Corporate Cannibal

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"Corporate Cannibal"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Hurricane
Released August 24, 2008
Format Digital download, 12", CD
Genre Trip hop
Length 6:34
Label Wall of Sound
Writer(s) Grace Jones, Ivor Guest, Adam Green, Marc van Eyck
Producer(s) Ivor Guest
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave)"
(1997)
"Corporate Cannibal"
(2008)
"Williams' Blood"
(2008)

"Corporate Cannibal" is a single by Grace Jones, released in 2008.

Background[edit]

"Corporate Cannibal", written by Grace Jones, Ivor Guest, Adam Green and Marc van Eyck, is a trip hop song incorporating rock and electronic elements, and lyrically exploiting the issue of corporate capitalism. Explaining what led her to write "Corporate Cannibal", Jones said that she was "very obsessed with the subject" and penned the lyrics with Marc van Eyck.[1] The song received flattering reviews from a number of independent blogs, having been described by them as "quite relevant to the times we live in now, with the whole occupy movement and corporate greed"[2] and that it "pretty much sums up the scene in America that has defined our era".[3]

Originally planned to be the title track of the new album, whose title was later changed to Hurricane,[4] the song eventually became its lead single. 12" vinyl pressings of "Corporate Cannibal" were released in a limited number as well as a promo-only CD. Commercially, the single was primarily available as a digital download. The song was remixed by Atticus Ross and Kevin "The Bug" Martin, among others.

Music video[edit]

The "Corporate Cannibal" video was directed by photographer and director Nick Hooker. It was shot in black and white, with the only images appearing being Grace Jones' face and upper body shots, digitally distorted, as shown on the single cover.[5] The video premiered at the Meltdown festival in June 2008 and was then uploaded onto YouTube on July 4, 2008,[6] attracting 144,000 views by the time the download single was released late August.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital Single[7]
  1. "Corporate Cannibal" – 6:34
  • CD Promotional Single[8]
  1. "Corporate Cannibal" (Edit) – 3:58
  2. "Corporate Cannibal" – 6:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grace Jones talks to Scene Junkie Video by Scene Junkie - Myspace Video". www.myspace.com. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal. Two varied views., page 1". www.abovetopsecret.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  3. ^ Mike Slane. "Grace Jones – Corporate Cannibal » Changethethought™". www.changethethought.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ "Grace Jones Corporate Cannibal VIDEO!". lalate.com. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Grace Jones, Corporate Cannibal « The Pinocchio Theory". www.shaviro.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  7. ^ "Corporate Cannibal: Grace Jones: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal (CDr) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 

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