Archive for the 'Elvis Costello' Category

Friday, September 10th, 2010

“Several of the songs on Get Happy had been played on the mysteriously named “Armed Funk Tour” in the spring of 1979, our last American trip for over two years. However our first trial sessions revealed our “road” arrangements to be trite, brittle, and uncomfortably close to the rapidly dating style which was now called […]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Last week, while discussing unofficial compilations, I suggested that readers share some if their favorites in the comments. In doing so I asked myself the same question. While a number come to mind, I want to highlight a set that was put together by the now defunct music blog Setting The Woods On Fire. In […]

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I’ve yet to hear HEM do a cover I didn’t like. Here, the Brooklyn based countrypolitan outfit take on Costello’s “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes.” (culled from the 2003 tribute compilation Almost You :: The Songs of Elvis Costello) MP3: Hem :: (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ————— + Download DRM […]

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Let’s first address the 800 lb gorilla in the room: Elvis Costello’s catalog has notoriously, in the last decade, been reissued, repackaged, re-reissued, re-repackaged, and then some…if you’re keeping score the latest “reissues” came out less than a year ago. Every few years, each reissue again touts itself as the “definitive” and/or “deluxe” edition, boasting […]