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by randrew
Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Elvis Costello Lyrics Test!
Replies: 65
Views: 7871

I'm glad most folks are enjoying this. I do wish I had a way to tell which questions people missed.
by randrew
Fri May 04, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Excellent Elvis solo on YouTube
Replies: 22
Views: 3261

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiOmhOumh-w

I love Fiona's vocals on "I Want You". As good as EC's, but in a different way.
by randrew
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Man out of Time v Riot Act (top 5's semi-final)
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Two great songs, but Riot Act works better for me.
by randrew
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Lipstick Vogue v Beyond Belief (Top 5's semi-final)
Replies: 2
Views: 719

I love Lipstick Vogue.

Absolutely love it. Great, incredible song. IMO, sums up EC's early career.

But Beyond Belief? It's Beyond Belief. Just an incredible song.
by randrew
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Favourite instrumental breaks/solos
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

I have to go with Bruce Thomas's solo from Lipstick Vogue, particularly the live versions when they would seque directly into Watching the Detectives.
by randrew
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank When I Was Cruel
Replies: 41
Views: 4283

Interesting. I think that's a weak record, myself...one of his worst. Hmm. I'd say it's far from one of his worst, but that's what makes horse races. I'd certainly rank it above Goodbye Cruel World and Mighty Like A Rose . Of course, one could make an argument that nearly all of his albums not feat...
by randrew
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank My Aim Is True
Replies: 27
Views: 3320

It should be easy enough for a moderator to join the threads together, or put them in a separate forum, or whatever. I've moderated and administrated phpBB2 boards before, and that's not too difficult a job.

(current music: Mi Gustas Tu - Manuchao)
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank My Aim Is True
Replies: 27
Views: 3320

BTW, these rankings are a lot of fun. Perhaps they should be stickied or given their own forum...
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Trust
Replies: 47
Views: 5724

This one is really difficult too. 2-8 are thoroughly interchangeable in my view, and the ones that end the list are better than most of what you hear on the radio these days. 1 White Knuckles 2 Watch Your Step 3 Clubland 4 Pretty Words 5 Big Sister's Clothes (despite the murky production) 6 Differen...
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Punch The Clock
Replies: 39
Views: 4734

I might also add that I like "Heathen Town" and "The Flirting Kind" more than most of the album! And let's not forget Shatterproof :wink: . Most definitely. Anyway: 1 Pills and Soap 2 Charm School 3 The Greatest Thing 4 The Invisible Man 5 Shipbuilding 6 Everyday I Write the Book 7 The World and Hi...
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Ten Bloody Liberties
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Looking back at this one, I think it's highly underrated. Songs 1-12 are interchangeable for me, as are 13-19. I think the only clunker is "Night Rally". 1 Hoover Factory 2 Just A Memory 3 Ghost Train 4 Crawling To the USA 5 Tiny Steps 6 My Funny Valentine 7 Wednesday Week 8 Radio Sweetheart 9 Chels...
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Get Happy!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3381

1 Love For Tender 2 King Horse 3 Opportunity 4 High Fidelity 5 New Amsterdam 6 I Stand Accused (love this one) 7 Temptation 8 The Impostor 9 5ive Gears In Reverse 10 Men Called Uncle 11 Secondary Modern 12 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down 13 Human Touch 14 Beaten To the Punch 15 B Movie 16 Possessi...
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Armed Forces
Replies: 32
Views: 4351

1 Two Little Hitlers 2 Party Girl 3 Green Shirt 4 Oliver's Army 5 Big Boys 6 Busy Bodies 7 Senior Service 8 Sunday's Best 9 Goon Squad 10 Chemistry Class 11 Accidents Will Happen 12 Mood For Moderns 13 (What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding This wasn't easy. All the songs are quite ...
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank This Years Model
Replies: 32
Views: 4010

1 Lipstick Vogue
2 The Beat
3 No Action
4 Chelsea
5 This Year's Girl
6 Living In Paradise
7 Pump It Up
8 Hand In Hand
9 You Belong To Me
10 Radio Radio
11 Lip Service
12 Little Triggers
13 Night Rally
by randrew
Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank My Aim Is True
Replies: 27
Views: 3320

1 Watching the Detectives
2 Sneaky Feelings
3 Blame It On Cain
4 No Dancing
5 Less Than Zero
6 Welcome To the Working Week
7 Pay It Back
8 Waiting For the End of the World
9 Mystery Dance
10 Alison
11 Red Shoes
12 Miracle Man
13 I'm Not Angry


(current music: Frank Sinatra - Cake)
by randrew
Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Billy Bragg meets Elvis Costello , early 1995
Replies: 16
Views: 4463

Coolness. I love interviews that aren't by the usual bastards.

I love even more the interviews where he specifically talks about his songs.
by randrew
Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Brutal Youth
Replies: 53
Views: 7408

Fishfinger king wrote:Sulky girl was the first single.


Was it? Oops. I thought it was "13 Steps Lead Down". My bad.

(current music: Jack of All Parades - Elvis Costello)
by randrew
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rank Brutal Youth
Replies: 53
Views: 7408

1. 20% Amnesia 2. Clown Strike 3. All The Rage 4. Kinder Murder 5. Sulky Girl 6. My Science Fiction Twin 7. Rocking Horse Road 8. Just about Glad 9. Pony Street 10. Still Too Soon To Know 11. This Is Hell 12. Pony Street 13. London's Brilliant Parade 14. You Tripped At Every Step 15. Favorite Hour 1...
by randrew
Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Quote EC lyrics by verse game
Replies: 32
Views: 4417

Will ruin any man who moved too soon

(current music: Rat Trap - Boomtown Rats)
by randrew
Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Quote EC lyrics by verse game
Replies: 32
Views: 4417

'Cause the wages of sin
are an expensive infection (MONEY!)


(current music: Get It Together - Beastie Boys w/ Q-Tip)
by randrew
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Goodbye Cruel World Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Personally I think there's a handful of good songs (my favorite being Deportees Club) but all in all it's definitely one of his weaker efforts. I would definitely prefer The Juliette Letters to this one.
by randrew
Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A Goodbye Cruel World Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

There are three or four good songs, but it's one of his weakest records.
by randrew
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Elvis Costello Lyrics Test!
Replies: 65
Views: 7871

Hello everyone.

I just wanted to thank all of you for taking the test, and I'm glad you're enjoying it.

I am concerned about the bad lyric from "Battered Old Bird". I'll fix that.

Also, sorry I can't report what you all missed. Wish I could.

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