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Jesse Johnson: "Prince Is An Asshole"

Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 29 November 1986

OF ALL THIS last decade's superstar black bands, which do you think has spawned the most solo success stories? The Jacksons? Earth Wind & Fire? The Commodores? Funkadelic?...No way Jose! The answer is Minneapolis septet called The Time who – simultaneously nurtured and suppressed by Prince – had split by the time their Purple Rain cameos brought them international fame.

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