Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Grace Jones

Grace Jones

FREE!

Grace Jones: In Between The Bumpers

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, July 1981

Chris Salewicz goes behind the public face of Grace to discover that in the tall, exotic frame of a former model there's a little girl ...

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

The Billboard Disco Convention: Disco Is Here To Stay

Report by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, September 1977

David Nathan reports from New York on the Billboard Disco Convention 1977. ...

Grace Jones: The New Dahling Of The Disco Set

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, November 1977

Jamaican-born Grace began as an actress and model in New York and Paris. Now she's fast building a reputation as Disco Queen. ...

Grace Jones: Amazing Grace

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, September 1978

The Queen of the Dancefloors, the inimitable Grace Jones ...

Grace Jones: Fame

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, September 1978

THE INSTANT reaction is to scoff at someone as blatantly marketable as Grace Jones. An astonishingly beautiful model, she prompts writers to haul their most ...

Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette (Island ILPS9592)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1980

THIS ALMOST defies weirdness. Grace Jones is an awfully tacky disco singer next to whom the B-52's women look tasteful. Warm Leatherette's musicians are reggae ...

Grace Jones: This Year's Model

Interview by Mary Harron, Smash Hits, September 1980

Mary Harron meets The Height Of Fashion ...

Grace Jones: Confessions Of An Art Groupie

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, October 1980

IN THE LOUNGE bar of the Kensington Hilton, Grace Jones sprawls supinely in a wicker armchair and digs her fingers under the leaves of lettuce ...

Grace Jones: The State Of Grace

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, December 1980

GRACE JONES. Grace Jones is a nice lady who loves Japanese food. But how does the name Grace Jones figure in your code book? ...

Grace Jones

Interview by Paul Rambali, Face, The, July 1981

Born in Spanishtown, Jamaica, the daughter of an eminent clergyman, Grace Jones moved to Syracuse in upstate New York at the age of 12. A ...

Grace Jones: The Savoy, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, August 1981

THE FANFARE hardly pronounced itself...when out folds a larger-than-our-life toy monkey with a grass skirt on its bandy thighs and a big tin drum, swinging ...

Grace Jones: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, October 1981

GRACE: UNFAVOURED ...

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall... What Aspect Of 1981 Does It Pain You Most To Recall?

Essay by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, December 1981

Overdressed twits taking Polaroids of one another in posey little clubs? Or the stern soapbox caterwauling of commentators who got themselves into a blue funk about everyone else's ...

Grace Jones: Are You Ready For A Brand New (Disco) Beat?

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, April 1983

IF I WAS writing in Australia for Tie Yer Kangaroo Down rock mag, or in Germany for Ach Tung – Der March Goes On, or ...

Bond Age Woman: Grace Jones

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, June 1985

First only a face, then an image, a singer and now a film actress, GRACE JONES has always been A Star. RICHARD COOK interviews her ...

Grace Jones: Slave To The Rhythm (ZTT)

Review by Don Watson, New Musical Express, November 1985

THE SCENE: An unwashed and impolitely dazed Paul Morley stumbles into the ZTT offices one day. "But Trevor, the people are hungry for imagination, stimulation, ...

Grace Jones: Inside Story (Manhattan Records)

Review by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, January 1987

PEOPLE THINK of Grace Jones as a disco queen. People think of her as Conan the Barbarian's sidekick. As just another James Bond villainess. As ...

Inside Grace Jones

Interview by Gene Santoro, Pulse!, February 1987

A Story About Film, Fashion and Fresh New Sounds ...

Grace Jones: Ladies And Gentlemen, Disgrace Jones

Report and Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, December 1989

GRACE JONES is a living, laughing legend. She's wrestled with James Bond, battered Russell Harty, and now she's back once again to sit on the ...

Grace Jones: "Born To F*** — I should get a tee-shirt saying that"

Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, April 1990

THE ICE QUEEN MAY BE MAKING A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO MELT HER IMAGE AND BECOME MORE FEMININE, BUT SHE WAS STILL HARD ENOUGH TO BURY ...

Grace Jones: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Push, Melody Maker, April 1990

IT'S THE second of Grace Jones's first London shows for almost 10 years and everybody's hoping there won't be a repeat of the appallingly unprofessional ...

Grace Jones: Private Life - The Compass Point Sessions (Island)

Review by Amy Linden, Fi, 1998

OF ALL THE words that are over and misused, diva is surely at the top of the heap. Once an adjective related to describing the ...

Grace Jones: Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 1998

Pop's most formidable iconette of electro-dance ...

Grace Jones: Hurricane

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, November 2008

IN THE YEARS SINCE Grace Jones' last foray into recorded music, female artistes have increasingly been forced into major label-defined sonic and aesthetic roles, be ...

Grace Under Pressure: Grace Jones

Interview by John Doran, Stool Pigeon, The, December 2008

PLAYING BACK MY phone interview with Grace Jones, I notice that at the start of the transcript while I'm waiting for someone to pick up ...

Kelis, Grace Jones, Lana Del Rey, Chic, Friendly Fires et al: Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park, London

Live Review by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, June 2012

...

back to LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT NOTICE