Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:34 pm

I’m surprised Wise up Ghost hasn’t been mentioned. Again not one of my favourites.
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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby Neil. » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:16 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:I’m surprised Wise up Ghost hasn’t been mentioned. Again not one of my favourites.


Whaaat? When you gonna wise up? :wink:

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:30 am

sulky lad wrote:Sheep and Top Balcony wrote
sheeptotheslaughter wrote:
On Look Now i think is the best album Elvis has made with the Impostors by a country mile.

To my ears Delivery Man takes that particular biscuit.


Now for me that particular Custard Cream goes to Momofuku !


Sulky i forgot Momofuku, that is a great album. I like the Delivery Man but its not one of my favourite Elvis albums i think there are a couple of duff tracks that i cant recall at present.

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:03 am

Neil. wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:I’m surprised Wise up Ghost hasn’t been mentioned. Again not one of my favourites.


Whaaat? When you gonna wise up? :wink:


:lol:

And don't get me started on Wise Up Thought!
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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby sulky lad » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:43 am

That's a great comment - Wise Up Thought is pretty unlistenable for me though I do like Wise Up Ghost - it's just the remixes remind me of the 1983 Everyday remixes and re-releases - awful !

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:46 am

The extended version of Walk us uptown is great imo.

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby Harry Worth » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:13 am

River in Reverse - I've never liked it, many do.

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby krm » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:26 am

Look now! - i don´t know where to look. I am still trying....

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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby DeathWearsABigHat » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Lots of stuff I love being mentioned above, e.g. North, Momofuku, River in Reverse.

My vote would go to My Flame Burns Blue.
Probably a decent gig if you were actually there but a pretty poor live album.
By the time My Flame Burns Blue came out we'd already had vastly superior live versions of many of the songs,
e.g. Watching the Detectives (El Mocambo), Upon A Veil of Mdnight Blue (A Case for Song), Almost Blue (Costello & Nieve)

As for the rest of the tracks, they're not exactly his best songs are they?
I know Episode of Blonde has its supporters on here but I've always thought it's one of the weakest songs on When I Was Cruel.
Same goes for Can You Be True.
And let's face it, nobody has ever gone along to a Costello gig saying "of all the many songs he's recorded, I really hope he plays That How You Got Killed Before"
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Re: Elvis's most 'Marmite' project

Postby sulky lad » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:42 pm

There you go , I’ve always liked Elvis’s Big Band songs like That’s How You Got Killed Before and Eisenhower Blues - never seen either live as far as I can recall :wink:


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