Danzig Danzig Sings Elvis Cleopatra Records You could be forgiven for having the thought that Glenn Danzig wasn’t happy enough with the trolling job of parody videos and the homoerotic piss-take cartoon Henry & Glenn: Forever + Ever so decided to finish the job himself by releasing this album of (earnest) Elvis Presley covers.
As I mentioned with a previous entry into this series featuring a Presley record I am an Elvis fan. Although I wasn’t always, or at least wasn’t always deeply into Elvis. At first it was the early rock’n’roll hits, and they were part of my life – like anyone’s, or at least that’s how it […]
I haven’t listened to many Elvis Presley albums – lots of compilations, the live specials, a few key albums, sure. But given how many there are there are obviously a lot that have passed me by. And I’m an Elvis fan. More with the passing of time actually. My mum’s a big fan. My dad […]
Elvis Presley, Elvis (1956) One of the problems with inheriting bulk-loads of records is that you find gems like this – and yet there’s no cover! My collector-tendencies bristle. I have to have the record, I am happy to hear this (and remarkably it plays well too, isn’t scratched) but there’s no sleeve. So it’s […]
Seeing Tony Joe White back in the late 1990s – and I told you about that, still have the stub – was quite the revelation. I knew of him, knew a bit of his music, and was excited to see him. But it was better than I expected. Then he returned a few times – […]
Scotty Moore, The Guitar That Changed The World(1964) I bought this as a $10 CD right around the time that I sorta finally clicked with Elvis – I mean, I’d grown up with a lot of the music but it hadn’t been much more than a cartoon to me. Suddenly, a bit later in life, […]
Elvis Presley, Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (1970) I don’t own a lot of Elvis Presley albums – I have a few compilations. I took a while to really click with Elvis. I mean, sure, there’s all those big rock’n’roll hits and the ballads and it’s impossible to not be aware of him – […]
Dread Zeppelin, 5,000,000* (1991) I’ve always had a bit of a thing for “novelty” music. It’s always passing-fad stuff, but I bought this Dread Zeppelin album on CD – for $5 – after hearing about the band’s gimmick and deciding I had to hear it for myself. Of course nowadays you’re sent this sort of […]