Forgotten Treasure: KLYMAXX “Don’t Hide Your Love” (1982)
You could say Klymaxx was ahead of its time. The all-female band was brandishing the girl power ideology a decade before the onset of riotgrrl or the appearance of leather-clad starlets like Avril Lavigne. They released albums with titles such as “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” and “Girls Will Be Girls.”
Whether it was faux or not, they managed to have a successful career despite the cheesy raunchiness of their name. They released their first album in 1981 as a sextet and would later finish their career as a trio in the early 90s. Featured here is their 1982 hit, “Don’t Hide Your Love,” produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the same R&B songwriting duo behind the successes of Prince, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and New Edition.