Klymaxx is an American all-female band created and founded by drummer and singer Bernadette Cooper. Cooper after college created the all-girl band. She also created the name ‘Klymaxx’. Klymaxx’s uniqueness is due to the all-girl band’s ability to play instruments, and their sound was influential because of its comedic, women power theme. Klymaxx’s original members are (vocalist, drummer, founder) Bernadette Cooper, (vocalist) Lorena Porter (Stewart), (guitarist) Cheryl Cooley, (keyboardists ) Lynn Malsby, (keyboardists) Robbin Grider and later after the band signed to Solar records (bassist/ vocalist) Joyce Irby, was added to the band . In 1981, Klymaxx were signed to Solar Records by Dick Griffey.
“The Men All Pause” was a hit single written by Bernadette Cooper and Joyce Irby, this song was recorded and released as the first single off their fourth album, Meeting in the Ladies Room. This song reached number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart, number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100,and number 9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The success of this song helped the group’s Meeting in the Ladies Room album reach Platinum status.
“The Man All Pause” was remixed by Louil Silas Jr.
The Men All Pause 7:10
The Men All Pause (Dub Version) 7:08
The Men All Pause (LP Version) 5:02