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Old 02-11-2023, 04:06 PM
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I wonder how much input she actually had on Bella Donna, other than her lyrics. Not much, I'd guess. That album MADE HER, and I'll bet 90+% of the credit goes to Jimmy and the band she had. And you're right, she'd never allow that now. She bitches and bitches about "no one buys records now". Mama, that's because your records SUCK now. Get over your diva self, and your 6 minute songs. Let someone guide you into a hit album.
Meh, it's too late now, anyway.

And stop talking about that stupid Rhiannon movie you've been talking about for 45 f*cking years! She's such an idiot...
Jimmy had Benmont go thru her demos and work them out and rehearse them with her for MONTHS. She and the girls worked out vocal parts/harmonies themselves and with him for MONTHS prepping for that record. When she talks in interviews at the time about how "easy" it was recording BD compared to with FM, she is conveniently only talking about the actual RECORDING part, not the months and months of prep. Doesn't she say onstage at one of her few BD concerts after they sing BD "the girls and I practiced for two years to get that right"..... She got SLOPPY and lazy and too focused on partying after that. She was I believe genuinely scared sh&tless about her first solo album not doing well and having to face the gloating of some people (let's fact it, LB would be one of them) so she had a lot at stake and really buckled down and put the effort in.

One of her greatest skills is the ability to charm people, and make them feel important to her and want to help her. Lindsey talked about how that comes from her childhood- having to change schools nearly every year and having to fit in and make friends fast. Lots of people who grew up as military brats and such report having to learn the same skill-- always moving, so always having to fit in with a new group and make new friends quickly. Well, she became a master at it, and it made it work to her advantage. And frankly, she DID mostly charm men and get them to help her.... she formed Modern Records with Danny Goldberg and with Paul Fishkin, who she dated for a time and who was madly in love with her and would have married her in a heartbeat, she had Jimmy who was madly in love with her (and whom she moved in with like a week or something after meeting), Herbie was clearly enamored of her and took amazing pics of her and really taught her a lot about how to be photographed to her best advantage, and on and on. I wasn't surprised in the least when she took up with Mick after joining FM....at that time, he had the most power in the band. She knows how to identify the most useful people and to make them her allies. A huge part of her success. (In Tom's biography it talks about how she wanted to get to Tom and she decided that getting to him thru his wife would be the best route, and so befriended her by indulging her (the wife's) coke addiction. Ruthless.)

As talented as he is, Lindsey is more introverted and can be quite prickly and that doesn't win you friends in high places so much.
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Old 02-11-2023, 04:38 PM
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She should have made a record with the Foo Fighters as her band ten years ago. That would have been a headline.
Oh that probably would have been a great record too. That song from the Sound City documentary was one of the best tracks of her solo career since the mid-80s.


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And stop talking about that stupid Rhiannon movie you've been talking about for 45 f*cking years!
What frustrates me is that sheís had connections who could actually make a Rhiannon movie happen for nearly 10 years now, and it still isnít happening. She could probably get Ryan Murphy to make it - all the AHS stans and witchtokers would go wild over it.
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Old 02-11-2023, 10:26 PM
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One of her greatest skills is the ability to charm people, and make them feel important to her and want to help her.
This is why I think she's like Trump before the presidency in this way, charming presidents, cabinet heads, governors, and senators, scratching each other's backs.
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