Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: KLYMAXX “Don’t Hide Your Love” (1982)

Soul Soul & Funk

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.

Christine Schatz

Christine Schatz

Christine Schatz grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UC San Diego, where she ran a radio show called "Sweet Beat Therapy." As a former club DJ, she now channels her music obsession through her blog, The Loop. Likes include cooking, photography, film, and cities with minimal traffic.