I would die 4 u : why Prince became an icon
|Format:||Print Book 2013.|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture:
Drawing on new research and enlivened by Touré's unique pop-cultural fluency, I Would Die 4 U relies on surprising and in-depth interviews with Prince's band members, former girlfriends, musicologists, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct the artist's life and work.
Prince's baby boomer status allowed him to play a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of generation X. Defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, he nonetheless presents a very traditional conception of religion and God in his music. He was an MTV megastar and a religious evangelist, using images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God. By demystifying the man and his music, I Would Die 4 U shows us how Prince defined a generation.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :Atria Books,2013.
|Edition||1st Atria Books hardcover ed.|
|Other Titles|| I would die for you
"This book is based on a three part lecture given by Touré for the Alan LeRoy Locke Lecture Series"--T.p. verso.
163 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -153) and index.