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by WindUpWorld
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Photos from Barbarellas, Birmingham, April 1978
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Photos from Barbarellas, Birmingham, April 1978

Henry Race has posted some superb unseen photos of this gig with Nick Lowe on bass after Bruce’s mishaps. I’m not sure how / if one should grab and post them - and I’ve got to set off for work (the computer on the other side of the room) so here’s a link to his FB post if I can get it working [url]b...
by WindUpWorld
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Results
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Trust Survivor - Results

Thanks for posting Neil - I honestly never realised the depth and quality of Matt and Luke’s lyrical imagery. Surely EC must have tipped the hat to them in an old interview as worthy successors in the UK charts? :D Sulky my street cred in East London, already on the floor, is really suffering now......
by WindUpWorld
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Results
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Trust Survivor - Results

The pigeons have all scattered, it’s like Trafalgar Square under lockdown here Verbal.
by WindUpWorld
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Results
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Trust Survivor - Results

Thanks Kosi for organising another fun game of survivor. I’m pleased NLS won, it’s a terrific song and, as EC has long claimed, a high point for The Attractions. I’m only slightly ashamed to say that my intro to the song was via the Girls Girls Girls compilation which, after my first EC purchase (KO...
by WindUpWorld
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOVE THAT BURNS (Peter Green) live EC and IMPOSTERS 7/15/2004
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: LOVE THAT BURNS EC and IMPOSTERS 7/15/2004

That’s very cool Bronx - and man there is some atmosphere going on in that recording.
by WindUpWorld
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pixies’ Black Francis names his 18 favourite albums of all time
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Pixies’ Black Francis names his 18 favourite albums of all time

He certainly is - and a huge fan of Elvis endorsed Mose Allison too.
by WindUpWorld
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Results
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Results

Accidents deserved clear winner - it is an unimpeachable and timeless song in a way Oliver’s Army isn’t quite, admittedly by a hair’s breadth. Thanks so much for organising Survivor, looking forward to the next when it comes.
by WindUpWorld
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 6692

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

Found one ref but there is a more specific that cites Weller somewhere. Warning: he was in one of his moods again, bless... Elvis Costello never to play 'England' again NME 8 Nov 2007 “I don’t care if I ever play in England again,” he declared, sighting his appearance at Glastonbury in 2005 as the r...
by WindUpWorld
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 6692

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

Like some here I too remain a bit unconvinced, as yet, about this number. It does remind of the Idiophone and early WIWC work, nothing bad about that but am still on the fence that this one adds a great deal...however always great to hear Elvis firing - as well as see more of his painting. I wonder ...
by WindUpWorld
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 6692

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

Didn’t Weller ruin Elvis’s Glastonbury one time?
by WindUpWorld
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis is King . . . of collaborations!
Replies: 195
Views: 63554

Re: Elvis is King . . . of collaborations!

Kudos to the compilers and the great nuggets contained therein...but I have to say this list actually does my head in. Not many things do, except perhaps de-nitting my very long haired pair of teens, which I did earlier tonight. Oh and also the ever more frequent bouts of ‘populist leader derangemen...
by WindUpWorld
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Mandel RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Johnny Mandel RIP

Mandel was great - and obviously another one of Diana's many old timer admirers
by WindUpWorld
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC on Ringo's Big Birthday Show, July 7, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

Re: EC on Ringo's Big Birthday Show, July 7, 2020

Brilliant, so glad EC is involved in this. Ringo is about to be 80 - I mean what, how did that happen?! For just a small part of his influence listen to Pete's drum roll in the middle of Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head.
by WindUpWorld
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 1

I beg to differ, as one who f's up a lot of time
by WindUpWorld
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello Survivor - Which album do you want to do next.
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: Elvis Costello Survivor - Which album do you want to do next.

I got a click bait entitled ‘Bear Grylls shocks the UK’ but I’m in the UK, although frankly not shocked, so maybe it’s a regional thing, albeit a very distasteful one. Not Kosi’s fault I’m sure.
by WindUpWorld
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis self-harmony: best example
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Elvis self-harmony: best example

Got to admit Neil that somehow the single version of Blue Chair got to me before the LP version and remains my preference for the song. Sure it had the kitchen sink thrown in to the production but at least it birthed the whole of Kojak Variety!
by WindUpWorld
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis self-harmony: best example
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Elvis self-harmony: best example

Blue Chair (single version) has a fine chorus of little Elvises as does You Tripped At Every Step.
by WindUpWorld
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 1)
Replies: 11
Views: 2362

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

I voted off a seemingly extra track because, well, nobody has been able to prove to me that they listen to Yesterday and Today rather than Revolver :D
by WindUpWorld
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 10792

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

That is a timely and devastating song. ‘Not exactly chill out music is it!’ my partner commented this morning. I was thinking the same as others here about its cousins - 20% Amnesia, Walk Us Uptown and a shade of Idiophone too. It adds to the list of EC garden shed knock ups that goes all the way ba...
by WindUpWorld
Sun May 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Little Richard RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Little Richard RIP

My oldest son was subjected to quite a number of EC shows growing up, a case in point being that he fell asleep at Meltdown in the second row (goodness knows how I lucked out and got those seats) the night Deep Dead Blue was recorded. The excitement of C&N plus the Fairfield Four had been quite ...
by WindUpWorld
Sun May 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happier Musical Hour Live Stream concert, April 29, 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Happier Musical Hour Live Stream concert, April 29, 2020

Great stream and lovely to see Rusty reunited at last. Allan seems a very fine and talented chap - and going back even further than Nick Lowe does in EC’s life there’s no airs and graces present. One lockdown bonus - and it’s not a small one to a fan like me - is to have Elvis around so much at the ...
by WindUpWorld
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis posts about John Prine
Replies: 0
Views: 2888

Elvis posts about John Prine

Elvis has posted a touching long piece about John Prine that takes us all the way back to Wave A White Flag.

https://www.facebook.com/ElvisCostello/posts/10157976075671702
by WindUpWorld
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 15645

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

There was an interview in Q, I think around the release of MLAR, that began 'The hind leg replacement department of the local donkey hospital has been put on standby...'!

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