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by thepopeofpop
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Alternate "My Aim is True" w/ Attractions ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4516

Re: Alternate "My Aim is True" w/ Attractions ?

I've never doubted that tracks were recorded in Cornwall that day, but I've always doubted than an album was seriously intended. It sounds like one of Jake's crazy promotional gimmicks, but I doubt that EC would have ever gone along with the idea (unless by some miracle the performances were absolut...
by thepopeofpop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: Green Shirt- extended mix from 1985

...Box 3 is where it gets really useful. 'Every Day' has the UK 7" mix, the UK 12" 'extended' mix, a so-called 'special version' (which I don't know if it was ever released on vinyl or not) and an instrumental - so, four versions of 'Every Day' ... The "Special Version" was rele...
by thepopeofpop
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ross McManus
Replies: 88
Views: 38920

Re: Ross McManus

I wouldn't put any stock in the spelling of the quote from the "unspecified source". The record itself is credited to Day Costello. Going through the scrapbook at the end of UM&DI indicates EC's dad used "Ross McManus" professionally in Liverpool (e.g., the Ross McManus Quin...
by thepopeofpop
Sat May 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Ross McManus
Replies: 88
Views: 38920

Re:

I didn't realize he used the McManus (as opposed to MacManus) spelling professionally. Or maybe that's just a misspelling... I don't think anyone has ever addressed this in this thread, but Ross was actually named "McManus" at birth ("Ronald Patrick McManus" is on his birth cert...
by thepopeofpop
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton/ making-of-MAIT timeline
Replies: 56
Views: 10056

Re: Seeing Elvis Costello's Whitton

I endorse the above timeline - which hopefully will get some more dates as research continues. "Sounds" ran a feature (by Chas de Whalley) in November 1976 - about Nick and Clover in the studio. I'm trying to get a hold of that article, as it probably has some relation to Jake's idea to pa...
by thepopeofpop
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve tours Australia Sept 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Steve Nieve tours Australia Sept 2014

I'm not entirely sure what the setlist in that article is supposed to be (and he's obviously not going to play Veronica twice), but this is what he actually played in Sydney - I think this is the correct order, it's certainly all the actual songs: Muriel on Main Beach Shipbuilding Accidents Will Hap...
by thepopeofpop
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Elvis Costello/Simpsons action figure
Replies: 38
Views: 9004

Re: The Elvis Costello/Simpsons action figure

Will this be available outside of the USA, I wonder? I don't see any of this stuff listed on the Toys'R'Us site in Australia...


EDIT: Looks like eBay will be the only option for us non-Murricans
by thepopeofpop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays the State Theatre, Sydney - 23 April 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5061

Re: Elvis plays the State Theatre, Sydney - 23 April 2014

And there was a standing ovation at the end of the show, so I'm not sure what the reviewer was smoking...
by thepopeofpop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays the State Theatre, Sydney - 23 April 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5061

Re: Elvis plays the State Theatre, Sydney - 23 April 2014

Someone wrote down the set list. Just not me. I used to record shows ... Just prefer to sit back and enjoy these days.

He closed the first set with I Want You and closed the show with Peace Love and Understanding.
by thepopeofpop
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays the State Theatre, Sydney - 23 April 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5061

Re: Elvis plays the State Theatre, Sydney - 23 April 2014

First three songs: Accidents Will Happen Brilliant Mistake Possession Elvis in fine voice. I think I prefer the Imposter's version of "Come the Meantimes" by far ... and I lean towards their version of "Viceroy's Row" as well. http://planetriker.org/trainspotting/23aprilsign.jpg ...
by thepopeofpop
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Imposters, Melbourne (AU), April 17, 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

Re: Elvis & Imposters, Melbourne (AU), April 17, 2014

What? No cheers of rejoicing from the Melbournites? :) I don't know how much publicity the Adelaide show received - but the Sydney show was 90% sold out within a few hours - so I'm not sure what went wrong in Adelaide. I don't think the promoter only promoted in Sydney and forget about Adelaide.
by thepopeofpop
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Fanzine "Beyond Belief" on Ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 2266

Re: Fanzine "Beyond Belief" on Ebay

Interesting ... as I only have a couple of these. But the listing says it only ships to the United States?
by thepopeofpop
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 180626

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

The album entered the UK chart at number 28 today which is Elvis' highest chart position since the number 17 position When I Was Cruel reached in 2002. It was at 21 in the midweek chart and I guess it will disappear next week. Called in to HMV Uxbridge today - no sign of it anywhere. Number 40 in t...
by thepopeofpop
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 1983, Punch The Clock sleevenote/ TKO Horn member tells all
Replies: 15
Views: 4757

Re: 1983, Punch The Clock sleevenote

I just stumbled on this fascinating account of working with Elvis right through the PTC period, written by one of members of The TKO Horns http://www.paulspeare.com/index_files/page0003.htm This blog entry linked this - http://lineartrackinglives.blogspot.ie/2012/07/tootin-tko-horns-horn.html Very ...
by thepopeofpop
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 46922

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

Costello is not above making a dick joke in his lyrics. (I don't find it cringe-inducing in the sense of it being a bad lyric; maybe I do in the sense of it being an effective "revenge" on that soldier he quarreled with, but for me the fact that it is paired with such a tender and compass...
by thepopeofpop
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 180626

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

You hear it on Blood and Chocolate too. On "I Want You" not only does his voice catch but he also later messes up a line - "I know I''m going to feel this way until you kill it". It's all about the vibe of the thing ... besides, sometimes having a moment that's slightly "wro...
by thepopeofpop
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Man Out Of Time
Replies: 11
Views: 5120

Re: Man Out Of Time

"The Pope of Pop"? What a crazy pseudonym!

:lol:
by thepopeofpop
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play Canterbury, 23 June '13
Replies: 46
Views: 5952

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Canterbury, 23 June '13

My daughter was at this Canterbury show and pronounced it "awesome". She was up in the balcony...
by thepopeofpop
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Phil Chevron RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 7561

Re: Elvis Costello/ Phil Chevron

Thanks for posting that, John.

I'm quite fond of the "The Captains and the Kings/Faithful Departed" single (and of course,The Pogues). It's most unfortunate that this has happened to Phil - but at least he's hanging in there.
by thepopeofpop
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)
Replies: 1086
Views: 180626

Re: New album for 2013: "Wise Up Ghost" (with The Roots!)

I've speculated about this before, but I think there is a key difference between this collaboration and Costello's previous ones. Costello/McCartney/Bacharach/Toussaint/etc... Usually, it's Costello honoring an elder statesman, and they like him but simply don't have the same encyclopedic grasp of ...
by thepopeofpop
Thu May 23, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Guitarist on Black and White World video
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Guitarist on Black and White World video

It was just the band he happened to have at the time. Steve wasn't available and EC apparently didn't think "maybe a different keyboard player should be drafted in to mime this one".
by thepopeofpop
Mon May 20, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Kate Bush producing Elvis 'n The Attractions, c. 1978/9?
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Kate Bush producing Elvis 'n The Attractions, c. 1978/9?

I knew about this. And Costello has certainly told Kate Bush that he'd like to work with her...

But yes, I guess it wasn't public knowledge, until now.
by thepopeofpop
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Hunter Valley, Feb.2 '13
Replies: 20
Views: 3538

Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Hunter Valley, Feb.2 '

He played Oliver's Army as an encore, so I don't think it was intended as a message. He needn't have done the encore, he'd already finished the main set with Peace, Love and Understanding. Oliver's Army was a chart hit in Australia - (#24) - so that might well be the reason it was played. He played ...

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