Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:46 am
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Daryl wrote:Gold-Spangled Elvis: Flashes Of The Old Fire
St. Louis, Missouri
March 22nd, 1976
by Harper Barnes
Harper Barnes is a feature writer for the St. Louis 'Post Dispatch' and book columnist for Boston's 'Real Paper.'
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:21 pm
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:17 pm
Scott Hayward wrote:It's interesting, and slightly baffling, to note that the same writer would write two different reviews of the same concert for different papers ...
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:26 pm
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Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:18 pm
drjohncarpenter wrote:Nice connection, but the reality is hardly baffling. Barnes wrote the paper review immediately after the gig, crafte a n=more sophisticted piece for RS in April.
Thanks, Daryl for the review.
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:19 pm
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Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:48 pm
Ciscoking wrote:Hey, Reddy..how are ya,..mein Freund...?....
Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:27 pm
Scott Hayward wrote:Were any more of Elvis' gigs reviewed in Rolling Stone during the 70s?
BigredG wrote:Interesting how the newspaper review morphed via several layers of pretension and cliche into the Rolling Stone article.
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:08 am
drjohncarpenter wrote: There is neither pretension nor cliché in the Rolling Stone review.
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:26 am
BigredG wrote:drjohncarpenter wrote: There is neither pretension nor cliché in the Rolling Stone review.
For those hard of understanding, here are the top five examples of pretension and cliche:
“Elvis Presley wraps himself in the power of other people “
“the whole human calliope was going full boil”
“With the teasing elegance of a stripper in a room full of neck fetishists”
“Elvis twitched his ass to the beat and the crowd went bonkers.”
“He closed with "Funny How Time Slips Away" -- yes, isn't it”
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:09 am
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:20 pm
YDKM wrote:His doctor is on record as saying Elvis was more over-medicated for this show than for any other this tour.
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:13 am
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Daryl wrote:In the Revelations Of The Memphis Mafia book, they mention a show in St. Louis that afterwards Elvis nearly overdosed. In the book they state that it took place after the show in 1973. It is my understanding however that the person who said this in the book is mistaken and that Elvis nearly overdosed after this show in 1976.
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:14 am
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Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:28 am
Mike Eder wrote:Well Carless Love makes it seem like an incident happened twice both times in St. Louis. 73 and 76. Problem is that It sounds really like the same event is being described.
"The last nine months with Elvis , we had three ODs; it was unbelievable." ... Vernon Presley, who from other accounts had kept his distance from his son's drug problems, witnessed some of these overdoses, Caughley said, including a near-fatal one in St. Louis.
- The Death of Elvis, p. 323-324
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