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Best track on "Clambake" LP 1967

Poll ended at Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:25 pm

Guitar man
No votes
A House That Has Everything
No votes
Hey Hey Hey
No votes
You Don't Know Me
The Girl I Never Loved
How Can You Lose What You Never Had
No votes
Big Boss Man
Singing Tree
Just Call Me Lonesome
Total votes : 17

Best track on "Clambake" LP 1967

Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:25 pm

This will be the last album for a while but, but I will show up here ocassionally with new polls.

Horror! I almost forgot about Clambake! It´s very easy for me to take two tracks away: 1) C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-E and 2) "Who needs money" Those tracks maybe fits in the movie, but my ears are bleeding while listening to those! But what an album opener this time. Guitar man must have sounded sensational in 1967 and I think that it would have been a better first single choice than "Big boss man". A very good track, but less commercial. When "Guitar man was released as a single, many people had already bought the album. The rest of the bonus track are pleasant but not sensational. Perhaps "Just call me lonesome could have sounded better in a lower key. Elvis seems to struggle a bit in places of it. What about the soundtrack songs? I think that the title track is catchy. "The house that has everything" and "The girl I never loved" are pleasant enough and a bit sad too. But "You don´t know" me" is the jewel of the ballads here. "Hey, hey hey" is nothing but corny, but makes the poll because of known reasons. But again, "Guitar man" is sensational with it´s accoustic, guitar driven sound, and it´s a track that has stood the test of time and could have been recorded yesterday. It gets my vote.

So long for a while!

Vote on//Björn

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:17 am

Always liked CLAMBAKE ! just like you said the 2 tracks : WHO NEEDS MONEY & CONFIDENCE are very poor...
i voted for: THE GIRL I NEVER LOVED ! one of my favorite elvis ballads
YOU DONT KNOW ME is a diamond too

Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:54 am

Half a GREAT album half horrid. Really there is so large a gap between the September Nashville cuts and the ones from the soundtrack. Big Boss, Guitar have been justly praised, but I think Singing Tree, and Just Call Me Lonesome are very underrated. The first has odd lyrics, but Elvis sings them with such drama and conviction. The later is a fine country song and one of the first overt country songs Elvis had cut in a very long time. Shows that he was still a master of that genre. How Can You Loose is probably the best of the "Clambake" songs, but it was cut! Whoever made that decision must of been deaf.

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:33 pm

Since we're voting on the original album I'll go with "You Don't Know Me."
I also like "A House That Has Everything" and "The Girl I Never Loved."

Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:15 am

There's a number of those guilty pleasures hidden on various soundtracks if one just goes with the flow and doesn't get all caught up in the whole quality thing and worrying about the "Legacy." You have to listen just for the FUN of it.

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:44 pm

I voted for Singing Tree. Like this album version the best.

Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:23 pm

The most expected top 3 to date: 1) Guitar man 2) Big boss man 3) You don´t know me!

Thanks for voting!