Prince Goes Uptown

April 22, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | LIFE, Modern Music | 0 Comments |

(photo by Jimi Hughes)

Vale Prince Rogers Nelson (7/6/1958 – 21/4/2016)

Pardon the painful allusion, but a lot of his songs, technically superb as they are, were strictly elevator music.  But there’s Pop Life, Let’s Go Crazy, 1999, Nothing Compares 2 U, Raspberry Beret, Kiss, Sexy M.F., Peach and Cream.  Many of his songs had production touches frankly reminiscent of novelty songs, but he had je ne sais quoi – he had the power – he was virtually a cult.  And now he’s gone uptown. Vale.


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