Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts

Cherry-picking the most underappreciated Prince songs of the Nineties and Oughts

"Endorphinmachine"

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The Gold Experience, 1995

At the end of this raging rocker, a female voice coos, "Prince esta muerte." The preceding four minutes turn that utterance into a lie, as the song kicks and bucks with the energy of Prince's serrated guitar tone. That sound, sleek yet savage, was a reminder that while grunge's rise was at odds with Prince's sensibilities, he was still actively engaged with the compressed, overdriven guitar tones of then-modern rock. Some fans retroactively lamented the heavy overdubbing that "Endorphinmachine," a later live staple, received on record, but ignore them — The Gold Experience version has a perfect amount of cowbell.

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