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by sulky lad
Sat May 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 10)
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 10)

Miclewis wrote:As iconic as Alison is, I’m rooting for Red Shoes.


Both wrong, bound to be Waiting For The End Of The World - oh no, that's just a Covid prediction :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu May 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 14
Views: 288

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. ...
by sulky lad
Wed May 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 8)

I'm afraid I'm with Neil on this one, my second Elvis purchase after "This Year's Model" and it felt so tame after the 1978 musical pyrotechnics. I'm also convinced that an early purchase of a bootleg El Mocambo also coloured my opinion of MAIT because every song from that album was blown ...
by sulky lad
Sun May 24, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 5)
Replies: 2
Views: 175

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. I love "I'm Not Angry" too - the way he played it at then end of "The Last Foxtrot" was...
by sulky lad
Fri May 22, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

The KBFH tape runs as per the wiki setlist except that I Can't Stand Up, The Beat and He'll Have To Go were never broadcast and are apparently unavailable anywhere. the BBC broadcast included Chelsea, Mystery Dance and PLU in their version but no-one seems to have the original recording except for t...
by sulky lad
Thu May 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 2)

oh, so, detectives is just an add, not a substitute, yes? unlike n.a. model with radioradio instead of...nightrally? I think the original U.K release did so well as an import that when Elvis was signed by Columbia after the arrest in Park lane, London, Columbia issued their version with the (by the...
by sulky lad
Thu May 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Happy Ascension Day
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Happy Ascension Day

Today (Thursday, May 21) is Ascension Day (40 days after Easter) on the Catholic calendar. "40 days passed by . . . but we'll all be together, come Ascension Day." Leave it to former Altar Boy Elvis to dip back into his upbringing to mine it as an allegory for a personalized hymn about po...
by sulky lad
Thu May 21, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 2)

jardine wrote:don't ask me. i still thing that it's only love and i've just seen a face should be on rubber soul

:D :D :D :D
Don't tell me you've got the butcher's apron sleeve as well? :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu May 21, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: My Aim Is True Survivor (Round 2)

Are we agreed that Detectives should be included in this? It certainly alters the feeling of the album compared to the “original” Stiff issue in August 1977 !
by sulky lad
Wed May 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on We Are One Public - virtual performance event, June 1, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Elvis on We Are One Public - virtual performance event, June 1, 2020

Interesting to see that Elvis’ name now comes first in the list of contributing artists. Amazing what a Grammy will do for you - and I’m not complaining about him being respected as is his due !
by sulky lad
Fri May 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

Just to say the 40 year retrospective ground to a sorry halt last night when the combined recording of the KBFH and BBC broadcasts were ( rightly so, I guess) banned from being torrented. Seems a real shame this couldn't have been released as a complete concert a la Holywood High reissue in Elvis' ...
by sulky lad
Fri May 15, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: Elvis & Attractions, Hope and Anchor 1980

Just to say the 40 year retrospective ground to a sorry halt last night when the combined recording of the KBFH and BBC broadcasts were ( rightly so, I guess) banned from being torrented. Seems a real shame this couldn't have been released as a complete concert a la Holywood High reissue in Elvis' r...
by sulky lad
Sun May 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Results
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Results

I played the album yesterday. I think side A should be the current B - i.e. I think 'I Cant Stand Up For Falling Down' should open the album. Why? Because in the current configuration, when you play on CD or Spotify, High Fidelity (end of side 1) runs straight into 'I Can't Stand Up' (start of side...
by sulky lad
Sat May 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Let's all buy a DAILY IMPROVISATION poster for our FREE music; NOW and I mean TODAY!
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Let's all buy a DAILY IMPROVISATION poster for our FREE music NOW!! I mean TODAY!

Did mine in the wee hours when mental health can be at its lowest - I've always found it a good and dangerous time for thinking so this tiny gesture from me is for all the folk for whom the darkness only brings fear and despair and to thank the truly talented people like Steve and Elvis for giving o...
by sulky lad
Fri May 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Results
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Results

Thanks, Kosi! I'm so pleased, because it's my favourite song on the album. It's such a brilliant song and arrangement - the places it goes. We are 'somewhere back in some secluded spot' cos Steve's organ part takes us there, accompanied by beautiful bass. And that guitar twang after the hilarious l...
by sulky lad
Wed May 06, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 15 - Final Round
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 15 - Final Round

Harry Worth wrote:Like every round a tortuous choice for the final.
Really enjoyed this kosi, thanks for running it.


Likewise -many thanks.
I was too tied up with another EC project ( :wink: ) but I couldn't let this particular 40 year anniversary pass by without putting in my two penn'orth!
by sulky lad
Mon May 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE

Ahhhh..... thanks sulky! AWESOME 5 PACK....i, like you, saw the first 3. But, never saw that medley!! Was that duo 5/Tender played like that??? Cool.... 8) 8) 8) Sorry BA, that was just me foxing around pretending so I could squeeze five into four . Love For Tender is an amazing way to start an alb...
by sulky lad
Mon May 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE

i can't even pick only four... i can't even pick only four... Me neither - it’s like picking your favourite VG one liner :shock: I'll accept these replies ONLY if you have not been participating in this elimination thing. Me too found it very hard to narrow to 4 songs...especially as BEATEN TO THE ...
by sulky lad
Mon May 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 14
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 14

Once again , proof of how "out" democracy can be ! :evil: :shock: How can anyone believe King Horse is a better song than Riot Act - priceless for Bruce's amazing bass fade out and "don't put your heart out on your sleeve, when you remarks are off the cuff" and the desperate way ...
by sulky lad
Mon May 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: GET HAPPY!! 4 surviving songs SHOULD BE

jardine wrote:i can't even pick only four...

Me neither - it’s like picking your favourite VG one liner :shock:
by sulky lad
Sat May 02, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation
Replies: 137
Views: 18304

Re: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation

docinwestchester wrote:
sweetest punch wrote:Tomorrow a special with EC with songs about numbers.


Can we start a GoFundMe page to buy EC a good microphone and camera?


Well if anyone should now about these things ....................................!!! :shock:
by sulky lad
Fri May 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis when you least expect it
Replies: 720
Views: 299008

Re: Elvis when you least expect it

I was just preparing the evening meal and topped and tailed some carrots when Mrs. Sulky came in and picked up the ends and sang "Thank you for the carrots, I threw them at the chicken " - she'd taken them for our rescue bantam and spontaneously come out with a line from The Juliet Letters...
by sulky lad
Fri May 01, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 10

Sorry Neil, isn't it about Elvis seeing Bruce get out of a a limo in Nashville - it's definitely musically the half blood prince of "Time Is Tight" by Booker T though. Anyway out you go "Temptation" - I'm always saying that to Mrs. Sulky :roll: :wink:
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 10

I've been gunning for 'Temptation' for what seems like weeks! And I don't even dislike it. Once again "ditto" I wonder if it has survived because of the Springsteen connection - it seems too much like pastiche ( like "Human Touch" for my liking and is way inferior to songs like ...
by sulky lad
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Get Happy!! Survivor - Round 9 - Sorry for the typo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

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

Fishfinger king wrote:Oh for f*ck’s sake you’ve got to be kidding.....




Ditto !!

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