It has been 33 years since the release of Grace Jones' seminal album 'Nightclubbing'. Now it's back as a two-disc deluxe edition and it still looks and sounds like the future...
BY DEE IVA
The trademark sullen stare, blue-black skin and angular hair immediately demand your attention. The cover of Grace Jones' 1981 album 'Nightclubbing' is one of rock's most iconic images, marking the beginning of the style-obsessed Eighties while simultaneously opening the floodgates to generations of gender benders both then and now.
April's shiny new rerelease of 'Nightclubbing' features remastered versions of the original tracks as well as 12" remixes of Fizz faves Pull Up To The Bumper, Use Me and Demolition Man. Fellow outsider Gary Numan gets a look in too with Jones' previously unreleased version of Me! I Disconnect From You thrown in for very good measure.
With Jean-Paul Goude's stark styling as relevant now as it was in 1981 (that razor-sharp collarless Armani jacket has Hedi Slimane written all over it), we think there's no better time to revisit this landmark album.
Nightclubbing (Deluxe Edition) is released on Universal