The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)

"Hello! Hello again!" The Cars were four successful albums into their career by the time they entered the studio with producer John "Mutt" Lange in 1983. At the time, Lange was mostly known for his production work on mainstream rock albums from bands such as AC/DC ("Back in Black"), Foreigner ("4"), and Def Leppard ("Pyromania"). … Continue reading The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)

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)