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Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No AlternativesÊ - Marcus  Greil
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Faber 2000 . Fine in publishers decorated wrappers. 259pp. 1st edition. In June 1992, when all the polls showed that Bill Clinton didn't stand a chance, he went on the Arsenio Hall Show and played "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone. The author - one of America's most insightful critics - named this as the moment that turned Clinton's presidential campaign around. In this book, Marcus traces the impact of Elvis Presley on the Clinton years. Both men were outsiders, "no-count" southerners, cast out of American society, embodying the most extreme fantasies of possibility and disruption, even as they reaped its greatest rewards. Focusing also on their respective followers - among them Nirvana, Hillary Clinton, Andy Warhol and especially Bob Dylan - Marcus pursues the question of how culture is made and how, through culture, people remake themselves. ISBN 057120676X, Faber 2000

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A unique look at American politics and culture through a comparison of Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley; contents, works cited, index, 248 pages. 20th century,americas,arts and literature,arts music and photography,biographies,entertainers,home and garden,history,history and criticism,humanities Entertainers, Faber and Faber, London

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Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives
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Greil Marcus

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Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives

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057120676X

The 1967 Elvis flick Double Trouble saw the immaculately coiffured singer pursued by a smitten young temptress, and used by a calculating woman his own age. A striking, if flimsy, starting place, perhaps, but the döppelganger theory is given credence by the remarkable number of comparisons drawn by American commentators over the last decade, as catalogued here. Greil Marcus is The King of Elvis-philia: an influence for his 1975 debut Mystery Train, he returned to the subject with Dead Elvis, a brilliant trawl through Presley's posthumous career, the wake that never runs dry. In comparison, Double Trouble is a slightly disappointing collection of recycled journalism from the 1990s, for publications such as Salon.com and Interview. Like most less-than-definitive "Best Of" anthologies, there are space-fillers, yet the pick of the unrelated essays, on PJ Harvey, Kurt Cobain and especially Bob Dylan (who was the subject of Marcus's Invisible Republic) throw the longest shadows; digressive from the central premise, they complicitly throw it into sharper relief.

Clinton and Presley were both southern hicks; sexually provocative hillbillies who divided a nation. When a Rayban-ed Clinton blew his saxophone to "Heartbreak Hotel" on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992, one of his speech writers said it "might have won him the election, but it also ruined the presidency". For a moment, as on Marcus's cover, the two blur into each other, and the weasel goes pop. But Presley has become an over-pressed metaphor for all things American, a looking-glass that flatters all size and shape of viewer. Consistently nagging at a duplicitous contradiction that goes to the heart of US national insecurity, it is when Marcus writes in time with this zeitgeist two-step that he unravels the glorious, denuding potency of cheap music. But he also needs new challenges: as Bill Clinton leaves the White House, perhaps Elvis should finally leave the building; in this cultural jukebox, maybe it's time to change the record. --David Vincent

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780571206766
ISBN (ISBN-10): 057120676X
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: Faber and Faber, London

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ISBN/EAN: 057120676X

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