While U Can: Hear A Brilliantly-Funky Rarity From 'Dirty Mind'-Era Prince
You know, there really are days when the internets seem to be with us. Take for instance, this very moment, when a very rare outtake surfaces from the Pentagon-level vault of Prince. The track — apparently titled, “Thrill You Or Kill You” — is a particularly puzzling case, however. It seems to have been uploaded three weeks back bearing Dirty Mind-era tags and what appears to be Andre Cymone singing lead. But the towering funk of this rarity feels more at home on pre-For You tapes along with “Work It Out.”
Speaking of For You, last week it was announced that the Minnesotan music maven’s debut album would be reissued on wax for the first time in nearly 30-years, commencing what some are calling a reissue campaign that could see much of his early catalogue revamped and redistributed accordingly. So, are we about to see a new age of permissiveness from Prince? It’s kinda hard to tell at the moment, but you certainly won’t see of hear any discontent on our end. Get a taste of some early Prince funk while you still can below and keep your eyes on us for more sounds and sights from The Purple One.