Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
GRACE's Greatest Hit
Jason | Raleigh, NC USA | 08/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Sex Drive" is one of the best singles Grace Jones ever released.
Unfortunately, very few people know this...
In 1993, I was working as a DJ at a college radio station in North Carolina
when we received some promo copies of "Sex Drive."
It contained 3 versions of the title song, plus powerful track called "Typical Male".
(NOT to be confused with the Tina Turner song of the same name!)
All 4 tracks were excellently produced, industrial-techno-rave numbers,
and I was certain that "Sex Drive" was going to be a big hit.
I also assumed that a full-length techno album would soon follow. I was very excited,
because it had been a few years since her last album, "Bulletproof Heart,"
which wasn't all that great.
Too be honest, I preferred the "Hard Drive" mix of track the title song.
I never cared much for the other 2 mixes, and we weren't allowed to play "Typical Male"
on the air because of its explicit lyrics ("The Typical Male thinks with his D**K!!!").
Unfortunatley, I was the only DJ at the station who bothered to play "Sex Drive",
and none of my friends outside the station were even aware that she had a new song out.
Even my gay friends--big time Grace Jones fans--were surprised when I told them
about the "Sex Drive" single. None of them had even heard of it.
Meanwhile, a friend of mine in Atlanta told me on the phone that "Sex Drive"
was getting constant airplay on some of the radio stations where she lived.
"Sex Drive" came and went without a trace, and no full-length techno album ever appeared.
Luckily, the "Hard Drive" and "Sex Pitch" mixes are now available on ISLAND LIFE-2,
but unfortunately, "Typical Male" wasn't included.
What could have been a major come-back for Grace's career never happened, but used copies
of the original "Sex Drive" CD single are fairly easy to find in the AMAZON marketplace.
Grace Jones rocks!!!
Jason | 07/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This eclectic music artist released this great single in 1993. This was Grace's best single since "Slave to the Rhtyhm" in 1985 and "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" in 1987. Like this most great music, this single was not promoted well in the U.S. The best mixes of "Sex Drive" are the "Hard Drive Mix" & the "Sex Pitch Mix". The third track the "Dominatrix Mix" is good. This cd single also includes a fourth track called "Typical Male"(The Real Mix), which is also an excellent Grace Jones track, which is not avalible anywhere else to my knowledge. Get this single, you won't regret it! Highly recommended!"
SEX DRIVE by Grace Jones
Billy Douthwright | London, Canada | 03/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's a perfect song for her. She was just ahead of the dominatrix curve way back when, even though you know she'd likely already toyed with plenty else by that point! The sound is quite hard-core, it's hard & fast driving edge unlike anything else she'd done, which alone makes it a must have for her fans. The spiky sorta dance-hop sound they produced is already classic & the smaqin' house baseline pops me in a more satisfyin' way than really just about any other. Cheers to her for knowing how to get such consistently raw sounds!! I also like the shiny black on black of the plastic jewel case... What's next + + + We've been kept panting for tooo long..."