Sex Shooter

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Sex Shooter

Apollonia6 album.jpg
from the album Apollonia 6
Sexshooter single.jpg
single art for Sex Shooter
Song details
Performer: Apollonia 6
First Released: 31 August 1984 - Sex Shooter single
Album(s): Apollonia 6
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Apollonia 6)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to The Starr* Company and Apollonia 6)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Sex Shooter is the second track on Apollonia 6's first and only album Apollonia 6, and, four weeks before the album's release, Sex Shooter was releases as the album's first single. As such, the song is the first to be credited to Apollonia 6. Sex Shooter was written by Prince, but credited to Apollonia 6. The track is also featured in the movie Purple Rain, as Apollonia 6's performance in the movie.

Basic tracking took place on 30 April 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the same day as Promise To Be True, and the track was originally planned for a second album by Vanity 6. It is unclear however if Vanity cut vocals for the song on this day or at a later occasion. When Vanity decided not to participate in the Purple Rain movie and left the group and, Prince restructured the group as Apollonia 6, after casting Apollonia for the project in September or October 1983. New lead vocals were recorded by her and Prince worked on the track further in October and November.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 April 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Summer 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Brenda Bennett, Jill Jones and possibly Susan Moonsie
Mid-October 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Apollonia lead vocal overdubs, first attempt
6 November 1983 (estimate) Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Apollonia lead vocal overdubs, second attempt
22 March 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Edit for 7"
Recording Personnel

Apollonia 6 version


Unreleased version

  • Vanity - lead vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Sex Shooter 3:39 Apollonia 6

Sex Shooter promo

Studio
Sex Shooter (Edit) 3:00 Sex Shooter single

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Edit
Sex Shooter (Long Version) 6:45 Sex Shooter single

Blue Limousine single

Extended version a.k.a. Sex Shooter (Dance Remix)
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Sex Shooter 4:33 Purple Rain 20th Anniversary DVD Promo video See Sex Shooter video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Sex Shooter Studio Original Vanity 6 version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The title is a wordplay on "Six Shooter", another name for a revolver (gun) that holds six cartridges.

References
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