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Thread started 02/21/09 12:02pm

florescent

When did you KNOW you were a Prince fan?

I'm very new to this site, tho i've been lurking for a while. One thing that strikes me is that a lot of you guys seem to be long-time Prince fans.
I was born in '78 and was never really aware of Prince music whilst growing up.
I remember hearing Cream and Peach as a teenager and thought they were okay..... then I heard tmbgitw and loved it!!!! I then brought Hits 1 and 2 and played them non stop, before getting most of the other albums!
I finally got to see him in London (tho only twice) during 21 nights. Amazing!
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Reply #1 posted 02/21/09 12:05pm

ronnwinter

I KNEW in 1989. The Batman soundtrack... I was blown away by Electric Chair and the sheer funkyness of Partyman and Batdance. I always kinda liked him since purple rain, but 1989 made it official. He's been the man ever since in my opinion.
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Reply #2 posted 02/21/09 12:27pm

KWms31

i knew when i saw him naked on the cover of lovesexy
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Reply #3 posted 02/21/09 12:50pm

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When "When Doves Cry" came out in 1984. I liked the song a lot and I wanted to have the Purple Rain album and see Purple Rain in the theaters. Problem was, I was 5 and Mom didn't go for that but I still liked him then as I do now. When I saw PR and heard the PR album 4 years later, I knew I was always going to be a Prince fan.
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #4 posted 02/21/09 12:58pm

PEJ

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when I found out Prince plays musical instruments and Michael doesn't.
To Sir, with Love
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Reply #5 posted 02/21/09 1:15pm

Serena

I liked the music, but wasn't so much a fan until I saw his ass in the transparent lacy pants in the Prince & The Revolution video and then it was over. lol

A couple of years ago, I had that video on and told my (adult) son to come see something. I paused it, said this is the 5 seconds that changed our little world... To say the least, he thinks I'm nuts
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Reply #6 posted 02/21/09 1:37pm

Jeffiner

When I heard the b side of the Purple Rain 12", God vocal and instrumental, that was IT for me, sublime!
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Reply #7 posted 02/21/09 2:01pm

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When I heard P control and I actually listened to a artist that wasn't Hip Hop I knew I was a fan. The Gold Experience was my 1st Prince album but FAN album was Emancipation. I've been a fan since 1996 cool
Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

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Reply #8 posted 02/21/09 2:44pm

mypancakeplace
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When my weekly car CD mix was full of Prince songs and nothing else.
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Reply #9 posted 02/21/09 2:44pm

Astasheiks

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When I got My Songs Muted by his Camp!!! razz lol
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Reply #10 posted 02/21/09 2:49pm

MRGee

When I saw him on Solid Gold doing Little Red Corvette. And the song was on the radio alot. I ran to Alexanders and bought the double album for 6.99 on sale.
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Reply #11 posted 02/21/09 3:08pm

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In college, when I went from saying "I respect him as a musician" to "I can't wait till his next album comes out!" Probably right after "Sign 'O' the Times". I also remember being crushed because I couldn't see the Lovesexy tour. Yeah, around then... hmmm

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Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #12 posted 02/21/09 3:24pm

scandalousalan

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When i endured days of taunts from my narrow minded primary school peers in primary 7. Even at that tender age i was being labelled with names such as "sausage smuggler" and "shirt lifter". At that point i knew i was a fan.
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Reply #13 posted 02/21/09 3:33pm

RedKite

When I first saw the video for 1999 in 1982.
Then the Little Red Corvette came out single came out and I bought it and I have been hooked on Prince music ever since.

It has been 26 wonderful years.
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Reply #14 posted 02/21/09 10:25pm

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florescent said:

I'm very new to this site, tho i've been lurking for a while. One thing that strikes me is that a lot of you guys seem to be long-time Prince fans.
I was born in '78 and was never really aware of Prince music whilst growing up.
I remember hearing Cream and Peach as a teenager and thought they were okay..... then I heard tmbgitw and loved it!!!! I then brought Hits 1 and 2 and played them non stop, before getting most of the other albums!
I finally got to see him in London (tho only twice) during 21 nights. Amazing!



When Prince was doing the school dance curcuit.

Prince'Sarah
Prince's Sarah
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Reply #15 posted 02/22/09 2:28am

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florescent said:

I'm very new to this site, tho i've been lurking for a while. One thing that strikes me is that a lot of you guys seem to be long-time Prince fans.
I was born in '78 and was never really aware of Prince music whilst growing up.
I remember hearing Cream and Peach as a teenager and thought they were okay..... then I heard tmbgitw and loved it!!!! I then brought Hits 1 and 2 and played them non stop, before getting most of the other albums!
I finally got to see him in London (tho only twice) during 21 nights. Amazing!


Another '78 here! Yeah, high school wasn't very Prince aware, that's why I loved TMBGITW: people were singing a Prince song in school!

To answer your Q: my brother was a Prince fan since '84, so I didn't really have a choice. I remember dancing to Around the world in a day, but I became Prince-conscious since '91.
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Reply #16 posted 02/22/09 2:37am

Dayclear

The Purple rain concert back in 84' to see him is to always wanna see him! biggrin
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Reply #17 posted 02/22/09 2:43am

iceblue07

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I've always been aware of Prince and his music through the 80's but it wasn't until the Diamonds and Pearls album came out and that was the turning point for me. I've been a huge fan ever since.
Sometimes Life is like the post...You just don't get it!
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Reply #18 posted 02/22/09 4:30am

stinq

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Yeah, Diamonds & Pearls did it for me as well. Then I discovered the other albums.
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Reply #19 posted 02/22/09 7:28am

unity225

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After i saw purple rain
2 Corinthians 4:18 "While we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting."
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Reply #20 posted 02/22/09 7:49am

npggirl77

I was born in 1977. When I was young, I'd say around the age of 7, my mother would clean the house while I played in the living room waiting for her to complete her chores.
But, every Saturday before cleaning, mom would put on her Prince record. One of those big ole records on the record player. I remember that as I listened I could not stay still. Loved jumpng and dancing around the living room while listening to Prince music. One of her fav's was Little Red Corvette. Anyway, He was the first music I asked for. And as I got older she began buying me my own Prince music. When I rached my teenage years and started purchasing my own music I made sure to purchase any Prince music I could find (going back to the Prince album) and have loved him ever since.
So, really...I feel like I have been a fan for all my life. At the early age of 7 I was loving his music. It was strange....I remember thinking that it was the best sound to ever enter my ears. And that has never changed. It speaks to my heart, soul, and mind....and his music always has different ways of touching my life.
-you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude!
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Reply #21 posted 02/22/09 8:24am

DaveT

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1993...second year of Secondary school. My mate I had lent me Diamonds & Pearls, and I loved "Thunder". So I asked if I could borrow some more of his Prince stuff and he only had The Hits collection so I grabbed that. I can still remember the night I sat with the headphones on listening to it on my dads huge stack system. I was a fan right from the off; I was completely blown away!
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Reply #22 posted 02/22/09 9:43am

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TGE did it for me. When I was a kid I liked When Doves Cry but I wasn't allowed to watch mtv back then(I was raised pretty religiously, not so much anymore) One day when I was on a school bus ride home, this song came on(7) & I asked my friend who it was & when he told me I was like oh. Then I was in the mall one day & I saw TGE album cover & it was over from there.
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Reply #23 posted 02/22/09 10:02am

ForbiddenFruit

Love ...thy will be done
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Reply #24 posted 02/22/09 10:31am

unkleg

Right after my alien abduction.
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Reply #25 posted 02/22/09 12:19pm

boston3

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When I Heard Sexy Dancer,Then When I Heard Head On Dirty Mind,And Then Came Controversy,I Was Hooked,1,2, The Evolution Will Be Colorized O+>
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Reply #26 posted 02/22/09 12:50pm

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unity225 said:

After i saw purple rain


That's what did it for me too. Since then, I've been a complete purple paisley funk lovin freak! beret
"This is where the Purple Party People be!"
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Reply #27 posted 02/22/09 1:21pm

tallguy1976

well i'd have to say darling nikki and baby i'm a star was when i got hooked. been listening since very young as my dad always have him on from 1980 onwards but once i heard those tracks i had to get more and have been on a prince fix daily since
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Reply #28 posted 02/22/09 1:35pm

eireboy34

Hearing Let's go Crazy on my Sony Walkman.

Only really knew the big hits up until then ( Little Red, 1999, Doves...)

The Puprle Rain cassette didn't leave the walkman for 6 months.....
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Reply #29 posted 02/22/09 1:52pm

Nemo

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when a girl at school lent me Controversy tape ( ha ha walkmans and tapes ) and i heard do me baby.....!!!!

here iam some 15 years later with two prince related tatoos and a happiness of music in my mind.....
""And if i never c u again....it`s alright ""
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