Episode 135: Feel U Up

On Episode 135 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Aisha Staggers & I talk about the lyrics to Prince's sex-pest anthem, "Feel U Up." This long-gestating track dates back to late 1981 and was intended for the abandoned 1986 Camille project before finally finding a home as the B-side to Batman's "Partyman." https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/07/25/feel-u-up-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/Continue reading Episode 135: Feel U Up

Episode 134: 200 Balloons

On Episode 134 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, we discuss the “Batdance” B-side, initially intended for the film but replaced at the last minute. While it has clear literal connections to the Batman scene it was intended for, did Prince sprinkle his spiritual leanings towards the end? I, and my guest for this episode, Angel … Continue reading Episode 134: 200 Balloons

Episode 133: Batdance

On Episode 133 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Prince scholar, author, and #PrinceTwitterThread co-founder, Edgar Kruize and I gush over "Batdance," the chaotic, sample-heavy, #1 dance/pop hit from the Batman soundtrack. For a song with barely any lyrics, we somehow manage to discuss a lot more. Get the funk up! https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/06/30/batdance-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Hey Duckie, let's stick the 7-inch … Continue reading Episode 133: Batdance

Episode 131: Lemon Crush

On Episode 131 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, new podcast guest Kevin Evans and I try to make sense of the cryptic and possibly double-entendre-filled Batman track, "Lemon Crush." Is our interpretation train of thought for the lyrics framed by our gender? That's for the listener to decide; however, Prince may have had several influences … Continue reading Episode 131: Lemon Crush

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