Episode 39: Let’s Pretend We’re Married

On Episode 39 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson (APurpleDayInDecember.com) joins me to break down the at times equally traditional, profane & religious (?!?!) "Let's Pretend We're Married" off Prince's 1999 album. I also bring back Jerry Bonner to share a story about how he was blown away by the utterly … Continue reading Episode 39: Let’s Pretend We’re Married

Episode 37: Little Red Corvette

On Episode 37 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, fellow blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to chat about one of the most significant songs of Prince's career, the enduring and flat out phenomenal "Little Red Corvette" from the 1999 album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/10/01/prince-lyrics-podcast-little-red-corvette/ "But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right." … Continue reading Episode 37: Little Red Corvette

Episode 35: Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)

On Episode 35 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover the very first non-album B-side in Prince's career, "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)." This was the B-side to the "Let's Work" 12" remix and was a non-album A-side in the UK! What's the song all about though? https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/30/prince-lyrics-gotta-stop-messin-about/ "What goes on inside your … Continue reading Episode 35: Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)

Episode 34: Jack U Off

On Episode 34 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to discuss the ridiculous and bawdy closing track, “Jack U Off” from Prince's Controversy album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/25/prince-lyrics-jack-u-off/ "You'll have an instant heart attack if I jack you off" “Jack U Off” is one of those songs in Prince’s catalog, along … Continue reading Episode 34: Jack U Off

Episode 32: Let’s Work

On Episode 32 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I go it alone to talk about the catchy as hell dance track “Let's Work” from his Controversy album. This song is notable for being the first Prince 12" to feature a significant remix plus a non-album B-side! https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/09/prince-lyrics-lets-work/ "Nothing can stop us now, I'm … Continue reading Episode 32: Let’s Work

Episode 31: Ronnie, Talk to Russia

On Episode 31 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to talk about the state of U.S. and Soviet Union relations in 1981, presidential assassination attempts, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas and Prince's stab at political commentary on “Ronnie, Talk to Russia” from his Controversy album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/08/03/prince-lyrics-ronnie-talk-to-russia/ "Ronnie, talk to Russia … Continue reading Episode 31: Ronnie, Talk to Russia

Episode 30: Private Joy

On Episode 30 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author and blogger Laura Tiebert (lauratiebert.com) joins me to talk about the inspiration behind “Private Joy” as well as some of the quirkiness that can be found within the lyrics of this upbeat pop track from Prince's Controversy album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/07/29/prince-lyrics-private-joy/ "Only I know, only … Continue reading Episode 30: Private Joy

Episode 29: Do Me, Baby

On Episode 29 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I go it alone to talk through the lyrical structure of "Do Me, Baby" from his album Controversy, as basically an eight minute sexual act put to music while also dissecting Prince's choice to play the passive role as the song's subject. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/07/24/prince-lyrics-do-me-baby/ "You … Continue reading Episode 29: Do Me, Baby