Dead Elvis

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This article is about the Death in Vegas album. For the book by Greil Marcus, see Dead Elvis (book). For the orchestral composition, see Dead Elvis (composition).
Dead Elvis
Studio album by Death in Vegas
Released March 10, 1997
Recorded Orinoco Studios, Milo Studios
Genre Electronica, neo-psychedelia, trip hop
Length 65:50
Label Concrete
Producer Richard Fearless, Steve Hellier
Death in Vegas chronology
Dead Elvis
(1997)
The Contino Sessions
(1999)
Alternative cover
British album cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Almost Cool (6.5/10)[2]
Ink Blot Magazine (positive)[3]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)[4]
Q 3/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]

Dead Elvis was the first album by British band Death in Vegas. It was released on March 10, 1997 in the United Kingdom and on September 16, 1997 in the United States. This was the only Death in Vegas album to feature original member Steve Hellier. The British release features coloured Elvis graffiti on the cover, while the US version features a tattoo artist. The music video for "Dirt" was a minor hit on MTV's "120 Minutes". "GBH" was featured on the soundtrack for the 1998 American comedy-thriller film Homegrown.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Richard Fearless & Steve Hellier

  1. "All That Glitters" – 6:34
  2. "Opium Shuffle" – 5:02
  3. "GBH" – 5:09
  4. "Twist and Crawl" (bonus track not featured on all versions) – 4:59
  5. "Dirt" – 5:52
  6. "Rocco" – 6:34
  7. "Rekkit" – 6:27
  8. "I Spy" – 4:58
  9. "Amber" – 8:07
  10. "Rematerialised" – 8:21
  11. "68 Balcony" – 5:07
  12. "Sly" – 3:33

Bonus disc (Dead Elvis Remix Sessions)[edit]

In France only, initial copies of Dead Elvis came packaged with a 10-track bonus CD, titled Dead Elvis Remix Sessions.

  1. "Dirt" (Slayer mix) – 6:33
  2. "Rocco" (Dave Clarke mix) – 6:18
  3. "Twist and Crawl" (Full mix) – 4:57
  4. "Opium Shuffle" (Monkey Mafia mix) – 6:15
  5. "City Rub" – 6:22
  6. "Dirt" (Old School mix) – 5:29
  7. "Rocco" (Dub) – 6:35
  8. "Opium Shuffle" (Dead Elvis mix) – 5:14
  9. "Claiming Marilyn" – 5:41
  10. "Dirt" (Mullet mix) – 6:09

Track 8 is the same as the album version.

Singles[edit]

  • "Dirt" (April 29, 1996)
  • "Rocco" (October 14, 1996; reissued October 13, 1997)
  • "Twist and Crawl" (April 14, 1997)
  • "Rekkit" (June 9, 1997)

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Richard Fearless
  • Steve Hellier – Keyboards, Programming
  • Anthony Anderson – Guitar
  • Seamus Beaghen – Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Ranking Roger – Vocals
  • Paul Rutherford – Trombone
  • Selah – Vocals
  • Andy Visser – Flute, Harmonica, Saxophone
  • Mat Flint – Bass
  • Tim Weller – Drums
  • Steve Dub – Engineer
  • Luke Gordon – Engineer, Mixing
  • Tim Holmes – Engineer, Mixing

References[edit]