Video: It's as if Elvis Costello wrote this new song last week instead of four months ago

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/06/05/video-its-as-if-elvis-coste.html

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I couldn’t agree more with the headline of this article.

Wow.

Also, why was I not already an Elvis Costello fan?

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Welcome, fellow human of fine taste.

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Friend! Are YOU in for a hell of a ride! I’m almost jealous you get to enjoy his work fresh and new.

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And try this oldie but goodie, his cover of a timely Nick Lowe song :

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Costello’s been attacking the fascists for awhile now. Glad to see he’s still at it.
And this one got played a lot after 45 got elected: https://youtu.be/eifljYPFW-E
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like him normally but that little guitar ditty that occasionally pops up in this otherwise OKish song annoys me for some reason. I would rather take his vocals and layer it over the song “Search and Destroy” although I’d prefer THAT to happen using the EMF version instead of the Iggy Pop version.

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Hey, don’t worry about it. Accidents will happen.

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I feel like the new Bob Mould song also deserves a shout out

Bob Against the Machine

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I see what you did there. :wink: Nice!

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There are masterpieces through his whole career and he’s always peppered his albums with political thought.

Note (because it has to be said especially if this is your first listen): Oliver’s Army uses the N-word in context of the troubles in Northern Ireland. A White N— was a slur referring to Irish Catholics. The song empathizes with them. Per Wiki, “The song was based on the premise ‘they always get a working class boy to do the killing’”.

I have listened to numerous versions of Alison over and over again. There are many good covers, but Linda Ronstadt put it on the map a year after Costello’s debut album had it. I was ten years old so the song has grown in meaning as I have gotten old…er.

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Holy shit. Not enough likes in the world.

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