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October 11, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
On Prince's latest, the funk is outweighed only by the bunk. So where to begin making sense of this incomprehensible mess? How about with the "caution--genders merging" symbol that is the album's title? Or should our quest begin with the baffling story line of his "fantasy rock soap opera," in which Prince seduces a virginal yet hot-to-trot Middle Eastern princess, i.e., his latest "protegee" ( nudge nudge ), teen-age belly dancer Mayte?
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August 14, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Long known for his distrust of the Internet, Prince on Tuesday made his apparent debut on Twitter, posting a series of messages that suggest he's a bit more Web savvy than he's led us to believe. The tweets began showing up Tuesday evening on the feed associated with his band 3rd Eye Girl, with which he's been playing shows this year, including a memorable barn-burner in May at the Grove of Anaheim. First, the Purple One prepared us for his entrance: PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET...
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September 19, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND and STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Prince opened his Lovesexy tour in his hometown of Minneapolis last week but the police shut down the post-performance party a little early. First Prince awed the 13,000 fans at Met Center with a show that featured the star driving onstage in a white Thunderbird and a set rigged with a swing set, a basketball hoop, bed and wind machines.
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August 14, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Long known for his distrust of the Internet, Prince on Tuesday made his apparent debut on Twitter, posting a series of messages that suggest he's a bit more Web savvy than he's led us to believe. The tweets began showing up Tuesday evening on the feed associated with his band 3rd Eye Girl, with which he's been playing shows this year, including a memorable barn-burner in May at the Grove of Anaheim. First, the Purple One prepared us for his entrance: PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET...
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December 24, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
The Clash's "London Calling" tops The Times critics' poll as the best album of the '80s. The double album, which entered the U.S. charts in the first month of the decade, was a runaway winner, cited on seven of the 13 ballots from The Times' regular pop-music reviewers and registering 47 points under a system that awards 10 points for every first-place mention, nine for second place and so forth. In the diverse voting, 84 different albums were named.
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May 8, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN
****PRINCE. "Lovesexy." Paisley Park. Pop's most prolific and inventive best-seller of the '80s continues to move in strange but wondrous ways. "Lovesexy," which is due in stores Monday, is at once Prince's most playful-sounding and serious-minded album. "Welcome to the new power generation," Prince says before the first note of music. "The reason why my voice is so clear is there's no smack in my brain."
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October 11, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
On Prince's latest, the funk is outweighed only by the bunk. So where to begin making sense of this incomprehensible mess? How about with the "caution--genders merging" symbol that is the album's title? Or should our quest begin with the baffling story line of his "fantasy rock soap opera," in which Prince seduces a virginal yet hot-to-trot Middle Eastern princess, i.e., his latest "protegee" ( nudge nudge ), teen-age belly dancer Mayte?
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September 29, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN
Remember . . . * Back in 1980 when Prince challenged sexual and social taboos with a bold, inventive album, "Dirty Mind, that established him as the most liberating figure in pop since David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" days a decade earlier? * And back in 1981 and 1982 when he followed "Dirty Mind" with two more works--"Controversy" and "1999"--whose sex 'n' salvation themes continued to tease your imagination?
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August 12, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to five (a classic). and
When it comes 2 a Prince album, U have a pretty good idea what U're in store 4: Sex, God, brotherhood, more sex, soul, rock and bad spelling. The fun is in finding out exactly what proportions the ingredients come in, and just how commercially and/or controversially the bad ex-boy wonder has blended them into his sometimes psychedelic, always funkadelic stew.
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July 22, 1990 | DON WALLER
Billed as "the return of the magnificent seven," this reunion album from the Twin Cities funk-rock fusionaries almost lives up to such hype-hopes. And why not? The main reason the group broke up was that there were simply too many talented people in it--among them singer Morris Day, who went on to have several solo hits, and keyboardist Jimmy Jam and bassist Terry Lewis, who became a mega-platinum production team.
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December 24, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
The Clash's "London Calling" tops The Times critics' poll as the best album of the '80s. The double album, which entered the U.S. charts in the first month of the decade, was a runaway winner, cited on seven of the 13 ballots from The Times' regular pop-music reviewers and registering 47 points under a system that awards 10 points for every first-place mention, nine for second place and so forth. In the diverse voting, 84 different albums were named.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1991 | ROBERT HILBURN
Remember . . . * Back in 1980 when Prince challenged sexual and social taboos with a bold, inventive album, "Dirty Mind, that established him as the most liberating figure in pop since David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" days a decade earlier? * And back in 1981 and 1982 when he followed "Dirty Mind" with two more works--"Controversy" and "1999"--whose sex 'n' salvation themes continued to tease your imagination?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to five (a classic). and
When it comes 2 a Prince album, U have a pretty good idea what U're in store 4: Sex, God, brotherhood, more sex, soul, rock and bad spelling. The fun is in finding out exactly what proportions the ingredients come in, and just how commercially and/or controversially the bad ex-boy wonder has blended them into his sometimes psychedelic, always funkadelic stew.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND and STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Prince opened his Lovesexy tour in his hometown of Minneapolis last week but the police shut down the post-performance party a little early. First Prince awed the 13,000 fans at Met Center with a show that featured the star driving onstage in a white Thunderbird and a set rigged with a swing set, a basketball hoop, bed and wind machines.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN
****PRINCE. "Lovesexy." Paisley Park. Pop's most prolific and inventive best-seller of the '80s continues to move in strange but wondrous ways. "Lovesexy," which is due in stores Monday, is at once Prince's most playful-sounding and serious-minded album. "Welcome to the new power generation," Prince says before the first note of music. "The reason why my voice is so clear is there's no smack in my brain."
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