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!

Let's Go Crazy [U.S. 12_]

Prince And The Revolution: Let’s Go Crazy [U.S. 12″]

Warner Brothers Records, 1984

1. “Let’s Go Crazy [Special Dance Mix]” (Prince)

Let’s Go Crazy [Special Dance Mix]

2. “Erotic City (“make love not war Erotic City come alive”)” (Prince)

Erotic City (“make love not war Erotic City come alive”)

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Bonus Tracks!

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.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: “The Fever [Live]” (Springsteen)

Recorded live on-air at KLOL in Houston, TX (1974)

The Fever [Live on KLOL]

 

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5 responses »

  1. Lee says:

    Sad day, but loved finding this amazing extended version! Great memories,.RIP.

  2. Bill says:

    Thanks for this. RIP, Prince.

  3. George Mason says:

    Thank u.

  4. Kin says:

    Hey analog kid do you have or can you get the whole purple rain album added to your collection?

    • Of course I own “Purple Rain”– I have almost every album Prince ever released (although I am missing a few of the fan club releases). Most of my posts on the blog are about hard-to-find music, which is why you see Prince posts about the Black Album and 12″ remixes but not the big catalog LPs. “Purple Rain” obviously does not qualify as rare, although I have posted the almost-impossible-to-find album from Apollonia 6!

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