Eilert Pilarm – Jailhouse Rock:
Eilert Pilarm is a 57 year old Swedish Elvis impersonator.
This track comes to us by way of a compilation album called “Songs in the key of Z”, which was given to me as a birthday present from Kooba’s On Air Myles. It was a well chosen gift and I love it.
Songs in the key of Z was lovingly compiled by Irwin Chusid, who makes his work to unearth the oddest music around, which terms calls “Outsider Music”. The compilation also features Kooba favourite BJ Snowden.
What I love about this cover version is that it seems to actually get worse with each listen. Quite an amazing feat I’m sure you will agree.
Editor’s note: Kooba Radio doesn’t tend to play cover versions, we leave that to American Idol and X-Factor, but there are always exceptions to any rule and this is one of them.