Friday, February 12, 2010
LADIES FIRST: 'Demolition Woman!'
LADIES FIRST hips you to songs that 'she did first'.
GRACE JONES actually recorded the first version of "Demolition Man", written by Sting.
GRACE JONES -"Demolition Man" (1981)
Quickly thereafter, Sting recorded his own take on his song with his mates THE POLICE.
THE POLICE -"Demolition Man" (1981)
A year later it was done again by MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND. Mann is more famous for his hits "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" ('64) and "Blinded By the Light" ('77).
And it gave the title to Stallone's SF action flick, "DEMOLITION MAN" (1993), where Sting remade it for the soundtrack.
As everything is cyclical, Wesley Snipes wouldn't have had his whole post-New Wave look if it hadn't been for Grace Jones forging the path in the first place!