Prince Week (1)2006-05-25 by Kevvy K
Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl
For the next week, myself and Tommy Squeaker (and anyone else should they care to join us) will be celebrating our love of all (most) things Prince related with a series of edits, covers, rarities, favourites and tracks by his proteges (like this one). Please feel free to send us anything you think should be included, or to share with us your favourite Prince moments or memories.
This was the second single for purple proteges Vanity 6, a trio which included his high-school girlfriend Susan Moonsie, his wardrobe mistress Brenda Bennett, and his then current flame Denise Matthews. Its a corker of a tune, but I am a little bit suspicious as to Prince manufacturing thier sexuality in a way that demeans women through objectification or if it makes a difference how complicit the women were in this process. He originally wanted them to be called “Hookers”, while the 6 in the group title refers to the number of breasts they had between them. Oh, and the song is all about enjoying anonymous sex on limousine floors etc etc.
Denise Matthews, renamed Vanity, was supposed to star opposite Prince in Purple Rain, but blew it off for bigger things, which included making B-Movies with Gene Simmons before finding God in the nineties and renouncing her Vanity persona.
Expect more from Prince Proteges later on in the week.
Finally, for all the Detroit-heads out there, Chantilly Bass has posted a week’s worth of classic Detroit numbers in the run up to the DEMF this weekend. Go fetch.
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