“Gett Off” by Prince & The New Power Generation (1991)

By the beginning of 1991, Prince found himself more estranged from contemporary youth culture than he’d been at any point in his career. “Gett Off” (and the Diamonds and Pearls album it appeared on) was a deliberate attempt to re-engage the center of pop culture, which had shifted quite a bit in just the previous… Read More “Gett Off” by Prince & The New Power Generation (1991)

“Diamonds & Pearls” by Prince & The New Power Generation (1991)

A few stray thoughts about this song… *I bought albums on cassette almost exclusively until the mid ‘90s. And until I started working retail in 1993, I wasn’t able to afford cassettes (at least at the rate I consumed music) so I was a certified bootleg patron. Back in the day, there used to be African… Read More “Diamonds & Pearls” by Prince & The New Power Generation (1991)

“Cream” by Prince and the New Power Generation (1991)

Was “Cream” the last song with a straight-up blues structure to hit the top of the pop charts? It’s certainly one of the most bluesy songs Prince was involved in up to that point. Mr. Nelson stated that he wrote “Cream” while standing in front of a mirror, and with that in mind, it’s pretty hard to… Read More “Cream” by Prince and the New Power Generation (1991)