U Gotta Shake Something

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U Gotta Shake Something

Song details
Performer: The Flesh
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

U Gotta Shake Something is an unreleased track (mostly instrumental with some chants) recorded on 30 December 1985 recorded on 30 December 1985 in a ‘Jam session that also yielded Voodoo Who, Most Strongest Whiskey and Love 2 U, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. The track is introduced by a DJ (voiced by Eric Leeds) stating “You are listening to WOOL, your alternative music station. Here’s the brand new one by The Flesh, ‘U Gotta Shake Something’”. On 22 January 1986 it was included on a proposed configuration of The Flesh album, but that project was ultimately abandoned. The track has an audience sound dubbed onto it throughout the track.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 December 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, mix
3 May 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Possible mix
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
U Gotta Shake Something Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Other than the similarity in title and the chanted phrase “you got to shake something” this track is unrelated to Shake!

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