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Old 11-12-2023, 08:50 PM
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And the first clips of the Dolly version of Stevie's old demo are coming out:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzjnT..._web_copy_link

I mean, this wasn't ever one of my favorite demos - I guess it was destined to find its home on Dolly Parton's rock album in 2023 :P

The track list and collaborations are rather interested - my interest is up.

Remember the interview where Stevie was knocking Fleetwood Mac for not using "What Has Rock And Roll" on Tango because they always like her slow songs. (She used a different word I can't recall...) LOL.

So who would swap out "What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You" for whassammatha baby?
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Old 11-12-2023, 10:04 PM
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I 100% love it! They did a great job together.
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Old 11-13-2023, 05:25 AM
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I can see why Lindsey passed this song up. Its the most arrogant song ever. It must have been written just after she put 5 lines up her nose and written during her peak cocaine addiction. Stevie does not usually write such arrogant songs.
I've heard the beginning of the song and both of them banter back and forth who is going to start and then Dolly says......Stand Back and then Stevie cackles.
I dont think the song fits Dolly but she's going overboard dressing up in leather with this rock album. I would have much preferred her to sing Bella Donna or I sing for the things or even Nothing Ever Changes.
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Old 11-13-2023, 07:08 AM
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]I can see why Lindsey passed this song up. Its the most arrogant song ever. It must have been written just after she put 5 lines up her nose and written during her peak cocaine addiction. Stevie does not usually write such arrogant songs. [/B]
I've heard the beginning of the song and both of them banter back and forth who is going to start and then Dolly says......Stand Back and then Stevie cackles.
I dont think the song fits Dolly but she's going overboard dressing up in leather with this rock album. I would have much preferred her to sing Bella Donna or I sing for the things or even Nothing Ever Changes.
Lord. I agree. There is something cringey about this recording. I've always loved Dolly and used to adore $tevie pre-2018. I've heard the demo and never loved it, but I don't remember it being this weird and embarrassing. I was thinking about a song like "Garbo" and how pretty and elegant it is contrasted with yelling about being so rich you can swill champagne. Le sigh.
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Old 11-13-2023, 09:40 AM
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Lord. I agree. There is something cringey about this recording. I've always loved Dolly and used to adore $tevie pre-2018. I've heard the demo and never loved it, but I don't remember it being this weird and embarrassing. I was thinking about a song like "Garbo" and how pretty and elegant it is contrasted with yelling about being so rich you can swill champagne. Le sigh.
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Old 11-13-2023, 01:30 PM
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Stevie post 1976 or so has ALWAYS been more about the fame than the art. ALWAYS.

I want to put a big chunk of blame on Henley. She's said he "taught me how to be a rock star". Aided and abetted likely by Irving et al. "You must demand the presidential suite" "You must demand a piano in your hotel room" "You can demand the room be painted pink" "You should demand your own limo, after all, you're the REAL star in the band" etc etc etc. She is inclined to love that sort of crap and put real value on it.... way more than the others, though I suspect Mick comes closest. I think they all fell into that for a while when Rumours and all hit, but they wised up and saw it for what it was after a few years. She still lives in it.

This song epitomizes it.
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Old 11-13-2023, 06:56 AM
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I 100% love it! They did a great job together.
I love the singing. In the banter before they sing, Dolly sounds so sweet but Stevie's speak shouting sounds like a smoker!

I wonder how much Stevie got paid for the song and her participation.
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Ok I listened this song and I do like it. But that's it, I mean its not big deal to me. I didn't find any arrogant nor cringey in the lyrics, it was just fun I guess, but if someone explain to me the context, maybe I'll see better the big picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54grdlWeWGY


What I didn't like was Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me. Maybe cause the Elton live versions with George Michael are far better and touching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfCxaV5g4V4
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Old 11-18-2023, 10:15 AM
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Great fun. The song is junk but they tore into it and made it...fun!
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Great fun. The song is junk but they tore into it and made it...fun!
Agree. And I think Dolly clearly sees it for exactly what it is. Her polite words were "cute little song". It's really Stevie who would be the one to think it's her latest masterpiece (better than the Kennedys carrying her dress across the carpet and all that.....) And that's the eye-rolling part. It's a half-a$$ed throwaway (which is why it sat in the discards bin all these years), which is fine if you know that's what it is (which is everyone but Stevie). If Stevie had bothered to put any effort into it all these years it could have been an interesting take on r&r.
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