I started reading Touré’s I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon over the weekend — some interesting stuff, though I’m not sure I love the author’s primary thesis that divorce is the driving force behind Prince’s ambition/brilliance/tortured soul. Not that it’s wrong, necessarily, but that kind of armchair psychology feels unworthy of the dude’s mysterious genius. Actually, reading it has mainly just made me want to read a big collection of interviews with people who have worked with Prince in the studio. Does such a thing exist? Anyhoo, for your personal manic Monday, here’s the Purple One’s original demo for the Bangles’ smash hit. Guess what, the Bangles didn’t change much.
My record review for Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats - Mind Control:
My birthday is only a month away. Here’s some stuff to point you in the right direction.