Prince And The New Power Generation The Love Symbol Album on 2LP
1992 Album That Marked the First Appearance of the Symbol That Prince Would Formally Adopt As His Name!
Prince arrived on the scene in the late-70s, and it didn't take long for him to upend the music world with his startling music and arresting demeanor. He rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis of black funk and white rock that served as a blueprint for cutting-edge music in the '80s. He made dance music that rocked and rock music that had a bristling, funky backbone.
From the beginning, Prince and his music were androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative. His colorful image and revolutionary music made him a figure comparable in paradigm-shifting impact to Little Richard, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and George Clinton.
Prince followed up his 1991 smash Diamonds and Pearls with an album that marked the first appearance of the symbol that he would formally adopt a year later as his name. Ironically, the 1992 LP whose title was a symbol – and therefore referred to as The Love Symbol Album - opened with a song called "My Name Is Prince" (No. 36) while its most infectious funk workout, "Sexy MF," proved too profane for radio.