Given how influential Grace Jones’ Compass Point albums were at the time – and still to this day – where are all the attempted rip-offs of her style? There must be dozens, but I only really know a couple (the ones below). Are there any more GJ soundalikes? Help me out.
Anymore for anymore?
Not really a rip-off as its from before Grace Jones’ Compass Point era, but a similar vibe? The magnificently-named Zeus B. Held on production duties…
It always staggers me that this one’s still cheap as chips
A nice cover. (thanks Piers)
22 November 2022 16:23
Sounds kind of like an instrumental of Nipple to the Bottle…
Eurythmics - This City Never Sleeps
27 November 2022 20:29
Zeus did bits for Dead Or Alive, Gary Numan and Spear of Destiny, big electronic 80s man.
Absolutely - and this banger…
28 November 2022 08:18
And also the Tribal Mix of Pete Wylie & the Oedipus Wrecks - Sinful
28 November 2022 08:20
Has anyone ever written a piece on Zeus?
28 November 2022 08:29
Not a piece but this mix was on Test Pressing years ago
Producers Series #5 Zeus B. Held — Test Pressing
28 November 2022 08:35
“Lobster” by The Word. I knew Linda Sharrock’s post-Sonny career included some vocals on the odd Supermax record, but didn’t know it was her on this track.
I’m interviewing Zeus next week actually, as part of a DJH series called The Producers that I’m starting. Ken Gold is another I’ve done for this (and Eddy Grant).
1 December 2022 10:03
Oh nice one, Bill! I was also going to suggest John Rocca, but I think Dr Rob did quite an in-depth piece a few years back?
Feel free to make suggestions!
Beat me to it , was packing a record bag for a gig tomorrow and stuck this in and thought ‘GRACE BLOODY JONES’
7 December 2022 08:31
On a related tangent from Grace Jones but some interesting bits in here on working with Sly and Robbie. I liked the Indiana Jones analogy!