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El Vez: Graciasland (CD)

14 tracks  Foto Booklet mit allen Texten. *****(Bear Family Records)  
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Article properties: El Vez: Graciasland (CD)

  • Interpret: El Vez

  • Album titlle: Graciasland (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2000
  • Label Semaphore Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4013859314729

  • weight in Kg 0.1
El Vez - Graciasland (CD) CD 1
01 La Negra El Vez
02 Huaraches Azules El Vez
03 Aztlan El Vez
04 Chicanisma El Vez
05 Go Zapata Go El Vez
06 It's Now Or Never El Vez
07 Blackbird) Edit Cinco De Mayo (W
08 Gypsy Queen El Vez
09 Trouble El Vez
10 The Cuauhtemoc Walk El Vez
11 Cesar Chavez El Vez
12 Mexican Radio El Vez
13 Safe (Baby Let's Play Safe) El Vez
14 Immigration Time El Vez
El Vez Elvis impersonator. Although he is frequently characterised as an "Elvis impersonator,"... more
"El Vez"

El Vez

Elvis impersonator. Although he is frequently characterised as an "Elvis impersonator," performance artist Robert Lopez goes a great deal further than any of the overweight guys who make a living or gratify a need for atten-tion by dressing up in jumpsuit, sideburns, and sunglasses. El Vez is a bizarre and inspired creation in which Elvis has become a kitsch-crazed Latino performing songs like "Huaraches Azul," "En El Barrio," and "Viva Le Raza" backed by the Memphis Mariachi Band and girl singers, the Elvettes. His extensive and flamboyant wardrobe includes a white, double-knit polyester jumpsuit with red, white, and green rhinestones and a sequinned Virgin of Guadalupe on the back.

Originally the curator of an avant garde Los Angeles art gallery, Lopez con-ceived the El Vez concept as a part of a 1988 exhibition of Elvis "overkill." Subsequently, El Vez took his show to that year's Elvis Tribute Week in Memphis, where he performed both in front of Graceland and at Bad Bob's nightclub.

Traditionalist Elvis fans were far from amused, and Lopez barely escaped with his life. Undeterred, however, El Vez continues to this day, weirdly bridging the gap between the art world and Elvis fans. On January 8, 1993, he contributed to the celebrations that marked the issue of the Elvis postage stamp by performing at the main Hollywood Post Office on Wilcox Avenue.

When asked by a TV reporter how long this "Elvis thing" was going to go on, El Vez simply replied "Better get used to it, Paco. It's going to go on to infinity."

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Tracklist
El Vez - Graciasland (CD) CD 1
01 La Negra
02 Huaraches Azules
03 Aztlan
04 Chicanisma
05 Go Zapata Go
06 It's Now Or Never
07 Blackbird) Edit
08 Gypsy Queen
09 Trouble
10 The Cuauhtemoc Walk
11 Cesar Chavez
12 Mexican Radio
13 Safe (Baby Let's Play Safe)
14 Immigration Time