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100 MPH

  

 
Mazarati was one of the first acts signed to Prince's Paisley Park label, produced by Revolution member Brown Mark.  Prince originally gave them "Kiss" when he couldn't come up with an arrangement for the song, but when he heard their version, he took it back, replacing their voices with his.  It was a bitter pill for them to swallow, especially after "Kiss" became the jam of 1986.  To make amends, Prince whipped up "100 MPH" in an attempt to give them a hit single.  While it did make the top 20, it was not as memorable as "Kiss."  They left Paisley Park after one album, complaining of lack of support.  They resurfaced on Motown but I can't remember the name of the record.

Mazarati's Deepest Groove

Mazarati (Paisley Park, 1986)
Pure Minneapolis.  Unlike most artists on Paisley Park, these guys had some talent and this is a surprisingly good LP.  "I Guess It's All Over," "Strawberry Lover" and "Players Ball" are some of the best imitation Prince songs of the 80s. 

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