Monday, July 30, 2012

"Somebody Watch Me Do My Thing" - the "Sign O' the Times" Concert Film

Quick post this week--sorry it's so late this Monday night. In addition to analyzing biographies, interviews and lyrics, I'm also studying Prince's performances for the book. I own several DVDs--and VHS tapes--of his videos and live performances. However, I have yet to buy the classic 1987 "Sign O' the Times" concert film.
I was almost afraid to write about it because it has always been a much sought-after film. I've been listening to the "Sign O' the Times" album a lot this past week. I will be getting the film on payday.

What do you think of this film?

I'm happy to say that I've seen him live on the "Musicology" and "Welcome 2 America" tours. I'm also excited to get my hands on the 1988-1989 "Lovesexy" tour footage.

 What do you consider to be Prince's best tour so far?


  1. Prince's top 5 tours of his career in my opinion is:

    1. Dirty Mind Tour
    2. Parade Tour
    3. Lovesexy Tour
    4. One Nite Alone Tour
    5. Sign O' The Times Tour

    Honorable mention to 1999 Tour. As much I loved the One Nite Alone Tour of 2002, when he toured behind the music of The Rainbow Children, he was too preachy and sometimes condescending to the audience. Especially on the religious front. My favorite tour was Parade because that was The Revolution playing at their zenith! 2 guitarists playing lead and rhythm, Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss horn playing was uniquely Prince. Allowing Prince to dance and put on a revue.

    Sign O' The Times Tour was great because you really got to see Prince and his band playing REAL jazz, funk and rock and playing it WELL! You'll dig the DVD.

  2. Hey, Chuck! Thanks so much for the comment--very interesting info!! I'll definitely let you know what I think of the DVD.

    Did you see the One Nite Alone Tour live? I'd like to hear more about your experience at that concert. I've heard a lot of people had that reaction. Feel free to send me an e-mail here: