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Plectrumelectrum album.jpg
from the album Plectrumelectrum
Pretzelbodylogic single.jpg
single art for Pretzelbodylogic
Song details
Performer: Prince and 3rdEyeGirl
First Released: 3 February 2014 - Pretzelbodylogic single
Album(s): Plectrumelectrum
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and 3rdEyeGirl)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Pretzelbodylogic is the second track on Prince’s 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl). Almost eight months earlier, however, it was released on the stand-alone single Pretzelbodylogic. A few days prior (on 28 January 2014), a 28-second audio clip was streamed on the 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account. The track was announced by Hannah Welton-Ford on her Facebook account as the first single from the PlectrumElectrum album, although Fixurlifeup had been released ten months earlier.

In October 2015, a remix of the track, titled Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded, was made available as Tidal’s streaming Purple Pick of the Week. Two months later, on 3 December 2015, Tidal opened a download store which included Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded among many other previously-streamed tracks by Prince (including Stare, Stones (by The Golden Hippie), and If Eye Could Get Ur Attention along with the updated version of the album The Chocolate Invasion).

While specific recording details are not known, it is likely that basic tracking took place in late 2013 or early 2014 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Whether intentionally or not, the song bears a striking resemblance to "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath (from their 1973 album Paranoid).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2013 - early 2014 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
30 September 2014 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Rap overdub by Kendrick Lamar for remix
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Pretzelbodylogic 3:28 Plectrumelectrum

Pretzelbodylogic single

Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded 2:49 Tidal download Remix Remix by Joshua Welton
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Pretzelbodylogic / Stratus TBC Yahoo! Live live concert stream Live 30 September 2014, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Stratus includes The Sailor’s Hornpipe interpolation
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Pretzelbodylogic Remix Remix by Joshua Welton with rap by Kendrick Lamar
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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