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Thread started 07/27/17 7:14pm

Asenath0607

Cute question from a millennial

From my daughter: "Where would i even find prince albums in a record store. What genre????"

I thought that was cute. Hopefully it wasn't a rhetorical question.

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Reply #1 posted 07/27/17 7:51pm

poppys

That is funny. I guess the most apt would be the GOAT section. cool

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Reply #2 posted 07/27/17 9:55pm

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pleYoda

No. It's "wrecka stow."

Now let's get it right!

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Reply #3 posted 07/28/17 9:57am

dannyd5050

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I've seen Prince filed under Pop/Rock but also filed under Soul.

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Reply #4 posted 07/28/17 12:21pm

djThunderfunk

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There was a book about "Alternative Music" as a genre, I think it was the early 90s but maybe the late 80s, and this book made the case that Prince should be classified as Alternative and even included him in their Top 10 Alternative Artists list. My "alternative" friends at the time, who were into everything from Janes' Addiction to Dead Milkmen to Roky Erickson, etc... did NOT buy this thesis. I did.

That said, we all know, Prince's music is its own genre: Purple Music! wink

Censorship is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it or how noble their motivation.
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Reply #5 posted 07/28/17 12:26pm

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Here in Mineapolis Ive seen him MOSTLY under R&B. However I have also seen him in Modern Rock and Local. Lawd just leave him in R&B lol. Good enough there even though he surpasses that by a mile. However, from a funk standpoint might as well.

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Reply #6 posted 07/28/17 7:48pm

Asenath0607

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

No. It's "wrecka stow."

Now let's get it right!

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Thank u, I forgot. that was her direct quote, so i will school her.

[Edited 7/28/17 19:49pm]

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Reply #7 posted 07/29/17 12:21pm

lust

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Always in Pop/Rock here in New Zealand but what's the point. They only ever half a dozen albums.

Same for MJ but that's his entire output.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #8 posted 07/30/17 6:29am

Wlcm2thdwn3

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Just ask the guy. There's always a guy. cool

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #9 posted 08/03/17 8:44am

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Asenath0607 said:

From my daughter: "Where would i even find prince albums in a record store. What genre????"

I thought that was cute. Hopefully it wasn't a rhetorical question.

I think this is a very real question that has never really drawn any consensus across any record store / itunes / digital format/ radio station or home filing system. He's filed everywhere depending on what record store you go in... rock/pop, soul, r&b.... madhouse is found in jazz, etc... you literally have to check multiple sections of a record store when you go in because it could be anywhere...

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Reply #10 posted 08/03/17 3:47pm

SquirrelMeat

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Asenath0607 said:

From my daughter: "Where would i even find prince albums in a record store. What genre????"

I thought that was cute. Hopefully it wasn't a rhetorical question.



Lol. When I was a teenager, scouring record stores for P, I used to get amused by the differing categories he was placed in. Some places made an effort. I remember getting the Madhouse albums on release in HMV. They were correctly placed in a 'Jazz/Fusion' section, rather than 'Prince'.

On my hard drive now, I have all my music files genre classified. For Prince, I don't use the default genres in the file fields, I created a new genre called 'Whatever'. A term Prince used to discribe his own input on some records.

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