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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
PostPosted: Sat March 29, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Weirdly, that's Thom Yorke's favorite EC album, too.

It's really interesting to me how different Blood & Chocolate is to the other album he released that same year (1986).



(btw Pete, if I was going to pick an EC song for the Mynabirds to cover, this would be it)


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"Blood and Chocolate" is probably EC's most unabashedly dirty album--maybe the only record he made with the Attractions where his own big, distorted guitar chords are the predominant sound over the rhythm section. In fact I always felt like the Attractions' playing on this record was a little rougher around the edges than usual--whether by design or not, it has always worked for me as a sort of metaphor for the internal chaos going on within the band at the time. An upper-tier EC record for me too (if not quite as upper tier as "King of America").


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Just passing through so no time to play that video, but I'll give that other record a listen soon since they were released so close together.


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I go hot and cold on Elvis. I own 4 or so albums and I've seen him live twice. The catalogue is a bit daunting when you aren't too familiar with it (now I know how people feel about Dylan's catalogue).

The Very Best of EC&TA
Extreme Honey
Painted From Memory
When I Was Cool

I've got a copy of The Roots colab but I haven't heard it yet. Currently getting reacquainted with PFM. Damn it's good and that show was jaw dropping.


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About to download King of America. Should I go with the original release or the 2007 Hip-O Records release?


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The 2005 Rhino reissue if it's available. I don't really know how any of the mastering jobs stack up against each other but the bonus material on the Rhino edition is stellar.


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Rhino it is!


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LetMeSleep wrote:
When I Was Cool

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Extreme Honey was the first EC album (well, compilation) I really loved. I listened to that so many times.


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theplatypus wrote:
LetMeSleep wrote:
When I Was Cool

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Always liked Tokyo Storm Warning! And Blood & Chocolate too for that matter...


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Battered Old Bird, fuck.


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And he'salivinabathewhoaaoh


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if you keep taking these little pink pillswuhwuhwuhwoh


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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I picture Gonzo when I hear this song.


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'Cause Gonzo fucks chickens?


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 Post subject: Re: Elvis Costello
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Pretty much.


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Did you listen to King of America?

You'll like "I'll Wear it Proudly" and "Sleep of the Just".


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Not yet, it's on deck.


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Great performance of an underrated song.

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