Howard Johnson - "Knees"

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Am I crazy in thinking this song should've been all over radio in 1985? My theory is that the programmers heard the worst English accent ever attempted by a Floridian (Howard's no Darryl Jenks, but he shouldn't've felt the need to resort to such tricks to lure the females) and promptly frisbee'd the 12" before the first verse. Or maybe they made it all the way to "While I’m down there, what do you want me to do?" and tensed up. You'd think they would've at least given A&M and Jam & Lewis the benefit of the doubt. But they didn't, so "Knees" went absolutely nowhere, even though it's clearly dynamite. The album it's from is rather good, with one other production from Jam & Lewis, a couple from Monte Moir, a few from Vincent Brantley and Rick Timas (New Edition, Klymaxx, Detroyt), and one from Jermaine Jackson (a ballad flimsy enough to dissolve on contact). [Right-click image to download.]

Here's something new (albeit mostly old… so far).