[TypicalGirls] Cosmopolitans retrospective CD just released!
zonefighter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 12:27:26 EDT 2006
Excellent! I just ordered a copy from CDUniverse. That single is one
of my "Desert Island Discs" can't wait to see the Uncle Floyd footage
and to hear the unreleased stuff.
My brother used to send me NYC radio tapes (after control of the
Syracuse University student radio station was taken away from the
students and I was left alt.culture-less) and I remember hearing How
To Keep Your Husband Happy on one of those for the first time and
wondering where I had heard those relationship tips before! My mom
heard me playing the single after I brought it back from one of my NYC
visits (I bought it at 99 MacDougal if I remember correctly) and put
she 2 and 2 together for me. She has that Debbie Drake LP! (I think I
swiped it from her for preservation purposes actually.)
On 4/12/06, Evan Davies <evandavies at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.
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