April 28, 2019

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing (1981)

*U.S first pressing on CD. Contains
Country: Jamaica
Language: English
Genre: New Wave, Reggae Pop
Label Number: 7 90093-2
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© 1981-1987 Island Records
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
By all means a phenomenal pop album that hit number nine on the black albums chart and crossed over to penetrate the pop charts at number 32, Nightclubbing saw Grace Jones working once again with Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, and the remainder of the Compass Point team. Nightclubbing also continues Jones' tradition of picking excellent songs to reinterpret. This time out, the Police's "Demolition Man," Bill Withers' "Use Me," and Iggy Pop's "Nightclubbing" receive radical reinterpretations; "Nightclubbing" is glacial in both tempo and lack of warmth, while both "Use Me" and "Demolition Man" fit perfectly into Jones' lyrical scheme. Speaking of a lyrical scheme, "Pull Up to the Bumper" (number five black singles, number two club play) is so riddled with naughty double entendres -- or is it just about parallel parking? -- that it renders Musique's "In the Bush" as daring as Paul Anka's "Puppy Love." Drive it in between what, Grace? It's not just lyrics that make the song stick out; jingling spirals of rhythm guitar and a simplistic, squelching, mid-tempo rhythm make the song effective, even without considering Jones' presence. Sly & Robbie provide ideal backdrops for Jones yet again, casting a brisk but not bristly sheen over buoyant structures. Never before and never since has a precisely chipped block of ore been so seductive.

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  1. Wowwww, super classic, this was super unexpected

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    2. I have updated all of the Grace Jones links.

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    3. Merci, c'est adorable.

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  3. Hi,
    Really happy to have you back! Is it possible to update Grace Jones albums FLAC links?
    Thank you and long life!

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