Prince - Controversy
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Release date: 25 October 1990
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- Do Me, Baby
- Private Joy
- Ronnie, Talk To Russia
- Let's Work
- Annie Christian
- Jack U Off
Five minutes of unmistakable Prince
- Jan 20, 2012
Paddock Wood, Kent, July 1st-3rd
- Jul 12, 2011
You can only hear this by buying a copy of The Mirror. Don't bother
- Jul 12, 2010
Rumours suggest US singer could still make an appearance at Worthy Farm bash
New track titles include 'The Gold Standard' and 'This Could Be Us'
Singer tells Roundhouse crowd: "Something is going on in here. I don't know about you but I can feel it"
Prince - Controversy: Wikipedia Album Entry
Controversy continues in the same vein of new wave-tinged funk on Dirty Mind, emphasizing Prince's fascination with synthesizers and synthesizing disparate pop music genres. It is also more ambitious than its predecessor, attempting to tackle social protest ("Controversy," "Ronnie, Talk to Russia," "Annie Christian") along with sex songs ("Jack U Off," "Sexuality"), and it tries hard to bring funk to a rock audience and vice versa. Even with all of Prince's ambitions, the music on Controversy doesn't represent a significant breakthrough from Dirty Mind, and it is often considerably less catchy and memorable. Nevertheless, Prince's talents as musician make the record enjoyable, even if it isn't as compelling as most of his catalog.
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