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Slinky pop reggae,
This review is from: Nightclubbing (Audio CD)
So I've just moved home and my record collection is in complete disaray.
I want to listen to something before going on a big (and I mean big) night out but I can't find anything
Then I see this. I haven't listened to this for years. In fact I'm not sure I've lisened to it since I got it from a charity shop (where most of my vinyl comes from) about eight years ago.
It sounds wonderful. If you have this record I suggest that you put it on now.
Nothing needs to be said about Grace Jones, a woman whose image eventually overcame the music until all most people can remember is her attacking Russell Harty.
The music, however, is a dark slinky gem.
It undeniably pop. Sly and Robbie owe nothing to anybody and have worked on enough 'creditable' records in their time.
However with Nightclubbing, the second in a trilogy of records they produced with Jones the Voice, they really hit their stride.
There is depth of the bass, intricacy of the keyboard parts and space between each instrument and the vocals - all essential elements
The choice of songs is also masterful.
Everything comes together to suggest and night of sex, sleaze and sin - my kinda night.