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Facts of Rick
October 16, 2013 9:02 am
Rick came up with "Super Freak" after Street Songs had already been recorded. He started playing the bass line and singing the lyrics as a joke. The band decided that they should record it and add it to the album, making it one of the greatest last minute additions of all time.  MORE
Today in History
November 6, 2013 8:30 am
"Super Freak" was sitting pretty on the top 40 this week in 1971.
Super Bowl
February 3, 2014 3:44 pm
When Bruno Mars and his band want to hype up the crowd, they do some Rick James. Watch them cover Super Freak in Las Vegas.  MORE
Quote of the Day
July 25, 2014 8:06 am
"I wanted to write a silly song. I was in the studio and everything else for the album (Street Songs) was done. I just put 'Super Freak' together really quickly. I wanted a silly song that had a bit of new wave texture to it." ...  MORE
January 1981
January 12, 2015 7:42 am
Rick was recording his album, "Street Songs", in January of 1981. Later that year, the world was introduced to "Super Freak" and hasn't been the same since. #RickJamesJanuaryJams   MORE
#FunkFact
May 11, 2015 10:51 am
"Super Freak" was used in two separate Beavis and Butthead episodes.   MORE
Quote of the Day
May 13, 2015 8:11 am
"Right then and there I had the engineer hook up a mic and started singing the story as it came to me - this story of a super freak. I never wrote down a word. Made it up on the spot. It just kinda grew out of me." - Rick James on "Superfreak"  MORE
Quote of the Day
October 9, 2015 2:02 am
"[Super Freak] was inspired by the lifestyle that I was living." - Rick James Shares His Street Smarts By Graig Seymour, October 19 2001  MORE
Superfreak
November 23, 2015 8:40 am
"Superfreak... was just a cute, catchy song. Kids liked it, freaks liked it, punks liked it, rockers liked it." - Rick James - Yardena Ara, The Ledger 1982  MORE
Superfreak
November 23, 2015 8:40 am
"Superfreak... was just a cute, catchy song. Kids liked it, freaks liked it, punks liked it, rockers liked it." - Rick James - Yardena Ara, The Ledger 1982  MORE
Quote of the Day
April 8, 2016 11:13 am
Super Freak was just "a silly song that had a bit of new wave texture to it." - Rick James, Musician Magazine, 1983  MORE
Gear Up
May 6, 2016 11:09 am
For that Super Freak in your life  MORE
Quote of the Day
May 16, 2016 11:08 am
"You smoke a joint and write a song and next thing you know you've got a check in the mail." – Rick James  MORE
Super Freak
January 9, 2017 8:02 am
"I wanted to write a silly song. I was in the studio and everything else for the album ('Street Songs') was done. I just put 'Super Freak' together really quickly. I wanted a silly song that had a bit of new wave texture to it. So I just came up with this silly little lick and expounded on it." - Rick James on writing "Super Freak."  MORE
Quote of the Day
March 8, 2017 6:33 am
"He clearly was the Super Freak he was singing about; no one, for one minute, believed it was an act." - NPR, 2015.   MORE
Dave Matthews Band
August 7, 2017 11:46 am
Rick James' musical inspiration is everywhere! Listen to Dave Matthews Band honor Rick by adding "Super Freak" to one of their live shows!  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 8, 2017 10:55 am
"[Rick James] established himself as both bandleader and personality, presenting himself as a tongue-in-cheek sex symbol." - The New York Times  MORE
Mash-up of the Day
October 6, 2017 2:11 pm
Ever wondered what Rick James' "Super Freak" and the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" would sound like mashed up into one song? Wonder no more.  MORE


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