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Beulah
(grinning soul)
02/23/06 03:14 AM
Re: What Should Bowie and Jagger Have Sung? new [re: diamondogz74]  

Excellent song. They should have chosen it.



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SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
02/23/06 06:52 AM
Re: What Should Bowie and Jagger Have Sung? new [re: EASTMAN]  

In reply to:

but that was five years before Angie spilled the beans(?) to Joan Rivers on national TV.


.... and about 5 after she'd already published "Free Spirit" with the same old story.

I loved Dancing in The Streets at the time, captured the rushed and desperate feel of Live Aid perfectly.





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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
02/23/06 07:33 AM
Re: What Should Bowie and Jagger Have Sung? new [re: th0mas]  

My idea would be to have had them dressed as soldiers, performing that song "War"

I guess what was needed was a moment of light hearted fun, hence the Dancing video, I wonder who chose the song, Bowie or Jagger?


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Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
02/23/06 07:38 AM
Re: What Should Bowie and Jagger Have Sung? new [re: diamondogz74]  

So glad you weren't their advisor


Regarding Dancing, it seemed like a perfect song for a perfect moment. It hasn't aged well, even a year on it seemed below par, but it was nice to see Bowie at number one again, and it raised a lot of money, and at the end of the day that is what counted. If it had been some 'serious' song it would not have been such a populist choice and it is doubtful that it would have been such a big hit.

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
02/23/06 07:58 AM
Re: What Should Bowie and Jagger Have Sung? new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

So glad you weren't their advisor




In reply to:

It hasn't aged well, even a year on it seemed below par


Strange how 80s things age terribly fast almost to the point of being naff.

Of course the idea was to raise as much money as possible, I eagerly remember waiting for the 7" picture cover single to be released, hoping it would be a stereo release ( not like the Bing/Bowie collaboration ) don't know if this was originally intended for single release, or people demanded it?

I think the alternate version of the Dancing video is great fun


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KModerator
(thunder ocean)
02/23/06 08:01 AM
Re: What Should Bowie and Jagger Have Sung? new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

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So glad you weren't their advisor


You know, I kinda liked the idea. But it probably would have been too serious and preachy idea for Live Aid.

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AdamAdministrator
(eden but no sham)
02/23/06 08:06 AM
why dancing in the street new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

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The song's history is probably a deciding factor in the choice. It was written in response to the race riots of the early sixties, I believe.


I didn't know that. By my guess would have been for the global-theme in the lyrics ('calling out around the world....south america, tokyo, france....') in reference to the giant satellite broadcast that was intended to be sung from either side of the Atlantic.

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Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
02/23/06 08:22 AM
Re: why dancing in the street new [re: Adam]  

The 'South America, Tokyo, France' bit was an adlib by them, it isn't on the original song. The 'Philadelphia PA, Baltimore and DC now, don't forget the motor city' bit is, but the 'Back in the USSR' is also an adlib and would have been added to take the song away from solely America and turn it into a global plea.

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
02/23/06 08:30 AM
Re: why dancing in the street new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

I once read that if you change the lyrics in someway on a song, you don't have to pay copywrite, Is this true?


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Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
02/23/06 08:47 AM
Re: why dancing in the street [re: diamondogz74]  

If you change the words to a song, you have to get permission. You still have to pay copyright.

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