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View Poll Results: Who's The Better Elvis?
Elvis Costello 18 62.07%
Elvis Presley 11 37.93%
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:30 AM   #51 (permalink)
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No, they just stole their entire "sound" from The Ramones, but at least they didn't steal songs, expect for Paul Anka's via Frank Sinatra.
They don't sound like The Ramones...The Ramones sound good.

And I did say "as far as I'm aware". Either way, they just helped prove the 'Elvis sucks' point by comparing the two.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:31 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Preference wise I'd go with Costello.

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The Sex Pistols are also incredibly overrated.

But, as far as I'm aware, at least they didn't just steal songs.
Well for one they did and two Elvis didn't. He didn't steal songs, he credited the writers.

Presley was an original musician for his time, he recorded other peoples songs but he put his own spin on them. He did put a white face on rock n roll but you say it like that's a bad thing, he made rock n roll mainstream and paved the way for every white rock n roll musician.

The Sex Pistols were a british New York Dolls. They put a face on punk and got punk into the mainstream so they are important for that. But to call them more original and talented than Elvis is ridiculous.

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No, they just stole their entire "sound" from The Ramones, but at least they didn't steal songs, expect for Paul Anka's via Frank Sinatra.
Absolutely not.

They don't sound even remotely like the Ramones, they copied the New York Dolls. But thats stupid to suggest that every band in a given genre are complete ripoffs of the band that started it.

It's like saying Iron Maiden are a ripoff of Black Sabbath.
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