Drive Me Wild

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Drive Me Wild

Vanity6 album.jpg
from the album Vanity 6
Drivemewild single.jpg
single art for Drive Me Wild
Song details
Performer: Vanity 6
First Released: 11 August 1982 - Vanity 6 album
Album(s): Vanity 6
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Susan Moonsie)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to The Starr* Company and Vanity 6)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live as part of a Prince show other than on the 1999 Tour

Drive Me Wild is the third track on Vanity 6's first and only album Vanity 6, and, six weeks after the album's release, it was included as the b-side of Nasty Girl, the album's first single. In Spring 1983, Drive Me Wild was released as the album's fourth and final single.

While specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracking took place in Summer 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same time as Pizza and Jealous Girl. Make-Up, Wet Dream and I Need A Man are also thought to be from around this time).

The tracks were intended for an album by The Hookers, which was abandoned in Fall 1981, and which later evolved into Vanity 6. Vocal overdubs by Vanity and Brenda Bennett were added in Spring 1982, when the band had evolved into Vanity 6.

Prince worked on the extended version for a 12" release during the week of 7-14 January 1983 (during the same sessions as the extended version of Little Red Corvette), five months after the album had been released, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Spring 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Vanity and Brenda Bennett
13 January 1983; 14 January 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Remix & edit for 12"
Recording Personnel

Vanity 6 version



The Hookers version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Drive Me Wild 2:31 Vanity 6

Nasty Girl single

Studio
Drive Me Wild (Extended Version) 7:08 Drive Me Wild single Extended Version
Drive Me Wild 2:20 Drive Me Wild single Remix edit Edited from the Extended Version above
Drive Me Wild 2:20 Drive Me Wild 7" Promo Remix edit same as above, but in mono
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Drive Me Wild 6:06 Promotional release only Promo video See Drive Me Wild video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Drive Me Wild Studio Original The Hookers version before vocal overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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