Poor Elvis but on to “Clambake”
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He used his skills as a great interpreter of love songs to redirect his love to Jesus.
It was 1966, the summer of bore.
A sorry movie and a sorry album
a fabulous human being
Not as bad as you’d think
Given by his father
Meanwhile, Lennon was closing out Rubber Soul by quoting Elvis Presley
Nipper the Dog, sitting on a cash register, might add: not a bow wow in sight
Three more years before he hits reset…
Why? How? What happened? No idea.
If you don’t like Elvis why are you reading this blog?
FDR playing professional backgammon
Sing some good songs.
They handle themselves a million miles above arrogance.
A joy for all time
Plodding plot movers, or… I can’t go on.
Why was he stuck with these second rate songs?
They couldn’t find him anything to sing.
He took a six year sojourn into movie songs because of this album.
Both albums had, within whatever structure of decency you want to put it, pretty good soundtracks
Nothing wrong with the performance, it is just the song
Songs of Jesus and a man’s relationship with him
“G.I. Blues” was a triumph of content.
I wouldn’t let my daughter near him, hell I wouldn’t let my mother near him
This is a huge part of the early story
The album was only 23 minutes long and it didn’t sell well.
Parker realized that he didn’t really need Presley as long as he had Presley’s recordings.
The King Creole album is a true mixed bag which makes more sense in conjunction with the movie
listen with your mouth wide open, in awe of performances that shake you out of WW2 and into the modern world
‘That was based on Elvis having heard Bowie’s ‘Golden Years,’ and I thought ‘Oh my God, it’s a tragedy that he was never able to make that’
It is the definition of good vibes
Elvis was 22 years old
Presley is in find voice whether sobbing through a dead dog tall tale or a rockabilly trifle
‘With the federal narcotics badge, he [believed he] could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished.’
The stuff of legend
So, it didn’t happen, not even if he was fat Elvis
When you are releasing 57 albums what more do you need? What is missing? Having Fun With Elvis on Stage? Well, yes actually…
It carries this album, you give into it with such ease, it settles the album down and lifts you up.
Over there it has been on the charts for nine weeks, peaking at # 1, and is only 6,000 sales behind Adelem, which means it could dethrone her next week.
He was 35 years old when he recorded these songs and Presley’s Sax sessions were three years into the future.
The story of how love lets us live
The album is all low key movie tracks, with only “Stay Away” featuring a major band, the Jordainaires ,on a dramatic remake of “Greensleeves” to end the album
The album is dreadful and yet it has been in the top ten for five weeks and the highest position it reach was # 1. I am happy somebody somewhere is paying their respects
On Stage was recorded at the International Hotel Paradise in Las Vegas eight tracks between February 17th and February 19th 1970, and 2 songs in August 1969, it was released June 1970.
Two acts of necrophilia, Jack Pack rip off the Rat pack while looking like the jackass pack, from Britain’s Got Talent (though not much) and the Presley abomination at # 1 -guess why… does the “Royal” give it away? I am not saying wouldn’t have gone along for the paycheck., maybe he would, but he would have sung to his audience
Only 21 minutes in length, nine songs and with maybe five of em duds, it is not the disaster you might think it is. Presley was so great, even a money move is a pleasure.
The new weeks begins, headed by a Jam Live box set and a Presley in the 70s box set, though once you get past that it gets spottier. A surfeit of electronica for some strange reason and more indie rockers than you might expect, and while admittedly it isn’t a shocker, that Guy Garvey is first rate.
Potash did an impressive amount of research, his 400-page book is riddled with characters and meticulous references, and his lecture was a very disturbing report filled with pictures of musicians in company of high-ranked CIA agents, army reserve colonels… Did you ever wonder why there was a colonel Parker in every photo showing Elvis Presley after he served the army?