A smoking-hot batch of 80s soul from Nona Hendryx
– and a record that really helped reinvent her sound for a whole new generation! Nona
's wisely teamed here with Bill Laswell and Material – with whom she'd worked on previous projects under their name – and Laswell's street-sensitive presence really helps give the record an edge that underscores Nona
's credibility in just the right way! A few years later, and most of these touches might sound cloying – yet here, they're handled perfectly – a great way of creating lean grooves with plenty of New York influences – with more than enough energy to catapult Hendryx
out to a global mainstream. Material bring in a surprising amount of great help for the set – a range of artists from Kashif to Laurie Anderson to Bernie Worrell, Valerie Simpson, Nile Rodgers, Sly Dunbar, and Tina Weymouth! Titles include "B Boys", "Design For Living", "Transformation", "Keep It Confidential", "Living On The Border", "Run For Cover", "Dummy Up", and "Steady Action". CD features 7 bonus tracks – including "B Boys (12" mix)", "B Boys (inst)", "B Boys (single)", "Keep It Confidential (ext club)", "Keep It Confidential (single)", "Steady Action (single)", and "Transformation (single)".