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MPLS sound

by Illidge, Joseph,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
The ultimate love letter to the funky pop-rock sound that made The Artist Formerly Known as Prince a legend.

When Prince burst onto the pop scene in 1978, he put Minneapolis on the music map. Many up-and-coming bands followed the trail that he blazed. MPLS Sound is the story of one such group--Starchild, led by a young woman inspired by Prince to start her own revolution. Through her journey, we see from within exactly how His Royal Badness transformed the entire Minneapolis scene.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This upbeat music drama pays tribute to Prince and the stable of artists he nurtured, while side-eyeing the fealty he demanded from his protégés. In 1980s Minneapolis, Starchild, a psychedelic funk group loosely based on the Revolution, makes its way up through the local music scene, led by the idealistic and driven Theresa. Soon Theresa is granted an audience with the Purple One himself and gifted with a purple cassette tape, her band's ticket to the big time. Amid increasing public attention, tension between band members, and sabotage from rival bands, Starchild must decide whether to "shed the old skins" in accordance with Prince's glam vision or strike out as an independent group. The mostly workmanlike art by Laxton comes alive during the performance scenes, which express the feeling of the sound, time, and place with trippy visual effects and imaginative page layouts. Theresa's personality and backstory are well-developed, though some of the other members of her Chumbawamba-size band are barely sketched in. This tribute conjures the Twin Cities' vibrant, multicultural, thoroughly Midwestern rock scene, appealing to nostalgic--and newer--fans of the musical period. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Prince -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Prince.
Popular music -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African Americans -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Music -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bands (Music) -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rock musicians -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rock musicians.
Popular music.
Bands (Music)
African Americans.
Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Graphic novels.
History.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher Los Angeles, CA :2021
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Minneapolis sound
Contributors Tabu, Hannibal, 1973- author.
Laxton, Meredith, artist.
Peteri, Troy, letterer.
Lewis, Ryan, letterer.
Jackson, Joshua D., writer of foreword.
Sapolsky, Fabrice, writer of afterword.
Language English
Notes The group in the graphic novel is fictitious. According to Publisher's Weekly, "Illidge described Starchild as a " fictional band that competed to play with Prince in the early Eighties. Basically, they were the prototype for The Revolution.'"--Publisher's Weekly, Jan. 19 2020 news brief.
Description 115 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781643378404
1643378406
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