History Music / PrincesAssociates

27th Dec '15 4:28:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* HappilyMarried: Until her divorce from DavidSylvian in the early 2000s.
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* HappilyMarried: Until her divorce from DavidSylvian Music/DavidSylvian in the early 2000s.
19th Dec '15 7:48:08 AM Morgenthaler
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After this, Jones did... well, nothing really. A second album got as far as the demo stage before being cancelled. She did tour with {{Chic}} in 1996 though. She finally emerged with a new, completely Prince-less pop-rock album in 2001.
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After this, Jones did... well, nothing really. A second album got as far as the demo stage before being cancelled. She did tour with {{Chic}} Music/{{Chic}} in 1996 though. She finally emerged with a new, completely Prince-less pop-rock album in 2001.
9th Nov '15 1:48:09 PM Morgenthaler
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The two took some time off from their solo career and found a second job out of soundtracks - they've since contributed soundtracks and incidental music for various films and TV shows such as ''Film/{{Toys}}'', ''Film/DangerousMinds'', ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Series/BionicWoman'', ''CrossingJordan'', ''Something New'' and ''Nurse Jackie'', the last of which they won an Emmy for. They also took up work as session musicians, appearing either together or alone on albums by EricClapton, JoniMitchell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Penn, LizPhair, Seal, {{Music/Madonna}} and k.d. lang.
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The two took some time off from their solo career and found a second job out of soundtracks - they've since contributed soundtracks and incidental music for various films and TV shows such as ''Film/{{Toys}}'', ''Film/DangerousMinds'', ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Series/BionicWoman'', ''CrossingJordan'', ''Series/CrossingJordan'', ''Something New'' and ''Nurse Jackie'', the last of which they won an Emmy for. They also took up work as session musicians, appearing either together or alone on albums by EricClapton, JoniMitchell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Penn, LizPhair, Seal, {{Music/Madonna}} and k.d. lang.

* RearrangeTheSong: "This Is the Life" was rearranged for the ''DangerousMinds'' soundtrack.
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* RearrangeTheSong: "This Is the Life" was rearranged for the ''DangerousMinds'' ''Film/DangerousMinds'' soundtrack.
11th Oct '15 4:19:12 PM nombretomado
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As a bit of trivia, she has contributed twice to ''PhineasAndFerb'', guest starring and singing (in a duet with Dr. Doofenschmirtz) "Happy Evil Love Song" in the episode "Chez Platypus" and singing "When Will He Call Me?" in "Backyard Aquarium". Which means that she has the distinction of being [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the second artist on this list both to have had a career before Prince and to have been on a children's television show.]]
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As a bit of trivia, she has contributed twice to ''PhineasAndFerb'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', guest starring and singing (in a duet with Dr. Doofenschmirtz) "Happy Evil Love Song" in the episode "Chez Platypus" and singing "When Will He Call Me?" in "Backyard Aquarium". Which means that she has the distinction of being [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the second artist on this list both to have had a career before Prince and to have been on a children's television show.]]
10th Jul '15 5:22:33 PM nombretomado
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[[AC:{{Madonna}}]] Prince wrote and produced "Love Song" on {{Madonna}}'s album ''Like a Prayer''. He also played the guitar solos on "Act of Contrition" and "Keep It Together".[[note]]And one on "Like a Prayer", but it was removed from the album version. It's on the maxi-single though.[[/note]]
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[[AC:{{Madonna}}]] [[AC:{{Music/Madonna}}]] Prince wrote and produced "Love Song" on {{Madonna}}'s {{Music/Madonna}}'s album ''Like a Prayer''. He also played the guitar solos on "Act of Contrition" and "Keep It Together".[[note]]And one on "Like a Prayer", but it was removed from the album version. It's on the maxi-single though.[[/note]]

The two took some time off from their solo career and found a second job out of soundtracks - they've since contributed soundtracks and incidental music for various films and TV shows such as ''Film/{{Toys}}'', ''Film/DangerousMinds'', ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Series/BionicWoman'', ''CrossingJordan'', ''Something New'' and ''Nurse Jackie'', the last of which they won an Emmy for. They also took up work as session musicians, appearing either together or alone on albums by EricClapton, JoniMitchell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Penn, LizPhair, Seal, {{Madonna}} and k.d. lang.
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The two took some time off from their solo career and found a second job out of soundtracks - they've since contributed soundtracks and incidental music for various films and TV shows such as ''Film/{{Toys}}'', ''Film/DangerousMinds'', ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', ''Series/BionicWoman'', ''CrossingJordan'', ''Something New'' and ''Nurse Jackie'', the last of which they won an Emmy for. They also took up work as session musicians, appearing either together or alone on albums by EricClapton, JoniMitchell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael Penn, LizPhair, Seal, {{Madonna}} {{Music/Madonna}} and k.d. lang.
25th Apr '15 3:16:05 AM Patachou
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Chavez next played Prince's romantic interest in ''GraffitiBridge''. It was during the filming that she, LennyKravitz and Andre Betts co-wrote and recorded Madonna's famous hit "Justify My Love" - reportedly, Chavez came up with most of the lyrics and Kravitz thought sampling Music/PublicEnemy would be a nifty idea.[[note]]Judging by the success, turned out it was.[[/note]] A solo album followed, ''May 19, 1992'' (released, oddly enough, in 1991), which combined Chavez's spoken-word poetry with atmospheric backing music composed by Prince and was favourably reviewed, one critic comparing it to "an entire album of 'Justify My Love's".
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Chavez next played Prince's romantic interest in ''GraffitiBridge''. It was during the filming that she, LennyKravitz Music/LennyKravitz and Andre Betts co-wrote and recorded Madonna's famous hit "Justify My Love" - reportedly, Chavez came up with most of the lyrics and Kravitz thought sampling Music/PublicEnemy would be a nifty idea.[[note]]Judging by the success, turned out it was.[[/note]] A solo album followed, ''May 19, 1992'' (released, oddly enough, in 1991), which combined Chavez's spoken-word poetry with atmospheric backing music composed by Prince and was favourably reviewed, one critic comparing it to "an entire album of 'Justify My Love's".

[[AC:KateBush]] Prince is a fan of Kate Bush, and met her during the 1990 ''Nude Tour'', discussing a collaboration. Bush sent him the song "Why Should I Love You?", asking for backing vocals. When she received it back, Prince had not only sung but also added his own sizeable instrumental overdubs. This baffled Bush and her engineer Del Palmer, who then spent two years working on and off on it to try and "turn it back into a Kate Bush song". It eventually came out on 1993's ''The Red Shoes''.[[note]]The final version also features backing vocals from Bush's friend LennyHenry, a comedian known for his good Prince impersonation, as well as the obligatory Trio Bulgarka cameo.[[/note]]
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[[AC:KateBush]] [[AC:Music/KateBush]] Prince is a fan of Kate Music/Kat Bush, and met her during the 1990 ''Nude Tour'', discussing a collaboration. Bush sent him the song "Why Should I Love You?", asking for backing vocals. When she received it back, Prince had not only sung but also added his own sizeable instrumental overdubs. This baffled Bush and her engineer Del Palmer, who then spent two years working on and off on it to try and "turn it back into a Kate Bush song". It eventually came out on 1993's ''The Red Shoes''.[[note]]The final version also features backing vocals from Bush's friend LennyHenry, Creator/LennyHenry, a comedian known for his good Prince impersonation, as well as the obligatory Trio Bulgarka cameo.[[/note]]

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9th Mar '15 8:16:56 AM Patachou
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* InTheStyleOf: Given away right in the title of "Salt and Cherries (MC5)".
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* InTheStyleOf: Given away right in the title of "Salt and Cherries (MC5)".(Music/{{MC5}})".
10th Feb '15 6:17:34 PM madius
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* SpellingSong: "G-Spot". Each line of the two and a half verses start with "_ is for ____", spelling out "FINALLY".
9th Jan '15 11:57:07 AM madius
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As befitting an associate band, for their initial period of 1981-1985, Prince played all instruments on The Time albums and simply overdubbed their vocals. However, Prince got HoistByHisOwnPetard here as The Time ably played the same songs live and occasionally would show up Prince when opening for The Revolution to get back at him for lack of input and low payments. The band became notoriously displeased after having to also play as the backing band for Vanity 6 while live (as they were credited for those performances) during the Prince/Time/Vanity 6 "Triple Threat" Tour. Jam and Lewis were sacked after being snowed in and missing a flight to a concert and were replaced just in time for the film ''PurpleRain''. Day left the band after an argument with Prince in 1985, focusing on a solo career. The Time disbanded right then, with its remaining members being amalgamated into The Family and Jam and Lewis going on to be famous {{Record Producer}}s, mostly for their work with JanetJackson. Jerome Benton also starred as Prince's sidekick in ''Under the Cherry Moon'', and similarly managed to out-act Prince and be considered the one character reviewers liked. Jesse Johnson put out a solo album named ''Shockadelica'' in 1986, which drove Prince to write a song called "Shockadelica" since he felt an album with that cool a title needed a title song, but Johnson had neglected to write one. The band reunited in 1990, this time with almost no involvement from Prince and complete creative control. The resulting album, ''Pandemonium'', spawned their highest selling single, "Jerk Out". They also appeared on the soundtrack to ''Graffiti Bridge'', on the songs "Release It", "Shake!", "Love Machine" and "The Latest Fashion" (the last in collaboration with Prince).
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As befitting an associate band, for their initial period of 1981-1985, Prince played all instruments on The Time albums and simply overdubbed their vocals. However, Prince got HoistByHisOwnPetard here as The Time ably played the same songs live and occasionally would show up Prince when opening for The Revolution to get back at him for lack of input and low payments. payments (a live recording circulating from 1983 features Jellybean playing the complicated drum machine part from "777-9311" perfectly, and at a much faster tempo.) The band became notoriously displeased after having to also play as the backing band for Vanity 6 while live (as they were credited for those performances) during the Prince/Time/Vanity 6 "Triple Threat" Tour. Jam and Lewis were sacked by Prince after being snowed in and missing a flight to a concert and were replaced just in time for the film ''PurpleRain''. ''PurpleRain''. The replacement soured the band's relationship with Prince, and caused tension between the remaining members. Day left the band after an argument with Prince in 1985, focusing on a solo career. The Time disbanded right then, with its remaining members being amalgamated into The Family Family, and Jam and Lewis going on to be famous {{Record Producer}}s, mostly for their work with JanetJackson. Jerome Benton also starred as Prince's sidekick in ''Under the Cherry Moon'', and similarly managed to out-act Prince and be considered the one character reviewers liked. Jesse Johnson put out a solo album named ''Shockadelica'' in 1986, which drove Prince to write a song called "Shockadelica" since he felt an album with that cool a title needed a title song, but Johnson had neglected to write one. The band reunited in 1990, this time with almost no limited involvement from Prince and complete much more creative control. The resulting album, ''Pandemonium'', spawned their highest selling single, "Jerk Out". They also appeared on the soundtrack to ''Graffiti Bridge'', on the songs "Release It", "Shake!", "Love Machine" and "The Latest Fashion" (the last in collaboration with Prince).

* BlatantLies: Several early songs (notably "777-9311") include moments where Morris calls for band members by name, so that they can solo. In actuality, Prince played every note for them. Averted on 1990's "Jerk Out" and everything past it: once Morris declares, "Cut 'em, Jesse", Jesse Johnson actually solos for himself. The version of "The Bird" heard on their album ''Ice Cream Castles'' is a live cut, and is also the only time the original line-up was heard playing their own instruments.
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* BlatantLies: Several early songs (notably "777-9311") include moments where Morris calls for band members by name, so that they can solo. In actuality, Prince played every note for them. Averted on 1990's "Jerk Out" and everything on "Pandemonium" past it: once Morris declares, "Cut 'em, Jesse", Jesse Johnson actually solos for himself. The version of "The Bird" heard on their album ''Ice Cream Castles'' is a live cut, and is also the only time the original line-up was band is heard playing their own instruments.instruments. ** In an extension of this, The Time were credited with performing every note on Vanity 6's album, when it was actually all Prince again.

* CallAndResponseSong: A staple of their repetoire.
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* CallAndResponseSong: A staple of their repetoire. Live performances transformed more of their catalogue into this type of song.

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite being TheCasanova, Morris sang both a ballad about pining over a love that had moved on, and a new wave track about the end of high school on the band's first album. These topics were never revisited.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite being TheCasanova, Morris sang both a ballad about pining over a love that had moved on, and a new wave track about the end of high school school, on the band's first album. These topics were never revisited.

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite being TheCasanova, Morris sang both a ballad about pining over a love that had moved on, and a new wave track about Filler: "Dreamland" from ''Pandemonium'' is an extended dream sequence in which The Time reunite on stage. It is the end of high school first 2:30 on the band's first album. These topics were never revisited.The short skits "Yount" and "Pretty Little Women" also qualify, though "Yount" is actually kinda funny.

* StealthParody: "After Hi School", "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" and "Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody" (okay, that one's more obvious...)
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* StealthParody: "After Hi School", "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" and "Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody" (okay, that one's more obvious...)and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too".

* SpokenWordInMusic: Most of their songs eschew ending in favour of repeating the backing track and adding dialogue that may or may not be all that funny. The song "Chili Sauce" is five straight minutes of seductive dialogue, while "Wild and Loose" features two sets of dialogue at once: groupies who were happy to have met Morris in the left channel and the band in the right, culminating in Morris meeting the girls again in the center channel, unable to remember who they are. * TitleByNumber: "777-9311" was named after Dez Dickerson's phone number. He had to change it after receiving unwanted calls.
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* SpokenWordInMusic: Most Some of their songs eschew ending in favour of repeating the backing track and adding dialogue that may or may not be all that funny. The song "Chili Sauce" is five straight minutes of seductive dialogue, while "Wild and Loose" features two sets of dialogue at once: groupies who were happy to have met Morris in the left channel and the band in the right, culminating in Morris meeting the girls again in the center channel, unable to remember who they are. * TitleByNumber: "777-9311" was named after Dez Dickerson's actual phone number. He number (in-universe, the reporter in "Grace" lists it as her number.) Dickerson had to change it after receiving unwanted calls.
27th Oct '14 1:32:18 PM madius
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moving stuff to YMMV/Trivia + more bits
The group released one album, ''Vanity 6'' in 1982. Prince wrote and produced it almost completely (disguising this fact by crediting himself as "The Starr Company" and randomly assigning credits around), with Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson managing to sneak in a credit for "He's So Dull", Jesse Johnson co-writing "Bite the Beat" and Terry Lewis co-writing "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)". The album itself represented a pretty generic example of Prince's [[SignatureStyle Minneapolis sound]], with two forays into synthy PowerPop ("He's So Dull" and "Bite the Beat") and lots of exaggerated, {{Narm}}y lyrics about IntercourseWithYou sung by three women with average vocal talent. [[SexSells Needless to say, it became a hit and spawned a big hit single with "Nasty Girl"]]. Vanity 6 broke up a year later in 1983 when Vanity suddenly dropped out of the Prince camp and gave up her role in ''PurpleRain''. Undaunted, Prince replaced her with Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero and re-named them "Apollonia 6". Vanity went on to release two albums on the Motown label and dated MotleyCrue's bass player, Nikki Sixx. She also started to abuse drugs, to the point where she was hospitalized and given a kidney transplant in 1994. From that point onward, Vanity reverted to her birthname and dedicated her life to God, becoming an evangelical minister in 1998.
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The group released one album, ''Vanity 6'' in 1982. Prince wrote and produced it almost completely (disguising this fact by crediting himself as "The Starr Company" and randomly assigning credits around), around, with Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson managing to sneak in a credit for "He's So Dull", Jesse Johnson co-writing "Bite the Beat" and Terry Lewis co-writing "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)". Up)".) The album itself represented a pretty generic example of Prince's [[SignatureStyle Minneapolis sound]], with two forays into synthy PowerPop ("He's So Dull" and "Bite the Beat") and lots of exaggerated, {{Narm}}y lyrics about IntercourseWithYou sung by three women with average vocal talent. [[SexSells Needless to say, it became a hit and spawned a big hit single with "Nasty Girl"]]. Girl"]]. "He's So Dull" also appeared in ''NationalLampoonsVacation''. Vanity 6 broke up a year later in 1983 1983, when Vanity suddenly dropped out of the Prince camp and gave up her role in ''PurpleRain''. Undaunted, Prince replaced her with Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero and re-named them "Apollonia 6". Vanity went on to release two albums on the Motown label and dated MotleyCrue's bass player, Nikki Sixx. She also started to abuse drugs, to the point where she was hospitalized and given a kidney transplant in 1994. From that point onward, Vanity reverted to her birthname and dedicated her life to God, becoming an evangelical minister in 1998.

* CallAndResponseSong: "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)" * TheCameo: Prince himself plays the girl on the other end of the line in "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)". This was recorded well before he sped up his voice for female vocals (and he already proved he could pull off a falsetto), so it's more like "If a Guy Answers"[[note]]"(in a Voice That Sounds Suspiciously Like a Parody of Morris Day)"[[/note]].
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* CallAndResponseSong: "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)" Up)". * TheCameo: Prince himself plays the girl on the other end of the line in "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)". This was recorded well before he sped started speeding up his voice for female vocals (and and he already proved he could pull off a falsetto), falsetto, so it's more like like, "If a Guy Answers"[[note]]"(in a Voice That Sounds Suspiciously Like a Parody of Answers." In fact, Prince was trying to imitate Morris Day)"[[/note]].Day's voice.

* GoodBadGirl: All three members were boxed into a certain personality. Vanity became this by default..
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* GoodBadGirl: All three members were boxed into a certain personality. Vanity became this by default..default.

* GoodBadGirl: All three members were boxed into a certain personality. InsistentTerminology: In "Vibrator", Vanity became insists the titular item is a "body massager". No-one she talks to is fooled by this by default..pretense.

* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] * OneHitWonder: "Nasty Girl" was the only single (out of four) to make any dents in the charts. * PowerPop: arguably "He's So Dull" and "Bite the Beat". * SexSells
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* [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] * OneHitWonder: "Nasty Girl" was the only single (out of four) to make any dents in the charts. * Wave]] / PowerPop: arguably "He's So Dull" and "Bite the Beat". * SexSells{{Sampling}}: Prince later sampled the orgasm in "Vibrator" a few times for his band Madhouse, and for his own song "Orgasm" off the album ''Come''. Vanity is credited as "she knows" for the latter. * SexSells: Subverted, in that they didn't sell so well.

* SpokenWordInMusic: "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)", and some other tunes. ** "I don't like this groove. Try and give me somethin' I can croon to- catch my drift?" ** "That's right, there'll be no more wet dreams for Brenda. [[TooMuchInformation At least not tonight.]]"
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* SpokenWordInMusic: "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)", which was mostly a rap song; and some several other tunes. ** snippets throughout the album. ---> '''from "Nasty Girl":''' "I don't like this groove. Try and give me somethin' I can croon to- catch to? Catch my drift?" ** "That's ---> '''from "Bite the Beat":''' ""That's right, there'll be no more wet dreams for Brenda. [[TooMuchInformation At least not tonight.]]"

Apollonia played Prince's girlfriend in ''PurpleRain'' and the entire band made an appearance. An album, ''Apollonia 6'', followed in 1984 but by this point Prince lost interest in his GirlGroup, since Apollonia told him that she was OnlyInItForTheMoney. While ''Apollonia 6'' featured much better production values and backing vocals from Wendy & Lisa and Jill Jones, it suffered from even weaker material than before and even more over-the-top "explicit" lyrics that stumbled bravely into Narmland, as seen by the hilariously stupid "Sex Shooter" and the also hilariously stupid HotForStudent song "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian". You know you're in a bad position when what's most notable about your album is what songs ''didn't'' make it - reportedly, Prince had considered "Manic Monday", "17 Days", "The Glamorous Life" and his duet with Apollonia, "Take Me With U", for inclusion before coming to his senses and giving them to TheBangles, himself, Sheila E. and himself again (on the ''PurpleRain'' soundtrack) respectively. The band broke up for good a year later. Brenda managed to snag herself backing vocals on "17 Days" and release a country album in 2011 but otherwise hasn't done anything in the interim; Apollonia continued with her acting/modeling career and dropped a solo album in 1988; and Susan...er...we'll get back to you on that.
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Apollonia played Prince's girlfriend in ''PurpleRain'' and the entire band made an appearance. An album, ''Apollonia 6'', followed in 1984 but by this point Prince lost interest in his GirlGroup, since Apollonia told him that she was OnlyInItForTheMoney. While ''Apollonia 6'' featured much better production values and backing vocals from Wendy & Lisa and Jill Jones, it suffered from even weaker material than before and even more over-the-top "explicit" lyrics that stumbled bravely into Narmland, as seen by the hilariously stupid "Sex Shooter" and the also hilariously stupid HotForStudent song "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian". You know you're in a bad position when what's most notable about your album is what songs ''didn't'' make it - reportedly, Prince had considered "Manic Monday", "17 Days", "The Glamorous Life" and his duet with Apollonia, "Take Me With U", for inclusion on ''Apollonia 6'' before coming to his senses and giving he geave them to TheBangles, himself, Sheila E. and himself again (on the ''PurpleRain'' soundtrack) soundtrack), respectively. The band broke up for good a year later. Brenda managed to snag herself backing vocals on "17 Days" Days", and release a country album in 2011 2011, but otherwise hasn't done anything in the interim; Apollonia continued with her acting/modeling career and dropped a solo album in 1988; and Susan...er...we'll Susan… we'll get back to you on that.

* HotForStudent: "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian"
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* HotForStudent: "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian"Christian". * TheImmodestOrgasm: Brenda fires one off at the end of "Some Kind of Lover". She's whispers, "I'm embarrassed", directly afterward.

* OneHitWonder: "Sex Shooter".

* OneHitWonder: "Sex Shooter".** "Ooh She She Wa Wa" opens with a lengthy spoken word section. "Some Kind of Lover" also includes some as well.

* SpokenWordInMusic: Most of their songs eschew ending in favour of repeating the backing track and adding dialogue that may or may not be all that funny. The song "Chili Sauce" is five straight minutes of seductive dialogue, while "Wild and Loose" features two sets of dialogue at once: groupies who were happy to have met Morris in the left channel and the band in the right, culminating in Morris meeting the girls in the center channel.
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* SpokenWordInMusic: Most of their songs eschew ending in favour of repeating the backing track and adding dialogue that may or may not be all that funny. The song "Chili Sauce" is five straight minutes of seductive dialogue, while "Wild and Loose" features two sets of dialogue at once: groupies who were happy to have met Morris in the left channel and the band in the right, culminating in Morris meeting the girls again in the center channel.channel, unable to remember who they are.

The resulting album contained a mishmash of high-energy funk ("Mutiny"), soul ballads ("Desire"), jazz instrumentals ("Susannah's Pajamas" - this title should not be surprising if you've made it so far down the page...) and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] ("The Screams of Passion"). However, it did contain a small song called "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was CoveredUp and turned into a massive hit single by Sinéad O'Connor in 1990.
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The resulting album contained a mishmash of high-energy funk ("Mutiny"), soul ballads ("Desire"), jazz instrumentals ("Susannah's Pajamas" - this title title, named after Wendy's sister, whom Prince was dating at the time, should not be surprising if you've made it so this far down the page...) and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] ("The Screams of Passion"). However, it did contain a small song called "Nothing Compares 2 U", which was CoveredUp and turned into a massive hit single by Sinéad O'Connor in 1990.

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* {{Instrumentals}}{{Instrumentals}}: Notable as the first associate band to feature them on an album.

* OldShame * PissTakeRap: You're reading this correctly. Ms. Electra herself raps for the full duration of the album. And it is ''awful''.
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* OldShame MoodWhiplash: The entire album focuses on Carmen's hot body and [[InformedAbility "impressive" rhyming skills]], until a news report on the Exxon Valdez oil spill is heard. The last song suddenly turns into an Earth awareness campaign. * PissTakeRap: You're reading this correctly. Ms. Electra herself raps for the full duration of the album. And it is ''awful''.

While Sheila did attract attention for her vocals on "Erotic City", she quickly proved she was not another Vanity: while Prince did produce her first two solo albums, she got some co-writing credits and added her drumming all over the place. Most notably, Sheila at first broke from the very explicit "personas" that had been assumed by Prince's previous {{Girl Group}}s: her lyrics were decidedly PG-rated, dealing with love (not IntercourseWithYou, at least not yet) and sung in a pleasant, girl-next-door voice. In fact, many of the funk-pop songs existed solely for the sake of lots and lots of percussion solos. Nobody seemed to mind though. These two albums, ''The Glamorous Life'' and ''Romance 1600'', were well-received and spawned two ''[[EpicRocking really long]]'' hits, the super-catchy ditty about how materialism's, like, superficial, man, "The Glamorous Life" (9 minutes) and a duet with Prince entitled "A Love Bizarre" (12 minutes!). Prince was noticeably less involved with ''Sheila E.'', letting David Z. produce the album and writing only a few songs.
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While Sheila did attract attention for her vocals on "Erotic City", she quickly proved she was not another Vanity: while Prince did produce her first two solo albums, she got some co-writing credits and added her drumming all over the place. Most notably, Sheila at first broke from the very explicit "personas" that had been assumed by Prince's previous {{Girl Group}}s: her lyrics were decidedly PG-rated, dealing with love (not IntercourseWithYou, at least not yet) and sung in a pleasant, girl-next-door voice. In fact, many of the funk-pop songs existed solely for the sake of lots and lots of percussion solos. Nobody seemed to mind though. These two albums, ''The Glamorous Life'' and ''Romance 1600'', were well-received and spawned two ''[[EpicRocking really long]]'' hits, the super-catchy ditty about how materialism's, like, superficial, man, "The Glamorous Life" (9 minutes) and a duet with Prince entitled "A Love Bizarre" (12 minutes!). Prince was noticeably less involved with the self-titled ''Sheila E.'', letting David Z. produce the album and writing only a few songs.

* {{Foil}}: She played this role in the All-Starr Band concerts, especially during the solos where Ringo would comically fail to keep up with her.
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* {{Foil}}: She played this role in the Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band concerts, especially during the solos where Ringo would comically fail to keep up with her.

* HappilyMarried * SpokenWordInMusic
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* HappilyMarried HappilyMarried: Until her divorce from DavidSylvian in the early 2000s. * SpokenWordInMusicSpokenWordInMusic: Her albums are essentially poems with a backing track. She sometimes employs a chorus that she does sing, however.

Mayte first joined Prince's [[strike:harem]] entourage in 1990 as a dancer, later graduating to occasionally contributing vocals in GratuitousSpanish. She then married Prince in 1996. They were due to become parents, but the baby died from a rare skull disease named Pfeiffer's syndrome a week after he was born. Predictably, the marriage disintegrated after this traumatic event and Prince and Mayte divorced in 2000. Mayte has since returned to dancing and choreography.
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Mayte first joined Prince's [[strike:harem]] entourage in 1990 as a dancer, later graduating to occasionally contributing vocals in GratuitousSpanish. She then married Prince in 1996. They were due to become parents, but the baby died from a rare skull disease named Pfeiffer's syndrome a week after he was born. Predictably, the The marriage disintegrated after this traumatic event and Prince and Mayte divorced in 2000. Mayte has since returned to dancing and choreography.

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!Támar provides examples of: [[AC:3RDEYEGiRL]] Prince's latest backing band, [=3RDEYEGiRL=] is a three-piece rock and blues outfit. Not much is known about them presently, but they've proven in concerts and television appearances that they are a very solid and promising band. Prince placed the call to each member between 2010 and 2012, and created the band name himself – he didn't tell the girls the name, instead letting them find out when Jimmy Fallon called them by it during a live television appearance. Unfortunately, Prince being Prince, he had to screw them out of solo success by releasing his own album ''ART OFFICIAL AGE'' on the same day as their album. Personnel: Donna Grantis - guitar Ida Nielsen - bass Hannah Ford Welton - drums Discography: * NoExportForYou * {{Vaporware}}''PLECTRUMELECTRUM'' (2014) ----

* CanonDiscontinuity * OldShame
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* CanonDiscontinuity * OldShameCanonDiscontinuity: From Prince's oeuvre. He's personally made sure of it.
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