C.O.D. – In The Bottle

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6535] 1983


Although pictured as a trio on some European sleeves, C.O.D. was actually the production duo of Man Parrish and Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.)…again! (Two Sisters, Rama, etc). Tired of being ripped off by record labels they created C.O.D. (Cash On Delivery) with the idea to be paid once a track was finished instead of waiting for sales. The trio pictured on some of the record sleeves are sessions singers they hired to sing vocals and not the actual group.

This electro cover version of the 1974 Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson classic was their first track for Emergency and is itself a classic of the time. It came in an Emergency company sleeve as pictured above but in Europe there were a couple of 12″ picture sleeves which I’ve included below.

Side A

In The Bottle [5:59]

Side B

In The Bottle (Instrumental) [5:42]


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