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by Hawksmoor
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 34160

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

Order confirmations from the official site suggest there will be another song on September 11. It's a Friday, so that fits. It's one aspect of the modern world that slightly saddens me - the idea that a 'single', now, simply means a track from the LP that becomes electronically available a few week...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020

Elvis seems to be happy to leave 'froggy' vocal takes in the mix for these three new songs - he's getting older and his voice plays unwelcome tricks sometimes, but clearly he doesn't mind the authenticity of that, or he didn't have time to do retakes in the session. So there are quite a few croaky,...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 34160

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

apologies if this is a repeat. first time i've notice the composers mentioned... Revolution #49
 No Flag 
They’re Not Laughing At Me Now
 Newspaper Pane 
(Elvis Costello / Michael Leonhart / Bill Frisell) 
I Do (Zula’s Song) 
We Are All Cowards Now
 Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me? 
(Elvis Costel...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020

I am reminded of "Tripwire", in a good way. Me too, and I regard Tripwire as one of his best (and most overlooked) songs of the last decade. It's an obvious thing to say on this website :D but seriously, which other singer/songwriter of his age (and his massive back catalogue) is getting ...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl
Replies: 14
Views: 12763

Re: Brutal Youth limited edition 2LP gatefold red vinyl

sweetest punch wrote:Although a relatively long record at 15 songs, this album is a real cracker..

And that's how you know the person writing the description doesn't really get it. See, what he meant was 'because this is a relatively long record at 15 songs...' :D
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song August 14, 2020: "We Are All Cowards Now"

Have to say that this sort of familiar thing about not quite knowing what's happening is an old joy that's always brand new. Smoke and mirrors indeed. Very happy to be in this mess. Yeah, I share that thing about the tantalising excitement of knowing something is about to happen but not knowing the...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song August 14, 2020: "We Are All Cowards Now"

verbal gymnastics wrote:
Hawksmoor wrote:...asking each other...what's it called?' :D


Not any more!

:D :D :D
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 34160

Re: New album Hey Clockface

Maybe it would have been called Clogland if it had been recorded in Holland! There's a project for a wet Bank Holiday afternoon. How many countries of the world has EC recorded in? Not counting bootlegs of gigs, obviously - countries in which he has recorded a studio recording that was then released?
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 34160

Re: New album Hey Clockface

they've certainly proven to be some sleeves in the past and yes, bill callahan helped a bit, as now is phil elverum, but this...it is one of those secrets that fans share, of how wonderful. . . and, btw, I love the cover and the title [Clogland would have been better, but you can't have everything ...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 34160

Re: New album Hey Clockface

Fantastic. A new Elvis Costello LP! This is, by a country mile, the best news I have heard since lockdown started, and I feel happy and excited in a way that I haven't for a long time. In more detail...we know that the Abbey Road sessions were pulled, so do we think this LP will be a mix of Helsinki...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song August 14, 2020: "We Are All Cowards Now"

Have to say that this sort of familiar thing about not quite knowing what's happening is an old joy that's always brand new. Smoke and mirrors indeed. Very happy to be in this mess. Yeah, I share that thing about the tantalising excitement of knowing something is about to happen but not knowing the...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song August 14, 2020: "We Are All Cowards Now"

and its hard to tell if those two new clips are from the same song? and if it is the same song, whether that will be this friday's...loving this, esp. since the new stuff has a crackle that i'm really liking so far...strangeness, too. Me too. And if you Shazam each clip it comes up with the same re...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song August 14, 2020: "We Are All Cowards Now"?

'Hey Clockface' was done in one of the webcasts with Steve in April https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-elvis-costello-new-song-album-20200413-qjnfweeqk5d6hhjrz7q4v4ru2i-story.html (extract) Costello revealed that in February, they'd gone into a studio in Paris to record nine ...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "We Are All Cowards Now", August 14, 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 9459

Re: New song August 14, 2020: "We Are All Cowards Now"?

Assuming the Helsinki songs on their too? Hard to be sure. From the very brief bursts on Twitter, this one sounds like a Helsinki track. All three singles so far sound very different from 'Hey Clockface' - at least, as far as we can tell from the DIY Elvis-on-a-laptop version we have heard so far. ...
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 40093

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

I don't think Elvis and Weller were every really friends probably more to do with both of them being grumpy bastards. :D I think this is the bottom line! In my head, I'd see Weller accusing Costello as 'lacking soul' or some such, and Costello accusing Weller of being more into 'digging the groove'...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 40093

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Seriously, at 65 and 30-odd LPs down the line, nobody else is doing anything this inventive, this kind of quality, this incessant reaching out for new sounds and new ideas Apart from Paul Weller... And to be clear, whilst I have always loved Paul Weller I’ve parted company with his music as his dir...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 40093

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Popping back in to say: I thought 'No Flag' was a great single, but this...I am loving it! I'm playing it 20-30 times a day. I've been messaging a friend and fellow fan, and we've been laughing about that thing whereby you're 14-15 in 1977-1978, and everyone at school is into more or less the same s...
by Hawksmoor
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 40093

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

I’m not entirely convinced about this song yet though. It’s wordy and lengthy. Heh. In all honesty, 'wordy' and 'lengthy' are probably my top two criteria for a great EC song! :D At the time, I thought 'National Ransom No 2' was fantastic, but HOHC is almost like that but with a catchy riff, and it...
by Hawksmoor
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 40093

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Fantastic. Quirky, catchy tune, typically brilliant lyrics with some laugh-out-loud good rhymes. Unlike anything on Look Now but perhaps sonically reminiscent of some of WIWC? 65 and still at the top of his game, these are good times. Love it.
by Hawksmoor
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 40093

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10?

For the sake of posterity, here is the Elvis Costello Essentials playlist on Apple Music: No Flag, Single, 3:56 The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes, My Aim Is True, 2:46 Unwanted Number, Look Now, 3:33 Pump It Up, This Year's Model, 3:18 (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?, Armed...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 21964

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

At about 58 minutes into Steve Nieve's recent show on Facebook, with Elvis guesting, Muriel mentions that Sebastian Krys is watching. It prompts Elvis to drop some interesting hints about what seems to be ongoing sessions involving the Look Now producer. I imagine it's some kind of internet link up...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 15586

Re: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?

I love the disparity in all this -- so, for example, Episode Of Blonde is terrific - and I'm trying not to rave like a man possessed with no critical faculties here - I'll never forget the start of the London Astoria gig with My Little Blue Window and the shivers that went up my spine at that momen...
by Hawksmoor
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 15586

Re: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?

I don't think either is remotely 'a clunker', but FWIW there are a lot more tracks on WIWC which I regularly listen to than there are tracks on TRIR which I regularly listen to. So, using that criterion, TRIR loses. Although I do think the title tack of TRIR is one of the best things he's ever writt...
by Hawksmoor
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 21964

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

The homemade yet aggressive sound reminded me somewhat of National Ransom No. 2 from 2011 or so. I gave it another listen and remembered thinking at the time how much I wished he’d do an album entirely like that — just him performing everything — and I wonder if we’re finally getting that now? I do...
by Hawksmoor
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My EC mix cd
Replies: 4
Views: 2586

Re: My EC mix cd

I think it's good but agree with SL in as far as you can pretty much spin a fruit machine of EC tracks, see what comes up, and get a fantastic 20-track CD out of the traps every time. I like the focus, in yours, on the darker/rowdier tracks, though. As a thought-experiment...if you had to drop five ...

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