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A podcast covering every Prince song from 1978 to 2016. (Bonus episodes about Stevie Wonder 1971-1976) New episodes from guest hosts covering even more music.

Prince: Track by Track Darren Husted

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    • 4.4 • 44 Ratings

A podcast covering every Prince song from 1978 to 2016. (Bonus episodes about Stevie Wonder 1971-1976) New episodes from guest hosts covering even more music.

    Epilogue

    Epilogue

    Joel reflects on the project.

    • 17 min
    Trout Mask Replica: Track 28 Veteran's Day Poppy

    Trout Mask Replica: Track 28 Veteran's Day Poppy

    Musician Bret Hart joins Joel to discuss Trout Mask's finale, the mournful antiwar howl "Veteran's Day Poppy."

    • 47 min
    Trout Mask Replica: Track 27 Old Fart at Play

    Trout Mask Replica: Track 27 Old Fart at Play

    Joel and musician Brad Schumacher's eyes water in appreciation of the Captain's thoughtful preparation of "Old Fart at Play."

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    • 45 min
    Trout Mask Replica: Track 26 Steal Softly Thru Snow

    Trout Mask Replica: Track 26 Steal Softly Thru Snow

    Writer, NPR commentator, musician, and Dupliex Planet founder David Greenberger joins Joel to discuss one of Trout Mask's most melancholy tracks and his days in Men & Volts, a group that began as a Beefheart cover band before moving to original material.

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    • 57 min
    Trout Mask Replica: Track 25 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)

    Trout Mask Replica: Track 25 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)

    The drazy hoops, the drazy hoops! Joel and Jeff Economy dig into the frenetic, psychosexual disaster report that is "The Blimp."

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    • 57 min
    Trout Mask Replica: Track 24 Hobo Chang Ba

    Trout Mask Replica: Track 24 Hobo Chang Ba

    Allison Marcellus returns to the show to ride the rails with Joel and "Hobo Chang Ba."

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Devin jewell ,

Good job

Very thorough and enjoyable podcast. You’ve certainly done your research, but I find your take on a lot of things very interesting. As a British guy, you kind of miss a lot of subtext with Prince. From time to time Prince used slang, and expressions and figures of speech that were distinctly African-American. Your take on some of his lyrics and subject matter seems a little off base here and there. Guess I can’t expect you to “get” everything. Otherwise, you give very good analysis. I did notice that You mispronounce Mico Weaver’s name. It’s pronounced Mee-ko, not My-ko. Lol

Barrshouse ,

Like, it’s like, such a weird 80s kind of thing

These examinations Prince and his marionette “interchangeable protégés” seems to dismiss his groundbreaking moves. It also makes lyrics with situational irony (and easily understood situations of love trumping money) into a straight up joke. Whether this is cultural disconnect or straight up disrespect, I’m not sure. Either way, it comes off as dismissive and disrespectful. The treatment and comments of Sheila E, (especially for Glamorous Life) always shown with “a couple of snares and a cowbell” illustrates the shallow body of research done for this pod. Common knowledge-Sheila E was a percussionist first. She struggled with the idea of being seen as a sexy gimmick solo act vs being that percussionist. I don’t expect a unrealistic reverence for all things Prince, but he does deserve a fair evaluation. This isn’t it. I’d also like to know if the host lived during the 80s. I’m saying NO. 🙄

Xtalm313 ,

Whaaat?

Are you even Prince fans?? Laughing and making fun of the song and video?? First of all, the Holy River it a metaphor for Mayte being a virgin and the Holy River is what happens when a women has sex for the first time. I guess you two wouldn’t know about that 🙄

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