8. Baby I’m a star

16 06 2006

First off, I'd like to apoligize for all the blatant errors i've made in reference to the movie, Purple Rain. I'm sure there have been many.

Baby I'm a star. Second last track. On the Take me with you single. Pretty cool video from the movie that has all the coolest characters in it in some way (ie. Morris and Jerome, Appollonia, etc) plus the Kid masturbates a guitar. Perfect.

This sounds like as good a time as any to look at some other characters in the film…

The Revolution: Prince's backing band from the late 70's to '86, appearing (albeit in different forms) on the albums 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, and Sign o the Times. At the time of Purple Rain, The Revolution consisted of Mark Brown (dubbed Brownmark by Prince) on bass, Bobby Z. on drums, "Doctor" Fink and Lisa Coleman on keyboards and Wendy Melvoin on guitar. Lisa and Wendy, in particular, were influential on Purple Rain and had the largest parts in the film (compared to the other band members). After the Revolution, they went on to collaborate musically on alot of soundtrack work, and have a website, that looks pretty cool but i can't make heads or tails of it.

Apollonia: Apollonia Kotero won a cross country audition to play the character after Prince's girlfriend, Vanity, had become "unavailable" to play the role (i.e. the two split up). She was also made lead in Prince's concept girl band, Vanity 6, whose gimmick was to appear onstage in lingerie and the group was renamed Apollonia 6. They were a trio and the "6" represents the number of breasts in the band (oh, that Prince!). Lastly, she was hot then and she's still hot now.

Morris Day and Jerome Benton: Essential to Purple Rain. Comedic duo. Members of the greatest band in the universe, The mutha' fuckin' TIME!! Just read everything you can on wikipedia about them

one song left. what could it be?……..

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