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Thread started 09/08/16 3:00pm

Latin

Prince's Lovesexy Era: The album, the band, the tour, the videos, the fashion. Let's all express our love!

Let us all express our love for Prince's AMAZING Lovesexy era including:

-The music

-The band

-The tour

-The fashion

-The videos

And everything else that was part of one of the very best, if not the very best, Prince eras: LOVESEXY!
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Reply #1 posted 09/08/16 3:24pm

nonames

It's not my favourite era (sorry), although my first Prince bootleg (which I bought in 1991) was a live show from the Lovesexy tour. And the first is always special!
Also, the video for I Wish U Heaven is my earliest memory of watching Prince on TV and actually knowing who he was!
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Reply #2 posted 09/08/16 3:34pm

gandorb

I recently got my first boot of the Lovesexy tour since it was so legendary. I am still trying to decide what I think about it. I never heard Prince go so long with 1 minute versions of so many songs in the first half played at a much speeded up tempo. If the music wasn't so organized and brilliant, you would think everyone was on speed! At the halfway point, when he finally got to the Lovesexy songs, he did give tender care to many of these and they came off well in concert. I finally concluded that the speeded part may have been an artistic decision in that many of them were his dirtiest songs and they were a prelude of all his vices to set up for the Lovesexy conflict that was to come in the second half of the concert. When I think of it that way, I really admire his audacity as it certainly wasn't a commercial decision. Perhaps that is why it has been widely noted that European audiences loved the tour in contrast to the American crowds who just wanted the hits.

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Reply #3 posted 09/08/16 3:46pm

Latin

gandorb said:

I recently got my first boot of the Lovesexy tour since it was so legendary. I am still trying to decide what I think about it. I never heard Prince go so long with 1 minute versions of so many songs in the first half played at a much speeded up tempo. If the music wasn't so organized and brilliant, you would think everyone was on speed! At the halfway point, when he finally got to the Lovesexy songs, he did give tender care to many of these and they came off well in concert. I finally concluded that the speeded part may have been an artistic decision in that many of them were his dirtiest songs and they were a prelude of all his vices to set up for the Lovesexy conflict that was to come in the second half of the concert. When I think of it that way, I really admire his audacity as it certainly wasn't a commercial decision. Perhaps that is why it has been widely noted that European audiences loved the tour in contrast to the American crowds who just wanted the hits.



Thanks for your insightful contribution. Your theory may be correct. Prince was very bold in expressing his personal values throughout his career.
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Reply #4 posted 09/08/16 4:04pm

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not my favorite era, but I went to the concert. I was okay with the feminine stuff but kinda thought he went too far dressing like a woman. Anyone agree?

[Edited 9/8/16 16:07pm]

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Reply #5 posted 09/08/16 4:08pm

Latin

bigtimefan said:


not my favorite era, but I went to the concert. I was okay with the feminine stuff but kinda thought he went too far dressing like a woman. Anyone agree?



[Edited 9/8/16 16:06pm]



WOW. Don't agree whatsoever. Wow.
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Reply #6 posted 09/08/16 4:13pm

all7even

This era fell into the right timing based off SOTT, I think the album holds its own and aged well, and oh yeah Dortmund yes
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Reply #7 posted 09/08/16 4:17pm

214

I have yet to listen the whole album, only know Anna, I Wish U and Alphabet, in regard to the tour, it seems like a wonderful live concert; he seems in his creative peak, although you can make your case for Sign O' The Times Tour.

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Reply #8 posted 09/08/16 4:46pm

Latin

bigtimefan said:


not my favorite era, but I went to the concert. I was okay with the feminine stuff but kinda thought he went too far dressing like a woman. Anyone agree?



[Edited 9/8/16 16:07pm]



Let us all discuss this topic as well regarding Prince and his expression related to what "bigtimefan" stated.

[If you have an issue, take it up with the mod in question snip - luv4u]

There are some here that embrace this unique contribution that Prince made to society as he dismantled social norms.

Unfortunately, there are others who are against this.

Let's discuss why Prince fans/fams may or may not agree on Prince's bold choice to break down gender rules.

[Snip - luv4u]
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Reply #9 posted 09/08/16 5:12pm

Latin

Latin said:

bigtimefan said:


not my favorite era, but I went to the concert. I was okay with the feminine stuff but kinda thought he went too far dressing like a woman. Anyone agree?



[Edited 9/8/16 16:07pm]



Let us all discuss this topic as well regarding Prince and his expression related to what "bigtimefan" stated.

[If you have an issue, take it up with the mod in question snip - luv4u]

There are some here that embrace this unique contribution that Prince made to society as he dismantled social norms.

Unfortunately, there are others who are against this.

Let's discuss why Prince fans/fams may or may not agree on Prince's bold choice to break down gender rules.

[Snip - luv4u]


Please send an org note if you think this new topic related to Prince's bold statement throughout the years regarding gender expression deserves its own thread. Thank u!
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Reply #10 posted 09/08/16 5:16pm

214

Latin said:

bigtimefan said:


not my favorite era, but I went to the concert. I was okay with the feminine stuff but kinda thought he went too far dressing like a woman. Anyone agree?

[Edited 9/8/16 16:07pm]

Let us all discuss this topic as well regarding Prince and his expression related to what "bigtimefan" stated. Recently, a thread was posted that was supportive of Prince's unique gender fluid expression and moderator "Luv4U" removed it from this forum. There are some here that embrace this unique contribution that Prince made to society as he dismantled social norms. Unfortunately, there are others who are against this. Let's discuss why Prince fans/fams may or may not agree on Prince's bold choice to break down gender rules. A new thread would be ideal, but it may be removed...

It's interesting... but sometimes it came across as a little to much for my taste.

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Reply #11 posted 09/08/16 6:12pm

Latin

214 said:



Latin said:


bigtimefan said:


not my favorite era, but I went to the concert. I was okay with the feminine stuff but kinda thought he went too far dressing like a woman. Anyone agree?




[Edited 9/8/16 16:07pm]



Let us all discuss this topic as well regarding Prince and his expression related to what "bigtimefan" stated. Recently, a thread was posted that was supportive of Prince's unique gender fluid expression and moderator "Luv4U" removed it from this forum. There are some here that embrace this unique contribution that Prince made to society as he dismantled social norms. Unfortunately, there are others who are against this. Let's discuss why Prince fans/fams may or may not agree on Prince's bold choice to break down gender rules. A new thread would be ideal, but it may be removed...

It's interesting... but sometimes it came across as a little to much for my taste.



Wow
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Reply #12 posted 09/08/16 6:59pm

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It was always going to be an uphill struggle to follow SOTT. I'd say it's an average album with a couple of gems. But the live show, that's a different matter! I saw it in Birmingham, England and it blew me away.
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
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Reply #13 posted 09/08/16 7:04pm

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I like the fashion from this era biggrin I loved his hair tied back, reminded me of a pirate or highwayman. Seems very inspired by 18th century France. I don't get the too feminine bit. eek
There's always a rainbow 🌈 , at the end of every rain ☔️
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Reply #14 posted 09/08/16 7:11pm

bigtimefan

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Latin said:

Latin said:
Let us all discuss this topic as well regarding Prince and his expression related to what "bigtimefan" stated. [If you have an issue, take it up with the mod in question snip - luv4u] There are some here that embrace this unique contribution that Prince made to society as he dismantled social norms. Unfortunately, there are others who are against this. Let's discuss why Prince fans/fams may or may not agree on Prince's bold choice to break down gender rules. [Snip - luv4u]
Please send an org note if you think this new topic related to Prince's bold statement throughout the years regarding gender expression deserves its own thread. Thank u!

Hey Latin. I'm not looking for a fight...I am the most liberal chick in the world and have NO issues with homophobia, etc.

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I bought the Lovesexy tour program with the above image on the cover. Everyone who's seen is, says the same thing: "oh, is Prince gay?"

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IMO there's a fine line between gender expression and just wanting to be outrageous for attention. Way back then even, I never got the vibe Prince was gay or transgender, and for ME he pushed the envelope too far since he was just playing a "role". It certainly wasn't a big deal though, I understand the value of "shock and awe" with publicity, etc. and continued being a bigtimefan!

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However, if the same photo was of Freddie Mercury I would have loved it as that was HIS persona.

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
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Reply #15 posted 09/08/16 7:27pm

FlyOnTheWall

bigtimefan said:

IMO there's a fine line between gender expression and just wanting to be outrageous for attention. Way back then even, I never got the vibe Prince was gay or transgender, and for ME he pushed the envelope too far since he was just playing a "role". It certainly wasn't a big deal though, I understand the value of "shock and awe" with publicity, etc. and continued being a bigtimefan!

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However, if the same photo was of Freddie Mercury I would have loved it as that was HIS persona.

But, what if he wasn't "just playing a 'role'"?

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Reply #16 posted 09/08/16 7:33pm

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My first concert... Him naked on the cover... The joy in the music... The long hair... What's not to love?? & the outfits were insane - so tight, so bare, so creative. Probably my fave fashion era, he was so free, I'm in love with all of it heart
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #17 posted 09/08/16 7:42pm

bigtimefan

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FlyOnTheWall said:

bigtimefan said:

IMO there's a fine line between gender expression and just wanting to be outrageous for attention. Way back then even, I never got the vibe Prince was gay or transgender, and for ME he pushed the envelope too far since he was just playing a "role". It certainly wasn't a big deal though, I understand the value of "shock and awe" with publicity, etc. and continued being a bigtimefan!

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However, if the same photo was of Freddie Mercury I would have loved it as that was HIS persona.

But, what if he wasn't "just playing a 'role'"?

What are you saying? You think in private Prince was transgender, homosexual, bisexual, or wore women's clothes?

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I guess it wouldn't have mattered to me, but IMO a lot of his lyrics wouldn't make the same sense.

Eventually every cloud runs out of rain.
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Reply #18 posted 09/08/16 8:48pm

FlyOnTheWall

bigtimefan said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

But, what if he wasn't "just playing a 'role'"?

What are you saying? You think in private Prince was transgender, homosexual, bisexual, or wore women's clothes?

.

I guess it wouldn't have mattered to me, but IMO a lot of his lyrics wouldn't make the same sense.

What I'm saying is that I really don't care what Prince was doing in the privacy of his bedroom. As you said, it wouldn't have mattered to me. Personally, I LOVED his over-the-top costumes during the LoveSexy era. I especially loved his affinity for polka dots. His hair was to DIE for. His Mozart outfit was too stinking cute!! And, he and Cat were SIZZLING HOT. BTW: I will NEVER believe that they were not lovers, but that's another Oprah Winfrey show.

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Reply #19 posted 09/09/16 2:07am

NorthC

214 said:

I have yet to listen the whole album, only know Anna, I Wish U and Alphabet, in regard to the tour, it seems like a wonderful live concert; he seems in his creative peak, although you can make your case for Sign O' The Times Tour.


He was at his absolute peak at that time. In my opinion, the Dortmund concert film beats Sign O' the Times in every way. It's one of the few concert films that actually makes me feel like I'm there.
Oh and try to listen to the whole album, this really is the kind of record you should listen to from the beginning to the end. This is not music, this is a trip.
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Reply #20 posted 09/09/16 8:16am

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This is one of the best era's of Prince, to me! I miss Prince!

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"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #21 posted 09/09/16 9:39am

GhostChick

I LOVED the Lovesexy Band. I always felt it was one of Prince's best bands!


And I loved Cat. She is still my favorite Prince dancer. Her presence on stage and in the videos brought something raw and gave that "sista" vibe to Prince's band and persona around that time (SOTT/Lovesexy) era.

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Reply #22 posted 09/09/16 9:40am

GhostChick

all7even said:

This era fell into the right timing based off SOTT, I think the album holds its own and aged well, and oh yeah Dortmund yes

I mean it really was the same band. With the exception of a couple of people. SOTT/Lovesexy kinda blended together. Just a costume change, LOL!

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Reply #23 posted 09/09/16 10:00am

Latin

GhostChick said:



all7even said:


This era fell into the right timing based off SOTT, I think the album holds its own and aged well, and oh yeah Dortmund yes



I mean it really was the same band. With the exception of a couple of people. SOTT/Lovesexy kinda blended together. Just a costume change, LOL!




That band was perfection and the fashion was extraordinarily amazing!
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Reply #24 posted 09/09/16 10:26am

Guitarhero

Lovesexy was my first concert , the reason it means so much to me yes Lovesexy is the one till my day is done. The album is in my top 5 and i don't skip a song. Even thought on the CD its one song wink

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Reply #25 posted 09/09/16 10:39am

FlyOnTheWall

GhostChick said:

I LOVED the Lovesexy Band. I always felt it was one of Prince's best bands!


And I loved Cat. She is still my favorite Prince dancer. Her presence on stage and in the videos brought something raw and gave that "sista" vibe to Prince's band and persona around that time (SOTT/Lovesexy) era.

YES!!!!!! Cat was THE BOMB. She and Prince were HAWT!!!! None of his subsequent dancers ever came close to Cat. A lot of people try to write Cat out of P's legacy, but she WAS LoveSexy and SOTT. I believe he wrote "Hot Thang" for her. And, I think he had a MAJOR thing for Cat, but for some reason, they never went public.

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Reply #26 posted 09/09/16 10:42am

GhostChick

FlyOnTheWall said:

bigtimefan said:

What are you saying? You think in private Prince was transgender, homosexual, bisexual, or wore women's clothes?

.

I guess it wouldn't have mattered to me, but IMO a lot of his lyrics wouldn't make the same sense.

What I'm saying is that I really don't care what Prince was doing in the privacy of his bedroom. As you said, it wouldn't have mattered to me. Personally, I LOVED his over-the-top costumes during the LoveSexy era. I especially loved his affinity for polka dots. His hair was to DIE for. His Mozart outfit was too stinking cute!! And, he and Cat were SIZZLING HOT. BTW: I will NEVER believe that they were not lovers, but that's another Oprah Winfrey show.


Men in Rock and Funk had been doing that for years. Over the top costumes and looking like ladies sometimes, LOL! I mean they did it ALOT in the late 60's and 70's.

And wearing out of the world costumes was very prevalent in the Funk Culture, which Prince was a product of. lol

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Reply #27 posted 09/09/16 1:43pm

Latin

FlyOnTheWall said:



GhostChick said:


I LOVED the Lovesexy Band. I always felt it was one of Prince's best bands!



And I loved Cat. She is still my favorite Prince dancer. Her presence on stage and in the videos brought something raw and gave that "sista" vibe to Prince's band and persona around that time (SOTT/Lovesexy) era.





YES!!!!! Cat was THE BOMB. She and Prince were HAWT!!!! None of his subsequent dancers ever came close to Cat. A lot of people try to write Cat out of P's legacy, but she WAS LoveSexy and SOTT. I believe he wrote "Hot Thang" for her. And, I think he had a MAJOR thing for Cat, but for some reason, they never went public.



Cat, Boni Boyer & Sheila E. were awesome as part of the Lovesexy band! Full of energy & talent.
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Reply #28 posted 09/09/16 3:43pm

Guitarhero

Latin said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

YES!!!!!! Cat was THE BOMB. She and Prince were HAWT!!!! None of his subsequent dancers ever came close to Cat. A lot of people try to write Cat out of P's legacy, but she WAS LoveSexy and SOTT. I believe he wrote "Hot Thang" for her. And, I think he had a MAJOR thing for Cat, but for some reason, they never went public.

Cat, Boni Boyer & Sheila E. were awesome as part of the Lovesexy band! Full of energy & talent.

I love all of them and miss Boni bless her.

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Reply #29 posted 09/09/16 3:48pm

Latin

Guitarhero said:



Latin said:


FlyOnTheWall said:


YES!!!!! Cat was THE BOMB. She and Prince were HAWT!!!! None of his subsequent dancers ever came close to Cat. A lot of people try to write Cat out of P's legacy, but she WAS LoveSexy and SOTT. I believe he wrote "Hot Thang" for her. And, I think he had a MAJOR thing for Cat, but for some reason, they never went public.



Cat, Boni Boyer & Sheila E. were awesome as part of the Lovesexy band! Full of energy & talent.

I love all of them and miss Boni bless her.



May Boni rest in peace. Love her!
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