High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Sign o’ the Times Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Sign o' the times, mess with your mind. Hurry before it's too late. It's never too late to enjoy the glutton of Prince remixes and B-sides, no matter what era of his music you most prefer. With an album chock full of classic songs and coming from one of his most inspired bouts of creativity … Continue reading High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Sign o’ the Times Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Episode 106: Shockadelica

On Episode 106 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Leslie Ballard joins me to talk about the witchy, raunchy, female empowerment anthem, "Shockadelica," the B-side to "If I Was Your Girlfriend." We spend time trying to decipher if Shockadelica is Camille, someone wholly unique, or even human. There's a lot of pronoun confusion going … Continue reading Episode 106: Shockadelica

Episode 105: La, La, La, He, He, Hee

On Episode 105 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Richard Cole (@RichardCole_NOW) from the Amari Purple Talk Podcast (AmariCommunications.com) joins me to discuss the silly, fun, metaphor filled B-side "La, La, La, He, He, Hee." Created on a dare, this song, especially the "Highly Explosive" version, has more funk and more in common … Continue reading Episode 105: La, La, La, He, He, Hee

Episode 104: Adore

On Episode 104 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, fellow Ohio resident Scott Woods joins me to "rap" about "Adore," the grand finale for the Sign o' the Times album. Prince mostly (with a couple of notable exceptions) remains sincere and genuine throughout this mature ballad, a throwback to classic soul. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2021/09/13/adore-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Until the end of time, … Continue reading Episode 104: Adore

Episode 103: It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

On Episode 103 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Micah Simpson from the Purple Underground YouTube channel joins me in talking about "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night," the funky 9-minute jam performed live on stage during the Parade tour. Was this performance a tryout for The Revolution? What is Sheila E. talking … Continue reading Episode 103: It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night

Episode 102: The Cross

On Episode 102 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson (APurpleDayInDecember.com) and I dive right into Prince's most overtly religious album track to date and talk through some of the imagery & nuance that he added to what seems like a pretty straightforward expression of faith. Why did "The Cross" turn into "The … Continue reading Episode 102: The Cross

Episode 101: I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

On Episode 101 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Josh Norman from The Mountains & the Sea podcast (https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/) and I talk about the crazy night Prince had at the club when he met a beautiful, heartbroken, pregnant woman looking for a rebound on "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man," … Continue reading Episode 101: I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man

Episode 100: Strange Relationship

On Episode 100 (!!!) of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, writer Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) returns to the show to talk about the toxic mess that is "Strange Relationship" from the Sign O' the Times album. Prince's lines cut sharp and deep, but the amount of self-reflection and awareness that comes through in the lyrics shows … Continue reading Episode 100: Strange Relationship