So Prince joins them. I was late for Prince. When he was a breakout artist, I was deaf. Listening to Brand X or some other white jazz dead end. I just thought he was a precocious child like Kate Bush who would find his niche and cash his checks

Only now I get to read about his musical tastes.

When my dumbass band made its only recording, our engineer suggested “sexy motherfucker” as a template for the mix. I didn’t know what he was talking about until he played the cut. When you hear his stuff in the context of the studio, it becomes plain.