lørdag 19. mai 2007
Prince - Dirty Mind (1980)
Get into Prince with this!
My favourite Prince album and the one that got me into his music. This was his third album, the one where he first came into his own... the first Prince album really. He played almost all of the instruments and produced it himself at home. The minimalistic and catchy production makes it instantly accessable. The melodies are good and the delivery is great. And then there's the lyrics! They are absolutely off the hook. In 1980 it was the dirtiest, most explicit LP ever released for a commercial audience. Hard to imagine how audacious this must have sounded to most people in at the time. Prince lasciviously sings about threesomes, doin' it all night and recieving head in the limo, from a bride on the way to her wedding. There's even a song called "Sister" which, uh, is also about sex. The record is direct in every way, from the melodies to the playing, and the sparse arrangements pull Prince's vocals, groans and sassy hick-ups to the front. No bad songs on here really. The rock tunes work just as good as the pop and funk workouts. The synth solo on the end of "Head" is my favourite solo ever!
There's an ocean of fab Prince albums you can dig into when this has got you hooked.
Welcome to the blog! We're gonna listen to a ton of great records here, so just kick back and enjoy. Be sure to leave some comments if you have a question of just wanna say you dug it. There'll be a lot to dig here, promise! -Britz