaven is yours.
Welcome 2 the New Power Generation.

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Eye EyeBlue.png No
© 1988 Paisley Park Records

Rain is wet and sugar is sweet
Clap your hands and stomp your feet
Everybody, everybody knows
When Love calls, U gotta go
(I know) {repeat in BG}


Welcome 2 the New Power Generation
The reason why my voice is so clear
Is there's no smack in my brain
(This soul belongs to God)

Hundalasiliah! I know there is a heaven, I know there is a hell
Listen 2 me people, I got a story 2 tell
I know there was confusion, lightnin' all around me
That's when I called His name
Don't U know He found me?

No! - is what Spooky Electric say, it's not OK (No!)
But I know that Love is the only way till my dyin' day (No!)
Till my dyin' day I'll be OK
Cuz Lovesexy is the one till my day is done
Hundalasiliah! (Yeah oh!)

I know there is a devil because he talks so loud
He makes U do things your friends do (Do what your friends do)
Hang out with the crowd
But my Lord, He's so quiet when He calls your name
When U hear it your heart will thunder
U will wanna hear it every day

No! (People) - is what Spooky Electric say (Tell me, what'd he say?) (No!)
But don't U know that I know Love is the only way till my dyin' day (No!)
Till my dyin' day I'll be OK
Cuz Lovesexy is the one till my day is done
Hundalasiliah!

Alright y'all, everybody in the house (Serve it up, Frankie)
Here's what I want U 2 do (Ooh child!)
Raise your hand up straight in the air
Swing it 2 the right, savoir-faire
Up on the 2, swing on the 4
Everybody on the dance floor

(Shout - "Ho!") {repeat}
Sho'nuff
Y'all ain't got it, U're dead!
Go ahead {x4}
(Frankie, play!)

Raise your hand up straight in the air (I know)

(Put your hand up) {x2}
Alright y'all, come on, uh
Yeah

(Say no) (No!)
If U can't find your way, everybody say (Say no) (No!)
If U're afraid, everybody ain't got it made
(If U're lookin 4 the crown, come on y'all) (Say no) (No!)
If U want a drug other than the God above (Say it) (No!)
If U need a drink every single day (Sing it)
Then blow that devil away!

(Say yes) (Yes!)
If U want this feeling called love
(Oh yeah, come on, y'all) (Say it) (Yes!)
If U want it now raise your hand 2 the man above
(Y'all 2, I gotta say it) (Yes!)
Up on the 2, swing right on the 4
(It's alright, it's alright) (Yes!)
We want everybody 2 open this door! (Come on)

Yeah!

If U don't wanna live life under the gun (I know)
We know a better way 2 have some fun (I know)
I know there is a heaven and a hell
I know there is a heaven and a hell

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Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Tell U what (Give it up, yeah!)

Man, are we on the guest list? (Guest list? What guest list?)
We on the guest list, right?

I don't see no 5 dollars U owe me
(Can't wait till I get my own, how 'bout U?)
OK (I got those 2 right here)
(Yo later, I'm goin back 2 the place)
They are back!
I'm gonna go 2 the bar (I'm goin' home)
I'm gonna have one of those sandwiches (Yes)

I can't take 'em 2 the club 2 date us

Sleep sandwich
That's right

I can't take but so much

The meat between 3 sheets

I know it was her

That's right

That's what I'm talkin' about

A peanut-butter sandwich

Her and her girlfriend
The one that was standin' right next 2 my woman (D)
Standin right next 2 my woman

Let us praise God with the fruit of the vine (E)

My name's Andre Crabtree III (Ooh-wee! Did U see that?)

Our innocent symbol of glory

I've got more holes than a golf course (That don't mean shit) (Taxi)

And thank Him 4 your blessings of the past week
(I got a white / blue car and…)
(Where's the car, dude?) (And a red)
(I said who parked the car?) (No!)
4 life and 4 Prince... (Funk it!)


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The song's music is largely taken from The Ball (see The Ball for full details of that track). The music was largely re-recorded with his new band, however (and the lyrics are entirely different). Basic tracking of Eye88black.png No took place on 11 December 1987 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN (on the same day as Positivity). The 'party' segue from The Ball to Joy In Repetition as included on the aborted 1986 Crystal Ball album was kept between Eye88black.png No and Alphabet St. (and again in 1990 between We Can Funk and Joy In Repetition). The track marks the first released appearance of Ingrid Chavez on a Prince recording.

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The Ball
Written The Ball is an unreleased track recorded on 26 July 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, "The Ball" is a straightforward party song with no deep message, Prince has "no time for attitudes" and urges everybody to give up "any notion about the way things are" and come to the Crystal Ball to "get loose." Most of music was reused for "I No" on Lovesexy. In fact, Prince even kept the "party talk" that was used as a segue between "The Ball" and "Joy In Repetition." A part of the segue was used once again when most of the original recording of "Joy In Repetition" turned up on Graffiti Bridge. "The Ball" was intended to open side four of the 3-LP Crystal Ball.

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Prince (Portrait in Psychedelic Colors), 1988

Archival Pigment Print

Matthew Rolston

Featuring glamorous lighting and surrealistic levels of detail, Matthew Rolston’s imagery has greatly contributed to contemporary American portrait aesthetics. Though his contemporaries later included fellow 1980s magazine photographers Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, and Annie Leibovitz, Rolston got his start at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. His “Talking Heads” series, his first foray into fine art, comprises hundreds of photographs of antique ventriloquist dummies from the Vent Haven Museum in Kentucky. He photographed the dummies in the close-cropped style of Andy Warhol’s beau monde portraits. While the visual vocabulary of “Talking Heads” is akin to magazine portraiture, the masks themselves are rooted in art historical precedents such as Egyptian busts and Greco-Roman panels.

American, b. 1955, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California

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I thought(assumed) these were photographed in 1989 during the Batman era

Yes I know that a lot of Lovesexy photos were used during the Batman period and even into Graffiti Bridge

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The above is simply the strangest most unlike Prince photo of Prince I have ever seen. The eyebrows are not normal Lovesexy big and bushy style either.
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