Prince is certainly unique.
I like him, but let's be honest, he's put out more bad music than he has good - though I get that it is all relative.
Even during his heydey, some of his selections were questionable. Post Revolution, he still created some good stuff alone and with the New Power Generation. But I'm not digging his 3RDEYEGIRL iteration. And his song "Breakfast Can Wait" is just horrible.
Still, even Milhouse understood what it felt like 'when doves cry'.
And I'm using "When Doves Cry" today. Shhhhhh.......don't tell His Purple Majesty. He Who Once Could Not Be Named doesn't allow social media to use his music. You'll find none of his videos on YouTube and except for Jay Z's shitty shitty Tidal, he doesn't do streaming either.
Mr. Nelson is a man with an ever-shrinking audience and no real marketing skills, or no desire to actually expand his base. I'm sure he has all the moolah he needs, because it doesn't look like he's earning much on his new releases.
Hell, you got a wiki link to his name because for all intents and purposes, he doesn't even have a website. I think he may be a wee bit crazy.
But I remember, prior to the movie Purple Rain being released, "When Doves Cry" was released in 1984. I remember where I was, and with whom. I think this song really ranks up there in terms of being one of those most perfectly crafted singles ever.
That's kind of saying something.
Technically, I believe the song is credited to Prince & the Revolution, but no one plays on the song other than his royal highness.
Prince & the Revolution - "When Doves Cry"