On this day in 1984 the person that used to like to be known as an artist who once had a name before going a bit strange released a successful album. Purple Rain was the first album that acknowledged the band and called them the Revolution and supported the film.
Why the band was acknowledged on the album as prince played the vast majority of the parts on the album and the band was only ever a touring band I do not know, and could hardly care less to be truthful. Oddly this album was voted number 72 in the Rolling Stone list of top 100 albums. The album supporteed the film of the same name and both made suiddilians of dollars, so someone liked it…… but not me.