Prince is an icon of our time who was as prolific in his songwriting as he was brilliant in his consistent genius. But if you ask anyone – whether music fan or not – which song they most clearly associate with the late artist, nine times out of ten it would be the 1984 power ballad ‘Purple Rain’.
Everyone knows the song. It is a modern masterpiece that will leave an indelible mark on humanity’s psyche for all times. Without any trace of hyperbole, it will forever remain a defining track of the late twentieth century. A moment of pop perfection.
Sadly, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer hasn’t got the foggiest and this was apparent in his faux-sincere report on the artist’s death on the US news channel. With a level of irony that borders on satire, Blitzer referred to Prince’s unforgettable signature tune thus: “All of us of course remember – Purple Haze…’
This is what it sounds like when Wolves f*ck up live on telly…
Wolf Blitzer: “All of us remember Purple Haze and what that did for the world of music.” pic.twitter.com/f4v9bzLvzE
— Stefan Becket (@becket) April 21, 2016