Episode 8: So Blue

On Episode 8 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover the pensive and slightly depressing, “So Blue” from Prince's debut album For You. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/02/15/prince-lyrics-episode-8-so-blue/ "You meant the world to me, but now you're gone and I'm so blue." The guitar swirls around you as the track begins, grabbing your attention like so … Continue reading Episode 8: So Blue

Episode 7: My Love is Forever

On Episode 7 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover one of my personal favorites, the underrated seventh track on For You, “My Love Is Forever.” A hallmark card put to music that brings joy to listeners with its upbeat musical composition. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/02/08/prince-lyrics-episode-7-my-love-is-forever/ "You don't have to worry, my love is forever." … Continue reading Episode 7: My Love is Forever

Episode 6: Baby

On Episode 6 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I take on the heavier subject matter of For You’s sixth track, “Baby.” Prince fools you into thinking the song is only about love before adding a deeper story of a young couple facing some serious choices.  https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/01/30/prince-lyrics-episode-6-baby/ “Baby, what are we going to … Continue reading Episode 6: Baby

Episode 5: Just as Long as We’re Together

On Episode 5 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I tackle For You’s fifth track, “Just As Long As We're Together.” This fun, funky jam is an excellent opportunity for a young Prince to show off his musical chops, but what about this song's lyrics? https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/01/17/prince-lyrics-episode-5-just-as-long-as-were-together/ “I’ll get the music, baby; you bring … Continue reading Episode 5: Just as Long as We’re Together

Episode 4: Crazy You

On Episode 4 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I tackle For You’s fourth track, “Crazy You.” Is there some hidden darkness in this short, beautiful, acoustic ballad? Let's discuss! https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/01/09/prince-lyrics-episode-4-crazy-you/ “I’m so strung out, thinking about the crazy things you do.” After disco dancing for a couple of sexy, upbeat tracks, Prince … Continue reading Episode 4: Crazy You

Episode 2: In Love

Episode Summary: On Episode 2 of the Press Rewind - Prince Lyrics Podcast, I dive into the second track, “In Love,” from Prince's debut album. I explore the song’s themes of lust, puppy love, and highlight an early example of Prince using water metaphors to describe female sexuality. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2018/12/19/episode-2-in-love/ “What more do I have to … Continue reading Episode 2: In Love

Sheila E. – Romance 1600 (1985)

What’s the opposite of a sophomore slump? A sophomore smash, possibly? Well, whatever it’s called, that’s what Sheila E.’s second album, Romance 1600, is. The follow-up to her debut, The Glamorous Life, Romance 1600, contains a more confident Sheila E. in terms of a vocalist and a co-writer. Plus, I am of the opinion that … Continue reading Sheila E. – Romance 1600 (1985)

High Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Around the World In a Day Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Prince continues his streak of exceptional 12" remixes and B-sides for the Around the World In a Day era. For the first time, all of the North American singles not only received previously unreleased B-sides but extended versions of both A and B-sides for the 12" singles. The Purple Rain era may have had superb … Continue reading High Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Around the World In a Day Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

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

Starting with the 1999 era, Prince began delivering stellar, unique and memorable B-sides for his hit singles. I reviewed all of these 1999 era B-sides, including the "Little Red Corvette" 12" remix here: High Speed Dub Review: Prince’s 1999 Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes. Now it's time for me to tackle the next album era, Purple … Continue reading High Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Purple Rain Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes