01.30.2011

FROM THE VAULT: Vanity 6 – Drive Me Wild 12″

Vanity 6
From the Vault is a reoccurring feature where fearless DJs plunge into the depths of the station vaults to bring you the freshest stuff gone stale! In addition to a massive LP collection, we’re also sitting on hundreds of 45s eager to see the light of day. Enjoy!
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This single from 1982 was a minor hit for Vanity 6, a girl group trio formed and produced by Prince under the pseudonym Jamie Starr and the Starr ☆ Company. “Drive Me Wild” and its rockin’ B-side, “Bite The Beat,” appear on Vanity 6′s only full-length album, their self-titled debut release (pictured above). According to unconfirmed sources, Prince had been wanting to mentor a girl singer or group since the late ’70s when he saw the film A Star is Born starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. “Drive Me Wild” is everything you’d expect from a tune ghost-written by Prince, featuring sultry spoken female vocals: you’ll be stepping back and forth in no time at all. -Will Floyd

Vanity 6 – Bite The Beat
Vanity 6 – Drive Me Wild

2 comments to FROM THE VAULT: Vanity 6 – Drive Me Wild 12″

  • Tom

    Saw Vanity 6 and Morris Day open for Prince in Cincinnati in 1982. After the show, we rushed to Bogart’s to see Wilson Picket and James Brown do a midnight show. Prince was there and already seated in front of the stage with his entourage when we got there. We sat at the table next to Prince. He was totally diggin’ the show. James Brown kept saying, “Yeah Prince!” Brown did the best show I ever saw him do. Vanity 6 were not there …

  • Will F

    Awesome! wish I could’ve been there. alas, i was not yet born…

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