“Erotic City (make love not war erotic city come alive)” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)

All I knew about “Erotic City” in 1984 was that it was funky and fun as hell. I had no idea what the word “erotic” meant, and I couldn’t make out most of the lyrics. I didn’t even know that Sheila E sang the chorus with Prince until years later. Thirty-five (almost) years later, I… Read More “Erotic City (make love not war erotic city come alive)” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)

“Crazyman Dance” by George Michael (1992)

Had it been completed, George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice 2 would have been a banger. Four songs from the album wound up being commercially released. Three of them get a five-star rating from me. Too bad George’s issues with Sony Music prevented us from getting another banger. The 1993 passing of George’s partner Anselmo Feleppa… Read More “Crazyman Dance” by George Michael (1992)

“Another Lonely Christmas” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)

If the letter “A” is any indication, there is going to be a lot of Prince on this list. But if you know me, you might have already figured as much. “Another Lonely Christmas” came out when I was 8, and it immediately intrigued me. Up until then, my experience with holiday music was either joyfully… Read More “Another Lonely Christmas” by Prince & The Revolution (1984)