I've completed the second chapter of the book, which means that I am currently working on the 1980-1984 section. In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that I'm having fun revisiting Prince albums. Now, I'm about to give Dirty Mind (1980) another listen. After releasing For You (1978) and Prince (1979), he definitely upped the ante in terms of explicit content. So, Dirty Mind can't possibly fit in Prince's spiritual journey, right? You'd be surprised...
Just a few weeks ago, I was talking about the rejection I'd experienced regarding interviews, and now I've talked to two important people in the Prince world: Chris Moon, who taught Prince how to use studio equipment, and Jill Jones, Prince's ex-girlfriend and background vocalist for several years in the 1980s. I had an amazing time talking to them, and I will share more from these interviews in the next couple weeks.
What are your favorite tracks from Dirty Mind?