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TrivialPursuit

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DEVO talks about early Prince

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"And we loved the Ohio Players and early Prince. Oh my god, Prince. He really did it for us. We actually saw him at some place that had been a roller rink at the corner of La Cienega Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. [in Los Angeles] in 1979 when he still hadn’t really broken through, but Warners had signed them. We were invited to the show down there, and Prince comes out in a Burberry beige trench coat, bikini underpants, garter belts and hose and six-inch high heels and nothing else. And he starts doing songs from Controversy before it was released. And here we were as artists just blown away. We were jealous. It was amazing. We were just listening to what he was doing, and it was so good. It was just so good."

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 11/16/20 11:49pm

Vannormal

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Always been a fan of Devo.

But this is a bit odd.

Prince playing pre-Controversy tracks in 1979 ?

Or are they talking about the 'sounds-like' stuff ?

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #2 posted 11/17/20 1:44am

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That would likely have been this performance - 1981, as opposed to 1979 - i.e. still before the release of Controversy:

http://www.princevault.co...March_1981

at Flipper's:

http://www.princevault.co...lipper%27s

ALT+PLS+RTN: Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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Reply #3 posted 11/17/20 2:02am

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There's a good chance they also saw Prince again in 1981 then.

Unless he played Dirty Mind songs instead and they mixed that up.

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Reply #4 posted 11/17/20 2:33am

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Those were the golden ywars.
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Reply #5 posted 11/19/20 2:19am

Vannormal

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SexyMuthaF said:

Those were the golden ywars.

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Say that again !

I miss the excitement of the early eighties, late seventies.

There just was soooo much going on at the same time.

There were 'camp's' that rivaled each other.

Disco versus (Hard) Rock, New Wave versus pop, etc.

Compare this with the 90's and ought's.

I mean bands like Devo, Visage, Fischer-Z, Ultravox, the young Talking Heads etc.

The contemporary industry pop versus what actually?

OK, we have great bands and artists like Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens etc,

But to me it isn't the same...

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #6 posted 11/19/20 8:53am

JudasLChrist

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langebleu said:

That would likely have been this performance - 1981, as opposed to 1979 - i.e. still before the release of Controversy:

http://www.princevault.co...March_1981

at Flipper's:

http://www.princevault.co...lipper%27s

Thank you!

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