An example of this is the song "Power of My Love" its hard, driving, and his vocals are raw and tough.
This song has been used in a couple soundtracks for movies in the 80s and 90s, one was the movie "Heartbreak Hotel" a fantasy about Elvis in 1972......it did not ignite a rush to buy the song by audiences. Granted this was a sleeper of a movie.
I love Elvis, I love that song we all see the greatness in it-but we are Elvis fans...
to many younger people it seems tame or "oldies".
Listen to the radio and you will hear nothing like it on any station... except on country or oldies stations.
I hope no one gets mad at me, I am not making this up its what I hear on the radio.
[I]EPE can not blast the airwaves with anything, thats up to Sony and we all have to contend with the fact that current radio does not want to play Elvis, they only will if enough people from the correct demographics request it, and that has only happened once for ALLC.[/I]It did not for Rubberneckin, or any newer remixes since ALLC in 2001.
The Viva Elvis Suspicious Minds remix was great IMO but it got no airplay-lets face it none. Unless Sony wants to resort to illegal payola, current radio just ignores Elvis releases.
ALLC got airplay because young people requested it heavily enough that it could not be ignored......The sad thing is ALLC was not planned by Sony/BMG nor EPE-it was almost spontaneous combustion-everything was just right to start a fire with no work.
If someone has a strategy which will legally overcome the radio and MTV/VH1 stance, I'm sure everyone who loves Elvis (or makes a living off his music-Sony) would be all ears.
But lets face it-the radio/video problem is only because young people just do not show interest in him, even when good things like this latest Suspicious Minds remix are put out. They are just not requesting it.
As a matter of information, if you do request Elvis-do it by e-mail-a DJ told me that only older people actually call the station to request songs-so they know it was not a young person