Music Jar – week 49

Each week I listen to an artist or band that I should really know more about. This week was the turn of both Prince and The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.

What I Knew Before
I don’t think it’s possible to be anywhere or do anything without at least being aware of Prince. For a long time, I thought of him as a soft sex pixie of the highest order. The thing that changed that for me was when my friend showed me his performance at the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood and Jeff Wayne, where he took on the solo from While My Guitar Gently Weeps with so much zeal that it made my hip twitch. I’ll post it below. It’s truly incredible. Look out for adorable Dhani Harrison in there too.

What I Know Now
There is a lot to Prince. A lot of music. Most of it is very good although it sometimes suffers from being made in the ’80s and losing a lot of his genius to the mistakes of the era when it came to music.
What people fail to appreciate is that Prince was a verified genius. He created constantly and brought so much music and joy into the world. My understanding is that there is a vault of additional music that we are yet to hear. Whatever happens, we are better for Prince having visited us.

Favourite songs:
Well obviously, you have to include Kiss, 1999, Raspberry Beret and Purple Rain, but let’s also include Jungle Love.

Favourite album:
I think I have to say Purple Rain

Spotify my favourite songs from this project.

Published by Paul

Paperback writer.

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