While no one would ever argue that hair metal was a genre full of variety, the form did boast a handful of archetypes, the most well known of which is probably the glorious power ballad. While there are many examples to choose from, it’s impossible to shower any of these tunes exclusively with either praise or negative criticism. But somehow this mixed bag syndrome does not prevent a substantial amount of pleasure from creeping into the experience of listening to them.
“Delirious” is a song from Prince’s 1982 album, 1999. It was the album’s third single, and Prince’s second top-10 hit, reaching #8 in the U.S. during the fall of 1983. The success of the single was boosted by the runaway success of the previous single, “Little Red Corvette”, and also because DJs often played the first three album tracks in sequence, which just happened to be the order of the singles released from the album.
“Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” is composed of several unfinished song fragments that McCartney stitched together similar to the medley from the Beatles’ album Abbey Road. The song is noted for its sound effects, including the sounds of a thunderstorm, with rain, heard between the [...]
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