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jmkate
(nearly under a stack of books)
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 7:40
 

always relevant, sigh.
ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:37
 

 Proclivities wrote:
 treatment_bound wrote:
Elvis Costello - Creem Magazine United States (May 1979)

I think I had this edition of Cream way back when.
Can't really remember anything about the Fabulous Poodles!

creem 

Now that you bring up that name, I vaguely remember a song called "Mirror Star" by them.  I think a friend of mine had the album back then.

 
One of those bands that got a lot of press, represented the Youth of Today, etc etc. but didn't get any airplay in the flyover states. I wasn't curious enough to special order the album and by the time I did hear it, years later, was pretty meh.
ScottFromWyoming
(Powell)
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:32
 

 Paul_Williams wrote:

Elvis Costello is not short on talent, but his voice had changed quite a bit by the time he recorded this, no doubt.

Happens to a lot of singers - their voices get deeper and weaker as they get older due to any number of reasons - how they've treated them, whether they smoke or not, what sort of training they do, etc, etc.

Not just male singers either - Joni Mitchell, for example?

 
He was 25 when he recorded this.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:28
 

 treatment_bound wrote:
Elvis Costello - Creem Magazine United States (May 1979)

I think I had this edition of Cream way back when.
Can't really remember anything about the Fabulous Poodles!

creem 

Now that you bring up that name, I vaguely remember a song called "Mirror Star" by them.  I think a friend of mine had the album back then.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Oct 31, 2017 14:00
 

Elvis Costello - Creem Magazine United States (May 1979)

I think I had this edition of Cream way back when.
Can't really remember anything about the Fabulous Poodles!
all_ears
(midcoast US)
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:24
 

Sitting in the hospital for an all-day infusion, earbuds jammed deep, volume 16 outta 10, doing my damn best to not belt out the lyrics to all the other sad sacks here. This is how a rock sound should be played! {#Drummer}
 
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:17
 

{#Drummer}{#Notworthy}{#Cheers}
haresfur
(The Golden Triangle)
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 20:37
 

Nice cover
mdnlsn
Posted: May 08, 2017 10:51
 

 richardfrey wrote:
Great tune!  I love the Nick Lowe live acoustic version from a years ago.  So pure but gotta love Elvis Costello!

 
Bumped from 8 to 10 for me - lyrics and punk delivery are a perfect mix. Hard to imagine a better combo!
the_jake
(on the sideline)
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 14:05
 

I've come to appreciate Elvis more as I have aged, but he is clearly a graduate of the Bob Dylan School of Annuciation.
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Mar 31, 2017 14:03
 

 Stefan_Lutz wrote:
What's he saying? Terrible.

 
If you're going to answer your own question, you could at least answer it correctly.
richardfrey
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 7:44
 

Great tune!  I love the Nick Lowe live acoustic version from a years ago.  So pure but gotta love Elvis Costello!
Vakse
(On top of Germany, where else!)
Posted: Feb 28, 2017 22:51
 

will catch him live in a few weeks, so much looking forward...
{#Jump} 
semolinapilchard
(England)
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 10:04
 

One for the Orange Nightmare soon to be in the White House! {#Dancingbanana_2}
janac13
(Brisbane Australia)
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 22:30
 

Have all ways loved this song
Stefan_Lutz
(Goshen, NY)
Posted: Nov 13, 2016 5:07
 

Sunday please Bill what's he saying?please make it stop!
marklaw
Posted: Oct 05, 2016 6:50
 

Boy do we need this right now
dc_zee
Posted: Sep 27, 2016 17:43
 

 treatment_bound wrote:

SONGWRITING!

 
I agree! (However this particular song was written by Nick Lowe.)
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Aug 11, 2016 6:10
 

 Orangeman wrote:
Ok...I don't get it. Don't get why he is a " big star " .

 
SONGWRITING!
Orangeman
Posted: Jun 24, 2016 21:22
 

Ok...I don't get it. Don't get why he is a " big star " .
Stefan_Lutz
(Goshen, NY)
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 17:16
 

What's he saying? Terrible.
Hogtownmike
(Toronto)
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 13:52
 

Love the segue from the Youngbloods' Get Together to this. 2 great songs with sililar themes but with a huge contrast in styles. Love RP for that!
Stefan_Lutz
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 13:51
 

Ok ok I'll send in money please Make Elvis stop he's so out of tune. What' am I missing Billy?
ajlept
(Athens, GA)
Posted: Feb 25, 2016 22:01
 

 Stefan_Lutz wrote:
Please make it stop!

 
It's called the PSD button or mute. Just doin' my part.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Feb 18, 2016 6:03
 

 skimbrie wrote:
If only I could find this tune on karaoke. I would kill it.

 
it would be fun to do
olivertwist
(Atlanta GA)
Posted: Feb 02, 2016 6:15
 

 Paul_Williams wrote:

Elvis Costello is not short on talent, but his voice had changed quite a bit by the time he recorded this, no doubt.

Happens to a lot of singers - their voices get deeper and weaker as they get older due to any number of reasons - how they've treated them, whether they smoke or not, what sort of training they do, etc, etc.

Not just male singers either - Joni Mitchell, for example?

 
This song was recorded early in his career, so his voice hadn't changed much at this point. I actually haven't noticed much of a change in his voice over the years.
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 7:31
 

 Stefan_Lutz wrote:
Talent is missing big time here, is that a singer? 

 
What's missing is in the receptors.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 7:20
 

hear! hear!
 "hear, all ye good people, hear what this brilliant and eloquent speaker has to say!" 

Not long ago Stephen Stills said that it's sad that his song "For What It's Worth" can still be sung with a straight face and that it should be a parody by now.
I'll add Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On", The Youngboolds "Let's Get Together" and this song 
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 7:17
 

AFTER 37 YEARS...never fails to WAKE ME UP!
skimbrie
(USA)
Posted: Jan 01, 2016 17:56
 

If only I could find this tune on karaoke. I would kill it.
Paul_Williams
(UK)
Posted: Dec 17, 2015 8:11
 

 Stefan_Lutz wrote:
Talent is missing big time here, is that a singer? 

 
Elvis Costello is not short on talent, but his voice had changed quite a bit by the time he recorded this, no doubt.

Happens to a lot of singers - their voices get deeper and weaker as they get older due to any number of reasons - how they've treated them, whether they smoke or not, what sort of training they do, etc, etc.

Not just male singers either - Joni Mitchell, for example?
Stefan_Lutz
Posted: Dec 17, 2015 8:02
 

Talent is missing big time here, is that a singer? 
jgrosch
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Nov 23, 2015 12:50
 

Great song, Could not agree more with Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe (who wrote this song).  It's time to start asking this question again. Peace
 
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Nov 23, 2015 12:49
 

 max_p wrote:
makes me wanna cry when I *still* see Costello try to insert his limited talents into current day entertainment.

 
this requires an edit
makes me wanna cry when i see Costello try to insert his extraordinary talents into limited current day entertainment 
Stefan_Lutz
Posted: Nov 23, 2015 12:48
 

Please make it stop!
RabbitEars
Posted: Oct 23, 2015 7:45
 

nice intvw w/colbert last week 
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Jul 13, 2015 14:55
 

Three songs in a row with incredible drumming:
Elvis Costello — Peace, Love and Understanding

Here's the late Keith Moon, and the thankfully alive Jay Dee Daugherty and Pete Thomas 
wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 13, 2015 14:55
 

Great Nick Lowe song. Anyone can sing it & pull it off.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: May 27, 2015 12:34
 

 springof63 wrote:
Just one thing bothering me here. I've got the Armed Forces album (UK release).
This track is not on it.
Was it only on the USA release of Armed Forces, or a reissue?

 
This song was on the original North American pressing, which also had an alternate cover.
dragon1952
Posted: May 11, 2015 17:41
 

One of my all time favorite tunes....so-oh-oh oh-oh-oh! {#Bananajam}
hallogallo
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: Apr 25, 2015 15:42
 


Such a cool song ...

 
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 5:16
 

 wossName wrote:
Those drums are awesome on headphones!

 
Well spotted!
Pete Thomas a genius without doubt!
Dunno how familiar you may be with Elvis Costello & The Attractions other work but if i may suggest giving 'Lipstick Vogue' from the 'This Years Model' album a listen (with your headphones on) - you're gonna love it {#Music}
.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBRKgL0AsyQ


springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 7:13
 

Just one thing bothering me here. I've got the Armed Forces album (UK release).
This track is not on it.
Was it only on the USA release of Armed Forces, or a reissue?
max_p
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 7:03
 

makes me wanna cry when I *still* see Costello try to insert his limited talents into current day entertainment.
gigikent
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 7:03
 

Pardon me, but WTF?!
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:40
 

YES!!!   YES!!!   YES!!!


greengene
Posted: Nov 11, 2014 10:53
 

Great Set, very topical: Youngbloods, followed up by Elvis Costello.  You don't editorialize, Bill, but your selections do betray a commonality of feeling with this listener at least.   {#Clap}
g3diego
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 9:25
 

Loving the segues this morning.......creative!
suesblues
(Sydney, Australia)
Posted: Jun 08, 2014 3:31
 

I love it when Bill Murray does a karaoke version of this song on 'Lost in Translation'.

Great song, great Elvis Costello, great album
wossName
(Earth)
Posted: Apr 30, 2014 9:49
 

Those drums are awesome on headphones!