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View Poll Results: Think About Me - Which Version is Your favorite
Studio 11 52.38%
2/18/79 5 23.81%
Other 5 23.81%
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:13 PM
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Imagine the reaction if they had followed that trend by releasing 'That's Alright' as the first single from Mirage to draw in the country/western crowd.
I love that song, but it would not have been a very good choice as a lead off single. It doesn't exactly reach out to the demographic that was buying FM records at the time. Was country music even that big in the early 80s? Regardless, I don't think FM would have been trying to lure them in. But I like your thinking here.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:18 PM
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Oh I agree. The record label and the band let Lindsey do lots of things during Tusk. The tracking on Tusk makes it sound quirkier than it really is which was another Lindsey ploy to annoy Warner Brothers. Having said all that Think About Me would have helped sell more albums. This is just my opinion so there is no way to be sure. Just try to imagine you never heard anything from Tusk and you play the album the first time. Think About Me jumps out as a hit song record. Even Sara was daring due to the length and intricacy of the song.

Wasn't that the longest single ever released or something along that line? It's amazing that it was a solid hit or that it even got the airplay that it did considering its' length. Shows the strength of FM at the time and "Sara" is a masterpiece!
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:18 PM
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I love the Tusk tour version too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFOZTi0fE7o


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Old 05-26-2018, 06:22 PM
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The record company picks the single not LB. Warners picked Tusk to lead off.
I'm not saying you're wrong, but I find it hard to believe that Warners picked "Tusk" as the lead off single. Especially knowing how fearful they were that when they heard Tusk, they weren't exactly hearing another Rumours. I'm thinking FM had the upper hand in the decision on what to release, given their huge success with Rumours. You don't want to tick off the band that was generating so much revenue for your company.

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Old 05-26-2018, 06:28 PM
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I love the Tusk tour version too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFOZTi0fE7o


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Really cool version. Very fun rendition of the song. Perfect concert song. Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:45 PM
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I love that song, but it would not have been a very good choice as a lead off single. It doesn't exactly reach out to the demographic that was buying FM records at the time. Was country music even that big in the early 80s? Regardless, I don't think FM would have been trying to lure them in. But I like your thinking here.
I love it too. Lindsey and Richard Dashut really went over the top throwing all kinds of little touches in the mix to further "countrify" Stevie's original demo almost to the point of parody. It definitely would not have played to the core FM demographic group but yes, in the early 80s alongside the New Wave, the country sound was also a big deal in the wake of John Travolta's starring role in the film Urban Cowboy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Cowboy
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:58 PM
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I love it too. Lindsey and Richard Dashut really went over the top throwing all kinds of little touches in the mix to further "countrify" Stevie's original demo almost to the point of parody. It definitely would not have played to the core FM demographic group but yes, in the early 80s alongside the New Wave, the country sound was also a big deal in the wake of John Travolta's starring role in the film Urban Cowboy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Cowboy

I guess we have to clarify what the country sound was. Here is the soundtrack from Urban Cowboy:

Side A:

"Hello Texas" – Jimmy Buffett (2:33)
"All Night Long" – Joe Walsh (3:50)
"Times Like These" – Dan Fogelberg (3:02)
"Nine Tonight" – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (6:35)

Side B:

"Stand By Me" – Mickey Gilley (3:35)
"Cherokee Fiddle" – Johnny Lee (4:06)
"Could I Have This Dance" – Anne Murray (3:14)
"Lyin' Eyes" – Eagles (6:23)

Side C:

"Lookin' for Love" – Johnny Lee (3:41)
"Don't it Make You Want to Dance" – Bonnie Raitt (3:29)
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" – Charlie Daniels Band (3:35)
"Here Comes the Hurt Again" – Mickey Gilley (2:41)
"Orange Blossom Special" / "Hoedown" – Gilley's "Urban Cowboy" Band (2:06)

Side D:

"Love the World Away" – Kenny Rogers (3:11)
"Falling in Love for the Night" – Charlie Daniels Band (3:00)
"Darlin'" – Bonnie Raitt (2:34)
"Look What You've Done to Me" – Boz Scaggs (5:39)
"Hearts Against the Wind" – Linda Ronstadt with J. D. Souther (2:58)


Not exactly your George Jones type of country music. More like the "country music" of today. On second thought, maybe this could have worked for FM releasing "That's Alright" as lead off single.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:50 PM
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I guess we have to clarify what the country sound was...Not exactly your George Jones type of country music. More like the "country music" of today. On second thought, maybe this could have worked for FM releasing "That's Alright" as lead off single.
Exactly, we're not talking Hank Williams either. This was the country equivalent of pop rock. I remember reading an article that said Lindsey practically puked when a WB rep suggested Fleetwood Mac change their sound in that direction. I think this may have been much later though, sometime after The Dance reunion.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:53 PM
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Exactly, we're not talking Hank Williams either. This was the country equivalent of pop rock. I remember reading an article that said Lindsey practically puked when a WB rep suggested Fleetwood Mac change their sound in that direction. I think this may have been much later though, sometime after The Dance reunion.
I love that man! It's a damn shame he's gone. At least in the FM world.

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Old 05-26-2018, 09:03 PM
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I love that man! It's a damn shame he's gone. At least in the FM world.
Couldn't agree with you more. A huge loss.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:51 PM
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Great night to listen to this song! I voted 2/18/79! Every once in a while.......think about me!
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:45 PM
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I guess we have to clarify what the country sound was. Here is the soundtrack from Urban Cowboy:

Side A:

"Hello Texas" – Jimmy Buffett (2:33)
"All Night Long" – Joe Walsh (3:50)
"Times Like These" – Dan Fogelberg (3:02)
"Nine Tonight" – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (6:35)

Side B:

"Stand By Me" – Mickey Gilley (3:35)
"Cherokee Fiddle" – Johnny Lee (4:06)
"Could I Have This Dance" – Anne Murray (3:14)
"Lyin' Eyes" – Eagles (6:23)

Side C:

"Lookin' for Love" – Johnny Lee (3:41)
"Don't it Make You Want to Dance" – Bonnie Raitt (3:29)
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" – Charlie Daniels Band (3:35)
"Here Comes the Hurt Again" – Mickey Gilley (2:41)
"Orange Blossom Special" / "Hoedown" – Gilley's "Urban Cowboy" Band (2:06)

Side D:

"Love the World Away" – Kenny Rogers (3:11)
"Falling in Love for the Night" – Charlie Daniels Band (3:00)
"Darlin'" – Bonnie Raitt (2:34)
"Look What You've Done to Me" – Boz Scaggs (5:39)
"Hearts Against the Wind" – Linda Ronstadt with J. D. Souther (2:58)


Not exactly your George Jones type of country music. More like the "country music" of today. On second thought, maybe this could have worked for FM releasing "That's Alright" as lead off single.
I belive Irv Azoff produced that soundtrack.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:32 PM
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I belive Irv Azoff produced that soundtrack.

Indeed, you are right.



Companies, etc.

Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Mastered At – Capitol Studios

Credits

Art Direction – Johnny B. Lee*, Ron Coro
Compiled By [Album] – Becky Shargo, Howard Kaufman, Irving Azoff
Executive-Producer [Album] – Irving Azoff
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Photography By [Cover, Poster] – Ted Grant
Photography By [Inside Gatefold] – Elliot Marks, Ron Phillips (3)
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