Prince’s Vault Material – 1977 to 1978

https://youtu.be/BpA4YWnQvgU Prince's vault is well known and immensely speculated about. We know there's lots of stuff in there we've never heard. We also have to accept there's lots of stuff in there we may never get to hear. Thankfully for us, but maybe less so for Prince while he was alive, vault leaks and bootlegs … Continue reading Prince’s Vault Material – 1977 to 1978

High Speed Dub Review: Prince -Just As Long As We’re Together 12″ Disco Mix

There isn't a lot of officially released, non-album Prince music out there to pore over and obsess about during the first few years of his career. We also don't have hours and hours of bootlegs (Grand Central tracks notwithstanding) or demos of songs that either ended up on the albums released during the early years … Continue reading High Speed Dub Review: Prince -Just As Long As We’re Together 12″ Disco Mix

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)

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)

Prince – Sign O’ the Times (1987)

Prince was at a crossroads during the creation of what would ultimately end up as "Sign O' the Times". By mid-1986, the "Under the Cherry Moon" film and its soundtrack, "Parade", were ancient history (in his mind). In typical Prince fashion, he was already moving on to his next project or projects as it would … Continue reading Prince – Sign O’ the Times (1987)

Prince – Parade (Music From the Motion Picture “Under the Cherry Moon”) (1986)

"Purple Rain" was a lightning in a bottle moment for Prince. #1 song. #1 album. #1 movie. All at the same time. Prince was also a lightning in a bottle talent so if anyone could do it, it would be him. Unfortunately, neither the film, "Under the Cherry Moon", nor the film's soundtrack, "Parade", would … Continue reading Prince – Parade (Music From the Motion Picture “Under the Cherry Moon”) (1986)