Prince #4: Prince

Jan 11th, 2017

Prince #4: Prince

TweetShareThere are two types of songs on Prince, Prince’s 1979 named-like-a-first-album second album: there are the songs you forgot you knew (“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” and “I Feel For You,” the latter of which was reshaped into a giant Chaka Khan hit five years later); then there […]

Prince #3: Around The World In A Day

Jan 6th, 2017

Prince #3: Around The World In A Day

TweetShareIf you’re over 40, Around the World In A Day is the Prince album you bought and listened to once. It’s the most un-Purple Rain album Prince could possibly have released to follow up Purple Rain, and it functions as a neat dividing line between Real Prince Fans and everyone else. (A line Prince would […]

Prince #2: Come

Jan 6th, 2017

Prince #2: Come

TweetShareLet’s be clear: Come is pathologically, hilariously blunt in its sexual language. On the title track, we go from Prince telling a woman he’s going to ejaculate, variously, in her hair AND her eye (forewarned is forearmed, I guess) to saying “it’s no wonder there’s a puddle there” to what can be the only appearance […]

Prince #1: The Black Album

Jan 6th, 2017

Prince #1: The Black Album

TweetShareSo here’s what happened:┬áPrince died, my wife mourned by listening only to Prince and Prince-related music (Vanity 6, The Time), and then I became a complete Prince fanatic. Over the last 9 months, I’ve managed to get my hands on every one of the 39 studio albums Prince released, plus the New Power Generation group […]