Work That Fat

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Work That Fat

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Work That Fat (or Martika Jam Groove as listed on a tape photographed in Prince’s vault) is an unreleased song recorded on 17 February 1991, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The comical song uses backing music from Martika’s Kitchen, and was recorded around the same time. Prince uses a pitched-down voice throughout the track (not dissimilar to that used on Bob George), and the narrator describes a date with a fat girl who eats everything in sight in the narrator’s apartment (similar to the Exodus album segue commonly known as the "Mashed Potato Girl" segue).

Regardless of the disastrous date, the narrator likes his women "fat ‘n’ proud, cause when they sit down they sit all around, the whole house, sidewalk and everything else." It is not known if the song was intended for his next album Diamonds And Pearls or any other project, although given the distorted vocals and the comical nature of the song, it was probably thought of as a side project of some sort, and if it had been released, it may not have received the artist credit "Prince".

Both Sonny T. and someone named Mike are called out by name during the song, although it seems to be a sole Prince recording.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
17 February 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Work That Fat Studio Recorded early 1991 (assumed)

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although sometimes assumed it is unlikely the 'Mike' on guitar' is in reference to Mike Scott, He would not go on to join SymbolSmallerBlue.png’s band, until years later.

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