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Thread started 06/29/21 11:43am

lustmealways

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is "living doll" one of the greatest songs ever written?

is it the ultimate in trashy pop? is it the best melody man has ever penned? i think so, let's show some love to this underappreciated masterpiece.

my daddy does indeed say i'm a living doll

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Reply #1 posted 06/29/21 12:17pm

soladeo1

lustmealways said:

is it the ultimate in trashy pop? is it the best melody man has ever penned? i think so, let's show some love to this underappreciated masterpiece.

my daddy does indeed say i'm a living doll



Where did you hear it??
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Reply #2 posted 06/29/21 12:19pm

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When did this become Cliff Richard.org? confuse
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Reply #3 posted 06/29/21 12:34pm

Phase3

SantanaMaitreya said:

When did this become Cliff Richard.org? confuse

Who's cliff Richard?
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Reply #4 posted 06/29/21 1:25pm

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eek lol

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Reply #5 posted 06/29/21 2:11pm

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Phase3 said:

SantanaMaitreya said:
When did this become Cliff Richard.org? confuse
Who's cliff Richard?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZYet-jqR8

RIP sad
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Reply #6 posted 06/30/21 1:27am

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Reply #7 posted 06/30/21 1:32am

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Phase3 said:

SantanaMaitreya said:
When did this become Cliff Richard.org? confuse
Who's cliff Richard?

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Bwahahahahahahahahaaaaa !

Wasn't he at some poitn involved with children?

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And wiser people so full of doubts"
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Reply #8 posted 06/30/21 1:34am

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Well, tbh, it's the first time i hear it. smile

Never heard this Jill song before.

Nice, thank you !

Would've been a perfect fit for Apollonia or Vanity even.

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Reply #9 posted 06/30/21 1:46am

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Vannormal said:

Phase3 said:

SantanaMaitreya said: Who's cliff Richard?

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Bwahahahahahahahahaaaaa !

Wasn't he at some poitn involved with children?

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No, it was a fabrication, no evidence was found, all charges were dropped.

RIP sad
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Reply #10 posted 06/30/21 4:17am

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Phase3 said:

SantanaMaitreya said: Who's cliff Richard?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZYet-jqR8

Or better yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGOU0o9K89g

To the original question: The outro is lovely. But I never really want to hear the 2 minutes that preceded it ever again.

[Edited 6/30/21 4:47am]

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Reply #11 posted 06/30/21 6:59am

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gsmith5678 said:

TheEnglishGent said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAZYet-jqR8

Or better yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGOU0o9K89g

To the original question: The outro is lovely. But I never really want to hear the 2 minutes that preceded it ever again.

[Edited 6/30/21 4:47am]

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Well, to me, those two minutes that procede it are just great production of a silly melody.

I love the weird drum sizzle and the squeeling Lovesexy guitar throuhgout the song.

ANd one can't deny the always fantastic sounding Jill Jones.

Her voice has so much character (imho).

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And the second part is indeed lovely, fantastic even.

But it doesn't fit the song all that properly (since she has no vocal part in it), so it feels left out.

I agree.

Someone here made a thread somewhere about ''what part of a song you wish Prince used for a complete song'', and this is one.

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Shame she never got to release a second album.

Prince was sometimes such a big... nevermind.

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Reply #12 posted 07/02/21 10:00am

lustmealways

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this is so fucking good

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Reply #13 posted 07/02/21 10:20am

databank

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Is that a new leak or a song I forgot forgot from an old bootleg??

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Reply #14 posted 07/02/21 10:40am

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databank said:

Is that a new leak or a song I forgot forgot from an old bootleg??


The latter. It's on Blast From the Past # 4. I had forgotten about it too, which is why I thought about Cliff Richard first and decided to make a little joke about that.
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Reply #15 posted 07/02/21 10:45am

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databank said:

Is that a new leak or a song I forgot forgot from an old bootleg??

how could you forget about such a perfect display of songwriting?

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Reply #16 posted 07/02/21 11:50am

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Because Prince wrote so many songs that there will be songs that you overlook. Unless maybe when you never listen to anything else.
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Reply #17 posted 07/02/21 12:41pm

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I gave it a listen and while it is of course nowhere near one of the best songs ever written, it is a perfect example of trashy 80s pop.
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Reply #18 posted 07/02/21 3:10pm

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My Baby Knows How To Love Me (86 Jill version) is mo better nod
For all time I am with you, you are with me.
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Reply #19 posted 07/02/21 3:32pm

lustmealways

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slutty oingo boingo

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Reply #20 posted 07/06/21 9:49am

databank

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lustmealways said:

databank said:

Is that a new leak or a song I forgot forgot from an old bootleg??

how could you forget about such a perfect display of songwriting?

Crazy. I have it indeed and have zero recollection of ever hearing it.

It's retro for 1985, much in the vein of P's earlier rockabilly stuff, but nice to (re?)discover biggrin

EDIT: Oh, that ending!! yes

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Reply #21 posted 07/07/21 5:11pm

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It's fun, like Prince doing 'This Year's Model' era Elvis Costello. The ending is sublime, but seems musically and thematically at odds with the rest of the song.

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Reply #22 posted 07/08/21 12:31pm

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That's what I was thinking, it's almost as if the ending was lifted from another song and glued on this one.
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Reply #23 posted 07/08/21 1:20pm

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The more I read about their relationship in Duane's book, the more I'm convinced he was giving her crap songs to mess with her.

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Reply #24 posted 07/08/21 1:36pm

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MendesCity said:

The more I read about their relationship in Duane's book, the more I'm convinced he was giving her crap songs to mess with her.


The Jill Jones album is really good. You wouldn't say that Mia Bocca or All Day All Night are crap songs now, would ya?
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Reply #25 posted 07/08/21 2:41pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

MendesCity said:

The more I read about their relationship in Duane's book, the more I'm convinced he was giving her crap songs to mess with her.

The Jill Jones album is really good. You wouldn't say that Mia Bocca or All Day All Night are crap songs now, would ya?

I have a running joke beef with a friend about her. Some of the songs are fun, but i just don't really like her singing. Always sounds she's trying too hard.

This song, uh, nope! razz

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Reply #26 posted 07/11/21 2:24am

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Honestly he was not putting out his best Paisley releases at that time. The one off tunes were getting his best. Other than Flesh and Blood I couldnt hear hit written on any of those 2nd boots at all
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Reply #27 posted 07/11/21 5:45am

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next time they do one of their awful "originals" releases it should just be 15 tracks of Living Doll

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Reply #28 posted 07/11/21 5:50am

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Honestly he was not putting out his best Paisley releases at that time. The one off tunes were getting his best. Other than Flesh and Blood I couldnt hear hit written on any of those 2nd boots at all


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Reply #29 posted 07/16/21 10:39am

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Well, I've been listening to Parade era tracks while reading Duane Tudahl's Parade Era Sessions book and when I listened to Living Doll i thought Susan Rogers was right - not every song was great. lol

Also, shouldn't this be in the Associated Artists forum? wink

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