Dig If You Will the Picture by Ben Greenman audiobook

Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince

By Ben Greenman
Read by Peter Berkrot

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541402201

  • ISBN: 9781541402201

Runtime: 9.03 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Ben Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, contributing writer to the New Yorker, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant, mercurial, willfully contrary, experimental, or prolific as Prince. Uniting a diverse audience while remaining singularly himself, Prince was a tireless artist, a musical virtuoso and chameleon, and a pop-culture prophet who shattered traditional ideas of race and gender, rewrote the rules of identity, and redefined the role of sex in pop music.

A polymath in his own right who collaborated with George Clinton and Questlove on their celebrated memoirs, Greenman has been listening to and writing about Prince since the mid-eighties. Here, with the passion of an obsessive fan and the skills of a critic, journalist, and novelist, he mines his encyclopedic knowledge of Prince’s music to tell both his story and the story of the paradigm-shifting ideas that he communicated to his millions of fans around the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

When it comes to funk and words, lyrics and language, there couldn't be a better pairing than Ben Greenman and Prince. From my experience with both of them, this is the perfect match, like ham hocks and cornflakes. George Clinton

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Author

Author Bio: Ben Greenman

Author Bio: Ben Greenman

Ben Greenman is an editor at the New Yorker and the author of several acclaimed books of fiction, including, Superbad, A Circle Is a Balloon, Compass Both, and the funk-rock novel Please Step Back. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Paris Review, Zoetrope, McSweeney’s, and Opium, and he has been widely anthologized. He is also a regular contributor to the online music site MoistWorks.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English