In the big picture of North Carolina rock history, the Cosmopolitans rank as little more than a footnote. But they're a pretty great little footnote, thanks to 1980's "(How To Keep Your) Husband Happy," one of the great obscure singles of the new-wave era. And for one night, at least, the Cosmopolitans will live again at a reunion show. The word from Jamie K. Sims:
Yes, it's a miracle. Got all musicians and club and allergies to agree on a date. This is the SOUTHERN reunion -- and I'll decide if I want to deal with NYC after we do this!
It's Aug. 1 at Cat's Cradle. I asked Mitch Easter (also doing some Let's Active songs) and Don Dixon to play on the bill with us, and they are onboard. Don may be playing bass with us. So it's a real family reunion -- as they were both involved with making the first single.
Unlike Spinal Tap, who will be touring as age appropriate adults (and without wigs), we will be making complete fools of ourselves attempting to do our exact medically accurate show with original choreography and costumes! I am working on a new song that addresses some important issues of this time, hoping it will be ready by then to premier.