Video Review

3 Chains O' Gold (1994)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Genre: Musical; With: Prince

Harken back to those glory days before he was The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (TAFKAP) and was just Prince. In this elaborate companion video to the year-old album, Prince falls in love with Mayte, an Egyptian princess-belly dancer, who after a few gratuitous T&A shots flees Cairo and heads straight for Minneapolis (bet you didn't know there were direct flights). Once there, Mayte jets around with Prince, who inspires a slew of lush, big-budget clips and twirls around with a sword perched on his head. This culminates with him renouncing his past and his name and making plans for his equally enigmatic future.

Originally posted Sep 16, 1994 Published in issue #240 Sep 16, 1994 Order article reprints
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