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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Mar 1, 2021.
Elvis In The Army - LeRoi Brothers
He had gone into the ministry
"Retired" from Rock-and-Roll.
Actually, that's one of the things that made me appreciate him. I've never had "rock star" looks, and EC made that OK for the rest of us (right before freakin' MTV made style over substance the ne plus ultra....)
The real Elvis had youth , a decent voice , and " dirty hip moves " on his side , and not much else , sorry.
If it hadnt been him , someone else would have gotten the attention , Im sure.
He was also the first mega-mega star , that tried to build his own world....
It just never works , does it ? Not for him , or any of those thaqt followed...
Hint , : when you build your own Basketball arena , and play all the time with the usual 25 "friends" that are allways around , you are on the wrong path........It still happens , doesnt it ?
unless you're a studio session guy-looks are important, people listen with their eyes
Elvis or Prince?
Yeah - that's just a damn shame, too. I've known a lot of great bands that never made it because they didn't have "the look". When I was a 'yute' in Madison, there was a great band by the name of Spooner that had everything - hooks, lyrics, etc. but they didn't have the look. Later on, two of those guys got together with a redheaded ingenue from Scotland and became Garbage. Spooner > Garbage in every way except visually...
I know some of the Spooner/Garbage guys
You forgot - he had the adulation of an entire generation
Small world! I knew Dave and Jeff quite well, Doug (now "Duke") and Butch somewhat less.
Butch used to sometimes be involved in a covers thing in a couple downtown clubs.
they'd do stuff like "Best Friend's Girlfiriend" and "Personal Jesus"
Most people present in the audience had no clue
@bsman , I bet you know the Gomers
Well, I moved out of Madison a long time ago (my wife noted yesterday that it will be 40 years this June), but we both have family and friends there, so we've gone back at least once every year since. My sister and my sister-in-law have taken me to see the Gomers at the old O'Kayz Corral, but that's been ten years or more!
"The O'Cayz Corral caught fire early in the morning Jan. 1, 2001. The fire traveled from a bar next door, and it burned O'Cayz to the ground, ending its 20-year contribution to the Madison music scene."
Cathy opened up the High Noon Saloon a few years later though (she no longer owns that venue)
Man, as I get older, my perception of time seems to really compress!
I can relate.
I have some cut-out handmade turkeys hanging on my patio window, that my mother helped my quite young sons create one thanksgiving, pretty sure that was only maybe 5 years ago.
Problem is though, my sons are both in their 20s now
My youngest will only be in her 20s for another two months. That's pretty hard to reconcile with my self-perception as a dashing young man...