Prince Roundtable (audio) (04/22/16)


From MPR (Minnesota Public Radio):

Prince Rogers Nelson, Minnesota’s pop music powerhouse, died yesterday at the age of 57.

For this week’s Friday Roundtable, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with three local music experts about the integral role Prince played in the Minnesota music scene.

Jim McGuinn, program director of MPR’s sister station 89.3 The Current; Toki Wright, a musician and program coordinator for the hip hop program at McNally Smith; and Greil Marcus, a music journalist and author of The History of Rock and Roll in 10 Songs, joined the conversation.

MPR, April 22, 2016

3 thoughts on “Prince Roundtable (audio) (04/22/16)

  1. I can’t seem to find it anymore, but there was like a conference phone roundtable on Prince (it may have been MPR – it was definitely in Minneapolis) that also included Greil, and like this podcast, Prince’s cover of “A Case of U” came up. Greil said the same thing about Joni, and one of the female participants was obviously stunned and unaware that Greil was not much of a fan of Joni’s work. All she said in response was a hesitant “what did you say?” or something like that, but it’s absolutely hilarious to hear. Maybe it’s no longer available? (The only other unique thing I remember about the discussion is when someone, maybe Jim McGuinn, pointed out to Minneapolis listeners that “When You Were Mine” had the same chord changes as the Replacements’ “Kiss Me on the Bus.”)

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