Armond White Music Review of Prince’s “Lovesexy” album and “The Black Album” bootleg (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

19) Armond White Music Review of Prince’s Lovesexy and The Black Album  -1988-

 

 

 

 

 

Prince’s backup band (seen in the superb film Sign O The Times) sustains lively and lengthy percussive jams.  Each song is denoted by

 

 

rhythmic beats, clarion horns, and waves of overheard conversations and sound effects.  Lovesexy is vivid, Prince’s most accomplished and refined work as a producer…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The life in The Black Album both riles and thrills him…

 

As on last year’s “Adore” Prince objectifies Blackness as few black artists ever have.  Instead of using words and speech that are naturally a reflection of a social circumstance, this griot Prince points up the strength of Black oral and musical traditions…”

 

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on Prince’s Lovesexy  and The Black Album, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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