Scandinavian Inspiration – ELVIS COSTELLO Rolls Again On New Ace Track ‘HETTY O’HARA CONFIDENTIAL’

New sonic impulses…

10 July 2020

Back in February, ELVIS COSTELLO, the king of America went to Finland’s capital Helsinki.
“I wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me,” he said. He enjoyed a holiday but couldn’t resist to jump in a studio over there to record some tracks.

No Flag was the first piece he shared with the world. A pretty brilliant stunner with
Costello on a roll like an angry young man again. Second cut  Hetty O’Hara Confidential
is an equally  sonic jim-dandy. A sort of beatbox banger. Boom boom. The Scandinavian
air seems to inspire the songsmith legend.

Here’s why…


Back With A Bang – ELVIS COSTELLO Drops Brand New Steamy Stunner ‘NO FLAG’

New sonic impulses…

5 June 2020

Living legend ELVIS COSTELLO has dropped new steamy stunner NO FLAG. Undoubtedly his best and most surprising cut in ages, recorded on Suomenlinna Island, near Helsinki in Finland.

“I wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me. This is ‘The Helsinki Sound.”
said Elvis in a press statement, who played all the instruments.

No time for this kind of love
No flag waving high above
No sign for the dark place that I live
No God for the damn that I don’t give

Tune in…


‘Shipbuilding’ By ROBERT WYATT Featuring ELVIS COSTELLO (1982)

Top singles from the past

6 March 2020

Artist: Robert Wyatt 
Single: Shipbuilding
A song about the Falklands War
B-side: Memories Of You
Released: 20 August 1982
Note 1: Clive Langer composed the music and Elvis Costello
wrote the lyrics as Wyatt wasn’t happy about his own words
Note 2: Mark Bedford of Madness played double bass on the track
Score: The single failed to reach the charts, but reached #35 in the UK
when it was re-released in 1983. Voted third best song of the year by NME

Here’s Wyatt‘s wonderful voice..

Elvis Costello‘s version
(On his  1983 Punch The Clock .album …)


ELVIS COSTELLO Released His Superb Soul Inspired Album ‘GET HAPPY!!’ 40 Years Ago…

15 February 2020

This day 40 years ago, on 15 February 1980, ELVIS COSTELLO and his ATTRACTIONS released their superb album ‘GET HAPPY!!’. Definitely one of his best in my book and
still sounding lively, vital and highly entertaining today. It was the fourth Costello album, the third with the Attractions and a bestseller, reaching #11 in the US and #2 in the UK.

AllMusic wrote: “Get Happy!! bursts with energy and invention, standing as a testament
to how Costello can reinvent the pop encyclopedia from the past in his own image.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5

Turn Up The Volume: This was Costello’s soul and R&B inspired album, his genial
sonic view of Motown’s canon. Maybe it should be re-released now so everybody
gets happy again in these troubled times.

Singles: I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down / High Fidelity

(Written by Homer Banks & Allen Jones and recorded in 1967 by Sam & Dave)


Album in full…