Prince’s Legacy – RIP

ALBUM RATINGS (5-star format as indicated by spelling out the word FUNKY, i.e. FUN = 3 stars) . . .

Prince – For You (Warner Bros., 1978) – FU

Prince – Prince (Warner Bros., 1979) – FUN

Prince – Dirty Mind (Warner Bros., 1980) – FUNK

Prince – Controversy (Warner Bros., 1981) – FUNK

Prince – 1999 (Warner Bros., 1982) – FUNKY!

Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1984) – FUNK

Prince and the Revolution – Around the World in a Day (Paisley Park, 1985) – FUN

Prince and the Revolution – Parade (Paisley Park, 1986) – FUNKY

Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times (Paisley Park, 1987) – FUNKY!

Prince – The Black Album (Unreleased, 1987) – FUNKY

Prince – Lovesexy (Paisley Park, 1988) – FUNKY

Prince – Batman (Warner Bros., 1989) – FUNK

Prince and the New Power Generation – Diamonds and Pearls (Paisley Park, 1991) – FUN

Prince and the New Power Generation – O(+> (Paisley Park, 1992) – FUNKY

Prince – “The Most Beautiful Girl In the World” single (N.P.G., 1994) – FU

Associated Acts

Apollonia 6 – Apollonia 6 (Warner Bros., 1984) – FU

Ingrid Chavez – May 19, 1992 (Paisley Park, 1991) – FU

Andre Cymone – Survivin’ in the 80’s (CBS, 1983) – FU

Andre Cymone – A.C. (CBS, 1985) – FU

Morris Day – The Color of Success (Warner Bros., 1985) – FU

Morris Day – Daydreaming (Warner Bros., 1988) – FU

Morris Day – Satisfaction Guaranteed (Warner Bros., 1993) – F

Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life (Warner Bros., 1984) – FUN

Sheila E. – Romance 1600 (Paisley Park, 1985) – FUN

Sheila E. – Sheila E (Paisley Park, 1987) – FUN

Sheila E. – Sex Cymbal (Warner Bros., 1991) – FUN

Carmen Electra – Carmen Electra (Paisley Park, 1992) – FUNK

T.C. Ellis – True Confessions (Paisley Park, 1991) – FU

The Family – The Family (Paisley Park, 1985) – FUNK

Jesse Johnson’s Revue – Jesse Johnson’s Revue (A&M, 1985) – FUN

Jesse Johnson – Shockadelica (A&M, 1986) – FUN

Jesse Johnson – Every Shade of Love (A&M, 1988) – FUNK

Jill Jones – Jill Jones (Paisley Park, 1987) – FUNK

Eric Leeds – Times Squared (Paisley Park, 1991) – FUN

Eric Leeds – Things Left Better Unsaid (Paisley Park, 1993) – FU

Madhouse – 8 (Paisley Park, 1987) – FU

Madhouse – 16 (Paisley Park, 1987) – FUN

Mazaratti – Mazaratti (Paisley Park, 1986) – FUN

The New Power Generation – Gold Nigga (N.P.G., 1993) – FUNK

Mavis Staples – Time Waits for No One (Paisley Park, 1989) – FUN

Mavis Staples – The Voice (Paisley Park, 1993) – FUNKY

The Time – The Time (Warner Bros., 1981) – FUNKY

The Time – What Time Is It? (Warner Bros., 1982) – FUNKY

The Time – Ice Cream Castle (Warner Bros., 1984) – FUNK

The Time – Pandemonium (Paisley Park, 1990) – FUNK

Vanity 6 – Vanity 6 (Warner Bros., 1982) – FUN

Wendy and Lisa – Wendy and Lisa (Columbia, 1987) – FU

Wendy and Lisa – Fruit at the Bottom (Columbia, 1989) – FUN

Wendy and Lisa – Eroica (Columbia, 1990) – FUN

Scott Goldfine

As a fervid lifelong music & film enthusiast / student, I grew up in and around the Los Angeles entertainment industry. I have worked and held many positions in various media realms, since 1998 serving as Editor-in-Chief and now Associate Publisher for Security Sales & Integration, a trade publication serving the electronic security industry. I love several genres of music & film. The former includes funk (Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, Ohio Players, etc.); blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, etc.); rock (Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, etc.); hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc.); jazz (Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Crusaders, etc.); R&B (Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott-Heron, etc.); and more. I was a club disc jockey and ran a mobile DJ company (Musical Moods) for more than 15 years, which is where the name Dr. GX originates (Doctor Good Times). Fave film genres include horror (Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.); science fiction (Aliens, Terminator, 2001, etc.); action (Warriors, Road Warrior, Die Hard); westerns (Outlaw Josey Wales, Showdown at OK Corral; Wild Bunch, etc.); suspense (Jaws, Inception, Silence of the Lambs, etc.); drama (Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, etc.); and comedies (Life of Brian, Superbad, Ruthless People, etc.). I have attended many hundreds of concerts and movies (in theaters or screenings). I may as well also throw in a few favorite TV shows to give an even broader taste of my sensibilities. A handful would be Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Lost, Justified, Fargo, Seinfeld, Sopranos, South Park, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Key & Peele, Monty Python, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Last Man on Earth, Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family and The Office. Fave authors are Stephen King, Clive Barker and Michael Crichton. I am also a big sports fan and lifelong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). Also enjoy my family of course, electronics/computers/AV gear, and animals, nature and outdoor activities. Graduate of Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College and California State University Northridge (Radio-TV-Film, Psychology minor). Also studied at UCLA for kinesiology/psychology and earned post-grad Certificate in Accounting from Santa Monica College. Present main occupation is as Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration (SSI), which I joined in 1998. I am responsible for overseeing all editorial content in print. online, electronic, in-person and any other media or products for the electronic security industry's leading business-to-business trade publication. SSI is part of Framingham, Mass.-based Emerald Expositions.

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