Old School Prince or New Prince?

United States
January 15, 2007 8:08pm CST
If you have ever been to prince.org, then you have probably seen this question many times. Who all are die-hard 80s Prince and the Revolution fans and how many are new fans? How do you feel about his new style of totally clean lyrics and changing the lyrics to his old songs to fit his new beliefs? Does his new beliefs keep you from listening to his current music?
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• United States
16 Jan 07
I'm glad that Prince seems to be really happy and content personally, but I think his most intriguing music was made when he was still exploring the more secular (read: dirty) sides of the human animal. I still think he's making wonderful sounding music, but I have to admit that I felt a bit alienated sometime around "Rainbow Children." It's not that he wasn't speaking his truth or making great music, but, as I'm a white boy, it was the first time I felt he wasn't speaking directly to me. I also think he's lost an edginess I found very appealing, but if losing my ears is the price he pays for finding inner peace, I'm sure he has no regrets, nor should he.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
Thanks for all the comments above. Seems like Old School Prince is the King. I personally am an Old School Prince fan, though I really enjoy some of his 90s albums such as The Gold Experience. I have to say one of the best albums Prince put out was "Sign o' the Times." It is pure genius to me, maybe because most of it was done alone without his band and is such a mix of different styles. So, does anyone get annoyed by Lovesexy and how it is all tracked as one huge song?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
16 Jan 07
I have to say old school Prince is better. I mean that is what I first liked about him.
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
16 Jan 07
gotta go with old school Prince on this one -- Purple Rain is one of the best, if not the best, albumns of all time. I actually liked the movie too (even if Prince is a bad actor)
@phatkat (113)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I agree with you that 5"2 artistic genius is a legend with the old school. As a matter of fact, Some of his music,especially "I Can't Make You Love Me if you don't" Is what I play when I lay down to rest at night. It soothes my soul and relaxes that last nerve that somebody got on that day.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I have to say I'm more old school Prince - but only because it reminds me of being younger and life being less complicated than it is now....I just haven't been able to keep up with his album releases (although I do have 3121 - which is awesome). I don't really care what his beliefs are (he's a Jehovah's Witness, right?) as long as he keeps putting out music......
@AyaMiami (96)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam....I think I like old school Prince moreso than the things he's done recently. It seems like the guitar was more prominent in the older songs. I have the urge to break out some cds now and listen.