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

 |   |  <1 min read

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.

 

.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Bunny Walters: To be Free with Labour (year unknown)

Bunny Walters: To be Free with Labour (year unknown)

Right now in New Zealand it is the run-up to the election and -- unlike in what some of like to call "the old days" -- none of the main parties seem to have a high-profile election song.... > Read more

Richard Hell and the Voidoids: (I Belong to) The Blank Generation (1976)

Richard Hell and the Voidoids: (I Belong to) The Blank Generation (1976)

Some generations get labels foisted on them – Baby Boomers, Gen X and Y etc – but Richard Hell (born Richard Meyers) offered this exciting, self-defining statement of a generation... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

BOB MARLEY; TALKIN' BLUES: The Rastaman chanting down Babylon in 1973

BOB MARLEY; TALKIN' BLUES: The Rastaman chanting down Babylon in 1973

Shortly after Bob Marley died in May ‘81 a journalist asked former-Wailer Peter Tosh what the passing of this charismatic reggae figure meant. Tosh considered the matter carefully, then... > Read more

THE STONE ROSES (2013): Here, for the first time, the second coming

THE STONE ROSES (2013): Here, for the first time, the second coming

Some concerts have a disproportionately greater effect than what might have seemed at the time. The Sex Pistols gig in Manchester in June '76 was attended by only a couple of dozen but many... > Read more