STUPID STUFF PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ELVIS (Quote the Eleventh)

Just in case you think this stuff ever stops coming…Or that maroons will ever lack for employment opportunities in academia:

“Elvis didn’t write his own songs (despite taking credit for them), barely played the guitar, and was a worse actor than the entire cast of Belly. Despite being a cheap facsimile of Little Richard, he is still known as the “King of Rock ‘n Roll.” Only in America…”

(Source: Marc Lamont Hill, “The Fifteen Most Overrated White People,” The Huffington Post, Oct. 8, 2012)

“Cheap facsimile of Little Richard?”….I think Hill might have Elvis mixed up with Larry Williams.

Original notion.

Though, even then, he’d be wrong about the cheap part.

Larry Williams “Bony Moronie” (Studio recording)

 

6 thoughts on “STUPID STUFF PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ELVIS (Quote the Eleventh)

  1. Thanks for your kind words David…As to the Wyman/Powers exchange…Wow, that was one that got by me. It’s like an overwhelming compendium of Elvis-stupidity. Very much from the “if I don’t personally like it, it must suck and also be morally reprehensible on the order of fascism or pedophilia at the very least” school…but much more frighteningly articulate than usual!

    I’ll definitely put that one in the file!

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