ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers

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ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« on: November 15, 2017, 01:37:55 PM »


My buddy and me always wonder what Elvis would have killed in a Johnny Cash style cover album.  (Close your eyes and imagine him just killing these in his 70s)

My picks:

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
U2 - Even Better Than the Real Thing
Justin Timberlake - Sexxyback
Journey - Wheel in the Sky


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 02:07:18 PM »
cool idea.

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 02:14:53 PM »
Anything by the Cramps
Hey, hey, sha la la

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 03:01:29 PM »
cool idea.

I know.  Start brainstorming.  It's a group project while we wait for SOE


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:33:49 PM »
Anything by the Cramps
YES!!!  both have roots in rockabilly.
Blue Moon Baby would be awesome.

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 01:08:19 PM »
I would've loved to hear an Elvis in his sixties take a big swing at the entire Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry song catalog.

...and add another vote for The Cramps.

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 11:47:49 AM »
Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
Cranberries - Linger
U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Rolling Stones - Heart of Stone
Queen - Somebody to Love
REM - Man on the Moon
Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 12:02:05 PM »

REM - Man on the Moon


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 12:14:02 PM »
U2 Heartland. He could make a rockumentary where he visits Ireland and tours windmill lane :-)


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 12:17:16 PM »
Morrissey - Last of the Famous International Playboys


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 12:37:53 PM »
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 01:55:03 PM »
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 02:05:55 PM »
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills

Amazing


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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 01:44:27 PM »
In the 70's Elvis was already doing a ton of amazing covers. I have a few live albums where he covers Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, and many more.

If he had lived I think he would do great versions of

U2 - Stay
U2 - Love Rescue Me
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
Bruce Springsteen - Drive All Night
John Mellencamp - Pink Houses
Van Halen - Hot for Teacher
Pearl Jam - Betterman
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: ELVIS had he lived to do CASH style covers
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2017, 03:42:18 PM »
Heard a dj on a local station mentioning that David Bowie wrote "Golden Years" for Elvis to sing, but Bowie had no idea whether or not Elvis ever even heard the demo, much less recorded a version of it.

Personally, I think the TCB Band (Elvis' backing band) could've torn it up - James Burton on guitar especially.