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Prince: Chaos and Disorder

Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, August 1996

ALTERNATIVE TITLE: GROINHEAD GOES TO FLORIDA. A sort of musical honeymoon, one presumes: flushed with post-nuptial bliss after snatching mighty Mayte, the abdominal show-woman herself, right from under the nose of the editor of this magazine, Squiggle gathers up the NPG (now once again featuring the deeply fabulous Rosie Gaines), hauls ‘em off to a studio in Carl Hiaasen country, and cuts the kind of album he only seems to create when jaded commentators and connoisseurs start to suspect that he’s lost touch with the known universe and vanished into warp space.

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