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Indeep: Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life (Sound of New York SNY 1201)

Mitchell Cohen, High Fidelity, September 1982

THE IDEA behind Indeep is that in matters sexual, women have all the leverage. "You'd be a fool for a kiss," Rose Marie Ramsey says on 'Lipstick Politics', restating the ancient (and irrefutable) adage that if bedroom privileges were withdrawn, the world would come to a halt. And on 'When Boys Talk', Reggi Magloire takes the sting out of her boyfriend's indiscreet bragging by threatening to tell his pals that he wasn't all that good. The irony is that behind Indeep is a man, Michael Cleveland, coproducer, composer, rapper, arranger, instrumentalist, who creates these musical morality plays for the two females to act out.

Total word count of piece: 485

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