Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 2

My cassette singles...no reason to get rid of them after 27 years. Continuing chronologically through my hip-hop cassette single rewind, I now find myself in 1992. At this time, I was almost exclusively purchasing hip-hop or R&B/Pop (e.g. Prince, Mary J. Blige) cassettes and CDs. I was listening to other music beyond these genres but … Continue reading Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 2

High Speed Dub Review: Mötley Crüe – Theatre of Pain (1985)

On my latest "High Speed Dub Review", I do a quick down and dirty look back at an album in my collection that had an impact on me in my youth. The intent isn't to go super in depth on each track, give a mini-biography on the artist or offer up a thesis on their … Continue reading High Speed Dub Review: Mötley Crüe – Theatre of Pain (1985)

The Would Be Teen Heartthrob…. All Of This And More

Little Princie Rogers Nelson. Is that Warner Brothers was hoping for when they signed the teenage wunderkind out of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1977? Were they hoping to capture the singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist lightning in a bottle that Motown had captured with Stevie Wonder a decade earlier? Possibly. Or possibly they were simply wanting to sign a super-talent … Continue reading The Would Be Teen Heartthrob…. All Of This And More

Prince’s Vault Material – 1977 to 1978

https://youtu.be/BpA4YWnQvgU Prince's vault is well known and immensely speculated about. We know there's lots of stuff in there we've never heard. We also have to accept there's lots of stuff in there we may never get to hear. Thankfully for us, but maybe less so for Prince while he was alive, vault leaks and bootlegs … Continue reading Prince’s Vault Material – 1977 to 1978

High Speed Dub Review: Prince -Just As Long As We’re Together 12″ Disco Mix

There isn't a lot of officially released, non-album Prince music out there to pore over and obsess about during the first few years of his career. We also don't have hours and hours of bootlegs (Grand Central tracks notwithstanding) or demos of songs that either ended up on the albums released during the early years … Continue reading High Speed Dub Review: Prince -Just As Long As We’re Together 12″ Disco Mix

Prince – Diamonds & Pearls (1991)

After spending the previous couple of years either clearing out the vault or creating new tracks designed to fit the narrative of feature films (Batman, Graffiti Bridge), Prince was likely ready to MOVE ON. Not a simple, "Alright, let's get in the studio and create a new song" type of MOVE ON. I mean the … Continue reading Prince – Diamonds & Pearls (1991)

Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 1

My actual cassette singles that are the subject of this post, pulled out of storage, and performing together for one night only. The introduction of MP3s and music streaming services have made it unquestionably easier for consumers to hear their favorite songs whenever they want. Billboard even tracks song streams as a metric for determining … Continue reading Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 1