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Skin on Skin era ~ Vanity 1986 -1988

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What's the matter with your life
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Reply #1 posted 09/25/17 6:29am

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SKIN ON SKIN

1 UNDER THE INFLUENCE

2 MANHUNT

3 ROMANTIC VOYAGE

4 CONFIDENTIAL

5 ANIMALS

6 SKIN ON SKIN

7 GUN SHY

8 OUCH

9 IN THE JUNGLE

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When we've had discussion on if Vanity 6 or the Time continued with Prince, and what would they be like in the Parade era... This picture above shows me what Vanity 6 could have looked like. And I could easily see Vanity(6) in Under the Cherry Moon

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Reply #3 posted 09/26/17 12:23pm

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SKIN ON SKIN

1 UNDER THE INFLUENCE

2 MANHUNT

3 ROMANTIC VOYAGE

4 CONFIDENTIAL

5 ANIMALS

6 SKIN ON SKIN

7 GUN SHY

8 OUCH

9 IN THE JUNGLE

Now this is what it's all about. This is my favourite album of all time. Every song is a winner. It also has the best album cover ever. I pray that Motown release this on CD. Released in 1986, the same year as Janet Jackson - Control and Madonna - True Blue. Skin On Skin deserved 2 be a bigger success.

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Reply #4 posted 09/26/17 1:49pm

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the first single "Under The Influence"

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Reply #5 posted 09/26/17 2:27pm

SoulAlive

Vanity performing "Animals" on a TV show in 1986

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Reply #6 posted 09/28/17 2:33pm

SoulAlive

Image result for vanity under the influence

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Reply #7 posted 09/28/17 2:35pm

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Image result for vanity animalsImage result for vanity animals

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Reply #8 posted 09/28/17 2:38pm

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Image result for vanity jet magazine 1986

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Reply #9 posted 09/28/17 2:41pm

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hmmm this must be fake,lol

Tracks: 1. Under the Influence (4:49) 2. Manhunt (3:59) 3. Romantic Voyage (4:40) 4. Confidential (4:16) 5. Animals (4:38) 6. Skin on Skin (4:02) 7. Gun Shy (3:32) 8. Ouch (4:08) 9. In the Jungle (5:14) 10. Under the Influence - Early Morning Mix (5:44) 11. Animals - Extended (5:25) 12. Under the Influence - Late night mix (5:44) 13. Animals - Dub Version (4:36) 14. Under the Influence - Mid-Day Mix (6:27)

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Image result for under the influence single by vanity

Some habits are too hard to break
You give in
Then you're hooked on what you take
Why don't you come close?
I need an overdose

Because you've got me
You got me
Under the influence
Of a four-letter word on my mind
You got me
Under the influence
And I'll do anything anytime

My empty nights, you fill them up
I don't know when to say I've had enough
Intoxicate me

With every kiss you've got
I know I must be

I must be under the influence
Of a four-letter word on my mind
You got me under the influence
And I'll do anything anytime

I must be under the influence
Of a love that is sweeter than wine
You got me under the influence
And my willpower's so hard to find


I must be under the influence
Of a four-letter word on my mind
You got me under the influence
And I'll do anything anytime

I must be under the influence
Of a love that gets sweeter than wine
You got me under the influence
And my willpower's so hard to find
(Repeat 1st chorus until fade)

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SoulAlive said:

hmmm this must be fake,lol

Tracks: 1. Under the Influence (4:49) 2. Manhunt (3:59) 3. Romantic Voyage (4:40) 4. Confidential (4:16) 5. Animals (4:38) 6. Skin on Skin (4:02) 7. Gun Shy (3:32) 8. Ouch (4:08) 9. In the Jungle (5:14) 10. Under the Influence - Early Morning Mix (5:44) 11. Animals - Extended (5:25) 12. Under the Influence - Late night mix (5:44) 13. Animals - Dub Version (4:36) 14. Under the Influence - Mid-Day Mix (6:27)

yeah, I saw that one before. fake but interesting

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What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #13 posted 09/29/17 4:37pm

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On the previous album 'Wild Animal',Motown allowed Vanity to have complete control and she wrote the majority of the lyrics.It flopped,though.So for 'Skin On Skin',they took more control of it: picking the songs and supervising the recording sessions.If you notice,on Skin On Skin,Vanity's vocals are better.The first single "Under The Influence" is a major improvement over "Pretty Mess" (which suffered from bad lyrics and weak vocals)
[Edited 9/29/17 16:37pm]
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Reply #14 posted 09/30/17 5:42pm

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Vanity performed "Under The Influence" and "Animals" on American Bandstand in 1986.Here is the between-song interview by Dick Clark.....

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Reply #15 posted 09/30/17 5:46pm

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Vanity performing "Under The Influence" and "Animals" on American Bandstand in 1986

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Reply #16 posted 09/30/17 5:52pm

SoulAlive

I have to be honest: "Animals" is a horrible song.Musically,it's an obvious rip-off of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy".The theme and lyrics is kinda silly.Do any of you like this song? hmmm

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I have to be honest: "Animals" is a horrible song.Musically,it's an obvious rip-off of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy".The theme and lyrics is kinda silly.Do any of you like this song? hmmm

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LOL I wouldn't say horrible...
It sound like the 50s rockabily stuff Prince did like on No Call U, Horny Toad etc and yes Let's Go Crazy... She still had the charisma to pull it off. She sure expressed the song outwardly

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Reply #18 posted 09/30/17 10:29pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

I have to be honest: "Animals" is a horrible song.Musically,it's an obvious rip-off of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy".The theme and lyrics is kinda silly.Do any of you like this song? hmmm

LOL I wouldn't say horrible...
It sound like the 50s rockabily stuff Prince did like on No Call U, Horny Toad etc and yes Let's Go Crazy... She still had the charisma to pull it off. She sure expressed the song outwardly

Prince was able to take the rockabilly sound and create some amazing,distinctive songs."Animals" sounds forced.

one interesting fact: one of the backup singers on "Animals" is Donna Delory,who became one of Madonna's backup singers a year later smile she was featured on several Madonna tours

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SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

LOL I wouldn't say horrible...
It sound like the 50s rockabily stuff Prince did like on No Call U, Horny Toad etc and yes Let's Go Crazy... She still had the charisma to pull it off. She sure expressed the song outwardly

Prince was able to take the rockabilly sound and create some amazing,distinctive songs."Animals" sounds forced.

one interesting fact: one of the backup singers on "Animals" is Donna Delory,who became one of Madonna's backup singers a year later smile she was featured on several Madonna tours

Yeah, I guess I'm mostly listening to it thru the visuals of seeing Vanity perform it lol

Yes I saw that Donna Delory was Madonna's back up singer/dancer from 1989(?)-2005

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Reply #20 posted 10/01/17 11:07pm

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Skin On Skin---full album

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Reply #21 posted 10/01/17 11:13pm

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I think that the second single should have been "Confidential".It's one of the stronger tracks and might have done well on R&B stations.

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Reply #22 posted 10/02/17 2:18pm

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in 1987,Vanity appeared in a movie called 'Deadly Illusion' with Billy Dee Williams....

Image result for vanity deadly illusion 1987Image result for vanity deadly illusion 1987

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Reply #23 posted 10/04/17 1:09am

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When we've had discussion on if Vanity 6 or the Time continued with Prince, and what would they be like in the Parade era... This picture above shows me what Vanity 6 could have looked like. And I could easily see Vanity(6) in Under the Cherry Moon

It's interesting to think of how Vanity 6 and The Time would have evolved (music and image) if they had not broken up and remained in the Prince camp throughout 1985/86/87.

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MANHUNT

Let the hunt begin!

Out in the wild

and dressed for the kill

The natives are restless tonight

stalking some prey

A savage untamed

To satisfy my appetite

Lions and tigers all run with a roar

They are not the species that I'm looking for

I'm on a manhunt

a manhunt

a manhunt

And like a cannibal

I'll track you down

I'll track you down

(I'm on a manhunt)
A manhunt
(A manhunt)
And when I catch you
We'll monkey around


[Verse Two]
Setting a trap
To the final attack
Missionary mambo in mind
Locked in a cage
For passionate play

You've got to be cruel to be kind
I just can't wait 'til I get you at home
I can hardly wait
I'll mount your trophy in my favorite room

[Chorus]
(I'm on a manhunt)
A manhunt
(A manhunt)
And like a cannibal
I'll track you down
(I'll track you down)

(I'm on a manhunt)
A manhunt
(A manhunt)
And when I catch you
We'll monkey around

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Reply #27 posted 10/08/17 12:18pm

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I think that the second single should have been "Confidential".It's one of the stronger tracks and might have done well on R&B stations.

I would have liked Romantic Voyage released as a single. It's such a pretty song that makes u feel good. It is perfectly suited 2 Vanity's voice.

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What's the matter with your life
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Reply #29 posted 10/12/17 2:05pm

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SoulAlive said:

hmmm this must be fake,lol

Tracks: 1. Under the Influence (4:49) 2. Manhunt (3:59) 3. Romantic Voyage (4:40) 4. Confidential (4:16) 5. Animals (4:38) 6. Skin on Skin (4:02) 7. Gun Shy (3:32) 8. Ouch (4:08) 9. In the Jungle (5:14) 10. Under the Influence - Early Morning Mix (5:44) 11. Animals - Extended (5:25) 12. Under the Influence - Late night mix (5:44) 13. Animals - Dub Version (4:36) 14. Under the Influence - Mid-Day Mix (6:27)

yeah, I saw that one before. fake but interesting

yep.It's a shame that both of her Motown albums are out of print.By now,they should have been reissued/remastered with bonus tracks.

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