Elvis Costello And The Attractions
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The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Elvis Costello And The Attractions’ “Spanish Model” and Lorde’s “Te Ao Mārama” Reviewed
foreign (to me, I mean) language takes
if the hook goes “And I hope you’re happy now,” what’s the line immediately before it? Why, “I never loved you anyhow” of course
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-16-21 – 7-22-21, Elvis Costello And The Attractions and Juanes “Pump It Up” Reviewed
very, very clever and confusingly redundant
a dissection of the emotional fascism explicit in sexual relationships
They wear hoods and carry shotguns in the main streets of Montgomery
If “We Can Be Together” sounded like a good trip (man, that Grace Slick can sing, how did you lose her cool?) it wasn’t, it was based on Black Panther’s war cry, “Up against the, motherfucker”) and from there it blows blues hot (try a terrific “Wooden Ships” and folk cool. Add on top two of the best songs, the title track and “Somebody To Love” and you have a career peak.
It’s not just the superb bass lick finger picked all the way through through that makes it sound like a boxer bobbing on the toes of his feet, it is the waving Costello delivery till the knocked out “You can feel” at the end of the song.