Well, I guess not everybody knows the story but back in 1986 Prince had started a music label called "Paisley park records and had a host of acts releasing their music on there. Among them a band called Mazarati. Whom Prince really liked so he send over producer David Z. (brother of his then drummer Bobby Z.) to work with them and gifted them a couple of songs. Among those was THIS little ditty. So when Mazarati got to work on that song and pushed it into an entirely different direction, David Z. called up Prince and told him "Dude, you HAVE come down and listen to this!" Prince, recognizing a hit single when he heard one, took action, told the band he was taking the song back, put it on his upcoming "Parade" album and release it as a single. BUT, honor to those who deserve it, gave the band ALL the credit, thanked them in the liners' notes and kept most of their arrangement and vocals intact. So what did Prince do to push the song over the edge? - Removed the bass track - Got out his old Lynn Drum and replaced the drum track - Did the lead vocals in his own signature falsetto style but kept them completely dry, NO reverb at all. But the biggest change he made was the thing which truly brought the song to life. - He had Wendy Melvoin do a very funky guitar part. And just for fun, here's the very first cover version of "Kiss" done by the Dutch band Bertus Staigerpaip who made it into a song about a pair of pants with a busted zipper. Of course, this being a Prince song, the purple one himself had to asked permission for them to release it. Prince gave the go-ahead, which shows his terrific sense of humor.