Posted by DjPaulT on May 21st, 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
“Pull Up to the Bumper” was the second single released by Grace Jones from her critically-acclaimed 1981 album Nightclubbing. The song has since come to be one of Jones’ signature tunes. The song was co-written by Jones herself, Sly Dunbar, Dana Mano and Robbie Shakespeare.
Upon its release, “Pull Up to the Bumper” spent seven weeks at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, as well as becoming a Top-5 single on the U.S. R&B chart.
Over the years, “Pull Up to the Bumper” has been remixed several times. In 1985 the track was again remixed and re-released to promote the Island Life compilation, and was released in two different 12″ mixes, one an extended remix with additional keyboard overdubs and remix by Paul “Groucho” Smykle, and another an edited remix version which can be found on the rare 12″ entitled “Musclemix”. This 1985 remix peaked at #12 on the UK pop chart in early 1986.
The song sparked some controversy upon it’s original 1981 release for its suggestive lyrics, as they figuratively describe sexual intercourse. Among the lines are “Pull up to my bumper baby / In your long black limousine / Pull up to my bumper baby / Drive it in between”, and “Grease it / Spray it / Let me lubricate it”.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1986||Pull Up To The Bumper||U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||#5|
|1981||Pull Up To The Bumper||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#2|
|1982||Nipple To The Bottle||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#2|
|1977||La Vie En Rose||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#10|
Label: Island Records
Catalog#: 12 IS 240
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Style: Dub, Downtempo, Disco
Pull Up To The Bumper
A version of this song appears on the Grace Jones album ‘Island Life’
Rydim Music Ltd.
℗ 1985 Original sound recording made by Island Records Inc.
La Vie En Rose
Produced for Beam Junction Productions
Taken from the album ‘Island Life’
Noel Gay Music-MPCS
℗ 1977 Island Records Inc.
Nipple To The Bottle
Taken from the album ‘Living My Life’
Rydim Music Ltd.
℗ 1982 Island Records Inc.
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
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VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
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Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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