The Man And His Music #76

The new issue of this highly praised magazine is out. This time there is an interview with Billy Strange - author of some of Elvis' more interesting songs. For the collectors there's an article on Elvis' first CDs and Keith Flynn's series on misplaced (or misnumbered) takes. Of course there are the regulars like news, CD, DVD and book reviews.
Source: Magazines: The Man And His Music / Updated: Jun 4, 2007 
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Paul Sweeney (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2007report abuse
It's always a pleasure to get this magazine every three months. The book, CD and DVD reviews are welcome, even if one doesn't always agree with them. Keep up the good work.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
Tcb1 needs to lighten up a bit. When I read the Scatter interview I laughed my baggypants off! It's only half a page and it made me laugh - for all the right reasons. When I read some of the other Elvis magazines they make me laugh but for other reasons - like they don't have a clue. Perhaps you would have preferred the half page to have been about upcoming remixes or sales figures of the last Greatest Hits which will be replaced next week by another Greatest Hits with two extra tracks if you buy it at Wal-Mart? Or something about what downloads you can get from the Graceland site or what colour blouse Priscilla is wearing this week. Or jewellery in the Elvis style. Classy! Me? I thought the Scatter interview gave some nice light relief in an Elvis World that so many fans take far too seriously. The article on the first Elvis CDs was a bit heavy going, but it was still interesting to read. And the photos from the Screen Test were amazing - but you never mentioned them, or the Billy Strange interview, or the Hal Wallis interview...
Nimy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
I appreciate the interview with Billy Strange, a great producer and a great guitarist. It's a pity he didn't work with Elvis in the 70's. As for Hal B. Wallis, I disagree with him when he said :"We made pictures...all of those were firs class, important pictures and expensive pictures. We could not attempt in any way to redce the cost or make cheap pictures". I think "EASY COME, EASY GO" is a cheap picture and a throw away by Paramount Pictures.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
Oohoo! Dont hit me with your handbag, duckie,it messes up my hair.
tcb1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
Hey Baggypants like your continuing jib at other fan mags, don’t you think it’s a little childish from someone of your age G. I hope you read the Man & His Music all the way through, as I did, I found it a little lacking, the drivel on and on about the first ever Elvis CD page after page, oh my God how exciting a read was that, and talking of Childish! almost as good as the exclusive interview with Scatter the Chimp, if that’s the way this magazine is heading, this fine mag could end up chasing Todd’s OEPFC Mag down the toilet. I for one would say that would be a real shame. For such a class magazine to print such drivel as ooo oooh come on Man & The Music get back on track please.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
Scott, family of the great Scott Walker of Walker Brothers fame? What a great voice this guy had/ has... Is Scott still around, Scott? :) About your comment on 50 million: well, its nearly a full page review, isnt it?! Two pages would have been even better... But that means cutting out some of the other reviews...not that I care one tiny bit to read about some of these crappo audience cds... some others, with hearing problems do, still. Jee-e-sus, what a job, having to listen to some of these cds, for review purposes, and at the same time having to answer questions on the phone about what jumpsuit he was wearing, on the cover of certain cd titles...! Yep, life at the MAHM office is nothing but fun, fun, fun! Trevor, the editor, surely deserves all the luxery surrounding him: the guitar shaped swimming pool, the pistach green Caddy from 54, and one of E's original 1950's Harley bikes. Pink & Black ofcourse...! And, no matter what, he still finds the time to visit his mom, daily, for a nice cup o tea in the afternoon...
Scott Walker (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
Yeah, the reviews are one of EMM's strenghts. They are not only intelligent, entertaining and well-written, they are also HONEST -- always. These guys don't praise books or CDs just to be nice. I trust them 100%. The only negative thing I can think of is that some of their CD revies could have been a bit longer -- for example, it would've been nice to read even more of Trevor's thoughts on 50,000,000 EP Fans in this issue.
Paul Reno (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2007report abuse
In my opinion, the best Elvis magazine out there. Top quality, well written, brilliant! I'd recommend it to anyone - and they ain't paying me to say it... but I would except cheques!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2007report abuse
Always the best magazine. One that can criticise a CD release, movie or book or whatever and not feel guilty about doing it. Thats the way Elvis fans should be able to talk about his work and all the products out there. I really like the Billy Strange interview. Didnt know he was such a profund guitarist.
Scott Walker (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2007report abuse
Damn right Mr. Baggypants! Another great issue. I especially liked the article about Elvis's screen test in 1956. No Elvis fan should be without this magazine, it's that good.
baggypants (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2007report abuse
THE Elvis mag ALL others can learn from! But ofcourse they dont, and thats why so many other mags never have outgrown kindergarten journalism... Thank you guys and gals for publishing a magazine you can proudly place on the table without feeling ashamed when friends pay you an unexspected visit...

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