Time For The Prince Who Will Be King
Vernon Gibbs, Creem, May 1983
HALFWAY THROUGH the concert, the long legged blonde keyboard player has stripped down to her underwear. The occasion is Prince's underground classic, 'Head', in which the keyboard player plays a soon-to-be-married virgin who encounters the insatiable Prince, hot for some action. Since he's such a fox, she decides to provide him with her only available asset. But that's not enough for Prince and he decides to take matters into his own hands, transforming his guitar into a phallic symbol. He manipulates it through a distorted solo worthy of Hendrix at his best as he gives a demonstration in self-gratification. When he's finished he goes limp, lying exhausted on the stage as the crowd works itself into a froth of lust.
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