Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince


Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince Author Ben Greenman
ISBN-10 1250128374
ISBN-13 9781250128379
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
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A unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life legacy and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our cultureBen Greenman New York Times bestselling author contributing writer to the New Yorker and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince related songs knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant mercurial willfully contrary experimental or prolific as Prince Uniting a diverse audience while remaining singularly himself Prince was a tireless artist a musical virtuoso and chameleon and a pop culture prophet who shattered traditional ideas of race and gender rewrote the rules of identity and redefined the role of sex in pop music A polymath in his own right who collaborated with George Clinton and Questlove on their celebrated memoirs Greenman has been listening to and writing about Prince since the mid eighties Here with the passion of an obsessive fan and the skills of a critic journalist and novelist he mines his encyclopedic knowledge of Princes music to tell both his story and the story of the paradigm shifting ideas that he communicated to his millions of fans around the world Greenman s take on Prince is the autobiography of a generation and its ideas Asking a series of questionsnot only Who was Prince but Who wasnt he and Who are we Dig if You Will the Picture is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary talent

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