My first encounter with Prince was with the albums 'Controversy' and '1999'.
From the moment I heard '1999' I wanted to play it on New Year's eve, 1999.
I just wonder who asked whom to sign his name on the dotted line.
Sounds more like something the notoriously private Prince would ask. The 1999 album was no where near the beginning of Prince's sexuality... Prince busted out of the gate with sexually charged content.
In one of the documentaries Wendy and Lisa are talking about the song and one of them whispers to the other "I think he was singing about..." but they don't let you hear who it is.
It could have been done for show, to raise suspicions about it but it actually did make me curious.
It was Murphy's Law that I was working that New Year's Eve...
Guys are more apt to be masturbating with a magazine, grinding is also something you do with a bass guitar, and at the time "Darling Nikki" was written, Nikki certainly could have had everything that money could buy. They were both hitting their peak fame in 1984, both a little (or a lot) into the drug and sex scene.
kept far away from the meddling record execs that censored his first two efforts...
lyrics about coming on a wedding dress and a sister turning out a younger brother and threesomes were shocking to say the least back then.
1999 was downright tame compared to "Dirty Mind." Dirty Mind was tantalizing dirty...
only three songs off of it could actually be played on the radio.