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Prince, Warner, and Control

Prince, Warner, and Control 1
"If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you.” — Prince

There is a long sordid history in the music industry of young, black artists being taken advantage of by leveraged, corporate record labels that spot talent, and make the rules. A look back at how Prince fought the battle on his own turf, and won.

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A Brief Cinematic History of Purple Rain

A Brief Cinematic History of Purple Rain
With the release of Prince and The Revolution Live, this will be a good opportunity to discuss the genesis of the Purple Rain movie.

The story of how the Purple Rain movie came about is a fascinating look into the ambition and drive exhibited by Prince and would be integral to propelling him forward into pop superstardom.

Does anybody know about the quake?

Does anybody know about the quake? 5
June 7, 2022 marks a significant milestone in our history. It will be 25 years to the day that the Housequake fansite was born.

June 7th is obviously an important date in the Prince calendar, but this year it also marks a significant milestone in Housequake history - it will be 25 years to the day that the Housequake fansite was born.

The Truth?

The Truth?
What if half the things ever said, turned out 2 be a lie. How will U know the Truth?

Prince once said “Everything U think is true”, but gazing down from his guitar-shaped cloud, I imagine he might be irked by the way some former confidants have taken that bit of princely pontification, and well and truly run with it.

Duane Tudahl Interview

Duane Tudahl Interview 6
Presenting Duane Tudahl as our guest for a Housequake questionnaire.

Proudly presenting Duane Tudahl as our next guest for a Housequake questionnaire. You might know him from writing about Prince and the Minneapolis music scene for 25 years and of the Prince studio sessions books.

The Crown Jewel of Emancipation

The Crown Jewel of Emancipation 7
The track lies at the heart of the album’s second disc and is the album’s unsung masterpiece.

Emancipation's Crown Jewel: The musical and artistic achievement of ‘Joint 2 Joint’ is unparalleled when compared to the album’s other thirty-five cuts. The track lies at the heart of the album’s second disc and is the album’s unsung masterpiece...

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