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{{song|
 
{{song|
 
|song name                = Sex Shooter
 
|song name                = Sex Shooter
|album image              = [[File:Apollonia6 album.jpg|100px|link=Album: Apollonia 6]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Apollonia 6|Apollonia 6]]</small>
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|album image              = [[File:Apollonia6 album.jpg|100px|link=Album: Apollonia 6]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Apollonia 6|Apollonia 6]]</small><br> [[File:Originals.jpg|100px|border|Originals album artwork]]<br><small> from the album [[Album: Originals|Originals]]</small><br>
 
|single image              = [[File:Sexshooter single.jpg|100px|link=Single: Sex Shooter]] <br><small> single art for [[Single: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]]</small>
 
|single image              = [[File:Sexshooter single.jpg|100px|link=Single: Sex Shooter]] <br><small> single art for [[Single: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]]</small>
 
|performer                = [[Apollonia 6]]
 
|performer                = [[Apollonia 6]]
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|introduction              = '''Sex Shooter''' is the second track on [[Apollonia 6]]'s first and only album [[Album: Apollonia 6|Apollonia 6]], and, four weeks before the album's release, [[Single: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]] was releases as the album's first single. As such, the song is the first to be credited to [[Apollonia 6]]. '''Sex Shooter''' was written by [[Prince]], but credited to [[Apollonia 6]]. The track is also featured in the movie [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]], as [[Apollonia 6]]'s performance in the movie.
 
|introduction              = '''Sex Shooter''' is the second track on [[Apollonia 6]]'s first and only album [[Album: Apollonia 6|Apollonia 6]], and, four weeks before the album's release, [[Single: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]] was releases as the album's first single. As such, the song is the first to be credited to [[Apollonia 6]]. '''Sex Shooter''' was written by [[Prince]], but credited to [[Apollonia 6]]. The track is also featured in the movie [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]], as [[Apollonia 6]]'s performance in the movie.
  
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in November 1983 at [[Prince]]'s [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA, with lead vocals by [[Vanity]], and the track was originally planned for a second album by [[Vanity 6]]. When [[Vanity]] left the group and decided not to participate in the [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] movie, [[Prince]] instead began the group [[Apollonia 6]]. New lead vocals were recorded and [[Prince]] worked on the track further.
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Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April 30|30 April 1983]] at [[Prince]]'s [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the same day as [[Promise To Be True]], and the track was originally planned for a [[Album: Vanity 6 (1984)|second album]] by [[Vanity 6]]. It is unclear however if [[Vanity]] cut vocals for the song on this day or at a later occasion. When [[Vanity]] decided not to participate in the [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] movie and left the group and, [[Prince]] restructured the group as [[Apollonia 6]], after casting [[Apollonia]] for the project in September or October 1983. New lead vocals were recorded by her and [[Prince]] worked on the track further in October and November.
 
|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = November 1983
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April 30|30 April 1983]]
|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Initial tracking ([[Vanity 6]] version)
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|additional info          = Basic tracking  
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = Late 1983 - early 1984
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|date                      = Summer 1983
|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Additional recording and [[Apollonia]] lead vocal overdubs
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|additional info          = Vocal overdubs by [[Brenda Bennett]], [[Jill Jones]] and possibly [[Susan Moonsie]]
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = Mid-October 1983
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|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|additional info          = [[Apollonia]] lead vocal overdubs, first attempt
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = 6 November 1983 (estimate)
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|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|additional info          = [[Apollonia]] lead vocal overdubs, second attempt
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 22|22 March 1984]]
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
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|additional info          = Edit for 7"
 
}}
 
}}
 
|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
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*[[Apollonia]] - lead vocals
 
*[[Apollonia]] - lead vocals
 
*[[Brenda Bennett]] - background vocals
 
*[[Brenda Bennett]] - background vocals
*[[Susan Moonsie]] - background vocals
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*[[Susan Moonsie]] - background vocals (credited, but unsure of actual participation)
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
<br>
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'''Original version'''
'''Unreleased version'''
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*[[Prince]] - all instruments and vocals
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<hr>
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*[[Susan Rogers]] - engineer
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'''Vanity 6 version'''
 
*[[Vanity]] - lead vocals
 
*[[Vanity]] - lead vocals
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted
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<hr>
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*[[Don Batts]] - engineer
 
|released versions        =
 
|released versions        =
 
{{Songchart|
 
{{Songchart|
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|4= Extended version
 
|4= Extended version
 
|5= a.k.a. '''Sex Shooter (Dance Remix)'''
 
|5= a.k.a. '''Sex Shooter (Dance Remix)'''
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}}
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Sex Shooter '''
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|2= 3:06
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|3= [[Album:_Originals|Originals]]
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|4= [[Prince]] vocal version
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|5= released in 2019
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
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{{Songline|
 
{{Songline|
 
|1= '''Sex Shooter'''  
 
|1= '''Sex Shooter'''  
|2= ?:??
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|2= 4:33
 
|3= [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] 20th Anniversary DVD
 
|3= [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] 20th Anniversary DVD
 
|4= Promo video
 
|4= Promo video
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|broadcasts, streaming    =
 
|broadcasts, streaming    =
 
|sampled in                =
 
|sampled in                =
|first live appearance    = [[08_July 1988|8 July 1988, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France]] <small>(horn interpolation during [[Erotic City]])</small>
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|first live appearance    = [[08_July 1988|8 July 1988, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France]] <small>(instrumental interpolation in [[Erotic City]])</small> <br>
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* [[27 November 1988|27 November 1988: The Summit, Houston, TX, USA]] <small>(instrumental interpolation in [[Erotic City]])</small>
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Lovesexy Tour]] <small>(horn interpolation during [[Erotic City]])</small>
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Lovesexy Tour]] <small>(horn interpolation during [[Erotic City]])</small>
 
|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1988|1988]] <small>(horn interpolation during [[Erotic City]])</small>
 
|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1988|1988]] <small>(horn interpolation during [[Erotic City]])</small>
 
|trivia                    = The title is a wordplay on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_shooter "Six Shooter"], another name for a revolver (gun) that holds six cartridges.
 
|trivia                    = The title is a wordplay on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_shooter "Six Shooter"], another name for a revolver (gun) that holds six cartridges.
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Apollonia 6|Apollonia 6]] album
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Apollonia 6|Apollonia 6]] album
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*[[Album: Vanity 6 (1984)|Vanity 6]] second unreleased album
 
*[[Single: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]] single
 
*[[Single: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]] single
 
*[[Video: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]] video
 
*[[Video: Sex Shooter|Sex Shooter]] video
 
*[[Apollonia 6]]
 
*[[Apollonia 6]]
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]] ''
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|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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* ''[https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538114623/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 (Expanded Edition, paperback), Duane Tudahl (2018)]''
 
|categories                = [[Category:1984]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Recorded 1983]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1984]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Released Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Associated Artists)]][[Category:Recorded 1983]]
 
}}
 
}}

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Sex Shooter

Apollonia6 album.jpg
from the album Apollonia 6
Originals album artwork
from the album Originals
Sexshooter single.jpg
single art for Sex Shooter
Song details
Performer: Apollonia 6
First Released: 31 August 1984 - Sex Shooter single
Album(s): Apollonia 6
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Apollonia 6)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to The Starr* Company and Apollonia 6)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Sex Shooter is the second track on Apollonia 6's first and only album Apollonia 6, and, four weeks before the album's release, Sex Shooter was releases as the album's first single. As such, the song is the first to be credited to Apollonia 6. Sex Shooter was written by Prince, but credited to Apollonia 6. The track is also featured in the movie Purple Rain, as Apollonia 6's performance in the movie.

Basic tracking took place on 30 April 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the same day as Promise To Be True, and the track was originally planned for a second album by Vanity 6. It is unclear however if Vanity cut vocals for the song on this day or at a later occasion. When Vanity decided not to participate in the Purple Rain movie and left the group and, Prince restructured the group as Apollonia 6, after casting Apollonia for the project in September or October 1983. New lead vocals were recorded by her and Prince worked on the track further in October and November.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 April 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Summer 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Brenda Bennett, Jill Jones and possibly Susan Moonsie
Mid-October 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Apollonia lead vocal overdubs, first attempt
6 November 1983 (estimate) Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Apollonia lead vocal overdubs, second attempt
22 March 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Edit for 7"
Recording Personnel

Apollonia 6 version

Original version

  • Prince - all instruments and vocals

Vanity 6 version

  • Vanity - lead vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sex Shooter 3:39 Apollonia 6

Sex Shooter promo

Studio
Sex Shooter (Edit) 3:00 Sex Shooter single

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Edit
Sex Shooter (Long Version) 6:45 Sex Shooter single

Blue Limousine single

Extended version a.k.a. Sex Shooter (Dance Remix)
Sex Shooter 3:06 Originals Prince vocal version released in 2019
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sex Shooter 4:33 Purple Rain 20th Anniversary DVD Promo video See Sex Shooter video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Sex Shooter Studio Original Vanity 6 version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The title is a wordplay on "Six Shooter", another name for a revolver (gun) that holds six cartridges.

References
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