Tag Archives: 1999

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 21]

[…continued from last post] As the 90s dawned and all of the Classic Rock was out on CD format, the market expanded to allow the first stirrings of 80s nostalgia, and the budget compilation market exploded by the decade’s mid … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 20]

[…continued from last post] The first Dr. Robert solo album was produced by the artist and licensed to a number of labels for worldwide release in 1994. “Realms Of Gold” was a portrait of an artist coming to grips with … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 13]

  […continued from last post] After the last disc of Prince live in Detroit in November, 1982, I was wondering just how redundant the video included as the final disc in the set would be. The show recorded on video … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 12]

[…continued from last post] One of the good things about this boxed set was that it gave me a chance to experience the “1999 Tour” live on album and video. Prince had brought the tour to [sort of] Central Florida … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 11]

[…continued from last post] “No Call U” was a retro Rock and Roll song, albeit made strictly with synths and drum machine. It was an upbeat rocker not a million miles away from a “Jailhouse Rock.” One could imagine Little … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 10]

[…continued from this post] So the ante had been upped on “1999” Super Deluxe with a second disc of Vault Tracks. At first as these SDLX editions of of “Purple Rain” and then “1999” were released, I was assuming that … Continue reading

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Superdeluxe Box Of Prince’s “1999” Proves Nothing Succeeds Like Excess [part 9]

[…continued from last post] We are halfway into disc three and we’ve finally hit a track that was less than compelling. “Colleen” was an scanty instrumental vamp [the middle name of his engineer, Peggy McCreary, by the way…] that was … Continue reading

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