GAR! 172: The Prince Chronology, Part 1

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast presents a track-by-track album-by-album discussion of Prince’s career from his first album For You through to Controversy, including the self-titled Prince and Dirty Mind, as well as the debut album by The Time and the only album release from Vanity 6. We also talk about the early days of The Revolution, the tours, album art, Billboard charts, covers, radio airplay, record store memories, analog television, Andre Cymone, Ready for the World, Taylor Swift, hackers, and our new Twitter feed.

And since it’s about Prince, there’s a mature content warning on this episode, because yeah, we’re going to talk a lot about songs he wrote about vaginas. It is Prince after all.

Here’s the albums we reviewed. If you use our Amazon links, we get a small commission.

Prince, For You.

Prince, Prince.

Prince, Dirty Mind.

Prince, Controversy, pictured above.

The Time, The Time.

Vanity 6, Vanity 6. Sadly, not officially available, and ridiculously expensive, but still fun if you can find a copy.

And here’s the ad from the Courier-Post for Prince’s show at Emerald City in 1980. We mention this on the show.

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GAR! Podcast Episode 43: Slave Princess Leia on American Idol

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro and premise / Bruce Springsteen / American Idol / Harry Connick, Jr. / crazy auditions / Slave Princess Leia / back to Bruce / Born in the USA / cover songs / Prince cover songs / Battle Royale / Hulk Hogan / WWE Network / perils of pay-per-view / Comcast / Jake the Snake Roberts / Galveston / comics free / Furious and Vandroid / The Barkeep / Ultimate Cataclysm by Bendis / The Walking Dead / Camden Comic Con /


“Barbie Girl” by Aqua

“Darlington County” by Bruce Springsteen

Ben Harr on IMDb

Ben Harr on American Idol

“Born in the USA” by the Stanley Clarke Band

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Glenn’s Favorite Cover Songs at Biff Bam Pop!

“Livin’ for the City” by The Dirtbombs

Robin Renee

“Alison” by Robin Renee

“Hotel California” by the Gipsy Kings

“Billie Jean” by Los Picadientes DeCaborca

WWE Network

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Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto

The Barkeep by William Lashner

Marie Gilbert reviews “The Walking Dead” at Biff Bam Pop!

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“Badlands” by Bruce Springsteen, live in 1978

The 20 Worst “American Idol” auditions of all time

“Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen, 2000