"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






"Now What"

(The Associated Press review, 5 April 2005)

This Week's Hot CD: Lisa Marie Presley's 'Now What'

Now What (Capitol): Lisa Marie Presley's sophomore effort is solid enough to prove the King's daughter is more than just a rich girl on a lark, and the strengths of her debut not a fluke -- at least before it collapses under the weight of a few too many power ballads.

Presley is assisted by well-known song doctor Linda Perry, who co- writes six of the disc's 11 tracks (not counting the uncredited Ramones cover).

Some of the cuts, like the standout "I'll Figure It Out," indicate Presley spent a lot of time with Cure records in the 1980s.

The arrangements are clever and skillfully cover the deficiencies in her voice. Her personal history and the burbling electronica also lend the cover of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" a real legitimacy -- although Lord knows Presley left plenty of hers on the clothesline through the years.

There's not much happening after the first half of this disc, when Perry brings more of a punch-the-clock mentality to the collaboration.


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