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Elvis vs Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Fendereedo

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    I had the same thing with The Clash in 1980, changed my perception of concerts thereafter. So much energy, knocked the stuffing out me.
     
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    I'd give that mantle to Buddy Holly, with the horn rims (first), and the hiccup-ey vocal style.
    At least he, like EC wrote his own stuff, unlike the cover artist, Elvis the first.
     
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    I don't think of Holly as a geek, at all

    He was a rocker, as real as they come

    and a genius who was well before his time
     
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    "Hugged the toilet ":lol: yeah I can be simply amused at times
     
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    He was not a geek/nerd/whatever, he just looked like one.
    And sang a little like one.
    Only a little, AND, he did it first!
     
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    patrick maybe shoulda called hisself buddy costello
     
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    One of the great "ifs" of rock history is speculation on what he might have accomplished had he not died.

    Songwriter, producer, singer, guitar player, there was nothing he couldn't do.

    Would have loved to see how he would have responded to Soul, The British Invasion, and everything that came after, etc.
     
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    he was already moving away from rock n roll, he knew it'd already pretty much run it's course
     
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    Yeah, with songs that had strings like "True Love Ways", and "Raining in My Heart". But that was because at the time rock and roll was still seen as a fad, and not as an avenue for a long term musical career.

    But he was also a great lover of rock and roll, and I would have loved to see how he responded to groups like the Beatles (although without his death, would they still be called "The Beatles)
     
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    elvis.jpg
     
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    feb 3 '59 did signify the death of rock n roll, with (the True) Elvis in the army and Chuck locked up on trumped-up charges by a society terrified of the influence of black culture-
    that was all she wrote. the rare couple of occurences of rock n roll after that were just the dead cat bounce effect


    RIP Rock n Roll :(
     
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    I think it's about 50:50 whether he would have grown with the times and continued to be a forward-looking and influential artist, or gone totally mainstream and descended into the same schmaltz as his contemporaries. Or just slowly receded into irrelevance.
     
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    Oh yeah. I was someone who really believed the Clash were the only band that mattered. And that was at a time when there were a lot of incredible bands. But to me the clash were something else. They’d come out and play like it was the last show they were ever gonna get to play again. I guess the thing is, I expected that from the Clash. But with EC and the Attractions that sonic assault was unexpected. Good times...
     
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    Right, and maybe wasn't ever fully committed to it, just a stepping stone... he was straight country before he opened for Elvis as I understand it. Whatever, that dude was a genius.
     
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    If it had been anything like Gene and Eddie, he might have ended up playing village halls in the UK.
     
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    Buddy Holly and Richie Valens dead, Eddie Cochran dead, Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent sidelined by auto accidents, Chuck in jail, Little Richard retired, and Elvis in the army.
     
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    RIP Kirsty MacColl
     
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