Baby Let’s Play House Spankox Re: Version

By ElvisNews.com / KeesFeb 16, 2008
Baby Let’s Play House Spankox Re: Version

Elvis has been remixed by DJs from The Netherlands and the United Kingdom; this time an Italian DJ stepped up to bring Elvis back to the wheels of steel ... literally.

Design

The design is a typical DJ 12 Inch look, black with big fonts. But the main gimmick of the design is of course the format of the disc itself. For the first time ever, a Vinyl Disc single is produced. 'Side A' can be played on a classic turntable while the 'B Side' contains the CD content for your CD player.

Content

Do Elvis, a Sun classic, an Italian DJ and some remix equipment make a good combination? Guess each person or Elvis fan you ask that question will answer it differently. Personally I think it is a brave choice to use a classic like “Baby Let’s Play House” especially with that typical Sun sound, it is hard to add additional music to that particular sound.
Spankox clearly listened to Junky XL reworking of “A Little Less Conversation” using the same mix techniques and electronic sounds. He managed to update the song for use on a 21st. century dance floor but still keeping some elements of the original version in there playing with Scotty Moore’s guitar lick and the build-up of the song.

The radio mix kind of grows on you while the extended version is spun out a bit too long in the intro and outro with just the drums. I don't think this Re: Verion will leave the mark JXL's remix made. Fortunately Elvis’ original version brings it all back.

This release was supposed to contain the videoclip too, but I did not find that.

Conclusion

With a mix like this it all comes down to your personal taste so I’ll leave the judgement of the actual mix to you but compliment Spankox on the brave effort he made remixing a well know track, the nice gimmick giving Elvis the first Vinyl Disc release and putting Elvis back at #1 on the Italian singles chart.

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Reactions

GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2008report abuse
"A little less conversation" and "Rubberneckin".. were great Remixed songs. I never get tired of 'em !! "Thats alright, Mama" and "Baby, Lets Play House" aren't on the same level in production and enjoyment. I can only hope, Elvis' Record label -RCA, would ask "JXL" and "Paul O" to remix more Elvis songs. Alot of us Fans, would love to hear "fresh beats and music" behind the best singer in the world, Elvis Presley !!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2008report abuse
Guys lets chill out a bit - Im on both sides of the fence here. Im not for remixing the SUN classics but maybe some other less well kown tunes, sure if it works. Case in point, my son liked Elvis because of me but when ALLC came out, he was all over it playing it constantly. Because of that remix, he was now even more interested in hearing other Elvis songs. Now he doesnt need a remix to play Elvis. But it was the radio that played ALLC that got him & his friends at school at the time talking about this Elvis dude. (he also loved Rubbernecking, but with this new one , he prefers the SUN version. Even he knows you cant beat the classics!)
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2008report abuse
You're wrong, Viva - oh so wrong. My 12-year-old son enjoys and sings along to Elvis in his original form. He doesn't need any computer-generated remixes based around one single-boom-boom-boom beat. If the original isn't good enough, then I feel sorry for you. What will you want in another 20 years - a remix of a remix? Me, I'll still be digging the original. "You may go to college, you may go to school..." - Elvis, Scotty & Bill. Unbeatable. End of story. Shut the door behind you.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 7, 2008report abuse
Harvey Alexander, you have stepped well over the line this time. How dare you say I like Celine Dion. And before you have the front to call me a child, read your postings. I see you can dish it out but you can't take it. Seriously though, if a re-mix is done well I really can't see the problem. I want to see Elvis being enjoyed by a new generation and that simply is not going to happen when the only official product out there consists of impersonator competitions and jars of peanut butter along with everyone except Elvis singing Elvis songs. I do understand the uneasyness with altering Sun tracks, but the Spankox re-mix is the only thing out there at the moment which promotes Elvis positively, and I'm all for it; of it's genre it stands up well.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 6, 2008report abuse
What's negative about liking Elvis' legacy in its original form? I thought that's what we were all into. But obviously not. I'm not going to argue with a child. Enjoy your remixes alongside the rest of your collection. I bet you like Take That as well. And Elton John. And Celine Dion. Show tunes?
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 6, 2008report abuse
Mad is as mad does as my old mom used to say. There's only one mad-man round here at the moment Mr Alexander. Cheer up you miserable sod. I used to think I was the most negative person on this here site, but you make me look like a cheshire cat with wind. Now, where's my whistle and my glo stick? E anyone? Yes please, and I'm off... W W Well you may go to college.....boom boom boom.... Come on Grandad Harvey get up out of your wheelchair and do some dribbling over here... you may go to school...boom boom boom.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2008report abuse
Best news I've heard this week is that Spanky Bollocks is doing a disco remix of 'An American Trilogy'. Can't wait for that. I'm so excited. I've gotta have it. I'm anxious for it. I love Elvis me, like.
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2008report abuse
Cant W8t for the album
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2008report abuse
Dear Viva and Ger. Can I help it if you're mad?
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2008report abuse
What else have we got that is positive and, at the very least, promotes Elvis to new generation then? I'd rather have a decent re-mix like this than the 100th re-packaging of 30 number ones any day of the week. And just for the record "That's All Right" isn't a re-mix, it's a karaoke recording. A bad one. A very bad one. Sponsored by Vidal Sassoon. As for BLPH: I like it, so there.
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2008report abuse
Remix's have got to better than the very bad live c##p thay keep putting out .Elvis was well past his sell by date on most of them. remix's have got to be the way to go and this is a good one
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2008report abuse
I would equate the pain this abortion of a 'remix' generates with getting your dangly bits caught in a mangle.
EspenK (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 20, 2008report abuse
Jerome, have you ever tried xtc? Cause I have, and it can't be compared to this production at all.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 19, 2008report abuse
It is just not as bad as TAM, but it is impossible to be that bad. Still it is a complete blasphemy.

Harvey: at least cancer is merciful at the end; this sh*t has no mercy.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2008report abuse
At least it's not as bad as that awful "That's All Right" remix, featuring a duet with a lady with lots of hair!
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2008report abuse
"Baby, Let's Platy House" remix. Sounds like a nightmare but unfortunately it's out there! Anyone can make money using Elvis name nowdays. It's a shame really. And what's next? A rap remix of "Love Me Tender"? A chillout version of "Don't Be Cruel"? A remix practically wipes out the "feel" of a song and transforms it into something it was never intended to be. And I say, if people like the new music then listen to one of the new artists, there's lots of them! Why do they have to make ruin Elvis music? Probably because talent is nowhere to be found today and Elvis name is still the ticket to success...
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2008report abuse
I Like it. I like the remix and like to see the video...
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2008report abuse
he replied:"young people nowadays don't have a taste or knowledge of music. so what I do is rape a song, make it understandable and recognizable by using no variety at all, just one lousy beat- and they love it! (so does my bank account)"..
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 18, 2008report abuse
Did he reply to you, and was his reply remixed so it would appeal to the young fan in the street? Thump, thump, scratchy stick-stick-stick-stick, thump, thump.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2008report abuse
I personally wrote SpanCock recently: why do all the up to date contemporary remixes have to be nerve wrecking? I'm a young guy but I just wonder- does every song have to feel like you're on XTC?..
Elvisnites (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2008report abuse
Excellent remix.
Robban (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2008report abuse
I didn´t like this remix at all, the worst so far.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 16, 2008report abuse
LOL
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 16, 2008report abuse
When you said "it grows on you", I suppose you mean like cancer?
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 16, 2008report abuse
A remix of a out-of-copyright song... how convinient. Anyhow... I have to admit that at first I just hated this remix but, Kees said, it kind of grows on you after a while. I even put this song on a friend's club here in Chile (called "Memphis" by the way) and people really liked it, even if nobody knew it was Elvis,

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