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...With his flamboyant presence and pioneering of R & B and funk pop music, Prince (briefly known as “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” during the 1990s) was one of the biggest innovators of music during the 1970s and 1980s, on par...

Introduction: Superfluous, Redundant, Enduring—Prince’s Emancipation (1996)

Will Stockton

Will Stockton is Professor of English at Clemson University, USA, and the author of several books, including Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy (2017) and Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...The Artist Formerly Known as Prince—hereafter referred to, for simplicity’s sake, as Prince—released three albums in 1996. Or maybe two, if soundtracks don’t count. Or maybe six, if a triple album counts as three. The soundtrack...

—Paisley Park Studios (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Paisley Park Studios, located in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were designed by Tom Hidley and The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and are owned by The Artist. Opened in 1987, the studios have continued to be The Artist’s main venue...

I’m Your Messiah and You’re the Reason Why: Para-Religiosity in the Fandom around Prince

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Within the fan culture of late pop icon Prince, religious narratives seem to involve diverse contradictions. While joining in faith and devotion for their fan object Prince, fans tended to be known for harsh criticism which even included...

We Can Flux: Prince Queers Democracy and the New

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Marcus, Mystery Train, 97.There have been great American artists who have worked beyond the public’s ability to understand them easily, but none who have condescended to the public—none who have not hoped, no matter how secretly...

‘Prettyman’ in the mirror

Prince and Popular Music : Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In an interview with Dorian Lynskey, Prince remembers the first time he realized he was famous, around 1979: ‘It happened very fast. I had some old clothes on because I was going to help a friend move house and some girls came by and one...

Let your body be free: Prince and sex

Joseph Vogel

Joseph Vogel is Assistant Professor of English at Merrimack College, USA. He is the author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (2011) and James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era (forthcoming 2018). His work has appeared on numerous popular news sites, including The Atlantic, Slate, The Huffington Post, and PopMatters, as well as in many peer-reviewed journals, including the James Baldwin Review, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, The Journal of Popular Culture, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This Thing Called Life : Prince, Race, Sex, Religion, and Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In 1984, Prince inadvertently inspired the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC). Led by Tipper Gore (wife of the then senator and future vice president Al Gore) and Susan Baker (wife of the then treasury secretary James Baker...

Under the Cherry Moon

Prince and Popular Music : Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...While Under the Cherry Moon, Prince’s second feature film and directorial debut, is maligned by most, the film is the ultimate public document of Prince as his most authentic self. While Purple Rain, Prince’s first film, presents one side...

Television Vaudeville

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

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...In the early years of its ascendance, when MTV was the cable channel du jour, and teenagers and academics alike buzzed about the form’s revolutionary potential, the music video grew at an ever-increasing clip. This growth came both...

Prince's Sign ‘O’ the Times

Michaelangelo Matos

Michaelangelo Matos was born and raised in Minneapolis. A former staff writer at Seattle Weekly, he has written extensively for Minneapolis/St. Paul’s City Pages, Village Voice, Spin, Nerve.com, Time Out New York, Urb, Stereo-Type, Chicago Reader, Baltimore City Paper, and Creative Loafing Atlanta. He currently lives in Seattle. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...One of the greatest double albums of the vinyl era, Sign ‘O’ the Times shows Prince at his peak. Here, Michaelangelo Matos tells the story of how it emerged from an extraordinary period of creativity to become one of the landmark recordings...