Friday, November 10, 2017

Islands In The Stream Live (1983)

I've been listening to the 2-disc Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits for the past couple of days. This song was great on CD, but upon watching the below 1983 video: Dolly was annoying as hell -- completely spastic and too-revved-up and jerking back and forth and chortling. Was it her? Was it the "vitamin shots" someone had given her? (And Rogers, previously relatively mellow, also starts gesticulating wildly a la Dolly, trying to get in tune with her... The forced vivacity is kind of painful to watch.)

I haven't read any Dolly bios: Was she known to have been on drugs in the early '80s?

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