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Dog Eat Dog
Studio album by Joni Mitchell
Released October 1985
Recorded 1984-1985
Genre Pop/Rock, Experimental, Jazz
Length 43:25
Label Geffen
Producer Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein, Thomas Dolby, Mike Shipley
Professional reviews
Joni Mitchell chronology
Wild Things Run Fast
Dog Eat Dog
Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm
For the album by Warrant, see Dog Eat Dog (Warrant album).

Dog Eat Dog is an album by Joni Mitchell, released in 1985. It was her second album for Geffen Records. The album was a departure for Mitchell due to its synthetic sound (featuring production work by Thomas Dolby). Lyrically, the album dealt with prominent issues in mid 1980s society, such as televangelists, consumerism and famine in Ethiopia. One of Mitchell's more unusual songs, "Smokin' (Empty, Try Another)" was recorded by sampling the sound of the cigarette machine in the hall of the studio where Wild Things Run Fast was recorded. "Good Friends" was recorded as a duet with Michael McDonald; a video was produced for the song using film animation by Jim Blashfield. "Shiny Toys" and "Good Friends" were released as singles.

Track listing

All tracks written by Joni Mitchell, except where indicated.

  1. "Good Friends" – 4:25
  2. "Fiction"– 4:14 (Mitchell, Larry Klein)
  3. "The Three Great Stimulants"– 6:11
  4. "Tax Free"– 4:19 (Mitchell, Larry Klein)
  5. "Smokin' (Empty, Try Another)"– 1:43
  6. "Dog Eat Dog"– 4:41
  7. "Shiny Toys"– 3:27
  8. "Ethiopia"– 5:53
  9. "Impossible Dreamer"– 4:30
  10. "Lucky Girl"– 4:02




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