'Purple Rain' turns 30: How 1984 made...

'Purple Rain' turns 30: How 1984 made Prince a superstar

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities story from Jul 25, 2014, titled 'Purple Rain' turns 30: How 1984 made Prince a superstar. In it, TwinCities reports that:

Signed to Warner Bros. when he was still a teen, the Minneapolis native's first four albums established him as a sex- and religion-obsessed musical genius who wrote, performed and produced all his own music, sometimes while wearing women's panties.

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Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#1 Jul 25, 2014
All hail to the true King Of Pop...Prince.

"Purple Rain" was truly the work of a musical genius, without the expert help of Quincy Jones. Prince wrote, performed and produced all his own music. Wacko stole, cheated and lied about his ability to even read or write. He definitely could not play instruments live or in the studio.The clown was a fraud. All the dead and disgraced grasshopper could do is dance like a puppet. Prince acted in his first full budget debut film, the classic, "Purple Rain"

Michael Jackson has gone down into history as Wacko Jacko, a disgusting clown and dead pedophile that molested scores of young boys beyond the gates of his secluded Neverland lair of filth. Untalented, unloved and disrespected by most everyone around the international globe.

Karma.
LadyJ

Toledo, OH

#2 Jul 25, 2014
Naw, mj could dance and sing very well. But his music was sugary pop-crappola. He did not write most of his songs, nor play a single insrument, while Prince did everything! Id say one good Prince song blows away mjs whole collection. Prince was/is a superior song-writer and altho highly successful, was taking a back-seat to that moon-walker who ripped that dance move off some kid anyhow.

I didn't have access to the net when mj died, so i went to my ex's a couple weeks after to youtube some funeral footage. Well, he threw me outta the house screaming, " Don't you look up no pedophile on my PC." Lol...

I was uncertain at the time if mikey truely was a pedo....
LadyJ

Toledo, OH

#3 Jul 25, 2014
I love Stranger in Moscow and im thinking, damn, he did write a good song. Soon to find out, he just wrote the words. Which are mediocre at best.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#4 Jul 26, 2014
Of course, Prince has made a large catalog of music since his first album in 1978. His best seller remains to be the classic, "Purple Rain" However, it has been years since Prince has made a hit album or put out a hit song. Nevertheless, he is still around, making new albums and playing live dates. He can afford to do what he wants in terms of recording what he is currently doing. Actually, that is still success. He is not dead in the grave like pedophile, Michael Jackson. In my opinion, Prince should make a funky guitar rock album along the lines of Jimi Hendrix. He is certainly capable and talented enough to pull that off. He seems to be playing the wrong kind of music nowadays.

He should explore other areas...

“at yet more f'loonspin”

Since: Aug 11

I live far away from f'loons

#7 Jul 26, 2014
I respect Prince for continuing to create music, on his own terms. Even if some of it isn't as well received, at least he is pushing his own boundaries.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#8 Jul 26, 2014
Len is Disgusted wrote:
I respect Prince for continuing to create music, on his own terms. Even if some of it isn't as well received, at least he is pushing his own boundaries.
I wish Prince would make an inspired rock guitar album with great hooks and songs. He has to realize by now that people want the earlier styled Prince, as in "Purple Rain" or "1999" He needs to think about having another number one album again. His recent work just is not strong enough. I know he can still kick ass on guitar. He might as well let it rock and play with top rate musicians.

Since: Jun 13

Raleigh, NC

#9 Jul 26, 2014
1984 was the pinnacle of Michael Jackson's success and then Prince came out and took the wind out of his sails in that year.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#10 Jul 26, 2014
BadMan84 wrote:
1984 was the pinnacle of Michael Jackson's success and then Prince came out and took the wind out of his sails in that year.
In my opinion, "Purple Rain" was one of the greatest pop albums made in the eighties. It had something for everybody. Rock, R&B, Funk....a perfect album. It was certainly a smash when it came out in 1984. Prince had full coverage on MTV plus the box office at the movies. Prince had a terrific run up until the mid nineties with even hits written for other artists too.

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