Prince – Parade (Music From the Motion Picture “Under the Cherry Moon”) (1986)

"Purple Rain" was a lightning in a bottle moment for Prince. #1 song. #1 album. #1 movie. All at the same time. Prince was also a lightning in a bottle talent so if anyone could do it, it would be him. Unfortunately, neither the film, "Under the Cherry Moon", nor the film's soundtrack, "Parade", would … Continue reading Prince – Parade (Music From the Motion Picture “Under the Cherry Moon”) (1986)

Prince – Around the World In A Day (1985)

"Around the World In A Day" was a major departure in sound from "Purple Rain". If this album is known for two things, that fact is one (the other is a certain song about a fruit colored clothing accessory). For anyone who wonders "why?" I will attempt to provide some context as to the timing … Continue reading Prince – Around the World In A Day (1985)

Prince – Purple Rain (1984)

Steps for musical success and worldwide domination according to Prince. Step 1: Learn to play guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, and drums among other instruments. Have an amazing singing voice with tremendous range. Step 2: Get signed to a major label while still a teenager and insist on maintaining the creative freedom to write and produce … Continue reading Prince – Purple Rain (1984)

Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (1998)

"It's you that I adore. You'll always be my whore." Billy Corgan, the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and creative force behind the Smashing Pumpkins has always been a bit of a wild card. He is often labeled "insufferable" or "difficult" by bandmates, peers, and managers (Sharon Osbourne famously ended her 4 month tenure as Smashing … Continue reading Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (1998)