A Redundant Disco Break


Ladies and gentlemen...Miss Grace Jones!

15 comments:

  1. How music has changed. Can't imagine a performer today swaying for 2 full minutes before the first vocal cue. Never saw GJ in pink before either.

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    1. I find this entire video completely mesmerizing. I've always enjoyed Grace's rendition of this song, and now more than ever!

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  2. Imagine a performer today hula-hooping live on stage for five minutes in tribute to the Queen of England? Oh yes! That was Grace Jones, too...

    She is unique! Jx

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    1. Of course that number was excised from the US showing, but thanks to YouTube I shared her number with many because it needed to be seen. There's only one Grace Jones and she is a GODDESS! And her Hurricane album is brilliant.

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    2. I've got the Williams Blood in me! Jx

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  3. i've always felt that her discography has no age.
    where much disco can now sound hokey
    (and i'm not implying that i don't ADORE hokey),
    all her stuff still sounds fresh & edgy.

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    1. I agree with you all the way around, Norma!

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  4. I'm not a religious man but I can honestly say I was blessed to see Grace live in person during this time period and what a thrill that was!

    And this song, the most sensational entry! She had finished the previous song by dropping to the floor and her boys of the evening showed up at the stage with dry ice machines making a 3 foot blanket of clouds that she fell in to.

    When the opening chords of La Vie en Rose started a single arm rose, dancing from the clouds like a snake from a charmers basket. Then slowly Grace appeared and as she revealed herself, we saw that she had changed her fucking outfit in the clouds of dry ice! It was a sensation.

    She made her way through the crowd on the disco floor and finished the song standing on the bar about 6 feet away from me and honey that was no lip sync!

    I thought I was going to have a heart attack except some bitch actually did at her next show in Cleveland and it made all the news!

    BrianB

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    1. Oh my god, Brian, what a fabulous memory! Thanks for sharing it. Wish I could've been there!

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  5. Oh, hers is my favorite version of this song too! I could (ok, have often) listen (ed) to it over and over again.

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    1. I love how she just sort of freaks out at the end: "La VIE en rose! La VIE en rose!"

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  6. She's too Hip for the room, and the crowd looks like sale shoppers
    from Kmart.

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  7. Grace is surprisingly demure in this performance, unlike this time she performed the same song on Germany's Beat Club:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1IYUvrn8gk

    no you're not seeing things, that was a boob @ 2:12

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    1. Imagine that happening in the US (or on the BBC, for that matter!)... Jx

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  8. My favorite version of all the renditions ever sung. She is inimitable!

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