Best track on "Paradise, Hawaiian style" LP 1966

Post here all polls related to Elvis Albums/Songs Etc.

Moderators: Moderator5, Moderator3, FECC-Moderator, Site Mechanic

Best track on "Paradise, Hawaiian style" LP 1966

Poll ended at Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:03 pm

Paradise, Hawaiian Style
0
No votes
Queenie Wahine's Papaya
0
No votes
Scratch My Back
1
6%
Drums Of The Islands
1
6%
Datin'
3
18%
A Dog's Life
1
6%
House Of Sand
0
No votes
Stop Where You Are
0
No votes
This Is My Heaven
7
41%
Sand Castles
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17


User avatar

Topic author
dreambear
Posts: 2104
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Location: Where the midnight sun is, Sweden
Has thanked: 275 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Best track on "Paradise, Hawaiian style" LP 1966

Post by dreambear »

I´d like to smash two flies at once and start two polls at the same time. We are now (together wíth F & J, Harum Scarum) at the lowest point in Elvis LP production. Some people will probably add "Kissin´ cousins" and "Double trouble", and even "Clambake" but at least there were a few strong tracks including bonus tracks. And the worst thing at all is that this short LP has only ten tracks, which means that there´s no need to remove my number one hate song by Elvis: "Queenie Wahine's Papaya" with that terrible faster and faster ending!!! But strangely I prefer listening to this album than the above mentioned because, for some reason, Elvis does his very best with those corny (quite a few) songs. But he sounds strained on the title track. A song like "datin´" or "A dog´ life" are very poor material, but couldn´t hardly been better performed by Elvis. Just like "Harum Scarum" this album gets a bit better at the end. "Stop where you are", "This is my heaven" and "House of sand is quite ok. But best of all, this album has one gem and it´s the end song which was cut from the movie. I love "Sand castles" and is my favourite underground classic by Elvis from the movie years. The sound on the album is a lot better than the latest albums.

Time to vote!!!

Regards/BJörn




Rob

Post by Rob »

"Queenie Wahine's Papaya" brings tears to my eyes. Has anyone else been affected this way by this song?

"This Is My Heaven" gets my vote (and that's not saying much).



User avatar

Topic author
dreambear
Posts: 2104
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Location: Where the midnight sun is, Sweden
Has thanked: 275 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Post by dreambear »

The outtakes are, as you said, outstanding on the silver box and our man is for some reasón in a good mood. He certainly wasn´t in a good mood when he recorded "Do not disturb" according to the book "Careless love".

A vote for Datin´ is a bit surprising, but surprises are fun, aren´t they? :D

//Björn



User avatar

elvisa
Posts: 3341
Registered for: 17 years 1 month
Location: Denmark
Has thanked: 287 times
Been thanked: 132 times
Age: 62

Post by elvisa »

dreambear, Datin`now has 2 votes :D
To me there`s nothing exiting about any of the songs, but as shanebrown mentioned, the Datin outtakes are fun to listen to and the scene in the movie where it`s sung is kind of sweet and fun too.
Elvisa


" Elvis music is how feelings sound like "

User avatar

Joern
Posts: 2403
Registered for: 21 years 1 month
Has thanked: 793 times
Been thanked: 751 times

Post by Joern »

Are there any good ones on this album? I think I've missed them...

Joern



User avatar

Topic author
dreambear
Posts: 2104
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Location: Where the midnight sun is, Sweden
Has thanked: 275 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Post by dreambear »

Joern wrote:Are there any good ones on this album? I think I've missed them...

Joern
Well, as I wrote. Very nice finger picking guitar on "Sand castles", nice melody and a good performance by Elvis, but of course not in the same class as "Long black limousine".

//Björn




thekingisalive

Post by thekingisalive »

Another tough call, as there are several good songs here. The title track, "Drums of the Islands", "House of Sand", and "Sand Castles" are all good, but I prefer "This Is My Heaven". Elvis’s vocal is sublime on that one, and the lyrics ain’t half bad either.

Per




JerryNodak

Post by JerryNodak »

I know it's a poor album when I vote for the bonus song that didn't even make the film.

Yes, This Is My Heaven is pretty and Scratch My Back has always been a guilty pleasure, but all in all this album makes me just say ick!!



User avatar

ColinB
Posts: 29384
Registered for: 21 years 1 month
Location: Gravesend, UK
Has thanked: 73 times
Been thanked: 101 times

Post by ColinB »

At a pre-production meeting of the film company execs:

Top Exec: Now this Paradise Elvis thing...

Junior Exec: Yes sir, we've lined up the usual crap songs.

Top Exec: That's the problem, a couple are above par.

Junior Exec: Oh, sorry about that. Yes, 'This Is My Heaven' is pretty good for an Elvis film.

Top Exec: Shorten it as much as possible.

Junior Exec: We'll get him to sing just a few lines. But that 'Sand Castles' is even better....

Top Exec: Cut it altogether, then.

Junior Exec: Yes, sir !

Top Exec: If we raise standards, they'll expect it all the time....


Colin B
Judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions - Voltaire

User avatar

Topic author
dreambear
Posts: 2104
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Location: Where the midnight sun is, Sweden
Has thanked: 275 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Post by dreambear »

ColinB wrote:At a pre-production meeting of the film company execs:

Top Exec: Now this Paradise Elvis thing...

Junior Exec: Yes sir, we've lined up the usual crap songs.

Top Exec: That's the problem, a couple are above par.

Junior Exec: Oh, sorry about that. Yes, 'This Is My Heaven' is pretty good for an Elvis film.

Top Exec: Shorten it as much as possible.

Junior Exec: We'll get him to sing just a few lines. But that 'Sand Castles' is even better....

Top Exec: Cut it altogether, then.

Junior Exec: Yes, sir !

Top Exec: If we raise standards, they'll expect it all the time....
'LOL* There are more examples of cutting good/average songs and leave worse ones in the movie: Anyone, You´re the boss, It won´t be long, How can you lose, to name a few.

//Björn



User avatar

Narek
Posts: 2376
Registered for: 20 years 10 months
Location: Armenia
Age: 40

Post by Narek »

Datin' is a game that grownups play...


He's the King. No matter what you think.

User avatar

Rigs
Posts: 380
Registered for: 21 years 1 month
Location: Bright light city
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 6 times

Post by Rigs »

This Lp is horrible. Elvis must have been so embarrassed recording this crap. It's becomes even worse when you think about what other artists were bringing out the same year. For instance the Beatles released Revolver a month later and the Stones released Aftermath a few months earlier


Opinions are like a-s-s-h-o-l-e-s: everyone has got one

User avatar

ColinB
Posts: 29384
Registered for: 21 years 1 month
Location: Gravesend, UK
Has thanked: 73 times
Been thanked: 101 times

Post by ColinB »

Rigs wrote:This Lp is horrible.
Elvis must have been so embarrassed recording this crap.
It's becomes even worse when you think about what other artists were bringing out the same year.
For instance the Beatles released Revolver a month later and the Stones released Aftermath a few months earlier
Yes, there was a period in the 60's when it was embarrassing to be an Elvis fan.

Especially when we knew what music he was capable of doing !

With the right songs & backing, he could have blown the opposition out of the water.

And we got PHS....................... ah, well.............


Colin B
Judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions - Voltaire

User avatar

Topic author
dreambear
Posts: 2104
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Location: Where the midnight sun is, Sweden
Has thanked: 275 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Post by dreambear »

It was certainly interresting to see if this album got any votes....AND IT DID! :D

Not a big surprise that "This is my heaven" won!

Thanks for voting!

/Björn




Pete Dube
Posts: 7712
Registered for: 21 years 1 month
Location: South Carolina
Has thanked: 82 times
Been thanked: 530 times

Post by Pete Dube »

The real shocker is that Datin' actually managed to get 3 votes!



User avatar

Topic author
dreambear
Posts: 2104
Registered for: 19 years 1 month
Location: Where the midnight sun is, Sweden
Has thanked: 275 times
Been thanked: 49 times

Post by dreambear »

Pete Dube wrote:The real shocker is that Datin' actually managed to get 3 votes!
Who knows....maybe "Datin´" should´ve been released as a single, backed with "Queenie..." back in 1966.....Beatles would have been scared to death... :oops:


//Björn




JerryNodak

Post by JerryNodak »

Even at the lowest point of the movie songs I was NEVER embarrassed to be an Elvis fan. Even with the worst of the movie drivel he made the best of a very bad situation. Any other artist would have simply "drowned."



User avatar

Joe Car
Posts: 11590
Registered for: 21 years 1 month
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 499 times

Post by Joe Car »

ColinB wrote:
Rigs wrote:This Lp is horrible.
Elvis must have been so embarrassed recording this crap.
It's becomes even worse when you think about what other artists were bringing out the same year.
For instance the Beatles released Revolver a month later and the Stones released Aftermath a few months earlier
Yes, there was a period in the 60's when it was embarrassing to be an Elvis fan.

Especially when we knew what music he was capable of doing !

With the right songs & backing, he could have blown the opposition out of the water.

And we got PHS....................... ah, well.............
Recording this crap, ( which I'm sure embarrassed Elvis ), might have helped him achieve his brilliance in the 68 special, who knows!



User avatar

GIRL HAPPY BOY
Posts: 889
Registered for: 18 years 4 months
Location: tel - aviv , ISRAEL
Been thanked: 3 times
Age: 47

Post by GIRL HAPPY BOY »

not a good soundtrack , hardly listening to this LP ( together with FRANKIE & JOHNNY )
there is only one song that i like from it: SANDS CASTLES !
there is also one good thing in that LP: the cover :wink: ( taken from FUN IN ACAPULCO ) also the back cover very colourfull , very hawaii, love it!
sincerely
Lior



User avatar

Cryogenic
Posts: 6092
Registered for: 18 years 4 months
Has thanked: 834 times
Been thanked: 559 times

Post by Cryogenic »

I'm quite fond of "Drums of the Islands". "Datin'" almost becomes a work of art in outtake form -- for how Elvis keeps cracking up and disguising his utter hatred for the record. "Sand Castles" is pretty sweet. I also enjoy the overblown lyric on the title track. But there's very little to recommend here (IMO).



User avatar

eric c
Posts: 2463
Registered for: 2 years 9 months
Location: oklahoma city
Has thanked: 3024 times
Been thanked: 1560 times
Age: 51

Re: Best track on "Paradise, Hawaiian style" LP 1966

Post by eric c »

drums of the islands.
best track on the album.
best scene in the movie


ELVIS ROCKS