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Little Red Corvette by Prince & the noituloveR

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As the album reached the streets, Warner didn’t feel the need for a second single until February 1983, when LITTLE RED CORVETTE hit radio like a bullet. - Allan Leeds

Little Red Corvette
Baby, U're much 2 fast (Yes U are)
Little Red Corvette
U need 2 find a love that's gonna last

Jamie Starr & The Starr ★ Company

Released October 27, 1982

Side one
1999- 6:15
Little Red Corvette – 5:03
Delirious – 4:00

Warner Bros. Records, Minneapolis and sex. What do these three items have in common? by Ken Tucker

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"Prince wrote the clever song while nodding off in Lisa Coleman’s pink Edsel following an exhausting all-night recording session. The lyrics came to him in pieces as he’d jot something to memory in between catnaps. Given the opening line – I guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn’t last – you almost want to put him to sleep again just to see what else he’d come up with. Reaching No. 6 on the pop charts, LITTLE RED CORVETTE was easily his biggest hit to date – in fact, his first significant run on pop radio since I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER."


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Initial tracking for Little Red Corvette took place at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio,

Chanhassen, MN, USA, on 7 August, 1982

(on the same day as 1999 and Mia Bocca),

as one of the final tracks recorded for the album. -PrinceVault

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Jamie Starr & The Starr ★ Company

Lisa Coleman (Vocals/Keys)

Dez Dickerson (Vocals/guitar)

Released February 9, 1983

Recorded Sunset Sound, 1982

Little Red Corvette

I guess I should've known by the way U parked your car sideways
That it wouldn't last
See, U're the kinda person that believes in makin' out once
Love 'em and leave 'em fast
I guess I must be dumb cuz U had a pocket full of horses
Trojan and some of them used
But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right
And U say - "What have I got 2 lose?"

And honey, I say Little Red Corvette
Baby, U're much 2 fast
Little Red Corvette
U need a love that's gonna last

I guess I should've closed my eyes when U drove me 2 the place
Where your horses run free
Cuz I felt a little ill when I saw all the pictures
Of the jockeys that were there before me
Believe it or not, I started 2 worry
I wondered if I had enough class
But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right
And U say - "Baby, have U got enough gas?"
Oh yeah!

Little Red Corvette
Baby, U're much 2 fast (Yes U are)
Little Red Corvette
U need 2 find a love that's gonna last

A body like yours oughta be in jail
Cuz it's on the verge of bein' obscene
Move over, baby, gimme the keys
I'm gonna try 2 tame your little red love machine

Little Red Corvette
Baby, U're much 2 fast
Little Red Corvette
Need 2 find a love that's gonna last, hey hey

Little Red Corvette
Honey, U got 2 slow down (Got 2 slow down)
Little Red Corvette
Cuz if U don't, U're gonna run your little red corvette right in the ground
(Little Red Corvette)
Right down 2 the ground (Honey, U got 2 slow down)
U, U, U got 2 slow down
(Little Red Corvette)
U're movin' much 2 fast, 2 fast
Need 2 find a love that's gonna last!

Girl, U got an ass like I never seen, ow!
And the ride...
I say the ride is so smooth, U must be a limousine

Ow!
Baby, U're much 2 fast
Little Red Corvette
U need a love, U need a love that's, uh, that's gonna last
(Little Red Corvette)
Babe, U got 2 slow down (U got 2 slow down)
Little Red Corvette
Cuz if U don't, cuz if U don't
U're gonna run your body right into the ground (Right into the ground)
Right into the ground (Right into the ground)
Right into the ground (Right into the ground)

Little Red Corvette, oh

© 1982 Controversy Music - ASCAP

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New Musical Express
November 20, 1982

Flasher in the Pan

DEAR Mixed-Up of Minnesota.

Well - don't you have problems!

I also notice that you have one song, "Little Red Corvette", which implies that you want the world to know that you are a regular guy and not just a sex freak, a regular guy pace Noble, New Jersey, who always fall back on singing love songs to lumps of metal when he wants to show that he is as capable of having fun as the next guy; though falling in love with a lump of metal is a rather recherche way of having fun, I would venture, and far from normal!

I still remember your first communique, "I Wanna Be Your Lover", with som affection. You were the carnal castrati incarnate, there was a gurgling, glorious exuberance about you, all those sweet soaring runs and that nifty backcombed backchat, you were out of the closet and in your element, being just what you always wanted to be..... a girl group! But now your songs sound like an interminable string of Fame B-sides, and considering how Fame A-sides sound, that's some insult.

...Your problem, Prince, is commercial post-coital triste on a cosmic scale.

The antidote? Get thee to a nunnery, or at least to Donna Summer's songwriter. Few things are such bets chartwise as a Bible-bashing black, Born Again. Sex is no manifesto, no saviour and certainly no shock. As my colleague Confucius likes to say, "Nothing sadder than a flasher who no one notices."

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A tour begun in November of last year had grossed almost $7 million before the end of March. Prince's new double album, 1999, has sold almost 750,000 copies, with its hottest single, "Little Red Corvette," closing in on the Top Twenty on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

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eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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3.15.1983
1999 Tour
The Met Center Bloomington


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1.Make Up
2.Wet Dream
3.Drive Me Wild
4.If A Girl Answers (don't hang up)
5.Nasty Girls

The Time
1.Get It Up
2.777-9311
3.Girl
4.Wild And Loose
5.Gigolos Get Lonely Too
6.The Walk

Prince
1.Controversy
2.Let's Work
3.Do Me, Baby
4.Sexuality
5.Let's Pretend We're Married
6.Lisa's Keyboard Solo
7.With You
8.How Come U Don't Call MeAnymore?
9. Lady Cab Driver
10.Little Red Corvette
11.Dirty Mind
12.International Lover
13.1999

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Alan Leeds: 20 ALBUMS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE


Please note the topic carefully. It does NOT say “20 best albums” or even “20 favorite albums”. Thus, my list is merely a reflection of my own journey. So before casting me aside for ignoring more recent music, recognize that my age affords me a long landscape. More importantly, understand that just about every album I have embraced in the past 20 years is somehow BECAUSE of those I’ve listed. If I were younger, my list would surely include Public Enemy, The Roots, D’Angelo, Ndegeocello, J Dilla and Erykah Badu – people whose records I listen to more regularly today than many on this list. It’s also noteworthy that 10 of these albums are “live” performances. That has something to do with discovering many of these albums in the lily white environment of my homestead. As a youngster, all I could do was close my eyes and conjure up images of what it would be like to be in the night club or at the concert – places I had no access to. It also speaks to a personal quirk - I like people more than I like “things”. My only affection for technology is to how it serves people. Thus even my favorite studio recordings basically serve to arouse my curiosity as to how the music would translate to the stage and a live audience. Since there’s no real way to quantify these records, I have listed them chronologically dating from the oldest.


1) HERE’S LITTLE RICHARD (1957)
2) SATCHMO THE GREAT – Louis Armstrong (1958)
3) COUNT BASIE AT BIRDLAND (1960)
4) RAY CHARLES IN PERSON (1960)
5) THELONIUS MONK’S GREATEST HITS (1962)
6) JAZZ WORKSHOP REVISITED – CANNONBALL ADDERLEY SEXTET (1962)
7) HERBIE MANN AT THE VILLAGE GATE (1962)
8) JAMES BROWN LIVE AT THE APOLLO VOL. 1 (1962)
9) DESCARGAS VOL. 3 – THE TICO ALL STARS AT THE VILLAGE GATE (1966)
10) COLD SWEAT – JAMES BROWN (1967)
11) ..74 MILES.. AWAY-WALK TALL – CANNONBALL ADDERLEY (1968)
12) SWEETNIGHTER – WEATHER REPORT (1972)
13) SENTIDO – EDDIE PALMIERI (1973)
14) AGHARTA – MILES DAVIS (1975)
15) PARLIAMENT LIVE – P-FUNK EARTH TOUR (1977)
16) FRESH FRUIT IN FOREIGN PLACES – KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS (1981)

17) 1999 – PRINCE (1982)A confession – I was late coming to Prince. I thought he was just another falsetto slingin’ r&b dandy until a girl friend persuaded me to see the CONTROVERSY tour. Of course I was blown away – not just by his awesome skills as a singer-musician but for his stage show in which every production element was as musical as his band. 1999 became the album that convinced me that he was also a magician in the studio. The dance joints were bangin’ and what a lot of us came to refer to as his “boutique” songs were captivating. At a time when keyboard electronics were rapidly becoming cliché-ish, Prince proved how personable the new technology could become in the right hands.

18) DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES – STING (1985)
19) EYES OPEN – YOUSSOU N’DOUR (1992)
20) SHOKI SHOKI – FEMI KUTI (2000)
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On 4 April, 1983 Prince taped a performance of Little Red Corvette at KTLA Studios - Stage 6, Hollywood, CA, USA for Solid Gold TV Show. It was first aired on 14 May, 1983.

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Initial tracking for Little Red Corvette took place at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio,

Chanhassen, MN, USA, on 7 August, 1982

(on the same day as 1999 and Mia Bocca),

as one of the final tracks recorded for the album. -PrinceVault

I love that picture, he just looks like a sex salamander, he looks totally uninhibited. The single cover for Lets Pretend were married also makes use of that same photo session.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Dickerson contributed vocals to Little Red Corvette as well as the guitar

& solo for Little Red Corvette that ranked #64 on Guitar World's list of

the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

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Thank you, OF4S, I can start my day now!
Pray Daily!!!!! RIP AMY WINEHOUSE Keep Calm, Carry on
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7 LITTLE RED CORVETTE (4:55)
Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed by Prince
With Lisa and Dez: co-lead vocals
Dez: guitar solos
Recorded and Mixed in Uptown and Sunset Sound by Peggy McCreary
2nd Engineer: Don Batts

Published by Controversy Music, administered by WB Music Corp. ASCAP
From 1999

While 1999 didn’t explode up the charts, it had a healthy run and what it lacked in impact, it more than made up for with endurance. As the album reached the streets, Warner didn’t feel the need for a second single until February 1983, when LITTLE RED CORVETTE hit radio like a bullet.

Prince wrote the clever song while nodding off in Lisa Coleman’s pink Edsel following an exhausting all-night recording session. The lyrics came to him in pieces as he’d jot something to memory in between catnaps. Given the opening line – I guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn’t last – you almost want to put him to sleep again just to see what else he’d come up with. Reaching No. 6 on the pop charts, LITTLE RED CORVETTE was easily his biggest hit to date – in fact, his first significant run on pop radio since I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER.

- Alan Leeds

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anyone have a favorite live version of this song?

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anyone have a favorite live version of this song?

Purple Rain tour, the long intro was the shit!

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motherfunka said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

anyone have a favorite live version of this song?

Purple Rain tour, the long intro was the shit!

That was my choice too(Carrier Dome, Syracuse NY 3.30.1985), 4 the same reasons, and I love Lisa's piece @ 2:20 that adds some intensity I guess I should have closed my eyes when you drove me ...

4 her 1st tour Wendy nailed the guitar solo on this show, I wish this song was longer

Wendy Melvoin, Prince & the RevolutionPurple Rain tour, 1985

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Purple Rain tour, the long intro was the shit!

That was my choice too(Carrier Dome, Syracuse NY 3.30.1985)

Yep, me too. Gorgeous.

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Prince & the Revolution- Little Red Corvette Purple Rain tour

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