I just tracked down an obscure 1998 Prince cassette of “The War”… a 26 minute long, dark, chanting, dystopian vision of a future society where you must have a microchip in your neck to survive. One of the least commercial things he ever did… “Kiss” it ain’t! Imagine a sci-fi Gil Scott Heron, afrofuturism meets dystopian funk. Self released on his own label and not too easy to find, but not so well known that the value has shot up to insane levels since he passed, like a lot of stuff (some of the stuff I bought for £5 or £10 a decade ago now sell for over £300). It’s shipping from Australia so might be a few weeks before I get it. Really interesting thing is that it was never sold, it was just sent out randomly to some people who were on his website mailing list back in 1998.
So… what’s the last thing you bought online?