The System was an American synth pop duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Mic Murphy and seasoned session keyboardist David Frank. The band was founded in 1982 in New York and backed up by Paul Pesco on electric guitar and Kris Khellow – keyboards, synthesizers.
David Frank and Mic Murphy met in the early 1980s while working for the soul/funk band Kleer. Frank had gotten a break when Atlantic Records enlisted him as Kleer’s tour keyboardist. The band’s road manager was Mic Murphy, and although Murphy was obviously aware of Frank’s skills, Frank was unaware Murphy could sing.
Later in New York City, David Frank was working on a session that evolved into a track called “It’s Passion” which was to feature a pre-stardom Madonna on vocals.However, due to creative differences, Madonna bowed out. Frank then remembered Murphy and invited him work on it. The results were so impressive that Atlantic Records offered Murphy and Frank a recording deal of their own. Murphy came up with the band’s name, and within weeks “It’s Passion” was receiving massive radio airplay in New York. “It’s Passion” became both a radio and club hit in New York. The interest sparked enough interest for Mirage to give David and Mic an advance for an album.
“I Wanna Be Your Lover” was to be band’s final single from their last album “Rhythm And Romance”, Post Production and Remix by Shep Pettibone.
I Wanna Be Your Lover (12″ House Mix) 7:09
I Wanna Be Your Lover (7″ Edit) 3:46
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv-Aholic Mix) 5:00
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv House Mix) 6:36
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv A Dub Mix) 6:45
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Luv A Dub House Vocal) 3:57