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Old 11-15-2023, 03:18 PM
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Well bless Florida! How the heck did a Dollar General get that album! Enjoy it!
Dollar General headquarters are based in Nashville. Maybe that's part of it?
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Old 11-15-2023, 06:55 PM
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Here are a few photos from Rockstar. Nothing else inside that includes Stevie.
good lawd those lyrics look ten times even more insipid printed out....

those are egotistical, or as she put it "conceited", drugged up fame whore Stevie lyrics....not "poet" Stevie....
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Old 11-16-2023, 06:26 AM
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I wished I lived in Florida so I could get this darn song! Everybody's getting it early! I like the sound
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Old 11-16-2023, 12:54 PM
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This makes me so sad. I had myself convinced you were going to love this song David.
Ill probably learn to love it the more I hear it. I have yet to hear the entire track. I have to wait until it gets to Spotify.
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Old 11-16-2023, 07:08 PM
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Ill probably learn to love it the more I hear it. I have yet to hear the entire track. I have to wait until it gets to Spotify.
Itll likely be on YouTube at 9pm Pacific tonight. Sweet Girl would have been a good duet with Dolly but I think it was surprising that Stevie gave Dolly a demo.
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Old 11-17-2023, 01:59 AM
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Hooo boy.

Heard this at Waffle House.

Hooo boy.

That was…something.
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Old 11-17-2023, 05:53 AM
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Just listened on Spotify. I dunno, its corny enough to work for this type of album from Dolly. It isnt the worst thing Ive ever heard but Im not sure Id ever put this on a playlist for any reason at all. It still sounds like a demo in that the lyrics seem like theyre waiting to be finished. The chorus justwhat has rock and roll ever done for you.you too! Like, this is the best you could come up with?

At least Stevie not only got a welll in but its a well well!
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Old 11-17-2023, 07:54 AM
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I dont dislike ittwo old girls ripping it up..sort of.
I think the lyrics are funny, tongue in cheek.
And I wish Stevie would get her adenoids seen to or at least blow her nose.
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Old 11-17-2023, 08:48 AM
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Just listened and damn I love it the same way I love Stevie's two foot high hair in the Red Rocks video. I can't remember the last time we got a campy Stevie like this that was enjoyable.

Never one of my favorite demos - but if there was ever a place it should have landed it was on this Dolly album. It works for me because they approached it from a camp angle - singing this one straight never could work.

The way Stevie says "everything" is that same dead pan 80s Red Rocks "you fill the room with the wind the rain and the water". I'm not sure Stevie had the self-awareness to know when she was being camp in the 80s but I think some of that excess and ridiculousness from 85/86 hooked me in as much as some of the great songwriting from 1981.

Not sure I'll play the Stevie/Dolly duet a million times but my verdict is - I'm glad this little song found its home in the pink rhinestone studded walls of a campy Dolly Parton rock album. I'm here for it!
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Old 11-17-2023, 09:32 AM
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Well...it's probably the best studio vocal she's done in I don't even know how long. A very long time.

But the rest is barf city.
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Old 11-17-2023, 10:10 AM
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I just listened and you know what? I love it. This is the perfect place for this song. She and Dolly sound good together. It puts a smile on my face.
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Old 11-17-2023, 11:12 AM
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Hooo boy.

Heard this at Waffle House.

Hooo boy.

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Well...it's probably the best studio vocal she's done in I don't even know how long. A very long time.

But the rest is barf city.
I listened to it yesterday, but decided to wait and see how many people came on here drooling over this turd.

I'm with Steve and Al... this song is vomit.

Actually, even calling it a "song" is a generous stretch. It's at best a "ditty".

It is completely unfinished, certainly lyrically. It's like a little quick note of an idea that you would maybe just jot down and come back to later to work on and try and make into a song. It is just NOT a song. I've heard the old demo but not the songwriting demo ie the one where she plonks with two fingers on the piano... god knows what that sounded like, but the music on the demo and on this recording are not her work; it's clearly whatever the musicians/producer she was working with at the time could come up with to salvage it.

Speaking of which, I have no idea why she insists on sticking so slavishly to old ****ty demos. I get it for an album like 24k gold... the whole point of that was to put out exact replicas of old demos because the demos were already out in the world but the originals were such low quality they had to be re-done. But this???

Maybe they should have let a producer bring something new and original to it. And why they let it drone on for over a FULL FIVE MINUTES is mind-boggling. 3 minutes, tops.

The lyrics are practically non-existent. One small string of words repeated over and over and over... and the words are just...stupid.

"Self made woman self made man"
"Answer the question"
"What has rock and roll ever done for you"
"Give me some more champagne"

I will never understand why she pronounces the word "profession" the way she does...sort of rushed... rather than breaking it down into its syllables, so that it would highlight the rhyme with 'question'.

Poor Dolly. Poor, poor Dolly...a songwriter who continues to produce real art and actually craft actual songs

As for Stevie's vocal, she's artificially tweaked to within an inch of her life. Listen to the dialogue with Dolly at the end of the song.... I had to listen multiple times to realize the second comment is actually Stevie... her speaking voice there sounds almost the same as Dolly's, thin and high-pitched. Then I realized they left the automated tuning on her speaking as well.
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Maybe they should have let a producer bring something new and original to it. And why they let it drone on for over a FULL FIVE MINUTES is mind-boggling. 3 minutes, tops.

Poor Dolly. Poor, poor Dolly...a songwriter who continues to produce real art and actually craft actual songs
Because if you shorten her songs, SHE'S NOT GONNA BE HAPPY!

THIS. $tevie is just an oldies act now, with zero relevance(the opposite of Dolly). No song ideas left. No voice left. Just clinging to what attention she can still get. It's sad, actually.
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Old 11-17-2023, 12:20 PM
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She sticks to her demos because it's been an ongoing theme for decades that she often claims loving her demos more than the finished product. She gets the "warm and fuzzies" when she listens to her own demos because ITS ALL ABOUT HER. It's her singing, it's her attempted piano playing etc.

Take that attitude and combine it with her bloated I'm a legend ego and she's 100% convinced that all of her demos are little masterpieces and nobody is going to tell her to change a single thing because she's Stevie Nicks after all.
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This whole Dolly project reminds me of when Pat Boone had his leather pants phase in his late 70s LOLOL...

It might be a fun track, but it's truly late career vegas-y garbage that I would have never expected from her if you would have asked me 15 years ago.

There's no reason for her to be embarrassed about her 80's output if she's ok with this! Somebody send Lori and Sharon back to the UHAUL storage for the coke and mirror cassette collection.
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