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2022-05-25 3:39:54 PM  
I was alive for 8 years before Elvis dies, I never "got" him.

Is this kid going to be as good as Kurt Russel on TV in the late 70s?

Kurt Russell as Elvis | Elvis Movie trailer | Official Teaser Elvis The Movie
Youtube 3B6EshZE98Y
 
2022-05-25 3:44:49 PM  
Sounds like it's a hunkahunka burning suck
 
2022-05-25 3:53:57 PM  
There's only one Elvis movie worth mentioning...

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2022-05-25 3:54:10 PM  
Unless he's teaming up with JFK to fight a mummy, I'm not expecting much out of this one.
 
2022-05-25 3:54:51 PM  
We already got a soundtrack at least.

"Elvis is Everywhere" by Mojo Nixon
Youtube mpb4ZAAP6Z4
 
2022-05-25 4:01:14 PM  

Comic Book Guy: We already got a soundtrack at least.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/mpb4ZAAP6Z4]


Porcelain Monkey - Warren Zevon - 2000
Youtube TF7wgn9WEis
 
2022-05-25 4:09:07 PM  
Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.
 
2022-05-25 4:11:45 PM  
Ann-Margret in a tight sweater?
 
2022-05-25 4:13:06 PM  

Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.


Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.
 
2022-05-25 4:18:12 PM  
Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (Album Master)
Youtube WWVMXLSS1cA
 
2022-05-25 4:20:52 PM  
So, that kid is as big as the 12 year old Elvis.

Now, for the anecdote. I was a kid when Hound Dog came out. I don't think anyone had ever called me on the phone. We were eating dinner when a friend called up to let me know Hound Dog was on the radio. He put the radio next to the telephone to play it for me. GHDSSGHHHGFDSKKKDGDSSSSSSSS. I had no idea what was going on so I hung up and went back to eat dinner.

Not your classic anecdote. The Sun Sessions is still the only Elvis album to buy,
 
2022-05-25 4:21:45 PM  

Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.


It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.
 
2022-05-25 4:29:52 PM  
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2022-05-25 4:32:38 PM  

Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.


My wife, Mexican and around 46 years old, LOVES Elvis. Me, slightly older and not Mexican, gives zero farks about Elvis. I'm sure she will drag me to watch this movie.
 
2022-05-25 4:33:20 PM  

Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.


Wow. Look at you, not liking the popular thing.
That's sooooooooo edgy.
You're so edgy you make edgy people look not edgy at all.
Imma call you Edgy McEdgypants, Edgesquire.
 
2022-05-25 4:40:19 PM  

realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.


You two bone heads don't understand how influences work. Your reasoning (to paraphrase):
Not #1 today! Not #1 Forever!

Dylan: When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.May 13, 2017
Jagger: He was a unique artist... an original in an area of imitators.
Lennon: Before Elvis, there was nothing.
Leonard "The Frickin'" Berstein: Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution... the 60's comes from it.

Now...his competition...Blue Eyes

Sinatra: His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people.
See what side of history you're on?That said: Elvis expanded/stole/appropriated Black music as the reality of mass communications evolved. It should be noted and studied, and if one listens to Big Mama Thornton and Memphis Minnie (who Dylan acknowledges) and all the Blues and Jazz that underpins all of Rock'n'Roll one is a richer person for it.
 
2022-05-25 4:42:32 PM  
I aw the trailer and it looked to be a great movie and I am not much of an Elvis fan.
 
2022-05-25 4:48:03 PM  

buravirgil: realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.

You two bone heads don't understand how influences work. Your reasoning (to paraphrase):
Not #1 today! Not #1 Forever!

Dylan: When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.May 13, 2017
Jagger: He was a unique artist... an original in an area of imitators.
Lennon: Before Elvis, there was nothing.
Leonard "The Frickin'" Berstein: Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution... the 60's comes from it.

Now...his competition...Blue Eyes

Sinatra: His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destru ...


Oh, I don't deny his cultural influence and importance. I'm just saying...people still talk about Jim Hendrix all the time. His songs are still played on the radio constantly. People buy Hendrix t-shirts and all kinds of Hendrix crap.

Elvis maintained that kind of posthumous popularity for a long time. But it's been over for a while now. And, of course, even in the 80s, his music was mostly absent from major radio playlists. He just didn't translate well to the modern era.
 
2022-05-25 5:06:01 PM  

realmolo: I'm just saying...people still talk about Jim Hendrix all the time.


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2022-05-25 5:13:47 PM  

realmolo: buravirgil: realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.

You two bone heads don't understand how influences work. Your reasoning (to paraphrase):
Not #1 today! Not #1 Forever!

Dylan: When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.May 13, 2017
Jagger: He was a unique artist... an original in an area of imitators.
Lennon: Before Elvis, there was nothing.
Leonard "The Frickin'" Berstein: Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution... the 60's comes from it.

Now...his competition...Blue Eyes

Sinatra: His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destru ...

Oh, I don't deny his cultural influence and importance. I'm just saying...people still talk about Jim Hendrix all the time. His songs are still played on the radio constantly. People buy Hendrix t-shirts and all kinds of Hendrix crap.

Elvis maintained that kind of posthumous popularity for a long time. But it's been over for a while now. And, of course, even in the 80s, his music was mostly absent from major radio playlists. He just didn't translate well to the modern era.


Radio seems to focus mostly on classic rock. Elvis (and Buddy Holly, etc) are in that no-man's land between classic rock and oldies. Hugely influential, and directly responsible for the stuff that is played non-stop, but not currently the same saturated airplay as other stuff.
 
2022-05-25 5:20:40 PM  

covfefe: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WWVMXLSS1cA]


I hate that farking song. I've been coerced by too many dudes with that attitude.

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
 
2022-05-25 5:58:14 PM  

realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.


For the sake of argument, if Elvis is disappearing "from the pop/rock conversation," it's almost entirely due to time and demographics. Elvis arrived on the scene in 1956--66 years ago. For comparison, 66 years from 1956 was 1890. Outside of a few antiquarians, nobody in 1956 was interested in non-classical music from 1890.  (Of course, the fact there wasn't much in terms of recorded music from that year might've had something to with it.) That said, even if you subtract his music, Elvis Presley will remain an interesting figure for cultural historians for a long time. His sudden rise from poverty to immense popularity followed by his decline and early death is an embodiment of the positive and negative sides of "the American Dream." His life is both a celebration and a scathing critique of it.
 
2022-05-25 6:03:01 PM  
Don't think of this as an Elvis movie, think of this as a Baz Luhrmann movie.

Baz knows how to make beautiful, engaging films filled with spectacle and whimsy.
This is a "take my money" situation for me, and I couldn't care less about Elvis.
 
2022-05-25 6:03:26 PM  
Elvis was a living Warhol painting of a can of soup
 
2022-05-25 6:04:54 PM  

NDP2: realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.

For the sake of argument, if Elvis is disappearing "from the pop/rock conversation," it's almost entirely due to time and demographics. Elvis arrived on the scene in 1956--66 years ago. For comparison, 66 years from 1956 was 1890. Outside of a few antiquarians, nobody in 1956 was interested in non-classical music from 1890.  (Of course, the fact there wasn't much in terms of recorded music from that year might've had something to with it.) That said, even if you subtract his music, Elvis Presley will remain an interesting figure for cultural historians for a long time. His sudden rise from poverty to immense popularity followed by his decline and early death is an embodiment of the positive and negative sides of "the American Dream." His life is both a celebration and a scathing critique of it.


And the fact that he became a worldwide cultural icon without ever performing outside the U.S. (Colonel Tom Parker was an illegal immigrant and didn't trust Elvis to go on tour without him. Guess he didn't want someone explaining to him how much the Colonel was ripping him off) is pretty remarkable.
 
2022-05-25 6:16:01 PM  

stoli n coke: NDP2: realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.

For the sake of argument, if Elvis is disappearing "from the pop/rock conversation," it's almost entirely due to time and demographics. Elvis arrived on the scene in 1956--66 years ago. For comparison, 66 years from 1956 was 1890. Outside of a few antiquarians, nobody in 1956 was interested in non-classical music from 1890.  (Of course, the fact there wasn't much in terms of recorded music from that year might've had something to with it.) That said, even if you subtract his music, Elvis Presley will remain an interesting figure for cultural historians for a long time. His sudden rise from poverty to immense popularity followed by his decline and early death is an embodiment of the positive and negative sides of "the American Dream." His life is both a celebration and a scathing critique of it.

And the fact that he became a worldwide cultural icon without ever performing outside the U.S. (Colonel Tom Parker was an illegal immigrant and didn't trust Elvis to go on tour without him. Guess he didn't want someone explaining to him how much the Colonel was ripping him off) is pretty remarkable.


As has been often said, the Colonel was both the best thing and the worst thing to happen to Elvis. I'm undecided about wanting to see this movie but I do hope it rips Col Tom a new one.
 
2022-05-25 6:20:13 PM  
I was 20 when he died and I never got him either.   Dread Zeppelin is good enough for me.   Bubba Ho-Tep is still the only Elvis movie worth watching.
 
2022-05-25 6:21:42 PM  

NDP2: stoli n coke: NDP2: realmolo: Subtonic: Samsquantch: Who is the film for? Do enough geezers still roll their Rascals into AMC for this to have any chance of actually making money? Because I can't imagine anyone below retirement age giving a dingo's kidney about anything to do with Elvis, the most singularly overrated entertainer in history. His movies sucked, his music sucked even more, he didn't actually play an instrument and every last bit of his act was stolen. Why people still venerate that no-talent shiatgibbon is beyond me.

Supposedly, he gets credit for introducing rock and roll to white audiences and thus into the mainstream. That's pretty much it. And yes, absolutely no one will watch this movie.

It's interesting how Elvis has sort-of disappeared from the pop/rock conversation in the last 20 years. I think it's because, frankly, his songs mostly suck. There are some good ones, but they don't really appeal to rock fans, except in a kitschy way.

Basically, his music didn't age well at all. And his whole persona...is just embarrassing to modern tastes.

But man, all through the 80s and 90s, Elvis was still a *thing*. Though I wonder how much of that was his estate pushing it HARD.

For the sake of argument, if Elvis is disappearing "from the pop/rock conversation," it's almost entirely due to time and demographics. Elvis arrived on the scene in 1956--66 years ago. For comparison, 66 years from 1956 was 1890. Outside of a few antiquarians, nobody in 1956 was interested in non-classical music from 1890.  (Of course, the fact there wasn't much in terms of recorded music from that year might've had something to with it.) That said, even if you subtract his music, Elvis Presley will remain an interesting figure for cultural historians for a long time. His sudden rise from poverty to immense popularity followed by his decline and early death is an embodiment of the positive and negative sides of "the American Dream." His life is both a celebration and a scathing critique of it.

And the fact that he became a worldwide cultural icon without ever performing outside the U.S. (Colonel Tom Parker was an illegal immigrant and didn't trust Elvis to go on tour without him. Guess he didn't want someone explaining to him how much the Colonel was ripping him off) is pretty remarkable.

As has been often said, the Colonel was both the best thing and the worst thing to happen to Elvis. I'm undecided about wanting to see this movie but I do hope it rips Col Tom a new one.


Randy Quaid (before he lost his mind) played The Colonel in a miniseries 15 or 20 years ago and did a pretty good job of portraying him as a shiatheel.

He won an Emmy or Golden Globe for it.
 
2022-05-25 7:24:03 PM  
the 2-CD set of his Movie "songs" is one of my guilty pleasures

plus, all his 50s stuff and "Elvis is Back"  is definitely worth having

and yes, Bruce Campbell was the BEST Elvis evar
 
2022-05-25 8:31:28 PM  
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2022-05-25 8:36:57 PM  

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So basically, "It Happened At the World Fair." I farking hate reboots.
 
2022-05-25 10:13:48 PM  
Lemonade.

That cool refreshing drink
 
2022-05-26 12:57:42 AM  

NeoCortex42: Unless he's teaming up with JFK to fight a mummy, I'm not expecting much out of this one.


This.
 
2022-05-26 2:23:44 AM  
buravirgil:
You two bone heads don't understand how influences work. Your reasoning (to paraphrase):
Not #1 today! Not #1 Forever!

Dylan: When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.May 13, 2017
Jagger: He was a unique artist... an original in an area of imitators.
Lennon: Before Elvis, there was nothing.
Leonard "The Frickin'" Berstein: Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution... the 60's comes from it.

Now...his competition...Blue Eyes

Sinatra: His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destru ...


THIS.

People going off about Elvis stealing black music are going to evolve into the people claiming Eminem did the same to black rappers 10, 20 years from now. Ignorant motherfarkers. Black musicians of Elvis' era credit him with expanding their fanbase, their pockets too, and when they met the guy, he was humble and respect went both ways. Black media like Jet studied whether Elvis was racist and they came up with no.

You think Elvis singing about shiatastic ghetto life or crooning about Martin Luther King's dream right after his assassination was what white folk wanted to hear in 1968? Or white producers wanted to put up to make money?

YouTube has a number of videos to watch on young black Gen Z and millennials listening to Elvis the first time and going, "f--k, it's a white guy in 1960s singing lyrics you would hear in today's rap." I watched three different videos and all came to the same conclusion: he was respectful and he was telling a story about the vicious cycle of ghetto life, which white America in 1960 was ignorant or clueless about. Elvis is not mocking a kid in the ghetto like Cartman did in South Park when he's humming the song (first time my Gen X self heard the song).

First Time Hearing | Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto (Rap Fan Reacts)
Youtube yTpiSvTIfFM


/Elvis' estate should have put more of his music in games. Fallout New Vegas, GTA ... -- would have kept him in pop culture, rather than having him shelved as grandma music or some corny 1950s entertainment. Suspicious Minds has a great noir feel to it, despite its '70s goofy backdrop music.
 
2022-05-26 7:38:14 AM  

slobberbone: bthom37: [Fark user image 335x750]

So basically, "It Happened At the World Fair." I farking hate reboots.


But they kidnapped an Asian kid
 
2022-05-26 7:45:07 AM  

vudukungfu: slobberbone: bthom37: [Fark user image 335x750]

So basically, "It Happened At the World Fair." I farking hate reboots.

But they kidnapped an Asian kid


BUT NO PAYWALL.
 
2022-05-26 7:46:14 AM  

Practical_Draconian: buravirgil:
You two bone heads don't understand how influences work. Your reasoning (to paraphrase):
Not #1 today! Not #1 Forever!

Dylan: When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.May 13, 2017
Jagger: He was a unique artist... an original in an area of imitators.
Lennon: Before Elvis, there was nothing.
Leonard "The Frickin'" Berstein: Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution... the 60's comes from it.

Now...his competition...Blue Eyes

Sinatra: His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destru ...

THIS.

People going off about Elvis stealing black music are going to evolve into the people claiming Eminem did the same to black rappers 10, 20 years from now. Ignorant motherfarkers. Black musicians of Elvis' era credit him with expanding their fanbase, their pockets too, and when they met the guy, he was humble and respect went both ways. Black media like Jet studied whether Elvis was racist and they came up with no.

You think Elvis singing about shiatastic ghetto life or crooning about Martin Luther King's dream right after his assassination was what white folk wanted to hear in 1968? Or white producers wanted to put up to make money?

YouTube has a number of videos to watch on young black Gen Z and millennials listening to Elvis the first time and going, "f--k, it's a white guy in 1960s singing lyrics you would hear in today's rap." I watched three different videos and all came to the same conclusion: he was respectful and he was telling a story about the vicious cycle of ghetto life, which white America in 1960 was ignorant or clueless about. Elvis is not mocking a kid in the ghetto like Cartman did in South Park when he's humming the song (first time my Gen X self heard the song).

[YouTube video: First Time Hearing | Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto (Rap Fan Reacts)]

/Elvis' estate should have put more of his music in games. Fallout New Vegas, GTA ... -- would have kept him in pop culture, rather than having him shelved as grandma music or some corny 1950s entertainment. Suspicious Minds has a great noir feel to it, despite its '70s goofy backdrop music.


Yeah, but Mac Davis wrote that song.
 
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