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by Fishfinger king
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Trust Survivor - Round 10

I thought it would be number two....
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Results
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Results

Accidents for me too - and I didn't think it was too hard a decision. I've always felt that whilst Oliver's Army is good, it's a song for the general public whilst Accidents Will Happen is for the EC connoisseur. I may be being a bit of an Elvis snob though!!
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3949

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Agree with the WIWC likeness - seems like a cousin of Spooky Girlfriend with a bit of Hurry Down Doomsday for good measure.
It is fun downloading these with little warning - but I hope there will be vinyl/CD compilation of these tracks in due course (for us oldies).
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 4
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 4

This looks like a repeat from round 3?
Chemistry Class seems to have gone?
Shame, but losing the first 5 or 6 tracks on this one is nowhere near the same pain as Imperial Bedroom or This Year’s Model, for instance.
by Fishfinger king
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 10)
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 10)

What’s happened to Round 11?
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 9)
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 9)

The votes for You Belong to Me and Chelsea stick out like a sore thumb. 40 odd extra votes all for them. Multiple votes by one person pissing about.

Needs outside arbitration!! Reinstate those two!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 1780

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)

This would explain a lot.
It's barely believable that Chelsea would go, and The Beat and Lip Service remain, if it had just been voted on by discerning board members...
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 4)
Replies: 12
Views: 1693

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 4)

This MUST be a mistake
I demand a recount!
by Fishfinger king
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 7502

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

Clearly a pseudonym for our times in lockdown- Furlow = furlough
by Fishfinger king
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 4522

Re: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?

Alibi is a plodding bore, frankly, made worse for mistaking itself for one of his classic excursions into biting commentary. I remember at the time it was released how disappointed I was in Alibi. Live it was stripped down, short, punchy and full of vitriol. The recorded version is a boring overlon...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 1)
Replies: 11
Views: 1654

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 1)

jardine wrote:so is there going to be a night rally/radio radio issue here?


At least it’s the same band playing the extra track and it feels thematically similar. Detectives on MAIT just sticks out like a sore thumb, great as it is.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 7502

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

I like it!! Very different to Look Now. Great guitar riff. Would have fitted in on When I Was Cruel. Not many songwriters producing stuff this good and vital at 65 years old!!
by Fishfinger king
Thu May 28, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 8)

Perspective is important. If you came upon MAIT late having heard other albums then it’ll appear pale and understated. However having bought it on the day of release it played non- stop in our student house. Yes TYM is better and the Attractions improve everything but this is where it all started. S...
by Fishfinger king
Mon May 25, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 6)
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 6)

Going to round 5 result now
Suggest delay 24 hours
by Fishfinger king
Sun May 24, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 5)
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 5)

This is just awful.
Sneaky Feelings, No Dancing and I’m not Angry would all be in my top six.
I’m not Angry is particularly great in the way he is so obviously very bloody angry. Like me now.
by Fishfinger king
Fri May 22, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 3)
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 3)

We wouldn’t dream of doing that :wink:

I love Sneaky Feelings. Boo.
by Fishfinger king
Wed May 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 1)

I thought it would be King of America as well!

PS Watching the Detectives is not an original My Aim Is True song - it has no place on this list - just a Johnny-come-lately US addition.
by Fishfinger king
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 9 - Sorry for the typo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 9 - Sorry for the typo!

Oh for f*ck’s sake you’ve got to be kidding.....
by Fishfinger king
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 32
Views: 6453

Re: How is everyone doing?

I sort of think all the recriminations should wait until this is over and there’s a degree of stability again. There’s an advantage to having a wartime spirit of all sticking together to see us through. For now. Let’s hope that after it’s all over, like for WW2, the leader gets ousted. The great Bri...
by Fishfinger king
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 5

Incredible
I stand accused is one of EC’s greatest ever covers.
You are all sick and wrong!
I’ve now voted for the same song five rounds running.
I didn’t want to give it away but how is “having a heart attack round your ankles” a good line or rhyme?
by Fishfinger king
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3
Replies: 11
Views: 3088

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 3

Like Fishfinger King will concur no doubt, I'm gutted by this, I really love this song all in 7ths like "You can't Do that" and about 5 years ago, every time I saw The Imposters backstage I always reminded them about this song and that it was in 7ths just to prompt them - but I think I ma...
by Fishfinger king
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 2

I understand what you say, guys, but 90% of Get Happy!! songs are insanely good (the other 10% being just VERY good). For me it was a choice between B&W World, Beaten to The Punch, Human Touch, and Love For Tender. Black & White World is a very good song, but I'm pretty sure it will go out ...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 14
Views: 3255

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 1

This is agony already!
Harder than Imperial Bedroom.
It might help to have sides 1 & 2 the right way round. :lol:

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