Cosmetics – The Crack (12″)

From 1982 and good example of typical New Wavery from renowned record producer Richard Mazda and his band the Cosmetics. The line-up was Ebo Ross (Keyboards), Pat Davey (Bass), Richard Mazda (Guitars & Vox) and Steve Laurie (Drums)  Risque lyrics, latin percussion and funky bass (it even has a rap and backing vocals by soul legend Martha Hunt) The Extended version has some nice dub drop outs, all very Classix Nouveau in vocal delivery. B-side “Caligraphy” is a suitably weird, meandering instrumental.(It does jump about a bit!)  Rare stuff from an obscure band.

I.R.S. Records ‎– SP-70406thecrackfrontcov

A The Crack (Long Version) 5:55
B1 Caligraphy 4:37
B2 The Crack (Edited Version) 4:12

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