Chili Sauce

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Chili Sauce

Icecreamcastles album.jpg
from the album Ice Cream Castle
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 9 July 1984 - Ice Cream Castle album
Album(s): Ice Cream Castle
Writer(s): Prince (as Jamie Starr, credited to Morris Day)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Morris Day and The Starr Company)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince or The Time
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Chili Sauce (originally titled Proposition 17) is the third track on The Time’s third album Ice Cream Castle.

It was written by Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr, but was credited on the album to Morris Day. It was co-produced by Morris Day and Prince under the name The Starr Company. Prince plays most instruments on the track, and appears in character as a waiter throughout the track.

Basic tracking, as an unnamed song took place on 14 April 1983 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (four days after the end of the 1999 Tour, and two days before recording If The Kid Can’t Make You Come). The next day the song was dubbed Proposition 17 (the lyrics list seventeen ways to seduce a woman), but it was renamed to Chili Sauce before being released.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
14 April 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking & overdubs (including Novi Novog viola overdubs)
15 April 1983 - 18 April 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, Mixing
Recording Personnel

  • Peggy McCreary - assistant engineer
  • Richard McKernan - assistant engineer

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Chili Sauce 5:45 Ice Cream Castle Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Proposition 17 Studio Version before overdubs and edits
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • * This track is the first to make use of the LinnDrum, the successor of the Linn LM-1 usually utilized by Prince.

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