Monday, April 5, 2010

Over and Over (Live) - May 03, 1985 - Dallas, Texas.

Photo: Neil Preston

Hurry up, I just can't wait
I gotta do it now I can't be late
I know I'm not afraid I gotta get out the door
If I don't do it now I won't get anymore
You try to criticize my drive
If I lose I don't feel paralyzed
It's not the game it's how you play

And if I fall, I get up again now.

Over and Over - one of the greatest Madonna songs, sung live below in Dallas on her Virgin Tour on May 03, 1985. The complete live performance is so wonderful and a quarter of a century later, I'm so impressed on a completely different level than I was at 14 years old with Her Raw Talent. A fantastic live singer (credit she rarely - if ever, receives), she hits each mark (that she's designated), shes in perpetual motion (like a hummingbird) - the woman doesn't stop. And the song. A brilliant songwriter (were we the only ones that saw it earlier?). After all she has done, there are still cynics. Yes, you heard it correctly. However, a few years later - "Madonna stakes her claim as the pop poet of lower-middle-class America." (David Sigerson, July 7, 1986, Madonna: Her Aim is True, Rolling Stone).

Eat cock, Dylan.

Over and Over. So honest, so great, so inspirational, so Madonna. I scanned my insane brain to think of another woman in the entertainment business that had done what Madonna did in The Virgin Tour prior - and really I can say nobody. She set a new standard and expectation of what performing is. From the beginning of this show - with Dress You Up until she runs back to fetch her fur after Material Girl - every smile, every wink, every kick is choreographed and here with Over and Over - she is, once again, perfection.

13 years later, she would receive her first 'real' Grammy Award.

Over and Over always made me wonder - do you know specifically what you want before you get it or are you just passionate about something and keep working and something will come? I think the latter.

This was all inspired by my fantastic friend of 25 years and how in touch she is with life (oh, those pisceans). So, without further ado - uncut and unedited - intro and all, Over and Over, live from Dallas.

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Hello Dallas!

9 comments:

  1. increible, Madonna desde siempre ha tenido una gran actitud, la amo, me encanta

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  2. Over and over? Is it that good? I don't think...

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  3. This is such a fun song! I was glad it got highlighted and remixed on You Can Dance. Whoever got that picture with her tambourine framing her face had perfect timing!

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  4. I have always loved this song!!! So inspirational and fun fun fun!!!

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  5. I lived in Dallas Fort Worth back in 1985 and wanted to go to THAT VERY concert so bad. But my parents said I wasn't old enough to go to a rock concert --- much less (gasp!) a Madonna concert. So I secretly bought a ticket then on the night of the concert, snuck out of the house. My friends and I got caught by one the parents. We never got to the concert and got in so much trouble, we barely got to see Madonna when she returned to Dallas/Fort Worth in 1987!

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  6. glad you guys like it, too. its like 'over and over' started her reoccurring 'dont stop me' theme in her music.

    jc - bummer but amazing story! xo

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  7. Well, you know what I think! LOVE IT!!!!

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  8. Oooh! The good old days when she was successful (a fucking long time ago). These are also the good old days when she looked like a woman and appealed to real men, although she was very fat and tacky.

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  9. just startinn to leave comments...but this is EXACTLY how I feel....bout this performance....would have killed to see it live...but i was "too young" :-( THANKS to pud for the nostalgia!

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