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GRACE JONES: Slave To The Rhythm (ZTT/Island)

Dragged out over 45 minutes, this is variations of just one song—“Slave To The Rhythm”—with arty-farty monologues (“lacerations echo in the mouth open erotic sky“ etc.), and snippets of mega-dull interviews in which we learn that Grace has a 95-year-old grandfather, lots of French lovers and is aerodynamically designed. “I think we should kill her,” says one voice, “then well do a film about the life of Grace Jones.” Now that might be more interesting.

(3 out of 10)