” data-medium-file=”https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-300×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-1024×1024.jpg” loading=”lazy” class=”size-medium wp-image-9409″ src=”http://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-300×300.jpg” alt=”Purple Rain – Prince & The Revolution” width=”300″ height=”300″ srcset=”https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-300×300.jpg 300w, https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-150×150.jpg 150w, https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-768×768.jpg 768w, https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-1024×1024.jpg 1024w, https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-600×600.jpg 600w, https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution-580×580.jpg 580w, https://jonathanlewisforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Purple-Rain-Prince-The-Revolution.jpg 1425w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Purple Rain – Prince & The Revolution
But there’s also the question of whether or not the artist themselves felt they had accomplished what they set out 2 do. And when it comes 2 Prince, I have absolutely no idea.
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Not only did he continue 2 release impressive, ambitious, and sometimes even good music until the end of his life. But from even the earliest moments of his career, it was clear that he saw his goal as a musician as being far bigger than making good music, but related more 2 a change in the entire world as we know it.
He was the artist who would pull an album from release a week before it was out 4 fear that it would unleash evil upon the world. He demanded that we party like the world was going 2 end, and even hoped that it would.
He is most famous 4 his groundbreaking and energetic pop singles. Perfectly catchy songs like “Raspberry Beret” and “Little Red Corvette,” that exemplified pure ecstasy, sexy and raunchy without sounding dirty, light and fun without being flighty.
Watch: “Little Red Corvette” – Prince
They weren’t quite rock and didn’t quite fit in with funk, featuring influences from Post-Punk and New Wave as much as from R&B. He played guitar like a master, while also breaking new ground in the world of synthesizers, and being among the first musician in rock or soul 2 use a drum machine. He played with multiple incredible backing bands (including The Revolution, The New Power Generation, and 3rdEyeGirl) but also managed 2 release complex and beautiful works while playing every instrument himself.