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Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast

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Episodes of Press Rewind

On Episode 112 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I invited Jerry Bonner back to the show to get his Black Album story and to briefly talk about the mostly instrumental track, “2 Nigs United 4 West Compton.” What’s going on at the beg
On Episode 111 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Todd Sanzone (@PRN4EVR on Twitter) returns to chat with me about the funky, freaky, and little twisted Black Album track, “Superfunkycalifragisexy.” Prince harkens back to familiar the
On Episode 110 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Snax (snaxonline.org) and I take a dark trip into the mind of a psychotic, jealous, violent, and misogynistic alter-ego on “Bob George” from the legendary Black Album. Despite the dist
On Episode 109 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Scott Woods and I get busy, too scizzy while discussing anti-rap diss track, “Dead On It” from the infamous Black Album. Prince was clearly not impressed with some of the early rap son
On Episode 108 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Rhonda Nicole and I discuss the lyrics to the sometimes flattering but often disturbing “Cindy C.” The song comes off as a plea for attention from supermodel Cindy Crawford, but it als
On Episode 107 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Micah Simpson from the Purple Underground YouTube channel is back to help me talk about this nouveau dance called “Le Grind,” which served as the opening track on Prince’s legendary Bl
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 Shoc
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.” Creat
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
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
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
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,
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 shar
On Episode 99 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Christy Norman from The Mountains & the Sea and Killer Fun podcasts returns to the show to offer her perspective on the at times romantic, but mostly troubling, and brilliant “If I Was
On Episode 98 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner and I dive into the heck-a-slammin’ hit single from the Sign o’ the Times album, “U Got the Look.” This fun, silly, pop-rock smash featured Sheena Easton on co-vocals, Shei
On Episode 97 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Eloy Lasanta joins me to talk about the lyrics to the simple on the surface, but actually complex ballad “Forever In My Life.” Whether you prefer the original Sign o’ the Times album ve
On Episode 96 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I’m joined by Prince scholar, author, and #PrinceTwitterThread co-founder, Edgar Kruize, to discuss Sign o’ the Times’ “Hot Thing.” Edgar and I overanalyze the hell out of what is prima
On Episode 95 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Farooq Ansari (@anti_social on Twitter) joins me to discuss the romantic throwback ballad, “Slow Love” from the Sign o’ the Times album. We also explore the song’s fascinating history f
On Episode 94 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick and I discuss the real story behind the whimsical, child-like story song, “Starfish and Coffee.” Who is Cynthia Rose anyway, and how was Prince able to take a few stories
On Episode 93 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome Roy Turner (@TrickyKid2 on Twitter) of Tricky Kid Media (https://www.facebook.com/TrickyKidRadio/) back to the show to talk with me about the thumping, sexually driven “It” fr
On Episode 92 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome a new guest, Angel Monique, to chat about one of the greatest story songs in Prince’s career, “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker,” from Sign O’ the Times. We navigate the dream-lik
On Episode 91 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Julian Long returns to help me answer the primary question of the show. Does anybody know about the quake? Yeah! We do! I mean, really, really? Julian certainly helps guide me towards t
On Episode 90 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Rhonda Nicole returns to talk to me about one of the more fun and funky songs to follow a dark and ominous opener in album tracklisting history. The ying to “Sign O’ the Times'” yang, i
On Episode 89 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, the co-authors of The Rise of Prince: 1978-1988, Alex Hahn & Laura Tiebert, join me to talk about “Sign o’ the Times.” This lead single from the double album of the same name used a rip
On Episode 88 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Richard Cole (@RichardCole_NOW) from the Amari Purple Talk Podcast (AmariCommunications.com) joins me to chat about the “Kiss” B-side, “Love or Money.” The song is notable as it scores
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