There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who never tire of hearing new songs from Prince’s seemingly limitless archives, and those who are wrong. If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that Eric Alper and I are firmly in the former category.
As a result, we were happy to hear today’s unearthed gem: A demo version of Do Me, Baby, released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his 1981 album Controversy. You can listen to it below, along with the version that eventually appeared on the album. I know which one I like better — which is one thing we talk about in today’s episode of Sonic Reducers. Listen in as we compare the two takes, reminisce about hearing Controversy for the first time back in the day, and explain why we should get a new Prince album every year for the foreseeable future. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.