For anyone up past the nightly news the last couple of nights, you may have caught Prince on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Wednesday night was funk night, as P. pulled out “Ol’ Skool Company” from his new Linn-driven funk album MPLSound. Last night was guitar night, as we saw the man absolutely shred sh*t up on his Strat with “Dreamer” – which comes from another new one, the guitar-driven Lotusflow3r.
We still have tonight, and if playing one song off of each new album is his M.O., then tonight we’ll see his new lady, Bria Valente. Her new album, Elixer, has been panned in every review I’ve read – sort of like an album full of safe, cheesy Pussycat Dolls ballads. BUT, I haven’t heard it, so I can’t judge quite yet. Look for my take on the new releases in next week’s Ick’s Pick.
If you want the new albums now, and if you’re ready to part with $77, you can head over to Lotusflow3r.com and pay your money down right now. Or, you can be like me and wait til Sunday, when the three albums are released at Target for $11.98.
The Leno appearances are still riding the YouTube waves as we speak. It probably won’t be long, so catch ’em while you can…
Prince – “Dreamer” – Leno, 3/26/09
Prince – “Ol’ Skool Company” – Leno, 3/25/09
Update: And here’s Friday night’s performance – the funk was flowin’…
Prince – “Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful”- Leno, 3/27/09