But didn''t she get the memo: "Dress: L.A. New Wave."
Songwriter Billy Steinberg is featured on guitar, he''s the skinny guy on Linda''s right. This was his first major songwriting success, this song sold to Linda.
The band sounds great, but Linda just sounds so shrill and unnatural to me. Out of her comfort zone. %0D\
And speaking of "out of her comfort zone," Waldman isn''t even able to clap on the beat!
Linda Ronstadt was total Mom Music.
I think she sounds great. Very into it. She''s certainly more of a versatile artist than any of the young female singers around today and deserves to be in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Agreed. It is ridiculous that she in not in the Hall of Fame.
She''s talented, but she had absolutely no street cred as a rock singer (and she knew it)
Linda could sing anything, including rock. Her Tumbling Dice and Livin in the USA, for two examples, work for me.
She''s believable as a rock singer, Mick Jagger told her after her show she should do more rock songs instead of ballads. So he wrote down the words to "Tumblin'' Dice" and she recorded it. Even Rolling Stone said her version had more fire than the orig. She has the requisite anger and volume to be a rocker. I know she doesn''t like to rock now, however, her voice is still very strong. I''ve seen her live twice in recent years.
If only her career were as big as her.
I think she is a good rock singer, but although I like "How Do I Make You", I''m not sure the song was the bast fit for her. I think she seems most at home belting Mexican music. Like her or not, you have to admit she has had a very varied career. I don''t think any of her contemporaries can match her range.
If only Carly''s career were as big as her lips.
Carole King - touring with James Taylor, so SUCK IT, Carly
I wish she''d do a greatest hits show at The Castro. Doesn''t she live in Pacific Heights?
This must have been right about the time that the fajitas started to take their toll.
"It is ridiculous that she in not in the Hall of Fame."\
Poor dear can''t fit through the doors.
She really had it all, a powerful and versatile voice, a likeable image, sold out arena shows. Makes you long for the 70s when people had talent instead of autotune.
This looks like it was the year she started to chunk out.
What year was this?
Linda can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, but if I remember correctly, this album was kind of an attempt to keep up with the edgy 80s fad in music, which was a mistake, but she still produced a good album.
"Linda could sing anything, including rock. Her Tumbling Dice and Livin in the USA, for two examples, work for me."
Uh, no she couldn't. She was hopeless singing rock and roll and "new wave." Her version of "Tumbling Dice" is considered atrocious. She did girly, cutesy versions of Elvis Costello songs like "Girls Talk" and "Alison." He said her versions were awful, but hey, it was more money in the bank for him. A critic put it quite simply: her voice is very pretty but she doesn't have the depth or range to do anything really well except ballads and country songs.
Of course she was a credible rock singer. Mad Love was a very popular album.
Alison was an odd choice.
Mad Love is a great album.
How Do I Make You is NOT a rock song. It's New Wave, totally different head, totally.
As for Billy SteinJew, he was worthless without CHRISTIAN Tom Kelly.
Together SteinJew and Tom Kelly wrote
Like A Virgin
The Eternal Flame
I Touch My Self
And a host of others.