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 direction of the plot, the fate … Continue reading Purple Rain As A Choose Your Own Adventure – The Spiritual Path

High Speed Dub Review: 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 High Speed Dub Review: 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

High Speed Dub Review: Mötley Crüe – Theatre of Pain (1985)

On my latest "High Speed Dub Review", I do a quick down and dirty look back at an album in my collection that had an impact on me in my youth. The intent isn't to go super in depth on each track, give a mini-biography on the artist or offer up a thesis on their … Continue reading High Speed Dub Review: Mötley Crüe – Theatre of Pain (1985)

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

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)

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)