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by cwr
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!
Replies: 35
Views: 5018

Re: Farewell, OK 2020: new song!

It's not unlike the days when one might hear a song pop up on the radio before an album is released-- you might catch all of it or some of it, you might even be quick enough to hit record, but if not, you gotta wait till the record is released! (This was my pre-release experience of Brutal Youth in ...
by cwr
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Just confirming that my 7" has Busy Bodies (alternate version) in its proper place!
by cwr
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Almost Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 7406

Re: Almost Blue

AND in addition to the song reference, "The Other Side Of Summer" has the lyric at the end about "the mightiest rose."

EC avoided having overt title tracks until ATUB and then he got on a kick of having them more often than not! PFM, FTS, TDM, TRIR, NR, WUG, HC
by cwr
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

The box is gorgeous. The expanded liner notes are great. It feels like they are in dialogue with both his previous liner notes and Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, which he references a few times within. It feels like a real celebration of the record. I hope there is enough demand for a Get ...
by cwr
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Mine still says the post office has printed the label but is waiting for the package... I wonder whether my Armed Forces set will get here before or after my Hey Clockface vinyl...
by cwr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?
Replies: 28
Views: 26740

Re: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?

Is my wishful thinking getting out of hand, or has EC dropped several hints that he and the Imposters have been recording remotely? From Variety : "Although he skipped over recording with his band the Imposters on 'Hey Clockface,' he emphasizes his love for that unit as 'a functioning group in...
by cwr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 91549

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

Too much time on my hands? I put all those lyrics together into one continuous supersong. It's kind of a fun listen: DktG60AH3IY This is a fun listen. Its rhythm sort of takes me back to when there were TV commercials for music compilations on TV and you would hear small snippets as the titles scro...
by cwr
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?
Replies: 28
Views: 26740

Re: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?

Oooh... I would be very excited to hear what EC & The Imposters would come up with in the current unusual circumstances. I was thinking we would have to wait until they could get back into a room together but the idea that 2021 could bring us a new Imposters LP makes me hopeful!
by cwr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 141186

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

I love it. I was expecting it to be kind of a hot mess COVID album-- and undoubtedly it is a different LP than we might've gotten if the pandemic hadn't happened and EC had gone into Abbey Road with The Imposters as planned-- but it holds together nicely. It is adventurous and experimental but the a...
by cwr
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

For me, it may be that 'the times' make it hard for me to take any more "aggressive provocation." And, I think, those comics are not aggressively provocative. They are very limp and make the aggressive provocations of Armed Forces seem, well, limper. I dare say that I wish he or his desig...
by cwr
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

Again, I get not liking them but I also find Armed Forces to be the one point in EC's discography where he is pushing at the ugliness of culture and history in ways that are aggressively provocative. Songs like "Chemistry Class" are making sex jokes mere seconds before referencing Hitler's...
by cwr
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

First it is e.c. driving them over a cliff. And so, sexist parodies, parodies of masculinities,..ha ha, i get it. Armed! Forced!!! Trying!!! Hard!!!! Big Boys!!!!!! Breasts!!!!! Weapons!!!!! Cooooool. Insert Puke Emojii here. I perhaps-wrongly thought that armed forces was a parody, a punch AGAINST...
by cwr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

There are tours I'd rather see releases from first, like some 1986 shows, but I'd love to get a Rude 5 live release. I kind of doubt it will happen, though, unless they start releasing a TON of stuff from the vaults. I love their MTV Unplugged set and any of the clips from 1991 I've seen on YouTube ...
by cwr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums
Replies: 41
Views: 24643

Re: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums

Armed Forces and IbMePdErRoIoAmL both knocked out of the Top 500!

I wonder if the upcoming box set had come out a year or two ago, if it could've saved Armed Forces from being demoted to (presumably) the RS Top 1000...
by cwr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 117310

Re: Armed Forces Redux - 6 record set

The last time Armed Forces was reissued as any kind of extras was in 2002, so the idea that this is a "shakedown" is very funny. I guess from a practical standpoint, it remains to be seen where on the price spectrum this lands-- closer to the Rhino editions' notion that you are essentially...
by cwr
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise
Replies: 176
Views: 91549

Re: 50 Songs For 50 Days - Elvis Costello's October Surprise

I was at the first concert where he performed "Far From The Prize" and after it was over I couldn't get anyone else to confirm that it had really happened. It was my 2nd EC show (1st was Tinley Park near Chicago in 1994) and I went to see where people were lining up to get autographs after...
by cwr
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Radiohead Public Library
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

Radiohead Public Library

Is there any world in which EC would attempt something like what Radiohead has done with their new "Radiohead Public Library"? I feel like there is so much stuff in the vaults that could never see the light of day is the post-CD era-- imagine the hypothetical "bonus discs" for ev...
by cwr
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How Many Songs Has EC Written?
Replies: 12
Views: 8608

Re: How Many Songs Has EC Written?

We passed the 600 mark, though! That's worth celebrating!

I wonder how long it will take to get to 700?
by cwr
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How Many Songs Has EC Written?
Replies: 12
Views: 8608

Re: How Many Songs Has EC Written?

What is the total up to, as of 2019?
by cwr
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 18594

Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

I always felt like "Impatience" sounded like a lost track from a totally different album than North! For one thing, it features The Imposters + Marc Ribot, when only Steve is on the rest of North. Did they record any other songs? (How I wish we could have Rhino-style reissues of the albums...
by cwr
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...
Replies: 37
Views: 18594

Re: Help us help Elvis on his forthcoming Fall tour...

If I had to pick ONE obscurity for Elvis to play, I'm gonna push past my usual wish (my favorite song, "My Dark Life") to a great track he has NEVER played live before: "IMPATIENCE" A "North" bonus track! A fun one! He liked it enough to include it on his "best of ...
by cwr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe
Replies: 13
Views: 10869

Re: “Cruel To Be Kind”: book about Nick Lowe

Offshoreram wrote:He did say he had no definite plans to work with Elvis again but they are in touch regularly and always say they should do something together


It would be so great if Elvis & Nick made a quick record together and maybe did a tour.
by cwr
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis & The Imposters play BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, July 27, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 11507

Re: Elvis & The Imposters play BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, July 27, 2019

WOW!! I was at the Forest Hills show and was just telling someone how I have the curse of Costello in the sense that he almost always plays something unexpected either at the show before or after the concert I am at, and this fits the pattern! (Anytime he has done 2 nights in NYC and I can only do o...
by cwr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 141035

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

But doing both? What's going on there? I think you have set this up as an either/or thing, but that's just the way you see it. He seems to see it differently, that's all. Not unlike someone saying, "how come these songs on Armed Forces sound bright & poppy like ABBA but the lyrics are dark...
by cwr
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello OBE
Replies: 95
Views: 141035

Re: Elvis Costello OBE

I'm fine with this. Elvis performed for Prince Charles back in 1995 and gave similar reasons for it-- McCartney asked him to, and it was to benefit a music school. Now it's 2019 and it's his mum and because it's an award for his "services to music." I think this is them endorsing him and h...

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