I like the new Prince
album - The Rainbow Children. Reason why - it funktifies my soul,
it's funk-a-licious, it gets out even the toughest of funk. Prince is always
putting something new out there with every album. If you compare Purple
Rain to Sign O' The Times, or The Black Album to Lovesexy,
the inexperienced Prince listener would not suspect these albums to be coming
from the same genius.
That's right, I said
genius. What Prince does isn't simply musical talent, it's pure genius.
He is constantly taking the risk to explore his wide range of musical capabilities.
He rides that edge of musical insanity and pushes out creation after creation.
His fans lap it up. With his new album - The Rainbow Children, Prince
gives us jazz and 90 minutes of church service (could be used in place of
visiting your church or synagogue). If church isn't your bag, you can easily
get past all of the preaching and eerie super low synthesized voice that
Prince likes to use to preach the good word (it usually just comes out sounding
like Satan), the music is fantastic. The Rainbow Children is one
part James Brown, two parts Miles Davis, mix well, fold in Quincy Jones
and bake at 350 for 90 minutes. If this sounds tasty to you, go right now
and pick it up.
by Rebecca "I Have Prince's Purple Embroidered Hand Towel" Peterson
(That's her to the right--I swear.)
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