The Cage Featuring Nona Hendryx ‎– Do What You Wanna Do (1982)

Wynona “Nona” Hendryx (born October 9, 1944) is an American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress.

Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle, who had a hit with “Lady Marmalade.” Her music has ranged from soul, funk, dance, and R&B to hard rock, art rock, and world music.

In the early ’80s, Hendryx fronted her own progressive art-rock group, Zero Cool, which included guitarist Naux (China Shop, Richard Hell), bassist Michael Allison (Darshan Ambient), guitarist Kevin Fullen and drummer Jimmy Allington. Simultaneously, she sang with experimental funk group Material, achieving a giant club hit with “Busting Out.” She had two other major club hits soon after: a dance remake of The Supremes’ “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart,” and, in a lead vocal guest spot for the Cage, “Do What You Wanna Do.”

“Do What You Wanna Do’ appeared on the soundtrack for the Daryl Hannah/Peter Gallagher fim “Summer Lovers”, the track was produced and arranged by Rusty Egan (Visage) and remixed by John Luongo for the 12″ single release.

Do What You Wanna Do (Long Version)       7:36

Do What You Wanna Do (Dub Version)        6:25

The Slammer                                              5:26


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