EC on VH1 Classic "Decades Rock Live" May 19, 2006

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon May 22, 2006 5:44 pm

http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=219915

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Elvis Costello (photo: Jim Rinaldi)

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Elvis Costello & Fiona Apple
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Billie Joe Armstrong & Elvis Costello
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Elvis Gets By With A Little Help From His Friends
May 22, 2006



Last year, VH1 Classic began filming a series of concerts in Atlantic City, under the "Decades Rock Live" title, where an eclectic mix of musicians would pay tribute to a classic artist. Some of the previous parings seemed a little unusual (Scott Weiland and Cyndi Lauper?) but the announcement of a tribute to Elvis Costello, featuring Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Fiona Apple and Death Cab For Cutie, sounded too good to miss.

The show kicked off with Death Cab teaming with Elvis for "Accidents Will Happen," and set the pace for the rest of the night, with a mix of each artist's songs performed either together or separately. There was also a two-song set that Elvis described as the "campfire" part of the show, where he and DCFC frontman Ben Gibbard sat at the front of the catwalk for an acoustic performance of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" and Death Cab's new single, "I Will Follow You Into The Dark."



A break in the show allowed for a changeover from Death Cab to Elvis' regular band, The Imposters. After a few songs, Fiona Apple was introduced and dueted with Costello on his "Shabby Doll." While he teamed with all the musicians on their own songs, the only time Elvis covered another artist's song alone was Apple's "I Know," which she watched from the edge of the stage. She was visibly thrilled, and told the crowd how excited she felt, after Elvis said, "That's a great song." Elvis then stepped aside to simply play guitar as he and the Imposters backed her on "Tymps (The Sick In The Head Song)" and a gripping performance of Elvis' haunting "I Want You," one of the highlights of the evening. Apple vocally held her own alongside Elvis, who you could tell was certainly a fan of hers.



After a few more songs with just Elvis and the Imposters, the third and final guest of the night was introduced to the screams of the young Green Day fans in the audience: Billie Joe Armstrong. As one of the older Green Day fans in the room, I would have preferred some more adventurous choices from the Green Day catalog for their performance together. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Basket Case" were played with the full band. The pair of singers went back to the "campfire" setup for "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" and a few Costello tunes, including "Alison," which really did become a campfire sing-along. I would have love to hear those two trade verses on a song like Green Day's "Warning," though. Armstrong also joined the band for a handful of Elvis' more rockin' classics, such as "No Action," "Radio Radio" and "Pump It Up."

The entire lineup returned for the encore of the Motown classic "You Really Got A Hold On Me" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding." Since the concert was a TV taping, it made the pacing of the show a bit odd at times, but I'm sure it will come across great when it airs on VH1 Classic this summer.

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Postby wardo68 » Wed May 24, 2006 11:19 am

http://billboard.blogs.com/jadedinsider ... ie_de.html
From the jaded insider blog on the Billboard site:

Elvis, Billie, Death, Apple
We were fortunate enough to attend the taping of the next installment of VH1's "Decades Rock" series in Atlantic City at Trump's Taj Mahal, this time honoring the ever-honorable Elvis Costello. Fiona Apple, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Death Cab For Cutie were all specially invited to play Elvis songs, for Elvis to play their songs and for everybody altogether to play Elvis songs.

The Love-fest was highlighted with a finale that involved covers of Smokey Robinson's "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?"

Like a shot of morphine when you don't really don't need morphine at all, we got to see and meet the stars after the show. All in all, after re-calling the tale to friends and workers in our mansion this week, everybody seemingly wants to know how they looked.

O.K. They're all very small. Fiona Apple and Billie Joe Armstrong are teensy tiny people with good skin. Billie's wife is super-gorgeous, even with the dreads. And Elvis still moved, sounded and behaved as detached at the show as he did 20 years ago.

Here's the set list:
"Accidents Will Happen" (w/ DCFC)
"New Year" (w/ DCFC)
"I Will Follow You" (acoustic w/ DCFC)
"Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes" (acoustic w/ DCFC)
"Crooked Teeth" (w/ DCFC)
"Kinder Murder" (w/ DCFC)
"When I Was Cruel" (w/ DCFC)
"Uncomplicated" (w/ the Imposters)
"Man Out of Time" (w/ the Imposters)
"Shabby Doll" (w/ Fiona)
"I Know" (w/ Fiona)
"Tymps" (w/ Fiona)
"I Want You" (w/ Fiona)
"Red Red Red" (w/ Fiona)
"The River in Reverse" (w/ the Imposters)
"Clubland" (w/ the Imposters)
"No Action" (w/ Billie Joe)
"Wake Me Up(When September Ends" (w/ Billie Joe)
"Allison" (acoustic w/ Billie Joe)
"Cheap Rewards" (acoustic w/ Billie Joe)
"Good Riddance" (acoustic w/ Billie Joe)
"Basket Case" (w/ Billie Joe and the Imposters)
"Radio Radio" (w/ Billie Joe and the Imposters)
"Pump it Up" (w/ Billie Joe and the Imposters)
Y"ou Really Got a Hold" (w/ the Imposters, Fiona, Billie Joe and DCFC)
"(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" (w/ the Imposters, Fiona, Billie Joe and DCFC)

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed May 24, 2006 6:02 pm

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/life ... 5974c.html

Taj Mahal Costello concert tops VH1's tribute series

By VINCENT JACKSON Staff Writer, (609) 272-7202

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2006
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ATLANTIC CITY — No matter who receives tribute treatment in the remaining VH1 Classic presents Decades Rock Live! TV shows, the Elvis Costello episode taped Friday inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort will rank as one of the best in the series.

Englishman Costello, 51, reigns as one of the greatest and most diverse rock songwriters of the last 30 years.

The concert inside the casino's Mark G. Etess Arena came off so well because the show's producers perfectly balanced artistic and commercial concerns. You can imagine younger versions of the concert's guest artists — Fiona Apple, the rock band Death Cab for Cutie and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day — sitting in their rooms and singing or playing along to Costello songs.

Armstrong's early songs align with the punk-influenced, late-1970s side of Costello's work. Apple covers the acid-tongued ballads aspect of his musical career, and Death Cab represents the indie-rock version of the alternative rock Costello put out in the mid-1980s.

None of the guests matched the status of Costello, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, but Apple and Armstrong definitely made their own mark on music during the past 20 years. Apple, Armstrong and Death Cab each brought their own set of fans into the arena, so the parents and children that attended the show each captured a glimpse into the other generation's music.

The concert opened with a rousing performance teaming Costello with the Death Cab band for one of his best songs, “Accidents Will Happen,â€

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Postby King Hoarse » Sat May 27, 2006 5:47 am

I really enjoyed Cheap Reward. I can't recall when I last heard Elvis sound so relaxed and unpretentious.

(Now that he's reminded of those demos, will we finally hear a Costello/Nieve arrangement of Wave A White Flag?)
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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:02 pm

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060621/nyw118.html?.v=59

Press Release Source: VH1

VH1 Classic and World Productions Present All-Star Line-Up for Live Television Concert Series 'Decades Rock Live: Elvis Costello' Premiering on VH1 Classic on Friday, July 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

Wednesday June 21, 11:19 am ET

Fourth Installment to Feature Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Fiona Apple and Death Cab for Cutie

'If You're A Fan Of Live Music, Don't Miss This Series...' '(Decades) Does For Rock What CMT's Crossroads Did For Country.' - TV GUIDE

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 Classic and World Productions present the fourth installment of "Decades Rock Live," an innovative live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today's hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. The concert honoring Elvis Costello is set to premiere on VH1 Classic on Friday, July 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and will feature special guests including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Fiona Apple and Death Cab for Cutie.

Highlights for the Elvis Costello tribute include:

* Surprise acoustic performance of "Alison" by Elvis Costello and Billie
Joe Armstrong.

* "Accidents Will Happen" duet with Death Cab for Cutie.

* "Peace, Love and Understanding" encore performance with Billie Joe
Armstrong, Fiona Apple and Death Cab for Cutie.

The music performances are augmented with special features, such as "Decades Confidential," exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the spotlighted artists focusing on their career milestones and highlighting their newest releases, concert performances and other endeavors.

"Decades Rock Live" is taped at Trump Taj Mahal's high definition television studio, The Decades Rock Arena (temporarily renamed from Mark Etess Arena for the duration of the series run), in Atlantic City, NJ. Each episode focuses on a specific artist. The series will be broadcast in High Definition in 5.1 surround sound, and rebroadcast on a premium HD network at a later date.

Fans will also have the chance to get their hands on exclusive memorabilia and special items from the artists scheduled to participate in the series. Both the Guitar Center Music Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation will work with the show to host silent auctions. The proceeds raised will support the philanthropic missions of each of those organizations.

The series is produced by Eric Sherman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, VH1 Classic and Barry Summers, Executive Producer for World Productions. Co-producer is Tisha Fein (GRAMMY Awards).

For more information on "Decades Rock Live" and the artists visit http://www.vh1classic.com.

Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s, including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police and many more.

Contacts: Maura Wozniak/VH1 Carleen Donovan/KSA

212/846-7325 212/582-5400

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:59 am

Would have been better as a dedicated VH1 special if it was all EC and The Imposters. It's ok to have Fiona Apple doing a guest spot, but not with those amateurs and Billy Joe hogging the limelight.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:35 am

Does anyone know if this will be shown in the UK?
international laughing stock...

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:58 am

Loads of clips from this can be seen here -

http://www.decadesrocklive.com/vault/

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Postby pophead2k » Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:16 pm

This gives a little sampler in one eight minute piece.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rurvIMrere4&search=elvis%20costello

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:59 am

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/musicNe ... eid=149192

Apple makes ‘Extraordinary’ comeback

By Christopher John Treacy
Friday, July 21, 2006

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After an extended public battle with her record label, Fiona Apple is on the second leg of a tour, at the Bank of America Pavilion tonight, in support of her long-time-in-coming album, ‘‘Extraordinary Machine.â€

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:18 pm

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/lifeNew ... eid=149218
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Friday, July 21, 2006

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WATCH: “Decades Rock Live: Elvis Costelloâ€

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Postby bronxapostle » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:27 am

i thought the show was suprisingly good on tv! as i had attended that night, and much enjoyed the show...was wondering if VH1 knew had to edit and present well. gotta admit, they made it smooth and did not screw up music at all by talkovers as tunes begun or ended. and they pretty much picked the correct songs for the 90 minute version. hope to one day see it get the FULL show dvd release!

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Postby King Hoarse » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:12 am

Is that hand where I think it is, mr Apostle?
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Postby The Deliveryman » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:50 am

Did anyone have the foresight to capture the "Cheap Reward" clip that was up on YouTube? Never got a chance to check it out earlier, and now it's gone...
in a certain light, he looked like...

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Postby miss buenos aires » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:17 am

So, I caught this by chance on tv after coming home last night (missing DCFC) and then watched it again this morning (again somehow missing DCFC). That Fiona Apple, oh Lordy. Her singing "I Want You" brought tears to my eyes--the perfect matchup of crazy singer to crazy song. If anyone has VH1 Classic and still hasn't seen this, it'll be playing...wow, now that I look at the website, it'll be playing a couple of times a day for the next couple of weeks. Maybe I will eventually get around to catching DCFC, even though I can't really get very excited about them. But I could listen to Fiona all day long.

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:43 am

The Deliveryman wrote:Did anyone have the foresight to capture the "Cheap Reward" clip that was up on YouTube? Never got a chance to check it out earlier, and now it's gone...


http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?a ... 223C578FBE

You'll need an application that can play FLV files.

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Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:55 am

Or you could just get the MP3:

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?a ... 705C1C40CD

(The visual portion of the video is pretty much worthless anyway, since the camera was so far from the stage.)

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Postby The Deliveryman » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:20 am

Got it! Thank you, ANCT!
in a certain light, he looked like...

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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:26 am

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... 2006-07-21

Setlist

01. Accidents Will Happen - Elvis & Death Cab For Cutie
02. Kinder Murder - Death Cab For Cutie
03. I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Elvis & Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie
04. Shabby Doll - Elvis & The Imposters with Fiona Apple
05. I Know - Elvis & The Imposters
06. Tymps (The Sick In The Head Song) - Elvis & The Imposters with Fiona Apple
07. I Want You - Elvis & The Imposters with Fiona Apple
08. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Elvis & The Imposters with Billie Joe Armstrong
09. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Elvis & Billie Joe Armstrong
10. Alison - Elvis & Billie Joe Armstrong
11. No Action - Elvis & The Imposters with Billie Joe Armstrong
12. Basket Case - Elvis & The Imposters with Billie Joe Armstrong
13. Radio, Radio - Elvis & The Imposters with Billie Joe Armstrong
14. Pump It Up - Elvis & The Imposters with Billie Joe Armstrong
15. You Really Got A Hold On Me - all
16. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? - all

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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:25 am

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/i ... o-allison/

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Check out this excellent exclusive clip of Billie Joe Armstrong performing “Alisonâ€

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:52 am

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If you didn't catch Elvis Costello and friends over the weekend in the VH1 Classic program Decades Rock Live, you still have some opportunities over the next two weeks. Although I'm biased to everything that is Costello, to see him on stage with the likes of Fiona Apple, Death Cab for Cutie, and even Billie Joe Armstrong was amazing, as were the spine tingling performances. Not only did the guests help out on some classic Costello tunes, Costello helped them out on their own songs. The highlight of the program was Costello and Fiona onstage for a duet of 'Shabby Doll', from Costello's 1994 album Imperial Bedroom. Both singers' performances were intense and emotional. Lead singer and songwriter Ben Gibbard joined Costello for an acoustic version of 'I Will Follow You into the Dark', which is off Death Cab's most recent album Plans. Billie Joe Armstrong jammed with Costello on 'Pump It Up' and 'No Action', then sat down to help out on an acoustic version of 'Alison'. Don't miss these moving performances especially the spastic movements and stare downs from the beautiful Fiona Apple.

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Postby miss buenos aires » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:35 am

So, have no other board members caught this on tv? For shame!

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Postby sabreman » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:06 am

I caught it and thought it was fun. Some of the commercials were a riot. Would love to see one of the TRIR shows get this type of exposure though.

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Postby mood swung » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:12 am

Well, MBA, I was going to, but I was busy nearly dying in the most hellacious thunderstorm. I'll keep a look out for the replay!
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Postby Valerie » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:56 am

Hi everyone! New to the board!

I caught this on TV on Sunday and loved it! His version of Fiona Apple's "I Know" was unbelievable. I would love to have an audio recording of it!

I wasn't familiar with DCFC's music before. I actually thought that they were pretty good.

My preteen daughters were very pleased with Billie Joe's appearance. :D


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