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Shane’s Music Challenge: ELVIS PRESLEY – 2002 – ELV1S 30 #1 Hits

| 1 February 2014 | Reply

ELVIS PRESLEY – 2002 – ELV1S 30 #1 Hits
By Shane Pinnegar

Elvis - 30 #1 Hits cover

You’ll get no argument from me that Elvis was the prettiest boy in music when he thrust his pelvis out in public for the first time, and unlike pretty boys n’ girls nowadays, he made some of the best early rock music ever!

Then he got all ‘Fat Elvis’, was forced by his slave-owner – errrr, manager – Colonel Parker, to invent overblown and underseasoned Vegas cabaret, and ultimately lost the plot and how to talk to real people, before dying on his dunny. Bummer (pun cheekily intended – that one too.)

Elvis had so many biguns that this greatest hits collection is like a kid pulling lucky dips out of a bucket. And it’s and almost 50/50 mix of great early rockers and over-schmaltzed horrors. How one artist could do so much astonishingly great music and so much drivel is beyond me.

The album is rounded out by the hyper-remixed (by Junkie XL) A Little More Conversation, which was used in the cool 3000 Miles to Graceland movie.

Of course, ELV1S 30 #1 Hits sold a zillion copies and added a lot more than a lick of paint to Graceland’s barn. Whether it deserved to though, is debatable.

The highlights: Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Teddy Bear and Jailhouse Rock. Unbeatable.


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