Friday, July 01, 2016

When Elvis' Cheap Manager Created His Most Hated Album

When Elvis' Cheap Manager Created His Most Hated Album  

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Rick Ollerman said...

The video calls it possibly the worst album ever but I think that has to go to some Yoko Ono project. I wouldn't go out and buy it but I can't help but wonder if it isn't actually interesting in some ways.

What I'd really like to do is find the person responsible for the background singing on "Blue Christmas" and do unmentionable things to their corpse. Those oo oo oo oo's turn my ears inside out. And not in the good way.

Deb said...

There's a story of Elvis, when he was right in the thick of making those drecky "Girls, Girls, Girls" movies, going into the studio and cutting the entire album in one take in less than an hour. When asked by the sound engineer if he wanted to record any additional takes, Elvis responded, "No. What else can you do with a piece of sh*t like that?"

Rick Robinson said...

I was not then and am not now an Eli's fan. If I were forced to listen to one of his songs, it might be "Don't Be Cruel ". But most of his albums seemed like dreck, at least what I heard of them on the radio, so picking a worst would be really hard for me. I'd be tempted to say "all of 'em."

Deb said...

To quote John Lennon, "Elvis really died the day he went into the Army."

/Not entirely inaccurate.

Jeff Meyerson said...

I prefer Porky's take on "Blue Christmas."