Grace Jones: Me, I Disconnect From You (1981)

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Grace Jones: Me, I Disconnect From You (1981)

Before interviewing Gary Numan recently I put a call out on Facebook to anyone who had questions for the man they wanted answered.

He was a delight to speak with (see here) and happy to take these random questions at the end, one being about great (and lousy) covers of his songs which he might have heard.

He was very generous as you may see, but hadn't heard this recently released Grace Jones version of one of his early songs.

It has only just appeared on the expanded edition of her Nightclubbing album, but it does lack a little something. Even keyboard player Wally Badarou has said recently it was unfinished because it was dropped from contention for the final track listing.

"I had plans for overdubs," he told Uncut magazine, "but never did them because the song was no longer scheduled. It still sounds unfinished to my ear. It is always interesting that people might like what you felt was unfinished, it is all about where we place the cursor in purposefulness.

"Fans love it, so be it."

Would Gary love it? As you can see, he'd be far too polite to say if he didn't.

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

 

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