I bought "For You" when I was 12 in Suriname.


the backstory of a teen going from Minneapolis to NYC to present a demo of which he had played all instruments was so intriguing to a fellow teen living a world away.


it's one of his less "critically acclaimed" records, but you couldn't convince the 12yr old in me! I wore that record out!


It was the 1:06 intro that burst into "In Love.". The first immortalized Prince minute: "For You" that symbolizes what he represents.  Genius.  But at the time we didn't know that yet- we just grooved, post-disco, to synthesizers driving a new awareness of libido, bravado, angst.

Thanks Prince Rogers Nelson for helping us get through our teens from "For You" to "Purple Rain!"