Episode 35: Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)

On Episode 35 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover the very first non-album B-side in Prince's career, "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)." This was the B-side to the "Let's Work" 12" remix and was a non-album A-side in the UK! What's the song all about though? https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/30/prince-lyrics-gotta-stop-messin-about/ "What goes on inside your … Continue reading Episode 35: Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)

Episode 34: Jack U Off

On Episode 34 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to discuss the ridiculous and bawdy closing track, “Jack U Off” from Prince's Controversy album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/25/prince-lyrics-jack-u-off/ "You'll have an instant heart attack if I jack you off" “Jack U Off” is one of those songs in Prince’s catalog, along … Continue reading Episode 34: Jack U Off

Episode 32: Let’s Work

On Episode 32 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I go it alone to talk about the catchy as hell dance track “Let's Work” from his Controversy album. This song is notable for being the first Prince 12" to feature a significant remix plus a non-album B-side! https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/09/prince-lyrics-lets-work/ "Nothing can stop us now, I'm … Continue reading Episode 32: Let’s Work

Episode 31: Ronnie, Talk to Russia

On Episode 31 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to talk about the state of U.S. and Soviet Union relations in 1981, presidential assassination attempts, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas and Prince's stab at political commentary on “Ronnie, Talk to Russia” from his Controversy album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/03/prince-lyrics-ronnie-talk-to-russia/ "Ronnie, talk to Russia … Continue reading Episode 31: Ronnie, Talk to Russia

Episode 30: Private Joy

On Episode 30 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author and blogger Laura Tiebert (lauratiebert.com) joins me to talk about the inspiration behind “Private Joy” as well as some of the quirkiness that can be found within the lyrics of this upbeat pop track from Prince's Controversy album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/07/29/prince-lyrics-private-joy/ "Only I know, only … Continue reading Episode 30: Private Joy

Episode 29: Do Me, Baby

On Episode 29 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I go it alone to talk through the lyrical structure of "Do Me, Baby" from his album Controversy, as basically an eight minute sexual act put to music while also dissecting Prince's choice to play the passive role as the song's subject. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/07/24/prince-lyrics-do-me-baby/ "You … Continue reading Episode 29: Do Me, Baby

Episode 28: Sexuality

On Episode 28 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson (APurpleDayInDecember.com) & I dig deep into hidden (and not so hidden) meanings and discuss Prince's call to action for the Controversy track, "Sexuality." https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/07/17/prince-lyrics-sexuality/ "Reproduction of a new breed, leaders, stand up, organize" Hey, it’s a Prince song from the early ‘80s called … Continue reading Episode 28: Sexuality

Episode 27: Controversy

On Episode 27 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick & I kick off the Controversy album by discussing the myriad of themes Prince addresses in this classic title track. Themes not only meant for this one particular song, but themes that permeated the entire album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/07/07/prince-lyrics-controversy/ "I just can't believe all the … Continue reading Episode 27: Controversy