Jan 10, 2023
Happy birthday, Elvis!
This week, we're taking a look back at the 1966 soundtrack for the movie "Spinout," one of the first Elvis albums Gurdip ever owned and therefore one he holds with great affection. Has it been wrongly maligned and lumped in with other movie soundtracks? Or has it earned a place as forgettable 60s fluff? And what to make of the bonus tracks?
All that and more, but before that, we react to the single of Jamieson Shaw's fun new "Toxic Las Vegas" remix from Baz Luhrmann's film, mashing up Britney Spears and Elvis, as well as Rolling Stone magazine's placement of Elvis in their Top 200 Singers list.
For Song of the Week, Gurdip dons his matador costume and faces down "El Toro," the "Fun in Acapulco" song about an unbeatable bull. Then, Justin delves into Bread's heartbreakingly beautiful minor 1972 hit "Aubrey" then tries to unpack one of the most obscure, rarely-heard Elvis concert recordings and speculate on what a seemingly minor lyrical tweak might have meant, if intentional.
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