Meeting in the Ladies Room

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Meeting in the Ladies Room
Klymaxx Meeting Ladies Room.jpg
Vinyl edition
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 1984
Recorded1984
GenrePop, R&B
LabelConstellation/MCA
ProducerJimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Stephen Shockley, Lynn Malsby, Barry DeVorzon, Joseph Conlan, Bo Watson, Vincent Calloway, Joyce "Fenderella" Irby
Klymaxx chronology
Girls Will Be Girls
(1982)
Meeting in the Ladies Room
(1984)
Klymaxx
(1986)
Singles from Klymaxx
  1. "The Men All Pause"
    Released: October 16, 1984
  2. "Meeting in the Ladies Room"
    Released: March 7, 1985
  3. "Lock and Key"
    Released: June 18, 1985
  4. "I Miss You"
    Released: November 4, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(B-) [2]

Meeting in the Ladies Room is the third studio album by Klymaxx, released in 1984. In the US, it reached No. 18 on the Billboard 200 and No. 9 on the R&B album chart. It is certified Platinum.

Klymaxx gained airplay on MTV, VH1 and BET with the release of their single "The Men All Pause" that reached No. 5 on the R&B chart, No. 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The title track reached No. 59 on the Hot 100 and No. 4 on the R&B chart. The third single, "I Miss You", reached No. 5 on the Hot 100, No. 11 on the R&B chart and No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart and was certified gold. The fourth, and final, single, "Lock and Key", reached No. 47 on the R&B chart. A young Vivica A. Fox appeared in the accompanying music video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Men All Pause" (Cooper, Irby) - 7:10
  2. "Lock and Key" (Cooper, V. Spino) - 5:37
  3. "I Miss You" (Malsby) - 5:32
  4. "Just Our Luck" (Joseph Conlon, Barry De Vorzon) - 4:27
  5. "Meeting in the Ladies Room" (Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway, Bo Watson) - 5:15
  6. "Video Kid" (Irby) - 3:42
  7. "Ask Me No Questions" (Malsby, C. Lucas) - 3:37
  8. "Love Bandit" (R. Calloway, B. Simmons, Billy C. Farlow) - 5:06
  9. "I Betcha" (Irby, Malsby) - 3:36

Singles released[edit]

  1. "The Men All Pause"
  2. "Meeting in the Ladies Room"
  3. "I Miss You"
  4. "Lock and Key"

Personnel[edit]

  • Lorena Porter Hardimon – lead vocals (2, 5-9), backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9)
  • Cheryl Cooley – guitars, backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9)
  • Robbin Grider – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9)
  • Lynn Malsby – keyboards, backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9)
  • Joyce "Fenderella" Irby – bass guitar, lead vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 9), backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9)
  • Bernadette Cooper – drums, percussion, lead vocals (1), backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9)

Additional Personnel

  • Julia Waters – backing vocals (3)
  • Maxine Waters – backing vocals (3)
  • Oren Waters – backing vocals (3)

Production

  • Stephen Shockley – producer (1)
  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – producers (2)
  • Bernadette Cooper – co-producer (2)
  • Klymaxx – producers (3, 7)
  • Lynn Malsby – co-producer (3, 7)
  • Joseph Conlan – producer (4)
  • Barry De Vorzon – producer (4)
  • Vincent Calloway – producer (5, 8)
  • Bo Watson – producer (5, 8)
  • Reggie Calloway – associate producer (5, 8)
  • Joyce "Fenderella" Irby – producer (6, 9)
  • Dick Griffey – executive producer
  • Dina Andrews – A&R coordination
  • Regina Griffey – A&R coordination
  • Brenda Patrick – A&R assistant
  • Sabrina Buchanek – engineer
  • Michael Carnevale – engineer
  • George Doering – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Frenke – engineer, mixing
  • Taavi Mote – engineer, mixing
  • Judy Clapp – assistant engineer
  • Steve MacMillan – assistant engineer
  • Steve Hodge – mixing
  • Rick Probst – mixing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Jeff Adamoff – art direction, design
  • Vartan Kurjian – art direction, design
  • Darius Anthony – photography
  • Mark Sokol – background photography
Studios
  • Recorded at Ivar Studios and Larrabee Sound Studios (Hollywood, California); Doering Studios and Studio Masters (Los Angeles, California); Creation Studios (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
  • Mixed at Larrabee Sound Studios and Soundcastle (Hollywood, California); Doering Studios (Los Angeles, California); Kendun Recorders (Burbank, California).
  • Mastered at Capitol Studios (Hollywood, California).

In popular culture[edit]

In April 2019, Saturday Night Live parodied the song in an episode hosted by Emma Stone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Meeting in the Ladies Room review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Meeting in the Ladies Room review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 10, 2011.

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