“All the trees are red…”

 

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Purple Rain (1984 USA)

I despise motion pictures with no real importance that take themselves too seriously – and this is the pinnacle of that description. If you want to hear Prince’s music, his score for the first “Batman” is infinitely superior. To me, Prince was a brown American David Bowie. (But not as good a songwriter or dynamic a vocalist) Intensely self-conscious and always posing. A bit like a shop mannikin. This is a self-serving, ego-maniacal extended music video. But Prince can’t act while his slutty girlfriend can barely stand up. She is here to convince any doubters that the effeminate-looking Prince is really a hetero who can slap a bitch around. [Read more…]

Lucy and Ramona were tryin’ to figure out if he was gay…

Forget Jimmy The Greek. This has to be perhaps the funniest and most entertaining novelty song/video of them all. I always thought Mike Nesmith was the most interesting Monkee…

This Is The 700th Post on Highteadreams

And to mark this un-glittering millstone of an occaison, why not mark this non-event with an anonymous sounding instrumental by a band that shall remain namelessly inconsequential?

Move Over Wordsworth

Early on he screams: “Sore was I from the crack of an enemy’s hose…” A few lines later this is followed up with: “Well, I know my banana is older than the rest!..” and that does not sound much less painful either when it comes to lyrical beauty. Paul was so impressed with his words to this track that he included them in a book of his *cough* ‘poetry’. There’s no denying his enthusiasm though. Its rare to hear such scatting, riffing and be-bopping from a white dude. I wonder if Linda resented her husband for being more pretty than she was? 🙂

“She was biting her lip…”

Easy Listening

Cut The Applause And Dim The Light…

White Man’s Reggae

Not Bad For A 69 Year Old

Yes, all the clichés are present and correct for a man born in 1947. This is a cross between “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” and “Free As A Bird” (which he produced) with maybe bits of other Beatle-esque flavours swirling around. But its quite remarkable such an old geezer can still release a very concise, new (well, 2015 is ‘new’ enough for highteadreams) recording with a voice that could pass for a guy in his 40s. (As well as playing all the instruments himself)

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