ELVIS COSTELLO Watched The Detectives 40 Years Ago…

When timeless in sound and vision…


12 October 2017

Forty (!) years ago – on 14 October 1977 – ELVIS COSTELLO released one of his best
songs – to my ears – as a single. WATCHING THE DECECTIVES was Costello’s inventive
and sparkling way of playing reggae. This sharp-witted stroke (produced by Nick Lowe) about a lover who would rather watch TV was described perfectly back then by Rolling Stone Magazine as ‘a clever but furious burst of cynicism’. It peaked at No 15 on the UK singles chart. Here’s a cool, quaking live rendition (Koln, Germany, 1978)…

ELVIS COSTELLO: Website – Facebook Discography

Elvis and his Attractions 40 years ago…

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