Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
How Prince Slid Into Greatness on ‘Dirty Mind’
Third album is charm for legend in the making.
Prince Falls in Love, Again, on ‘The Morning Papers’
Falling in love in a song was nothing new for Prince.
Prince Shows Some Vulnerability on ‘Damn U’
Prince was no stranger to expressing his feelings in song.
Prince Dusts Off ‘Tick, Tick, Bang’ for ‘Graffiti Bridge’
Throughout his long and prolific career, Prince would tirelessly construct certain songs only to abandon them before anyone else ever got to hear them.
Prince Channels James Brown, Gets Funky and Raw on ‘Gett Off’
Prince entered the '90s bearing little resemblance to the Prince who entered the '80s.
Prince Throws a Paisley Parade on ‘Pop Life’
'Around the World in a Day' was mostly recorded before 'Purple Rain' made Prince one of the biggest stars in the world.
When Prince Got Deliriously Weird on ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’
By 1987, Prince could pretty much do whatever he wanted, so he released the most unusual song on 'Sign 'O' the Times' as a single.
Why Did Prince Exile ’17 Days,’ One of His Best Songs, to a B-Side?
Prince's list of B-sides is long. His list of great B-sides is pretty long too.