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Thread started 03/06/18 6:27am

lonelyalien

Do you think Prince's music will age well?

Do you think prince's music will be listened to in a couple of hundred years like beethoven and mozart do you think his music has that lasting appeal? Was just wondering how history will look back on prince and his musical output.

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Reply #1 posted 03/06/18 6:46am

thedoorkeeper

No.
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Reply #2 posted 03/06/18 7:11am

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I think they he will be an assignment in the study of American music. (Oh yeah, he already is!) His blending of Minnesota rock, funk, jazz, and dance music was...wait for it..Revolutionary. Not to mention the evolution of the music itself as Prince himself aged. In the beginning it was all about the sexy, goodtimes, later on it was more introspective and explored faith and continued questions about why we are really all here.
We haven't even gotten to his extraordinary piano and guitar playing! Oh yeah, did I forget the part where he writes the lyrics as well?

His legacy of music will be discussed for years to come, but what most of us will always remember is that the music just made us feel good.
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Reply #3 posted 03/06/18 7:27am

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I can only forsee his influence and recognition growing.

There is such a complex, varied wealth of released music that casual fans and those unfamilar have never heard, let alone the vault material.

Prince will ultimately always be with us because he changed the cultural landscape.

He was also ahead of his time on many perennial issues and themes and those connections are already being traced in various circles.
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Reply #4 posted 03/06/18 7:42am

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Highly unlikely, doesn't matter how good he is he'll be forgotten before Elvis, Dylan, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, James Brown and Michael Jackson are. He's probably around the same level as Queen and the Rolling Stones based on my completely unscientific analysis of "do they have 3 or 4 big songs that transcend them as artists and a visual gimmick that sticks in your mind".

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Reply #5 posted 03/06/18 8:04am

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yes many of his songs are about timeless issues like love, loss, and loneliness...

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Reply #6 posted 03/06/18 9:02am

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Not at all.
Perhaps SOTT will age best.

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Reply #7 posted 03/06/18 9:13am

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Just as any other big artist, I think he will be remebered for a couple of songs.

Even Mozart and Bach are remembered for just some pieces of music.

But if Billy Jean will be rememberd, so will Kiss.

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Reply #8 posted 03/06/18 9:41am

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Yes!

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Reply #9 posted 03/06/18 9:42am

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Most of his catalog is unknown to causal fans. He will always be new to the majority who will discover Crystal Ball,the Madhouse albums, Lotusflow3r, etc.
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Reply #10 posted 03/06/18 9:47am

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I think his 80s music will stand the test of time, because the music spoke of the time period and culture. Parade is probably the most 'date-less' timeless album. After the 80s the music existed but did not really speak of it's time period like the 80s music.

Purple Rain music 2 me still seems so futuristic. Like we haven't caught up to the year that it would be made... 2030 maybe?

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Reply #11 posted 03/06/18 9:50am

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Highly unlikely, doesn't matter how good he is he'll be forgotten before Elvis, Dylan, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, James Brown and Michael Jackson are. He's probably around the same level as Queen and the Rolling Stones based on my completely unscientific analysis of "do they have 3 or 4 big songs that transcend them as artists and a visual gimmick that sticks in your mind".

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Wow. You name so many acts that it's hard to know why you think some will last longer than others. How many people know more than 3-4 famous James Brown songs? Sexmachine, I Feel Good, It's a Man's World... There's many more famous Rolling Stones songs and they have a pretty big following in South America... I remember talking to some people before a Bob Dylan concert and somebody said, "my kids like The Stones, The Beatles not so much."
Bob Marley is famous throughout the world, you hear him everywhere in a way Dylan or The Beatles aren't. (I never heard them in Africa, but you will surely hear Bob Marley there.)
So how exactly did you come to your conclusion (which is as unscientific as mine)?
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Reply #12 posted 03/06/18 9:56am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I think his 80s music will stand the test of time, because the music spoke of the time period and culture. Parade is probably the most 'date-less' timeless album. After the 80s the music existed but did not really speak of it's time period like the 80s music.

Purple Rain music 2 me still seems so futuristic. Like we haven't caught up to the year that it would be made... 2030 maybe?

I think many of his songs have a timeless quality and will be remembered long after we are gone...

There's no them...there's only us...
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Reply #13 posted 03/06/18 9:56am

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I think his 80's music will age well. It still sounds fresh to me especially the 1984-1988 period.

Part of his 90's music already sounds dated to me, so I don't think so.

00's and 10's it is too soon to tell, but it could be that some songs will be more popular in the future then they are right now. Prince was also famous and well known for his live concerts, so probably some concerts will be favourites in the future as well.

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Reply #14 posted 03/06/18 10:30am

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lonelyalien said:

Do you think prince's music will be listened to in a couple of hundred years like beethoven and mozart do you think his music has that lasting appeal? Was just wondering how history will look back on prince and his musical output.

It would because as a stand alone individual he is second to none. History will look at him probably as one of the most complete artist in pop. I doubt that we have witnessed something similiar in last 70yrs...Bowie is up there, Dylan maybe, Elvis? I think Prince represents embodiment of R.Wanger's term Gesamtkunstwerk aka 'total work of art' or 'universal artwork'... or at least he is one of the finest examples of that in pop world.

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Reply #15 posted 03/06/18 10:37am

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stpaisios said:

lonelyalien said:

Do you think prince's music will be listened to in a couple of hundred years like beethoven and mozart do you think his music has that lasting appeal? Was just wondering how history will look back on prince and his musical output.

It would because as a stand alone individual he is second to none. History will look at him probably as one of the most complete artist in pop. I doubt that we have witnessed something similiar in last 70yrs...Bowie is up there, Dylan maybe, Elvis? I think Prince represents embodiment of R.Wanger's term Gesamtkunstwerk aka 'total work of art' or 'universal artwork'... or at least he is one of the finest examples of that in pop world.

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I think in terms of musical ability stevie wonder but then stevie could'nt dance through now fault of his own of course. Prince is the most complete there ever was possibly ever will be.

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lion88 said:

I think his 80's music will age well. It still sounds fresh to me especially the 1984-1988 period.

Part of his 90's music already sounds dated to me, so I don't think so.

00's and 10's it is too soon to tell, but it could be that some songs will be more popular in the future then they are right now. Prince was also famous and well known for his live concerts, so probably some concerts will be favourites in the future as well.

Yes, the 80s stuff has such freshness to it. so blended that time periods and genres cannot pin it so easily.

Yes the concerts over his lifetime, for sure will have a wide span hold in the future.

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purplethunder3121 said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I think his 80s music will stand the test of time, because the music spoke of the time period and culture. Parade is probably the most 'date-less' timeless album. After the 80s the music existed but did not really speak of it's time period like the 80s music.

Purple Rain music 2 me still seems so futuristic. Like we haven't caught up to the year that it would be made... 2030 maybe?

I think many of his songs have a timeless quality and will be remembered long after we are gone...

Yes, many of his song do. I always find the stuff that sounds closest to 'purple music' ...that Prince style from the 80s, found in the 90s and 2000s have a timeless quality

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Reply #18 posted 03/06/18 12:15pm

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It will certainly last my lifetime - I've been listening for 30+ years and hope to have at least another 30+ in me. I think his legacy is comparable to Hendrix, with people still interested in his creativity more than 40 years after his death.
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Reply #19 posted 03/06/18 1:07pm

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Yes and no depending on the album or song. At the end of the day good songs are good songs even if they sound ‘of a time’. Picking one song of the top of my head, When Doves Cry - it may sound 80s but it’s utter genius and that won’t change.
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Reply #20 posted 03/06/18 1:30pm

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His music will forever be tied to the 80s, where it deserves to be alongside MJ and Madonna. As with those two, the future humans who are adventurous enough to dig in will be pleasantly surprised.

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Reply #21 posted 03/06/18 1:31pm

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mynameisnotsusan said:

It will certainly last my lifetime - I've been listening for 30+ years and hope to have at least another 30+ in me. I think his legacy is comparable to Hendrix, with people still interested in his creativity more than 40 years after his death.

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Especially if the legacy/family is preserved via merch and message in due time.

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Reply #22 posted 03/06/18 1:36pm

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when his so-called better music is released ....

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Reply #23 posted 03/06/18 1:59pm

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nextedition said:

Just as any other big artist, I think he will be remebered for a couple of songs.

Even Mozart and Bach are remembered for just some pieces of music.

But if Billy Jean will be remembered, so will Kiss.


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Reply #24 posted 03/06/18 2:42pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

His music will forever be tied to the 80s, where it deserves to be alongside MJ and Madonna. As with those two, the future humans who are adventurous enough to dig in will be pleasantly surprised.



Oh dear poor Prince...look what youve been reduced to. All those side albums
Concept albums.As good as Like a virgin and Bad. How depressing. Surelthe song Crystal Ball is not as good as I just cant stop loving you. The depth, the scope, the vision. How could prince compete with that
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Reply #25 posted 03/06/18 3:11pm

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Hey ya can't win 'em all. Elvis had a huge career but all I really think of is Hound Dog.
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Reply #26 posted 03/06/18 3:13pm

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Prince's music has been aging well. Way before he died on April 21, 2016

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Reply #27 posted 03/06/18 3:41pm

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when his so-called better music is released ....

in the next generation when NO ONE will have anything worthwhile to listen to

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Reply #28 posted 03/06/18 4:47pm

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To me, his music will have a long lasting appreciation to those wanting “real music”. With very few exceptions, today’s radio offers nothing “new” in terms of sound and originality. New artists seem to be chasing trends, much like P appeared to be doing off and on in the 90s with his own product, but at least he had his own spin on it.

Technology seems to be taking the place of real instruments, so I see his music becoming more and more important in teaching the importannce and beauty of an actual instrument as opposed to samples and computer generated rhythms.

Just my two cents. smile
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Reply #29 posted 03/06/18 7:37pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

Hey ya can't win 'em all. Elvis had a huge career but all I really think of is Hound Dog.
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Elvis had a number 1 hit 25 years after he died. I don't see that happening for Prince.
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