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Clare Newsome:

Elvis was dressing and dancing like he did from early teens (he got bullied at school for eschewing jeans and checked tops in true Southern US style for hot-pink silk jackets and drainpipe trousers, just like his Beale Street blues hereos), and retained that exuberance and flamboyance to the end of his career (with the infamous Bill Belew jumpsuits).


He also performed from an early age, and toured hard before getting his break - can't say that about a lot of today's straight-to-studio performers.


Yes, he was also possibly one of the best-looking people ever to walk this planet, but the people who kick-started his career by responding to radio airplay of That's Alright Mama etc had no idea of that: they just knew they were hearing something very, very different that they wanted to hear much more of.


Dismissing an incredibly talented performer that happens to be good-looking is cultural snobbery of the worst kind. 



Good posting,


Elvis, at his prime, was everything greatest preformer should be....Voice, Looks, Charms, Witty and Style. 

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And the music, TM?

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The most overrated artist ever (in my opinion).

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Solomon1:
Whenever I feel bad, had a bad day or anything, I put on an Elvis record and soon will feel perfectly well again.
Elvis' vocal talent is incredible- pure, direct, emotionally communicative. It's a voice alive.
I feel almost sorry for anyone not recognizing this brilliance- and can only assume they either have never heard him through a quality hifi (when thinking he sounds bland, boring) or have a musical taste totally at odds with rock 'n roll.

John, those teenagers and/or mentally challenged monkeys you talked to really need to go out and discover the world.




I have a musical taste totally at odds with rock n roll. I can't abide any of it. Eddie Cochrane or whoever, it's just not funky, interesting, musical, involving or in fact anything. It's just noise.


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The most overrated artist ever (in my opinion).




I couldn't agree more


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Paul McCartney. There's another one who's seriously overrated (lucky). Lennon was the talent.

Macca has been responsible for some classics like the frog chorus.

I do like Sgt Pepper though, and Revolver, White Album etc

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plastic penguin:
And the music, TM?


Well some can argue that he recorded far too many songs!  All his classic like well...you all know! has been re-released again and again and people (like me) will keep buying it again and again! 


Admittedly some of his original albums (not the usual "best of...") has too many filler in!  more so from his movies years.  But even considering that he still has more hits than Madonna and Metallica put together!

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Solomon1:
Whenever I feel bad, had a bad day or anything, I put on an Elvis record and soon will feel perfectly well again.
Elvis' vocal talent is incredible- pure, direct, emotionally communicative. It's a voice alive.
I feel almost sorry for anyone not recognizing this brilliance- and can only assume they either have never heard him through a quality hifi (when thinking he sounds bland, boring) or have a musical taste totally at odds with rock 'n roll.

John, those teenagers and/or mentally challenged monkeys you talked to really need to go out and discover the world.




I have a musical taste totally at odds with rock n roll. I can't abide any of it. Eddie Cochrane or whoever, it's just not funky, interesting, musical, involving or in fact anything. It's just noise.



"It's just noise, insolent noise." Short quiz: quote from which movie ?
Incidentally, I feel the same way about jazz....it just feels plain wrong, the timing is just off.
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Solomon1:
Whenever I feel bad, had a bad day or anything, I put on an Elvis record and soon will feel perfectly well again.
Elvis' vocal talent is incredible- pure, direct, emotionally communicative. It's a voice alive.
I feel almost sorry for anyone not recognizing this brilliance- and can only assume they either have never heard him through a quality hifi (when thinking he sounds bland, boring) or have a musical taste totally at odds with rock 'n roll.

John, those teenagers and/or mentally challenged monkeys you talked to really need to go out and discover the world.




I have a musical taste totally at odds with rock n roll. I can't abide any of it. Eddie Cochrane or whoever, it's just not funky, interesting, musical, involving or in fact anything. It's just noise.



It would be interesting what you thought of some of my old faves then, such as Obituary, Death, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, and lighter stuff like Slayer, and Metallica.

For me, Opera is a non starter. It's one of the few genres I have never been able to get into, but I would never call it noise.

Arguing about musicians and their respective merits is always fruitless.
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Solomon1:
Whenever I feel bad, had a bad day or anything, I put on an Elvis record and soon will feel perfectly well again.
Elvis' vocal talent is incredible- pure, direct, emotionally communicative. It's a voice alive.
I feel almost sorry for anyone not recognizing this brilliance- and can only assume they either have never heard him through a quality hifi (when thinking he sounds bland, boring) or have a musical taste totally at odds with rock 'n roll.

John, those teenagers and/or mentally challenged monkeys you talked to really need to go out and discover the world.




I have a musical taste totally at odds with rock n roll. I can't abide any of it. Eddie Cochrane or whoever, it's just not funky, interesting, musical, involving or in fact anything. It's just noise.



"It's just noise, insolent noise." Short quiz: quote from which movie ?
Incidentally, I feel the same way about jazz....it just feels plain wrong, the timing is just off.



No idea on the movie, but I'm kind of with you on the jazz thing. I try, honest I do. I get the genius of Jarrett and Davis but can't say I'd choose them as my listening of choice. One day it'll fall into place.

For me it's a bit like the feeling I get when listening to recorded classical stuff. I think that you have to be there to get it.
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The most overrated artist ever (in my opinion).



I bet you dont actually believe that. I am speaking as someone who doesn't really like Elvis so much, but he did influence future generations, massively, in both musical, and cultural ways.

So MOST, EVER. What about Boyzone?
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King of Rock 'n' Roll? It's got to be Cliff Richard. Had far more influence than Elvis. Only thing Elvis ever promoted was jumpsuits and burgers (IMO) so definately influenced Liberace, Elton John and a host of other artists who I don't rate very highly.

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JoelSim:

Solomon1:
Whenever I feel bad, had a bad day or anything, I put on an Elvis record and soon will feel perfectly well again.
Elvis' vocal talent is incredible- pure, direct, emotionally communicative. It's a voice alive.
I feel almost sorry for anyone not recognizing this brilliance- and can only assume they either have never heard him through a quality hifi (when thinking he sounds bland, boring) or have a musical taste totally at odds with rock 'n roll.

John, those teenagers and/or mentally challenged monkeys you talked to really need to go out and discover the world.




I have a musical taste totally at odds with rock n roll. I can't abide any of it. Eddie Cochrane or whoever, it's just not funky, interesting, musical, involving or in fact anything. It's just noise.



"It's just noise, insolent noise." Short quiz: quote from which movie ?
Incidentally, I feel the same way about jazz....it just feels plain wrong, the timing is just off.



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King of Rock 'n' Roll? It's got to be Cliff Richard. Had far more influence than Elvis. Only thing Elvis ever promoted was jumpsuits and burgers (IMO) so definately influenced Liberace, Elton John and a host of other artists who I don't rate very highly.




I can't agree with you about Elton as he is a talent.

Sun Headline on the day he got married to Mr Furnish. 'Elton takes David up the aisle'. Qual!


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JoelSim:
Paul McCartney. There's another one who's seriously overrated (lucky). Lennon was the talent.

Macca has been responsible for some classics like the frog chorus.

I do like Sgt Pepper though, and Revolver, White Album etc

Lucky? LUCKY? Suppose it was just chance him dashing off Yesterday, Hey Jude, Get Back, The Long and Winding Road, Let it Be and many, many, many more songs that'll be played long after you and I are in the ground.

I'Il admit his post-Beatles output has been patchy (but then again, there's been some class stuff that many other songwriters would be proud of - one of the best Bond themes among them), but then Lennon was hardly consistent either. Double Fantasy, anyone?
 

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