This critically acclaimed 1981 classic was one of Jones’ most beloved and commercially successful. Nightclubbing remains a unique amalgam of reggae, pop, new wave and soul. The benchmark sonics were accompanied by iconic, gender-bending Jean-Paul Goude cover art: a steel-eyed, blue-black Jones working a tight military flat top and crisp Armani jacket. Feeling like a woman, looking like a man, indeed. —BC
Nightclubbing is the fifth studio album by Grace Jones, released in 1981. It was the second album of her Compass Point trilogy, and has become her best-selling studio release, spawning hits "Pull Up to the Bumper" and "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)".