Thursday, July 9, 2015
SHREM'S INSTITUTE OF LOST CLASSICS: "ATLANTIC CITY GAMBLER" + "ANEMA E CORE" - Grace Jones
Now that Grace Jones re-released her three first disco era records "Portfolio", "Fame" and "Muse" as fully remastered and expanded editions, it seems like a perfect time to go over some of those forgotten, obscure gems from her earliest back catalogue. Alongside the mega hits "I Need A Man" and "La Vie En Rose" you will find a whole marathon of Studio 54 flavoured dancefloor delicacies. The extraordinary "Atlantic City Gambler" comes from "Muse", Miss Grace's most overlooked album and it sounds like the most accurate musical bridge between her late 70's disco excursions and her flirts with post-disco, synth pop and post-punk of her most famous decade of the 80's. "Anema E Core", taken from "Fame", is literally a definition of my favourite kind of disco: kitsch, camp, vibrant, off-kilter and Mediterranean flavoured... And all sung in Italian! Grace Jones' 3cd "Disco" Box Set is absolutely essential for all the slaves to the rhythm of one of this planet's fiercest artists.