Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:39 am
vbgt wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote:vbgt wrote:I absolutely hate those monologues. They're embarrassing,imo. He really sounds like an idiot. I've deleted them on any album I have that might be heard by non fans. Every non fan I know that's heard them thinks they're ridiculous, and I have to agree. I don't find them even mildly amusing.
What are your feelings on the summer 1974 stage monologues?
Desert Storm and the like? Those I just find sad.
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:42 pm
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:41 pm
dennyelvis wrote:I must say im a little surprised how much these divide the fans opinion, i do agree a little if u here one thats enough, but to delete em ? not sure , after all isnt this what Elvis is ?
About the 69 setlists, not surprised at all he covered his own stuff at first, he wanted no mistakes regarding the material, but should his monologues been more like his 68 sit down reflections ? calmer, more relaxed, did his 68 show even influence his banter with the Vegas crowds ?
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:34 pm
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:13 am
Matthew wrote:DarrylMac wrote:I Can't Stop Loving You, Yesterday (the safest MOR Cover of them all!), Blue Suede Shoes, My Babe, Runaway, What'd I Say and others in the set list in 1969 are all covers.
Yes, I know - but as noted "the sets are full of 'Elvis' material and not overly reliant on safe cover versions of other artists signature hit songs (as good and enjoyable as some of them are)."
And arguably Blue Suede Shoes is as much, if not more associated with Elvis Presley, than its creator Carl Perkins. Elvis' 1969 sets are typically more "Elvis focused" than what would come later. As for the "you've heard one show you've heard them all" motif, the same is true for other engagements and tours, which were all formatted around set-list templates.
Elvis' set-list in 1969 is the best he ever gave.
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:18 am
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:40 am
debtd1 wrote:The vitality, raw energy of 69 couldn't be surpassed......an unleashed tiger.
I think 70 proved to be a more 'polished' performance. I would have given my right arm to have seen him perform in either year....
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:23 am
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:06 am
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:17 am
jurasic1968 wrote:Why are you so embarassed? Do you think Elvis was dumb? Just look only in the video of1972 NY conference and comment after that.
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