One of the great things about Prince throughout the 1980's was that he worked some of the most amazing and talented musicians and that several of them had music careers of their own. My favourites were Wendy & Lisa and Sheila E. Sheila E is without doubt one of the greatest drummers in pop and funk music. In the 1980's she had three perfect pop songs which were The Glamorous Life, The Belle of Saint Mark and A Love Bizarre.
A Love Bizarre was co-written and co-produced by Sheila E and Prince who both sing together. It was released in 1985 and featured on her Romance 1600 album. It reached number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts and was a number one hit on the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart. It also features in the movie Krush Groove and most of the music video is taken from that movie. The single version was just under four minutes long but the album version was over twelve minutes long and is just glorious funk music.
Here is the music video for A Love Bizarre.
and the full album version which also featured on the 12" release.
and a performance from the US music show Solid Gold