Episode 133: Batdance

On Episode 133 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Prince scholar, author, and #PrinceTwitterThread co-founder, Edgar Kruize and I gush over "Batdance," the chaotic, sample-heavy, #1 dance/pop hit from the Batman soundtrack. For a song with barely any lyrics, we somehow manage to discuss a lot more. Get the funk up! https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/06/30/batdance-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Hey Duckie, let's stick the 7-inch … Continue reading Episode 133: Batdance

Episode 131: Lemon Crush

On Episode 131 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, new podcast guest Kevin Evans and I try to make sense of the cryptic and possibly double-entendre-filled Batman track, "Lemon Crush." Is our interpretation train of thought for the lyrics framed by our gender? That's for the listener to decide; however, Prince may have had several influences … Continue reading Episode 131: Lemon Crush

Episode 128: Partyman

On Episode 128 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Richard Cole from the Amari Purple Talk Podcast (AmariCommunications.com) joins the show to talk about "Partyman" from the Batman soundtrack. We talk about Richard's history with comics, our assessment of the song's lyrics as they pertain to it being a song sung by the Joker, and touch … Continue reading Episode 128: Partyman

Episode 126: Electric Chair

On Episode 126 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick returns to the show to chat with me about the sexy, dangerous, and rockin' "Electric Chair." This Batman track gets into some sci-fi thought police territory as a song about the sin of lustful thoughts. Plus, it's sung from the perspective of the Joker, so … Continue reading Episode 126: Electric Chair

Episode 125: The Future

On Episode 125 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, new podcast guest Joe Andrews joins me to talk about the opening song from the Batman album, "The Future." Prince's dystopian vision, sung from the perspective of the Dark Knight himself, sets the tone for the project with its stark electronic drum beat and foreboding synths. "I've … Continue reading Episode 125: The Future

High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Lovesexy Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Considering how quickly the Lovesexy album was written and recorded, it shouldn't be a surprise that there aren't many extraneous B-sides and remixes to accompany the three released singles. Despite the lack of quantity, each of the 7" and 12" singles, with one exception, offered something you couldn't find on the album. Alphabet St. (This Is Not … Continue reading High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Lovesexy Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes