I'm gonna be honest, I've never heard Invincible. If I'm not mistaken, the only songs I've heard from the album are Butterflies and You Rock My World. Btw, the live performance of You Rock My World where Chris Tucker and I believe Usher come out and join Mike on stage is one of my favorite performances ever. Probably because I'm a big Chris Tucker fan, but yeah.
Yeah, pretty much the only songs from his album I've heard 10 years ago (IIRC?).
Prince was a bit weird during the 90's. That was when he was going through the whole artist formally known as phase.
Prince has always been different since he first debut really from the way he dressed, performed onstage, and then in the 90s with the name change. In that interview he does mention how he was a bit into his own ego at times so I appreciated his honesty there. No matter how weird or different Prince was I got the feeling he was comfortable in his individuality which is something I feel Michael couldn't/wouldn't accept in himself.
I don't like to always compare Michael and Prince because they really are so different from one another. Michael was more of a pop icon entertainer and Prince was more of a multi-talented artist. The music they made and how they presented themselves was completely different from each other and the biggest similarities between them are they were the two biggest black music stars in the 80s, they are the same age along with Madonna and they all were HUGE in the 80s. I love their music and will always listen to their classics over the years and watch their concerts.
Spot on Clique. Prince was always comfortable with who he was no matter how far off the radar people thought he was at times. Michael was never comfortable with who he was and it was so obvious through the interviews and surgeries. All that money and you're not happy. Tragic.
The music industry is filled with a lot of individuals with off the wall (no pun) personalities and quite a few with various personal issues; many of them I am a fan. Someone once told me if I looked at my music/cd collection I would find a collection of "so-called idols" who are/were just as flawed if not more than any other human being although they are incredibly talented and rich. It is a sad thing to known the demons so many of these R&B, pop, soul, and blues artists went through.
You know what's funny? My father played Freddie Jackson in the house when I was a kid, yet when Smokey said that line in Friday about the chick looking like Freddie Jackson I had no idea who he was. Simply laughed because it was Smokey.
Man the 80's had so many quality artists. Luther, Freddie, Barry, James Ingram, The Debarges, Alexander O Neal, Michael, Prince, Anita Baker, Sade, etc. The list goes on.