16 July 2010
Prince, Live in Houston 1981
One of the most charismatic -- and, yeah, nasty -- performers of all time. Unbelievably magnetic on stage, in person -- I don't think his brand translates well to film or video. Man, how the girls screamed all around me, one of the handful of whities in that audience.
We used to debate Prince versus Michael Jackson. I suppose on the global/monocultural scale, there's really no comparison. But for me anyway Prince was always much more compelling, more interesting and less pathetic.