Six And 1/2

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Six And ½

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single art for 6
Song details
Performer: Madhouse
First Released: 14 January 1987 - 6 single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Eric Leeds (credited to Madhouse)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince or Madhouse
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Six And ½ is the b-side of Madhouse's single 6, the first and only single from their first album 8. Six And ½ was written by Eric Leeds (credited to Madhouse) and produced by Prince (also credited to Madhouse).

Basic tracking took place on 8 October 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California during post-production work for the album 8 (the day after disbanding The Revolution and recording Telepathy, the same day as Nine (a different track than the one included on Madhouse's second album 16), and three days before Violet Blue); it is likely that the title was assigned only after the track was assigned as the b-side for the single 6. Other than the similarity in numbering and in music style, Six And ½ is not related musically to the single b-side Six.

The track is notable for being the only Madhouse track to include trumpet from Atlanta Bliss, and the only Madhouse track to be written entirely by Eric Leeds.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 October 1986 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet
  • Dr. Fink - credited for keyboards, but does not appear
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - credited for bass guitar, but does not appear
  • John Lewis - credited for drums, but does not appear

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Six And ½ 2:36 6 single Edit

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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