Saturday, 19 January 2008
Grace Jones - Musclemix
Here's something a little different I've dug out of the record pile. Grace Jones' three Compass Point albums Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing and Living My Life were all very critically well received (I remember at least two of them being given the accolade of 'Record Of The Year' in the NME, back when that meant something!), but in the UK at least it wasn't until the release of the Trevor Horn-produced 'Slave To The Rhythm' and subsequent best of 'Island Life' that Grace hit her commercial peak. Several tracks from the latter were issued as singles in 1986, with a double A-sided 'Pull Up To The Bumper/La Vie En Rose' making #12 on the UK charts, Graces' biggest hit apart from the aforementioned 'Slave...' single. These reissued singles contained some interesting new mixes of the tracks. Here's some from the remix 12" single of 'Pull Up To The Bumper'. The Musclemix (subtitled 'A Megamix Cut-Up') is the creation of Les 'Mixdoctor' Adams of DMC and features 'Pull Up To The Bumper', 'Slave To The Rhythm', 'Warm Leatherette', 'Private Life', 'Walking In The Rain', 'Use Me' and 'Love Is The Drug'. The remix of 'Pull Up To The Bumper' is by Paul 'Groucho' Smykle.
1. Grace Jones Musclemix (9:00)
2. Pull Up To The Bumper (Remix) (6:26)
Pull up TO IT