Saturday, September 14, 2013

On This Day...

On this day in 1993 The Hits/The B-Sides was released...

I was already a huge Prince fan.  But this boxed set pushed me over the edge.  I was now officially obsessed.  I remember getting up to go get it the day it came out.  My brother asked me to pick up "Bat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell" for him while I was out (it came out the same day!).

I got home, and my brother and I ended up playing Bat 2 first, just sitting by his enormous stereo, and probably playing it too loud.
Then we listened to some Prince while hanging out.  Not all of it though, Michael wasn't as much of a fan.
That nite though, in my room..  Of man, I fell inside that set and didn't come out of Paisley Park for a couple years.
14 Days later my brother died.  It may sound corny but that set and Bat 2 helped me get through it, the beginning of it.  Those first few crazy weeks...
As Iggy Pop sang "Geez...  It's been twenty years, Candy"

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