1999 is the fifth album released by Prince. It was released on October 27, 1982 and was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album peaked at number 9 and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983. This album is the last of the raw and dirty Prince funk sound. Yes, he was still “dirty” afterwards but never this raw. From the sexually charged LITTLE RED CORVETTE and DELIRIOUS; the F the rules party anthem DMSR, the “activity” that takes place about halfway thru both LADY CAB DRIVER and INTERNATIONAL LOVER his sound was never quite the same after this. It all seems so effortless and not forced. This Prince at his synth pop/funk nasty best. Even the album cover is raunchy. Don’t believe me check out the 1 in the 1999. Although he would reach the apex of stardom 2 years later the nastiness was all mostly but gone. On a side note at age 11 in February 83 to be exact the first time I wore my tour shirt (the album cover) to school I got in trouble. I cannot imagine why!
Prince Podcast fans, we had some interesting results in Round 1 of our March Madness themed Prince song tourney.
Gone are high seeds #6 'Endorphinemachine', #4 seeds'Do Me, Baby', and three #5 seeds 'Anna Stesia', '777-9311' & 'Girls & Boys'! All four #1 region seeds remain and now we need your votes again in round 2 of the Super Purple Prince Song Tourney!
So get to voting below!
View the PDF version of the brackets here: Prince Songs Bracket PDF
#PrinceArmy!!!! It's March Madness and even PodcastJuice is getting into the spirit as we've created the Super Purple Prince Song Tournament. Over the next two weeks, we'll put a new round of brackets to vote on until we crown the one true Super Purple Prince song.
We've broken the songs into four regions (a la NCAA March Madness tourney): Lake Minnetonka with #1 seed 'Purple Rain', Paisley Park Region with it's #1 seed 'When Doves Cry', Calhoun Square Region topped by 'Adore', and lastly the Graffiti Bridge Region led by #1 seed 'Little Red Corvette'.
We included songs by Prince as well as Prince associated acts, and carefully selected by the PodcastJuice committee have seeded them based on strength of song, impact, and (where applicable) Billboard charting history.
So get to voting below.
View the PDF version of the brackets here: Prince-Ultimate-Brackets-2 (1)
Which song should advance in the Prince Tourney?
In 1982 Prince released 3 albums that would signal the start of his rise to super stardom, Vanity 6, The Time's What Time Is It, and the double album 1999. Discussion about Nasty Girl, 7779311 and 1999 heating up the charts, and a tour where the opening act was starting to upstage the headliner. Also we talk about our favorite non-Prince concert experiences, Prince coming to Arsenio Hall and Prince "sacking" his bass player.