If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

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If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby kosi559 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:32 pm

By collaborate, I mean sing together and write together. An example would be My Brave Face with McCartney
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Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby Top balcony » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:48 pm

Dylan

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Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby Dr. Luther » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:59 pm

No collaboration.
In 1980, I wanted my Costello pure Costello.

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Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby Goon Squad » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:07 pm

Dr. Luther wrote:No collaboration.
In 1980, I wanted my Costello pure Costello.


Agreed ! 8)

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Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby Neil. » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:14 am

It would have to be Paul Weller!

Here's their live duet - though it's a little later than 1980 - Style Council era.

https://youtu.be/fqrnWsNSlUo

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:16 am

Elvis and The Jam doing a Beatles EP or LP.
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Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby Top balcony » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 am

If Bob wasn't available, I'd have been very happy with a collaboration with Richard Thompson, in 1980 it would have been Richard and Linda Thompson of 'Shoot out the Lights' era, or Ry Cooder who in 1980 was between stints as a touring band leader (following 1979's Bob til you Drop) and a mega successful movie soundtrackist (e.g. Paris,Texas 1984).

As potentially wounderful as these collaborations could have been I wouldn't want it to have interfered with recording of 1980's Get Happy!! which is my joint #1 EC album.

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Re: If it was 1980, which artist/band would you want Elvis Costello and the Attractions to collaborate with?

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:15 pm

Weller 4ever....two best UK songwriters since the Beatles. Yes, INCLUDING ANYONE YOU NAME. good night


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