A 30-years-later look at Prince's 'Pu...

A 30-years-later look at Prince's 'Purple Rain'

There are 282 comments on the Sacramento Bee Newspaper story from Aug 14, 2014, titled A 30-years-later look at Prince's 'Purple Rain'. In it, Sacramento Bee Newspaper reports that:

The Prince tribute band the Purple Ones, led by trumpet player Morty Okin , will play Prince's 1984 album "Purple Rain" in its entirety Saturday at Harlow's nightclub in Sacramento.

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Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#1 Aug 14, 2014
On our honeymoon in Las Vegas, my wife and I saw an excellent Prince tribute show called, "Purple Reign" The Prince impersonator played all the hits for over two hours live on stage. Something that the overrated Wacko could never do because he was so grossly untalented. The dead clown should be replaced by Prince as the true king of pop. More albums, more hits, an actor, composer, producer, guitarist, live stage performer and a pop, r & b and rock legend that is still alive and kicking. Prince is not a boy molester either, "Purple Rain" was a top box office film and a huge number one best seller. It leaves Michael Jackson's hyped up and dated "Thriller" in the dust. Floons are fools to support that piggy that pooped in his trousers and soiled his bedsheets while raping various young boys in his wicked and secluded Neverland lair. An embarrassing legacy of filth and sinful pleasures. Long live the artist formerly known as Prince. The purple one will always be a rock legend. Michael Jackson is just a dead pedophile.

Karma bites hard.
Ghost of Michael Jackson

Granite Bay, CA

#2 Aug 14, 2014
You talking bull sheet homie! Michael Jackson he wiz king of pop and he always be king of pop. Michael rocks and Prince Sucks you know what I am saying homes? You don't know sheet about music bro besides hip hop rules anyway u know what i am saying? Dam right homie. That Prince muthafooga belong in retirement home now blood so shut yo mouth man.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#4 Aug 14, 2014
Ghost of Michael Jackson wrote:
You talking bull sheet homie! Michael Jackson he wiz king of pop and he always be king of pop. Michael rocks and Prince Sucks you know what I am saying homes? You don't know sheet about music bro besides hip hop rules anyway u know what i am saying? Dam right homie. That Prince muthafooga belong in retirement home now blood so shut yo mouth man.
The disgraceful clown of poop is dead. At least, Prince is still alive to enjoy his money and fantastic musical legacy. All the best rappers have turned to acting or are long dead, floon.

Besides, Wacko was dated kiddie pop and disco. Prince is ultimately more talented.
Ghost of Michael Jackson

Granite Bay, CA

#5 Aug 14, 2014
Octopus wrote:
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The disgraceful clown of poop is dead. At least, Prince is still alive to enjoy his money and fantastic musical legacy. All the best rappers have turned to acting or are long dead, floon.
Besides, Wacko was dated kiddie pop and disco. Prince is ultimately more talented.
Yah dat muthafugga Prince is still alive but nobody looking at da fool cuz he look like bride of freaking frankenstein in dat purple sissy clothes he be wearing all da time. Homie u don't no sheet about music or anything else. Da peoples today don't even know who da fook Prince wuz you know wat I am sayin man? Rap rules today homes. Only real old square muthfuggaz like you listen to Prince today dude. Prince my zzz bro u liven in da 1980s dawg.

Since: May 12

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#6 Aug 14, 2014
Octopus wrote:
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The disgraceful clown of poop is dead. At least, Prince is still alive to enjoy his money and fantastic musical legacy. All the best rappers have turned to acting or are long dead, floon.
Besides, Wacko was dated kiddie pop and disco. Prince is ultimately more talented.
There is a lotta good rappers..like Wiz Khalifa..JuicyJ....THEY AIN'T DEAD..THEY ARE RAPPIN...
Ghost of Michael Jackson

Granite Bay, CA

#7 Aug 14, 2014
Jermaine 7 wrote:
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There is a lotta good rappers..like Wiz Khalifa..JuicyJ....THEY AIN'T DEAD..THEY ARE RAPPIN...
Right on homes! You aint talking no bull sheet bro. Rappers is bad muthafoogaz and they don't have to wear no sissy purple jackets and pink pants like dat weird azz Prince muthafugga.

Since: May 12

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#8 Aug 14, 2014
Ghost of Michael Jackson wrote:
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Right on homes! You aint talking no bull sheet bro. Rappers is bad muthafoogaz and they don't have to wear no sissy purple jackets and pink pants like dat weird azz Prince muthafugga.
yeah...cool rappers....lol...

“Best voice ever !”

Since: Mar 09

Devil's Hole

#9 Aug 15, 2014
Ghost of Michael Jackson wrote:
You talking bull sheet homie! Michael Jackson he wiz king of pop and he always be king of pop. Michael rocks and Prince Sucks you know what I am saying homes? You don't know sheet about music bro besides hip hop rules anyway u know what i am saying? Dam right homie. That Prince muthafooga belong in retirement home now blood so shut yo mouth man.
Wacko rocks ? BAHAHAHAHAHA

its scary to let people like you talking and writing !
MJFG

Waterbury, CT

#10 Aug 15, 2014
zepforever wrote:
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Wacko rocks ? BAHAHAHAHAHA
its scary to let people like you talking and writing !
How's your vaginal odor problem?

“Best voice ever !”

Since: Mar 09

Devil's Hole

#11 Aug 15, 2014
Smells Better that your toilet mouth, i heard that your CRACKPOT dad pees in ur mouth every morning,does he ?
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#12 Aug 15, 2014
Ghost of Michael Jackson wrote:
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Yah dat muthafugga Prince is still alive but nobody looking at da fool cuz he look like bride of freaking frankenstein in dat purple sissy clothes he be wearing all da time. Homie u don't no sheet about music or anything else. Da peoples today don't even know who da fook Prince wuz you know wat I am sayin man? Rap rules today homes. Only real old square muthfuggaz like you listen to Prince today dude. Prince my zzz bro u liven in da 1980s dawg.
Prince made "Purple Rain" in 1984, but he never repeated it. Besides, both Prince and Michael Jackson fooled around with watered down hip hop that did not quite work. Since the best rap came from the Death Row records in the nineties, rap has became stale and too massed produced to be taken seriously. In my opinion, people like Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers were ahead of their time. Prince needs to explore funk, rock and blues on guitar if he ever expects to get another hit again. Because Prince is still a real musician, he certainly destroys the kiddie pop of Wacko. In terms of rap ruling today, it really is not selling like it once did. Too many one hit wonders and only a few select rappers making a long term career out of it. They become wealthy and lose street cred. It winds up sounding false. Since the best rappers created the scene in the nineties, many are complaining that rap has turned to crap. I have to agree. Too much connection with pre programed, mass produced, computerized music of pop bimbos and boy bands. Garbage.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#13 Aug 15, 2014
Jermaine 7 wrote:
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There is a lotta good rappers..like Wiz Khalifa..JuicyJ....THEY AIN'T DEAD..THEY ARE RAPPIN...
A dime a dozen. Rap may be played constantly but the artists lack any identity to separate them from anyone else. The kids simply move on to the next big thing. That is a problem. Besides, no one buys hip hop. That is why country acts continue to thrive. Country fans remain loyal. I certainly do not like modernized meat head cowboys either, but it seems to be all over the charts. My brother in law likes that shit. I rather see real rock n roll come back.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#14 Aug 15, 2014
Actually, nothing sounds better than rock n roll mixed with the blues. The stuff never really goes out of style. I was impressed by my recent purchase of Chuck Berry's first three albums on CD. They were remastered and the sound is excellent. Chuck never sounded better. Yes, it is old music but his guitar work cuts and stings. The passion and energy is unbeatable. Something like The Outlaws "Green Grass And High Tides" rocks as well. I try to find rock n roll that has not been played to death over and over. Early punk like MC5, The Stooges, Flamin' Groovies, Plasmatics, Sex Pistols and X sound great and created an exciting legacy without the tired corporate FM radio tag of progressive arena rock that gets boring after hearing the same ole songs a billion times. Nothing beats pure rock n roll. Unfortunately, not everybody likes the same kind of music. Do I care?

Even if Michael Jackson was not a pedo,(which he was) his bubble gum pop shit is like listening to updated Donny Osmond or Shaun Cassidy mixed with dated disco of Rick James or Kool And The Gang.
Ghost of Michael Jackson

Granite Bay, CA

#15 Aug 15, 2014
Chuck muthafuggin Berry? Say what? These muthafuggaz be older than King Kongs grandma u kno wat I am sayin homie? Oh hell yah!
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#16 Aug 15, 2014
Ghost of Michael Jackson wrote:
Chuck muthafuggin Berry? Say what? These muthafuggaz be older than King Kongs grandma u kno wat I am sayin homie? Oh hell yah!
That is because you are stuck on boring kiddie hip hip. Grandma music certainly is not rock n roll, dude. Apparently, someone did a fantastic remastering job on Chuck Berry because the CD's sound like he is playing live in my living room. So crisp and clear. Besides, Chuck sang about teenage life and rebellion. When I think of nursing home music, it would be Susan Boyle or someone like that. Without the early rock stars, we would still be forced fed guys like Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole. Rock n roll will always rule. Even Guns N Roses rocked in their prime.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#17 Aug 15, 2014
*hip hop...

Since: Apr 10

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#18 Aug 15, 2014
Octopus wrote:
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A dime a dozen. Rap may be played constantly but the artists lack any identity to separate them from anyone else. The kids simply move on to the next big thing. That is a problem. Besides, no one buys hip hop. That is why country acts continue to thrive. Country fans remain loyal. I certainly do not like modernized meat head cowboys either, but it seems to be all over the charts. My brother in law likes that shit. I rather see real rock n roll come back.
Give me Prince any day rather than rap music. He was good in the movie,'Purple Rain' and I like his music. He was much more talented than Michael Jackson....and he didn't molest children. That's a big plus, as far as I'm concerned.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#22 Aug 15, 2014
Pop Tart- wrote:
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Give me Prince any day rather than rap music. He was good in the movie,'Purple Rain' and I like his music. He was much more talented than Michael Jackson....and he didn't molest children. That's a big plus, as far as I'm concerned.
Prince's biggest problem is that he will not let people hear his music on You Tube. It is constantly being removed. I would bet he still has the first dollar he ever earned. However, that is not criminal. I like his music. I was a little surprised how much great music he actually produced over the years. I do not like his more recent stuff, but that doe not mean that he can not make a comeback. My wife likes Prince and so does Pepper. I've heard that Prince did a Jimi Hendrix live tribute with Purple Haze and Purple Rain. but I was unable to see the video. My friend said that it was unbelievable. I never hear anything about Prince's personal life except that he had a child that was born deformed and the baby later died from health issues.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#24 Aug 15, 2014
the source wrote:
I can tell you that Michael Jackson and Prince always had a mutual respect for each other. It was Michael who asked James Brown to invite Prince to the stage during a musical event in 1983. That whole rivalry in the 80's and 90's was a marketing ploy to help boost record sales for both, and it worked very well! Of course MJ had the edge because he was the veteran of the two, he had been performing on stage since the age of five.
I've read that Prince hit the clown in the pus with a pin pong ball by accident and the wimpy grasshopper ran away crying like a slobbering baby. Sure, they may have a marketing rivalry in the eighties and early nineties, but Prince put out more albums. Since Prince wrote every one of his hits and wrote hit songs for others, he has a much larger catalog. It took Wacko four or five years to come up with a new album whereas. Prince released multiple sets every year up until the mid nineties. Of course, you floons still claim Wacko was performing in 1963 at the age of five. It was a school talent contest. Wacko did not start his laughable career with The Jackson 5 until 1968. It was only a couple local singles for the Steeltown label, which were not hits. They failed to chart. However, Prince started in 1978 and racked up over forty albums to date. He controls what he puts out. Wacko has no control because he has been dead for over five years, a disgraced pedophile. I'd say Prince definitely won.
Octopus

Clifton Park, NY

#25 Aug 15, 2014
*have had a marketing rivalry in the eighties and early nineties...

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