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 … Continue reading Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (1998)

Prince – Controversy (1981)

"Do I believe in God? Do I believe in me?" By 1981, Prince had somewhat successfully changed up his style enough to warrant critical notice and praise. "Dirty Mind" did not sell as many copies as the more commercially viable "Prince" but the attention that it received from notable music writers and publications provided him … Continue reading Prince – Controversy (1981)

Prince – Dirty Mind (1980)

"Whenever I'm around you, baby. I get a dirty mind." On one of the first lines from the first track off Prince's third LP, "Dirty Mind", Prince finally comes clean. He has thoughts of doing dirty, nasty things to you and he's no longer using coy double entendres ("play in your river", "...feel my love … Continue reading Prince – Dirty Mind (1980)

Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (1990)

"The future of the group is in doubt." For the hip-hop group Public Enemy, the summer of 1989 brought controversy ("controversy in the rap world"), unwanted publicity, and public apologies. It also saw the group dismiss one of its original members, the minister of information, Professor Griff. Griff served as a public mouthpiece for P.E. … Continue reading Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (1990)