Every Tuesday, the Analog Kid blog goes back in time and features some groovy R&B/soul songs from a specific year. Sometimes you’ll hear songs from individual artists, and other times you’ll get an entire full-length classic LP ripped directly from the Analog Kid’s vast vinyl vault. Warning: by R&B/soul, I also mean disco. I could go all Weather Girls on your ass at any given moment, so just be ready!
The Analog Kid has a date tonight in Houston-town with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, so today’s Groovy Tuesday post needs to be short and sweet so that I can hit the road. Therefore, I have chosen Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” 12″ single for your Groovy Tuesday listening pleasure. I mean, what can I really say about what just might be the best 12″ single release in history?
-I love the dissonant piano on the extended version of “Let’s Go Crazy.”
-“Erotic City” is the reason God invented b-sides.
-Punch a higher floor!
Prince And The Revolution: Let’s Go Crazy [U.S. 12″]
Warner Brothers Records, 1984
1. “Let’s Go Crazy [Special Dance Mix]” (Prince)
2. “Erotic City (“make love not war Erotic City come alive”)” (Prince)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: “The Fever [Live]” (Springsteen)
Recorded live on-air at KLOL in Houston, TX (1974)