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by Harry Lime
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 12397

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

"Tokyo Storm Warning" is a favorite of mine, from a top 5 Elvis album. I really like the monotony of the groove and many of the turns of phrase in the lyrics: "Japanese God-Jesus robots, telling teenage fortunes" etc. Blood and Chocolate is an album of never-skips for me.
by Harry Lime
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 12397

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Some other candidates, IMO: --Party Party --Seven Day Weekend --My Three Sons --Brand New Hairdo It's always interesting to me that Elvis has scorned Party Party for all these years. While not a top-tier song, it has a nice horn chart and is a peppy tune. Doesn't seem to rate the amount of disdain ...
by Harry Lime
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 12397

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

My standard answer to this has always been "Dr Luther's Assistant", just cause it's so draggy. I'll also toss out "Broken". And second or third "Button My Lip", which is a too-long start to an album that I love.
by Harry Lime
Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 6014

Re: Elvis (solo) plays San Diego , April 7 2016

i think the Drifters recorded it early on, but I've always enjoyed this Ry Cooder take on it:
https://youtu.be/5Cci6Jn2t-Y
by Harry Lime
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC song of the week
Replies: 39
Views: 12730

Re: EC song of the week

A great choice this week. I've always thought of this song as the New Wave version of a Roxy Music song like "Mother of Pearl" with it's manic first half and then quiet second half.
by Harry Lime
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 19787

Re: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack album, Oct 2015

Amazon.com have a limited amount of signed copies for sale - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0170KL3C6/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1RBN7WYGQSJWC380V8FZ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop Thanks for the tip on this. Eve...
by Harry Lime
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3894

Re: Book promo , New York 13 October 2015

Stuck at work tonight. Less than 10 blocks away!

So bummed.
by Harry Lime
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2748

Re: Elvis, solo, plays St Louis, MO, March 9th 2015

And No Coffee Table wrote:
13. Shake Yourself Loose - for T Bone Burnett


Wow! Great song from a great album. Has Elvis covered many T Bone songs before? I can't really recall any.
by Harry Lime
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo Morristown NJ Nov 27, 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 12064

Re: Elvis solo Morristown NJ Nov 27, 2013

And for those who care, here's some notes on the songs that merged into each other, instruments played, etc: This Year's Girl Cinco Minutos/High Fidelity The Judgment Harry Worth Sugar Won't Work Imagination Is a Powerful Deceiver Come the Meantimes Worthless Thing King of Confidence Poor Napoleon I...
by Harry Lime
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo Morristown NJ Nov 27, 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 12064

Re: Elvis solo Morristown NJ Nov 27, 2013

Just returned from this show. Holy f*ck! Imagination (Is a Powerful Deceiver). King of Confidence. Poor Napoleon. Super-electric My New Haunt. Couldn't Call It Unexpected. All These Strangers. All the songs from the new album really benefited from being heard in their stripped-down state. It gave me...
by Harry Lime
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis solo Morristown NJ Nov 27, 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 12064

Re: Elvis solo Morristown NJ Nov 27, 2013

I'll be there. Hoping for some special treats on the last night of the East Coast swing.
by Harry Lime
Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST
Replies: 369
Views: 65061

Re: 40 DAYS OF ELVIS COSTELLO: A Countdown To WISE UP GHOST

I think it would be a great project for some young upstart band to record these songs as they were intended.

And I liked seeing the Attractions playing Puppet Girl on their reunion tour back in the day.
by Harry Lime
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs cover Girls Talk
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs cover Girls Talk

Their first two albums are really fun, sunny day albums. Looking forward to this one. Although I was hoping that the Marshall Crenshaw song would have been part of the CD.
by Harry Lime
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Walk Us Uptown - any radio play?
Replies: 17
Views: 3659

Re: Walk Us Uptown - any radio play?

I heard it on The Spectrum on SiriusXM this afternoon. A pleasant surprise.
by Harry Lime
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 2013 US North East Coast solo tour just announced
Replies: 26
Views: 6828

Re: 2013 US North East Coast solo tour just announced

sweetest punch wrote:Mayo Performing Arts Center is also sold out: http://www.mayoarts.org/indiv/indiv_Elv ... g4I2rzvvx4


I knew I should have bought those presale seats. Sigh...
by Harry Lime
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: top ten songs that should be on next REVOLVER leg!
Replies: 30
Views: 4715

Re: top ten songs that should be on next REVOLVER leg!

1. Crimes of Paris
2. Go Away
3. Kinder Murder
4. Just a Memory
5. The Birds Will Still Be Singing
6. Two Little Hitlers
7. King Horse
8. Stations of the Cross (my new favorite song from National Ransom)
9. Charm School
10. Tears Before Bedtime

And Town Cryer should be a staple in any show.
by Harry Lime
Wed May 04, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: NY/NJ Swap

Yeah, I made the choice to go to the Beacon, figuring I'd have a better chance of seeing some cool special guests in NYC. Ah well. At least I got to see the April Fools Day show!
by Harry Lime
Wed May 04, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 754

NY/NJ Swap

I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Beacon show on Monday the 23rd. Unfortunately, it turns out I am going to be away on a trip and won't be able to go. Anyone want to swap 2 tickets for the Wellmont on the 18th for my 2 tickets for the Beacon on the 23rd?

Anyone?
by Harry Lime
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE
Replies: 134
Views: 18227

Re: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE

Excellent clips. Watched them all. Shame that 'Concert Chick' only went for the greatest hits, though. Much as I love Elvis, the camera is positioned perfectly for a detailed study of the mighty Pete (although on Chelsea he's in total darkness!). Much as when, so many years ago now, I've seen this ...
by Harry Lime
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE
Replies: 134
Views: 18227

Re: APRIL 1 - NEW YORK SHOW - GRAMERCY THEATRE

Wow--rocking good time! Unfortunately I had the guy from the El Mocambo record yelling in my right ear the whole show. Woooooooooo!!!!! Clubland!!!!!!!!!! Wooooooooooo!!!!!

Sigh...
by Harry Lime
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Question for people going to beacon shows
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Question for people going to beacon shows

When did you get your tickets? Mine haven't come yet.
by Harry Lime
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: How many times have you met Elvis and what have you asked ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3251

Re: How many times have you met Elvis and what have you aske

I met him once outside the stage door in Pittsburgh during the Imperial Bedroom tour. A star-struck 20-year-old lad, I asked him what the opening line to "Luxembourg" was. This was in the days before lyric sheets and the Internet, so my friends and I had many conversations about that line ...
by Harry Lime
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Beacon tix presale is open
Replies: 37
Views: 5966

Re: Beacon tix presale is open

Me too! Thanks for the post. Monday the 23rd for me.
by Harry Lime
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 23 years ago tonight...night two BROADWAY!
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: 23 years ago tonight...night one BROADWAY!

Hey, I was at that show too. I had just moved to NYC in July and was fired up for all the music available in the Big Apple--in the preceding month I saw Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Garden and John Cale and Chris Spedding at the Lone Star Cafe. I bought scalped tickets across the street from th...
by Harry Lime
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis guests with Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Sept. 27 '08
Replies: 26
Views: 6088

Re: Elvis guesting in Californian shows, Sept /Oct '08 ?

I still listen to the Little Village disc quite often. Good stuff. Would love to see them play together. Does anyone have Ry Cooders newer works? I had my click-finger just a hair-trigger away from clicking on the "buy-now" for "I, Flathead" special edition yesterday. "My N...

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