Killing the King . . . Elvis was a fat, bloated, redundant, has-been well before he died, but for the vast majority of the public at the time it was viewed as abhorrent that some nobody band from Oz could possibly cover/destroy one of his tunes in such a manner . . . straight outta my own Sunshine State, The Saints version, with Kuepper's stabbing guitar and Bailey's nasal proto-punk vocals, was a big "fuck you" to the jetsetting rock dinosaurs, the satin flare disco brigade and the oppressive Bjelke-Petersen government regime . . . still as punk as fuck as it was forty years ago, freak out the squares.
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