bearbait just mentioned the songs that have hooked him in recent days and I figure I should mention the one song I’ve loved ever since it first came out and wish that I could force everyone I know to listen to RIGHT NOW.
It’s Jesse Johnson’s Free World.
If you don’t own this, you should. Derided for being a Prince wannabe, former Time guitarist Johnson fired back in 1985 with the best song ever about how hard it is to be . . . a Prince wannabe. The kicker is that it’s the best Prince song Prince never wrote, with a nervous, “Erotic City” inspired bass line, slap happy drum synths, and Jesse barking “Bahbahbahbad MOUTH!”
The thing to get is the seven minute version, available on Mr J’s greatest hits package.