Just Another Sucker

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Just Another Sucker

Minneapolisgenius album.jpg
from the album Minneapolis Genius
Justanothersucker single.jpg
single art for Just Another Sucker
Song details
Performer: 94 East
First Released: 12 February 1986 - Minneapolis Genius album
Album(s): Minneapolis Genius

Symbolic Beginning
The Early Years
One Man Jam
94 East Featuring Prince

Writer(s): Prince and Pepé Willie
Producer(s): Pepé Willie and Tony Silvester
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Just Another Sucker is the fourth track on 94 East’s first collection of studio recordings Minneapolis Genius, and, around the time of the album’s release, Just Another Sucker was released as the album’s first single.

The track is the only one on the collection to feature writing input by Prince (co-written by Pepé Willie), and features Prince on guitar, synthesizer, keyboards and drums. A preliminary version of the song was recorded in Summer 1978 at Sound 80, Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Dance To The Music Of The World and Lovin’ Cup). As with the other tracks included on Minneapolis Genius, additional recordings and remix were done by Pepé Willie and Alvin Moody in New York in 1985. The original 1978 version remains unreleased.

In 1995, it was included as the first track on the first disc of Symbolic Beginning (re-released in 1999 as The Early Years, in 2000 as One Man Jam and in 2020 as 94 East Featuring Prince).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1978 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Basic tracking
1985 Studio information needed,
New York, NY, USA
Additional recording by Pepé Willie and Alvin Moody
Recording Personnel

Released version

  • Kristie Lazenberry - vocals
  • Marcy Ingvoldstad - vocals
  • Prince - guitar, synthesizer, keyboards and drums
  • André Cymone - bass guitar
  • Pepé Willie - additional keyboards and percussion
  • Alvin Moody - additional guitar

Unreleased version

  • Kristie Lazenberry - vocals
  • Marcy Ingvoldstad - vocals
  • Prince - guitar, synthesizer, keyboards and drums
  • André Cymone - bass guitar

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Just Another Sucker 5:21 Minneapolis Genius

Symbolic Beginning
The Early Years
One Man Jam
94 East Featuring Prince
Just Another Sucker single

Studio a.k.a. Just Another Sucker (Vocal) and Just Another Sucker (Urban/Club Version)
Just Another Sucker (Album Version) 4:20 Just Another Sucker single Edit Incorrectly credited as "album version"
Just Another Sucker (Edit) 3:57 Just Another Sucker promo single Edit Edit


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Just Another Sucker Studio Original 1978 version before overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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