Walking In The Rain

I’ve been listening to Grace Jones’ 1981 album Nightclubbing recently, something about its grooves and atmosphere fit in just right with this extended spell of sunshine we’ve had up here in the north. The opening track Walking In The Rain (a cover of a song by an Australian group called Flash And The Pan) is a powerful opener, driven on by the jawdropping rhythm skills of Sly and Robbie- I could happily listen to a version of this album that was just Sly and Robbie sometimes. Grace’s delivery is bold and the guitars add menace and drama, gathering storm clouds. The rain Grace is walking in isn’t fine Mancunian drizzle or British bank holiday downpour, this is steamy monsoon rain. There’s a seven minutes plus 12″ version that’s worth having a look at too.

Walking In The Rain

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Sunday Dubstyle

Here’s the dub I was looking for earlier- Sly and Robbie, rhythm section and production team extraordinaire. They’re estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings. I slipped that in just in case you were thinking you’ve been productive at work recently.

Demolition City Dub