Martika (1991) Martika’s Kitchen NL 12″

Martika (1991) Martika's Kitchen NL 12"The Source:
Label: Columbia Records
Catalog#: 657568 8
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: NL
Released: 1991

Martika (1991) Martika's Kitchen NL 12"The A Side:
Martika’s Kitchen (7″ Edit) 4:10
Martika’s Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version) 5:07

The B Side:
Love… Thy Will Be Done (Prince Mix) 5:42
Broken Heart 4:30

Very Brief:
The second of 3 Prince-penned singles released from ‘Martika’s Kitchen’ did not fare as well as its predecessor.  The title track from the album spent only 2 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.  It did do a little better in the UK reaching #17 and in Australia getting to #29.  The highlight of this 12″ is the Prince mix of “Love… Thy Will Be Done”.  The lowlight is Tony M. rapping on the Alt. Dub Version 😉

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 1/4/92 93 93 2

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

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8 Responses to “Martika (1991) Martika’s Kitchen NL 12″”

  1. Jessica says:

    brings back some great memories!! I remember when she was on Kids Incorporated!!! Those were the days lol… Thanks Richie!

  2. woz says:


  3. DJ Calhoun says:

    Martika’s Kitchen had a moderate chart success in France too, but often went on radio airplay. I really like this song because it reminds me of the spirit of a Serge Gainsbourg song : “Les Sucettes à l’Anis” 🙂 if you read the lyrics on the first degree there is nothing wrong, but most of the sentences have a double meaning.

  4. Ernest L Sewell, IV says:

    re: Tony M: I’m not afraid to edit that turd out of music. I edited him about 98% out of Diamonds and Pearls and O(+>, and they’re 100% better records for it. I’ve edited quite a few Prince tunes here and there because of the messy fluff in them. I have a feeling I’ll be editing him out of this one, too.

    The gem here though, is Prince’s mix of “Love… Thy Will B Done”. But for me, nothing beats the NPG rock mix.

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