Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday



Elvis Presley: Mystery Train

[purchase]

Does his music still matter today? Why or why not?

Discuss...

3 comments:

cdeline said...

Of course it matters, whether or not you enjoy it is another thing...I'm partial to the overweight, drugged out, jumpsuit wearing version of Elvis...

Though I think that version matters a whole lot less than that of him in his prime.

Anonymous said...

He's probably more important as a cultural touchstone than for his music.

Nothing wrong with that, of course. I hear a lot more musical influence from his contemporaries (Cash, Perkins, Holly) in rockabilly, alt, country, etc. Maybe that's because (since he's such a bloated figure culturally speaking) he's a bit of a guilty pleasure for many?

Anonymous said...

He might have been the first, or even the best, but his impact is by far the greatest--evidenced by the fact that over 30 years after his death we're still talking about him.