Tick, Tick, Bang (3:31)

Cover of Graffiti Bridge

From Graffiti Bridge and 1 other release

Tick, Tick, Bang is the tenth track on Prince’s twelfth album Graffiti Bridge. The track is also featured in the movie Graffiti Bridge.

Initial tracking took place in Summer 1981 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same session as Controversy and Poppa Grooves). The track was re-recorded from scratch with mostly new lyrics in 1989 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. This updated version was included as the ninth track on a late 1989 configuration of Graffiti Bridge. It was included as the tenth track on a 1990 configuration, where it remained for the final release. A single of Tick, Tick, Bang was planned in 1990, but it was not released.

The song uses an uncredited sample of Little Miss Lover by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, (written by Jimi Hendrix), which first appeared on Axis: Bold As Love (1969).

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  • fergalmc

    Little Miss Lover.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    ...if you haven't heard the original.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • no31531

    oh please, Grafitti bridge is a good album (the film is... let's say poor quality, though I dig it) and this song is one of the best on it.

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    the original 'controversy'-era version of this shits all over the over-produced mess that is the grafitti bridge embarassment. [3]

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • positivity1999

    the original 'controversy'-era version of this shits all over the over-produced mess that is the grafitti bridge embarassment. [2]

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • HerrHerr

    over-produced? hardly.

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • chrissyp00

    the original 'controversy'-era version of this shits all over the over-produced mess that is the grafitti bridge embarassment.

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • HerrHerr

    for sure.

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • jeffreyleon

    song. rules.

    14 Feb 2009 Reply

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