Episode 152: Vagina

On episode 152 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I try to make heads or tails of the not very explicit except for the song title, "Vagina." A garage rock anomaly about a "half-boy, half-girl" that has mesmerized our narrator. Did we get what we wanted with this vault track? https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/29/vagina-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Vagina was half … Continue reading Episode 152: Vagina

Episode 151: Money Don’t Grow On Trees

On episode 151 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I discuss the upward mobility mantra and conservative idiom, "Money Don't Grow On Trees," a vault track from late 1981 released on the 1999 Super Deluxe. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/21/money-dont-grow-on-trees-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Unless U can dance like Fred Astaire, U better think about a college degree." With its more traditional R&B sound, "Money … Continue reading Episode 151: Money Don’t Grow On Trees

Episode 150: Strange Way

On episode 150 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Arthur Turnbull from The Music Snobs Podcast returns to the show to chat about another of Prince's 1981 vault recordings, "Strange Way." We dig into the context around the songwriting and who he had in mind when writing the lyrics. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/14/strange-way-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ A short and quirky (like … Continue reading Episode 150: Strange Way

Episode 149: The Second Coming

Prince opened each show on the Controversy tour by playing an acapella gospel hymn, "The Second Coming," over the PA system for concert attendees. What is this song actually about, though? On episode 149 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I talk about the spirituality found within this short but effective track. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/11/07/the-second-coming-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ Part vault song, part Controversy tour … Continue reading Episode 149: The Second Coming