Wednesday, September 07, 2005

prince sings about katrina

from the star tribune:
"After keeping quiet for most of the year, Prince couldn't stay silent about the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The Minneapolis rock legend released a new single via his website over the weekend called "S.S.T.," which was inspired by the tragedy and will benefit relief efforts. It's available for a $.99 download at
Written and recorded in one long late-night session after he watched TV coverage of the hurricane's aftermath, the song includes barbed lyrics about "giving guns to the poorest of our nation's sons" and "the one depleting our oil supply." The piano-led single concludes with Prince asking, "Did you have your arms open for each and everybody? Or did you let them die in the rain, endless war, poverty or hurricane?"
"S.S.T." refers to Sade's "Sweetest Taboo," a song looped on the NPG Music Club site after the hurricane hit. The site is also offering Mavis Staples' version of the Prince-written gospel tune "U Will Be Moved" to benefit disaster relief."
Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune



Kelly Parra said...

Isn't Micheal Jackson putting a song together too? I think I heard that also.

anne frasier said...

i heard that too. probably trying to restore public opinion. prince... not sure how i feel about that. he's probably sincere. 30 years ago, i wouldn't have questioned the motives behind such things.

e-mom said...

Why do we scream at each other..this is what it sounds like, when doves cry.

anne frasier said...

that was a good one.
still can't believe his online songs aren't mac compatible. sheesh, prince. ditch that tandy.