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It Was 30 Years Ago Today Pt. 1 – Elvis

Posted in anniversary, Elvis, Elvis Presley, lists, music, Presley, rock n roll on August 16, 2007 by planetmondo

Instead of adding to the flood of anniversary facts, theories and opinions about Elvis on the ‘net – I’m going let the music speak for itself, by listing 5 tracks (and the albums they come from) which really capture the essence of Elvis for me

Hound Dog – A Golden Celebration

This the version where Elvis bump-and-grinds himself into TV history. Stunning.
Can you imagine how shocking this must have been back in the black and white 50’s?????

Baby What Do You Want Me To Do? – Memories-The ’68 Comeback Special

While most musicians of the time were becoming strung out stoners. Elvis was back in black leather.

Only The Strong Survive – The Memphis Record

Soul, Gospel, Raw Blues, Bacharach tunes, – Its all here. Elvis goes Northern Soul on this track

I Didn’t Make It On Playing Guitar – Essential Elvis Vol.4: a Hundred Years from Now

Undubbed, and unedited. Elvis and the band tear it up live in the studio, without the usual choir of angels backing vocals or sugary strings.

I’ve Got A Feelin’ In My Body – Essential Elvis Vol 5 Rhythm and Country

Elvis in full funk mode. And there’s country, folk and acoustic – all recorded at Stax studios. He may be a bit wobbly on a couple of tracks. But, Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues, and For Ol’ Times Sake are his best ballads ever.


Electronic Tagging

Posted in facts, film, lists, music on August 2, 2007 by planetmondo

I haven’t been on the Blog lately as I’ve been mad busy with compiling, mixing, and even DJ’ing for the past few weeks, but will be filling in the blanks and dropping some links to these things soon

Me ol mate Marmite
has jump started me into action by tagging me, here are the rules:

Let others know who tagged you. (See above)

Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
Those who are tagged should post these rules and 8 random facts.
Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Random Fact 1
My last foreign holiday was Belgium – where there’s loads of luscious food. Cakes, waffles, pancakes, ice cream, chocolate, frittes the best beer ever – you can’t beat the Belgians for top trough.

RF 2

If I could go anywhere for my next one it would be Bora Bora

RF 3
My First James Bond film was Live and Let Die

RF 4
My first 18 (X) film was Saturday Night Fever, I was 12 at the time and had to wear platforms to get in.

I’ve been playing guitar for 26 years – but only learnt a scale 2 years ago, and my telecaster is always tuned to open G

RF 6

I’ve got a great idea for a film, and a sitcom. But will probably never get round to doing anything with either
RF 7
I wish someone would bring back these foody bits – Glees, Puffa Puffa Rice, Frys 5 centre chocolate, Buttersnap, Midnight Mint Choc Ice, Lord Toffingham Ice Lolly, The toffee n’ mallow one in Black Magic, the Cracknel in quality St.

RF 8
My biggest regret is swapping an original Westwood & McLaren top for a frilly shirt. I would love to still own this great bit of gear for all sorts of reasons. It was an orange and red version of the one in the pic at the top. I bought in 1981 it from Worlds End in Kings Road for £30 while still at school (my part time Co –Op job earned me £15 a week), but swapped if for a frilly shirt while at art college. It would be worth a fortune now, and the frilly shirt would be worth less than it was then. How Gutted?