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What is your favorite Elvis song?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 5, 2007

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Viva Las Vegas,’ because it’s a great song to listen to in the car.”

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That’s All Right.’ It’s a great life lesson song you can relate to.”

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“I don’t like Elvis. It’s just a different culture. I think of his music as dull and repetitive.”

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Never Been to Spain’ because it’s got a songwriting element to it.”

Comments

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

I don't have one. I don't enjoy Elvis, just like I don't enjoy the Beatles.

jonas 7 years, 11 months ago

I feel very isolated by this question of the day, as other than 'Hounddog and Jailhouse Rock I doubt I can think of an example of an elvis song that I can hear in my head.

PotSmokinRepublican 7 years, 11 months ago

And for the record, I don't head bob to Mudvayne and Slipknot.

Linda Aikins 7 years, 11 months ago

In the Ghetto.

Not much of an Elvis fan here, but isn't Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night? Or is there another?

Where's that conga line?

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

i'm here gootsie i'm here!

fave elvi song, eh...well, i think mine'd be love me tender in the ghetto while cold kentucky rain keeps pourin' down, hunka hunka burnin' lurve! :)

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY!!!!!

sunflower_sue 7 years, 11 months ago

Don't like Elvis music. But all this talk of Elvis, for some odd eason does put me in a mood for a little Roy Orbison. Oh, What a Cryin' Shame!

Friday Friday FriDAY! Friday, Friday, FriDAY!

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

oooooooo or how about the mavericks-"oh what a thrill'!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yeah

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY! :D

PotSmokinRepublican 7 years, 11 months ago

I don't think Elvis's music was good at all, but I think most of use don't realize his contribution to music. Back then you couldn't jiggle your hips when you sang.

Without him, we all couldn't head bob to Slipknot and Mudvayne, or smoke a bowl and listen to Bob Marley.

jonas 7 years, 11 months ago

Well no, the two of them together would just be a muddied, discordanant mess.

acg 7 years, 11 months ago

In the Ghetto or Viva Las Vegas. I like some of his slow, love songs like Love Me Tender, too. Elvis' music (just like the Beatles--who I'm not at all a fan of) is one of those acquired taste things. My grandma used to listen to it religiously, until he shook himself in a "vulgar manner" on Ed Sullivan (according to my mom). That freakin' kills me! Can you guys imagine? Shaking hips considered vulgar? Especially when you look around these days. So, anyhoo, grandma banned all Elvis stuff from their household, because of the vulgarity and so when my mom got out on her own she listened to Elvis music, all the time, way after he was dead, day after day after day. I swear growing up all I heard was Elvis music and Dolly Parton. Maybe that explains a lot.

ohjayhawk 7 years, 11 months ago

Gootsie - I was thinking the same thing about "Never Been to Spain" being a Three Dog Night song. However, according to Wikipedia, it was also done by Elvis.

I'm not a huge Elvis fan, but I do like a few of his songs. "I Can't Help" is probably my favorite.

Costello's catalog of songs, as a whole, is much better than Presley's entire catalog of songs.

estespark 7 years, 11 months ago

In the right context - Elvis still rocks - But not the kind of stuff I play in the background while folding towels on a Tuesday night.

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

you mean "honeymoon in vegas", tob?? and are you saying "carrie bradshaw" aka sarah jessica parker aka matthew broderick's wife-is beastly looking??? ah!

i always thought that song was suspicious MINDS, not lies...ah well, random thoughts today, lol-after all, it is

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY! :)

acg 7 years, 11 months ago

TOB is so right in that Sarah Jessica Parker is a total beast, but the song is actually Suspicious Minds. I have Dwight's version on my mp3 player (yes I'm a dork) but I love Dwight Yokum. I don't like country but I like him. Something about the way he whines his way thru a tune that I just love.

Bone777 7 years, 11 months ago

"Don't Be Cruel" and "Heartbreak Hotel".

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

ooooo acg i join ya on the dwight yokum luv! :)

awwww, c'mon guys...don't ya think sarah jessica was awful cute in "footloose"???

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY!!! :)

RonBurgandy 7 years, 11 months ago

"All Shook Up", that might not be the actual name, but I am sure most people know what song I am referring to. (oops ended with a preposition).

Elvis is ok, I don't hate his songs, but I don't have Uncle Jesse (from Full House) disease.

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

It's so nice to be around some people who think it's okay not to like Elvis or the Beatles. The other day I told someone the Beatles bore me, and she looked at me like I had turned into a raving heretic right in front of her.

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

well i guess out of the s&tc gals, i think samantha most closely represents me&my personality. now if i could only get lipodissolve&a face lift&a boob job, i could be her! ;)

kidding...really...but i am rather surprised that sarah jessica isn't one of those men-wow women! there's hope for us fluffy midwest gals after all, lmaooooooooo

friday friday friDAY friday friday friDAY! :)

Linda Aikins 7 years, 11 months ago

I think Elvis is trying to imitate Forrest Gump, if you want my opinion.

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY! :)

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

HAH! i think you're right, gootsie! :)

welcome to the conga line! eat your heart out carmen miranda!

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY!!!!

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

Py, my skis are already waxed. I'm just waiting for the snow now. This raving heretic (who thinks the Beatles are much better in their historical context than they are in a modern context, mainly because they were something new and special then, while they're extremely old hat now) can't wait to get on the ski hills again.

Also, I can't join the Friday conga line this week. Since I have to work tomorrow, I have to join the Thursday conga line today.

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

The date -- August 12, 2005. The LJW On the Street Question -- "What is your favorite Elvis Song?"

My answer then remains true today:

"I don't intend this to sound as mean as it probably does, but my favorite Elvis song is "Elvis is Dead," by Living Colour. A truly great, Elvis has left the building, kind of tune.

I'm not an Elvis fan, but I do like some of his stuff. The strange thing about the selling of Elvis following his drug overdose is the packaging of his gospel songs. Not what one expects from a drug-addicted junkie. What's next, gospel songs by the likes of Keith Richards and Rush Limbaugh?" (Before you role your eyes too hard, please remember that in 2005 a Rush on drugs joke was still fresh. So was extreme-makeover.)

http://www2.ljworld.com/onthestreet/2005/aug/12/elvissong/

angelofmine 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm not a huge Elvis fan myself. Neither is my fiancee. But Elvis is marrying us in April, down at a chapel in Vegas. Just for the cheese factor. LOL Maybe we should hire out that impersonator for our reception.

Devil in Disguise is probably my favorite though. ^..^

ms_canada 7 years, 11 months ago

Definitely not a Presley fan, but do dig Costello. If a gun were held to my head I would probably say that Love Me Tender would not upset my tummy too much. Oh yeh, some levity........ Reported in the Sun-Times Government regulators in the US have ordered the manufacturers of Welsh Dragon Sausages to change it's name because their product does not actually contain dragon.

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

oh wow R_I! tell us how ya really feel about sjp! ;) that post was just toooo venomous for a friday! c'mon&conga!

and sgt-awwwww c'mon, conga anyway!

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY! :)

Laura Watkins 7 years, 11 months ago

Not an Elvis fan. I prefer the originals to his covers (i.e. Hound Dog).

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

well ok R_I, you're still one cool cookie in my book! :)

i'm getting tired somebody else wanna lead this line???

betti81 7 years, 11 months ago

i am a huge elvis fan! (not quite uncle jesse FH style, but most people who know me, know i like elvis) something about him has (and will always) fascinate me. i just got sirius radio for xmas and there is an all elvis all the time station. super sweet. while i don't like all of his music, his life and times (and hottiness in his younger days) keep me faithful.

favorite song...suspicious minds, jailhouse rock (i know, but there is a reason it is played all the time) and i believe this is not the correct title, but "i can't help".

SJP-i just can't understand her "fashion-icon" status. wearing a tutu (unless you are a ballerina) is not fashion it is just silly. i rarely like what she wears, then again, i am a midwestern simple girl who likes her slacks heels and cute tops.

sarge--i too get flack for my dislike of the beatles (and the stones,too for that matter). never really sparked my interest. (off topic--how do you feel about the lions winning a game and giving up the top draft pick? not like they would pick anyone worth while anyway right?)

i am so glad it is friday.

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

i think alot of sjp's appeal to me is that on s&tc at least she wears what i'd LOVE to be able to wear, lol...really! here i am, 47 yr old granny-with aspirations of wearing really cool off the wall clothes! my body and budget won't allow it, lol. is that what one calls an alter ego?

friday friday friDAY!

bevy 7 years, 11 months ago

I like Elvis just fine - would like him more if his music didn't remind me of my ex-hubby, who was a FANATIC. But I have never figured out why impersonators always want to be the Old Fat Elvis, when the Young, Hip Elvis was so freakin' HOT! (sorry I have teen daughters and hear that phrase 80 times a day.) Perhaps none of them can achieve that level of heat.

I also remember a few years ago when the post office came out with the Elvis stamp and asked the public to vote on OFE or YHE. I was glad to see that OFE (old fat Elvis) lost by a landslide.

If you don't know his history, you don't understand his influence on R&R. Elvis caught a lot of flak because he was into Blues, hung out with Blues musicians (much of the flak was because so many of the blues players were black), and incorporated what he heard into his own music. He got called lots of nasty names, including "n----- lover"

So the hip-swiveling wasn't the only revolutionary thing about The King.

My favorite Elvis movie reference? Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black. "Elvis ain't dead, kid, he just went home."

Friday Friday FRIday!

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

whaaaaat, innocuous, you don't like shag carpeting&fur covered walls??? hmmph! :)

(i've never been to graceland, have no clue what it's got!)

friday friday friDAYYYY!

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

Betti: there is no "off topic" here in the OTS. There is merely a topic tree with many branches.

As far as the Lions (or, as some call them, the Liedowns) narrowly escaping the top draft pick, I really don't think it'll have much impact one way or another. I'm hoping the Raiders get fooled into taking Brady Quinn so we don't have to find out that he's nowhere near as good as he's supposed to be.

Seriously, I don't think the difference between the first and second pick will be too big. If the Raiders do happen to steal whichever player the Lions wanted, there will be a wealth of other players who can fill the Lions many needs. I think slipping to second in the final week is more just something else to rile disgruntled fans (sorry, that was redundant), even if it's really not that big of a deal.

And I am serious about hoping the Lions don't take Quinn. It would be a mistake.

trinity 7 years, 11 months ago

ooooooo me toooo innocuous! "Largest Hand Dug Well, the World's Largest Prairie Dog, I dig that kind of stuff."

road trip! :)

friday friday friDAY!

acg 7 years, 11 months ago

Yes, thank you, whomever started the thread re: the Stones. Who the heck ever told those guys they could sing? The only thing that's the slightest bit entertaining about them is Keith Richards and the fact that someone can be so high and not just keel over and die. I've never liked their music and there, I've said it, all in the daylight and everything. I don't have to be afraid anymore. :) My name is ACG and I really don't like the Rolling Stones.

Ceallach 7 years, 11 months ago

I didn't care for EP back when it was considered high treason by my peers. That said, I do like Cold Kentucky Rain and In the Ghetto, with any good artist singing. SJP looks like a bobble head doll (why does the woman -- who already has a largish head -- insist on puffing and piling up the hair?). ACG you are so right about the Rolling Stones!! My feelings about Jagger were re-established during their last half time show ... he is still butt ugly ... screaming around on the stage in tights ... pitiful!!!

relaxing putting hostility for pathetic music figures out of my mind*

friday friday friDAY! friday friday friDAY! :)

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

et tu acg!

The Stones -- Brilliant, The Beatles -- Brilliant to the tenth power! Who cares if Keith Richards can't sing like Nat King Cole. He means what he sings, it has heart and it is wonderful. The Beatles might be long gone, but great art remains great no matter what comes after it.

Do we dismiss Michelangelo just because Monet chased the effects of light? Do we discount the achievements of Benny Goodman because of the individuality of Charlie Parker? Do we throw out a Clash record from the collection with the introduction of every new White Stripes cd? Time marches on, but does this mean we should no longer rock the casbah, or fight, for our right, to paaaarrrrtttyy? I think not!

Next thing I know, y'all will be saying Bob Dylan should never have made music and that he was just the Jewel of his era.

Just remember, when Roger Daltry claimed he hoped he died before he got old, he didn't really mean it.

groovy man, bea

SpeedRacer 7 years, 11 months ago

Having grown up in Memphis with teen siblings (my elder brother and sister went to high school with him) Elvis was well played in my home. However, I never got into his music, my teen years were occupied with the British invasion. There are two songs I like, though, and they are "Are you lonesome tonight" and "Can't help falling in love (with you)."

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

Bea, for some reason, I can appreciate Michaelangelo in any context. I can't do the same with the Beatles. I can appreciate other older bands, but the Beatles make me change the station.

I think perhaps we differ on the Beatle's music being great art. Which is fine, because creative pursuits are bound to produce differences of opinion.

But the real question is this: how do you feel about Cowher's resignation?

acg 7 years, 11 months ago

Hey, I'm not a pup, I've been around the block a time or two. ; ) No, the Stones and Beatles weren't really my generation. But one isn't necessarily hampered by one's generation when it comes to musical tastes. I can see that the Stones and Beatles did set the tone for the great bands of the next generation, like the Clash, the Knack, the Ramones, the Violent Femmes, the Cure (the 1st time around). Those are the old bands that I love.

ah-ah-ahahahaaa-I wanna be sedated

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

Damn Das!

Actually, I agree, and that is truly a terrific use of a Clash lyric! However, I stand by claiming that it is still possible to appreciate music of an earlier era. I certainly wasn't there when Benny Goodman caused a scandal by playing Carnegie Hall, but I can still appreciate listening to it. I'm not saying that the music of today is any less innovative and enjoyable than music of the past -- except for country music, of course -- I'm just saying that the Stones and the Beatles were, and remain, amazing! And I don't care what those darn whipper snappers have to say about it.

TOB, funny Abbey quote! However, I would tell Mr. Abbey, were he still with us, that just because it entertains doesn't mean it can't also be art. Long live Mr. Zimmerman! In these "modern times," we need him more than ever.

sgt, understood. Since I don't actually get roylties or anything, I don't really take your dismissal of the Beatles to heart. As far as Cowher's departure, I hate to see it, but I wish him well and hope he finds happiness in a life outside of football. I also thank him for guiding the Steelers to a championship. Whoever comes in has some big shoes to fill. It should be the top coaching vacancy -- given the choice, if you believed yourself to be the best coach out there, would you want to coach the Lions, Cardinals, or the Steelers? I believe it won't be long before Pittsburgh is back as a dominant team.

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

TOB, if you hadn't noted the source, you just might have gotten your desired response. Being at least familiar with Abbey, however, I just enjoyed the quote. : )

By the way, I listened to Dylan's latest earlier this week -- very enjoyable, though I admit it doesn't rise to the level of great art. For that, I recommend Tom Waits' Orphans.

betti81 7 years, 11 months ago

this young whipper snapper knows that many of my favorite bands were influenced by the beatles and the stones, but that doesn't mean i have to like them. nor do i have to like their music to appreciate their influence. just not my cup of tea...

and at 3:33 on a friday afternoon...i wanna be sedated!

Linda Aikins 7 years, 11 months ago

Damn, everyone!

Sgtwolverine, if the title had been "Sgt. Wolvie's Lonely Hearts Club Band," would you like them?

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

Bea, I would choose the Steelers job if I actually wanted to accomplish something. I would choose the Lions job if I wanted to be a successful assistant somewhere else in a few years (see also: Marty Mornhinweg). I would choose the Cardinals job if I hated myself and wanted to end my career.

Py, you're right: we are wobbling back and forth. But I think betti raises a valid point: appreciating influence does not require liking the product. Saying the Beatles were influential is true, and it's something I would not argue. They were influential. But I would argue that saying their music is great is not the same as saying it's influential. I do think their music was influential, but that does not mean I have to acknowledge it as great -- just as influential. There is great music that isn't broadly influential, and I think there is influential music that ultimately can be considered something less than great.

Yes, I know I'm splitting hairs. (Watch as I go bald before your eyes!)

sgtwolverine 7 years, 11 months ago

Grand Cooley and Hoover, Gootsie!

No, that name probably wouldn't have endeared them to me any more.

On a related note, for some reason, every time I think of the word "pepper," I hear Bill Cosby saying it in a way only Bill Cosby can say a word like pepper. I have no idea why.

princess 7 years, 11 months ago

Sacrilege!!!! The Beatles are the best band that ever lived.

The Stones can suck it though. The only good thing that came of them is the Mick Jagger impersonation that the lead singer of The Hives does even when he isn't trying to.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Elvis sucks.(no offense intended to the die hard Elvis fans)I never bought into the whole "king of Rock n Roll"bit.Even as a kid when I first took real notice of music I never paid Elvis any mind.When I was a kid I thought David Lee Roth was the true king of rock n roll.That may make you laugh ,but David Lee Roth was the sh!t back then.(1984)There are alot of great singers out there,but I can't think of any that have had the charisma or showmanship that he did.I'm sure most you in your thirtys will agree.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Posted by princess (anonymous) on January 5, 2007 at 3:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Sacrilege!!!! The Beatles are the best band that ever lived.

The Stones can suck it though. The only good thing that came of them is the Mick Jagger impersonation that the lead singer of The Hives does even when he isn't trying to.

So true, The Stones (in my humble opinion)are one of the most overrated bands of all time .So are U2,REM,Nirvana,Madonna,Sting,Johnny cash,and Bruce Sprigsteen

betti81 7 years, 11 months ago

oohh, sublime, Johnny Cash? really? i am a fan of a few of your list and can see any arguments toward their "over-rated-ness", but Mr. Cash? Anyone who can cover a NIN song like he did will never be overrated in my book (not to mention all the other great stuff he did)...(btw...heard on the radio NIN is putting together another new album...sweet!)

princess 7 years, 11 months ago

Dude. Dude. DOOD!! Johnny Cash is the freakin' MAN IN BLACK! All of these other rockers in their all black are just bitin' on his scent.

And while I agree with the rest of your list I am gonna have to respectfully disagree both on our man in black and on Nirvana. I mean jumpin' jellyfish man....this is Nirvana we are talking about here. They led a musical movement, wrote the best lyrics of their time, had a totally kick drummer and lost a lead singer because he took himself out with a shot gun. You don't really get much more hard core then that. Well, maybe The Sex Pistols, but I digress.

I have never EVER once purchased an album of any of the others on that list though.

princess 7 years, 11 months ago

meant to say "kick ass drummer"

Sorry Dave

betti81 7 years, 11 months ago

das--agreed on your assessment. me wonders if he had sang it earlier in life his voice would have been more powerful...it is very powerful to know his story and hear him sing the lyrics. that is why me likey...

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

i-p, I saw both the Dead Milkmen and the Dead Kennedys in concert ... I'm just saying. Best concert I ever attended -- probably Frank Zappa, although Led Zeppelin was pretty darn good too. I also saw The Police, with XTC opening, at a state fair many moons ago.

sublime: what about Freddy Mercury? There was a man with a ton of charisma and showmanship, with the chops to back it up.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Beatrice,I am not a huge Freddy fan But I do agree that he was very talented.Queen had alot of good songs."Stone cold crazy" was one of my favorite queen tunes.Metallica did a damn good cover of that song.

princess 7 years, 11 months ago

Damn it! I wanted that new Waits album for xmas and did not get it. Gotta grab that.

Did anyone see him on the Daily Show. That rocked!

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Speaking of cover songs,Metallica should not have done "turn the page"by Bob Segar.Bob Segar is in a class of his own.Some songs should not be redone.....By the way I'm sorry about the Johnny Cash comment.

princess 7 years, 11 months ago

You don't have to be sorry Sublime. Just because you don't like Johnny Cash doesn't mean we can't be friends. I will however taunt you about it whenever the mood catches me:)

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Posted by princess (anonymous) on January 5, 2007 at 5:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You don't have to be sorry Sublime. Just because you don't like Johnny Cash doesn't mean we can't be friends. I will however taunt you about it whenever the mood catches me:)

LOL....sounds good

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

TOB, This is what Mr. Waits has to say -- "What's Orphans? I don't know. Orphans is a dead end kid driving a coffin with big tires across the Ohio River wearing welding goggles and a wife beater with a lit firecracker in his ear.

At the center of this record is my voice. I try my best to chug, stomp, weep, whisper, moan, wheeze, scat, blurt, rage, whine, and seduce. With my voice, I can sound like a girl, the boogieman, a Theremin, a cherry bomb, a clown, a doctor, a murderer:I can be tribal. Ironic. Or disturbed. My voice is really my instrument.

Kathleen and I wanted the record to be like emptying our pockets on the table after an evening of gambling, burglary, and cow tipping. We enjoy strange couplings, that's how we got together. We wanted Orphans to be like a shortwave radio show where the past is sequenced with the future, consisting of things you find on the ground, in this world and no world, or maybe the next world. Whatever you imagine that to be." To read more, check out http://www.anti.com/catalog.php?id=69

In three discs, Waits covers a lot of ground -- rockin good stuff, songs that will make you weap, and music that will make the unaccustomed tilt their head at an odd angle like a dog hearing a far away whiste. He does a remake of the Disney tune "Heigh Ho" that truly recontextualizes the meaning of that song. Wow. It is all remarkable.

And princess, I did get it for christmas.

Now, if you don't want that much Waits, might I recommend Franks Wild Years. It is a junk-yard kind of opera that is terrific.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

I have spoken of overrated,now lets talk about underated.Ozzy,Saliva,Megadeth,Johnny Lang,ZZ top,and Joan osbourne.Im sure there are plenty that that can be added to that list.I like music I can feel.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Say what you will about 80's metal,but the" bullet boys" rocked too............Oh lets not forget the" Dangerous toys"....................Anyone gonna back me on this ,Or is it just me???

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

Saliva! Underated? Saliva isn't worth spit!

Honestly, I have no idea who they are, but I suspect they don't play banjos and harps.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Hi beatrice,The lead singer for Saliva and the leadsinger for Nickelback teamed up for that song "hero" on the spiderman sound track.Ring any bells?

beatrice 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm afraid not. Clearly out of touch with much current music, I'll admit. I guess I'll just go listen to my 8-tracks now. A little Jethro Tull anyone?

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Hey Beatrice,You wanna go "old school'?How about some Jim Croce?My mother had all the records.I love some Jim Croce.Its very mellow and well written.

sublime 7 years, 11 months ago

Posted by princess (anonymous) on January 5, 2007 at 5:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You don't have to be sorry Sublime. Just because you don't like Johnny Cash doesn't mean we can't be friends. I will however taunt you about it whenever the mood catches me:)

Check out thier "back in your system "cd,you may change yor mind.

budwhysir 7 years, 11 months ago

I cant remember the title of my favorite elvis song. at this time.

Kyle Neuer 7 years, 11 months ago

1) Little Richard is the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

2)Fave Elvis-Pretty much the entire black leather, in-the-round half of the '68 Comeback special. Outstanding!

3)Essential Tom Waits-"Nighthawks At The Diner" from his earlier, jazzier period. Pretty much everything from "Mule Variations" on has been hot stuff, too.

4)Having been "exposed" to the Beatles virtually daily for the last 40+ years, it seems, I have little use for them. Motown and Stax/Volt/Atlantic stuff still sounds fresh, though.

5)Best concerts-Little Feat at the Uptown in KC around '76, Graham Parker & The Rumour at One Block West in KCK (Squeezing Out Sparks tour), Barrence Whitfield and the Savages anytime, Los Lobos December '05 at The Fillmore doing KIKO in it's entirety...

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