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by sabreman
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE
Replies: 134
Views: 12913

Re: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE

I think the thing that would surprise the visitor from 1977 the most is the amount of loud guitar the modern-day Elvis plays. Those songs from Momofuku were noisier than anything he played in 77. Unfortunately I am not of fan of the loud guitar stuff. Give me the Tomorrow show performances of NLS a...
by sabreman
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stone on Trust
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: Rolling Stone on Trust

I also remember this interview and performance. All I can say is Fantastic!
by sabreman
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work ???
Replies: 138
Views: 40792

Re: Does anyone besides myself miss Bruce Thomas' bass work

I am a BT fan and prefer his playing to DF. I also don't like the heavy bass mix that most of the Imposter based recordings have.
by sabreman
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis doing corporate gig, NY, Dec. 16 '10
Replies: 52
Views: 5554

Re: Elvis doing corporate gig, NY, Dec. 16 '10

Top balcony wrote:That cod-cockney was part of the act, just like his hats are now, Scouse is his native tongue.

Colin Top Balcony


Have to disagree about the hats. It is not just a performance thing. EC is likes to buy and wear hats. I have the same problem.
by sabreman
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 63820

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

I am thinking the hat is custom. The crown looks to be about 4 1/2 inches creased with not much taper which is vintage like. I would like to see a side view of it though. The brim looks to be about 2 1/2 inches with a wide under welt. He is also wearing it brim up (no snap) which was common in the f...
by sabreman
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite Elvis Costello song ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Re: What is your favorite Elvis Costello song ?

"Watch Your Step" is probably my favorite. I just like everything about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OR25MqPWuc&feature=related
by sabreman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis should play SKA!
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Elvis should play SKA!

Neil. wrote:I think quite a lot of 'Get Happy' has a ska feel - Man Called Uncle, I Can't Stand Up, I Stand Accused, Human Touch, Opportunity... they've all got that kinda ska vibe, as do some of the out-takes.


Also produced The Specials first album around the same time.
by sabreman
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: National Ransom - November 2010
Replies: 597
Views: 63820

Re: National Ransom - New Album Due Nov. 2

migdd wrote:Including a new (at least to me) photo:

elviscostello.jpg


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Side note: Now that is a nice hat! Also combo look!
by sabreman
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at McCartney White House Tribute, June 2010
Replies: 101
Views: 14803

Re: Elvis to Perform at McCartney White House Tribute

Emotional Toothpaste wrote: And anyone who is paying any attention, and I had hoped that at least Elvis has, would know that BOTH camps are complete frauds.


Totally agree! Living in the DC area I am surrounded by it.
by sabreman
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at McCartney White House Tribute, June 2010
Replies: 101
Views: 14803

Re: Elvis to Perform at McCartney White House Tribute

Thanks! :)

Speaking of Homburgs here are some of mine. :)

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by sabreman
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at McCartney White House Tribute, June 2010
Replies: 101
Views: 14803

Re: Elvis to Perform at McCartney White House Tribute

Sabreman, thank you for posting the sites- enjoyed them- am planning on ordering a Porkpie from the optimo site-agree a hat always looks good if properly fitted and maintained. That EC seems to enjoy them is for me a plus- a little extra color and panache never hurts- whether he is hiding a thinnin...
by sabreman
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis at McCartney White House Tribute, June 2010
Replies: 101
Views: 14803

Re: Elvis to Perform at McCartney White House Tribute

I am a hat wearer and collector of mostly vintage hats. I disagree about him not looking good in hats. Just take a look at the vintage hats he wore around the time of Trust. IMHO it has to do with his current taste in hats (I do like the wide brim Homburg like straw). If he wants hats he should chec...
by sabreman
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on new Bill Kirchen album, May 25 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Elvis on new Bill Kirchen album, May 25 2010

Bill Kirchen has been a fixture of the Washington, DC music scene for many years. We have had our share of telemasters including IMHO the greatest of all the late Danny Gatton.
by sabreman
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: When was your first Elvis gig?
Replies: 73
Views: 11366

Re: When was your first Elvis gig?

1981-01-28 College Park, Maryland (English Mugs Tour, Attractions + Martin Belmont, Squeeze)
by sabreman
Wed May 19, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 20562

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

I have no dog in this fight but EC should have never agreed to play in the first place.
by sabreman
Tue May 18, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10
Replies: 148
Views: 20562

Re: Elvis cancels shows in Israel , June/July '10

Just mentioned on the Sean Hannity radio show and taking calls.

IMHO appears like a stupid move (scheduling and then canceling) on EC's part.
by sabreman
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New version of Elviscostello.com
Replies: 36
Views: 4734

Re: New version of Elviscostello.com

Costello eventually shut it down, and offered refunds to those who had paid money, or "credit" for the next version of the site that he promised would be better. (Like a fool, I opted to hold on to the credit, in the optimistic hope that there would be something better soon. I think that ...
by sabreman
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/Sugarcanes, Washington D.C., April 22 '10
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Elvis/Sugarcanes, Washington D.C., April 22 '10

And No Coffee Table wrote:Twitter report:


Did he really play "Brown Sugar"? Maybe she meant "Happy"?


It was "Happy" not "Brown Sugar".

Fun show with good sound. The Warner is a good venue for EC. Hope he makes it his DC venue of choice.
by sabreman
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis' Weight Loss
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: Elvis' Weight Loss

Probably reduced his carb intake too.
by sabreman
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Get Happy" Thirty Years Strong
Replies: 22
Views: 3204

Re: "Get Happy" Thirty Years Strong

What a great album and my personal favorite EC album. I remember getting the import (out a few weeks before the US release) from a place called "Yesterday and Today Records" in Rockville, MD. They made frequent visits to London to pickup the latest releases (amazing record store). WHFS Bet...
by sabreman
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and Allen Toussaint on Piano Jazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2575

Re: Elvis and Allen Toussaint on Piano Jazz

Great! Great! Great!

Thank you for posting!
by sabreman
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Les Paul
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Les Paul

RIP

LP was the late great Danny Gatton's hero. Check the end (6.55) of this youtube for some insights on LP's playing style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fBrcjMub_E
by sabreman
Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "His more countryfied stuff"
Replies: 9
Views: 1647

Re: Never been quoted in a thread title before!

A rope leash wrote:Heh, I remember playing the album when my mom was around. She said Sweet Dreams was a great song, but THAT GUY HAS NO BUSINESS SINGING IT!


Is your mom related to Billy Sherill? 8)

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