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Thread started 09/14/17 12:05pm

sro100

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Your Favorite Music Video?

Having just seen the "Face Down" video this easily goes into my #1 slot; it's got it all; the jam; the subversiveness; the Artist at his absolute fucking wackiest; he's the grieving widow!!!

Previous to seeing this I'd probably say "Batdance" because I LOVE the last part where he's debating life/death and the electric chair.

Honorable mentions go to the Chaos and Disorder videos for their "not-fucking-caringness."

Honorable mention to "Kiss" for being his best mainstream/hit video.

Y'allz favorites?

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Reply #1 posted 09/14/17 12:28pm

mdmeridius

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It might be an unpopular choice, but out of all the ones that are on the official YouTube channel (which are the only ones I've seen) 4 The Tears In Your Eyes is my favourite. I love how intimate it is. Gett Off is a close second.
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #2 posted 09/14/17 12:33pm

Monarch

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7
Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.
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Reply #3 posted 09/14/17 12:38pm

jillybean

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Kiss.

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #4 posted 09/14/17 12:42pm

themend

First to come to mind is "Same December" I remember seeing it on the video screens before the 1995 shows and loving it (this was before Chaos and Disorder came out obviously, so it was even more exciting!) - then I didn't see it again for years.... Still love it. Dolphin is pretty cool too cool
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Reply #5 posted 09/14/17 12:44pm

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4Ever the Raspberry Beret video #1

a few upcoming star struck celebs in the mix, the elevated Prince and the Revolution still in the midst of purple raining. David Coleman Novi Novog Suzi Katayama

We were taken to paisley park in a wonderfully colorful way

Girls & Boys video #2

this is what the UTCM movie should have looked like.

Mischevious Chic Beautiful purple people

people who were ready for the camera

the dance the awesome music


Kiss #3

I don't even know what more to say about it but Kiss the video

Mountains #4

Little Red Corvette #5
Prince shows that he can totally pull anyone in to watch him

Steamy 80s Saturday night

Ready for the big screen
Look at Prince -watch Susan Moonsie(Drive Me Wild video)

When Doves Cry #6

Glam Slam #7

U Got the Look #8

Automatic #9

UNDERGROUND... he went there with Lisa & JJ s&m a peak into his Dirty Mind

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #6 posted 09/14/17 1:04pm

rdhull

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Little Red Corvette/1999

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #7 posted 09/14/17 1:32pm

dance4me3121

My Favorite Prince music videos are Batdance,partyman,Gett off,Insatiable,Raspberry Beret,Somebody's Somebody,Black Sweat,And Te Amo Corizon
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Reply #8 posted 09/14/17 1:49pm

Darshy

Kiss (the coolest music video of all time) and Partyman (long version).
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Reply #9 posted 09/14/17 3:45pm

pattypal17

Kiss, long version of Thieves in the Temple, and Black Sweat

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Reply #10 posted 09/14/17 3:59pm

pattypal17

Also, loved the "special effects" -- split screen/mirror images -- in "When Doves Cry." And the little purple boots!!

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Reply #11 posted 09/14/17 4:21pm

214

When Doves Cry, i love the video is amazing, i really like a lot his outfit in that video. The opening scene and the way he gets out of the bath and the dancing and the scene when Dr Fink is playin and all of a sudden a dove breaks in, is an epic video all the way through.

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Reply #12 posted 09/14/17 4:30pm

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214 said:

When Doves Cry, i love the video is amazing, i really like a lot his outfit in that video. The opening scene and the way he gets out of the bath and the dancing and the scene when Dr Fink is playin and all of a sudden a dove breaks in, is an epic video all the way through.

nod

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 09/14/17 4:34pm

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Cinematically (set design, cinematography), I would say Somewhere Here on Earth, Te Amo Corozon, Diamonds and Pearls, The One (for the cute silent film opening) Cinnamon girl and Black Sweat.

Performance wise--Partyman, Kiss, Thieves in the Temple, Automatic (crappy video but damn Prince..LOL), Raspberry Beret,

Humor wise--FaceDown (hilarious, Step and Fetchit/minstrel show fiddle playing he was doing had me in stitches--boy, was he sticking it to his record company), black Sweat (Prince's facial expressions are funny as fvck when the dancing lady screams and gets up on him.)

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Reply #14 posted 09/14/17 4:36pm

purplerabbitho
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Oh come. Prince's presense is a site to behold and his tub scene in a purple room is great, but the song is much better quality wise than the video. I think you folks are being nostalgic and picking his most iconic moment. LOL> To each his own..

purplethunder3121 said:

214 said:

When Doves Cry, i love the video is amazing, i really like a lot his outfit in that video. The opening scene and the way he gets out of the bath and the dancing and the scene when Dr Fink is playin and all of a sudden a dove breaks in, is an epic video all the way through.

nod

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Reply #15 posted 09/14/17 4:55pm

sro100

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pattypal17 said:

Kiss, long version of Thieves in the Temple, and Black Sweat

Yeessss. Long version, and only long version, of Thieves.

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Reply #16 posted 09/14/17 5:23pm

214

purplerabbithole said:

Oh come. Prince's presense is a site to behold and his tub scene in a purple room is great, but the song is much better quality wise than the video. I think you folks are being nostalgic and picking his most iconic moment. LOL> To each his own..

purplethunder3121 said:

nod

No,i'm not 'cause i wasn't alive at that time.

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Reply #17 posted 09/14/17 5:32pm

OldFriends4Sal
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purplerabbithole said:

Oh come. Prince's presense is a site to behold and his tub scene in a purple room is great, but the song is much better quality wise than the video. I think you folks are being nostalgic and picking his most iconic moment. LOL> To each his own..

purplethunder3121 said:

nod

It is iconic for a reason. And nostalgia is not the reason why.

He has a lot of videos. I like to comparmentalize them by periods.

He has a lot of 'unreleased' videos like the one with him and the Twinz playing guitar in the orange colors. I Cinammon Girl, are my favorites from the 2000s. The videos for LotusFlower just didn't make the cut.


The One, Facedown, Money Don't Matter Tonight from the 90s

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #18 posted 09/14/17 5:45pm

67Cadillac

Girls & Boys
Black Sweat
Automatic
When Doves Cry
Mountains
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Reply #19 posted 09/14/17 7:01pm

johnnyribcage

First one that always comes to mind for me is Raspberry Beret.

It was my inrto to Prince as a kid, 7-8 years old in 1988. We either didn't have or weren't allowed to watch MTV, but we had VH1, and I remember they used to play Raspberry a few times a day. I would wait and wait and wait for it to come on. Loved it. That song and video just absolutely captivated my young mind. I think it was the strings combined with that killer cloud suit that pulled me in.

[Edited 9/14/17 19:02pm]

Bob... Ain't dat a bitch?
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Reply #20 posted 09/14/17 7:13pm

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Well, I loved When Doves Cry as a video when I was approximately 9-11 years old. I particularly remember loving the clothes, Prince and the Revolution's cool chemistry, and the film clips. As an adullt, I like the purple room with the tub and stain-glassed doors (blending religion with sex) but to me, it was still not a brilliantly made video. For one thing, the dance sequence is ruined by odd psychadelic effects that mirror and blend both sides of his body thus distracting me from his dance moves and performance (I am not sure what that effect is called), the visual imagery is too direct/obvious...doves flying out of doors, and its a bit busy and almost has too much going on in it.) That being said, I still love wathcing the video for the reasons I stated at the beginning of the post. I picked my favorite videos as most resembling well-made short films. I think Prince was probably easier to film in later videos and the quality and budget of those later videos reflect that. Unfortunately, not many people saw these videos.


Facedown is a bit too busy and cheap looking but it is saved by its humor.


Nostalgia and iconic Prince are not bad reasons to love the WDC video but 80's videos, as fun as they were, mostly feel dated to me now (but in a totally pleasant and charming way.) Videos did not become brilliantly made little movies until the 90's...videos like R.E.M's "Everybody Hurts" which resembles the opening scene in Fellini's 8 1/2 and many of Radiohead's early videos like Karma Police, Fake Plastic Trees, and No Surprises and even the raw and brilliant Smells like team spirit by Nirvana really raised videos into an artform. During Prince's 80's days, they were more like cheaply made showcases for the performers' charisma. Yes, the budgets rose as the 80's proceeded. Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation video holds up well for it simplicity and MJ's Thriller is cool for its ambition and staged dance sequences. But in the nineties, videos started to became focused, bigger budgeted and more artistic/thematic.

OldFriends4Sale said:

purplerabbithole said:

Oh come. Prince's presense is a site to behold and his tub scene in a purple room is great, but the song is much better quality wise than the video. I think you folks are being nostalgic and picking his most iconic moment. LOL> To each his own..

It is iconic for a reason. And nostalgia is not the reason why.

He has a lot of videos. I like to comparmentalize them by periods.

He has a lot of 'unreleased' videos like the one with him and the Twinz playing guitar in the orange colors. I Cinammon Girl, are my favorites from the 2000s. The videos for LotusFlower just didn't make the cut.


The One, Facedown, Money Don't Matter Tonight from the 90s

[Edited 9/14/17 19:31pm]

[Edited 9/14/17 19:32pm]

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Reply #21 posted 09/15/17 1:23am

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Dolphin

3121... Don't U Wanna Come?
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Reply #22 posted 09/15/17 4:42am

darkroman

There are so many awesome videos.

But I'll have to go with I Wish U Heaven - beautiful!


lol

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Reply #23 posted 09/15/17 5:23am

Dibblekins

The song isn't necessarily one of my favourites - but the LONG version of 'Thieves' is amazing, purely because it shows just what a sexy, funky dancer P could be!

Full version of 'Batdance' and 'Face Down' are similarly great! Love seeing P in dance mode!

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Reply #24 posted 09/15/17 7:30am

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I like Mountains and I Wish U Heaven

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