Very sad to hear that Prince has died – and shocked. To be honest he lost me from the early to mid 90s but he was still a genius, and together with the Talking Heads the reason why I learnt to play guitar.
Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.