There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool

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There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool

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Song details
Performer: Prince; Bonnie Raitt
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool is an unreleased song recorded in late spring 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was worked on further in mid-June 1981, at Hollywood Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California, and was mixed at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, on the first two days of mixing for the Controversy, 14 and 15 August 1981, indicating that it was intended for the album until the last minute.

Prince pulled out the track in 1985 for possible use by Jill Jones, but it is not known if additional instrumentation or vocals were recorded at this point.

The track was worked on further (or perhaps re-recorded) in early 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, for use by American blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt, during a short-lived collaboration between the two artists. Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 25 January 1987 (four days after recording saxophone overdubs on I Need A Man). Raitt recorded vocals for the track in April 1987, at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio with Susan Rogers overseeing. Although Prince offered four songs to Bonnie Raitt (I Need A Man, Jealous Girl, Promise To Be True and There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool), it is unclear whether this collaboration was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. The track remains unreleased, however.

Engineer Don Batts has mentioned that Steve Fargnoli loved the song, and wishes it had been released by Prince. The track is a fast rockabilly-style track, with lyrics about an unfaithful woman who crashes the narrator's car (an idea revisted in Adore), but the narrator is willing to make up with her, "because there's something I like about being your fool".


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late spring 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Mid-June 1981 Hollywood Sound Recorders,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Additional recording
14-15 August 1981 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mixing
Early January 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording or re-recording
25 January 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Eric Leeds
April 1987 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Bonnie Raitt lead vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

1981 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

1987 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone

1987 Bonnie Raitt version


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool Studio Recorded Late Spring 1981
There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool Studio After mid-June 1981, overdubs
There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool Studio After early January 1987, overdubs (or re-recording)
There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool Studio After Eric Leeds saxophone overdubs
There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool Studio After Bonnie Raitt lead vocal overdubs


 
Additional Information

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References
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