What's The Matter Little Darlin'

WHAT'S THE MATTER LITTLE DARLIN' - V1 3:49 DROC2 / RRR
WHAT'S THE MATTER LITTLE DARLIN' - V2 4:06 DDITV / MT1 / AM / DROC2
AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU - V3a 4:01 PROMISE
AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU - V3b 1:49 PROMISE: VAULT

Note: V2 first appeared in the 1990s, on "Deep Down In the Vaults" as "What's The Matter Little Darling", the name it was known by for years. V1, is a recording on "The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2" with the same name, faster pitch, and inferior quality, that runs 15 seconds slower. In the studio logs of the Darkness sessions, there are no records of "Ain't Good Enough For You" or "What's The Matter Little Darling". Author Clinton Heylin, who is very experienced in the matters, believes takes were recorded on September 26, 1977 at the Record Plant, under the name, "First New Rocker". The first official appearance of this song was on CD2 of "The Promise: The Making Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story" as "Ain't Good Enough For You", and he makes the good point that on the accompanying Thrill Hill Vault DVD (V3b), Bruce is shown trying to add a vocal overdub to an already existing track at the Record Plant, which suggests it had been recorded earlier. V3A has more developed lyrics than V2, including "getting cool like Jimmy Iovine" and "Sherry Darlin" party noises. This song bears some slight resemblance to "This Little Girl", the hit song Bruce donated to Gary U.S. Bonds in 1980.

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