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)