8/26/15 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: Grace Jones- Pull Up to the Bumper


Pull Up to the Bumper  was co-written by Grace Jones, Kookoo Baya and Dana Mano. The uptempo pop-dance song incorporating funk and R&B elements and sparked some controversy for its suggestive lyrics. Due to the figuratively describe sexual intercourse, it prompted some radio stations in the United States to refuse to broadcast it.


The music video for Pull Up to the Bumper is a combination of live footage with Jones performing the song on her A One Man Show merged and edited excerpts from Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 experimental documentary film Koyaanisqatsi. The video uses the edited studio version of the song and its opening section includes excerpts from the song Nightclubbing. In 2011, The Guardian’s Richard Vine ranked the release of Pull Up to the Bumper as one of fifty key events in the history of dance music, proclaiming it “one of those rare records that manages to replicate the sensation of actually being in a club.”

Grace Jones- Pull Up To The Bumper

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