Articles tagged elvis presley

Elvis Presley’s Pre-RCA Years Are Documented on ‘A Boy From Tupelo’

This latest archival release culls every existing professional recording the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll made before he jumped to RCA Records and became a national and international phenomenon in 1956.

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Elvis Presley: A Boy From Tupelo

Hearing Elvis try out different sounds and search for the magic reveal how slippery the development of rock into a distinct genre was in the 1950s.

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Mind-Melding Meetings Between Jesters and Kings: Elvis and Nixon, West and Trump

Where Elvis meets Nixon is the narrative of a poor boy smothered by the star-making machinery, Kanye meets Trump is a mixture of bi-polar manic depression, hubris, and misdirected energies.

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Vulgarians 101: A Course for Future Leaders of America

A dystopian syllabus for an inevitable future at a hypothetical university.

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16 Nov 2016 // 11:15 AM

Dead Elvis, Money and Jesus

The very exciting life of the King since his death in 1977.

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Elvis Presley: Way Down in the Jungle Room

Way Down in the Jungle Room is more than just yet another repackaging of the King’s work, instead showing how vital a performer Presley remained right up to the end.

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4 Aug 2015 // 10:30 AM

A Pop Music Milestone: The Beatles Meet Elvis

The Beatles had longed to meet Elvis Presley, one of their most influential rock and roll muses.

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7 Jul 2015 // 2:02 AM

The Myth of Elvis Presley

Rock critic Greil Marcus holds that Elvis' songs are simply a facade. But is there not a creative person behind the facade?

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‘The Identical’ Is So Bad It’s Not Even Hate-Watchable

The Identical is as egregious a cinematic misfire as could be imagined, bumbling its message, its music, and even in its spiritual intent during its ingratiating 107 minutes.

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Elvis Presley: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis

There's a lot to be learned from Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis, not just about Elvis Presley, but about the amorphous metrics by which we measure the quality of live performances.

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For Ol’ Times Sake: An Interview with Norbert Putnam About Elvis

He played bass with Elvis & Ray Charles. Produced everyone from Joan Baez to Jimmy Buffett. Norbert Putnam is a living legend, and with the release of the deluxe edition of Elvis at Stax, Putnam shares tons of stories with PopMatters, all of them gems.

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Chris Isaak: 28 July 2013 - Carmel, IN

In spite of his tremendous talents, Isaak misses an opportunity to do in a live setting what he's consistently done with his recordings - make new out of old and render strange the familiar.

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Medeski Martin & Wood: 23 April 2013 - San Francisco

MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.

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Counterbalance No. 106: ‘Elvis Presley’

The 106th most acclaimed album of all time saw us standing alone, without a dream in our hearts, without a love of our own. Go, cat, go read about the King’s 1956 debut album.

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Elvis Is Still Dead: 10 (Mostly) Respectful Cultural Invocations of the King

Elvis was a hero to most... but that's beside the point. He has loomed as large as any other artist during the past few decades. Here are 10 examples of his enduring influence.

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Mr. Moorcock Sings on Mr. Gaiman’s iPod

Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?

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Is ‘Glee’ the New Elvis, Really?

There's all this buzz that Glee has passed Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 hits in history. But does this really put that two-year old show on the same level as the King of Rock 'n' Roll? Really?

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‘I Don’t Sound like Nobody’ Sheds New Light on the Birth of the Modern Music Industry

Albin J. Zak III argues that rock 'n' roll evolved more than it spontaneously erupted, with much of what came to be associated with rock having roots in music that had nothing to do with rock.

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‘Rolling Stone’ Picks the “100 Greatest Beatles Songs”

Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

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‘Elvis 75th Birthday Collection’ Still Has Fans All Shook Up

Sometimes you watch Elvis movies for the songs or for the sheer cinematic presence of the man himself. Sometimes you actually watch an Elvis movie for the story. In this package, both reasons for watching are fulfilled.

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