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is that you could imagine Elvis singing it"
Paul Morley, 2007
Elvis the sexy hip-swinger or Elvis the fat wash-out?
you could imagine Elvis singing a version which still worked
I don't agree
but it's an interesting theory which works more often than not
for arguments sake, name me a few examples where it wouldn't work. And let's restrict it to pop songs with vocals of some sort
that would more or less be considered universally great.
I can't imagine him doing something like 'Video Killed The Radio Star' for example
the Elvis impersonator's take on This Charming Man was brutal
it's a song mainly based on lyrics and melody, and that's the sort of thing Elvis could do well. It would have to be big band rather than electro-pop, obvs
because Paul Morley is THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD. I honestly, literally think that if I found out RIGHT NOW that he'd been impaled on a spike I would ACTUALLY LITERALLY DEFINITELY IN REAL LIFE laugh my fucking head off with glee.
of course, he is a complete prick. He likes some good music though
LOOK WHAT HAPPENED THERE. He must be stopped.
So you don't count
Things are different RIGHT NOW
and I'll delete you off Facebook
I fucking hate him with a fiery passion.
That 'live review' of In Rainbows he did for the Guardian's music blog was one of the funniest things I've ever read though
it's all going according to plan, and it's too early to say that Radiohead are being Radiohead, except that they are being Radiohead, looking at themselves in the mirror, drowning in their own heavy, thieving mannerisms, rocking and wailing somewhere between mystically and apocalyptically. Too early to say if this is a highlight, or a 'highlight', but possibly more thriller than filler. Also, it's too early to judge just how clearly York is pointing out that we are all artists insofar as we take the inexorable and quite unchosen data of our own circumstances and philosophically internalise them, and give them a significance to match their awful centrality, and thus lend our lives a 'meaning.' He spouts off, in short.'
and clearly a reply to the original post, be anything to do with your comment, way over there on the right and clearly not replied to be me.
I'm tetchy this morning.