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Alec Empire mesing with Elvis

Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:05 pm

I know it's difficult to get the permittion from EPE to mess with Elvis' songs. So I was wondering how the h**l Alec Empire could get it. Or didn't he?

I suppose some of you have heard the songs. A fan of Alec put it this way "Alec Empires cutting up of classic Elvis songs is the funniest hardcore record Ive heard. He makes the king sound like hes a screaming psycho". I recently downloaded them of the internet and became really dissapointed. Alec does the same thing as the impersonaters; making Elvis look like something he wasn't.

Do anyone of you know how he could be allowed to mess with the songs? Or tell me what you think of them...

Sat Jun 14, 2003 4:25 pm

I haven’t heard the recordings you refer to, but if the guy is actually covering the songs himself, rather than sampling Elvis’ original recordings, I doubt there’s anything EPE can do about it. Surely the songs are owned by various publishing companies, and not EPE, hence the problems we have with certain tracks being cut out of Elvis DVD’s due to publishing issues.

Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:23 am

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I know I sounded very bitter and angry... maybe a bit too much. But I assure you, this Alec guy must have some serious problems... And no, he does not sing the songs Elvis used to sing, he samples Elvis singing, and makes it really sick. I have uploaded one of the songs. Jailhouse Rock. It starts out real nice, but just wait half a minute or so...

http://hem.passagen.se/elvis.presley/Alec Empire - jailhouse cock rocks the most.mp3 (0,8Mb)