History Music / ElvisCostello

18th Sep '17 6:17:34 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** Almost every version of ''Get Happy!!'' places emphasis on the number of tracks in its promotion. The original vinyl album featured twenty tracks one one record, and Elvis recorded a television promo promoting this fact while the album included a note from producer Nick Lowe to assuage customer fears that the quality would be sacrificed to fit the songs on. The 1994 Rykodisc reissue contained ten bonus tracks and a note from Elvis reading, "Thanks to the wonders of technology, we are able to present the new and improved ''Get Happy!!'' containing, count them, THIRTY TRACKS!!!" Nine years later, the Rhino reissue added a bonus disc containing {{th|ereIsNoKillLikeOverkill}}irty bonus tracks, bringing the total to 50. This trend died with the [[VanillaEdition 2007 Hip-O releases, which drop the bonus tracks and liner notes]].

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** Almost every version of ''Get Happy!!'' places emphasis on the number of tracks in its promotion. The original vinyl album featured twenty tracks one on one record, and Elvis recorded a television promo promoting this fact while the album included a note from producer Nick Lowe to assuage customer fears that the quality would be sacrificed to fit the songs on. The 1994 Rykodisc reissue contained ten bonus tracks and a note from Elvis reading, "Thanks to the wonders of technology, we are able to present the new and improved ''Get Happy!!'' containing, count them, THIRTY TRACKS!!!" Nine years later, the Rhino reissue added a bonus disc containing {{th|ereIsNoKillLikeOverkill}}irty bonus tracks, bringing the total to 50. This trend died with the [[VanillaEdition 2007 Hip-O releases, which drop the bonus tracks and liner notes]].
31st Aug '17 1:01:21 PM Asbduhas
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** From "The Beat": "I'd do anything to con-FUSE the enemy".
22nd Aug '17 5:54:15 PM mrgate3
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He hosted [[TooGoodToLast two seasons]] of a music/interview show called ''Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...'' which aired on the Sundance Channel in the US and Creator/Channel4 in the UK. UsefulNotes/{{Television}} has seen him being banned from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for a dozen years for changing songs unannounced, subbing for Creator/DavidLetterman during his heart surgery, and appearing AsHimself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Charges that he is an [[Series/ThirtyRock international art thief]] are still being investigated.


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He hosted [[TooGoodToLast two seasons]] of a music/interview show called ''Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...'' which aired on the Sundance Channel in the US and Creator/Channel4 in the UK. UsefulNotes/{{Television}} has seen him being banned from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for a dozen years for changing songs unannounced, subbing for Creator/DavidLetterman during his heart surgery, and appearing AsHimself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''. Charges that he is an [[Series/ThirtyRock international art thief]] are still being investigated.

16th Jul '17 3:55:10 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: He changed Sam & Dave's anguished ballad "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" into an upbeat, uptempo song.
16th Jul '17 3:54:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: He changed Sam & Dave's anguished ballad "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down" into an upbeat, uptempo song.
5th Jun '17 5:23:51 PM MarkLungo
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* SesameStreetCred: Joined Elmo (both dressed in jacket, tie, fedora, and hipster "NHS glasses") to sing about the time [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxardpBReQc "the monster went and ate my red 2".]]

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Joined Elmo (both dressed in jacket, tie, fedora, and hipster "NHS glasses") to sing about the time [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxardpBReQc "the monster went and ate my red 2".]]]], a [[ParodyAssistance rewrite]] of "The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes".



* WroteTheBook: "Every Day I Write The Book"

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* WroteTheBook: "Every Day I Write The Book"Book".
16th May '17 10:26:00 PM thelivingtoad
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* DigitalPiracyIsOkay: On 2004's ''The Delivery Man'', the standard FBI anti-piracy warning is prefaced by a note reading: '''"The artist does not endorse the following statement. The FBI doesn't have his home phone number and he hopes they don't have yours."'''

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* DigitalPiracyIsOkay: On 2004's ''The Delivery Man'', the standard FBI anti-piracy warning is prefaced by a note reading: '''"The ''"The artist does not endorse the following statement. The FBI doesn't have his home phone number and he hopes they don't have yours."'''"''
13th May '17 12:36:48 PM nombretomado
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** "Tramp the Dirt Down" is a long anti-MargaretThatcher rant.

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** "Tramp the Dirt Down" is a long anti-MargaretThatcher anti-UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher rant.
24th Feb '17 4:39:54 PM microkittycat
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* RevisitingTheRoots: ''Brutal Youth'', which both reunited him with The Attractions and revived his classic 70s style.
15th Jan '17 8:17:46 AM jamespolk
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** He had a sporadic songwriting partnership with Music/PaulMcCartney, leading to several [=McCartney=]/Costello compositions scattered over both artists' albums in the late 80s and early 90s. One of their joint compositions, "Veronica", became one of the biggest hits of Costello's career. Costello joked that their collaboration reversed the dynamics one would expect, with Paul being the one who tried to write entire songs in one chord and similar weirdness, and Elvis being the one who was coming up with more melodic material.

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** He had a sporadic songwriting partnership with Music/PaulMcCartney, leading to several [=McCartney=]/Costello compositions scattered over both artists' albums in the late 80s and early 90s. One of their joint compositions, "Veronica", became one of the biggest hits of Costello's career. ([=McCartney=] plays bass on the song as well.) Costello joked that their collaboration reversed the dynamics one would expect, with Paul being the one who tried to write entire songs in one chord and similar weirdness, and Elvis being the one who was coming up with more melodic material.
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