Six And ½ is the b-side of Madhouse's single 6, the first and only single from their first album 8. Six And ½ was written by Eric Leeds (credited to Madhouse) and produced by Prince (also credited to Madhouse).
Basic tracking took place on 8 October 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California during post-production work for the album 8 (the day after disbanding The Revolution and recording Telepathy, the same day as Nine (a different track than the one included on Madhouse's second album 16), and three days before Violet Blue); it is likely that the title was assigned only after the track was assigned as the b-side for the single 6. Other than the similarity in numbering and in music style, Six And ½ is not related musically to the single b-side Six.
The track is notable for being the only Madhouse track to include trumpet from Atlanta Bliss, and the only Madhouse track to be written entirely by Eric Leeds.