Friday, April 22, 2016

Song of the week: "Purple Rain" - Prince

First Bowie, now Prince?  What the hell, man.

Not everyone loves Prince, which is... well, whatever.  To each their own.  All I'll say is this: Purple Rain is a ridiculous song in anyone else's hands.  Ditto with a lot of his catalogue.  The final crescendo, in which he wails in a declining arpeggio, should by rights be silly, but it's the most powerful part of the song.

If the video gets taken down (which is likely), it's because Prince was a notorious stickler for not having his stuff on youtube (which explains why there hasn't been a Prince SOTW yet).


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