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Topic: music appreciation
news flash: mtv just became relevant again. yeah, i'm just as shocked as you are. enter mtvmusic.com, a music video archive site that makes up for the fact that both mtv channels don't show videos anymore and vh1 is too busy coming up with more "celebreality" shows to be bothered with videos. and since this site actually allows you to share and embed vids (in hi-def quality, no less), figured i'd drop one on the bsots blog.
with the dawning of the age of obamanomics upon us, i choose to represent for the live version of prince and the revolution's "america," circa 1985. this is when "his royal badness" was truly bad ass. the band's tighter than a mosquito's posterior and eric leeds and eddie m. hold it down for the horns. i loved the revolution as a band; i thought it was a well-oiled machine with talent and personality to spare. this is actually longer than the six and a half minutes offered - it ends before prince gets to his drum solo. i was always pissed at the mtv powers that be for cutting this one short back in the day while always playing the full version of bruce springsteen's "rosalita." c-o-n...SPIRACY. i kid, i kid...sorta.