Grace Jones - C or D?

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Nightclubbing is wicked. As is Vamp. But not in the same way.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 11 June 2003 15:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And the cover to Nightclubbing is just the most wicked wicked alien thing evah.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 11 June 2003 15:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I Loved her duets with her husband George.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Wednesday, 11 June 2003 15:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

dude are old threads not good enough for you or something?

Chip Morningstar (bob), Wednesday, 11 June 2003 15:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

CLASSIC

titchyschneiderMk2, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You)" is genius.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

(I like Horace Mann's post upthread :)

t**t, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

SO CLASSIC

jabba hands, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Nightclubbing is one of my favorite albums, excellent songs, excellent production, excellent artwork. perfection!

i love grace jones in general, though....

pipecock, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 01:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions is a motherfucker.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 04:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lengthier discussion on this thread:

grace jones

Tuomas, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 06:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
one year passes...

for this: CLASSIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUmYPe1QO-8

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 12:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Well this is a fine thing

http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-factory-news/grace-jones-to-publish-memoir-next-year/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 September 2013 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

They dress up as though they are challenging the status quo, but by now, wearing those clothes, pulling those faces, revealing those tattoos and breasts, singing to those fractured, spastic, melting beats – that is the status quo. You are not off the beaten track, pushing through the thorny undergrowth, finding treasure no one has come across before. You are in the middle of the road.

http://pitchfork.com/news/61134-grace-jones-criticizes-middle-of-the-road-pop-stars-beyonce-rihanna-nicki-miley-in-memoir-excerpt/

niels, Monday, 14 September 2015 10:43 (two years ago) Permalink

"fractured, spastic, melting beats" = sign me up

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 14 September 2015 10:47 (two years ago) Permalink

I really like her around Nightclubbing and Warm leatherette.
The Private Life: Compass Point Sessions compilation was pretty good, especially since none of the great material had been remastered for ages when it came out and it had the bulk of the better tracks on it.

Now Nightclubbing has had a Deluxe edition, haven't heard about any of the others getting similar treatment though.
But her with Sly & Robbie etc backing her up in the early 80s was pretty sublime.

Stevolende, Monday, 14 September 2015 11:27 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Now Nightclubbing has had a Deluxe edition, haven't heard about any of the others getting similar treatment though.

Not anymore!

https://store.udiscovermusic.com/*/*/Warm-Leatherette-Deluxe-Edition/54MX0000000

Tracklisting:

WARM LEATHERETTE: ORIGINAL
1. WARM LEATHERETTE
2. PRIVATE LIFE
3. A ROLLING STONE
4. LOVE IS THE DRUG
5. THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME
6. BULLSHIT
7. BREAKDOWN
8. PARS
LONG VERSIONS:
9. WARM LEATHERETTE (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and b-side of 12” single
12WIP 6645, released September 1980.
10. PRIVATE LIFE (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and a-side of 12” single
12WIP 6629, released June 1980.
11. A ROLLING STONE (LONG VERSION)
Issued as a-side of 12” single 12WIP 6591, released April 1980.
12. LOVE IS THE DRUG (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and a-side of 12” single 600
198 (Germany/Netherlands), released May 1980.
13. THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME (LONG VERSION)
From WARM LEATHERETTE cassette ICT 9592 and a-side of 12” single
12WIP 6645, released September 1980.
14. PARS (LONG VERSION)
From PRIVATE LIFE: THE COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, released June 1998.
LONG VERSIONS, SINGLE VERSIONS AND REMIXES:
15. PRIVATE LIFE (LONG VERSION 2)
Previously Unreleased Mix.
16. PRIVATE LIFE (DUB VERSION)
From PRIVATE LIFE: THE COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, released June 1998.
17. SHE’S LOST CONTROL (LONG VERSION)
Issued as the b-side of 12” single 12WIP 6629, released June 1980.
18. SHE’S LOST CONTROL (DUB VERSION)
From PRIVATE LIFE: THE COMPASS POINT SESSIONS, released June 1998.
19. LOVE IS THE DRUG (SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the a-side of 7” single 101.819 (Germany/Netherlands), released May 1980.
20. PRIVATE LIFE (SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the a-side of WIP 6629, released June 1980.
21. SHE’S LOST CONTROL (SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the b-side of WIP 6629, released June 1980.
22. THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME (SPECIAL SINGLE VERSION)
Issued as the b-side of WIP 6645, released September 1980.
23. BREAKDOWN (U.S. SINGLE EDIT)
Issued as the a-side of IS 49603 (US), released October 1980.
24. PARS 4.22 (SINGLE VERSION)
Previously Unreleased Mix.
25. PARS (DUB VERSION)
Previously Unreleased Mix.
26. LOVE IS THE DRUG (12” SINGLE REMIX)
Remixed by Paul "Groucho" Smykle at the Fallout Shelter.
Issued as the a-side of 12” single 12 IS 266, released February 1986
27. PRIVATE LIFE (12” SINGLE REMIX)
Remixed by Paul "Groucho" Smykle at the Fallout Shelter.
Issued as the a-side of 12” single 12 IS 273, released May 1986
--
Blu Ray And HD Digital Audio Bonus Tracks: Additional Long Versions, Single Versions And Remixes
1 She’s Lost Control (Long Version 2) 6.45
Issued as the b-side of 12” single 12WIP 6629, released June 1980.
2 She’s Lost Control (Long Version 3) 5.45
Issued as a b-side of 12” single 12 IS 273, released May 1986.
3 Love Is The Drug (Single Remix) 3.21
Remixed by Eric ‘ET’ Thorngren.
Issued as the a-side of 7” single IS 266, released February 1986.
4 Private Life (Single Remix) 4.04
Remixed by Paul ‘Groucho’ Smykle at the Fallout Shelter.
Issued as the a-side of 7” single IS 273, released May 1986.
5 Warm Leatherette (Francois Kevorkian Remix) 6.32
Remixed by Francois Kevorkian at Right Track Recording, NYC, May 1985.
Previously Unreleased Mix.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:27 (one year ago) Permalink

most of this has already appeared on the Compass Point Session 2cd set from a few years back.

mark e, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I looked at the price for those this morning and my wallet still hasn't stopped screaming. $120 for a 4xLP, $52 for a CD, and the Francois Kevorkian mix only on an audio blu-ray? Madness.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Friday, 18 March 2016 17:12 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Grace Jones and Akira Sakata, sellin' watches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q21_HFflQaI

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:20 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD-2XGFwI-s

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:31 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

She has impressive moments.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 15 October 2017 04:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Great list, although my list would include "That's the Trouble" from her first album on it which I think may be the best single track she's ever done. "Sorry" from the same album would be up there too.

Josefa, Monday, 16 October 2017 04:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh and you don't even have "La Vie en Rose" up there, that's interesting

Josefa, Monday, 16 October 2017 04:05 (one month ago) Permalink

She sometimes acts too, ya know

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Monday, 16 October 2017 15:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh and you don't even have "La Vie en Rose" up there, that's interesting

― Josefa, Monday, October 16, 2017 1

I'm not crazy about it in most circumstances.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 October 2017 15:22 (one month ago) Permalink

What about "Libertango," same?

It's kind of interesting she has all these different facets that appeal to people differently. Like it seems she has at least six different signature tunes, depending on how one appreciates her.

Josefa, Monday, 16 October 2017 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd have to include the long version of Walking in the Rain from the Nightclubbing reissue. Wally Badarou!

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 16 October 2017 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

'Feel Up', "I've Done It Again' and 'The Apple Stretching' would have to be in my top 10.

Perhaps also this were I to hear it...

https://www.mdmarchive.co.uk/gfx/1539/400-1.jpg

nashwan, Monday, 16 October 2017 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

News to me: "The Apple Stretching" and "Nipple To The Bottle" were two sides of the same (7")single!
I like this 12" version of "Apple"--no gratuitous syn-drum injections etc., and though the vivid detail of Melvin Van Peebles' lyrics goes against the grain of her terse voice, that's against the grain anyway, and appropriate to the ever-lurking possibility of urban sensory overload, just like the occasional distortion of this posted copy goes w hectic city etc:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4DGr_KV_XU

On the other had, "Nipple To The Bottle" seems basically a more monotonous song, despite some good live work-outs and right-thinking extended mixes (not that I've heard nearly all of either). So right now I like this studio edit---it's a little short, but always leave 'em wanting more (ace visuals too, taking some turns I didn't expect---O Canada!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2zlxTmNo_0

dow, Monday, 16 October 2017 18:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Of course she's always effective w *brief bursts* of vivid detail, shots fired, but MVP is(deliberately?)wordy here--still, seems like it works, pretty much. Would like to hear her on "Desolation Row."

dow, Monday, 16 October 2017 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink


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