History Music / ElvisCostello

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.
11th Dec '16 3:33:20 PM Exxolon
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->''Veronica sits in her favourite chair and she sits very quiet and still,\\
And they call her a name that they never get right and if they don't then nobody else will.\\
But she used to have a carefree mind of her own with devilish look in her eye,\\
Saying "You can call me anything you like, but my name is Veronica"''
-->"Veronica"
16th Nov '16 11:49:14 AM MarkLungo
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* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: The credits of Costello's 1986 album ''Blood and Chocolate'' are in Esperanto, although some words are misspelled.

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* UsefulNotes/EsperantoTheUniversalLanguage: The credits of Costello's 1986 album ''Blood and Chocolate'' are in Esperanto, although some words are misspelled.



* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: "Oliver's Army".
* VanillaEdition: Many of his Universal reissues, after the Rykodisc and Rhino reissues of his 1977-1986 catalog featured bonus tracks, even ''Goodbye Cruel World''. Universal has released "deluxe editions" of some of his best albums like ''My Aim Is True'' and ''This Year's Model''.

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* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: The subject of "Oliver's Army".
* VanillaEdition: Many of his Universal Universal/Hip-O reissues, after the Rykodisc and Rhino reissues of his 1977-1986 catalog featured bonus tracks, even ''Goodbye Cruel World''. Universal has released "deluxe editions" of some of his best albums like ''My Aim Is True'' and ''This Year's Model''.
16th Nov '16 11:46:03 AM MarkLungo
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** Legendary country producer Billy Sherrill did the honors for ''Almost Blue''.
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