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Loudmouth

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US review of In The Long Grass
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https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-05-26-ca-6212-story.html

I thought, particularly with Drag me Down, there was a real attempt at a hit, but maybe the US version came across differently. 



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Yeh I have us version of long grass I think rain didn't help should be stuck to dave

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Mark L wrote:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-05-26-ca-6212-story.html

I thought, particularly with Drag me Down, there was a real attempt at a hit, but maybe the US version came across differently. 


 US version was remixed and sounded like Huey Lewis and The News.  same with Lucky.  And Dave had lyrics altered to Rain. 



-- Edited by ArrGee on Monday 15th of August 2022 03:02:28 PM

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I think Dave was a great UK single, but it stiffed largely because sales of the free ticket single were automatically disqualified. The other problem was just a lack of airplay and interest from radio which back in the day was key. House on Fire was a top 30 hit due to Peter Powell making it his record of the week on his popular evening radio one show. Dave and Drag me Down may have benefitted from a better production from Mutt Lange or Tony Visconti which might have secured more radio play, although I recall Mike Read playing it a fair few times on his breakfast show.  

The US version of Dave rendered the single meaningless with the lyrics changed to de-gay the song for the US market. 

I like the US version of Drag me Down mind.



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I like the American version of Lucky but I am not to kean on the other 2. I have always loved ITLG as it reminds me of a ****e time in my life.My home life was disfunctional to say the least,lost my job and I knew it would soon be over for my beloved Rats.Shortly after I got out of my Rat Trap and left Britain.

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Derek The Dane wrote:

I like the American version of Lucky but I am not to kean on the other 2. I have always loved ITLG as it reminds me of a ****e time in my life.My home life was disfunctional to say the least,lost my job and I knew it would soon be over for my beloved Rats.Shortly after I got out of my Rat Trap and left Britain.


 Sometimes the hard times do get better. Hope they did for you 



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Mark L wrote:
Derek The Dane wrote:

I like the American version of Lucky but I am not to kean on the other 2. I have always loved ITLG as it reminds me of a ****e time in my life.My home life was disfunctional to say the least,lost my job and I knew it would soon be over for my beloved Rats.Shortly after I got out of my Rat Trap and left Britain.


 Sometimes the hard times do get better. Hope they did for you 


 Derek supports Spurs so unlikely



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Still love this album even the US version even with its flaws should be done better

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