CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS D.C.: GRACE JONES "SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM"
Classic Album Sundays D.C. Presents
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 2:00 PM // SHOW: 2:00 PM
Classic Album Sundays celebrates icon Grace Jones!
Sunday June 23 2019
Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular album listening experience and allows the listener to hear music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in great sonic detail. At our worldwide listening sessions, music fans are able to immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our culture and in some cases, our lives.
We relay the artist and album’s unique story and provide a musical context that gives the listening experience deeper meaning.We share the experience of hearing the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and on a world-class audiophile hi-fi so that fans can experience the music as close as possible to the artist’s original intention. Classic Album Sundays treats the album (and music in general) with the respect it deserves rather than as a free commodity or aural wallpaper. We remind people what they love about music.
For our June 2019 session we celebrate Grace Jones classic "Slave To The Rhythm"!
Grace Jones was, and still is, an icon without comparison. Blending music with fashion, fine art and film, and eternally challenging common notions of gender, femininity, race and good taste.
Released October 28, 1985, Slave to the Rhythm is the seventh studio album from the incomparable singer, songwriter, producer, artist, actress, supermodel and provocateur, Ms. Grace Jones.
Called “a biography” in the liner notes, the record is a concept album, with each of the eight tracks featuring excerpts from a spoken interview with journalist Paul Morley. It was produced by major league producer and ZTT Records founder Trevor Horn, a.k.a. ”The Man Who Invented the Eighties.”
Following 1982′s Living My Life, with the classic single “My Jamaican Guy,” Jones took a break from music. During that hiatus she made her acting debut alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1984 film Conan the Destroyer, going on to play her classic role as villain May Day in the 1985 James Bond film A View to Kill.
Join us to hear Grace Jones like you never have before!