Got myself a closet,
Got a dress to wear,
Got myself a mirror,
Place to fix my hair now, fix my hair now.
It’s so quiet, it’s so still here
In my private world
— from Private World, the Vels
As front-gal and creative leader of the Vels, an early-80’s synth-pop band from Philly, Alice DeSoto (as she called herself) and her bandmates, Charles Hanson and the late Chris Larkin, signed with Mercury/Polygram and were teamed up with producer Steve Stanley at Compass Point Studios in Nassau. Stanley, a reggae studio legend and creative force behind the Tom-Tom Club, worked with the best US and UK acts of the 80’s: Talking Heads, B-52’s, Grace Jones, Thompson Twins, Roxy Music, and David Bowie." - Culture Sonar, John Lorenz