Suspicious Minds Want to Know about Elvis's Nose
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 94 02:09:56 PST
Subject: Suspicious Minds Want to Know about Elvis's Nose
From: "Peter K. Siegel" <73054.1620@COMPUSERVE.COM>
Subject: Elvis's Nose
On 3-1-94 Eileen Condon wrote:
>Elvis was so bored with his repertoire, my friend Bruce K. explained,
>that he would (and, as we listened did in fact) draw 4- to 12-bar total
>blanks on lyrics, forget band-members' names when intro's were in order
>but the CROWNING GLORY BY FAR was "Suspicious Minds." After one of the
>many repetitions of the line "caught in a trap" Elvis inserts, quite
>plainly, the phrase "Shove It Up Your Nose." Really. We listened at
>least five times to be absolutely, collectively sure.
>Anyone else heard this one? Any bluegrass analogs? (Nosalogs?)
>(WHAT'S THE DISC LABEL AND NUMBER, BRUCE?? SHOW THEM I DIDN'T IMAGINE IT
This is not from Bruce, but the album is RCA AQL1-4776, "Elvis as Recorded
at Madison Square Garden" [on June 10, 1972], and yes, Eileen, he certainly
does seem to say "shove it up your nose."
But I'm not sure it was all about boredom. Mebbe the King had done shoved
a little TOO much up his nose by then.
© 1994 Peter Langston