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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Mar 1, 2021.
and in honor of that
Always dug those shoes.
And yet, most of that LP is better than that song, imo....JJ had several great albums, including his jazz/swing/whatever it was LP
Not a fan of Costello, I was more into The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Specials and The Jam. He came along at that time, and I just didn't gel with his music, or style of songwriting, I still don't in all honesty.
With the three angry British singer-songwriters Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and Joe Jackson, there was a definite pecking order. Joe Jackson was #3.
Billy Joel did a perfect imitation of him, which is the final nail in the coffin:
I was a big Elvis Costello fan from pretty much the Trust album all the way thru The Imposters.
And then he sort of lost me.
I'm not all that concerned about his management suggesting the stage name.
It was more a tribute to Elvis Presley than it was a disrespect anyway.
His songwriting always intrigued me intellectually, and his song craft frequently moved me.
And much of his music was the soundtrack to my 1980's, the years of some of my greatest misadventures, mistakes, and infidelities.
But I repeat myself.
I've been a fan of EC since I first heard him in 1977.
I had the great pleasure of seeing him with the Confederates in 1987, at (Willie's) Austin Opry House.
He's a powerful, evocative singer
I even saw him guitar shopping at Guutar Rez in the early 1980s.
I bought a clean, red Epiphone Sheraton.
His word play and incisive wit are unparalleled, IMO.
Elvis the first was amusing.
Bram Tchaikovsky was #4. Remember him?
I saw him two years ago here in New York with The Imposters. While he was great on his own, his keyboard player Steve Nieve nearly stole the show.
declan etal pretty much invented nerd rock, i'll give him that
woody allen with a guitar
Yeah, I guess that's why GP hasn't been on the charts since 1991.
What do charts have to do with anything?
Good question,,,Lester Bangs?
Answered earlier - David Lee Roth.
The thing that’s interesting, or was interesting, about EC was that while he was marketed as a kind of nerdy, English weirdo Buddy Holly, his nyc shows in 1978 were epic in their intensity. He and the Attractions were ferocious. Maybe it was the drugs but they came out like Hercules unchained. It was unexpected, it was kinda crazy and it was damn impressive.
When we saw them at the Capitol in Port Chester two years ago, The Impostors were pretty intense, too. And his catalog is so big at this point that they played stuff from 3 or 4 different eras. All of it was excellent.
He got sick right after those NYC-area shows (they did 2 in Brooklyn and then 3 at the Cap) and scotched the rest of the tour. We were lucky to catch him when we did.
I believe they exist as a measure of popularity.
Nick Lowe is not possessive of his work. He always considered this to be a Johnny Cash song but I like his version a little better:
Shockingly, he seems to consider music to be an art form rather than a competition.
I like pretty much all of the artists mentioned on this thread.
If you like one Elvis, you can like the other too.
The Elvis composition "Girls Talk" slays me although another artist had the bigger hit with it. Great song: