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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
PostPosted: Thu December 31, 2020 1:20 pm 
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New song with The Imposters. Very good!


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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Damn, that is great! The Tweet that accompanied this said "the shape of things to come for 2021" or something like that, which is pretty appetizing. We haven't had a straight-on rock album from EC since...Momofuku? It's time!


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Kevin Davis wrote:
Damn, that is great! The Tweet that accompanied this said "the shape of things to come for 2021" or something like that, which is pretty appetizing. We haven't had a straight-on rock album from EC since...Momofuku? It's time!

Yes and yes and yes. I still bust out Momofuku quite a bit. No Hiding Place is legit one of my all time favorites of his.

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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Beautiful story written by EC about his recently deceased mother. The man can write.

https://www.elviscostello.com/#!/news/299589

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There is not enough to show my gratitude for all she gave to me, teaching me or handing on to me so many things, from an appreciation of Frank Sinatra, before I could properly construct sentences to a relentless Protestant work ethic that has driven my otherwise incense-infused Catholic irrationality.

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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I've been listening to a mix I didn't make of Elvis Costello tunes. So far, every time I've stopped working and looked at what song is playing it's been an Elvis Costello and The Attractions song.


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I just don't know enough about this guy. I need to really dive into his career.


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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I just don't know enough about this guy. I need to really dive into his career.


Though he's fairly prolific, there's thankfully a lot of quality in all of that quantity. Chronologically earliest to latest is what I'd recommend. To be honest, I find his latter output to be mixed, though the diehards in this thread would probably disagree with me. I usually stick with '77-'86 Elvis.

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Yeah I love his entire career except for the two-album run of Punch the Clock and Goodbye Cruel World (though there's still some good songs in there). But to me his best work came after the 90s.

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Yeah I love his entire career except for the two-album run of Punch the Clock and Goodbye Cruel World (though there's still some good songs in there). But to me his best work came after the 90s.


Ha. Punch the Clock is one of my favorites. I know it's not favorably viewed by many, but it's a gem to me. Hook after hook after hook.

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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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EC's latter-day output is mixed in the sense that the shifts in styles from one album to the next can be pretty abrupt, thus increasing the likelihood that any given listener could love one album and hate the next one (i.e. going from a traditional rock album, to an album of jazz ballads, to an all-instrumental orchestral work, to a New Orleans homage featuring Allen Toussaint), where his first run of records with the Attractions is just one of those blazes of inspiration that, while never repetitive, moves more or less logically from one album to the next, and is a ride that's pretty easy to sign on for if you like what you hear up front. But if I were to make a list of 25 favorite EC songs, I'd guess it would probably favor the post-Attractions years. Absolutely elite songwriting, up there with the best ever for my money.


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