This Frankensteining the Talent Pool post idea comes courtesy of my lovely, talented, super-de-duper smart Hubby.
We were at a friend’s house last night and said friend has of late been grooving on the music of Elvis – all eras of Elvis, from the early Blue Suede Shoes stuff of the ’50s, through the surf and bikini stuff of the ’60s, and into the white, rhinestoned jumpsuit stuff of the ’70s. One of the songs on our friend’s compilation disc was Moody Blue, which reminded me that my dad had a handful of Elvis albums (vinyl) that I used to play as a kid. One of them was Moody Blue, memorable because the vinyl was blue. He also had a yellow vinyl Elvis album.
Not that that has much to do with this FtTP, but I’m getting to it. Within my dad’s collection, there was an Elvis album that contained the song Rubberneckin’, which I thought was a rather corny song at the time. Certainly not one of my favorites. Well, last night this song also played within the lineup and I have an entirely different opinion of it now. It was a total hoot, especially this strange disco effect within the song, a sound that sounded like a cartoon rocket taking off. (I can’t describe it any better than that. You just have to hear it understand what I’m talking about.)
After listening to this song, Hubby turned to me and said, “Can’t you hear U2 playing this?” By jove! He’s absolutely right! U2 could pull of a killer rendition of Rubberneckin’. I’d love to hear what the Edge would do with the guitar part.
As I was researching this post, I found a great site that shows a compilation of Elvis songs and albums. What I found most helpful about the site was that the album covers are pictured. I have a good memory for images, so by looking through these covers, I can remember the ones my dad had in his collection. The album Dad had that contained Rubberneckin’ was called Double Dynamite. Most of my dad’s Elvis collection was from the jumpsuit era.