Prince, "Screwdriver"


What is the last Prince song I heard that I liked as much as like this new one? Oh, right, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” from way back in 1995, when he was sending special glyph icons to magazine art departments so he would not have to see his name in print. It’s a rockabilly pop tune, in the vein of his early 80’s stuff like “When You Were Mine,” but looser and grungier, as if it was played by, umm, Everclear instead of, umm, the Cars. And the video takes its cues from his pal Cee-Lo. Not surprisingly, there is MYSTERY surrounding its release. “Who is 3rdeyegirl??” (The drummer in Prince’s new band, I think.)