Thursday, September 04, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1964, here's Elvis Presley with the astoundingly awful "Do the Clam."

As crappy as that song is, it's historically noteworthy in that it was co-written by none other than Delores Fuller. Before finding success as a songwriter, you may recall that Ms. Fuller was the actress/gilfriend of the incomparable Edward D. Wood Jr., director of Glen or Glenda?, among other masterpieces of Le Bad Cinema. Ms. Fuller, you may also recall, was played by Sara Jessica Parker in Tim Burton's bio-pic Ed Wood; that's her in the GOG? trailer, handing off an angora sweater to her incomparable paramour.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the reader who first divines the Elvis clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

The “Weddings, parties, anything, with Bongo jams a speciality” list of rock songs featuring bongos?

As for Elvis, remember what Arlo said: the man was actually a pretty good Folk Singer.

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

A cappella performances?

steve simels said...

No, and no.


Although I like the bongos thing and may steal it.

Anonymous said...


Obviously a major influence on the androgynous Rock & Roll.


Anonymous said...

Songs that should have destroyed a musical career?


Brooklyn Girl said...

Songs about seafood?

Anonymous said...

Worst movie songs ever?