Prince’s Sexual Revolution – Dirty Mind/Controversy Era

From day one, Prince exuded sexuality. There he was, shirtless, or possibly even nude (if you bought a dirty mind), for his album and record sleeve appearances on For You and Prince. Breathy, risque vocals and lyrics could be found on "Soft & Wet", "When We're Dancing Close & Slow" and "Sexy Dancer". These artistic … Continue reading Prince’s Sexual Revolution – Dirty Mind/Controversy Era

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)

"Hello! Hello again!" The immediately recognizable images of female beauty by Peter Phillips are back after taking a couple albums off. 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 … 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)