Grace Jones – Warm Leatherette
Grace Jones recorded her fourth album, a new wave inspired departure from her Seventies disco recordings, in Jamaica with a stellar set of musicians known as the Compass Point Allstars. The musicians included Jamaican chart toppers, Sly & Robbie, keyboardist and silent member of Level 42, Wally Badarou, guitarists Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung, Barry ‘White’ Reynolds and percussionist Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson all under the direction of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell and in house label producer, Alex Sadkin. The first in a trilogy of LPs recorded in Nassau, the album reveals a new musical direction mixing rock, R&B and reggae together creating that unmistakable Compass Point sound.
As one of the original Blitz kids alongside Marc Almond and Boy George she became an iconic figure of London’s nightlife featuring in the music video for Visage’s ‘Fade to Grey’. She was also resident DJ at the legendary Kinky Gerlinky clubnights and now acts as Culture Correspondent at iD Mag.
As part of London’s Horse Meat Disco Luke Howard has been an important part of bringing disco music back into clubbing culture through their weekly parties at The Eagle, as well as residencies and guest appearances around the world.
The upcoming box set can be ordered via UMusic UK here.
For our event in NYC we will host a special weeknight session celebrating Gay Pride. Join us first to listen to music by The Pretenders, Joy Division, Roxy Music, Tom Petty, The Normal among others along with the album’s newly released bonus material of dub versions followed by the story of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi sound system.
Tuesday, 21st June, 7 – 9pm
Eagle London, 349 Kennington Ln, London SE11 5QY
Presenters: Colleen Murphy with special guest Luke Howard
Admission: £10 in advance here
Audio Menu: TBC
New York City
Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:30 – 10 pm
Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Presenters: Ron Like Hell (CAS NYC, Wrecked, Academy Records)
Admission: $8 on the door / $8 online here (highly advised as sessions sell out in advance)
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Grace Jones recorded her fifth album in Jamaica with a stellar set of musicians known as the Compass Point Allstars. The musicians included Jamaican chart toppers, Sly & Robbie, keyboardist and silent member of Level 42, Wally Badarou, and others, all under the direction of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell and in-house label producer, Alex Sadkin. The 9 song collection, 3 of which Grace co-wrote, became the biggest selling album in the Grace Jones catalog and features her most successful US single, “Pull Up To The Bumper”. Fashion, Art and Music became one and left a heavy impression for many future pop and rock superstars to take note of.
Join us for a special event featuring Classic Album Sundays NYC host Ron Like Hell and Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus.
Sunday, June 12th, 6 to 9 pm
Venue: Cafè Mono
Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here, Students/Seniors half price.
Presenters: Kent Horne with Ron Like Hell (CAS NYC, Wrecked, Academy Records) and Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus (Mungolian Jetset).
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB,Preamp: Auralic Merak 4x200W Monoblock, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 520, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide