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by John
Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Which Elvis Costello are you?
Replies: 46
Views: 15293

I'm the pope of pop Elvis. Everyday I Write The Book, horns, backing singers etc. etc.
by John
Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: songs that mention fruits or vegetables
Replies: 22
Views: 7612

Sweet Pear - EC :)
by John
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Leno Show 11/14/03
Replies: 44
Views: 11818

The Midsummer Nights Dream album already recorded is instrumental.
Loud or quiet I love listening to Elvis' lyrics.
by John
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Leno Show 11/14/03
Replies: 44
Views: 11818

What a dreadful program. Three unfunny comedians (if you include the presenter) and a basketball player. Had to endure 45 minutes of torture and adverts before Elvis came on. Wasn't he just too good for this program? Touring America from mid-February. Getting married in England between now and then ...
by John
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:40 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Any Elvis songs you don't like?
Replies: 30
Views: 10365

Any Elvis songs you don't like?

I'll begin with Luxembourg. :( For 22 years I could hardly make out any of it. Only recently printed the Trust lyrics off the internet. Could add Sour Milk-Cow Blues/The Great Unknown/The Deportees Club, consecutive tracks from side two of Goodbye Cruel World - not my favourite section of an Elvis LP.
by John
Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Where is everybody today???????
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

Still here

Still here migdd. Just remembered - I think Elvis is on tv at 10pm over here - on obscure satellite channel - Plaything's post on Leno show topic.
Have to go and have a look.
by John
Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Birmingham November 7 Setlist
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Thanks Martin - my education for today.
by John
Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Birmingham November 7 Setlist
Replies: 18
Views: 7456

Sulky boy

Good to see that Birmingham seems to have pulled Elvis out his sulk on us Brits. :)
I don't know the following songs. What can anyone tell me?
No Wonder
Dirty Rotten Shame

Either Side Of The Same Town sounds really good in concert and he seems to do it a lot. Elvis hasn't recorded it, has he?
by John
Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: The Annex
Topic: johnny feelgood, johnny righton
Replies: 16
Views: 5120

Johnny songs from Johnny

Goodbye Lucille No. 1 (Johnny Johnny) - Prefab Sprout
How Long Johnny? - Terry and Gerry
by John
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:12 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Hoover Factory
Replies: 5
Views: 3597

Hoover Factory

Does my memory fail me or can anyone else remember Elvis singing (or miming) this song on BBC Saturday morning children's program Swap Shop - I think when Clubland was being promoted.
by John
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Next Elvis album?
Replies: 39
Views: 13714

Elvis' next album

Sour Milk Cow wrote:- an album where the band plays the songs, EC multi-tracks his vocal harmonies, and they sing 10 or 15 new songs. Pop songs, folk songs, country songs, blues songs, soul songs, whatever. This sounds perfect. Something poppy and immediate. An album you love on first play and not t...
by John
Tue Oct 21, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: ABC, Brisbane Radio interview.
Replies: 26
Views: 9561

I feel very sad after listening to that interview. At the end of the Manchester concert he said something like "hope to see you all again soon". Looks like he's changed his mind. Like some of the previous comments, how can he mix up the British press with his British fans? There were lots of very ha...
by John
Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on compilations
Replies: 64
Views: 38562

I hope he "rakes it in" whatever way he can.
Sales from his latest long player are not going to make him a rich man.
I wonder if he makes much from concerts as he probably does more of these than most?
by John
Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:25 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is Imperial Bedroom the greatest EC Masterpiece ??
Replies: 61
Views: 18949

Significance of Brutal Youth cover

Maybe KoS.
Though I am sure Elvis has never been racist and one drunken incident seems to be referred back to an awful lot (it was recalled in several of the North reviews). It all happened just before I got into Elvis so I don't remember the coverage at the time.
by John
Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is Imperial Bedroom the greatest EC Masterpiece ??
Replies: 61
Views: 18949

Post 89 Albums

Elvis' post '89 albums are overall not as good as Spike and prior, I feel.
My order would be:-
1. Brutal Youth
2. When I Was Cruel
3. All This Useless Beauty
4. North
5. Mighty Like A Rose
6. The Juliet Letters
7. Painted From Memory
(then a gap to)

8. Kojak Variety
9. Cruel Smile
by John
Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Is Imperial Bedroom the greatest EC Masterpiece ??
Replies: 61
Views: 18949

No. It is certainly a masterpiece. I remember being disappointed when I bought it on initial release but it grows and grows on you over time. I love it now and never skip a track, my favourite tracks being the last two, You Little Fool and Town Cryer. Personally I prefer Punch The Clock, King Of Ame...
by John
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: HOW WAS YOUR FIRST TIME?
Replies: 38
Views: 11563

Was a 15 year old with a £5 record voucher from Christmas 1979 burning a whole in my pocket. Knew Oliver's Army and catchy new single out (I Can't Stand Up). Took a chance and invested in Get Happy. I didn't think that 23 years later I would still be buying his records. ps Get Happy will always star...
by John
Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A stupid plaything... (just for fun)
Replies: 18
Views: 7180

SPIKE today, could be different tomorrow.
by John
Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: North in the Top Ten!
Replies: 6
Views: 3823

Don't know what type of chart that is. In the Holland "pop" charts North is at no 57 (see http://www.planet.nl/planet/show/id=82349/sc=d09793). Has been on the Dutch chart for 3 weeks. Holland and Belgium seem to have the highest chart position for North at the moment. That will all change when Stil...
by John
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Take one minute... Pick one song.
Replies: 64
Views: 21080

Secondary Modern :D
by John
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Manchester concert
Replies: 44
Views: 16434

Thanks Emotional and Plaything for correcting me on Indoor Fireworks. He definitely didn't do it. I had put a cd together of all non-North tracks he has been doing in concert recently and must have brainwashed myself with it. The highlight of the concert for me was Sleep Of The Just. Favourite North...
by John
Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis on Frank Skinner Sunday 12th
Replies: 32
Views: 11153

Must have been on earlier in Scotland. Elvis claimed to have 5 albums in mind when asked what he may do next. They showed some amusing clips:- 1. singing Peace In Our Time on breakfast television. 2. singing PL&U (I think) on TFI Friday. 3. very strange looking Elvis with horrendous beard, don't kno...
by John
Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Manchester concert
Replies: 44
Views: 16434

Manchester

33 songs definitely correct, 34 if you count DDTM and YRGAHOM separately.
YRGAHOM was the Beatle's song. :D
by John
Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Manchester concert
Replies: 44
Views: 16434

The show was about 2hrs 15mins Elvis invited different sections of the audience to join in during the last song CCIUN4. After one particularly weak response he commented "must be City fans!" Also join in bits during God's Comic and the Beatle's song. Not sure he has to bother with so many false endi...
by John
Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Manchester concert
Replies: 44
Views: 16434

Manchester concert

Concert fantastic. Three songs missing from above set list. Elvis also did Indoor Fireworks, Man Out Of Time and You Turned To Me. :D

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