7 September 2023
Declan Patrick MacManus aka ELVIS COSTELLO (69 now) released
his 3rd LP ARMED FORCES (of a total of 32, so far) on 5 January 1979.
As it happened/happens all the time record labels wanted/want,
no idea why, different album covers for different countries/continents.
In this case, see the US and Europe/UK covers for Armed Forces below.
So the promo for magazines/newspapers, above, was definitely
the advertisement used in America.
ELVIS: All Albums – Instagram
Flamboyant Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello drops his second solo
full-length THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE next week. On the album’s cover, a giant elephant is pictured.
42 years ago, in 1979, Elvis Costello released his 3rd album Armed Forces. Could the elephant in the middle be the same as Morello‘s one? How long can elephants live?
Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
4 January 2019
Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO
Album: ARMED FORCES (working title: Emotional Fascism) his third LP / 2nd with
Released: 5 January 1979 – 40 years ago
ROLLING STONE wrote: “Elvis Costello serves as a feisty and furiously talented middleman, halfway between rock’s smoothest sellouts and the angriest fringes of its New Wave. He wants to be daring, but he also wants to dance. He’d like to seethe and sell records at the same time. He’s mindful of — indeed, insistent upon — the form and its limitations: it’s only rock & roll, after all. But he takes it to the limit just the same.” – Full review here.
Turn Up The Volume! says: His first poppy sounding album, yet very explicit in content making it an overall success for old and new fans.
Three Top Tracks: Accidents Will Happen / Oliver’s Army / Green Shirt
– ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN –
– OLIVER’S ARMY –
– GREEN SHIRT –
ARMED FORCES in full…
ELVIS COSTELLO: Website – Facebook – All Albums