Episode 144: Kiss Me Quick

On episode 144 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I cover an enjoyable disco banger, believed to have been recorded in 1979, "Kiss Me Quick." Prince sings from a female perspective, possibly the first time he used pronouns to fit a prospective singer other than himself. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/10/02/kiss-me-quick-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Was she good to ya, and did you … Continue reading Episode 144: Kiss Me Quick

Episode 143: Donna / Nadara / Baby, Baby, Baby / Down a Long Lonely Road / Miss You

On episode 143 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I'm talking about five songs pulled from Prince's vault recorded in late 1978 or early 1979 at his France Avenue home in Edina, MN. "Donna" and "Nadara" (or Nadera or Nadeara) are sensitive ballads written about mysterious (to us at least) women. "Baby, Baby, Baby" and … Continue reading Episode 143: Donna / Nadara / Baby, Baby, Baby / Down a Long Lonely Road / Miss You

Episode 142: Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?

The convoluted recording history of "Wouldn't You Love to Love Me?" takes front and center on episode 142 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast. Besides who Prince offered this song to and how many times he recorded it over the span of 10 years, there are some lyrics worth discussing as well.  https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/09/18/wouldnt-you-love-to-love-me-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/ "Wouldn't … Continue reading Episode 142: Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?

Episode 141: Neurotic Lover’s Bedroom

Prince lets his freak flag fly on "Neurotic Lover's Bedroom," the song he recorded after receiving a drum machine as a gift from his new manager. On episode 141 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I'll be diving into the depravity alone, no spotter on standby, to help me navigate the kinky side of Prince's … Continue reading Episode 141: Neurotic Lover’s Bedroom

Episode 140: Make It Through the Storm/We Can Work It Out

After the New York City setback in 1976, Prince hired a manager and returned to the studio. Two songs recorded in 1977 that were never officially released by him, "Make It Through the Storm" and "We Can Work It Out," are the focus of episode 140 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast. With lyrics … Continue reading Episode 140: Make It Through the Storm/We Can Work It Out

Episodes 138/139: Prince’s Home Demos – 1976

Prince's time spent at the Bernadette Anderson (Andre's mother) home after he permanently left his father's house was fruitful from a musical creativity perspective. He was playing with his high school band, Grand Central / Shampayne, and writing music on his own while staying in his best friend's basement. After graduating high school early, Prince … Continue reading Episodes 138/139: Prince’s Home Demos – 1976

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

"Who are you?" "I'm Batman." Prince released a total of five singles, four in the U.S., from the Batman soundtrack in 1989 and 1990. Fans were accustomed to remixes and original material to accompany these single releases, and while this project was unlike any project Prince had created (a soundtrack to a film he had … Continue reading High-Speed Dub Review: Prince’s Batman Era B-Sides and 12″ Remixes

Episode 135: Feel U Up

On Episode 135 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Aisha Staggers & I talk about the lyrics to Prince's sex-pest anthem, "Feel U Up." This long-gestating track dates back to late 1981 and was intended for the abandoned 1986 Camille project before finally finding a home as the B-side to Batman's "Partyman." https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2022/07/25/feel-u-up-press-rewind-prince-lyrics-podcast/Continue reading Episode 135: Feel U Up