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Thread started 06/01/07 7:22am

DreamyPopRoyal
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You mean Prince wasn't the first one who did this?

I just heard this on GMA this morning.

40 years ago today, The Beatles released their infamous album "Sgt Pepper's Band"...

I've never heard of this album, but it's apparently voted the best rock album ever made... but I'm not so knowledgable about the Beatles.

They told the story behind it. The Beatles locked themselves in a studio for 4 months to record it (which was unhear of at the time). It's the first album where lyrics were poetry, all the songs fit together like a puzzle and they were the first ones to use a studio like a laboratory.

Man, when I heard this, it kinda took a little of the magic away from Prince. I thought he was the first and only person who used the studio like that. But then again, he's not the first one to play guitar like that (Jimi Hendrix came b4 him) and have that kind of stage presence (James Brown came b4 him there).

It makes him seem a little more human. He merely adopted such things for his own style & has made it work for him.

Just goes to show what I know shrug
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Reply #1 posted 06/01/07 7:24am

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Never heard of Sergenat Pepper????? eek
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Reply #2 posted 06/01/07 7:29am

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DreamyPop you are very young, but wow I can't believe you never heard of Sgt. Pepper?!
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Reply #3 posted 06/01/07 7:31am

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DreamyPopRoyalty said:

I just heard this on GMA this morning.

40 years ago today, The Beatles released their infamous album "Sgt Pepper's Band"...

I've never heard of this album, but it's apparently voted the best rock album ever made... but I'm not so knowledgable about the Beatles.

They told the story behind it. The Beatles locked themselves in a studio for 4 months to record it (which was unhear of at the time). It's the first album where lyrics were poetry, all the songs fit together like a puzzle and they were the first ones to use a studio like a laboratory.

Man, when I heard this, it kinda took a little of the magic away from Prince. I thought he was the first and only person who used the studio like that. But then again, he's not the first one to play guitar like that (Jimi Hendrix came b4 him) and have that kind of stage presence (James Brown came b4 him there).

It makes him seem a little more human. He merely adopted such things for his own style & has made it work for him.

Just goes to show what I know shrug

eek eek omfg omfg shocked shocked
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Reply #4 posted 06/01/07 7:32am

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

DreamyPop you are very young, but wow I can't believe you never heard of Sgt. Pepper?!


i bought when i was about 10
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Reply #5 posted 06/01/07 7:32am

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Dude... WTF?!
Baby, that was much too fast... 1958-2016
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Reply #6 posted 06/01/07 7:35am

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

DreamyPop you are very young, but wow I can't believe you never heard of Sgt. Pepper?!

And even spookier then that, that you would let someone else's success take away from your admiration for Prince is just weird. Sgt Pepper's is an all time great, go down in history album, but it should not take anything away from Prince.
Side note...growing up, by brother was as a fan of the Beatles as I was of Prince. Drove my mom nut's!
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Reply #7 posted 06/01/07 7:36am

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Go buy the cd. The Beatles are fantastic!
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DreamyPopRoyalty said:

I just heard this on GMA this morning.

40 years ago today, The Beatles released their infamous album "Sgt Pepper's Band"...

I've never heard of this album, but it's apparently voted the best rock album ever made... but I'm not so knowledgable about the Beatles.

They told the story behind it. The Beatles locked themselves in a studio for 4 months to record it (which was unhear of at the time). It's the first album where lyrics were poetry, all the songs fit together like a puzzle and they were the first ones to use a studio like a laboratory.

Man, when I heard this, it kinda took a little of the magic away from Prince. I thought he was the first and only person who used the studio like that. But then again, he's not the first one to play guitar like that (Jimi Hendrix came b4 him) and have that kind of stage presence (James Brown came b4 him there).

It makes him seem a little more human. He merely adopted such things for his own style & has made it work for him.

Just goes to show what I know shrug




ahhhhh, that hurt me inside. How can you have not heard of Seargent Peppers? Have you been living under a rock your whole life? It's probably the most well known album of all time, next to Thriller.

I'm sure there's a lot of things that you think Prince was the first to do, when he wasn't. Not to say he hasn't ever been the first to do something, he has.

But probably a lot less than what you may think.

Ouch.....knowing and appreciating The Beatles impact on modern music is the first step in understanding contemporary music. They were the first to do a LOT of things.

If you want to understand where Prince's musical sound mainly comes from as well, you should look into some Sly Stone and George Clinton's bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Also some Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

I can't imagine you would have heard any of that stuff if you've been oblivious to The Beatles and had never heard of Sgt Pepper.
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Reply #9 posted 06/01/07 9:03am

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I've heard the name... I just never knew who/what it was.

I'm 20... Prince is the first (and so far only) artist from "the past" (not huge/popular when I was growing up- from the 80's or b4)... so give me a little breathing room lol

I doubt there's anything that can take away from the huge admiration I already have for his Greatness (just heard some incredible material of his for the first time today). I wanna go around saying that so-and-so stole Prince's thunder by doing w/e... but I can't cuz they did it first. I just didn't know.
I guess that does prove that great minds think alike.

My college roommate from freshman year was probably the hugest Beatles fans I've ever met. She'd play a lot of their music and their movies (i didnt even know they made any... but again, I wouldnt known Prince did 'under the cherry moon' & 'graffiti bridge' if i hadnt come here, so that shows what i know) and i do dig their stuff. I just haven't dove into headfirst. [and we apparently think alike cuz she's a huge Prince fan as well... just not quite sure how much, thu... we dont see each other much]

I've dedicated myself 2 getting to know Prince, I hardly have the time for other artists anymore.


wait a sec... was this the supposed album The Beatles did when they were high?
not that it makes any difference 2 me, I'm just curious.
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Reply #10 posted 06/01/07 9:28am

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DreamyPopRoyalty said:


I'm 20... Prince is the first (and so far only) artist from "the past" (not huge/popular when I was growing up- from the 80's or b4)... so give me a little breathing room lol



I'm 20, too, sugar. Age ain't nuthin but a number.

But I been in the music industry since the day I was born, so...
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Prince has been described as a walking encyclopedia of rock history, in that he encompasses a whole range of styles, music, moves, trademarks from various artists through rock n' roll history. The deeper the knowledge you have of pop history the more you can appreciate where Prince's music and style develops from, it certainly wasn't created in a bubble free from influences.

He is complicated, not some one-dimensional heavy metal band whose influence is solely Black Sabbath or something, and this gives his music great depth and a longevity to trying to understand and appreciate it.
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Reply #12 posted 06/01/07 2:02pm

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you cant use age as an excuse..."srgt peppers" was my favorite album when i was 6
now ive moved onto abbey road and the white album more
but seriously
check the beatles out
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Reply #13 posted 06/01/07 3:21pm

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shockadelicaa said:

you cant use age as an excuse..."srgt peppers" was my favorite album when i was 6
now ive moved onto abbey road and the white album more
but seriously
check the beatles out


I plan to... I just won't go out of my way to start a collection of their material. Doing it with Prince's stuff is already time-consuming enough.

giggle I thought the "age excuse" would work on u guys... but it's not like I was given this big introduction to The Beatles or anything.

I'll get to The Beatles one of these days, but Prince will be my "artist of concern" for quite a while. There's so much stuff of his I've yet to get thru.
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Reply #14 posted 06/01/07 3:51pm

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Don't feel bad...I really haven't heard about it either until American Idol finally...I don't even watch that show but that girl did do a good job on that song...I am 29..
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Reply #15 posted 06/01/07 3:55pm

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Angelic1302 said:

Don't feel bad...I really haven't heard about it either until American Idol finally...I don't even watch that show but that girl did do a good job on that song...I am 29..


I think that was the first time I heard of 'sgt pepper'.
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Reply #16 posted 06/01/07 6:26pm

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

DreamyPopRoyalty said:

I just heard this on GMA this morning.

40 years ago today, The Beatles released their infamous album "Sgt Pepper's Band"...

I've never heard of this album, but it's apparently voted the best rock album ever made... but I'm not so knowledgable about the Beatles.

They told the story behind it. The Beatles locked themselves in a studio for 4 months to record it (which was unhear of at the time). It's the first album where lyrics were poetry, all the songs fit together like a puzzle and they were the first ones to use a studio like a laboratory.

Man, when I heard this, it kinda took a little of the magic away from Prince. I thought he was the first and only person who used the studio like that. But then again, he's not the first one to play guitar like that (Jimi Hendrix came b4 him) and have that kind of stage presence (James Brown came b4 him there).

It makes him seem a little more human. He merely adopted such things for his own style & has made it work for him.

Just goes to show what I know shrug

eek eek omfg omfg shocked shocked



falloff

i went to a school where the music teacher played in a band that does Beatles covers, any project on the Beatles would score u top marks

but still, Sgt. Pepper is a very popular album

Wasnt it mentioned a lot when ATWIAD was released- can any older orgers help me out here
seems that i was busy doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before music beret
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oh my god
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Reply #18 posted 06/01/07 6:59pm

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Militant said:

DreamyPopRoyalty said:


I'm 20... Prince is the first (and so far only) artist from "the past" (not huge/popular when I was growing up- from the 80's or b4)... so give me a little breathing room lol



I'm 20, too, sugar. Age ain't nuthin but a number.

But I been in the music industry since the day I was born, so...


lol- i gotta agree. I'm 19 and I'm a huge Beatles fan and I gotta say "Sgt. Pepper" has 2 be one of their most definitive albums. It was very revolutionary at that time, with the technology used to record the songs and watnot. Many artists that came after the Beatles name "Sgt. Pepper" as an album that influenced them. I wouldn't be surprised if Prince was influenced by it 2, or the Beatles in general. Sgt Pepper is pretty big. Kinda shocked that u didn't kno wat it was. eek eek But I forgive you... hug
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Reply #19 posted 06/02/07 12:15am

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Maybe this can be the starting point for some of you young posters - and I see that there have been quite a few in the past coupla months - to explore other artists besides Prince. Perhaps you can see where he gets some of his influences from.

The Beatles, Paul McCartney (solo), Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Neil Sedaka, Shuggie Otis - these are just a few artists who were using the studio as a creative entity...There's some great music there - check 'em out when you get the chance wink
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metalorange said:

Prince has been described as a walking encyclopedia of rock history, in that he encompasses a whole range of styles, music, moves, trademarks from various artists through rock n' roll history. The deeper the knowledge you have of pop history the more you can appreciate where Prince's music and style develops from, it certainly wasn't created in a bubble free from influences.
He is complicated, not some one-dimensional heavy metal band whose influence is solely Black Sabbath or something, and this gives his music great depth and a longevity to trying to understand and appreciate it.
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That's pretty much what I was going to say. Musicians have been borrowing ideas from eachother since the beginning of music itself. The Beatles had influences, and they have influenced other artists. Same with Prince. He was influenced by great artists, and now new artists are influenced by him. It's like the Circle of Life, or something like that...
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Reply #21 posted 06/02/07 1:19am

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DreamyPopRoyalty said:

I've never heard of this album, but it's apparently voted the best rock album ever made... but I'm not so knowledgable about the Beatles.
I'm 3 years younger than you, and I've known about that album for about 6-7 years now. I know we both grew up in the "teen pop" phase but it still doesn't hurt to look back at who paved the way first.
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purplesweat said:

DreamyPopRoyalty said:

I've never heard of this album, but it's apparently voted the best rock album ever made... but I'm not so knowledgable about the Beatles.
I'm 3 years younger than you, and I've known about that album for about 6-7 years now. I know we both grew up in the "teen pop" phase but it still doesn't hurt to look back at who paved the way first.


amen to that purplesweat. its why i love oldies so much. artists like the beatles paved the way for new music.
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Reply #23 posted 06/02/07 8:56pm

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I actually started a thread
about Sgt. Pepper in the other forum
asking who knew about the movie
(which I'm DYING to see this... even though
the majority says it sucks balls)

I've got major catching up to do
when it comes to the Beatles

only albums I have (that I can think of)
are Sgt. Pepper, A Hard Day's Night
and Yellow Submarine

I'm interested in the White album
and Revolver

BTW... the more I listen to Sgt. Pepper
the more I hear ATWIAD... or what Prince could have
been influenced by when creating
"be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
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Reply #24 posted 06/02/07 9:08pm

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DirtyChris said:

I actually started a thread
about Sgt. Pepper in the other forum
asking who knew about the movie
(which I'm DYING to see this... even though
the majority says it sucks balls)

I've got major catching up to do
when it comes to the Beatles

only albums I have (that I can think of)
are Sgt. Pepper, A Hard Day's Night
and Yellow Submarine

I'm interested in the White album
and Revolver

BTW... the more I listen to Sgt. Pepper
the more I hear ATWIAD... or what Prince could have
been influenced by when creating


movie? there's a Sgt. Pepper movie? i thought they only had 3 films. oh god.
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Reply #25 posted 06/02/07 9:11pm

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I'm 4 years younger. I've been listening to the Beatles long time now. Way before Prince.Listening to the Beatles as we speak... uh type?

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

movie? there's a Sgt. Pepper movie? i thought they only had 3 films. oh god.

okay, so now I don't feel as bad wink
the movie came appx a decade after the album
from what I observe...

check out the thread
someone was nice enough to
post the theatrical trailer

http://www.prince.org/msg/8/229281
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Reply #27 posted 06/02/07 9:14pm

Gohi

Don't think that all young posters here don't know anything about the classics or only listen to Prince avidly.

I'm 17 and I listen to these artists (and more):

Alice In Chains, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck, Blackfield, Blood Brothers, David Bowie, Bright Eyes, The Clash, Coheed & Cambria, John Coltrane, The Cure, DREAM THEATER, Dredg, The Flaming Lips, Genesis, Godspeed You, Black Emperor!, Keane, King Crimson, James LaBrie, Led Zeppelin, THE MARS VOLTA, Meat Loaf, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, METALLICA, Charles Mingus, Neal Morse, MUSE, My Chemical Romance, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, The Olivia Tremor Control, Opeth, OSI, PAIN OF SALVATION, Panic! At The Disco, Pantera, PINK FLOYD, PORCUPINE TREE, Primus, PRINCE, Queen, Radiohead, Rush, Scar Symmetry, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins, FRANK SINATRA, Spock's Beard, Talk Talk, Tenacious D, Tool, Transatlantic, Steve Vai, The Who, Stevie Wonder, Yes, Frank Zappa

I can't believe that there are people who haven't heard of Sgt. Pepper... Kids today... lol
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Reply #28 posted 06/02/07 9:29pm

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

purplesweat said:

I'm 3 years younger than you, and I've known about that album for about 6-7 years now. I know we both grew up in the "teen pop" phase but it still doesn't hurt to look back at who paved the way first.


amen to that purplesweat. its why i love oldies so much. artists like the beatles paved the way for new music.

Legends paved the way for the shit we listen to today lol
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I'm 20, too, sugar. Age ain't nuthin but a number.

But I been in the music industry since the day I was born, so...


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