Josie Cotton "He Could Be The One" Single (1982)
Details: This is a near-mint used single of Josie Cotton's 1982 release for "He Could Be The One" b/w "Systematic Ways" comes on opaque hot pink wax (Elektra Records).
Description: Convertible Music is the 1982 new wave debut album by pop-rock artist Josie Cotton, released on Elektra Records. Convertible Music contained Cotton's two more well-known songs, the minor hits "Johnny Are You Queer?" and "He Could Be the One", both of which were performed by Cotton in the 1983 movie Valley Girl as well as appeared on the film's hit soundtrack (#155, Billboard 200).
Born Josie Jones in Dallas, Texas, Cotton sang with Dallas bands and then moved to Los Angeles, California. She met Larson Paine in Hollywood, and the two began dating. Larson and his brother Bobby gave her "Johnny, Are You Queer?", previously performed by The Go-Go's, to record as a demo. After the first label to sign her folded, Bomp! Records released the song as a single.
The performance of the single attracted the attention of Elektra Records, which re-released the single and a full album, with the future Kingdom Come member Johnny B Frank on keyboards, in 1982. The Convertible Music LP has music reminiscent of the 1960s girl group tradition. Cotton made an appearance in the 1983 film Valley Girl, singing "Johnny, Are You Queer?", "He Could Be the One" and "School Is In" during the film's prom scene. In 1984, Elektra issued Cotton's follow-up album, From the Hip, which returned a minor hit with the cover of Looking Glass' "Jimmy Loves Maryann" (with guitar by Lindsey Buckingham). In 1986, Cotton appeared in a minor role as the character Silver Ring in the John McTiernan horror film Nomads opposite Adam Ant and Pierce Brosnan.
Grade: NM (Cover) / NM (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
1. He Could Be The One
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
1. Systematic Way