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    Simple one, this (or so I thought) : I'm curating an hour's worth of covers of Elvis Presley songs for an upcoming radio feature and wondered if the collective mind of VG+ had any favourites? Particularly anything in classic Vulture stylings.

    (EDIT for clarification : any song readily associated with Elvis counts, so versions of - e.g. Hound Dog, not a Presley original - all most welcome!)

    Here's a few I've got so far to get you thinking...

    John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel


    Candi Staton - In The Ghetto (also Suspicious Minds of course)


    Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas (also ZZ Top, naturally)
    Last edited by Sam; 27-10-2014, 11:33 AM.

  • #2
    First one to come to mind:



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    • #3
      Grump - Heartbreak hotel

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        • #5


          Barbara Trent, anyone?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by alanmck View Post

            Barbara Trent, anyone?
            Crikey, that's a belter... thanks for that didn't know it.
            In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

            Eclectic Mud


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            • #7
              So many of Elvis' songs were covers...

              But believe it or not Werner Muller does a great version of Bossa nova baby, which isn't on youtube.

              There was a an advert with a pretty groovy version recently but I've no idea who that was...
              In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

              Eclectic Mud


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              • #8
                This one sprang to mind - and led me to discover a rather amazing video....how many members of the 'backing band' can you spot?



                PS - Barbara Trent...word!

                PPS - this!

                you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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                • #9
                  Lots of great versions of Hound Dog but is it really an Elvis song?



                  Surely most of the Pelvis' best known tunes were covers in the first place.

                  Apologies for the pednatry.
                  "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                  • #10
                    Not what you're after but this thread reminded me of this LP

                    http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-L...s/master/29587
                    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                    • #11
                      Yes, songs that Elvis himself covered are equally welcome - any version of a song that is readily associated with Elvis. I have a regular feature anyway of playing the originals of songs that most people (OK, probably not people reading this...) think was originally released by someone else.

                      Though I'd not clocked until recently that Del Shannon did the original of this one:

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                      • #12
                        c86-esque cover of "his latest flame", featuring various Shop Assistants, Meat Whiplashers etc...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                          This fuzz monster does it for me -

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                          • #14
                            "Here comes the Fun Cooker!!"

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