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Rubberneckin [Single]

Paul Oakenfold, Elvis PresleyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 9, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Bmg Marketing
  • ASIN: B0000AQS5S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
2. Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold 12" mix)
3. Rubberneckin' (Original single)

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Featuring the title track backed with 2 remixes by Paul Oakenfold, Paul Oakenfold Remix (Radio Edit, 12 Inch Extended & Original Version), taken from the album Elvis 2nd To None. RCA. 2003.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop, look, and buy it! September 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
RUBBERNECKIN was originally a B side on the DON'T CRY DADDY single, was in Elvis Presley's last feature film, CHANGE OF HABIT, and appeared on the 1970 Camden album ALMOST IN LOVE. Recorded in January, 1969, the single was considered by Elvis and RCA as not good enough and a throwaway. The song languished in obscurity until Paul Oakenfold remixed the song in a Radio Edit and Dance mix. The results are remarkable. Elvis never sounded funkier. RUBBERNECKIN is a funky record no matter how you slice it. The problem for Oakenfold was in trying to top the original version, which is also included on this release. The original was so strong that all Oakenfold could do was to make it contemporary and add new sound effects without radically altering the impact or feel of the original. Oakenfold just had to stay out of the way and let Elvis do the heavy lifting. The original features a funky lead guitar solo, a funky bass line, and incredible backing vocals by the female singers who grunt and scream and punctuate Elvis' vocals. There are also horns.
What Oakenfold does in his remix is to bring Elvis' vocal in greater focus and relief, giving a clearer sounding delivery. He also mixes out much of the background vocals which tends to weaken the mix. But he adds a stronger drum beat and varied sound effects that give the record a contemporary feel and a dance beat. What is conspicuous in the new mix is a twangy guitar sound which achieves mixed results.
Oakenfold adds enough to the original record to make it contemporary and to give it a dance rhythm. He pretty much stays out of the way and lets Elvis carry the load. The record shows that Elvis was second to none when it came to funk and sexual swagger. James Brown has nothing on Elvis here.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Encore For Elvis September 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Rubberneckin'" was the hit song from Elvis Presley's last feature film, "Change Of Habit." As the B-side of "Don't Cry Daddy," it reached #11 on the charts way back in December of 1969. With the staggering success of the remix version of "A Little Less Conversation" from last year, it's only natural that another Elvis song would get the remix treatment. It may sound sacrilegious to Presley purists, but I like the remix version of "Rubberneckin'" even better than the original version! In fact, I like the extended remix version most of all. That version really features the twanging guitar part near the end. If that isn't Duane Eddy playing the guitar, some guitarist is doing a great impersonation of him. By updating Elvis Presley's sound, it introduces his music to a new generation of fans. For older fans of Elvis like myself, this CD single whetted my appetite for the upcoming "Elvis: 2nd To None" album.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Remix and Something for everyone.... September 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a great example of how far we have come in the tecnical field. The song sounds great even with all the tech synth backdrop... this way we get more Elvis... I am glad that they included the original recording on the CD too... Elvis had a style that was revolutionary... This CD proves it! Rubberneckin is one of my all time favorite Elvis songs.... He rocks!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop, Look & Listen ...... September 9, 2003
By Dave
Format:Audio CD
OK, so last years' surpise hit, was a remix of an old Elvis song, that most non -Elvis had never heard of "A Little Less Conversation" by a Dutch DJ who most people had never heard of. Will it work again this year ?
After listening to the CD for the first time, yesterday, the emphatic & resounding answer to that is YES !
Paul Oakenfold, the world renowned DJ, has taken the song "Rubberneckin", another obscure Elvis song from his last scripted movie "Change Of Habit", added a driving guitar, and backbeat, and makes the song sound as if it was recorded yesterday, not in the late 60's. The 1st re-mix on the CD is good, the 12' remix amazing, with the "Duane Eddy" style twanging guitar intro, making it worth the cost of the CD alone.
As with "ALLC" you get the original version of "Rubberneckin", which allows you to see just how much has been done & has been achieved in the re-mixing.
Whether Elvis will receive as much recognition with this, as he did with 'ALLC" is yet to be seen.
Without the mass advertising campaign [Nike / Football World Cup] behind this song, I don't know. I believe in the States, the song is featured in a new "Toyota" advert, so this will certainly help.
It seems that in the Elvis world, "re-mixes" of his obscure songs is the way forward, backed up with "Hits" packages as albums, what with "2nd To None" being released worldwide in October.
I for one am all behind this, as it keeps Elvis in the public eye, and makes his music more accessible to the CD buying masses.
So, please "Stop, Look & listen" you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for reading.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rubberneckin' Remix September 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I like the new Rubberneckin' Remix. Just goes to show you Elvis is never out of date. I give it 5 stars. Like it better than DON'T CRY DADDY years back. I think it should have been the A side. Great songs sometimes get over looked. And this one did. But hears your chance to buy a great cd.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis for the ages! September 12, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Rubberneckin, while a little known song from the movie " Change of Habit', is remixed into a semi dance song. As with last years hit, " A Little Less Coversation", the modern mix shows the younger audience just how innovative Elvis's singing style was.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good song by Elvis
My grand daughter loves the song. She first heard the song on the movie Fred Claus and we dance to the song all the time.
Published 6 months ago by Teresa McCombs
5.0 out of 5 stars I like listening to the song
i like to play this song on my cd player while i am on the computer. I love to dance to the song.
Published 10 months ago by Leigha
5.0 out of 5 stars elvis
This cd was awesome....I love Elvis and I am glad that his music is still available to purchase...the price was great to
Published 16 months ago by Samantha Donaldson
5.0 out of 5 stars Rubberneckin, Elvis
Enjoyed the Elvis Cd Rubberneckin, the music is wonderful, and I would recommend it for those who love to dance.
Published 18 months ago by Lorrainee
5.0 out of 5 stars Elvis lives.
Now you can hear Elvis like you have never heard him. Love it. Elvis never died he just got regrooved.
Published 19 months ago by Norman Bergen
4.0 out of 5 stars Elvis is always good
I saw the Christmas movie this song was in and really liked it. So I bought the CD. It could be better, but it could be worse, I think it has a little to much base to it, when I... Read more
Published on February 18, 2009 by M. Dorsett
1.0 out of 5 stars Jason Nevins did better
Paul Oakenfool has turned out another bland remix. No surprise. I lost faith in him after his boring, no-fun remix of "What It Feels Like..." for Madonna. Read more
Published on July 23, 2006 by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars WAITING for MORE to come !!!!!
I'd never before heard the original Elvis' recording of "Rubbernecking", maybe I would have never paid attention to this song if it had not appeared as a remix, as fresh as... Read more
Published on October 17, 2004 by Rucho
5.0 out of 5 stars Correction....
The original "Rubberneckin'," unlike one reviewer stated, did not reach #11 in December 1969 - it actually peaked at #6 (the same position as its a-side) beginning on January 31,... Read more
Published on August 24, 2004 by Da Bukaba
1.0 out of 5 stars Blubberhypen
Not only is this about the worst tune Elvis ever released
but Paul Oakenfield is at the top of his game as he gives
us a less than mediocre performance in remixing... Read more
Published on October 16, 2003 by Doug Speer
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