The Cosmopolitans - "How To Keep Your Husband Happy"
Like it or not "The Stepford Wives" have returned so it's fitting that this week's song is The Cosmopolitans - "How To Keep Your Husband Happy". The Cosmopolitans (Jamie Sims & Nel Moore) started out in North Carolina as a dance troop called Cosmopolitan Dance Troop, then moved to New York City and mutated into a rock act that integrated some dance/performance mayhem. In this song from 1981 they quote lines from 60's fitness guru Debbie Drake's excellent checklist for keeping your husband happy like "Firm and graceful body", "Be interested in him and the things he does" and "Excess fat (taboo)" over guitar and drums provided by fellow Carolinian Mitch Easter. Mitch Easter also co-produced the song with Jamie for Allen Betrock's Shake Records.