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bowiefanpeter
(stardust savant)
01/24/01 04:39 AM
Lucy Can't Dance  

Interpretation time.....

It's a very good song that was tacked onto the end of BTWN as a bonus track. Some people may have missed it because they have a hard time getting thru the 13 tracks before it.....

I feel this song is a very rare example of david in an insulting mood.

I has been rumoured to be a direct insult to Madonna
a) It has "dance" and a female name in the title
b)The "material world" line
c)nile rodgers produced BTWN...he also did "material girl" song as well as the "like a virgin' album
d) madonna recruited NR a year after he did the "let's dance" LP
e) The background organ-ish sound on LCD is a direct reference to the same sound on madge's "vogue" have a listen if you dunno believe me
f) madonna has been credited withthings david had probably done a few years earlier
g) madonna presented bowie "rock and roll hall of fame" award (DB did not attend)
h)madonna has useddb as an "influence" more times than i am comfortable with IMO

this song dates back to about 1988 when he first started his post NLMD solo albums which took 6 years to do finalize. It originally had the title of "lucille can't dance" but sounded better as "lucy'. "lucille" is of course BB king's guitar, and also a song by little richard.

I think this song is more of a stab at the general poor quality of late 80's early music scene in general.....

Just some of my thoughts and a little background......your thoughts...(and probably corrections as well)

bfp






 
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*Lucy Can't Dance  bowiefanpeter01/24/01 04:39 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Max_M05/04/04 05:49 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  ulfdub04/22/04 08:38 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  ulfdub04/22/04 08:41 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  th0mas05/05/04 08:11 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Grey_Nihilist05/06/04 04:28 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  th0mas05/07/04 08:54 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Grey_Nihilist05/07/04 08:17 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  th0mas05/08/04 08:45 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  diamondogz7404/22/04 05:25 AM
.*Bowie's Thoughts on Madonna  AdamModerator02/19/02 10:24 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Thoughts on Madonna  Cucumber04/22/04 01:24 AM
.*hanging by the cross and nail  AdamAdministrator04/22/04 03:44 AM
.*Re: hanging by the cross and nail  ulfdub04/22/04 04:05 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Thoughts on Madonna  th0mas03/11/04 02:07 PM
.*Re: Bowie's Thoughts on Madonna  diamondogz7404/22/04 05:19 AM
.*Where's Lucy?  AdamAdministrator04/22/04 00:00 AM
.*Re: Where's Lucy?  Coan_teen04/22/04 00:14 AM
.*Re: Where's Lucy?  AdamAdministrator04/22/04 00:43 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  bowiefanpeter02/19/02 02:35 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  bowiefanpeter02/01/01 10:14 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Sysiyo02/02/01 03:58 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  jonasf02/02/01 03:22 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  bowiefanpeter02/05/01 02:15 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Dara02/09/01 11:05 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  jonasf01/30/01 06:26 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Tyger_Lily01/30/01 01:37 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  ulfdub04/22/04 01:55 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  jonasf01/26/01 06:44 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  bowiefanpeter01/26/01 09:34 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  RubberSqueegee01/26/01 05:24 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  Tristan01/24/01 12:20 PM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  AdamModerator01/24/01 08:59 PM
.*Tie you down, pretend you're Madonna  AdamModerator01/25/01 01:03 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  bowiefanpeter01/24/01 04:57 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  AdamModerator01/24/01 05:17 AM
.*Re: Lucy Can't Dance  ziggfried01/24/01 11:09 AM
.*David Can't Dance  power2charm01/24/01 11:47 AM
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