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by Fishfinger king
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 264
Views: 19497

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

As for Amazon: tax dodgers and minimum wage employers I prefer to avoid. Records are for buying in record shops, thank the Lord there are still some around. There are record shops that stock extensive new releases - if you live in major conurbations like Manchester or Cambridge. I'm sure Piccadilly...
by Fishfinger king
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

New album update: Photographs Can Lie echoes This House Is Empty Now - both melodically and lyrically.
"Recall my father" v "Filled with laughter".
Both Bacharach and Costello songs, of course - and both great songs.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 264
Views: 19497

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

My amazon pre-order (in the UK) won't reach me until next week Tuesday! That's poor ... They must be shipping it from one of their off-shore bases ... Same with me - I pre-ordered and it said Tuesday delivery, which I was very unhappy about. If you went on this morning and ordered it today, you cou...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: She
Replies: 39
Views: 9786

Re: She

I think it would be a lovely gesture and respectful to Charles's memory, for Elvis to retire this song from future concert performances........
by Fishfinger king
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's funniest line or song
Replies: 19
Views: 880

Re: Elvis's funniest line or song

The one that always cracks me up for some reason is "My Mood Swings".
Particularly the one word line "Marshmallow".
It's the way he says it for some reason. Maybe it's just me.
by Fishfinger king
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

I watched the One Show last night and was surprised at how good it was. Of course there was a dose of superficiality, but mercifully little and Elvis got more screen time than Mel next to him. Managed to speak about the new album quite a bit, good outline of Stripping Paper, decent clips and even di...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: Elvis on the One Show, BBC TV 1 tomorrow, 12 Sept. 2018

Hate the programme but suddenly tonight it's a must-watch!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3040

Re: Master tapes with Elvis Costello - 10th September 2018

Missed a trick not going on spec without a ticket - wish you hadn't told us verbal!! Especially as I'd have combined it with a trip to the 4th day of the Oval Test and seen Cookie's last century. Gutted to miss both in retrospect! PS Is John Wilson any relation to Bob Wilson? They look very similar....
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 264
Views: 19497

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

. The two tracks released so far make this LP sound like Imperial Bedroom come back to life. Happy days, colleagues. I agree - the most "British" he's sounded in ages and certainly back in Imperial Bedroom teritory, particularly in Under Lime - echoes of And In Every Home I think. Unwante...
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 4573

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

Terrible news. Let's all hope it's been fully dealt with. Rest, recuperation and hopefully full recovery.
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 4813

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed

By the way, great service from the Cliffs Pavilion re the postponement - prompt email yesterday and a phone call this morning to check that we had received it and weren't travelling. Top class venue.
by Fishfinger king
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018 - postponed
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Plymouth (England), June 28, 2018

Plymouth Pavilions website says this is postponed - no surprise I guess, after Southend.

Bugger.
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018 - postponed
Replies: 49
Views: 4813

Re: Elvis Costello and The Imposters Southend 27th June 2018

Top balcony wrote:Anyone suggest a venue for a pre-gig meet up?


Anywhere with beer and the World Cup on please.
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018

Surprisingly for a local paper, a very fair and accurate review!
by Fishfinger king
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 6347

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018

Happy to agree with the assessment of Nick Lowe and the headline artiste but I really have to be a dissenting voice about the Waterboys. I liked their organist and the violinist was fine but the songs were uniformly poor. Predictable music and absolutely dreadfully prosaic lyrics. Each to their own ...
by Fishfinger king
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 3002

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nottingham (England), June 15, 2018

We don't get "She" in the USA very often...in fact, I've never heard it live. Well lucky USA!!! Continuing to play it in every UK concert is a complete mystery to me when he has so many of his own ballads that would much improve the setlist. Could do without Adieu Paris as well - all in a...
by Fishfinger king
Fri May 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Big Tears and Tiny Steps are the two most obvious from his early repertoire - plus the above, of course.
by Fishfinger king
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 6347

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

Yes - also waiting till tomorrow for Southend.
Succumbed to row B tickets for Nottingham and Plymouth though!!!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 6347

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

Definitely Southend.
One of Nottingham or Plymouth (or maybe both!)
Can't see when tickets on sale?
by Fishfinger king
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne Live - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 6347

Re: Elvis and The Imposters, Nocturne - Oxfordshire (UK), June 16, 2018

This was a must for me with Nick Lowe on the bill. Hoping for a bit of Elvis sings Nick and Nick sings Elvis stuff. Got some fairly decent tickets late last night on a presale before it was officially meant to start. Agree generally against festival performances but as only 3 acts from 6pm the setli...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 30045

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist

Bunch of cloth-eared reprobates. They are pretty bad judges of films, even worse of songs.
Annette Bening should also have been nominated, although Frances McDormand should win.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis/The Imposters, Southend on Sea, 19 June 2013/ Grantham the day before
Replies: 65
Views: 13055

Re: Elvis/The Imposters, Southend on Sea, 19 June 2013/ Grantham the day before

verbal gymnastics wrote:I am so pleased to reread this thread. It's without doubt one of - if not the best Elvis gig and night I've ever had.

Yes it is good to read again. If not the best then certainly in the top three. Makes you itch to see a run of Imposters gigs in 2018!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 30045

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

Perhaps the version without the strings will be on the b-side of the 7" single :lol: You'd hope it might be The Last Days Of My Youth but more likely to be Pump It Up, as it's on the soundtrack, or not happen at all. Unless something changes, we are in the part where he only makes records when...
by Fishfinger king
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool", on Oscar longlist
Replies: 131
Views: 30045

Re: New Elvis song in "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

Just bought it on iTunes. Hope a 7" single will follow - you never know.
It's a decent enough big ballad; no God Give Me Strength but 500% better than She.

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