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Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:09 pm

Johnny2523 wrote:Image

Right after the release of the very controversial Houston, August 28th, 1976 show (‚HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM…‘), Audionics is back with another remarkable release with more previously unreleased soundboard material. This time, Audionics presents Elvis in solid form during his memorable May/June ’75 tour.

Elvis often wore different Phoenix jumpsuits in May/June ’75, and in a way that’s entirely appropriate. Compared with the fall of ’74, he looked fresh and rejuvenated, sounded great, and seemed genuinly happy about being on the road again. He was like a phoenix rising from its ashes.

Fortunately, the June ’75 tour is well-documented, and most of the shows have been released on soundboard. In this deluxe package, Audionics presents for the first time the unreleased afternoon show in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 7th, 1975 – a real killer show. Even though most of the shows on this tour have a similar setlist, it’s always a treat to hear a new show from this remarkable tour and to hear unique moments - like different dialogue, fun interplay with the audience and of course small variations in the way he performs the songs or especially good versions. The audio quality of this soundboard is topnotch.

The Dallas show has been out before, first by RCA in 1980, and then more complete on import as ‘Dallas Seventyfive Uncensored’ a couple of years ago. We were able to obtain a superior and even more complete tape source, and it’s a joy to hear this fantastic show in excellent sound.

Presented in a deluxe double digipak with rare photos (some are published in color for the first time here) and relevant liner notes, this is another winner that every die-hard fan must own.

Tracklist:
CD1:
01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) - 02. Love Me - 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. All Shook Up - 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Hound Dog - 08. The Wonder Of You - 09. Burning Love - 10. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 11. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 12. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 13. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 14. Why Me Lord? - 15. How Great Thou Art (with reprise) - 16. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 17. An American Trilogy - 18. Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise) - 19. Little Darlin' - 20. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 21. Can't Help Falling In Love - 22. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

CD2:
01. I Got A Woman / Amen (incomplete) - 02. Love Me - 03. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - 04. Love Me Tender - 05. All Shook Up - 06. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - 07. Hound Dog - 08. The Wonder Of You - 09. Burning Love - 10. Introductions by Elvis of Singers, Musicians - 11. Johnny B. Goode (James Burton) - 12. Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) - 13. Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - 14. Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) - 15. School Day (Joe Guercio Orchestra) - 16. T.R.O.U.B.L.E. - 17. Why Me Lord? - 18. How Great Thou Art - 19. Let Me Be There (with reprise) - 20. An American Trilogy - 21. Little Darlin' - 21. Mystery Train / Tiger Man - 22. Can't Help Falling In Love - 23. Closing Vamp / Announcements.

Friday, June 6, 1975, 8:30 pm, Convention Center's Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX &
previously unreleased Saturday, June 7, 1975, 2:30 pm, Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA


Getting past the peculiar, uninviting title, this Audionics release should be one any deep fan will want.

The summer 1975 tours marked the last of the looking fairly good, rockin' Elvis Presley show, and more than half of the collection is unreleased! I mean, come on, people -- yes, we've had more than a few soundboards from June '75 in the past 15-20 years, but beggars cannot be choosers. Given how so many were revolted at the recent release of Houston '76, this package is an antidote. Presley's spirits are up, and although the shows are sloppy at times, they are also fun.

Most of the Dallas show, as noted, was officially released in 1980 on Elvis Aron Presley, and it was a good choice by RCA producer Joan Deary. Elvis is on-target throughout the evening, and perhaps the fact that NBC-TV had aired "That's The Way It Is" the previous evening had a positive influence. He mentions this broadcast during the show.

And Elvis' Shreveport performance the very next afternoon has some significance, since it is his first appearance there since the final, "Louisiana Hayride" benefit gig he gave on December 15, 1956. So much had happened in the nearly 19 years since, and you can bet Presley thought about this as he took the very same stage, on the same day of the week, a Saturday, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

Since we have a recording of that awesome 1956 set on Young Man with the Big Beat, someone should compare the numbers done at both:

Love Me
Love Me Tender
Don't Be Cruel
I Got A Woman
Hound Dog


Both of these southern U.S. cities were very important to the barnstorming year that was 1955, building up the buzz on an act that would explode across America in 1956.

Audionics should have called this one Southern Roots ... or Back Home Again.

Anyway, this is a must-have, For Elvis CD Collectors Only.


::rocks

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:12 pm

Nice post.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:23 pm

What I'd like to know is who in the blue hell came up with the name "The Creeping Crud" for an album title ?? Sounds like a horror flick to me. Obviously someone from Audionics has a creepy sense of humor.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:39 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Getting past the peculiar, uninviting title, this Audionics release should be one any deep fan will want.

The summer 1975 tours marked the last of the looking fairly good, rockin' Elvis Presley show, and more than half of the collection is unreleased! I mean, come on, people -- yes, we've had more than a few soundboards from June '75 in the past 15-20 years, but beggars cannot be choosers. Given how so many were revolted at the recent release of Houston '76, this package is an antidote. Presley's spirits are up, and although the shows are sloppy at times, they are also fun.

Most of the Dallas show, as noted, was officially released in 1980 on Elvis Aron Presley, and it was a good choice by RCA producer Joan Deary. Elvis is on-target throughout the evening, and perhaps the fact that NBC-TV had aired "That's The Way It Is" the previous evening had a positive influence. He mentions this broadcast during the show.

And Elvis' Shreveport performance the very next afternoon has some significance, since it is his first appearance there since the final, "Louisiana Hayride" benefit gig he gave on December 15, 1956. So much had happened in the nearly 19 years since, and you can bet Presley thought about this as he took the very same stage, on the same day of the week, a Saturday, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

Since we have a recording of that awesome 1956 set on Young Man with the Big Beat, someone should compare the numbers done at both:

Love Me
Love Me Tender
Don't Be Cruel
I Got A Woman
Hound Dog


Both of these southern U.S. cities were very important to the barnstorming year that was 1955, building up the buzz on an act that would explode across America in 1956.

Audionics should have called this one Southern Roots ... or Back Home Again.

Anyway, this is a must-have, For Elvis CD Collectors Only.


::rocks


Rob wrote:Nice post.


Thank you! Have I convinced you to possibly consider picking up a copy?

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:42 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote: And Elvis' Shreveport performance the very next afternoon has some significance, since it is his first appearance there since the final, "Louisiana Hayride" benefit gig he gave on December 15, 1956. So much had happened in the nearly 19 years since, and you can bet Presley thought about this as he took the very same stage, on the same day of the week, a Saturday, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.


He most certainly did. In fact, he reminisces about the Louisiana Hayride with guitarist James Burton during the afternoon show. Here's some audio:

http://youtu.be/mDLtYXazaA0

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:46 pm

TCB-FAN wrote:What I'd like to know is who in the blue hell came up with the name "The Creeping Crud" for an album title ?? Sounds like a horror flick to me. Obviously someone from Audionics has a creepy sense of humor.


I guess its just piggy backing off Elvis' comment in Dallas, but no doubt you know that.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:49 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Have I convinced you to possibly consider picking up a copy?

I'm still considering it.

Stop it.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:51 pm

LesterB wrote:
Christopher Brown wrote:Wonderful! THE show I attended where I shook Elvis' hand during the closing vamp. Too bad it's not complete, but hearing this show again in my home (versus 4th row that afternoon) will be exciting. And so now portions of every show on soundboard from the tour I followed with only the opening show on May 30 missing (where he performed THAT'S ALL RIGHT for the only time on the tour). At least I have the recording I made of that show!


AMAZING STORY. Can you describe what it was like seeing Elvis that close up and interacting with him?


Read Christopher's SUPERB book "In concert with Elvis" for a complete overview of the build up to each show on that tour and the shows themselves. It's one of my all time favourite Elvis reads.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:55 pm

Tony.. wrote:
LesterB wrote:
Christopher Brown wrote:Wonderful! THE show I attended where I shook Elvis' hand during the closing vamp. Too bad it's not complete, but hearing this show again in my home (versus 4th row that afternoon) will be exciting. And so now portions of every show on soundboard from the tour I followed with only the opening show on May 30 missing (where he performed THAT'S ALL RIGHT for the only time on the tour). At least I have the recording I made of that show!


AMAZING STORY. Can you describe what it was like seeing Elvis that close up and interacting with him?


Read Christopher's SUPERB book "In concert with Elvis" for a complete overview of the build up to each show on that tour and the shows themselves. It's one of my all time favourite Elvis reads.


...and impossible to find these days!

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:55 pm

LesterB wrote:I guess its just piggy backing off Elvis' comment in Dallas.

Elvis made the comment many times during this tour.

He also made the comment during previous tours as well as following tours.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:57 pm

Rob wrote:
LesterB wrote:I guess its just piggy backing off Elvis' comment in Dallas.

Elvis made the comment many times during this tour.

He also made the comment during previous tours as well as following tours.


He even sometimes made the comment at home, in the Lisa Marie, and while riding his motorcycle around Whitehaven.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:59 pm

My problem though, and I think this is much more valid here with 1975, is the one those that don't like the 1969 shows have, that this show and its jokes and performances are the same as all those other May/June 1975 concerts. I don't feel that way with 1969 but I sure do with 1975. Here, there is unlikely to be any significant performance that will make me glad I got this.

Still Doc, you make a good case....

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:23 pm

stevelecher wrote:My problem though, and I think this is much more valid here with 1975, is the one those that don't like the 1969 shows have, that this show and its jokes and performances are the same as all those other May/June 1975 concerts. I don't feel that way with 1969 but I sure do with 1975. Here, there is unlikely to be any significant performance that will make me glad I got this.

Still Doc, you make a good case....


The level of performance is undeniably less in 1975, but sometimes the magic happens when you least expect it.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:38 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Audionics should have called this one Southern Roots ... or Back Home Again.

Anyway, this is a must-have, For Elvis CD Collectors Only.


::rocks


I couldn't agree more... I don't care for the name, but it is original I'll give them that.... :wink:

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:46 pm

stevelecher wrote:My problem though, and I think this is much more valid here with 1975, is the one those that don't like the 1969 shows have, that this show and its jokes and performances are the same as all those other May/June 1975 concerts. I don't feel that way with 1969 but I sure do with 1975. Here, there is unlikely to be any significant performance that will make me glad I got this.

Still Doc, you make a good case....


That was a nice post from the Doc.

I'm in agreement with you, Steve. Elvis was so tremendous, so full of vitality, in 1969 that I could listen to night after night of recordings from that era.

The Elvis of 1975 was almost a different performer. Still good-humoured, but sloppy and not as engaged with his craft. Like many of you, I have a number of recordings from this tour already in my collection. Earlier on this evening, I gave DAE's Let Me Take You Home a listen and I think that will always be my go-to for this period. Overall, that's quite a good show with a great version of Burning Love.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:10 am

Its his fantastic Humour during this A/S that makes me want to get this, also i never bought any of the Dallas 'up-grade' CD so this will do nicely thanks Audionics!~ :D

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:16 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Rob wrote:
LesterB wrote:I guess its just piggy backing off Elvis' comment in Dallas.

Elvis made the comment many times during this tour.

He also made the comment during previous tours as well as following tours.


He even sometimes made the comment at home, in the Lisa Marie, and while riding his motorcycle around Whitehaven.


oh ...... and there I was thinking the title of the CD was inspired by the first time we heard Elvis making the comment on the Silver boxset all those years ago and re-re-released on this new set. I didn't consider that Elvis might have made this comment before and after, and in different settings - I must make a point of listening to all my 75 soundboards from this tour, and then all the other soundboards I have :facep:

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:17 am

londonflash wrote:
stevelecher wrote:My problem though, and I think this is much more valid here with 1975, is the one those that don't like the 1969 shows have, that this show and its jokes and performances are the same as all those other May/June 1975 concerts. I don't feel that way with 1969 but I sure do with 1975. Here, there is unlikely to be any significant performance that will make me glad I got this.

Still Doc, you make a good case....


That was a nice post from the Doc.

I'm in agreement with you, Steve. Elvis was so tremendous, so full of vitality, in 1969 that I could listen to night after night of recordings from that era.

The Elvis of 1975 was almost a different performer. Still good-humoured, but sloppy and not as engaged with his craft. Like many of you, I have a number of recordings from this tour already in my collection. Earlier on this evening, I gave DAE's Let Me Take You Home a listen and I think that will always be my go-to for this period. Overall, that's quite a good show with a great version of Burning Love.


The 1975 spring and early summer tours are the last totally consistent series of shows that he performed. Yes, there would be good shows in the final two years, but after June, it all got hit and miss, even during the rest of 1975. The December shows are generally good enough, but he was in his bellowing phase by then. The May/June shows in particular show him relaxed, in good humour and singing well for the most part. No, they aren't edgy rock n roll, but they are generally good fun - and Another Saturday Night captures all of those elements, as does Let Me Take You Home.

Dodgy title notwithstanding, I'm sure this will be a fine, enjoyable release, especially for those who weren't around for other shows from this period coming out on bootleg fifteen years ago. That said, we have a number of these shows on FTD (alright, not these specific ones), in very good sound, and you have to ask yourself how many of them you really need. Even so, it would be nice to see FTD release the Memphis 75 concert at some point, especially if it could be paired with the Memphis 76 one as well.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:28 am

poormadpeter wrote:
londonflash wrote:
stevelecher wrote:My problem though, and I think this is much more valid here with 1975, is the one those that don't like the 1969 shows have, that this show and its jokes and performances are the same as all those other May/June 1975 concerts. I don't feel that way with 1969 but I sure do with 1975. Here, there is unlikely to be any significant performance that will make me glad I got this.

Still Doc, you make a good case....


That was a nice post from the Doc.

I'm in agreement with you, Steve. Elvis was so tremendous, so full of vitality, in 1969 that I could listen to night after night of recordings from that era.

The Elvis of 1975 was almost a different performer. Still good-humoured, but sloppy and not as engaged with his craft. Like many of you, I have a number of recordings from this tour already in my collection. Earlier on this evening, I gave DAE's Let Me Take You Home a listen and I think that will always be my go-to for this period. Overall, that's quite a good show with a great version of Burning Love.


The 1975 spring and early summer tours are the last totally consistent series of shows that he performed. Yes, there would be good shows in the final two years, but after June, it all got hit and miss, even during the rest of 1975. The December shows are generally good enough, but he was in his bellowing phase by then. The May/June shows in particular show him relaxed, in good humour and singing well for the most part. No, they aren't edgy rock n roll, but they are generally good fun - and Another Saturday Night captures all of those elements, as does Let Me Take You Home.

Dodgy title notwithstanding, I'm sure this will be a fine, enjoyable release, especially for those who weren't around for other shows from this period coming out on bootleg fifteen years ago. That said, we have a number of these shows on FTD (alright, not these specific ones), in very good sound, and you have to ask yourself how many of them you really need. Even so, it would be nice to see FTD release the Memphis 75 concert at some point, especially if it could be paired with the Memphis 76 one as well.


I wouldn't mind seeing Memphis '75 paired with one of the remaining home town shows from the previous year still in the vaults.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:52 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Getting past the peculiar, uninviting title, this Audionics release should be one any deep fan will want.

The summer 1975 tours marked the last of the looking fairly good, rockin' Elvis Presley show, and more than half of the collection is unreleased! I mean, come on, people -- yes, we've had more than a few soundboards from June '75 in the past 15-20 years, but beggars cannot be choosers. Given how so many were revolted at the recent release of Houston '76, this package is an antidote. Presley's spirits are up, and although the shows are sloppy at times, they are also fun.

Most of the Dallas show, as noted, was officially released in 1980 on Elvis Aron Presley, and it was a good choice by RCA producer Joan Deary. Elvis is on-target throughout the evening, and perhaps the fact that NBC-TV had aired "That's The Way It Is" the previous evening had a positive influence. He mentions this broadcast during the show.

And Elvis' Shreveport performance the very next afternoon has some significance, since it is his first appearance there since the final, "Louisiana Hayride" benefit gig he gave on December 15, 1956. So much had happened in the nearly 19 years since, and you can bet Presley thought about this as he took the very same stage, on the same day of the week, a Saturday, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

Since we have a recording of that awesome 1956 set on Young Man with the Big Beat, someone should compare the numbers done at both:

Love Me
Love Me Tender
Don't Be Cruel
I Got A Woman
Hound Dog


Both of these southern U.S. cities were very important to the barnstorming year that was 1955, building up the buzz on an act that would explode across America in 1956.

Audionics should have called this one Southern Roots ... or Back Home Again.

Anyway, this is a must-have, For Elvis CD Collectors Only.


::rocks


Rob wrote:Nice post.


Thank you! Have I convinced you to possibly consider picking up a copy?



Well I was getting it anyway but I agree with Rob-nice post.


norrie

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:58 am

norrie wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Getting past the peculiar, uninviting title, this Audionics release should be one any deep fan will want.

The summer 1975 tours marked the last of the looking fairly good, rockin' Elvis Presley show, and more than half of the collection is unreleased! I mean, come on, people -- yes, we've had more than a few soundboards from June '75 in the past 15-20 years, but beggars cannot be choosers. Given how so many were revolted at the recent release of Houston '76, this package is an antidote. Presley's spirits are up, and although the shows are sloppy at times, they are also fun.

Most of the Dallas show, as noted, was officially released in 1980 on Elvis Aron Presley, and it was a good choice by RCA producer Joan Deary. Elvis is on-target throughout the evening, and perhaps the fact that NBC-TV had aired "That's The Way It Is" the previous evening had a positive influence. He mentions this broadcast during the show.

And Elvis' Shreveport performance the very next afternoon has some significance, since it is his first appearance there since the final, "Louisiana Hayride" benefit gig he gave on December 15, 1956. So much had happened in the nearly 19 years since, and you can bet Presley thought about this as he took the very same stage, on the same day of the week, a Saturday, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

Since we have a recording of that awesome 1956 set on Young Man with the Big Beat, someone should compare the numbers done at both:

Love Me
Love Me Tender
Don't Be Cruel
I Got A Woman
Hound Dog


Both of these southern U.S. cities were very important to the barnstorming year that was 1955, building up the buzz on an act that would explode across America in 1956.

Audionics should have called this one Southern Roots ... or Back Home Again.

Anyway, this is a must-have, For Elvis CD Collectors Only.


::rocks


Rob wrote:Nice post.


Thank you! Have I convinced you to possibly consider picking up a copy?



Well I was getting it anyway but I agree with Rob-nice post.


norrie


Thanks!

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:46 am

TCB-FAN wrote:What I'd like to know is who in the blue hell came up with the name "The Creeping Crud" for an album title ?? Sounds like a horror flick to me. Obviously someone from Audionics has a creepy sense of humor.



Well we all know where the title came from but it's a terrible title for a CD release all be it a bootleg.

norrie

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:06 am

these titles of the imports get siller and more pretentious with each release.

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:39 am

Kylan wrote:these titles of the imports get siller and more pretentious with each release.


yeah but its the CONTENT that counts~! :D :wink:

Re: New Audionics: The Creeping Crud Express

Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:14 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Getting past the peculiar, uninviting title, this Audionics release should be one any deep fan will want.

The summer 1975 tours marked the last of the looking fairly good, rockin' Elvis Presley show, and more than half of the collection is unreleased! I mean, come on, people -- yes, we've had more than a few soundboards from June '75 in the past 15-20 years, but beggars cannot be choosers. Given how so many were revolted at the recent release of Houston '76, this package is an antidote. Presley's spirits are up, and although the shows are sloppy at times, they are also fun.

Most of the Dallas show, as noted, was officially released in 1980 on Elvis Aron Presley, and it was a good choice by RCA producer Joan Deary. Elvis is on-target throughout the evening, and perhaps the fact that NBC-TV had aired "That's The Way It Is" the previous evening had a positive influence. He mentions this broadcast during the show.

And Elvis' Shreveport performance the very next afternoon has some significance, since it is his first appearance there since the final, "Louisiana Hayride" benefit gig he gave on December 15, 1956. So much had happened in the nearly 19 years since, and you can bet Presley thought about this as he took the very same stage, on the same day of the week, a Saturday, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

Since we have a recording of that awesome 1956 set on Young Man with the Big Beat, someone should compare the numbers done at both:

Love Me
Love Me Tender
Don't Be Cruel
I Got A Woman
Hound Dog


Both of these southern U.S. cities were very important to the barnstorming year that was 1955, building up the buzz on an act that would explode across America in 1956.

Audionics should have called this one Southern Roots ... or Back Home Again.

Anyway, this is a must-have, For Elvis CD Collectors Only.


::rocks


Rob wrote:Nice post.


Thank you! Have I convinced you to possibly consider picking up a copy?

He can't afford it... and he's too picky about what he buys...