Goldman moved to Paris for a year-and-a-half, forming duo Chantage with singer Eve Blouin. Containing more of an Afro-pop influence than Goldman's previous work, Chantage's single "It's Only Money" was released by Celluloid in 1982. Goldman spent most of the '80s writing rather than recording; her second book, published in 1984, was about Kid Creole & the Coconuts. During the '90s, she moved to Manhattan and co-wrote songs for Massive Attack and Ryuichi Sakamoto in addition to the book The Black Chord: Visions of the Groove: Connections Between Afro-Beats, Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop, and More. In the 2000s, she began teaching classes at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. With courses focused on topics such as punk, Jamaican music, and Fela Kuti, she earned the nickname "Punk Professor." She also wrote another book about Marley in 2006, this time focusing on the classic album Exodus.
By this time, "Launderette" had become a cult classic, appearing on several post-punk compilations. Gomma featured it on 2001's Anti NY, Chicks on Speed Records included it on their 2006 three-CD Girl Monster collection, and it also appeared on Strut's Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986 in 2008. Goldman sang on a 2010 remix of New York house DJ Dennis Ferrer's club hit "Hey Hey." She also wrote liner notes for several compilations and reissues, including Luaka Bop's anthology of Nigerian musician William Onyeabor and Light in the Attic's series of Lizzy Mercier Descloux reissues. In 2016, German experimental label Staubgold issued Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982), a compilation including Goldman's solo EP, Chantage's single, and both of her songs from the first Flying Lizards album. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi