Check out one of our favorite commenter’s, John S., list of top ten Prince tracks. We will assuredly do one ourselves eventually, but John’s list is great to whet your whistle.
Prince’s time was the eighties and early nineties, and he, more than anybody – even Michael Jackson – symbolised the coming together of musical genres. Dance, rock, sweet soul, pop, metal, funk, rap. Black and white – no boundaries. Prince had it all, nothing contrived, just pure talent and invention. Live he was a true showman, in the tradition of Little Richard, James Brown, Sly Stone, Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Michael J. Not a copyist, but a true original. I’ve seen him a couple of times live. The first time, at Wembley Arena in the round, in 1986, with a Red Corvette emerging from below the stage with Prince astride it, amongst other delights, goes down as my second favourite concert of all time (Bruce Springsteen, same venue 1981, gets top slot).
He’s still going, still playing brilliant shows. He has a back catalogue to die for. And yet… he doesn’t…
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