Prince’s Vault Material – 1980 to 1981

1980-1981 is a bit of a mystery when it comes to Prince's vault material. The late '70s was a boon for vault track bootleg collectors, with many of Prince's early demos having been leaked, plus the shelved Rebels tracks were widely distributed over the years. Then we got the deluge of tracks Prince was working … Continue reading Prince’s Vault Material – 1980 to 1981

Purple Rain As A Choose Your Own Adventure – The Spiritual Path

Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure series of books? Aimed at young readers, they offered an opportunity to periodically take the wheel and steer the direction of the book's story. At some point, while reading, you are asked to make a choice. A choice that could completely change the plot's direction, the fate of the … Continue reading Purple Rain As A Choose Your Own Adventure – The Spiritual Path

Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985)

Tears For Fears' breakthrough album, Songs From the Big Chair, was such a huge success in the mid '80s that it ended up being one of those "must own" records. If you were a fan of pop music, this album was minimally on your radar, if not already in your record or tape collection. Songs … Continue reading Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985)

Wilco: Albums Ranked

Wilco, the Midwestern-based, alt-country turned avant-garde turned dad-rock band out of Chicago via Belleville, IL, has been one of my favorite rock bands of the past 25 years. It all began from of the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, the duo that Wilco lead singer and primary songwriter, Jeff Tweedy, started with Jay Farrar in the … Continue reading Wilco: Albums Ranked

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

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

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