A Little Less Conversation

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Words & Music: Billy Strange/ Mac Davis
A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music
Drifting through a summer breeze
It's a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
Come along with me and put your mind at ease

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Come on baby I'm tired of talking
Grab your coat and let's start walking
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Don't procrastinate, don't articulate
Girl it's getting late, gettin' upset waitin' around

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby
Recorded: 1968/03/07, first released on single


bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2019report abuse
Old as I've become, I still remember the days when this single came out. And that was the time when Elvis was completely ignored by the record buying public. But, to me it was a fresh breeze. Funky, catchy,, groovy and an Elvis with a spirit not heard on soundtracks for a long long time. It was a hit with me, and I loved to see that the remix years later really hit hard WW. I like 'em both!
atomic powered poste (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 22, 2019report abuse
Sexy, groovy, entertaining and memorable - it's a pretty good song, i like it a lot.
Milky White Way (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 18, 2019report abuse
An absolute classic and I love both versions. The song was never part of the 68 Special. The version that appeared on the Memories album and then later used as the remix was in fact take 2 from the original session of A little less conversation. The first two takes on the session were tried in a low key before reverting to the high key that we are all familiar with.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2019report abuse
I've mellowed from love original, hate the the remix; to love the original, have learned to appreciate the remix. Original: 4 stars. Remix: 3 stars.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 16, 2017report abuse
This song has been overly exposed; not one of my favorites, although it does stick in ones mind.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 14, 2014report abuse
The 2nd of back to back excellent rockers released in 1968 that failed to get radio airplay or sales at the time of release ("Let Yourself Go" was the 1st). After missing the top 40 for the first time with the two singles after 1967's "Indescribably Blue", Elvis had hit the top 40 with "Big Boss Man", just missed with "Guitar Man" and then hit the top 30 with "U.S. Male", it seemed Elvis was starting to game momentum. Elvis wasn't so much "old hat" in '68, but anything related to his movies or soundtracks was and these two singles shared that curse. Many people still went to go see "Speedway" and even LALLAL (two weekends at #1), but those were obviously not the kids who were buying the records. As for the song, it has always been a favorite of mine. Elvis seemed to sing the rust off his rocker voice with "She's A Machine" for ECEG and after that he only briefly returned to the tame rocker for the "Clambake" soundtrack. I prefer the version that found its way onto the "Almost In Love" LP as opposed to the single, but both Elvis never forgot how to rock.
shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on May 16, 2014report abuse
Really like the original more than the remix of 2002 that became such a huge hit. Never understood why the original version never clicked with record buyers. Sexy and full of energy. Well a hit anyway, better late than never.
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2013report abuse
Great song! It's timeless- especially with all the air-play in commercials and on TV programs. I do prefer the original to the re-mix, though. I'm a purist and I don't like it when they tamper with Elvis' music.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 22, 2013report abuse
The remix of this song was on number 61 in the Dutch Top 100 of "best" songs from the years 2000-2009, voted by the listeners. There is also a good version on the '68 Comeback, besides the movie-original.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
This is such a magnificent, electrifying and fun song and it should have been a major hit for Elvis during his lifetime. But, it didn't become a hit for Elvis until 2002. The other six songs that Elvis recorded that were written or co-written by Mac Davis are "In The Ghetto", "Don't Cry Daddy", "Memories", "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", "Charro!" and "Nothingville".
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 20, 2012report abuse
The sad fact about releasing good records at the wrong time is that some get overlooked as the artist was not considered totally 'in' when released.
This happened to another favourite of mine The Everly Brothers, who produced some great tracks when they were passe, and Little Less Conversation fallsl into that category, although Elvis never disappeared to the same extent. This is a hard driving upbeat song that found true fame when subject to the magnificent remix.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2012report abuse
The original was an overlooked gem which makes it perfect for remixing (assuming you can tolerate tinkering with Elvis' back catalogue). It has been overused to death in adverts and on tv packages now thanks to lazy and unimaginative creatives. Time for a decent remix of another forgotten Elvis classic with hit potential (ie not Rubberneckin which I didn't think much of as an original never mind as a remix). How about Patch It Up as a candidate? There's lot's of remixability there! Plus good vdeo footage people....
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2008report abuse
people seem to forget that the remix was world wide hit...either u don''t like the remix..doesn't change that fact...great song both remix and original
Jim says hello (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 10, 2008report abuse
When the 68 Special album 'Memories' came out in the late nineties, its version of ALLC completely blew away the original single release. I always thought the original was a bit sterile and Elvis never really got going (despite the 'whoa' at the start). That it was buried on this album didn't prevent me playing it almost exclusively and pointing it out as the absolute highlight of the 'Memories' release in a review I wrote. When his voice cracks on the word 'heart' in the last line, it's the divine mistake. When the world got hold of it, I couldn't have been happier.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2008report abuse
I "Absolutely" Love the Remixes for "A little Less Conversation" and "Rubberneckin". And of course, I Love the original versions, also !! I wish RCA would Contact "JXL" and " Paul Oakenfold" to do more remixes on Elvis songs. The new "Baby Lets Play House" remix isn't in the same league as "ALLC" and "Rubberneckin", but at least, its something "new" for the fans to enjoy.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2008report abuse
I love the original. Hate the remix.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2008report abuse
It seems it was supposed to be included in the 68 Comeback special. I wish Elvis could have performed this song in at least one of the 2 stand up shows. I love the original, I'm not too fond of the remix though but hey, it was a huge hit on the charts for the public in general so all I can say is "Bravo" !
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2008report abuse
By the time this single was released in 1968, ELvis was considered old hat to the record buying public. But I wish this had gotten airplay for it was catchy and could have been a hit as proved by the remix in 2002. A great song, good lyrics and Elvis rockin.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2008report abuse
I can live whitout this one very easily but sometimes when i feel like it i grab the remix it help me clean the house really fast :P
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2008report abuse
I recall vividly the release in those days. Exciting. Even my friends who did not like Elvis, liked this song. It is full of spunk, Great. Personally I am not fond of the modern remixes, but my wife likes that one. So it reaches out to others.
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2008report abuse
I like the original as well as the remix

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