Holly Rock

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Holly Rock

Krush Groove
from the movie soundtrack Krush Groove
Holly Rock
single art for Holly Rock
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 30 September 1985 - Krush Groove album
Album(s): Krush Groove
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Holly Rock by Sheila E. is the sixth track (and only Prince-related track) on the movie soundtrack Krush Groove, the soundtrack album to the movie Krush Groove, and, nine months after the album's release, Holly Rock was released as the album's fifth single.

Basic tracking took place on 24 April 1985 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day after Evolsidog and four days before All My Dreams and Kiss).

Prince also uses the term "Holly Rock" in Dream Factory, which was recorded later in 1985. Hollyrock is the name used for Hollywood in the TV cartoon series The Flintstones, which may have inspired the track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
24 April 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - vocals, percussion
  • Prince - background vocals and all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Holly Rock 4:56 Krush Groove Studio
Holly Rock (Edit) 3:58 Holly Rock single Edit
Holly Rock (Extended Version) 6:35 Holly Rock single Extended version Original full-length version
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Holly Rock 4:19 Promotional release only Promo video Live promo video taken from Krush Groove movie; see Holly Rock video for details
Holly Rock 5:26 Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 VHS/laserdisc Live Live promo video taken from the full-length video Live Romance 1600
Holly Rock 3:23 Sheila E.: Live Romance 1600 VHS/laserdisc Live Edit of the above
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Holly Rock T.B.C. Live concert TV broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Dead On It 4:37 "The Black Album" album Studio Samples a line from Holly Rock; see Dead On It for details
Dream Factory 3:06 Crystal Ball album Studio Refers to "Holly Rock"; see Dream Factory for details
 
Additional Information

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References
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