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Dog Eat Dog

Released: October 1985

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Song Lyrics


 Good Friends
 Fiction
 The Three Great Stimulants
 Tax Free
 Smokin' (Empty, Try Another)
 Dog Eat Dog
 Shiny Toys
 Ethiopia
 Impossible Dreamer
 Lucky Girl
 

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PRODUCED BY JONI MITCHELL, LARRY KLEIN, MIKE SHIPLEY, THOMAS DOLBY
EXCEPT WHERE NOTED OTHERWISE

Engineered and Mixed by
MIKE SHIPLEY at GALAXY STUDIOS
Engineering Assistants
ZYG WINARD, DAN MARNIEN
Originally Mastered at PRECISION LACQUER
By STEVEN MARCUSSEN

MUSICIANS
JONI MITCHELL – Vocals, Background Vocals Vocal Samples, Fairlight CMI and Assorted Keyboards
LARRY KLEIN – Basses, Keyboards, Fairlight CMI and Synthesizer Programming
THOMAS DOLBY - Keyboards, Fairlight CMI and Synthesizer Programming
MIKE LANDAU - Guitars
VINNIE COLAIUTA – Drums and Drum Samples
MICHAEL FISHER – Percussion Samples

Additional Musicians Featured Under Song Titles

SIDE ONE

GOOD FRIENDS
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
MICHAEL McDONALD – Vocals
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music BMI

FICTION
WORDS BY JONI MITCHELL
MUSIC BY LARRY KLEIN
JONI MITCHELL, LARRY KLEIN, JOE SMITH, THOMAS DOLBY – Speakers
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music /Dee Klein Music BMI

THE THREE GREAT STIMULANTS
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
PRODUCED BY JONI MITCHELL, LARRY KLEIN, MIKE SHIPLEY
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music BMI

TAX FREE
WORDS BY JONI MITCHELL
MUSIC BY LARRY KLEIN
ROD STEIGER - Evangelist speech
DON HENLEY, JAMES TAYLOR, MICHAEL McDONALD, AMY HOLLAND, JONI MITCHELL – Background Vocals
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music /Dee Klein Music BMI

SIDE TWO

DOG EAT DOG
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
DON HENLEY, JAMES TAYLOR, JONI MITCHELL – Background Vocals
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music BMI

SHINY TOYS
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
JERRY HEY – Horn arrangement
JERRY HEY, GARY GRANT – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
LARRY WILLIAMS – Saxaphone, Flute
DON HENLEY, JAMES TAYLOR, JONI MITCHELL – Background Vocals
THOMAS DOLBY, ZYG WINARD – Speakers
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music BMI

ETHIOPIA
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
PRODUCED BY JONI MITCHELL, LARRY KLEIN, MIKE SHIPLEY
KAZU MATSUI – Shakahachi
JONI MITCHELL – Piano
© 1985 The Tenth World ASCAP

IMPOSSIBLE DREAMER
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
WAYNE SHORTER – Soprano Saxophone
ALEX ACUNA – Bata
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music BMI

LUCKY GIRL
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Joni Mitchell
WAYNE SHORTER – Tenor Saxophone
© 1985 Crazy Crow Music BMI

Lyrics Reprinted with Permission. All Rights Reserved.

Thomas Dolby Appears Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Steve Lukather Appears Courtesy of Columbia Records
Michael McDonald Appears Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Wayne Shorter Appears Courtesy of Columbia Records
James Taylor Appears Courtesy of Columbia Records

Special Thanks to Elliot Roberts, Marion Young, Glenn Davis and Galaxy Studios, Doug Buttleman and Yamaha int., Frank Gironda, Chris Scott, Andy Brauer, John Warren, Harry McCarthy, Bill Celello, Levi and Ice, Karin Dew, Patricia Bergeron, Paul Calabria, Natasha
PETER ASHER MANAGEMENT, INC. Management

GLEN CHRISTENSEN Art Direction
JONI MITCHELL Design and Painting
NORMAN SEEFF Photography

» Reviews of Dog Eat Dog from the Library

 » Soundtakes (Christian Science Monitor)
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 » Review of Dog Eat Dog (JoniMitchell.com)
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 » Grown-up James, Adult Joni (Newsweek)
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 » The travailer's tale (Times Newspapers Limited)
 » Mitchell, Idol team up (Tuscaloosa News)
 

» Guitar Transcriptions

 » Fiction (Guitar chords by Marian Russell)
 » Good Friends (chord chart with fingering by Dave Blackburn)
 » Good Friends (Guitar chords by Brian Canfield)
 » Impossible Dreamer (Guitar chords by Sue McNamara)
 » Lucky Girl (Guitar chords by Marian Russell)
 » Shiny Toys (Guitar chords by Marian Russell)
 » Tax Free (Guitar chords by Marian Russell)
 » Tax Free (Guitar tablature by Dave Blackburn)
 

» Piano Transcriptions

 » Ethiopia (by Dave Blackburn)
 

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bkelly on 2010-Jun-30 at 04:23:39 GMT-5:
This album Dog Eat Dog is really standing the test of time. The first 3 tracks are incredibly strong .... I always wondered why Good Friends was not a huge single. The beat on this album is so great. Three Great Stimulants still may be one of Joni's great mergings of lyric, melody and rhythm. Definitely some of the lyrics are even more true today than when first published!!
simper on 2010-Feb-27 at 07:06:15 GMT-5:
Jon's harshest album full of anger but also full of poetry and truth