1984 - September: Prince & The Revolution “Purple Rain”

Rob riffs on the sixth studio album from Prince (the first crediting the band the Revolution), “Purple Rain,” released in June 1984 and topping the charts in September 1984 (Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U / I Would Die 4U / Purple Rain). ENTERTAINMENT TRACK: Theme from the television series “Miami Vice”- Jan Hammer. STAFF PICKS: “The Bird” by Morris Day and the Time — Bruce. “If This Is It” by Huey Lewis and the News — Brian. “New Girl Now” by Honeymoon Suite — Wayne. “A Girl In Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)” by Romeo Void — Rob. INSTRUMENTAL TRACK: “Shortberry Strawcake”- Sheila E. **(NOTE: What the Riff?!? does not own the rights to any of these songs and we neither sell, nor profit from them. We share them so you can learn about them and purchase them for your own collections.)

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Every week, “WHAT THE RIFF?!?” takes a look at a ROCK AND ROLL album that debuted or peaked on the U.S. Billboard charts during a random month between 1965-1995. Four friends discuss the artists and 4 tracks from the album as it plays in the background. Then we riff on 4 “staff picks” of other artists that were also in the charts during that month and year. You’ll hear some familiar tunes as well as some deeper cuts and entertainment tracks as we share a little look into the culture and happenings of that day— having fun recalling that “old time rock and roll.” We hope to bring back memories for you — and we encourage you to find and purchase the tracks and albums from iTunes, Spotify or your other favorite music service. You’ll find each episode with a short blog on this site. Please subscribe so you don’t miss any release! We also invite you to follow us and learn more about us @whattheriffpodcast on Facebook.