Elvis on the Radio, Steel Guitar in My Soul

Album: Chill Out (1990)


  • This a track from KLF's ambient house concept album Chill Out. KLF's Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty incorporated numerous samples from other records, including on this track Elvis Presley's, "In The Ghetto." Drummond recalled to Melody Maker:

    "The way that the Elvis thing came about was a bit weird. When my alarm clock radio woke me up one of the days we were recording the LP, the DJ was playing this great Elvis track. I went out and bought one of his greatest hits albums, rushed home and told Jimmy that he'd got to listen to this song. As soon as he heard it, he too thought that it sounded brilliant, so we took a sample from it and straight away started working it into one of our tracks. It was only later that I realized that I'd played him the wrong song, that the one we'd sampled and used was totally different to the one I'd heard on the radio."


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