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Thread started 03/12/20 6:32am

razord

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Making of Prince music videos

If you had the chance to see the making of any Prince video, which one would you choose?
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Reply #1 posted 03/12/20 6:46am

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Either 'Girls & Boys' or 'Partyman'.

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Reply #2 posted 03/12/20 7:21am

Ramzoo

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It was possible for some fans on June 16th 1987 at The Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy for "U Got The Look". biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 03/12/20 7:42am

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If I could choose, I'd pick Glam Slam. Filmed in Paisley Park soundstage with a mini-concert afterwards.

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I did have the opportunity to be at the filming for these:

Sexy MF

My Name Is Prince

I Wanna Melt With U

The Morning Papers

Gold

Somebody's Somebody

The Ryde Dyvine

The Beautiful Experience

Love 4 One Another

Rave Un2 The Year 2000

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Reply #4 posted 03/12/20 7:49am

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I'd choose Diamonds & Pearls because it was filmed in really interesting and otherwordly looking locations.

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Reply #5 posted 03/12/20 7:50am

nelcp777

Completely misread this!

I would like to have seen the Gangster Glam recording.

[Edited 3/12/20 11:53am]

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Reply #6 posted 03/12/20 7:53am

rdhull

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VaultCurator said:

Either 'Girls & Boys' or 'Partyman'.

Girls & Boys seems like the most fun atmosphere with the og crew.

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #7 posted 03/12/20 8:01am

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America
Glam Slam

Since both of those had shory concerts afterwards.
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Reply #8 posted 03/12/20 11:32am

jazzz

1999... Jill razz
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Reply #9 posted 03/12/20 11:41am

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VaultCurator said:

Either 'Girls & Boys' or 'Partyman'.



Both fascinate me, because I can't watch them without wondering how that went down on set. Partyman looks like it must have been... awkward... at times. Did Prince say "I'm going to do a jig from The Wiz, and you all react"? Or was there a choreographer?

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Reply #10 posted 03/12/20 12:03pm

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Reply #11 posted 03/12/20 1:01pm

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I would pick one of the more famous ones. Imagine going back in time and watching Prince crawl across the floor in When Doves Cry, or shimmy, spin, and split in Little Red Corvette, or walking out in the cloud suit in Raspberry Beret...just thinking about seeing those iconic moments in person gives me goosebumps.

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Reply #12 posted 03/12/20 4:48pm

TheFman

Well, I was, and its nothing as romantic as you might think it is.

But otherwise to answer the question: Raspberry Beret comes to mind.

Surely no SOTT biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 03/12/20 5:48pm

RJOrion

Gangster Glam
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Reply #14 posted 03/12/20 8:16pm

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Thieves in the Temple

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Reply #15 posted 03/13/20 7:12am

dodger

motherfunka said:

If I could choose, I'd pick Glam Slam. Filmed in Paisley Park soundstage with a mini-concert afterwards.

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I did have the opportunity to be at the filming for these:

Sexy MF

My Name Is Prince

I Wanna Melt With U

The Morning Papers

Gold

Somebody's Somebody

The Ryde Dyvine

The Beautiful Experience

Love 4 One Another

Rave Un2 The Year 2000

Wow, I'd have killed to have been at those.

Especially I Wanna Melt With U eek

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Reply #16 posted 03/13/20 8:35am

Monarch

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"7". Which apparently did have behind the scenes recordings. Someday.....
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Reply #17 posted 03/13/20 9:01am

remko

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Purple Rain

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Reply #18 posted 03/13/20 9:07am

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motherfunka said:

If I could choose, I'd pick Glam Slam. Filmed in Paisley Park soundstage with a mini-concert afterwards.


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I did have the opportunity to be at the filming for these:


Sexy MF


My Name Is Prince


I Wanna Melt With U


The Morning Papers


Gold


Somebody's Somebody


The Ryde Dyvine


The Beautiful Experience


Love 4 One Another


Rave Un2 The Year 2000



Anything you'd like to share? The street scenes in 'My Name is Prince' intrigue me, as does the 'Sexy MF' video. Were you present for the shooting of those segments? Did Prince engage in much interaction with the crowd during these recordings?
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Reply #19 posted 03/13/20 6:36pm

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I got to see Prince film some of the 'Come On' video. I was also in the audience for 'U got the look' and the first version of 'Call The Law'. I'm also in the crowd long shots in the SOTT movie, 'Beautiful Strange' recording and 'The Sacrifice of Victor' release, but they were all a bit 'blink and you'd miss it' shots.

If there was one I wish I could have been at, it would be 1999. Just because I would have been on set for some 9 videos in the same session.

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[Edited 3/13/20 18:43pm]

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Reply #20 posted 03/14/20 11:21am

nelcp777

SquirrelMeat said:

I got to see Prince film some of the 'Come On' video. I was also in the audience for 'U got the look' and the first version of 'Call The Law'. I'm also in the crowd long shots in the SOTT movie, 'Beautiful Strange' recording and 'The Sacrifice of Victor' release, but they were all a bit 'blink and you'd miss it' shots.

If there was one I wish I could have been at, it would be 1999. Just because I would have been on set for some 9 videos in the same session.

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[Edited 3/13/20 18:43pm]

Where were the indoor swimming pool shots for call the law taken?

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Reply #21 posted 03/14/20 6:24pm

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nelcp777 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

I got to see Prince film some of the 'Come On' video. I was also in the audience for 'U got the look' and the first version of 'Call The Law'. I'm also in the crowd long shots in the SOTT movie, 'Beautiful Strange' recording and 'The Sacrifice of Victor' release, but they were all a bit 'blink and you'd miss it' shots.

If there was one I wish I could have been at, it would be 1999. Just because I would have been on set for some 9 videos in the same session.

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Where were the indoor swimming pool shots for call the law taken?


No such luck. The initial all live video was recorded at Earls Court in London, after the main show had ended and most people had left, Prince and the band returned to the stage with cameras and flimed Call The Law. There was only about 15 rows of fan in an empty arena. He used that footage to make the first version of the video, before he added new studio/in-house shots that became the common version.

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Reply #22 posted 03/15/20 12:01am

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"Come On" when he's in the street doing the old man bit.

And it's been awhile since I've seen the "Glam Slam" video. The miming in these Prince videos always confuses me, why is he strumming an acoustic guitar during the verses?

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Reply #23 posted 03/15/20 12:14am

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Reply #24 posted 03/15/20 7:32am

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"For an artist of his caliber... Prince doesn't have good music videos." -Madonna

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Reply #25 posted 03/15/20 1:14pm

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OperatingThetan said:

motherfunka said:

If I could choose, I'd pick Glam Slam. Filmed in Paisley Park soundstage with a mini-concert afterwards.

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I did have the opportunity to be at the filming for these:

Sexy MF

My Name Is Prince

I Wanna Melt With U

The Morning Papers

Gold

Somebody's Somebody

The Ryde Dyvine

The Beautiful Experience

Love 4 One Another

Rave Un2 The Year 2000

Anything you'd like to share? The street scenes in 'My Name is Prince' intrigue me, as does the 'Sexy MF' video. Were you present for the shooting of those segments? Did Prince engage in much interaction with the crowd during these recordings?

Prince did not engage with the crowd. Sexy MF was the garage scene at Paisley Park. There was an after party in the atrium. MNIP was indeed the "street scene". It was filmed in the alleys at Glam Slam. I Wanna Melt With U was in the Erotic City room at Glam Slam. Prince did not film his scenes there. I remember them playing Jump Around by House of Pain to get the crowd dancing. I admit I was a little shocked when I saw the nude women walking dogs through there. Somebody's Somebody was the scene where Prince can be seen walking through the dancing crowd. That was in the L4OA/NPGMC room. The rest were all concerts in the soundstage at Paisley Park. If I remember correctly, they did Gold twice and Rock N Roll Is Alive and Days of Wild from the L4OA special were done the same night. They played a mini-concert afterwards.

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Reply #26 posted 03/16/20 1:15am

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feeluupp said:

"For an artist of his caliber... Prince doesn't have good music videos." -Madonna

That's putting in mildly/generously. Madge is a classy lady.

His videos started getting semi-passable only like 20-25 years into his career.

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Reply #27 posted 03/16/20 6:00am

feeluupp

WhisperingDandelions said:

feeluupp said:

"For an artist of his caliber... Prince doesn't have good music videos." -Madonna

That's putting in mildly/generously. Madge is a classy lady.

His videos started getting semi-passable only like 20-25 years into his career.

[Edited 3/16/20 1:16am]

I would say a lot earlier than that... I mean Alphabet St... In 1988?? Compared to the videos MJ and Madonna were making that year lol

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Reply #28 posted 03/16/20 1:17pm

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"Kiss", no doubt.

It's so full of great moments.

Madge thinks cash and is a very obedient capitalist, although a good talent scout.
Prince would have told David Fincher to hump himself after ten minutes.

Prince didn't believe in the bullshit of posing outside the stage.
Most of his videos are him performing, for the video, or for a live audience.
Ain't no way Prince is going to do thirty takes to correctly
throw a bowl of milk over his shoulder.

Prince's videos were ads to go see him live,
on stage, where the real shit happens. And where true musicians are set apart
from the ones who spend weeks to appear as (short) movies heroes.
Most of the time, they're the same often caught in the act of playbacking live,
which I consider the supreme insult you can ever do to an audience.

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No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
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Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #29 posted 03/17/20 2:14pm

herb4

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No one said Gett Off and that was the first one that sprang to mind so that one.

Interesting neat little thread question

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