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by Butts
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, Manchester, 10 June 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11431

Re: Elvis, solo, Manchester, 10 June 2015

It was John Cooper Clarke, yes. Good spot on the fluffed 45 intro that led to an early Oliver's Army, I thought something had happened to throw him off for a second but didn't realise that was it. It was a terrific show, less muted than his Bridgewater gig last year, energised no doubt by the highly...
by Butts
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014
Replies: 69
Views: 29279

Re: Elvis solo, Manchester (England), July 14, 2014

Incredible show, add Five Minutes, Suit Of Lights and Less Than Zero to the above setlist.
by Butts
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Oliver's Army censored by BBC 6Music
Replies: 11
Views: 7888

Oliver's Army censored by BBC 6Music

Apologies for a Daily Mail link, couldn't find it on another site

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml
by Butts
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Ron Sexsmith documentary , Oct. '10
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Elvis in Ron Sexsmith documentary , Oct. '10

but my problem with Ron Sexsmith is that he doesn't seem to have evolved much as a songwriter. I know exactly what you mean, maybe the lack of commercial success has inhibited his development. The film also makes clear he's not one to stray too far out of his comfort zone. I was struck by the simil...
by Butts
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Ron Sexsmith documentary , Oct. '10
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Elvis in Ron Sexsmith documentary , Oct. '10

Iplayer link available for the next few days.

It's an extremely moving and sensitive portrait with an illuminating sequence of Sexsmith back stage at Spectacle, frozen by nerves, getting a quick pep talk from a serene Sheryl Crow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z2nby
by Butts
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Uncut Magazine (April)
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Uncut Magazine (April)

Elvis is the subject (again) of the Allan Jones column right at the back of the magazine - 'Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before', dated April 1989 in Dublin it's an interview about 'Tramp The Dirt Down' and which contains the intriguing quote 'I don't know much about Morrissey apart from the fac...
by Butts
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: bbc 5 live 14/12/10 at 2pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4589

Re: bbc 5 live 14/12/10 at 2pm

From around 14.10 for about 40 minutes, played The Spell That You Cast and A Voice In The Dark and a couple of verses of Indoor Fireworks should be up on the Listen Again facility shortly.
by Butts
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: When was your first Elvis gig?
Replies: 73
Views: 30821

Re: When was your first Elvis gig?

October 15th 1977 - Leeds University - the Stiff tour. He came out when Dury was on and I managed to get his autograph on my first Barclays Bank cheque book. My main recollection of that night is an absolutely off-his-face Wreckless Eric.
by Butts
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Top 25
Replies: 39
Views: 17673

Re: The Top 25

Ok, I love a list You Bowed Down In Another Room I'll Wear It Proudly Suit Of Lights Jack Of All Parades Deep Dark Truthful Mirror All This Useless Beauty You Tripped At Every Step Sweet Pear Poor Fractured Atlas All Grown Up Satellite Red Shoes Less Than Zero Radio Radio Tiny Steps I Want You King ...
by Butts
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Suit Of Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 6743

Re: Suit Of Lights

I've always thought that song was, first, about being an artist in a world mediocrity. Only after he's dead is he appreciated - hence, the refrain. The lyric centres on a contrast between performers (who hear the 'working man's blues' and presumably want to sing them) wasting their breath, dying a ...
by Butts
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Suit Of Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 6743

Suit Of Lights

Anyone have an insight into what this is about? And they pulled him out of the cold cold ground And they put him in a suit of lights I've twigged the references to Nat King Cole and Merle Haggard ('Working Man's Blues') Outside they're painting tar on somebody It's the closest to a work of art that ...
by Butts
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ba meets BRUCE who meets ELVIS who plays with E STREET
Replies: 6
Views: 4440

Re: ba meets BRUCE who meets ELVIS who plays with E STREET

Great serendipity, backed up with reliable lists. Fantastic!
by Butts
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Live At The El Mocambo to be re-released
Replies: 76
Views: 33174

Re: Live At The El Mocambo to be re-released

Three out of five from David Cavanagh in Uncut. There are young people today who would find the dangerous Elvis Costello utterly implausible. What, that chummy chat-show host who writes operas in his spare time? Dangerous? But he was. Between 1977 and 1980, Costello would have thought nothing about ...
by Butts
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello in Montreal
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: Elvis Costello in Montreal

It was!
by Butts
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 20089
Views: 4942212

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

Words - Neil Young
by Butts
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello in Montreal
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Elvis Costello in Montreal

Is aired in the UK on the Sky Arts channel Thursday 13 August @ 10.30pm.
by Butts
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: best ballad?
Replies: 16
Views: 9124

Re: best ballad?

Can I put in a vote for "Satellite" (a ballad of sorts) in which Elvis correctly anticipated the internet?
by Butts
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Michael Jackson RIP
Replies: 25
Views: 11906

Re: Michael Jackson RIP

Thanks John for digging that out. You could question Jackson's presumption of guilt ("I don't dig that guy...") but as Elvis's contrition implies he seemed prepared to have to take it on the chin. I don't doubt that any attempt to contextualise the outburst would have been understandably i...
by Butts
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Michael Jackson RIP
Replies: 25
Views: 11906

Re: our man???

faithfull wrote:And who is 'our man'???



errrmm........Elvis Costello
by Butts
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Michael Jackson RIP
Replies: 25
Views: 11906

Re: Michael Jackson RIP

Anyone know if our man and MJ's paths ever crossed?
by Butts
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 20089
Views: 4942212

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

No Reply - Buzzcocks
by Butts
Fri May 22, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: REVIEWS: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 73
Views: 30039

Re: REVIEWS: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

4 stars out of 5 from Phil Sutcliffe and Mojo. Costello takes his mighty word power back to Nashville Tough to match his Noughties triumphs When I Was Cruel, North and The Delivery Man , but Costello has again hauled material from diverse regions of his writing life - including the Hans Christian An...
by Butts
Fri May 15, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: REVIEWS: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Replies: 73
Views: 30039

Re: REVIEWS: Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

and the free Word CD contains "Down Among The Wine and Spirits".

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