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Saturday, 1 March 2014

This Is A Woman's World

Pop fact- Drew of Across The Kitchen Table was almost in this issue of The Face. But that's not solely why we're here today. Cover star Neneh Cherry has a new record out on Monday and it's had some pretty positive reviews and sounds interesting. In 1996 she had several hits including a global smash Youssou N'Dour and this excellent string laden, trip hop song.


Woman was Neneh's response to James Brown's It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World and had Bernard Butler fresh from Suede on guitar. At the end of the 80s she'd had her first taste of pop stardom with the Raw Like Sushi album- superior Ladbroke Grove pop-rap... 'and all that you need is the air that you breathe'

And to those of us of a certain age she'll always be the woman doing the Buffalo Stance on Top Of The Pops, seven months pregnant.


Echorich said...

Neneh Cherry has been on top of her game recently with her Cherry Thing project, CirKus and now the Blank Project. The Cherry Thing project reminded me of what Rip Rig and Panic might have sounded like 30 odd yrs later. I would expect nothing less from someone who grew up with Talking Heads living in the loft upstairs...

Dirk said...

Tell us more, please, SA: why should Drew have been in there ... just another male top model him?

Simon said...

Ah lovely Neneh. I was spinning Manchild in the kitchen a week ago to my kids. Lovely. She once tried to buy my vintage leather jacket from me in a pub in Camden. Closest I came to a date with Neneh Cherry!

Swiss Adam said...

Dirk- article interviewing members of the Glasgow scooter scene, Drew turned up 20 mins late and missed the photo shoot.

Simon- good story.