*ʘ ʘ ʘ ʘ ʘ* — a little gag for the phonologist Prince fans out there.
Today, we’re looking at one of the symbol’s biggest tracks in Kiss, the lead single from his 1986 album Parade. Check the video below:
Right then. This song gets points instantly for having the single greatest intro in music history — with Prince’s pervy moan being one of the greatest noises produced by humanity since our monkey beginnings. There’s no denying it — Prince was weird dude. But, he has the funk in him and that’s something you’re born with, his vocals here capturing that to a T.
If it needed reiteration, the guitar lead here is the best funk guitar this side of Chic, the subtle bends and build-ups on the the higher strings just oozing the stuff. Apart from this, the instrumental is pretty minimal, a departure from his early work, and something that turned me off of Parade as a whole. Saying this, however, the rattling synths (I think?) and the bouncing beat, pervaded by the reliable synthetic snare, makes this bitch all rhythm.
“Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with,
I just need your extra time and your…
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Lots of hugs, kisses and lacerations