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Rock's Backpages: E129 - Deborah Frost on heavy metal + Blue Öyster Cult + Grace Jones + Foals

Pantheon - Home of Music Podcasts

In this episode we welcome heavy metal expert Deborah Frost, Zooming in from her native New York City, and invite her to talk about her career as a writer and musician.Deborah reminisces about the all-girl "female Dolls" Flaming Youth, in which she drummed in the early '70s, and then explains how she came to write her first pieces for Circus in 1977. She talks about her love of hard rock and heavy metal, and about contributing to Rolling Stone and the Village Voice — including her acclaimed 1985 Voice piece 'White Noise: How Heavy Metal Rules', with its unflattering descriptions of the drug-and-groupie-addled Mötley Crüe.From the Crüe we segue into another great "umlaut" metal band, one beloved of Deborah's co-hosts Barney, Martin & Jasper. Yep, we're talking about Blue Öyster Cult, to whose drummer Albert Bouchard our guest was once married. After Barney & Martin attempt to do justice to what made the Cult so uniquely brilliant, we hear clips from 1978 audio interviews with the group's Allen Lanier& Eric Bloom, while Deborah talks about the "rock-critical" role played in the BÖC's development by Sandy Pearlman, R(ichard) Meltzer & punk poetess Patti Smith.An abrupt shift takes us into the amazing world of Grace Jones and her curation of the 2022 Meltdown festival in London. Guest and hosts alike celebrate the iconic Jamaican transgressor, focusing particularly on the Island albums she made at Chris Blackwell's Compass Point studios in the early '80s. Deborah also dumbfounds us with a story about getting naked in a New York sauna with Grace and her beefy boyfriend Dolph Lundgren.There's bonus audio in the form of Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, talking in 2015 to Coup De Main's Pip Williams. Foals fan Jasper introduces the clips and — in the week that sees the release of their new album — explains why he rates his fellow Oxonians so highly. After that, he takes us through recent RBP library pieces added by the holidaying Mark Pringle, including Max Jones' 1959 Melody Maker homage to the departed Billie Holiday and Calvin Bush's 1998 Muzik profile of Jungle king Goldie.Many thanks to special guest Deborah Frost. Find out more about her and her writing on her RBP writers page.Pieces discussed: How Heavy Metal Rules, Rock Criticism as Brain Surgery, Allen Lanier audio, Eric Bloom audio, Grace Jones in 1977, Grace Jones in 1980, Chris Blackwell's Compass Point studios, Foals' Yannis Philippakis audio, Billie Holliday R.I.P., Goldie and Odell's disco.

1hr 13mins

16 Jun 2022

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E129: Deborah Frost on heavy metal + Blue Öyster Cult + Grace Jones + Foals

Rock's Backpages

In this episode we welcome heavy metal expert Deborah Frost, Zooming in from her native New York City, and invite her to talk about her career as a writer and musician.Deborah reminisces about the all-girl "female Dolls" Flaming Youth, in which she drummed in the early '70s, and then explains how she came to write her first pieces for Circus in 1977. She talks about her love of hard rock and heavy metal, and about contributing to Rolling Stone and the Village Voice — including her acclaimed 1985 Voice piece 'White Noise: How Heavy Metal Rules', with its unflattering descriptions of the drug-and-groupie-addled Mötley Crüe.From the Crüe we segue into another great "umlaut" metal band, one beloved of Deborah's co-hosts Barney, Martin & Jasper. Yep, we're talking about Blue Öyster Cult, to whose drummer Albert Bouchard our guest was once married. After Barney & Martin attempt to do justice to what made the Cult so uniquely brilliant, we hear clips from 1978 audio interviews with the group's Allen Lanier& Eric Bloom, while Deborah talks about the "rock-critical" role played in the BÖC's development by Sandy Pearlman, R(ichard) Meltzer & punk poetess Patti Smith.An abrupt shift takes us into the amazing world of Grace Jones and her curation of the 2022 Meltdown festival in London. Guest and hosts alike celebrate the iconic Jamaican transgressor, focusing particularly on the Island albums she made at Chris Blackwell's Compass Point studios in the early '80s. Deborah also dumbfounds us with a story about getting naked in a New York sauna with Grace and her beefy boyfriend Dolph Lundgren.There's bonus audio in the form of Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, talking in 2015 to Coup De Main's Pip Williams. Foals fan Jasper introduces the clips and — in the week that sees the release of their new album — explains why he rates his fellow Oxonians so highly. After that, he takes us through recent RBP library pieces added by the holidaying Mark Pringle, including Max Jones' 1959 Melody Maker homage to the departed Billie Holiday and Calvin Bush's 1998 Muzik profile of Jungle king Goldie.Many thanks to special guest Deborah Frost. Find out more about her and her writing on her RBP writers page.Pieces discussed: How Heavy Metal Rules, Rock Criticism as Brain Surgery, Allen Lanier audio, Eric Bloom audio, Grace Jones in 1977, Grace Jones in 1980, Chris Blackwell's Compass Point studios, Foals' Yannis Philippakis audio, Billie Holliday R.I.P., Goldie and Odell's disco.

1hr 13mins

13 Jun 2022

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Grace Jones: Full Ride to Vanderbilt

Parents: Is Your Teen College Ready?

Grace Jones was the first 8th grade student Shellee took into the College Ready Plan.  She proved once again that having a plan, stand out strategy and starting early equals success in all three critical areas:  Academic fit, Social fit and Financial fit.  Grace got into every college she applied to and is enjoying a full ride scholarship at Vanderbilt University!  She won the Coca Cola Scholarship and had a perfect application season.  She got to choose where she wanted to attend college on her terms.  You will not want to miss her story and advice for younger students.In this episode, Shellee and Grace discuss:What college is the best fit? Focus on your passion Choosing a roommate Getting an internship  Key Takeaways:When choosing a school for college, do your research. Talk to the people on the campus, write down the pros and cons of enrolling there, and visualize where you’d be in four years if you enroll at this school. Don’t pressure yourself to have a concrete and exact idea of what you want to do after school, instead, focus on what you are passionate about and immerse yourself in opportunities that allow you to experience more of it. Don’t be afraid of getting a roommate, it will really enhance your college experience if you choose the right one. There are many ways to figure out which roommate would be the best for you, it’s always good to get to know a person before choosing them. It’s not normal for you to get a scholarship or internship handed over to you. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of writing and emailing and following up in order to get what you need.  "[Getting an internship] I emailed a bunch of professors - there was no set formula, I basically just drafted an email and went through UCI’s directory of professors and tagged everyone that was doing research that looked interesting and then personalized the email to each one. Probably sent at least 70 or 80 emails and ended up hearing back from two or three of them, which I thought was amazing at the time, I was like ‘wow, I’m getting all these opportunities from just emailing’. " —  Grace Jones About Grace Jones: She is currently a freshman of Vanderbilt University and a part of their Ingram Scholars Program which is a service related program that provides full tuition support.  Connect with Grace Jones:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-a-jones/ Connect with Shellee Howard:Free copy of Shellee’s best selling book, “How to send your student to college without losing your mind or your money!”  https://freebook.collegereadyplan.com/Website:  https://collegereadyplan.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_WodPHDfSWEbiPdsRDbyQTwitter: https://twitter.com/gocollegereadyInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/collegereadyplan/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeReadyPlan/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/college-ready/Email: shellee@collegereadyplan.com

22mins

6 May 2022

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Grace Jones - Living My Life

I'd Buy That For A Dollar

Co-host Jeremy takes the lead for our discussion on Grace Jones. A singular artist in every way imaginable, we do our best to tell the story of a known but mysterious pop culture figure.    If you like us, please support us at patreon.com/idbuythatpodcast to get exclusive content (episodes on 45s!), or tell a friend about us. Broke and have no friends? Leave us a review, it helps more people find us. Thanks!

49mins

26 Apr 2022

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Crews | Day 13 | Grace Jones and the First Black Supermodels

GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp

People will tell you she doesn’t make the cut. She wasn’t a true supermodel. Too androgynous. Too loud. Not pretty enough. Her own boyfriend said she had a grotesque beauty. Boy bye. Yet, Grace Jones somehow made it from the pews of a holiness church in Jamaica to bearing her gorgeous body on the cover of magazines and being a muse to musicians, painters, and culture makers for decades. So, when we found a picture of Grace Jones laughing with Iman and Beverly Johnson, we knew we had to celebrate their crew of Black models. Join us for the juice.Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excepts reference or played during this broadcast. You can find original content that was referenced or played here:Pull Up To The Bumper| Grace Jones:https://open.spotify.com/track/653Fi3bqMxQQQmjw72ur6G?si=e5a260c64b4142a8I Wanna Be Your Lover | Prince:https://open.spotify.com/track/2XLAzm8bMDSI7MhbRW8nVj?si=ddee1f97710d4ea2

40mins

21 Apr 2022

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Grace Jones

Autoreverse w/ Tony & Matt

What can we say about Grace Jones that hasn't been said before? (not much...but we'll try) She took on one of a kind songs and made them own. A non-binary juggernaut that deserves celebrating. Join us as we lovingly try to articulate her life in half hour. And check out our Grace Jones playlist on Spotify to hear her strut her musical stuff: https://spoti.fi/3MORHnr

29mins

16 Mar 2022

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S22E6. Grace Jones but on an N64

Think Outside the Box Set

Living My Life by Grace Jones Click here to join our Discord! We're planning to continue livestreaming the recordings (once Cameron is back from vacation) at around 8:30pm Pacific Time on Tuesday. Support Cameron's old time trio Tall Poppy String Band on Kickstarter! Learnin' Links: Album Cover Dimension 20 the Unsleeping City Listen along to Living My LIfe here! You can support us in several ways: Kick us a few bux on Patreon! By becoming a supporting member, you'll gain access to special bonus episodes, including a weekly mini-show, What's in the Box Weekly! Buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more at our merch page! Support Think Outside the Box Set

59mins

11 Feb 2022

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My 80sography: Stephen Lipson (producer) (Pt 2, 1985-89) (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Paul McCartney, Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys)

80sography - 80s music interviews

2nd part of the interview with the great Stephen Lipson covering a lot of ground in the 80s (plus I indulged myself in allowing a few post 80s questions at the end. Mea culpa, etc)From Grace Jones to Macca. Frankie to The Pets - it's all here...1985:Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones (03:25)Duel - Propaganda (13:00)1986:Liverpool - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (19:31)1987:Tomorrow (12" mix) - The Communards (27:48)1988:Left To My Own Devices - Pet Shop Boys (34:14)1989:Flowers In The Dirt - Paul McCartney (41:38)Street Fighting Years - Simple Minds (48:43)My 80sography Quickfire Round (50:51)Check out Stephen's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/StephenLipsonProducer Time to prove what forever should last

1hr 10mins

6 Jul 2021

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Episode 989: 989 - GRACE JONES - DISCO THE MECHAMIX

THE OFFICIAL MECHANISM PODCAST

We're celebrating Grace Jones 73rd Birthday with this very special hour long disco party mechamix! BPM = 107 – 131TRACKS:WHAT I DID FOR LOVETOMORROWANEMA E CORE (long version)SORRY (disco mix)COMME UN OISEAU QUI S’ENVOLE (12 inch version)ALL ON A SUMMERS NIGHTI’LL FIND MY WAY TO YOUSINNINGON YOUR KNEESAM I EVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE IN NEW YORK CITYBELOW THE BELTFAMEPRIDESAVEDTHAT’S THE TROUBLE (disco mix)DO OR DIE (disco version)I NEED A MAN (12 inch version)DON’T MESS WITH THE MESSER (12 inch version)For all your mechamix needs go to:THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE:http://mechanism.podomatic.comTHE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE:https://www.facebook.com/theofficialmechanismpodcastTHE OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE:https://twitter.com/MechPodTHE OFFICIAL MIXCLOUD PAGE:https://www.mixcloud.com/Mechanism_PodcastTHE OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM PAGE:https://www.instagram.com/mechanism_podcast/GOOGLE PODCASTS:http://bit.ly/GoogleMechamixTUNE IN:http://bit.ly/TuneInMechamixAPPLE PODCASTS:http://bit.ly/AppleMechamixIHEART RADIO PODCAST:http://bit.ly/IheartMechamixYOUTUBE:https://www.youtube.com/c/THEOFFICIALMECHANISMPODCASTREDBUBBLE MERCH STORE:http://Mechanism.redbubble.comTEEPUBLIC MERCH STORE:http://bit.ly/Mechamixmerch#mechamix

1hr

19 May 2021

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Grace Jones Dave Lee Kenny Summit Fred Falke Dimitri From Paris Nu Disco Groove Mix WIL104

The Funk Assassin

Welcome to a Groovy as hell Word Is Love Show with a selection of tracks that you won't be able to keep still. It's a Nu Disco groove of new releases, remixes and Classics to get deep down and dirty to.There's hot tracks by Dave Lee, Kenny Summit, Fred Falke, Dimitri From Paris, and Yam Who? Plus as a special bonus there is a brand new Nu Disco Remix of Grace Jones 'Pull Up To My Bumper' by Block & Crown that is absolute fire.The mix is a full on Groove of Nu Disco, Disco House, House and classic Disco.Get up and get down!All tracks are selected and mixed by @thefunkassassin with Love.Twirling and dancing circles are strongly encouraged.For all past shows click here ==> soundcloud.com/thefunkassassin/sets/the-word-is-love-soul-funkThank you for listening.Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_funk_assassin/Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/g2fac3ls3k8e1ucxe4fqe7g89Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheFunkAssassin/TRACK LIST1. TOMMY GLASSES - PARADISE2. HOUSE OF PRAYERS - TREBLE (DIEGO HARISPE REMIX)3. RON CARROLL - GIMME WHAT I WANT (YAM WHO? INSTRUMENTAL MIX)4. MAX DOBLHOFF FEAT BETTY SEMPER - DON'T COMPLAIN (YAM WHO? INSTRUMENATAL MIX)5. DIN JAY - GOOD TIMES6. DISCOGALACTIX, THE LOADER THE BETER - SO TRUE 7. BLACK HAWKS OF PANAMA FEAT BISI - MERCER STREET8. KELLI SAE - BELIEVE IN A BRIGHTER DAY (MICHAEL GRAY EDIT)9. FRED FALKE, ZEN FREEMAN, TEN VEN, KELLI-LEIGH - SO GOOD10. FRAY BENTOS - DUNN'S GROOVE11. DIN JAY - DANCING HEART12. SMALL TALK - TIME TO BE REAL (DAVID HARNESS REMIX)13. PROSPECT PARK, JKRIV, DAVE LEE - THE KINDA LOVE14. KENNY SUMMIT - GALATIC COSMIC RADIATION15. DIMITRI FROM PARIS, FIOUROUS - MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE (THE CLUB DUB)16. SERGE FUNK - DO IT AGAIN17. SOFTMAL - SHAZAM (RADIO EDIT)18. BLOCK & CROWN, CULUM FREA - PULL UP TO MY BUMPER (NUDISCO CLUB MIX)19. 40 THIEVES, GARY DAVIS - SPAGHETTIFIEDRecorded for Grace Jones' 73rd Birthday.

1hr 32mins

18 May 2021

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