Cold Blooded

Album: Cold Blooded (1983)
Charted: 40
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  • James wrote this about his girlfriend Linda Blair, an actress who starred in the movie The Exorcist. James played all the instruments on the record.
  • Rick James was a prolific producer for Motown Records, and as a solo artist he scored on both the Pop and R&B charts. Explaining how he would look for a commercial sound, he told Musician magazine in 1983: "I think I'm a musician who writes for people as opposed to being self-indulgent. I have to like it, but it's basically for people. I concentrate on that, giving them what I think they can dance to and what I think they would appreciate in their ears."
  • This song was redone by the rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard on his album Nigga Please released in 1999. >>
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Comments: 6

  • John from Nashville, TnRick James wrote this song when he was showing Linda Blair how to write a song.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxMike from RI, that was HILARIOUS!!! hahah!!!
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaThis song and "You and I" are my favorite Rick James songs.
  • Rick from Columbus, GaRick James was distantly related to Marco Polo. One of his ancestors was a slave owner of Italian descent, Enrico Polonomari, and he claimed he was a direct decendent of Marco Polo.
  • Mike from Warwick, RiRick James and Linda Blair?? I always wondered how she could get her head to spin like that in the Exorcist - now I know....
  • Scott from Bismarck, NdRick James died Aug. 6 2004
    'I'm Rick James B***'
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