Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Fade to Black" - The Black Album

I turned in chapters seven and eight a couple weeks ago, and I am now writing about The Black Album era. The album is currently out of print, so I ordered a used copy from Amazon.com.

What a scary, disturbing, funky, odd, funny record! I'd heard bits and pieces of it, but it was a really cool experience to sit down and listen to it from beginning to end.

I think it's too early for me to designate any "favorite" tracks, but I can say that "Cindy C.," "Dead On It," "When 2 R In Love," and "Bob George" are prominent in my mind right now.

Good news: I recently completed another interview! I talked to Cheryl "Sonny" Thompson, Prince's production assistant and stagehand during the Rave Un2 the Year 2000 concert. It will be a while before I transcribe that interview because we didn't discuss anything relevant to the 1987-1988 period. Expect to see a blog entry on that later down the road.

What is your favorite track on The Black Album?


  1. Cindy C.
    My top 10 favorite Prince songs

    1. Hi there! Nice list. Thanks for sharing!