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El Vez Graciasland (CD)

Graciasland (CD)

catalog number: CD31472422

weight in Kg 0,100


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El Vez: Graciasland (CD)

14 tracks  Foto Booklet mit allen Texten. *****(Bear Family Records)  

Santa Claus Is Sometimes Brown (Ho Ho)



El Vez - Graciasland (CD) Medium 1
1: La Negra
2: Huaraches Azules
3: Aztlan
4: Chicanisma
5: Go Zapata Go
6: It's Now Or Never
7: Blackbird) Edit Cinco De Mayo (W
8: Gypsy Queen
9: Trouble
10: The Cuauhtemoc Walk
11: Cesar Chavez
12: Mexican Radio
13: Safe (Baby Let's Play Safe)
14: Immigration Time


Artikeleigenschaften von El Vez: Graciasland (CD)

  • Interpret: El Vez

  • Albumtitel: Graciasland (CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Rock 'n' Roll

  • Title Graciasland
  • Release date 2000
  • Label Semaphore Records

  • SubGenre Rock - Rock'n'Roll

  • EAN: 4013859314729

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "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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