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by sulky lad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Case for Song (1996)
Replies: 4
Views: 304

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: 23
Views: 2043

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: 23
Views: 2043

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: 23
Views: 2043

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: 199597

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: 4206

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: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set ' will not be available on the release date of March 1st, 2019'
Replies: 56
Views: 4735

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: 1265

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: 1265

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: 2635

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: 2635

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 !
by sulky lad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on youtube volume 42
Replies: 84
Views: 20395

Re: Elvis on youtube volume 42

I’m pretty sure Clubland was played at the 1984 The Tube recording as the credits rolled- I’ll check my complete DVD collection - (just starting on 1996 by the way) and see what I’ve got listed !
by sulky lad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Chewing gum delusion
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Chewing gum delusion

I can honestly say, Rope, that I adore every post you write ( whether I even understand them all or not) and treasure your thoughts and musings.....I'll have to read this several times to get it ( like listening to Elvis' music) but this is such a gorgeous, considered and profund piece that I just w...
by sulky lad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 2635

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

Great, Sheep, cos he obviously trusts you and acknowledges your inship over football, as demonstrated at the book reading last October.
He might find us a wee bit obsessive though - as witnessed by last year's Davidstow odyssey !
by sulky lad
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 2635

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

He lives in the Cotswolds, I think JF has his actual address! You can come and gloat over your win over us Gooners !
by sulky lad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Tiffany's Edinburgh 31 August 1977
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Tiffany's Edinburgh 31 August 1977

During the 40 years research I came across this, don't know if it's been posted here before :-
http://www.edinburghgigarchive.com/page23.htm
by sulky lad
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February
Replies: 36
Views: 2635

Re: London meet up - Saturday 2nd February

Sheep, any chance of inviting Bruce along ?
by sulky lad
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 60730

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

The Doc wrote
When that happens, we will celebrate with a preshow gathering.


:D :D :D
by sulky lad
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Face In The Crowd: new musical
Replies: 102
Views: 40161

Re: A Face In The Crowd: new musical

As an Evertonian, she doesn’t need acting lessons to show disappointment and emotional let downs :cry:
by sulky lad
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 60730

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Thanks, BA
One day I'll be in NY for a Costello show - that's a promise not an aspiration !!
by sulky lad
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April/May 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Elvis plays JF

I've just discovered the rider that The Imposters wrote for the performance at John's house : No talking about Brexit and the hard border No ironing No weeding No surprise visits from other male or female inhabitants of Dublin ! An organised "mystery trip" around Dublin, visiting old haunt...
by sulky lad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis plays New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April/May 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: Elvis plays JF

I'd have bought a ticket for a concert in John 's house and hoped for a recording but the audience chatter would be too noisy :roll: :wink:
by sulky lad
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set ' will not be available on the release date of March 1st, 2019'
Replies: 56
Views: 4735

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

Fishfinger King wrote Sulky, I've got both Painted From Memory and the 45X2 Get Happy!! LPs from Mobile Fidelity and enjoy them very much. Have all the old 70s and 80s albums on original vinyl - but opinion seems to vary as to whether the Mobile Fidelity remasters are any better than original UK vin...
by sulky lad
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 453
Views: 60730

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

He should have used a picture of a surly Elvis from 78 and a current one with a question mark after the Now ?
But there again, I'm a scientist so what do I know about art -" I don't know much about art but I know what I like" ( a la John Cleese as the pope in Monty Python) :wink:
by sulky lad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: LOOK NOW on 8 7" 45's box set ' will not be available on the release date of March 1st, 2019'
Replies: 56
Views: 4735

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

My only copy of Look Now is the 12 track vinyl which I then recorded onto an audio only CD-R and it sounds great on both formats - I have always come back to vinyl as my primary source (except for a certain number of live recordings - gulp) and the reissues on mobile fidelity have been mind-boggling...

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