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

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Postby MOJO » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:52 am

Is VH1 Classic a separate channel? I turned on VH1 and there was some lame program about rock stars and the top 40 hot wives. It seems the program was targeting adolescent boys/wanna be rockstar types. There were lots of still shots of women with big boobs - and that was just the first 10 minutes. Not my kind of entertainment! Maybe I'll catch this program sometime, somewhere...

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Postby ahawkman » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:16 pm

Yes, it's a seperate channel and if you're like me, you don't get it. I am in the process of badgering my neighbors, VHS(!) tape in hand. I am hoping that I will meet with success tonight!

ps - VH1 is pretty awful on the whole; the program you described is typical.

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:20 pm

There were lots of still shots of women with big boobs - and that was just the first 10 minutes.


I feel your pain.

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Postby MOJO » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:51 pm

OH yeah, I believe that one!

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Postby MOJO » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:11 pm

Oh wait, maybe you prefer men? Not that there is anything wrong with that! uh... have fun!

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Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:09 am

Oh wait, maybe you prefer men? Not that there is anything wrong with that! uh... have fun!



I lurve the ladeez......they just don't lurve me back!

Maybe it's cos I'm a fat speccy bloke...........they never get the ladeez, do they?

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Postby MOJO » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:19 am

NICE... Good luck with the action! I'm overbooked... otherwise, I would help you out...

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Postby Extreme Honey » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:56 pm

aww poor elvis, I guess he is getting kinda round :shock:
But there's plenty of overweight guys with beautiful girls.
Preacher was a talkin' there's a sermon he gave,
He said every man's conscience is vile and depraved,
You cannot depend on it to be your guide
When it's you who must keep it satisfied

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:34 am

I don't mind asking again - does anyone know if this will be shown in the UK?

Thanks in advance!
international laughing stock...

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:24 am

does anyone know if this will be shown in the UK?


On UTV3 at, probably, 3AM some Tuesday morning ,with a one line entry in the TV listing, not detailing artists featured.

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Postby pophead2k » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:14 am

Finally caught this last night and enjoyed it very much. The stuff with Fiona was the best. The pairing with Billie Joe felt a little forced and awkward and EC clearly didn't know that set of Green Day songs nearly as well as he clearly rehearsed the Fiona song he sang. Still, a fun show with a decent interview interspersed throughout.

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Postby Miclewis » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:49 pm

The most amazing thing about the special is what a great backing band Elvis and the Imposters are.

I could see Fiona Apple and Billie Joe Armstrong really enjoying playing with such a great, versatile band.

Elvis also really shines as a rhythm guitarist

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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:52 pm

Fiona Apple's version of I Want You is now for sale on iTunes:


http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSt ... 3&s=143441
Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Postby johnfoyle » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:29 am

A DVD of this finally reached me (thanks Herb!) the other day and I've just sat through it. The most interesting parts were Elvis' performances of the other artist’s songs, especially Death Cabs' I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Elvis feeling the need to preface it with a apology to ' Sister Mary Cecelia ' for the Catholic reference in it. Elvis and The Impostors take on Fiona Apple's Tymps was interesting in that Steve'n Pete seemed to have really worked out a intricate arrangement for it. I don't know the original so can't say if it improves on it or merely replicates it. Billy Joe seemed a little distant, not surprising since , in one of the interspersed 'group discussion' segments (disjointed, heavily edited, mind bendingly lightweight in content), he mentions having been up 'til 2 the previous night trying to figure out Elvis' lyrics. The Alison performance is atrocious. Elvis grins inanely throughout it giving away, perhaps, his misgiving at the fact that the song just is not suited to a duet presentation.

Seeing the I Want You performance on a proper tv screen ( as opposed to wobbly computer versions from Youtube) reveals some previously missed aspects . Elvis' n The Imps studiously blank faced reaction to her emotive delivery could be put down to concentration on instrument playing. Maybe they thought it would allow the audience focus on Ms Apple. A simple lighting decision to dim all except a spot on her would have been just as effective but would, I suppose, have been out of step with the garish presentation. Similarly it could be that they were focusing on not cracking up. At the end you can see Elvis, Steve 'n Pete all looking at Fiona, wondering if she'll go the whole hog and give the song's refrain yet another go. She doesn't and they finish, blank faces even blanker.


The excessive use of back-projected images and the sweeping camera angles are, I suppose, standard features of this kind of show but were tiring and reminded me why I don't watch much music on tv. No Action is particularly blighted by it.

All in all, an interesting presentation but, format-wise , just not my cup of tea.

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Elvis sings fiona apple's I KNOW

Postby moonagedaydream » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:49 pm

Does anyone know where I can find an mp3 of Elvis performing Fiona Apple's I Know on the Decades of Rock Live. It was amazing! I find it on youtube and I've been watching it over and over, but I'd really love to have an mp3. It's pretty much my favorite song and Elvis made me love it more.

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Postby King_of_Spain » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:55 am

Some sensitive soul to hang this show from VH1 on Emule for a few days so that I can also enjoy it...???

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:50 am

This blog -

http://blog.listencarefully.co.uk/?p=1294

includes the photo, new to me , that was used in the poster for this -

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

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

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:58 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPI1fslg ... r_embedded


Produced by Barry Summers, the critically acclaimed Decades Rock Live Concert Series featuring Elvis Costello with special guests Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Fiona Apple and Death Cab For Cutie in this Rockin Live Performance of Billie Joe and Elvis performing Green Day's "Basketcase" from the upcoming "Best Of Decades Rock Live" DVD coming Winter 2010 !

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

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

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:42 pm

hey DOC!!!!!!!! you never arrived at putting the NON AIRED songs to any decent sounding status???

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

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:06 pm

bronxapostle wrote:hey DOC!!!!!!!! you never arrived at putting the NON AIRED songs to any decent sounding status???


I put this on Dime 2 months ago. 147 snatches. I did not include the non-EC outtakes:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... &id=334448

Elvis Costello And The Imposters With Friends
Decades Rock Live - The Outtakes
Recorded May 19, 2006
Trump Taj Mahal
Atlantic City, NJ

Originally broadcast on VH1 Classic on July 21, 2006


Elvis Costello - guitars, vocals

The Imposters:
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Pete Thomas - drums
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocals

Friends:

Fiona Apple - vocals

Death Cab For Cutie:
Ben Gibbard - guitars, vocals
Chris Walla - guitars, keyboards
Nicholas Harmer - bass
Jason McGerr - drums


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*CONTRAST CLAUSE*
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This is a companion to http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=322398
which is the VH1 broadcast audio.

None of the tracks in this torrent were included in the VH1 broadcast.
These tracks were obtained from an audience source.

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Source: master audience recording
Taper: bronxapostle
Equipment: Sony cassette recorder
Sound: fair(mp3 samples attached in the comments)

Lineage: CDR > EAC > WAV > TLH > FLAC 6 (align SB) > foobar2000 (flac tags)


01 (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes - EC and BG
02 When I Was Cruel No. 2 - EC and Death Cab For Cutie
03 Uncomplicated - EC and The Imposters
04 Man Out Of Time - EC and The Imposters
05 Red Red Red - EC and The Imposters with FA
06 The River In Reverse - EC and The Imposters
07 Clubland - EC and The Imposters

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

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:08 pm

sorry Doc!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: maybe, just maybe, if i learned how to torrent, i would have know this. not my best recording in THE WORST EVER sounding hall i EVER saw EC if not ANY act!!! does it make a valid companion piece for what was not broadcast????


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