What happens when a bunch of veteran punk rockers join forces to play Elvis tunes? Well, you will have to listen to the new CD, Back From the Dead to find out.
I haven’t heard an Elvis Pressley song in quite some time, and I don’t recall any recent covers of his music.
I never expected to like new variations of his music but I must admit that these new punked out versions breathe some new life into the King’s music.
The King might roll over in his grave after hearing this, and the die hard Elvis fans will cry sacrilege, but its o.k. Now there is a new Elvis CD, for rock fans to check out.
Back From the Dead is a fun, party starter type of CD that will certainly be a definite conversation starter.
Rating:Out of 10 (Those are Peanut Butter and and nanner sandwiches, in case you were wondering!)
1. Intro/That’s All Right Mama
2. Viva Las Vegas
3. In The Ghetto
4. Don’t Cry Daddy
5. Suspicious Minds
6. Burning Love
7. Blue Suede Shoes
8. Devil In Disguise
9. A Little Less Conversation
10. Little Sister
11. Wonder Of You
12. Love Me Tender
13. My Way/Outro
G.G. Elvis and the TCP Band is:
Elvis of Nazareth – Tony Cortez – guitarist from Ill Repute – Guitar
Little Sister – Sara – Backup Vocals
Elvis 56 – Horhay – Guitarist from the Bad Samaritans – Bass
Elvis Vicious – Dave Casillas – Guitarist from NOFX – Lead Guitar
Has Been Elvis – Larry White – Drummer from Agression & Stalag 13 – Drums
G.G. Elvis – Eric Lara – Singer from the Bad Samaritans – Vocals
The Offspring has announced a June 17 street date for its new Columbia effort “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” and the offering of a free download of first single “Hammerhead.”
“Hammerhead” became available today (May 5) on the band’s official Web site, offspring.com. Users need to provide an email address to receive a link to a high-quality MP3 of the track, which comes free of digital rights management.
“Rise and Fall,” a 12-track set originally due in March, was produced by Bob Rock, best known for his work with Motley Crue and Metallica. Lead singer Dexter Holland told Billboard in January that he also received guidance from Rick Rubin throughout the recording process, describing the legendary producer as an “invaluable resource.”
Holland, who said Rock didn’t alter the band’s Southern California punk sound too much, called its eighth studio effort the “best thing we’ve ever done — we spent over a year and a half on it, and it shows.”
Besides a CD and digital release, a gatefold vinyl edition of “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace” will come bundled with a free digital download of the album.
Here is the track list to ”Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace”:
2. Trust In You
3. You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
5. A Lot Like Me
6. Takes Me Nowhere
7. Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
9. Stuff Is Messed Up
10. Fix You
11. Let’s Hear It For Rock Bottom
12. Rise And Fall
Here are the Offspring’s initial summer tour dates:
May 16: San Diego (91X X-Fest)
May 17: Irvine, Calif. (KROQ Weenie Roast)
May 18: Santa Barbara, Calif. (KJEE Summer Round Up)
May 30: Madrid, Spain (Electric Festival)
June 6: Lisbon, Portugal (Rock in Rio Festival)
June 7: Nürburg, Germany (Rock am Ring Festival)
June 8: Nuremberg, Germany (Rock im Park Festival)
June 13: Interlaken, Switzerland (Greenfield Festival)
June 14: Donington Park, England (Download Festival)
July 4: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (Rock For People Festival)
July 5: Sopron, Hungary (Volt Festival)
July 6: Belfort, France (Eurockéennes Festival)
July 8: Athens, Greece (Rockwave Festival)
July 26: Denver (93.3 Big Gig)
Aug. 9: Baltimore (Virgin Mobile Festival)