When I see all people shouting about the great single that might bring Elvis his 31st number one hit, it turns my stomach. Regarding the huge amount of fans that, like I do, disliked the Guitar Man sessions from the early 80’s – because it was messing with Elvis’ music without any value added – it really surprises me that you see hardly anybody complaining about this so-called new Elvis-single. In my opinion, it has nothing to do with Elvis. It is just some computer-freak screwing one of the better Elvis songs from the later 60’s-movies.
Okay, I have to admit that the first time I heard it on television, I thought it was a bit amusing. However, that was only lasting 30 seconds and the football-artists helped a lot with enjoying that clip. I can’t even listen to the full radio-edit (or whatever it is called), since it bores the shit out of me after a minute or so. Somehow I can imagine that much younger Elvis-fans (and I’m not that old) can enjoy this thing, since they grew up with this kind of garbage (I can’t even call it music), and must have some kind of resistance. I can hardly believe that everybody promoting this thing, even begging to buy it in shops whose sales are counted for the charts and not on-line, does actually like it.
Are Elvis fans this insecure? Do they really need confirmation that they like an artist who is still popular? Well, I do not care at all, certainly since it is not Elvis doing it, but the commerce. I am happy with Elvis’ music in the way he made it (at least most of it), with the way he influenced my life… but I certainly do not need “recognition” by people that have a strange taste for what is noisy garbage. But that's just my opinion.
And before I get useless questions: yes, I will buy the single, to keep my collection complete, but I will buy it at Amazon.co.uk.