Martika’s Kitchen

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Martika’s Kitchen


from the album Martika’s Kitchen


from the album
Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition

single art for Martika’s Kitchen
Song details
Performer: Martika; Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
First Released: 27 August 1991 - Martika’s Kitchen album
Album(s): Martika’s Kitchen

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
I Feel The Earth Move
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika
Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition]
Twelve Inch Mixes
Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition

Writer(s): Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr. (uncredited)
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park)
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
  • This song is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.

Martika’s Kitchen is the first track on Martika’s second album Martika’s Kitchen, and, around two months after the album’s release, Martika’s Kitchen was released as the album’s second single. In 1997, the single edit was included as the fifth track on the compilation album The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know. In 1998, the album version was included as the sixth track on the compilation album I Feel The Earth Move (released in Germany only). In 2005, the single edit was included as the fifth track on the compilation album Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika.

Tracking was on 11 January 1991 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as Open Book and Spirit). In the liner notes for the expanded 2018 re-release of Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition], Martika discussed the song’s recording:"I remember sitting in Prince’s office for our first meeting. He said "Welcome to Paisley Park. I wrote this last night, knowing you were on your way" and handed me a sheet of paper with the handwritten lyrics of Martika’s Kitchen on it. The first thing I said was "Can I hear it?". He told me "It’s in my head". I was excited to have my very own, Prince-penned theme song, filled with sexy personality, and so much playfullness. I got a real kick out of the old-style, double entendre lyrics."

In February 1991, Prince reused the musical backing of Martika’s Kitchen for two entirely separate tracks, Work That Fat and Boom Box (see these songs entries for details). Prince’s version of Martika’s Kitchen was released in October 2023 as the second track of Vault Tracks part 2, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 January 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
13 January 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Mix of Prince vocal version
Early 1991 Electric Lady Studios,
New York, NY, USA (assumed)
Additional recording and Martika vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Martika version


Prince version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Martika’s Kitchen 5:08 Martika’s Kitchen

Martika’s Kitchen promo
I Feel The Earth Move

Studio
Martika’s Kitchen (Edit) 4:10 Martika’s Kitchen single

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika

Edit a.k.a 7" Edit.
Martika’s Kitchen (5.20 Version) 5:20 Martika’s Kitchen promo Extended version a.k.a. Extended Version. Additional rap by Tony M..
Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version) 5:07 Martika’s Kitchen single

Twelve Inch Mixes

Remix Remix by Bob Rosa, additional rap by Tony M..
Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. 7" Video Version) 4:58 Martika’s Kitchen promo Remix a.k.a. Remix 1 Alt. 7” Video Version. Additional rap by Tony M..
Martika’s Kitchen 5:08 Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition] Studio. Remastered album version.
Martika’s Kitchen (7" Edit) 4:12 Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition] Edit Remastered version.
Martika’s Kitchen (Extended Version) 5:24 Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition] Extended version a.k.a. 5.20 Version. Remastered version. Additional rap by Tony M..
Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version) 5:07 Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition] Remix Remix by Bob Rosa, rap by Tony M. (uncredited). Remastered version. Additional rap by Tony M..
Martika’s Kitchen (Remix 1 Alt. 7” Video Version) 5:00 Martika’s Kitchen [Reheated Edition] Remix a.k.a. Alt. 7" Video Version. Remastered version. Additional rap by Tony M..
Martika’s Kitchen 4:21 Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition Studio Prince’s original version
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Martika’s Kitchen 4:10 Promotional release only Studio Official music video
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Work That Fat Studio Contains musical backing of Martika’s Kitchen
Boom Box Studio Contains musical and vocal samples from Martika’s Kitchen
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Martika’s Kitchen (Extended Mix w/ Rap) Studio Unreleased Mix
Martika’s Kitchen (Extended Mix w/o Rap) Studio Unreleased Mix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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