CrazySexyCool is the second studio album by American girl group TLC. It was released on November 15, 1994, by LaFace and Arista Records. Following the group’s record deal, they released their debut album Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip in 1992 to positive reviews and commercial success. The following year the group began working on a follow-up with an unproductive recording process due to personal struggles, notably those of member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes who was involved in a volatile romantic relationship and struggling with alcoholism. The album’s recording lasted until September 1994, with Lopes’ role diminished because she was in rehab.
Art direction was provided by Christopher Stern. Creative direction by Davett Singletary. Photography by Dah Len.
On the album cover, Frankie is used for the band name. The grunged version of Franklin Gothic was made by Type-Ø-Tones in 1992. Neville Brody’s FF Blur Bold, likewise from 1992, is used for the album title. The designer used a variety of upper- and lowercase letters, as well as different text sizes, without wordspaces. FF Blur is also used on the CD itself, as well as on the tracklisting located on the back of the album.