The Autotune discussion made me think about distorted vocals in songs generally. My thoughts turned to Bob George by Prince. It was on the Black Album and it is a strange, strange thing. I liked it but not enough to play it repeatedly. I found it uncomfortable. Listening to it 30 years later, the cuss words that I used to find “rather near” are everywhere now and I can certainly imagine this song would be 100% OK in the spoken word 2018 releases. It’s actually a great track -not a million miles away from This is America.
I think it’s Prince at his pioneering best and being ahead of the game by decades.