Articles by Jason Draper
Creating the zeitgeist, Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ era raised the bars for music, cinema and live performance. No one has come close since.
A chart smash and a return to Hollywood credibility, Prince’s ‘Batman’ soundtrack album was another game-changing success.
Filmed in 2018, ‘education entertainment recreation’ finds New Order fresh as ever. ‘We’re always thinking of ways to update,’ they tell Dig!
Built around a concept of his own devising, the ‘Lovesexy’ album envisioned a state in which Prince’s sexual and spiritual desires could coexist.
Perceived by some to be a cash-in novelty song, Space Oddity laid out David Bowie’s longstanding themes of isolation, alienation and fame.
With its stripped-back shows, Pet Shop Boys’ Discovery tour found Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe feeling ‘more liberated as people’.
The best Prince songs explore sexuality, spirituality and humanity with a deep understanding of their interwoven complexities.
Pushing his music into uncharted territory, ‘Parade’ drew upon jazz, funk and pop to deliver ‘a celebration of his creativity’.
A make-or-break album, ‘Aqualung’ has become Jethro Tull’s most-loved work. ‘I wanted to make a mark,’ frontman Ian Anderson tells Dig!
With the albums ‘Entertainment!’ and ‘Solid Gold’, Gang Of Four pulled rock music apart. ‘We invented our own thing,’ Jon King tells Dig!
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