Episode 128: Partyman

On Episode 128 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Richard Cole from the Amari Purple Talk Podcast (AmariCommunications.com) joins the show to talk about "Partyman" from the Batman soundtrack. We talk about Richard's history with comics, our assessment of the song's lyrics as they pertain to it being a song sung by the Joker, and touch … Continue reading Episode 128: Partyman

Episode 126: Electric Chair

On Episode 126 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick returns to the show to chat with me about the sexy, dangerous, and rockin' "Electric Chair." This Batman track gets into some sci-fi thought police territory as a song about the sin of lustful thoughts. Plus, it's sung from the perspective of the Joker, so … Continue reading Episode 126: Electric Chair

Episode 125: The Future

On Episode 125 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, new podcast guest Joe Andrews joins me to talk about the opening song from the Batman album, "The Future." Prince's dystopian vision, sung from the perspective of the Dark Knight himself, sets the tone for the project with its stark electronic drum beat and foreboding synths. "I've … Continue reading Episode 125: The Future

High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Lovesexy Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Considering how quickly the Lovesexy album was written and recorded, it shouldn't be a surprise that there aren't many extraneous B-sides and remixes to accompany the three released singles. Despite the lack of quantity, each of the 7" and 12" singles, with one exception, offered something you couldn't find on the album. Alphabet St. (This Is Not … Continue reading High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Lovesexy Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Sheila E. (1987)

Sheila E.'s time with Prince was nearing its end. Her third, a self-titled album on Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records, was released on February 24th, 1987. While Prince and Sheila would continue to collaborate through 1988-89's Lovesexy tour, it would be another 26 years before he would help write another song that she would record after … Continue reading Sheila E. (1987)