Hurricane, Grace Jones’ tenth album that sparked her recent (freaking amazing) tour is a strange one. Not only in the music too. I mean, how many times have you been to a concert of an oldie and found yourself actually moved and excited by their new material? More over, how often does a former disco star’s comeback result in anything interesting? But most strangely, why is this album not released in the US?
I am working on getting a copy, hoping really that it will come to itunes soon, but in the meantime, there are several videos online. Her single, Corporate Cannibal has a visually simple but enthralling morph effect. Her other single, William’s Blood, which she dedicated to Michael Jackson at Hammerstein, does not have an official video, but you can see a video of live performances here. I also loved the bold, rhythmic song she opened with, dressed as a silver alien ghost, This is Life.
Jones told the audience that music had broken her heart. She had cried and screamed over it and walked out on it like a good Diva should. Thankfully producer Ivor Guest convinced her to get back in the game after she took him to bed, and the result is an impressive musical accomplishment.
Now if someone could just give it some distribution!