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This week's #WaxWednesday is "Purple Rain"...
Posted by wmgd2c  |  1 week 3 days ago
This week's #WaxWednesday is "Purple Rain" by Prince from 1984. Two reasons why I'm sharing this record: one is Prince is unbelievable and his catalogue just got released on Spotify, and the other is I've been reading "1984" and this album came out that year! This was the album that got me into Prince, a man with 39 albums. The definition of Prince is the definition of a true artist. Writer, producer, singer, performer, you name it. Someone said to me in a conversation that he can dance like MJ, shred like Jimi, and sing like James Brown. These were all qualities I didn't fully realize until a few months before his passing when I finally bought albums like "Around the World in a Day" and "1999". At his best, Prince is the perfect combination of art and the most bopping body shaking pop you can play on a turntable. I never got to meet him, but just being on the same label as him was pretty intimidating. Apparently, this LP is the reason for the invention of the parental advisory sticker ("Darling Nikki"). My favorite cut on this changes every week, right now it's the classic, "When Doves Cry". RIP
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This week's #WaxWednesday is "Purple Rain" by Prince from 1984. Two reasons why I'm sharing this record: one is Prince is unbelievable and his catalogue just got released on Spotify, and the other is I've been reading "1984" and this album came out that year! This was the album that got me into Prince, a man with 39 albums. The definition of Prince is the definition of a true artist. Writer, producer, singer, performer, you name it. Someone said to me in a conversation that he can dance like MJ, shred like Jimi, and sing like James Brown. These were all qualities I didn't fully realize until a few months before his passing when I finally bought albums like "Around the World in a Day" and "1999". At his best, Prince is the perfect combination of art and the most bopping body shaking pop you can play on a turntable. I never got to meet him, but just being on the same label as him was pretty intimidating. Apparently, this LP is the reason for the invention of the parental advisory sticker ("Darling Nikki"). My favorite cut on this changes every week, right now it's the classic, "When Doves Cry". RIP
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