Thursday, August 04, 2011

"Batdance," Prince (8/12/89)
Have I really been letting this poor blog sit moribund and unloved for over 2 years? Well, no more - time to bang this out and finish it up.

This is one of those records that everyone a) forgets, and b) forgets was a rather huge hit - #1 both R&B and pop! Really, at the time it was can't-miss, combining Prince and the hugely-hyped Tim Burton take on Batman. Arguably the second cut-up record to become a pop hit (M/A/R/R/S' "Pump Up The Volume" being the first), this isn't really as much a proper song as it is some beats & pieces: a drum track, a fine Prince guitar solo, a bunch of snatches of Batman film dialogue (including Jack Nicholson-as-the-joker's famous "Hell needs an enema!"), and well, not much else. It's not bad at all; it's just not much of anything. B

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