The album: Prince: 1999 (Warner Bros., 1982)
This week, we are joined by Anil Dash, the tech entrepreneur and activist whose love for The Purple One is legendary. He takes us into the Heat Rocks deep dive for Prince’s 1999, the album that marked his new wave turn. All three of us share tales of our older family members being scandalized by the sexy-sexiness on the album. Mmmmmm…spicy.
More on Prince and 1999:
More on Anil Dash:
- Anil’s “I Am #Transformed” talk, which talks about Prince, technology and a history of South Asian immigration to the USA.
- His guide to listening to Prince on streaming sites.
- Anil’s Website | Twitter
- Prince: 1999 “1999”
- Prince: 1999 “Delirious”
- Prince: 1999 “D.M.S.R.”
- Michael Jackson Thriller “Thriller”
- Prince: 1999 “Little Red Corvette”
- Prince: 1999 “Lady Cab Driver”
- Prince: 1999 “Something in the Water”
- Prince: 1999 “Free”
- Prince: 1999 “All The Critics Love U in New York”
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Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
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