Grace Jones, singer, actress, model and 60-year-old warrior goddess of pop culture releases ‘Hurricane’, her first album in two decades, on 3 November. Bow down, ye fools, and tremble before her awesome majesty in these five video clips.
‘The Russell Harty Show’
An oldie but a goodie: Harty had the audacity to turn away from Ms Jones to speak to another guest, and she promptly smacked him in the face (it’s about eight minutes into the clip)
Live at Meltdown 2008
If you thought Ms Jones didn’t look great in a thong at 60, would you have the guts to tell her? As it is, she looks alluring enough o prompt a very polite stage invasion at the Royal Festival Hall this summer.
Nobody expected much lyrically from the great disco queen, which makes Law and Fluck’s satire a bit misguided – but, bizarrely, Michael Grade suddenly gets a slagging 50 seconds in.
Gorillaz vs Grace
Decent mash-up, in which the ‘Dirty Harry’ vocals do battle with Ms Jones’s “Slave to the Rhythm”. And pleasingly, the song’s video and Grace’s 1980s Citroën ad both manage a desert setting.
‘Top of the Pops’
The song (the peerless “Private Life”), the outfit (dark suit), the accessory (ciggie!), the haircut (anvil head), the look (Easter Island statue hits the charts): Ms Jones was never better than in this 1980 performance.