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RubberSqueegee
(grinning soul)
01/26/01 05:24 PM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

I have a love-hate relationship with "How Do You Sleep?".

I don't particularly care for Madonna. She's OK, but she should stop trying to act.

Excuse me
But I just have to
Explode


jonasf
(grinning soul)
01/30/01 06:26 AM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Whether Lucy Can't Dance would have been a big hit or not is a very difficult question to answer. I was really sceptic about this supposed potential.

However, I performed a very scientific test on my work mates. I just played the song from the CD instead of turning into a radio station and everybody was going aroung humming and singing to themselves as if it would have been Britney. This at the first hearing!

So now it is finally proven that it would have been a much bigger hit than Let's Dance!!!

/jf



Tyger_Lily
(kook)
01/30/01 01:37 PM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: jonasf]  

I performed the selfsame scientific test myself, and I got all the people dancing like mad without their knowing it was Bowie. I did the same trick on them with Dead Man Walking, by the way, which only goes on to prove there is some sort of uneducated, prejudiced dislike for Bowie´s music among the general twenty-something public.
As for the dib at Madonna, I am persuaded by bfp´s argumentation. Here are some further details: in the TM song Pretty Thing he says "Tie you down, pretend you´re Madonna", which he wrote after one drink too many with Sean Penn by his own admission. Then there is an interview he gave around the time of the release of the Day In Day Out video, when he was complaining of the cuts suffered by it while Madonna got away scotfree with what he saw as a video based on a very peverse sexuality, La Isla Bonita (he mentioned specifically Madonna´s caressing her pubis mere seconds away after clutching a crucifix in prayer). And he seemed to hit the roof last June when it was rumoured that he might join Madonna onstage in her Roseland concert. It is a shame that he has turned against her, although I suppose there is so much aping- and- taking -the- credit- fo-r it a man can take.

We are all Greeks.
Shelley

bowiefanpeter
(stardust savant)
02/01/01 10:14 PM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Do you think bowie could get a hit out of it if he recut the song, or rereleased it as a single now? Didn't david do this with "wild as the wind" abd the ziggy movie? Maybe they could assemble it alongside a hits package ala U2 did with "sweetest thing"

bfp



jonasf
(grinning soul)
02/02/01 03:22 AM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

I hope not! What's so important with a hit???



Sysiyo
(crash course raver)
02/02/01 03:58 AM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

In reply to:

Do you think bowie could get a hit out of it if he recut the song, or rereleased it as a single now?



He definately could. Just look around: people are lisening to Britney Spears. Lucy Can't Dance would kick Britney and a bunch of others in the but quite well... though I think Bowie would have to use a false name when he'd publish it... most people think he's just a glammer or some 70's celebrity (nothing wrong with that, of course, but the young people who listen to the modern crap tend not to like old things... well, usually anyway...)


Since I'm not supposed to lose
All you've got to do is grin

bowiefanpeter
(stardust savant)
02/05/01 02:15 AM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: jonasf]  

<<<Why sould db go for a hit?>>>

It was sad seeing bowie go for a hit with the triple seven cd and the poor showing on the hits chart. With people's mixed thoughts of madonna and britney couldn't they just release this song to the station s and see if it picks up steam?

The song is already done, or may need a little bit of fixing. Does it only need to be properly presented to the radio stations?

bfp



Dara
(crash course raver)
02/09/01 11:05 AM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

In reply to:

It was sad seeing bowie go for a hit with the triple seven cd and the poor showing on the hits chart.


They were going for a hit with Seven? Why didn't they bother to make a video for it then? It's almost impossible to get a hit without a video. In fact, Seven did exceedingly well chartwise for a limited release with no video and no push behind it.

Slan libh,

Dara

"Nothing matters but writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile. . . a stain upon the silence". Samuel Beckett

bowiefanpeter
(stardust savant)
02/19/02 02:35 AM
Re: Lucy Can't Dance new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Could Lucy Can't Dance be anyway related to Lou Reed's Sally Can't Dance?

BeeEffPee



AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
02/19/02 10:24 AM
Bowie's Thoughts on Madonna new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Bowie's opinion of Madonna at the end of 1992 could offer insight into the lyric:

JJ: Speaking of try-sexuality, do you accept - or disclaim - any credit for Madonna's shape-shifting career?

DB: I have to leave that to you guys. But I would get behind it [her career] a lot more if I really felt anything for her music. It's conventional in the extreme. I guess I've seen too much, because I don't really find her provocative, either.


1. "I know what you're going to do" is predicting her moves.
2. "this sexual noise" is her music imagery
3. "Looking for God in exciting new ways" is her imagery around the time of Like a Prayer
4. "Did the world just explode? Don't recognize anyone" is an explosive rise to fame, and being surrounded by unfamiliar faces
5. "But you've still got me under your thumb" is being more popular than Bowie (or perhaps handling the fame better).
6. "Ritz" and "savoy" are show biz glamour.
7. "Who died and made you material girl?" is the public sacrificing of Bowie and making way for the material girl.
8. Bowie is "postmodern" and writes "lunatic" lyrics, in contrast, Madonna's lyrics are "just a few simple words".
9. The "noise" of which she cannot dance is one that is more creative/innovative. Bowie says "you can't buy me off in this serial world" but he "still can't make her dance".

The Music is Outside


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