Thursday, February 02, 2006

Revisiting Elvis Costello

Some of you will be glad to know that, not only did Sarcastro give me an Elvis Costello CD so that I can be properly educated, he also gave me a CD player upon which to play it. It was a very nice gift. At least, I assume it's a gift. It may be a consolation prize of some sort: "Sorry you're too stupid to understand libertarianism, but here's a CD player" or "It's too bad you don't have your own vehicle to drive back and forth to work, but here's something for you to listen to music on for those days when you don't have your car. Oh, wait, isn't that every day?" But I'm going to assume it's some kind of nice gesture.

2 Comments:

Blogger bridgett said...

Let me know if you'd like to explore any of his other work. Trust and Imperial Bedroom are my personal favorites, although I also like Blood and Chocolate.

2/02/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Pick said...

Just for fun, here's my list of the best Elvis Costello albums:

All This Useless Beauty
King of America
Imperial Bedroom
Get Happy
This Year's Model
The Delivery Man
Armed Forces
Blood and Chocolate
Trust
My Aim Is True
Brutal Youth
When I Was Cruel
Spike
Punch the Clock
The Juliet Letters
Mighty Like a Rose
Kojak Variety
Painted From Memory
North
Almost Blue
Goodbye Cruel World

After you finish with those, I'll tell you about the live recordings (including bootlegs), the odd soundtracks and assorted classical things, the three different CD versions of most of these titles, the guest appearances on other people's records, and the versions of Costello songs recorded by other artists, many of which are the only versions in existence.

2/03/2006 02:52:00 PM  

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