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by sulky lad
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

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

I think we’ll need a back to basics, crank it up album like Blood & Chocolate. Preferably recorded in ten days with Nick Lowe producing. I was right!!!! Great prediction - though I doubt it'll sound much like B&C if the new song is anything to go by ! I still claim the eminence as premier p...
by sulky lad
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 9748

Re: Elvis in Suomenlinnan Studio, Finland, February 2020

Neil. wrote:Hey Clockface - new song!!! Lovely melodic ditty in the 'Slow Drag w Josephine' mould - very 1930s!

Yeah, spot on Neil, I thought it had a vaudeville feel - pretty exciting - much more for me than a Spanish spoken-sung TYM! :shock: :wink:
by sulky lad
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation
Replies: 142
Views: 19909

Re: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation

I think the photo of Steve and Elvis is from the same launderette I used in Sheffield on my UK tour :wink: :lol:
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation
Replies: 142
Views: 19909

Re: Steve Nieve - The Daily Improvisation

Thanks, SP, trusting you and yours are safe and well and many thoughts to all those in NY with horrific stories about death rates - be safe please !
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!
Replies: 73
Views: 31085

Re: New release based on one of Elvis Costello and the Attractions most celebrated albums!!

From a post on the Steve Hoffmann forum: Yep. What I’ve heard of it sounds great too (ssh). The band is also nearly finished with a new album, but the virus will have slowed things down on that end. The band is also nearly finished with a new album. Is this referring to Elvis and the Imposters? How...
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 7)
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 7)

Neil. wrote:I think we've all known which way this is going from the start and I do not want to have to make Sophie's Choice at the end :(

So how many "secret " children do you have , Neil ?
Personally I'd sell the lot of mine for decent set of EC tickets :wink:
by sulky lad
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983
Replies: 18
Views: 21677

Re: Elvis Costello - Radio Sessions 1977 - 1983

Hi, The wiki lists the first song as Lip Service, not Lipstick Vogue but whichever was recorded, it seems to be a different opener to the Kid Jensen session. My hunch is just that they recorded all those sings at the John Peel session and the BBC chose which songs they would have preferred to broadc...
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

What Next For Elvis after A Face In The Crowd ?

I've just been playing my blue vinyl "My Flame Burns Blue" and I'd kill to hear him do "big band " songs like "That's How You got Killed Before" in a similar idiom or some of the songs performed with The Confederates in 1987 including "Eisenhower Blues" - that...
by sulky lad
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: Imperial Bedroom Survivor (Round 4)

Contains one of the best middle eights by Elvis ever - lines that consoled me during my marriage break-up ( whilst "The long arm of the law ....etc" gave me all the excuses I needed to misbehave in 1981 !! :wink: ) Tears Before Bedtime seems like an "unacknowledged" classic in my...
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?
Replies: 20
Views: 2712

Re: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?

Top balcony wrote:More like - High Fidelity, which kicks off :

Some things you'll never get used to...



:lol: :lol: :lol:
by sulky lad
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?
Replies: 20
Views: 2712

Re: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?

There are a couple which I was unable to destroy before other members of my so called beloved family retrieved from my Dad's house last year - blackmail or what?
One day you'll have to face the Deep Dark Truthful Mirror :roll:
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?
Replies: 20
Views: 2712

Re: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?

We've had this before, but it's always fund to remind ourselves King of America (original, non-colourised version) - the unreadable expression is priceless and somehow hilarious, yet timeless This Year's Model - classic new wave image, much imitated Trust - again, the slightly unreadable expression...
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?
Replies: 20
Views: 2712

Re: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?

We've had this before, but it's always fund to remind ourselves King of America (original, non-colourised version) - the unreadable expression is priceless and somehow hilarious, yet timeless This Year's Model - classic new wave image, much imitated Trust - again, the slightly unreadable expression...
by sulky lad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?
Replies: 20
Views: 2712

Re: Top 3 Elvis Costello Album Covers?

Trust
This Year's Model
Painted From memory

and not one with The Attractions or The Imposters !

The only "band" cover is on The Juliet letters.
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The new 'major key' songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: The new 'major key' songs

It seems a little bit bland to say he's decided to only write major chord songs as they are the sort that end up like twelve bar blues, (eg CCCFCCCFGCCC) or whatever) and a lot of his songs start in major keys anyway- the subtlety of his music has always been the modulation between major and minor c...
by sulky lad
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

Having been in slight disappointment that Elvis didn’t play for us much in the webcast, I purchased Detour last night from the Tax Dodger’s Prime Video. For some reason I’d steered clear of it until now, a combination of wanting to keep my gig memories pure, a feeling that Elvis doesn’t always come...
by sulky lad
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

As an NHS employee, I feel the best support Elvis could give me personally at this moment would be access to his personal archive - only the live stuff you understand, I'm not greedy and this would alleviate the strain my colleagues are feeling when I return to work at the end of April (at the late...
by sulky lad
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4867

Re: EC to appear on Artists4NHS interview and live performance series, March 27, 2020

As an NHS employee, I feel the best support Elvis could give me personally at this moment would be access to his personal archive - only the live stuff you understand, I'm not greedy and this would alleviate the strain my colleagues are feeling when I return to work at the end of April (at the lates...
by sulky lad
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 5604

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

we'll need to switch soon to 'are there 3 worse'. there'll be little to choose from. ain't that great!! How about: Sour Milk Cow Blues The Great Unknown The Deportees Club Or: I Dreamed Of My Old Lover How Deep Is The Red She Was No Good I've always loved Sour Milk Cow Blues and I don't mind I Drea...
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 5604

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Fishfinger king wrote:
Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Sorry Verbal but this is the winner!


Looks like you're the winner Mr. Getgood and glad we met at Southampton at least !!
by sulky lad
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 5604

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Mr. Getgood wrote:Uncomplicated
I Hope You’re Happy Now
Tokyo Storm Warning


Actually that's about the best opening salvo of any of his albums !
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 5604

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

jardine wrote:don't look now
burnt sugar is so bitter
stripping paper

or

you left me in the dark
someone took the words away
when did i stop dreaming?


See what I mean ? :roll:
by sulky lad
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 5604

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

Mr. Hush wrote:Maybe.... Long Honeymoon, Man Out of Time, Almost Blue .... or the last two plus And in Every Home.


Dammit, everytime someone comes up with a suggestion, my top 3 "top 3" get changed !! Great shout!
by sulky lad
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...
Replies: 32
Views: 5604

Re: Are there 3 better album tracks in a row...

how about "Pump It Up" Little Triggers" "You Belong To Me" from This Year's Model or my choice "Secondary Modern" "King Horse" "Possession" from Get Happy! or "Toledo" "I Still Have That Other Girl" "This House Is Empty ...
by sulky lad
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.
Replies: 8
Views: 2746

Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach. Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be ...

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