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by sulky lad
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4699

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

One of the problems for UK fans is that the postage plus customs taxes invariable double the cost of importing any vinyl ( in particular) from the U.S. Case in point has been the cost of the Look Now coloured vinyl editions -and I got ripped off by purchasing the "deluxe" coloured vinyl on...
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 years ago today, April 1, 1979 my story
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: 40 years ago today, April 1, 1979 my story

Great story, BA,. Back in 1979, there was a rush on the freebie Wednesday Week/ Talking In the Dark single in London and I couldn't afford the going rate on my £220 a term student loan so I came home in the summer, went to a record fair in the Guildhall in Plymouth and picked it up for about 50p ( a...
by sulky lad
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1476
Views: 515326

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

That's the best picture of Elvis since the cover of Trust - I love it !
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis opening for Neil Young, Vancouver, May 14 & 15, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Elvis opening for Neil Young, Vancouver, May 14 & 15, 2019

VG wrote [quote][It’s a little holiday in Liverpool seeing his mum./quote]
But NOT visiting Colin TB apparently :shock:
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April/May 2019 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Elvis plays New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April/May 2019 ?

BA wrote
Widespread replaces Stones? what the....

You made me laugh outloud, BA, I'm going to form a band immediately and call ourselves Widespread Panic :roll:
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .
Replies: 1476
Views: 515326

Re: Relatively Insignificant EC Stuff. . .

Nice freeze frame of Bruce in the TYM experience picture !! - back in the day when they all got on famously !
And Elvis is over here !! How about a couple of unannounced surprise gigs Elvis, I promise I'll drag VG along with me !! :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2762

Re: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019

BA wrote
SO, YOU ARE SAYING THE PRETENDERS WOULD BETTER SUIT? OKAY, I'LL PUT IN MY REQUEST FOR THE 2020 SUMMER TOUR PACKAGING. :D


OK folks, you heard it here first :wink: the apostle has spoken !
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2762

Re: "Watch This Space..."

thepopeofpop wrote:

I guess now we'll know what Harry is worth!


Go in the naughty corner and stay there til you're truly sorry ! :roll:

I'm only jealous I didn't think of that line !
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC/Imposters and Blondie co-headline 13-date US tour, July-August 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2762

Re: "Watch This Space..."

B******s If it is a double header, then it's bound to be in the States rather than over here "where it all started "! It's so sad that we get a paltry handful of gigs on alternate years now - and I'm guessing it's because "the people" don't want to see him and venues are reluctan...
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 years ago today, April 1, 1979 my story
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: 40 years ago today, April 1, 1979 my story

What a succession of acts to see, BA !!
now, be honest, which act stirred you up the most ? :wink:
I saw them at the Hope And Anchor in 1978 but left early - not sure if I had to catch a bus or whether I was disappointed - it certainly didn't stay long in my memory.
by sulky lad
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 years ago today, April 1, 1979 my story
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: 40 years ago today, April 1, 1979 my story

Brilliant story, BA, how great to be there on this most famous of nights - at least your camera wasn't smashed on the spot and your fingers crushed - all sorts of stories abound about the press gang tactics towards the end of the Armed Funk tour. Classic story of that mad period in Elvis' career. If...
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Case for Song (1996)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: A Case for Song (1996)

I need to make clear it wasn't the Rock Of Ages of London (who sell legit albums and singles and music papers), just a website that offered live recordings at around $15.99 - they appear to have vanished following a brief search now !
by sulky lad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Case for Song (1996)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: A Case for Song (1996)

BA wrote [quote "scumbags who SELL it are indeed ROBBING the artist!! as opposed to my age old premise that free sharers HELP INCREASE the fan base AND artist revenue by inspiring collector fanaticism and intensified live show attendance.£][/quote] At least we know we've done our fair share to ...
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4699

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

Are all those rectangles meant to represent tower blocks in The Big A ? If so it’s much more intelligent than I was in 1980 or indeed now :roll:
by sulky lad
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4699

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

VG wrote
But I never have any intention of ever buying anything unless it’s something that I think would be of interest to someone else.

and I'm always really grateful! :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)
Replies: 52
Views: 4699

Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Purse EP (Record Store Day)

I think Big Hearted Arthur died around the same time as Marty Feldman and the number one at the time was said to be .....


wait for it .............






wide - eyes and legless



I thank you once again !
by sulky lad
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 697
Views: 207282

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

Came back from the undertaker's yesterday into a little cafe with my brother for a full English, both feeling a bit down by the turn of events and Oliver's Army was on the cafe playlist. Seemed like someone wanted to cheer me up by using heavenly influence :wink:
by sulky lad
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Just for the fun of it
Replies: 34
Views: 5368

Re: Just for the fun of it

Top Balcony wrote
Pardon Me, Madam, My Name is Harry Worth

Definitely the best one so far , I cried with laughter !! :D :lol: :lol:
by sulky lad
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7” Look Now vinyl box set will now be out MAY 8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 7358

Re: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set coming 2/22

Looking at tours and releases , I think it’s safe to assume we aren’t the primary target audience in Elvis’ view of the world of merchandising and promotion anymore- all this and no surprises !
by sulky lad
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spike: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2133

Re: Spike: 30 years ago

VG wrote :
You’re already the brother I never wanted :lol: :lol: :lol:]


One in every family ! :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Spike: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 2133

Re: Spike: 30 years ago

VG wrote
Spike is not one of my favourite albums and Mark Perry says everything I’d want to say except in a much better way.

Elvis had been given a big budget so he put it to use.

It’s not an album I visit often.[/quote]
My thoughts exactly, we could be telepathic twins !
by sulky lad
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 4107

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

Thousands of us made the trek to the Shades, only marred by Goon Squads absence. Good to see Spirit Of Curiosity and Cocktail Muderess this far south and devastating the lives and pockets of the merchants of London :roll: Looking forward to the opening night of a Visage In The Masses with songs such...
by sulky lad
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 4107

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

Whinging yanks, we’ve had nearly 3 inches of snow here and nearly minus 4 overnight , so of course the whole county has ground to a halt . :shock: Hoping trains will be running ok by tomorrow !

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