Wonderful Ass is an unreleased track recorded in early 1983 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track is a pop-funk track with synth lead lines, a drum machine beat and rhythm guitar. The track’s lyrics were supposedly inspired by Vanity. One section of the song is a list of verbs rhyming with “…ate”: “educate”, “tolerate”, “negotiate”, “communicate” etc. This was likely inspired by fellow Minnesota singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s song Subterranean Homesick Blues (from Bringing It All Back Home, 1965, also released as a single in 1965). It is unknown if Wonderful Ass was intended for any project at the time of recording.
Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin worked on the track further in early 1986, most likely at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA, adding vocals and other instrumentation. Again, it it not known if this song was intended for any project at the time of additional recording.
The song remains unreleased.

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