Who is Extreme Elvis and what happened to him?

For several years I’ve had a strange obsession with the creature who called himself Extreme Elvis.

Under the slogan that “every generation gets the elvis it deserves” and with considerable swagger, Extreme Elvis was active from (as far as I can tell) sometime in the late 1990s and until a notice appeared on the EE website claiming that the site was shut down and that several people connected with the site was under federal investigation.  If I recall correct, this must have been around 2004, or thereabout.

EE actually delivered on his promise: the internet generation got the Elvis it deserved.

A generation obsessed with human folly, googling accidents, watching youtube, looking at snuff at rotten dot com all this was in full bloom thanks to the internet – and lets not forget the ‘democratization of porn’ that the internet created – no matter what bizarre sexual scenario you could dream up it was always just a google search away before you saw that someone else had already taken the idea to an even bigger extreme. Ratemypoo.com is a perfect symptom of the internet generation.

Somehow Extreme Elvis became the epitome of all things internet – bizarre, nude, media conscious, defecating and overall being perfect for a website and a cult following of people – like yours truly – who are slighty obsessed with the bizarre.

So what did he do, what was his Schtick?

… well, EE was a larger than life persona, looking like Elvis might have looked in the 80’s if he hadn’t died taking a dump – which means he is extremely overweight, with beautiful hair and an enigmatic charisma… EE performs Elvis covers as psycho dramas, utilizing bodily fluids such as piss, vomit and shit (often parts of his performance will include EE singing an Elvis song while taking a shit) and generally going all – in, giving a truly life-altering performance.

I have never had the fortune of seeing an Extreme Elvis show, but I am sure it is powerful stuff, tapping right into our primal selves with nakedness, confrontation, violence… Extreme Elvis is showing us what it means to be human, what unites us at the basic level. He is reinvigorating Elvis, giving him renewed relevance, and adding whole new layers of meaning to the classic songs that IS the Elvis legacy.

Extreme Elvis is brave – very few people would have the guts to perform in this way – especially very few people with the physical characteristics of extreme Elvis. And he seems intelligent, not like, say G.G. Allin, who merely seemed demented.

I praise you, Extreme Elvis. You should tour Europe.

Anyways, like the real Elvis there is an aura of mystery surrounding Extreme Elvis – a man performing in such a manner will automatically be intriging – I have so many questions I’d like to give to EE…

But I don’t know who he is or where to look – since the FBI shut down the extreme Elvis site, only sporadic appearances have been made – but the spirit of Extreme Elvis is still alive – the web is teeming with interviews, pictures and live performances, so there is still something for the obsessive fan (me). Even though I am sure that pictures and words can never do justice to the real thing – a live performance.

Are you there Elvis? Please respond.

Pictures can be found many places on the web – and the FBI must be pretty moronic, since many pictures and content can still be accessed on the EE site – they just shut down the front page. http://extremeelvis.com/photos/

Otherwise just google Extreme Elvis Photos or similar – theres plenty of images of this beautiful human specimen.

UPdate! Please look at the comments section! After having almost forgotten about this blog lots of interesting comments have appeared giving more details on the existence of ee.

turns out I wasn’t the only guy fascinated and enchanted by him.

 

I’m not able to completely verify this, but it seems that http://mattcornell.org is the latest sighting of ee! Exciting!

however in the ‘about’ section of the website he identifies as having performed as extreme elvis between 2000 and 2004… Elvis lives!

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24 Responses to “Who is Extreme Elvis and what happened to him?”

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  3. elvis Says:

    Elvis Lives!!!

  4. Adam Says:

    Great analysis of the EE experience.

  5. Ayelet Says:

    His name is David Woo-Bloxberg. You can go to his blog here: http://deltaspark.blogspot.com/2007/08/kenny-rogers-look-like.html

    He now does a Kenny Roger impersonation.

  6. Jim James Says:

    That’s not EE !!!!

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  8. Stan the carpet cleaing man Says:

    Just Saw Extreme Elvis in The mission District at the Elbow room on Xmas night he blew the place up man

  9. Thomas Bean Says:

    if you find out what happened to extreme elvis, please let me know….cause he was great !…..and a great guy…I met him on a few occasions…..

  10. Sean Says:

    Im a huge fan i still got the t shirt pic of me and him and a who is extreme elvis sticker. If anyone sees him tell him sean from sacramento says hello

  11. phred Says:

    It’s a guy named Matt. I spent a week with him in Death Valley just before he decided to pull the plug on the Extreme Elvis act. A fine man whose art was not understood to the level of his satisfaction.

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  13. test Says:

    Yeah, Matt something, forgot his last name, I spent a week in Death Valley with him on a couple occasions… nice guy. Lives in Hollywood, and last I heard was working at a funky DVD rental place with the most bizarre collection of undeground and counter-cultural stuff you ever imagined. (but that must be 7 years ago now, I lost touch once we left California)

    He was part of the reason the party moved out to the desert in the first place, he nearly got that Vegas club’s license pulled after his performance at D & R’s wedding…

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  15. My name is Mami. I danced for his stage several time. In SF and in west Hollywood Says:

    Dancing for his music was great. He breaks drinking glasses And he gets naked and Pee on people and they loved it but It was so crazy. It was beyond fun And I appreciate him for giving me a chance to dance for and with him😘

  16. My name is Mami. I danced for his stage several time. In SF and in west Hollywood Says:

    I was just Stancer once in a while and I would love to Know what’s going on with him. Dancing on his stage was crazy. I have to be crazy to dance for him. Matt Which is his real name is very kind and sweet and of course crazy. If a new one out there know what’s going on with him could you tell him “Mami” is looking for him?

  17. Elvis Hitler Says:

    I booked Xtreme Elvis once because nobody local knew who he was, and I wanted to spring surprise violent performance art on them. Elvis did not disappoint. Basically what happened is the guy was so extreme there was nothing left for him to do so he posted a fake FBI takedown of his site and disappeared.

  18. Bob Says:

    Does he have any videos besides the ones on vimeo?

  19. politenewyorker Says:

    He moved to Los Angeles and works in film I believe. He still does a lot of cool subversive art, but sadly EE hasn’t been seen in a while: http://mattcornell.org/

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