*builds a shrine to our funniest James Bond, Timothy Dalton*
When Prince released "Batman" it was a truly uncertain moment in the genius career of an icon after the commercial disaster of Lovesexy. When you consider how Prince approached the rest of his musical career it would be easy to write off his attempts to mesh his style with that of the Dark Knight, but the beauty of the Batman soundtrack is that Prince might not even know who Batman is or was. He makes his own Gotham and his…
I bet Ringo Starr loves the shit out of this. He probably sat there watching the movie and nudging his friends in the side with the biggest grin on his face. "Ahhh, they LAVA each other", he says at the close of the short film.
When he arrives home later that night he begins to compose a rock opera on the love of Volcanoes because he is so touched by the great act of love between these two mountains.
Yeah if your only options are Sign O' The Times, Purple Rain and Batman you're definitely going to use Batman as a weapon, but surely you've got worse albums than Batman to toss at zombies. It's really not that bad of an album. Of course when you compare it to the gargantuan success of every other Prince release in the 80s it is going to feel slight, but it has some moments of Prince's musical genius spread throughout. Partyman is…