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GRACE JONES ‘Slave To The Rhythm (ZTT/Island Grace 1)

For a piece of sculpture, Grace Jones comes pretty expensive. No pile of London Brick Companys finest gets to make an album with Trevor Horn.

On ‘Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones and studio cut the rhythm into tiny bits of slave: bustling, deep, dark, languid, lush, wandering, fishy and a few bits that could have been on Bowies ‘Lodger LP.

Who dresses Grace Jones? Jean Paul Goude, Trevor Horn, Paul Morley? Or can she dress herself now?

It is reported 5000 bricks were used in the Tottenham riots. Not so many worked on this LP. ☆ to ☆☆☆☆☆ and back again.

Jim Reid