The recent MJ media circus was a circus I didn’t feel compelled at all to join. It did lead me to pull out a bunch of Prince, including his epic piece of perfection titled Purple Rain, now a quarter century old. In my mind a great album isn’t so by virtue of a few giant singles. Purple Rain still plays beautifully until the end. With that in mind, Riverboat Gamblers offer up “Let’s Go Crazy,” from Spin magazine’s free tribute album titled Purplish Rain, featuring covers performed by Of Montreal, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Riverboat Gamblers.
Prince: “The Beautiful Ones” (Purple Rain Tour 1985)