3000 Miles to Graceland

3000 Miles to Graceland

     
 

This may be the soundtrack to a film about a group of ex-cons planning to rob a Las Vegas casino during an Elvis impersonators' convention, but aside from the inclusion of the King crooning "Such a Night," 3000 Miles to Graceland has nary a trace of Presley's music. Instead, the disc is crammed with aggressive rap-rock outfits and…  See more details below

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This may be the soundtrack to a film about a group of ex-cons planning to rob a Las Vegas casino during an Elvis impersonators' convention, but aside from the inclusion of the King crooning "Such a Night," 3000 Miles to Graceland has nary a trace of Presley's music. Instead, the disc is crammed with aggressive rap-rock outfits and underground darlings whose edgy music heightens the film's action and suspense. Spineshank chimes in with the hardcore "New Disease," Kid Rock running buddy Uncle Kracker drops the hick-hop-flavored "Who's Your Uncle," and Chicago rockers Filter deliver the ominous "It's Gonna Kill Me." Even blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd gets caught up in the testosterone-charged atmosphere by unleashing Red Hot Chili Peppers-flavored licks throughout the blazing "In Too Deep." For those more inclined to rave, glowstick moments are provided by the Crystal Method's big beat "Vapor Trail," the jungle-driven "Come in Hard" from nihilistic newcomers Hardknox, and BT's electro-funk "Smartbomb." The songs on 3000 Miles to Graceland bypass the poignancy of Elvis's "Love Me Tender" and the camp of "Viva Las Vegas" for a hard-hitting, no-nonsense approach to rocking and raving out, but that's fitting for an action-crime film set in postmillennial Sin City. Dave Gil de Rubio

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The original soundtrack to the Elvis-themed Vegas casino heist film 3000 Miles to Graceland wastes the opportunity to either gather some of the King's greatest hits or some inspired covers of his work, such as Elvis Hitler's demented reworking of "Viva Las Vegas." Instead, it collects some very tired-sounding and out-of-place alt-metal and rap-rock, including Filter's "It's Gonna Kill Me," Nothingface's "Bleeder," Spineshank's "New Disease," and Bender's "Angeldust." BT's "Smartbomb" and Hardknox's "Come in Hard" are electronic variations on the soundtrack's theme of macho, in-your-face aggression, but A3's clever, reflective "Mansion on the Hill" and Crystal Method's "Vapor Trail" provide some relief from the album's mindless repetition. By the time Elvis himself finally shows up on the last track, "Such a Night," it's too little, too late; 3000 Miles to Graceland is too far gone to save.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2001
Label:
Tvt
UPC:
0016581697027
catalogNumber:
6970

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvis Presley   Track Performer
Kenny Wayne Shepherd   Track Performer
Nothingface   Track Performer
Crystal Method   Track Performer
Bender Boys   Track Performer
Spineshank   Track Performer
Hednoize   Track Performer
Uncle Kracker   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kenny Wayne Shepherd   Composer
Danny Tate   Composer
Rick Essig   Engineer
Young MC   Composer
Patricia Joseph   Producer
Alabama 3   Composer
Mark Selby   Composer
Robin Urdang   Producer
Bill Gaal   Composer
Elie Samaha   Executive Producer
J. Shaine   Composer
W. Geer   Composer
Tom Maxwell   Composer

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