Kissing With Confidence

Album: Dancing For Mental Health (1983)
Charted: 17
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Songfacts®:

  • Will Powers was actually a female: rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith. She used a vocoder to sound male. "Kissing With Confidence" was her only UK hit.
  • This disco tune, which poked fun at self-help gurus, was co-written with Chic's Nile Rodgers, Steve Winwood, Carly Simon collaborator Jacob Brackman, and Todd Rundgren.
  • This featured uncredited vocals by Carly Simon. A few years before this song was recorded, Powers did an album cover for Simon so she was returning the compliment.

Comments: 1

  • Zabadak from London, EnglandLynn Goldsmith did the cover photography for Frank Zappa's "Sheik Yerbouti" LP.
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