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Offline Magneto/Cerebro

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I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« on: February 07, 2008, 03:01:30 PM »
After much curiousity from listening to songs like "Radio Radio" and "I Want You", I decided to download a few Elvis Costello records and really get into his music. So far, I've got This Year's Model, Get Happy and Almost Blue downloaded in their entirety, and I definitely like what I hear so far. He was definitely an artist who defined "prolific" in the first six albums of his career, made within five years. Bands that make such great music in such short periods of time definitely appeal to my music sensibilities, and Elvis & The Attractions are, from the songs I've heard, no exception.

So who else is a fan, and what records of his are your personal favorites?
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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 05:26:02 PM »
IbMePdErRoIoAmL aka Imperial Bedroom.  Simply Majestic.
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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 10:20:34 AM »
Armed Forces is a classic must-have!

My Aim Is True, another classic must-have!


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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 04:53:22 PM »
Armed Forces is a classic must-have!

My Aim Is True, another classic must-have!




Indeed.   

I just purchased the Best of Elvis Costello (20 or songs) from iTunes and am very happy.


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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 07:25:18 PM »
Magneto, I'm surprised you got "This Year's Model" without getting "My Aim is True."  ???

Actually, rather than say what is best, here's what you need (in order of need):

1 My Aim is True (duh)
2 Armed Forces
3 Imperial Bedroom
4 King of America
5 Trust
Honorary Mention:  Blood & Chocolate
Plus: The song 'Veronica'

Then your classic canon would be complete.
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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 11:48:50 AM »
I like that song... oh what is it... Monica?.... Harmonica?... 

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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 12:20:48 PM »
How many songs capture so elegantly (well, really, at all) that all us young folk will one day (hopefully) be very old, and hopefully not forgotten?
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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 01:38:01 PM »
Him and the Police are coming to Nebraska here soon I heard tell on the radio I did hear.
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Re: I'm Getting into Elvis Costello...
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 01:43:32 PM »
Definitely Armed Forces is a must-get.

I also really like Get Happy and This Year's Model.  Those three are my favorites.