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Housequake - Prince

Legbamel Not-Pop

I greatly admire Prince, under certain circumstances. Generally those involve him holding a guitar. Housequake is not one of those circumstances.

With that said, the awful lyrics and cheesy loops of this song come together to make me laugh every time. Part of it is the squeezed, lemme-in-the-bathroom way he says "shut up" right at the beginning, part if the reference to green eggs and ham, and part is just how very, very dumb this song is.

It's like a perfect little portrait of Prince: outsized attitude with enough good stuff to keep you listening. Every time you're ready to toss it out the window another quip or flip of arrogance makes you pull your hand back for one more chance. Or does it not work that way for you?

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