Single This! ELVIS COSTELLO

‘Tokyo Storm Warning’ by ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS

What do we care if the world is a joke? (Tokyo Storm Warning)
We’ll give it a big kiss, we’ll give it a poke (Tokyo Storm Warning)
Death wears a big hat ’cause he’s a big bloke (Tokyo Storm Warning)
We’re only living this instant

From his 1986 Blood & Chocolate album

Back In Time With WEEZER – MISSY ELLIOTT – COSTELLO – THE RACONTEURS

Back in time…

Band: THE RACONTEURS (Jack White & Friends)
Album: BROKEN BOY SOLDIERS – debut LP
Released: 16 May 2006 – 15 years ago

Rolling Stone: “Expectations were sky-high,
but the Raconteurs exceed them all.”

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THE RACONTEURS: All Albums

Band: WEEZER
Album: WEEZER (Green Album) – 3rd LP
Released: 15 May 2001 – 20 years ago

Entertainment’s Weekly wrote: “A return to their winning
formula of sugary power pop and smart-assed rants.”

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WEEZER: All Albums

Artist: MISSY ELLIOTT
Album: MISSY E… SO ADDICTIVE – 3rd album
Released: 15 May 2001 – 20 years ago

Pitchfork: “Of course, to say Miss E is addictive is pushing
it. Sure, I’m having a great time experimenting with this stuff
right now.”

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MISSY ELLIOTT: All Albums

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO
Album: ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY 13th LP
Released: 14 May 1996 – 25 years ago

AllMusic: “All This Useless Beauty doesn’t quite add up
to a major statement, but the simple pleasures it offers
makes it one of the more rewarding records of the latter
part of Costello’s career.”

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COSTELLO: ALL ALBUMS

ELVIS COSTELLO – His ‘MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE’ Album Released 30 Years Ago

13 May 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO
Born: Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus
Active since 1970 / 31 studio albums (so far)

Album: MIGHTY LIKE A ROSE – his 13th LP
Released: 14 May 191 – 30 years ago

Rolling Stone wrote: “In time you can turn these obsessions into careers,”
sings Elvis Costello on ‘Mighty Like a Rose’. This is true. Almost a decade and
a half after emerging as punk’s brightest angry young man, Costello faces a
musical midlife crisis. Will his caustic anger, once so cathartic and cleansing,
congeal into bitterness?

Is he stuck romanticizing his pain, or will he break through to some hard-won
understanding and resolution?… While the bleak story lines still revolve around
bad relationships and indict others for the singer’s own problems, the music reveals
a more encouraging subtext. This is Costello’s most ambitious and adventurous
music
in ages.” Score: 3/5

Single/clip: The Other Side Of Summer

Full album…

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ELVIS COSTELLO: All Albums

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS Released Their 5th Longplayer ‘TRUST’ 40 Years Ago

19 January 2021

Artist: ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS
Album: TRUST – fifth LP
Released: 23 January 2021 – 40 years ago

Rolling Stone: “It marks Elvis’s summit as a singer, songwriter,
and miserable-Irish-bastard pin-up boy.” Score: 4/5.

Elvis Costello: “A record that falls between the cracks a little bit.
It has one of the greatest Attractions performances with ‘New Lace
Sleeves.”

Turn Up The Volume: Imperishable song and wordsmith
with 31 albums… so far.

Key tracks: New Lace Sleeves / From A Whisper To A Scream

– NEW LACE SLEEVES –

– FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM –

ELVIS COSTELLO: Facebook

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Cracking Singles Turning 35 In 2021

All released in 1986

1. ‘Living Too Late’
by THE FALL

Finally going through old parasite gate
But there’s a 24-hour clock watch
And I’m living too late
Think

R.I.P

2. ‘Kiss’ by PRINCE

You don’t have to be beautiful
To turn me on
I just need your body, baby
From dusk ’til dawn

Kiss here…

3. ‘Walk This Way’ by RUN DMC

She told me to
Walk this way!
Talk this way!

Walk here…


4. ‘World Shut Your Mouth’
by JULIAN COPE

She sings, “World, shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

Be quiet…

5. I Want You by ELVIS COSTELLO

I want you, you’ve had your fun, you don’t get well no more
I want you, your fingernails go dragging down the wall
Be careful, darling, you might fall

Love here…

ELVIS COSTELLO Et Son Camarade IGGY POP… En Français

4 December 2020

Bonjour à tout le monde. Aujourd’hui quelque chose de très spécial.

ELVIS COSTELLO and IGGY POP met recently for a conversation for Rolling Stone‘s
current Musicians On Musicians series. At one point Costello said that the lead-single
NO FLAG from his new, highly acclaimed, album Hey Clockface is actually an homage
to Pop’s old legendary band The Stooges.

And by surprise, they shared, during the interview, a new version of ‘No Flag with Costello playing every instrument and Iggy Pop singing… in French. Note: the Godfather of punk
has sung in French before, on his 2009 album Preliminaires et il le fait très bien.

Ici l’homme avec beaucoup de passion pour la vie en Français. On y va

Costello‘s original…