EXHIBIT A: The quirkiness is announced right from the start with a meandering keyboard flute solo and a decidedly eastern beat -
The very "easterness" seemed odd, yet cool, -
EXHIBIT B: Side one ended with a funky jam called "Tambourine" that had its strange moments -
EXHIBIT C: But none of this could even begin to compare with the deliberate weirdness of the last song on the album, "Temptation" (and this is just a little bit of it) -
That's Dave Chappelle material right there. I like that "shi-ka!!" so much, I made a separate mp3 just for the shi-ka!!.
The video for "Raspberry Beret":
2/8/07 UPDATE: I just noticed YouTube has yanked this video, I'm sure "by request" of someone associated with Prince Inc. Its enforcers no doubt scoured the video sharing website for days looking to find video of Prince's Super Bowl performance. If anyone had their Prince video tagged "Prince," it was no doubt flagged. This was not my video by the way.