‘TIME TO PLAY B-SIDES”- “EROTIC CITY”- PRINCE

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“Time To Play B-Sides”- “Erotic City”- Prince. I mentioned in an earlier post in this series that the last 45 singles I bought were in the early to mid-80’s- singles by Bruce Springsteen and Prince who had the habit of putting great non-album material on as B-Sides- ‘Erotic City” which was the B-Side to the the #1 hit from Purple Rain “Let’s Go Crazy” is my favorite Prince b-side. A great song on its own. “Erotic City” would eventually find its way on an album in the early 90’s when Prince released The Hits/ The B-Sides double album. Prince was influenced to write/record “Erotic City” after seeing a Parliament/ Funkadelic show in Los Angeles in 1983. The song features Shelia E. in her recording debut with Prince. The song while not a hit received a fair amount of radio airplay.

 

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