dagotron replied to your post: it’s really more of an obsession with the Purple One.
Not to mention my favorite Prince song, “Erotic City.”
Jesus, that song’s terrific too. It’s talking about sex, the most organic and human of everything, over computer bleeps and bloops.
cupofthrills replied to your post: sir, your establishment has violated the laws of karaoke.
I’m curious about this “Darling Nikki” obsession of yours.
Well, it was the first time I’d ever done it at karaoke. I have a long-standing Prince obsession. We share being biracial, but that’s about it. He’s a pint-sized musical genius and I’m 6’2” and I’m not, yet I distinctly remember him being the first musician I ever really wanted to be. There’s an additional fascination with making the sexually explicit sound lyrical and natural; that’s an art form in and of itself. And of course, it’s off Purple Rain and is THE song that unleashed Tipper Gore and the wrath of the PMRC on the world. It’s the tune that created Parental Advisory stickers.
I think “Darling Nikki,” “When You Were Mine”, “Let’s Pretend We’re Married,” “Gett Off”, etc. are fascinating for younger Prince fans because he doesn’t play a lot of those songs any more since he became a Jehovah’s Witness. I saw him live when I was 19 and while he’s an explosive live performer, there isn’t that danger of irrepressible sexuality about it, which is really big in good rock ‘n roll.