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-70406
|A||The Crack (Long Version)||5:55|
|B2||The Crack (Edited Version)||4:12|