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Prince: Crazy Place, Crazy Guy

Mat Snow, Q, December 1992

LIKE SO MUCH in life, the reality of Paisley Park proves a little different from the ad. Where is the laughing girl on the see-saw so alluringly depicted in Prince's song ‘Paisley Park’ from his album Around The World In A Day? And the woman who sits all alone by the pier? The "colorful people whose hair on one side is swept back" (whose smile, moreover, "speaks of profound inner peace")?

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