You can't mean that Ger!!! Shot the person who wrote "Beach Shack"
Well, I kind of agree with you. It's absolutely not one of Elvis' better songs but had he not recorded it we would've never heard him break up totally as he does on the outtakes on the FTD.
I just love those outtakes. It's obvious that Elvis it somewhat tired of those songs and it's absolutely wonderful to hear his humour and how he can't hold back his laughter.
Reminds me of the very first time I heard the laughing version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight." I was visiting Bristol Music Shop in Copenhagen, where I lived at the time. Stood there listening to the record with earphones on. And, like many others, I just couldn't hold back my own laughter when it cam time to listen to that song. The guy behind the desk looked at me, puzzled, as I was listening to Elvis. What was so funny on an Elvis record. I explained and he put the song on the loud-speakers and soon everybody in the store stood there with a BIG smile on their faces.
Elvis recorded a number of songs that we can always argue about but nevertheless, I kind of love them all. Growing up with the movies, going to the matinee on Sunday with the other kids watching Elvis in his newest movie, brought sunshine into my life back then.
So, let's have more of this kind stuff.