[TypicalGirls] Cosmopolitans retrospective CD just released!

mike at appelstein.com mike at appelstein.com
Wed Apr 12 13:31:32 EDT 2006

Both tracks appeared on the SHAKE TO DATE comp, but it's not as if that's been
available for, oh, the past 15 years...

I recently found the Bongos on MySpace as well.  MySpace: not just for 
hookups, despite what the news says!


uoting Evan Davies <evandavies at yahoo.com>:

> Hi,
> I mostly lurk on this list, but thought that this news would be of 
> interest to TG readers.
> List members Of A Certain Age (or with an appreciation of history) 
> may recall the female-fronted downtown NYC-via-Chapel Hill band/dance 
> troupe The Cosmopolitans. Their songs "(How To Keep Your) Husband 
> Happy" and "Wild Moose Party," released as a single on the venerable 
> Shake label in 1980, were big college radio and club hits at the time 
> but have so far been unavailable on any compilation or re-issue. 
> Well, that's no longer the case!
> Dionysus/Bacchus Archives has just released a retrospective CD, 
> called 'Wild Moose Party,' that includes those two songs plus about 8 
> more tracks that have never been released! And as if that weren't 
> enough the CD also includes a music video for "Husband Happy," 
> featuring the acting talents of Mitch Easter and Faye Hunter, 
> pre-Let's Active, intercut with some live footage from the Uncle 
> Floyd Show (which includes me "playing" drums -- more like trying to 
> avoid hitting them too hard so we could still hear the playback of 
> the record we were lipsync-ing to). The CD is available through the 
> usual online and in-person outlets; if you don't see it, ask for it!
> You can also check out the inevitable myspace page at 
> http://www.myspace.com/thecosmopolitans -- not much there yet, but 
> that will change in the coming days.
> thanks!
> Evan
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