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by Standstobeinsulted
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Shoes without heels
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Shoes without heels

We're debating degrees of greatness here. Paul Heaton described KOA as the point at which EC raised his song writing game to another level. And then he released B&C in the same year! Incredible
by Standstobeinsulted
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Shoes without heels
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Shoes without heels

Yes agreed on each track. The alternative would have been to make it a double album when such things were deemed unfashionable
by Standstobeinsulted
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Shoes without heels
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Shoes without heels

Surely the most fully realised, great song not to make it onto an album. James Burton on the outro! Always sounds like a 'reply' to lying eyes to me. Unbelievable that it didn't make the album (but the same could be said for King of Confidence and Suffering Face)
by Standstobeinsulted
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 3814

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

Absolutely agree, shades of Andy Gill. One of the most criminally underated guitarists of all time alongside Steve Cropper, Mick Green and Richard Thompson. Still sticks in my craw that The Edge(sic) has never acknowledged the debt he owes to Andy Gill
by Standstobeinsulted
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 73
Views: 33292

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

I worked with Robert Kirby for 6 or 7 years during the mid to late 80s when he had little or nothing to do with the music industry. Top geezer. I talked to him regularly about his background in the music industry and he reminisced a lot about Nick Drake and his time with The Strawbs. On the subject ...
by Standstobeinsulted
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project
Replies: 34
Views: 12300

Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

The fact that TJL has acquired a life of its own in terms of Independent productions speaks volumes
by Standstobeinsulted
Wed May 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 720
Views: 310327

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Howard Stern appeared Colbert yesterday. The band played Radio Radio for his entrance which led to Stern and Colbert dancing together
by Standstobeinsulted
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 7298

Re: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)

Just non stop Disco Tex and the Sex o lettes
by Standstobeinsulted
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 7298

Re: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)

I got the password, I got persuasion, a proposition for invasion of your privacy
by Standstobeinsulted
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite lyrical alliteration (formerly assonance!)
Replies: 14
Views: 7298

Re: Favourite lyrical assonance

Er...I think you mean alliteration. Assonance is as memorably described by Rita in Educating Rita as 'getting the ryhme wrong'. Incidentally EC is a big fan of Assonance : bending words to make them ryhme : it's all we're skilled in, we will be Shipbuilding
by Standstobeinsulted
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hey you out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 4492

Re: Hey you out there...

Every time I hear the opening of WWHHM I am reminded of What Have I Done to Deserve This. If so surely yet another Dusty homage on Look Now

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