Sex Shooter

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Sex Shooter

Apollonia6 album.jpg
from the album Apollonia 6
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:
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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.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in November 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, 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 Purple Rain movie, Prince instead began the group Apollonia 6. New lead vocals were recorded and Prince worked on the track further.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Basic tracking (Vanity 6 version)
Late 1983 - early 1984 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Additional recording and Apollonia lead vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Apollonia 6 version

Unreleased version

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

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

Sex Shooter promo

Sex Shooter (Edit) 3:00 Sex Shooter single

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

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

Blue Limousine single

Extended version a.k.a. Sex Shooter (Dance Remix)
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sex Shooter ?:?? 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.

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