This song is ridiculous. At a mere minute and forty seconds, it’s obviously one of the more abbreviated entries in the Prince canon. While the bulk of Parade swings back and forth between the minimal and the baroque, this track sits somewhere in the middle. Abstract and basic, the Clare Fischer embellishments tie the track to the somewhat European feel of the album (his original take is a little intense).
Anyway, if I’m correct, it’s also Questlove’s favorite Prince track. Check the drum pattern interpolation (common Questo stuff – don’t front) on “Africa.”
Elsewhere in celebrity Prince fandom…I dig this, too.