What was it back in the mid/late 80s that made people so enamoured of the nominally Scottish (actually Indian) pattern name checked by Prince for his label/studio/this post-Purple Rain single? After the Around the World In a Day Lp, I remember respected local (Columbus, Ohio) bar band legend Willie Phoenix thanking a local music writer for helping him with his “new paisley attitude” on his band’s self-released cassette. It struck me as kind of desperate even then.
Anyhoo, the quest for the complete Prince 12″ collection goes on unabated with the acquisition, again in Newquay (it really was a good day), of this and the “Mountains” single; “She’s Always In My Hair” on the flip, being one of the little one’s best bees. Interestingly (to a select few people, I’m guessing), the “Mountains” on the commercially available 12″ I picked up in Cornwall is a full 7 seconds shorter than the promo copy I already own, but it includes the actually not very good non-LP c/w instrumental “Alexa de Paris”–which the reason I picked it up.