Elvis vs Spankox - Elvis Re:versions
- Mark Robertson
- 4 September 2008
Elvis vs Spankox - Elvis Re:versions (SonyBMG)
The world is a hard cruel place. War, famine, death, destruction, pain, suffering, poverty and disease all blight our soon-to-be not very green planet. Why, oh why then add to the misery with something so callous, contemptible and unthinking as this album of remixes of the King’s early back catalogue by a ham-fisted, drum machine bothering Italian house DJ?
Have you ever thought when listening to the brittle beauty of ‘That’s Alright Mama’ that it would benefit from being flattened, straightened and cuffed to a lumpen breakbeat? Or what about ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ chopped and mashed into a puree of sloppy vocal loops? Thought not. Did Jive Bunny die for nothing? Stop this madness.