Because it would be un-Prince-like to release a new studio album without kicking up a little controversy first, the Artist Formerly Known As a Cool-Looking Symbol gave away copies ofPlanet Earthwith a British news tabloid weeks before its U.S. release. … see full wiki
Still I wonder: is he talking about an actual guitar, or ... ?
Apr 8, 2009
Prince still sounds like he did when he was 25, and he's still interested in the same things--namely sex, God, and music. Not because he hasn't matured, just because he knew everything he wanted and/or needed to know when he was 25. At 49, he's still brilliant as any of his peers and more exciting than most of them combined. And I'm still wondering which of his lyrics are literal and which are dirty metaphors. When he sings, "I love you baby/But not like I love my guitar," is he singing about his guitar or his ... guitar? Regardless, he makes planet Earth seem like a fun place to be. He even reminds us he can rap, if we knew that before (see "Mr. Goodnight"). Bringing back Wendy and Lisa--more evident in "Lion of Judah" than in the forepondered "Guitar"--is the final touch to ensure that "Planet Earth" sparkles.