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Posts tagged "elvis costello"
Sep 12, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Everybody’s taking from the best and adding a part of themselves to it, but it’s a question of the flair with which you do it – the audacity with which you steal and what you make out of the component parts…
Jan 31, 2011
Elvis Costello, Live At The El Mocambo (1978)
Elvis and The Attractions smokin’ in 1978. Reminded of it from Douglas Wolk's writeup of Elvis’s discography for eMusic:
Originally released as a promotional item, then bootlegged ceaselessly until it was finally released for real, this 1978 concert features Costello and his then-newish Attractions in full-throttle garage-rock mode, rocketing through a show that’s half My Aim Is True, half This Year’s Model (which was still a few weeks away from release)….The band’s on fire, Elvis is spitting harder than he ever has before or since (no “Alison” here; “Little Triggers” is as close as he gets to sensitivity, which is to say not very close at all), and the feral, hurtling versions of the My Aim Is True songs suggest what that album might have been like with a band as invested in making it cut deep as Costello himself was.
So awesome. “These guys got the right idea, they’re standing UP!”
Sep 08, 2010
Despite the “Every Day I Write the Book” poster I once hung in my dorm room, I guess I never really appreciated this song on its most literal level until now.
Every day, every day, every day, every day I write the book.
And when you’re “sick of sitting ‘round here tryin’ to write this book,” you go with “Dancing In The Dark,” and if you’re feeling truly insane, maybe even go with the ridiculous 12” Blaster remix.
May 06, 2009
Tony Millionaire cover for the new Elvis Costello album (via Todd Alcott)
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