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July 15, 2008 7:01 PM   Subscribe

Grace Jones is coming to get you. [SLYT] From Jones' new album Hurricane, due this October. Sweet dreams, MeFites!
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] (52 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I, for one, welcome our new amorphous fashionista overlords.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 7:04 PM on July 15, 2008


I wish I were half the man I would need to be to be Grace Jones' lover.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:06 PM on July 15, 2008 [6 favorites]


Though it seems impossibly long, I found myself savoring every second of this video, all the way to Jones' gobbling noises at the very end. Say what you will about her, I'm glad she found a video director who really understands her.

The song is growing on me more than I thought it would-- but then maybe that's because my brain is paralyzed in fear.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 7:08 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones can swallow my soul because then maybe I'll become part of her and with the other souls she's devoured coursing through her veins we will be happy to power the crazy scary fashion warmachine plowing through the desolate landscape of a earth long destroyed hopelessly seeking for more to consume.
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:09 PM on July 15, 2008


It's amazing how much it feels like she's looking directly at me. Not at the camera: at me.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 7:10 PM on July 15, 2008


needs more christopher walken :P (and/or dolph lundgren!)
posted by kliuless at 7:14 PM on July 15, 2008


Take that, Isabella Rossellini.
posted by phaedon at 7:26 PM on July 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I LOVE GRACE JONES! Love, I say.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 7:31 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones Vs Predator.
posted by bwg at 7:32 PM on July 15, 2008 [5 favorites]


This is without shadow of a doubt the best video ever made anywhere anytime in the history of the universe. Totally badass and astonishingly perfect.

And...

OMG!! Grace Jones is BACK! This augurs well for the coming era.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:37 PM on July 15, 2008


Whoa.
posted by rtha at 7:42 PM on July 15, 2008


Oh Yeah
posted by pointilist at 8:12 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones, together with Jean-Paul Goude, was responsible for some of the best album art of all time. An interesting little piece from the Guardian about the iconic cover of Island Life, created in the days before Photoshop.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 8:19 PM on July 15, 2008


My summer just got a wee bit better.
posted by dougzilla at 8:23 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones or MCP?
posted by boo_radley at 8:23 PM on July 15, 2008


Aren't humans neat?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:25 PM on July 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm beginning to understand why Brian was so into Vulva in Seasn One of Spaced.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:27 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones is Cthulhu awakened. Damn, I love her.
(this is awesome)
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:46 PM on July 15, 2008


I read an article years ago about the relationship between Grace Jones and Dolph Lungren. And how they used to go at it animal-style with lots of screaming and sweating and clawing and the like. And, well, that's an image that sticks with you through the years, is all I'm saying. I mean, the article wasn't really about all that. It was an article about something else, but I have no idea what it was. But lodry, do I remember the part about the scary-sexy screaming interracial demigod boinkfest.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:56 PM on July 15, 2008 [6 favorites]


Um, replace "lodry" with "Lordy", if you want.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:03 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones is still alive?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:06 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones is still alive?

I admit, even from the video it's hard to tell...
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 9:08 PM on July 15, 2008


She really strikes me as the flip side to Laurie Anderson in this video. Nice!

This was one of the first videos I ever saw on MTV - her cover of the Police's Demolition Man.
posted by not_on_display at 9:13 PM on July 15, 2008


Grace Jones Vs Predator.

Predator wouldn't even have time to activate the self destruct before his insectoid mouth parts became her summer hat.



Grace Jones Vs Alien.

Let's just say Grace Jones is always sure and never, ever needs to nuke the site from orbit.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:35 PM on July 15, 2008 [2 favorites]


Grace Jones is the Bizarro world David Bowie.

Also: I wallpapered my college dorm room with images of Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren posing naked together, I think from Interview magazine. Oh god.
posted by Nelson at 9:38 PM on July 15, 2008


A little bit of youtube surfing brought me to this strangeness.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:45 PM on July 15, 2008 [3 favorites]


Don't miss Bookhouse's last link.
posted by Wolof at 10:14 PM on July 15, 2008


That'll make your kids eat their peas.
posted by longsleeves at 11:08 PM on July 15, 2008


I'd eat my pee for Grace Jones.

(Rereads longsleeves' comment)

I misread what you wrote.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:15 PM on July 15, 2008


Pure genius.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 12:04 AM on July 16, 2008


Grace Jones doing a striptease in the (long forgotten, but not without its charms) movie Vamp, from the keith Haring era 80's.
posted by vronsky at 12:21 AM on July 16, 2008


Don't turn your back on her.
posted by zippy at 1:00 AM on July 16, 2008


This is wonderful in so many ways. Grace Jones! 2008! Dig it!
posted by cavalier at 1:08 AM on July 16, 2008


Well, I'll be damned. I thought she had returned to her home planet.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:51 AM on July 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


It's Sondra Smuckle's nightmare.
posted by Jorus at 4:56 AM on July 16, 2008


Grace Jones is still alive?

She is ever living... she does not age, she will not die.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:07 AM on July 16, 2008


This is without shadow of a doubt the best video ever made anywhere anytime in the history of the universe. Totally badass and astonishingly perfect.

A hyperventilating comment I had to sleep on, flapjax - and I still think you're right:)

That effect is so last-witty-word-in-cutting-edge-cool, it's as though everyone else has suddenly become dated.

(The Pee Wee/Xmas Grace link from Bookhouse is also total bliss.)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 5:09 AM on July 16, 2008


She was the most awesome Bond Girl ever in A View to Kill. Woman on top indeed....she looked like she was going to consume Roger Moore, praying mantis style, once she had tired of him. That was no Bond Girl.....that was a Bond Woman, for once.

There's also this great quote about her on-set charm:

"Every time Grace saw me [on the set of 1985's A View To A Kill]," recalls Bond regular Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny), "she would grab me and just pick me up until I thought my ribs would crack."

posted by availablelight at 6:07 AM on July 16, 2008


Good to see and hear Grace again; I dig that woman.
posted by hojoki at 6:54 AM on July 16, 2008


Jesus that freaked me the fuck out. I bet the dude who edited that video went insane as soon as he was done, like some Lovecraft short story. Grace Jones is POWERFUL.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:17 AM on July 16, 2008


I met her twice, many years ago. She's surprisingly sweet and funny in person.
posted by zarq at 8:22 AM on July 16, 2008


So I guess I'm the only one who finds the lyrics a little silly. Great video, though, and a great performance by Ms. Jones.
posted by echo target at 8:29 AM on July 16, 2008


My brother saw from a view to a kill back in the 80's and that night had a nightmare about Grace Jones trying to sleep with him!
posted by Mastercheddaar at 8:29 AM on July 16, 2008


Grace just rules - the nightclubbing album which sly and robbie produced is a thing of beauty and the videos that the french chap made was a lovely combo.
I love her - pity when you lie , content when you cry; words by chrissie hynde anger by grace.
posted by dprs75 at 8:35 AM on July 16, 2008


So I guess I'm the only one who finds the lyrics a little silly. Great video, though, and a great performance by Ms. Jones.

Oh, by no means are you the only one who finds that video humorous.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:47 AM on July 16, 2008


Shit.

I was kissing the monitor and things got rough and bitey and now my laptop is all fuxxored.

But I'm now on a higher plane. I think she made me grow a second brain in my clitoris. It schemes.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:04 PM on July 16, 2008 [5 favorites]


I can't help but notice that gracejonesfacts.com is still available.
posted by speedo at 2:44 PM on July 16, 2008


I met her twice, many years ago.

And you lived to tell about it?
posted by bwg at 3:29 PM on July 16, 2008


bitch still owes me money.

i guess i'll give her a little more time, given that this video is awesummmmm
posted by CitizenD at 5:20 PM on July 16, 2008


oh this made my day. I loooooooooooove her voice. and oh how she moves.
posted by seawallrunner at 8:38 PM on July 16, 2008


I've been trying to get hold of an awesome neon Grace Jones t-shirt that was on sale on some forgotten website just before Christmas. My google-fu has failed me so far. Anyone been able to find it?

Also, Island Life is one of the best compilation albums ever made. This sounds fucking great too.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 5:56 AM on July 17, 2008


bitch still owes me money.

Dare you to say that to her face.

No, screw that ... I double-dog dare you.
posted by bwg at 7:30 AM on July 19, 2008


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