Thursday, January 22, 2009
Prince at his most purple. In the year 1984, he blew the roof off of the music world with the release of Purple Rain. He was melding all sort of sounds that had never been mixed before, and it routinely blew minds—especially when it came to sci-fi funk-rock workouts like "Computer Blue," taken from his masterpiece album. This 1983 live version (well before the release of Purple Rain the following year) is Prince at his best, up close and personal with the crowd, just killing 'em. Awesome.