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Jughead


from the album Diamonds And Pearls
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 1 October 1991 - Diamonds And Pearls album
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls

Diamonds And Pearls Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition

Writer(s): Prince, Kirk Johnson and Tony M. (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Jughead is the ninth track on Prince’s 13th album Diamonds And Pearls, the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

An earlier version was tracked in early September 1990, possibly on the 11th, but the track went nowhere yet, at this point. The ultimately released version was then tracked on 31 January 1991 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Kirk Johnson and Tony M. share co-writing credit as the track includes a rap from a song initially known as Money Matters by the group Split Level, which featured Tony M., Kirk Johnson and Damon Dickson. In December 1989 however, it was performed by them using the bandname M.P.L.S. in a KMOJ Holiday show as Jughead. After returning home from the Nude Tour, the three dancers performed a showcase at Glam Slam in Minneapolis; in the liner notes to the Diamonds And Pearls (Super) Deluxe Edition, Michael B. suggests that Prince was at the show and liked Jughead enough to work on it as a full band. The initial version was not included on the December 1990, configuration of Diamonds And Pearls, but the 31 January 1991 re-recording was included as the ninth track on the 1 March 1991 and 8 May 1991 configurations, where it remained for release.

The title "Jughead" is a reference to the distinctive-looking Archie Comics character Jughead Jones. In 1968, the animated cartoon The Archie Show even debuted "a brand new dance to watch and learn - The Jughead." The movements in that version emulate the character and are different than described in Prince and the New Power Generation's version, but nonetheless the track must surely have been inspired by this 1968 dance (perhaps without Prince's awareness).

Two weeks after cutting the re-recording of Jughead, a different version was recorded under the title The Last Dance (Bang Pow Zoom And The Whole Nine). It uses some of the same basic tracks and elements as Jughead, but is distinct enough to be considered a different track, rather than a straightforward remix. See The Last Dance (Bang Pow Zoom And The Whole Nine) for details of that track.

At the end of the track, a monologue written by Tony M. initially titled Mr Money Minder was added. On 18 February 1991, Prince asked his engineer Steve Noonan to add his improvised voice to this section so that it could sounds like a discussion gone wrong between a manager and an artist (a tape photographed in Prince’s vault at Paisley Park Studios lists it as Manager Segue). In December 1991, Steve Fargnoli, Prince’s former manager, sued Prince, stating that this dialogue included at the end of Jughead was about him, and broke their non-disclosure agreement. The defamation and breach-of-contract suit demanded $5 million in damages.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
September 1990 (possibly on the 11th) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
31 January 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking of new version
Early February 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs, including Rosie Gaines vocals
12 February 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs, mix to create Jughead (Extended House Party Mix)
18 February 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording of Mr. Money Minder Manager Segue
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (listed in liner notes as ‘Insatiable’)
  • Tony M. - lead rap and background vocals (credited for "lead raps and backing vox")
  • Rosie Gaines co-lead vocals (liner notes state "co-lead backing vox, Purpleaxxe™ sampler and organ")
  • Michael B. - drums
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - bass guitar (credited for "rhythm guitar and backing vox")
  • Kirk Johnson - background vocals and percussion
  • Damon Dickson - background vocals and percussion
  • Steve Noonan – manager voice

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Jughead 4:56 Diamonds And Pearls album Studio
Jughead 4:56 Diamonds And Pearls (Super) Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered 2023
X-cerpts From The Songs: Thunder, Daddy Pop, Strollin’, Jughead, Money Don’t Matter 2 Night, Push, Live 4 Love 5:04 Diamonds And Pearls single Edits Edits of each song; Jughead edit is 0:55
Jughead (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 6:52 Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition Live 11 January 1992, Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Jughead ?:?? Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection VHS/DVD

Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition blu-ray

Live See Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection video for more details
Jughead (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 6:52 Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition blu-ray Live 11 January 1992, Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Jughead T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 19 January 1991 (a.m.), Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Last Dance (Bang Pow Zoom And The Whole Nine) 5:36 Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition Studio 1991 track using some of the same basic tracks and musical elements as Jughead
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Jughead Studio September 1990 version.
Jughead Studio Original full-length version of re-tracking, with longer ending
Jughead (Extended House Party Mix) Studio Remix created in the same session as The Last Dance (Bang Pow Zoom And The Whole Nine) version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The lyrics refer to the song as ‘new dance commercial - take two’. Similarly, introductory lyrics in Horny Pony, which was originally planned for inclusion on the Diamonds And Pearls album, refer to that song as ‘new dance commercial - take one’. The songs are otherwise unrelated.

References
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