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Thread started 08/06/18 12:03pm

jungleluv

Your least favourite PRINCE music video?

Prince made some great music videos but there were also some that were not that good. Personally my least favourite is Paisley Park. It just seems 2 be random kids and adults hanging around a park. It's not very imaginitive or interesting 2 watch. It would have been better if Prince and The Revolution were in it. shrug

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Reply #1 posted 08/06/18 12:32pm

SimonCharles

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Go on - I'll have a go:

My Name Is Prince is pretty shocking.

Cream is saved only by his clothes.

Glam Slam for the lycra.

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Of the three - Cream - the silhouette jumping horn player...awful.

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I quite like Paisley Park.

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Reply #2 posted 08/06/18 1:04pm

paulludvig

D&P
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #3 posted 08/06/18 1:06pm

PeteSilas

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.

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Reply #4 posted 08/06/18 1:14pm

feeluupp

Paisley Park.

End of thread. lol

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Reply #5 posted 08/06/18 1:14pm

RJOrion

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World...




by a landslide...
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Reply #6 posted 08/06/18 1:24pm

PeteSilas

RJOrion said:

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World... by a landslide...

why?

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Reply #7 posted 08/06/18 1:56pm

TheFman

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

The worst: Holy River no contest.

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Reply #8 posted 08/06/18 8:56pm

Aethelherring

When 2 R In Love

If it even counts as a music video.

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/18 3:13am

Yewdale

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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.



Spot on. I agree with every word of this.

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Reply #10 posted 08/07/18 5:08am

dustoff

Easy -- Betcha By Golly Wow.

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Reply #11 posted 08/07/18 5:53am

Lianachan

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There are a few embarrassing ones - Gangster Glam, Automatic, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, all spring to mind.

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Reply #12 posted 08/07/18 6:31am

littlemissG

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I like the Love 2 the 9a video, however it is the worst cultural appropriation ever with Mayte in a hijab with a veil .
Prince would have been called on that today.
[Edited 8/7/18 6:37am]
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Reply #13 posted 08/07/18 6:39am

Poplife88

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Paisley Park...if you can call it a video.

Someone said they thought Glam Slam was the worst? I love that video...I am not the biggest fan of the song itself but seeing him perform it on the Lovesexy stage elevates it. I had a new respect for that song when I finally saw the video years later.

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Reply #14 posted 08/07/18 6:50am

jaawwnn

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I think Paisley Park annoys me because there's a decent idea there but it all feels half-assed and since no band members are in it people just kind of ignore it.

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Reply #15 posted 08/07/18 8:04am

littlemissG

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The video has nothing to with lyrics. It was a cheap and quick video.
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Reply #16 posted 08/07/18 8:58am

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It's real hard to not like a video that has Prince in it because hell, even if you don't like song, you can mute the volume and still enjoy the video. That's just FACT! So needless to say, but I will anyway, my least favorite Prince music videos are the ones his happy ass was not in. pout

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #17 posted 08/07/18 9:01am

thedance

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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!

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Reply #18 posted 08/07/18 9:09am

thedance

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Poplife88 said:

Paisley Park...if you can call it a video.

Someone said they thought Glam Slam was the worst? I love that video...I am not the biggest fan of the song itself but seeing him perform it on the Lovesexy stage elevates it. I had a new respect for that song when I finally saw the video years later.

me too......, cool


"Glam Slam" isn't the "worst" at all.... imoh as well. no no no!


Yes, I even love the song it self (and all of Lovesexy)-

and (like you) I love the musicvideo, Prince dancing blindfolded with with Cat... cool cool cool


"Glam Slam" thank u ma'am.... imho.. what a lovely (pop) song... music love

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Reply #19 posted 08/07/18 10:10am

sexton

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No votes yet for "When 2 R In Love"?

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Reply #20 posted 08/07/18 10:53am

kewlschool

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There are too many of them. It's easier to choose the great ones.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #21 posted 08/07/18 11:21am

Marrk

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sexton said:

No votes yet for "When 2 R In Love"?

The one and only time i saw it was on 'Beavis and Butthead'. lol

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #22 posted 08/07/18 11:35am

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littlemissG said:

I like the Love 2 the 9a video, however it is the worst cultural appropriation ever with Mayte in a hijab with a veil .
Prince would have been called on that today.
[Edited 8/7/18 6:37am]


Prince was telling a story through art. Mayte was playing a role. I swear political correctness will eventually suck the joy out of this world just watch.
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Reply #23 posted 08/07/18 11:45am

PeteSilas

i wonder why prince didn't care for video? Maybe he really never liked the medium to begin with, he (and I) are of a different time, many of us at least had a few years to realize how great music could be without anyone feeding us visuals. I still believe in the power of music to do all the image making in the mind of the listener. Before I even ever saw a prince video, I'd gotten powerful images to many of his songs on controversy, just listening to a tape in the dark, no vid needed.

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Reply #24 posted 08/07/18 12:09pm

djThunderfunk

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Betch. By. Golly. Wow.

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #25 posted 08/07/18 1:00pm

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"Come On"? Great song... bad video.

I was actually most disappointed (as in the ratio of my liking of the video is most different to how much I liked the song and how popular the song was) by "Get Off". That was a high profile opportunity.

I think his outfit and the general art direction and feel of that video is weak compared to the texture and mood of the song. They made that shit quickly onstage with no discipline of taste or style. They at least could have gone on location to some crazy building to film it. At least.

The yellow/orange carpet of the single packaging design should have been a cue to the right direction...

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Reply #26 posted 08/07/18 1:58pm

lion88

Chocolate Box, New Power Generation (escpecially because of the spoken movie segments mixed in the video)

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Reply #27 posted 08/07/18 3:11pm

RJOrion

PeteSilas said:



RJOrion said:


The Most Beautiful Girl In The World... by a landslide...

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...
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Reply #28 posted 08/07/18 4:09pm

Silvertongue7

I don’t really care much about the videos. I really like Kiss, and he had a couple of cool late ones (Cinamon Girl I seem to remember quite liking, but I haven’t seen it for about 13 years...). It’s funny though that so many people are referring to the D&P era videos as some of the worst when in another thread not so long ago they were being referred to as some of the best!
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Reply #29 posted 08/07/18 4:47pm

PeteSilas

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...

barbarella wasn't pretty enough for you? geez. actually, figured it was the "gaunt" appearance because usually people say that. as far as the women? I think the whole point was that a woman does not have to be physically beautiful to be beautiful. The song is great, his last real hit, either 1 or 2. us fans probably have a million we like better but they probably wouldv'e done no better on the charts.

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