One of Prince's biggest videos, and maybe because it's the first one where fans got to see that Prince was really, really funny. Effortlessly sexy, mugging constantly for the camera, and featuring a stripped-down set that's as minimal as the song itself, Kiss was delightful, efficient and funky. Like Take Me With U, there's footage of flying through the skies though much more appropriate to the lyrics of this song. But this time, there's a cinematic breadth to the video, both due to the expansive arrangement of the song, and the presence of irresisible personalities like Kristin Scott Thomas and Jerome Benton, both of whom joined Prince in Under the Cherry Moon — the film for which this song and video were created.
In contrast to the minimalism of Kiss, this is the maximalism of the Revolution at its biggest, adding in horn players, dancers, and Prince's biggest sound yet. Unlikely as it may seem, one of the Revolution's funkiest songs ever is also its most elegant video ever. The expanded band shows up decked out in tuxedos and ball gowns, strutting to the unforgettable baritone saxophone riff that anchors the song.
After weeks of filmng and recording in the south of France, Prince and the Revolution look as comfortable as if they'd been there their whole lives, breaking out some simple but delightful choreography at the song's fade. But the highlight has to be Prince and Jerome Benton riffing as only they can, at in the video. It's still absurdly funny after decades, and again shows a side of Prince's sense of humor that casual fans almost never got to see. A wonderful glimpse into one of the most important concerts of Prince's career, his performance at Detroit's Cobo Arena on June 7, — his 28th birthday, a new maturity that was hinted at by one of the first times we ever see Prince ina suit and tie.
The song was one of Prince's best slow-burning songs of the era, and as the final video appearance of the Revolution it marks the end of an incredible era. As was his custom in the 80s, Prince continued his streak of releasing a new album each year, and in he marked the launch of his most ambitious effort yet with a video that was perhaps his most modest ever. Reflecting his growing ambivalence about the trappings of MTV-based celebrity, which had prompted him to release 's Around the World in a Day with no lead single or video preceding the album, his dramatic video for Sign O' The Times, lead single for its eponymous album, not only didn't feature Prince — it didn't feature any humans at all.
In its way, the Sign O' The Times video presaged the lyric videos of the YouTube and social media age, and served to center everyone's attention onto the lyrics of the song, one of Prince's most starkly political messages to that point. Flipping from nearly invisible and focused on the world to front-and-center and outrageously sexy, Prince used the release of U Got The Look to feature an excerpt from the extraordinary Sign O' The Times concert film.
Prince is all decked out in a fur coat, hoop earring and heels, and his duet partner Sheena Easton shares his peach and black palette as well as impeccable tailoring. Perhaps the best "pure" rock single of this era of Prince's career, the effervescent an unabashed pop of I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man hints at the romantic triangle that forms the nominal story of the Sign O The Times concert film, but this video is the one to watch if you want to see what is perhaps Prince's greatest band operating at its most ruthlessly powerful.
Aside from the JB's at the peak of their run with James Brown or Tina Turner at her majestic best, it is almost impossible to find a document of a band making this much work look this effortless. And do be sure to watch the entire concert film for the long version of this track — the bluesy breakdown and weeping guitar solo stand proud alongside Prince's very best solos ever. Alphabet St. But following a spiritual and professional reckoning after the cancelled release of his notorious Black Album just a few months earlier, Alphabet St.
The effects and extensive text overlays are very clearly of their era, but Prince's extreme eccentricity in everything from his choice of costume to his burying of hidden messages throughout the video keep the video from seeming as dated as it otherwise might. Indeed, the repetition and hyperactive editing of the clip make it one of the first of Prince's videos that seem to presage today's meme-based media. Something of an obscurity due to the relative lack of chart success of the single, Glam Slam is perhaps best regarded as a document of Prince's most ambitious effort of the 80s, the Lovesexy album and tour.
The album was an extremely challenging work, attempting to introduce his giant audience to a deeply personal, if somewhat obtuse, spiritual vision. And the accompanying tour was extremely ambitious in its staging, as becomes obvious in the Glam Slam video, which features the entire band choreographed in-the-round as they were on the tour. Add to that an entire string section, Prince's first coterie of male backup dancers, and elaborate spandex-ridden costumes, and the overall effect is a definite sense that more is more.
A delicate, almost minimal melody closes out the Lovesexy era for Prince, with a series of surreal and evocative objects working to pull us into a dreamlike state. One of the most effects-heavy videos Prince ever made, the clip was directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino, enjoying his heyday in the years between his directing of Tom Wait's "Downtown Train" and Madonna's "Justify My Love". It's too bad "U Got The Look" was already taken, because this is a look. It's hard to itemize everything that's absurd and amazing about this clip. It's the first appearance of "Gemini", the half-Batman, half-Joker character that Prince had imagined as a persona on his soundtrack album.
It's the first onscreen appearance of studio nerd Prince, alternating between geeking out on his samplers, keyboards and computers, and then hopping on top of the console to shred on one of his custom guitars. It only gets weirder from there. An army of dancing Jokers and Batmen, a phalanx of Vicki Vales, and allusions to everything from Frank Miller's seminal Dark Knight to the theme song of the campy 60s Adam West series to, well In a world where we have a high-production-value comic book movie coming out every 3 weeks, it's hard to emphasize exactly how outrageous and incomprehensible this video seemed at the time.
But as I noted in the years-long Twitter thread that I've been writing about the song, at three decades later, Batdance seems like it perfectly predicted the era of viral videos and how to market a superhero franchise with a meme-ready production. An amusing bit of trivia: Batdance was directed by Albert Magnoli, who had, a little over 5 years earlier, also directed Purple Rain. Given how successful the Batman project was commercially, and how much Prince had invested in creating characters like Gemini, it's not surprising we saw his Batman universe continue into another video.
The song was in some ways a pastiche of which it had replaced in the Batman film , but given its prominence in scenes with Jack Nicholson, it was a no-brainer to choose for a single. The scope and scale are astounding for a Prince video — there are countless extras, and from the minute Prince walks in whistling "The Arms of Orion", also from the Batman soundtrack , the stakes keep going up.
There's Joker-level mayhem throughout, Prince shows off his genuine ability to play a piano while lying on top of it, and just a year after Michael Jackson had ended part of his Moonwalker home video by pretending to balk at Bubbles the chimp wearing a Prince t-shirt, the Partyman video features Though MTV only ever aired the single edit of the clip, the extended version is now widely available to stream, and it does full justice to the full madness Prince had pictured for the song. And though the song closes with a title saying, "This ain't over Again veering from a massive production to something intimate and seductive, we come to one of Prince's very best seduction ballads, Scandalous.
This clip clearly sets the stage for what D'Angelo would escalate a decade later with Untitled, though Prince appears here in a red jumpsuit instead of his birthday suit. Though it's his most minimal video ever, employing just some simple lights, a microphone stand, and creative editing of Prince's solo performance, it perfectly suits the song and sets the song apart from not just its placement on a superhero soundtrack, but the rest of Prince's entire catalog.
It's no wonder this was one of the rare times when a shot from a video became the cover of the single it was meant to promote. The much more common short version of the video is available, of course. This is one of those videos that has a short edit , which omits all of the introductory drama. Though there is a video of the live version of the song released in , the estate hasn't yet released the footage. There's a totally different version that's a Verizon ad , too. Dirty Mind Following on the heels of the Uptown single was this video for the title track of the Dirty Mind album.
Sexuality Prince at the peak of his No Pants Mode era, sporting his thigh-highs and briefs.
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Little Red Corvette More than any other, this is the video that made Prince a star. Automatic This was one of the first videos that Prince's estate shared online, and it's a scorcher. This one did not get any MTV airplay in , sadly. Automatic Let's Pretend We're Married Unlike its sibling video Automatic, Let's Pretend We're Married was actually released as a single, albeit more than a year after the album had come out.
Let's Pretend We're Married When Doves Cry Prince's most famous video, the debut of the Revolution with the addition of Wendy Melvoin, the band was now complete , exciting footage that acted at the time as a trailer for the Purple Rain film that was then to come, and additional scenes that worked in the years that followed as a glimpse at what was cut from the movie.
Let's Go Crazy Mirroring much of the opening scenes of the Purple Rain film, the video for Let's Go Crazy is one of the best performance videos that Prince and the Revolution ever made, while also functioning as an irresistible trailer for the film. Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain Amazingly, Prince's signature song is among the very few of his videos that's not officially available online.
I Would Die 4 U Prince at the height of his stardom, in his very first live performance video, featuring an expanded Revolution that incorporates Sheila E. Raspberry Beret Paisley Park Prince finally got his wish to disppear from his video, ironically on the song that would give a name to one of the most lasting parts of his legacy. The guys discuss the rise of Cardi B, Jared Leto's ageless face, Bryan's frumpy fire hydrant piece, Brendan's fishing skills, couples therapy dolls, …. Wheeler Walker Jr.
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Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen get back in the studio and the talk quickly shifts to all things animals. Yep —- after abandoning his academic pursuits for three decades to be a rock star, he returned to school in to complete and receive his degree. May couldn't afford the Les Paul and Stratocaster guitars that he really wanted, so he built his own guitar with the help of his father. The 'Red Special' has become the signature instrument associated with Brian's guitar playing and iconic personality. No disrespect to his impressive shock of curly hair.
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