Episode 119: Lovesexy

On Episode 119 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson (APurpleDayInDecember.com) & I attempt to understand the deeper meanings behind the track "Lovesexy." As the title track to this very spiritual yet sexy album, there must be more than meets the ear. Car metaphors, house/room/furniture double entendres, a vocal performance from Prince for … Continue reading Episode 119: Lovesexy

Episode 116: Glam Slam

On Episode 116 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Prince scholar, author, and #PrinceTwitterThread co-founder, Edgar Kruize and I talk about "Glam Slam" from his Lovesexy album. The song that introduced the name of Prince's future nightclub also gave us "flicka nipple" and "baby scam," so you can't win them all. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/01/09/glam-slam-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "This thing we got, it's alive! … Continue reading Episode 116: Glam Slam

Episode 114: Eye No

On Episode 114 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Arthur Turnbull from The Music Snobs Podcast joins me to talk about the "new year, new you" Prince he presents to us on Lovesexy's opening track, "Eye No." Prince is in world-building mode, and he introduces several new words and phrases used for testifying his reconfirmed faith. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2021/12/21/eye-no-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "No! … Continue reading Episode 114: Eye No

Prince – The Black Album (1987/1994)

"Don't buy The Black Album, I'm sorry." With those deeply apologetic words, Prince attempted to erase a year's worth of dark, humorous, overtly sexual funk jams intended as an olive branch to his hardcore fans. Or possibly a middle finger to his detractors. Communicated via hidden message in the "Alphabet St." video, it was clear. … Continue reading Prince – The Black Album (1987/1994)

Episode 113: Rockhard In a Funky Place

On Episode 113 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Angel Monique and I put on our grown-up hats to discuss Prince's raunchy ode to uncontrollable tumescence, "Rockhard In a Funky Place." This Black Album closer is silly, bawdy, and pretty damn fun. Camille is in rare form on this track. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2021/12/11/rockhard-in-a-funky-place-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Something near … Continue reading Episode 113: Rockhard In a Funky Place

Episode 112: 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton

On Episode 112 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I invited Jerry Bonner back to the show to get his Black Album story and to briefly talk about the mostly instrumental track, "2 Nigs United 4 West Compton." What's going on at the beginning of this song, and who came up with the song's title? We … Continue reading Episode 112: 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton

Episode 111: Superfunkycalifragisexy

On Episode 111 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Todd Sanzone (@PRN4EVR on Twitter) returns to chat with me about the funky, freaky, and little twisted Black Album track, "Superfunkycalifragisexy." Prince harkens back to familiar themes such as club culture, exploring sexuality/sexual freedom, and buckets of squirrel meat. Yeah, we don't know who Maurice is either. … Continue reading Episode 111: Superfunkycalifragisexy