A lesson in how to write and perform soul music
Posts Tagged: Prince
He doesn’t sweat it
a Japanese-anime makeover
why can’t music be useful?
I figured I’d make a grading system
Three shitty albums in succession
‘Why doesn’t Obama just outlaw birthdays?’
an instrumental jazz album that fails in its attempt to… do what?
A very good, though never quite great, album, that works with his skills
ends with the WB era
Butt clutching and MLK
‘no interest in signing a deal for Roc Nation’
It is the best. The people have spoken.
a quick lesson in album creation… and its hazards.
what Prince lost when he left Warner Brothers
it ain’t that bad
Dead pop-rock stars are massive business
the process may never end
Parse the triple
It is just a collection of middling but not egregiously terrible song
It was a great album in every single way.
Nothing bad Prince is always a pleasure
The money shot
I was able to take tons of pictures with a professional camera at Joshua Homme’s feet.
One great song after another
Prince jumps through the usual genres
A future Prince chose to sidestep
At first glance, the movie sucked and one would guess that the the album soundtrack, Prince’s album # 12 if you’re keeping track at home, Graffiti Bridge was not so much better. What I remember most about it, was how little I cared about it at the time. The album was pretty successful, got to #6 on Billboard (though the previous album spent six weeks at the top), # 1 in the UK. And in some ways it was very Elvis Presley. Only one original song written for the album, all the rest were outtakes re-recorded and rewritten going back as far as Controversy, and …
Precisely what he chose to while stroking mainstream pop success
This was good, but lightweight.
Prince recorded Black to prove he could out black the blackest
Follow the voices
The 80 minute masterpiece is everything they say it is
A big album, without being overblown
A collection of rarities, b-sides, unreleased recordings and live albums
Should have been saved
At least two ideas fighting it out in the middle of the album
plays sports better than u
From “Uh Oh” to “Oh Oh”
The will may be in Toronto, Canada, and this is why authorities haven’t found it yet.
‘Mr. Nelson and I had unprotected sexual intercourse in the Midwest Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, in July 1976’
The songs aren’t there.
Love and Peace.
How many copies of ‘Controversy’ or ‘I Wanna be your Lover’, do you really need?
‘Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County Sherrif’s office. Expect their call’
A no nonsense instrumental segued version, that had the audience delighted.
“It’s been seven hours and 13 days since you took your love away,”
‘There’s nothing that’s unforgivable.’