Prince – Diamonds & Pearls (1991)

After spending the previous couple of years either clearing out the vault or creating new tracks designed to fit the narrative of feature films (Batman, Graffiti Bridge), Prince was likely ready to MOVE ON. Not a simple, "Alright, let's get in the studio and create a new song" type of MOVE ON. I mean the … Continue reading Prince – Diamonds & Pearls (1991)

Prince – Graffiti Bridge (1990)

For some reason, Graffiti Bridge was the first Prince album with a Parental Advisory sticker despite relatively few actual curse words. I guess Prince had been on the PMRC radar since Darling Nikki and this was their payback. Dig if you will, a motion picture. A film, that in spite of the recent celluloid failure … Continue reading Prince – Graffiti Bridge (1990)

Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast

Check out Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=349539So I've decided to expand my journey through music's recent past onto a new medium....Podcasting! I've taken my "Press Rewind" concept and created a Podcast that will be going through Prince's entire officially recorded catalog and delving into the lyrical content of each song. Considering the sheer … Continue reading Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast

Prince – Batman (1989)

“Hi, Prince? It’s Warner Brothers. You know, the record company that signed you as an unproven teenage musician over ten years ago? The record company that pulled your already pressed record from distribution channels last year when you decided it was evil? The record company that really needs a commercial success from you after your … Continue reading Prince – Batman (1989)

Prince – Lovesexy (1988)

Prince's Lovesexy, also known as "the album where Prince is naked on the cover", certainly came about quickly. Primarily recorded in a two month burst from December 1987 and January 1988, Lovesexy was the response to Prince's "spooky electric" period in late 1987. There's been speculation about what caused this period of darkness and despair but … Continue reading Prince – Lovesexy (1988)

Michael Jackson – Bad (1987)

Five years is a long, long time in the music industry. Today, it’s not completely unusual for artists and bands to go five years or more between album cycles with all the promotion and extensive worldwide touring that corresponds to most major label releases. In the 1980s, however, five years was long enough to be … Continue reading Michael Jackson – Bad (1987)