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by Fishfinger king
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Nick Lowe on World Cafe
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Nick Lowe on World Cafe

Excellent. Why isn’t Nick known throughout the country as a true National Treasure?
by Fishfinger king
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pump 'Em Up! Elvis Costello's Favourite Music
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Pump 'Em Up! Elvis Costello's Favourite Music

I’m a big fan of Nicole Atkins too. Saw her supporting Eels several years ago and followed her ever since. Excellent songwriter and singer. Amazing that someone so talented can be so relatively unknown - even to the cognoscenti like Elvis.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 123
Views: 15518

Re: Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

I don't think I could be more disappointed both over content and separately of price. If it had been £60 to £80 I may have been tempted in spite of the lack of any real rarities. £180 -£200? No. Who is this aimed at? Certainly not hard core fans from the looks of all our responses. People with more ...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Blood and Chocolate Survivor - Round 4
Replies: 15
Views: 6875

Re: Blood and Chocolate Survivor - Round 4

verbal gymnastics wrote:Ditto, although I’d put it in my top 1.


I agree Verbal.
There have been some shocking early exits in these polls but this one is the strangest in my book. Clearly some fans appreciate different things in EC’s music than I do!!
by Fishfinger king
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 12831

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

Neil. wrote:Blimey - son of 'A Town Called Big Nothing'!


Exactly my first thoughts Neil.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 99
Views: 40820

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

As a part time ebay seller (WITH ALL THE CRAP HERE I WILL ONE DAY BE FULL TIME!!) i must pitch the woes of Air Mail rates. Many sellers will not even sell worldwide. I do...but years ago, i could send a cd or a 45 ANYWHERE for $5 or 6. An lp would cost about $11 or so. And i am talking as recently ...
by Fishfinger king
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 99
Views: 40820

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

It's annoying that there isn't a European or UK store to order from. Being just US makes ordering the LP from there too expensive compared to Amazon etc. Would like to support EC's online store more but extra postage costs prohibit this, except for very light items.
by Fishfinger king
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 5
Views: 6101

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: 6885

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: 67
Views: 43690

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: 2711

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: 2146

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: 4025

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: 5856

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: 3536

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: 22462

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: 16297

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: 4736

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: 22462

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: 4699

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: 1441

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: 1299

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: 997

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 3)

We wouldn’t dream of doing that :wink:

I love Sneaky Feelings. Boo.

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