December 16, 2018

Vanity 6 - Vanity 6 (1982) - Lp

Release: 1982
Genre:  Dance-pop, Funk
Format:  LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  WB 57023
Prijs:  €10,00

Vanity 6 was an American female vocal trio assembled by American musician Prince in mid–1981.

In 1981, Prince, himself a rising musical star, suggested that his three female friends—his girlfriend Susan Moonsie, Boston native Brenda Bennett, and Jamie Shoop—form a girl group that would be called "The Hookers". Prince's vision was that the three women would perform in lingerie and sing sensual songs with lyrics about sex and fantasy.

Vanity 6 is the 1982 self-titled debut and only studio album by American R&B/Pop vocal girl group Vanity 6 released on Warner Bros. Records. The group had been created by Prince as an outlet for his prolific song writing. All three women in the group (Vanity, Brenda Bennett, Susan Moonsie) shared lead and background vocals.
As was typical for Prince's side projects, he obscured his virtually complete responsibility for the production, songwriting, and instrumental performances by arbitrarily attributing the credits to other members of his musical stable or the fictional "The Starr Company". "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)" was co-written with The Time member Terry Lewis and "Bite the Beat" was co-written with Jesse Johnson.

"He's So Dull" was written by Dez Dickerson and can be heard briefly in the 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation. The "other woman" rap on the song "If a Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)" is performed by Prince in an affected voice whose resemblance to that of The Time's lead singer Morris Day has sometimes led to Day being misidentified as the performer.

As it turned out, Vanity 6's first album was also its last. In 1984, Vanity went solo, and Brenda and Susan formed the very similar Apollonia 6 with singer Apollonia.

Side A
A1. Nasty Girl (5:10)
A2. Wet Dream (4:12)
A3. Drive Me Wild (2:31)
A4. He’s So Dull (2:32)

Side B
B1. If a Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up) (5:34)
B2. Make-Up (2:40)
B3. Bite the Beat (3:12)
B4. 3 X 2 = 6 (5:24)

Vinyl:  Goed
Cover:  Goed

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