Category Archives: Parade

Love or Money: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



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 the fun shopping montage scene in Under the Cherry Moon as well as winning the 1986 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song (for a motion picture).

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Sometimes It Snows in April: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 87 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner (@JBonner71) joins me to discuss the somber, wistful ballad, “Sometimes It Snows in April” from Parade. We discuss a few lyrical question marks that the song asks as well as connection to the film and the accidental eulogy that the song became after Prince’s passing in 2016.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Anotherloverholenyohead: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 86 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome first-time guest, musician Rhonda Nicole (rhondanicole.com) to the show to talk with me about the uber-funky penultimate track off Parade, “Anotherloverholenyohead.”

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Kiss: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 85 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author, blogger and speaker Laura Tiebert (lauratiebert.com) joins me to talk about one of Prince’s biggest hits, “Kiss.” Despite a complicated and messy origin story, “Kiss” is most well-known for its stellar guitar work, Prince’s impeccable falsetto, simple, yet fun lyrics and that startling scream at the song’s close. We hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as you do when I hear this stone cold classic.

Click on the link to find out more about Laura’s course on Living Like Prince: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1317300201996399/about

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!

 


Do U Lie?: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 84 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick joins me again to discuss the lyrics to the one of the key tracks for the Under the Cherry Moon Soundtrack, largely due to its prominence in the film. We try to capture the song’s intent in the context of the movie while also looking at the lyrics as having a dual purpose.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Mountains: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 83 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Leslie Ballard and I chat about one of our favorites from the Parade album, the second single, “Mountains.” This superior collaboration with Wendy & Lisa is meant to uplift and bring joy to whoever hears it. We chat about some of the current events of 1985-1986 that led to writing the song’s lyrics and how its placement in the Under the Cherry Moon film was perfect for this banger.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Venus de Milo & Alexa de Paris: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 82 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I take a break from lyric dissection so I can talk about two instrumental tracks from the Parade era. The beautiful piano and orchestral album track, “Venus de Milo,” and the bombastic guitar rocker, “Alexa de Paris.”

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Life Can Be So Nice: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 81 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I welcome a brand new guest to the show, Roy Turner (@TrickyKid2 on Twitter) of Tricky Kid Media (https://www.facebook.com/TrickyKidRadio/), to talk with me about his favorite song, “Life Can Be So Nice.” This jubilant and chaotic Parade track soundtracks a memorable scene in Under the Cherry Moon and it brings the noise and joy wherever it is heard.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Girls and Boys: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 80 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I’m joined by Christy Norman from The Mountains & the Sea and Killer Fun podcasts to test our French on the fun and funky “Girls and Boys” from Parade. Is this the first ever officially recorded Prince rap? Let me know!

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Under the Cherry Moon: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 79 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Todd Sanzone (@PRN4EVR on twitter) joins me again to discuss the Parade track that also shares the title of the film it was featured in, “Under the Cherry Moon.” A Baroque-pop masterpiece with connections to Graffiti Bridge AND Purple Rain, this romantic song has tragedy, poetry and possibly even sex written all over it.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


I Wonder U: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 78 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Farooq Ansari (@anti-social on Twitter) and I talk about the mood piece that is “I Wonder U” off the Parade album. The song is notable not necessarily for its lyrics, but as the first officially released song on a Prince album that was not sung by Prince! We still have plenty to say about this short segue.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


New Position: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 77 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Eloy Lasanta and I talk about the short, funky, innuendo filled Parade track, “New Position.” Is there more to this song than meets the ear or is this a classic case of over thinking the lyrics? We’ll let you be the judge!

Make sure to check out Eloy’s Prince’s Friend YouTube channel to get your Prince fix on that social media platform. You can find my “blink and you’ll miss it” appearance in his Emancipation album review from 2019. Follow Eloy’s latest endeavor, Strays of the World, on twitter @WeAreAllStrays.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Christopher Tracy’s Parade: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 76 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I am once again joined by Julian Long to talk about the lyrics for “Christopher Tracy’s Parade”, the first track from Parade, which served as the soundtrack to the film, Under the Cherry Moon. For a song without many lyrics, there is a lot to talk about in terms of the song’s purpose as the opening song on the album, it’s origin as “Little Girl Wendy’s Guitar” and the missing lyrical link to the former vault track “All My Dreams.”

Be sure to check out Julian’s project, Storytime with Julian (@StorytimeJulian on Twitter & Instagram), a twice-weekly content series dedicated to sharing and spotlighting Black short fiction. Facebook & YouTube links are below.

https://www.facebook.com/StorytimeWithJulian

https://www.youtube.com/c/StorytimeWithJulian/featured

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The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!