Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prince: a videography

Following Prince's recent performance at the Super Bowl halftime show someone sent this complaint to the FCC:
"It was obscene to show Prince, a HOMOSEXUAL person through a sheet, as to show his siluette [sic] while his guitar showed a very phalic [sic] symbol coming from his below-midriff section. I am very offended and I would preffer [sic] not to have showed it to my 4 children who love football. One of them has hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay. I am actually considering to check him for HIV. Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY."
If the halftime show caused this much consternation, I can't help wondering how this concerned parent might have reacted to Prince's infamous 1991 MTV VMA performance in the yellow ass pants. Watch them both for yourself and let me know if you're suddenly feeling gay. Or, you know, gayer than usual.

I Wanna Be Your Lover (1979)

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? (1979)

Uptown (1980)

Dirty Mind (1980)

Controversy (1981)

Sexuality (1981)

Automatic (1982)

1999 (1982)

When Doves Cry (1984)

Let's Go Crazy (1984)

Purple Rain (1984)

I Would Die 4 U/Baby I'm a Star with Sheila E. (live, 1985)

Raspberry Beret (1985)

A Love Bizarre with Sheila E. (1986)

Mountains (1986)

Kiss (1986)

live with Miles Davis (1987)

Housequake/If I Was Your Girlfriend (Sign O' the Times, 1987)

Alphabet Street (1988)

Erotic City/Housequake (Lovesexy tour, 1988)

Lovesexy/Glam Slam (Lovesexy tour, 1988)

Batdance (1989)

Scandalous (1989)

Gett Off (1991)

Gett Off (MTV Video Music Awards, 1991)

Sexy MF (1992)

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (1995)

Endorphinmachine (1995)

The Holy River (Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1996)

The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (1999)

U Got the Look (Rave Un2 the Year 2000, 2000)

The Cross (Rave Un2 the Year 2000, 2000)

Whole Lotta Love (Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas, 2003)

Push & Pull with Nikka Costa (Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas, 2003)

Musicology (2004)

live acoustic medley from MTV's Art of Musicology (2004)

Housequake/The Bird/The Glamorous Life

with Sheila E., Morris Day & Jerome Benton (NAACP Image Awards, 2005)

Te Amo Corazon (2006)

Black Sweat (2006)

Te Amo Corazon/Fury/Purple Rain/Let's Go Crazy (Brit Awards, 2006)

Don't Play Me (Webby Awards, 2006)

Super Bowl Halftime Part 1 (2007)

Super Bowl Halftime Part 2 (2007)