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by Fishfinger king
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Almost Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Almost Blue

The track Waiting For The Sun by The Doors is on the album Morrison Hotel
The track Sheer Heart Attack by Queen is on the album News Of The World
by Fishfinger king
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 226
Views: 75789

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

I do think the second half could’ve done with one more upbeat song. It’s very heavy on the slower ones. But my favourite slow song, which I haven’t seen many people mention, is I Do (Zula’s Song). Anyone else have a soft spot for this? I wonder who or what Zula is. Frankie I agree with both your po...
by Fishfinger king
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 226
Views: 75789

Re: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020

https://americansongwriter.com/hey-clockface-elvis-costello-album-review/ How Hey Clockface will be judged alongside Costello’s seminal classics — My Aim Is True, Armed Forces, This Year’s Model et. al. — remains to be seen. After all, some would argue that his last essential album was All This You...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Punch the Clock Survivor - Round 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Punch the Clock Survivor - Round 2

verbal gymnastics wrote:Dunno but I love World and his Wife!

Me too
by Fishfinger king
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Punch the Clock Survivor - Round 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Punch the Clock Survivor - Round 2

Is this still happening or has it been dropped?
by Fishfinger king
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Nick Lowe on World Cafe
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: Nick Lowe on World Cafe

Excellent. Why isn’t Nick known throughout the country as a true National Treasure?
by Fishfinger king
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Pump 'Em Up! Elvis Costello's Favourite Music
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Pump 'Em Up! Elvis Costello's Favourite Music

I’m a big fan of Nicole Atkins too. Saw her supporting Eels several years ago and followed her ever since. Excellent songwriter and singer. Amazing that someone so talented can be so relatively unknown - even to the cognoscenti like Elvis.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: The Complete Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)
Replies: 216
Views: 40169

Re: Armed Forces (Super Deluxe Edition)

I don't think I could be more disappointed both over content and separately of price. If it had been £60 to £80 I may have been tempted in spite of the lack of any real rarities. £180 -£200? No. Who is this aimed at? Certainly not hard core fans from the looks of all our responses. People with more ...
by Fishfinger king
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Blood and Chocolate Survivor - Round 4
Replies: 15
Views: 9682

Re: Blood and Chocolate Survivor - Round 4

verbal gymnastics wrote:Ditto, although I’d put it in my top 1.


I agree Verbal.
There have been some shocking early exits in these polls but this one is the strangest in my book. Clearly some fans appreciate different things in EC’s music than I do!!
by Fishfinger king
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 17100

Re: New song "Phonographic Memory", August 28, 2020

Neil. wrote:Blimey - son of 'A Town Called Big Nothing'!


Exactly my first thoughts Neil.
by Fishfinger king
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 226
Views: 75789

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

As a part time ebay seller (WITH ALL THE CRAP HERE I WILL ONE DAY BE FULL TIME!!) i must pitch the woes of Air Mail rates. Many sellers will not even sell worldwide. I do...but years ago, i could send a cd or a 45 ANYWHERE for $5 or 6. An lp would cost about $11 or so. And i am talking as recently ...
by Fishfinger king
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New album Hey Clockface released October 30, 2020
Replies: 226
Views: 75789

Re: New album Hey Clockface will be released October 30, 2020

It's annoying that there isn't a European or UK store to order from. Being just US makes ordering the LP from there too expensive compared to Amazon etc. Would like to support EC's online store more but extra postage costs prohibit this, except for very light items.
by Fishfinger king
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Trust Survivor - Round 10
Replies: 5
Views: 6604

Re: Trust Survivor - Round 10

I thought it would be number two....
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Results
Replies: 6
Views: 7322

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Results

Accidents for me too - and I didn't think it was too hard a decision. I've always felt that whilst Oliver's Army is good, it's a song for the general public whilst Accidents Will Happen is for the EC connoisseur. I may be being a bit of an Elvis snob though!!
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020
Replies: 67
Views: 52499

Re: New song ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential’, July 10, 2020

Agree with the WIWC likeness - seems like a cousin of Spooky Girlfriend with a bit of Hurry Down Doomsday for good measure.
It is fun downloading these with little warning - but I hope there will be vinyl/CD compilation of these tracks in due course (for us oldies).
by Fishfinger king
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 4
Replies: 3
Views: 2914

Re: Armed Forces Survivor - Round 4

This looks like a repeat from round 3?
Chemistry Class seems to have gone?
Shame, but losing the first 5 or 6 tracks on this one is nowhere near the same pain as Imperial Bedroom or This Year’s Model, for instance.
by Fishfinger king
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 10)
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 10)

What’s happened to Round 11?
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 9)
Replies: 8
Views: 4444

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 9)

The votes for You Belong to Me and Chelsea stick out like a sore thumb. 40 odd extra votes all for them. Multiple votes by one person pissing about.

Needs outside arbitration!! Reinstate those two!
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 6441

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 8)

This would explain a lot.
It's barely believable that Chelsea would go, and The Beat and Lip Service remain, if it had just been voted on by discerning board members...
by Fishfinger king
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 4)
Replies: 12
Views: 4070

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 4)

This MUST be a mistake
I demand a recount!
by Fishfinger king
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 25062

Re: New song "No Flag" released June 5, 2020

Clearly a pseudonym for our times in lockdown- Furlow = furlough
by Fishfinger king
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?
Replies: 40
Views: 19184

Re: which of these two long players is MORE of a clunker?

Alibi is a plodding bore, frankly, made worse for mistaking itself for one of his classic excursions into biting commentary. I remember at the time it was released how disappointed I was in Alibi. Live it was stripped down, short, punchy and full of vitriol. The recorded version is a boring overlon...
by Fishfinger king
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 1)
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: This Year's Model Survivor (Round 1)

jardine wrote:so is there going to be a night rally/radio radio issue here?


At least it’s the same band playing the extra track and it feels thematically similar. Detectives on MAIT just sticks out like a sore thumb, great as it is.

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