Friday, March 26, 2010
Elvis Costello and Friends (Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple, Billie Joe Armstrong) - VH1 Decades Rock Live 5/19/06 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City
Posting's been light, to say the least, and I still have to gather a few loose ends before I share the next installment of Elvis Costello gap-pluggers. And I'll be away for ten days so it won't be up 'til I get back.
In the meantime, here's an interesting show with Elvis and the Imposters and guests Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple, and Billie Joe Armstrong. This is not the complete concert, but the songs broadcast on VH1. In the gap-plugger post, I plan to share the withdrawn iTunes single of Fiona's killer version of I Want You, which here shares a single track with another song. Meanwhile, here's an enjoyable set with some unusual material... or should I say, some Rare Stuff!
Tracks [AUDIO ONLY]:
Accidents Will Happen - Elvis Costello & Death Cab For Cutie
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Elvis Costello & Ben Gibbard
Kinder Murder - Death Cab For Cutie
Shabby Doll - Elvis Costello & The Imposters w/Fiona Apple
I Know - Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song)/I Want You - Elvis Costello & The Imposters w/Fiona Apple
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Elvis Costello & The Imposters w/Billie Joe Armstrong
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)/Alison - Elvis Costello & Billie Joe Armstrong
No Action - Elvis Costello & The Imposters w/Billie Joe Armstrong
Basket Case/Radio Radio/Pump It Up - Elvis Costello & The Imposters w/Billie Joe Armstrong
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello & The Imposters w/all guests
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Neil Young 4-Part EPstravaganza! Eldorado, Mansion on the Hill, The Complex Sessions, Merkinball (with Pearl Jam)
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It's been a week since I've posted anything here, and I don't have too much time tonight, so here's just a quickie pre-St. Patrick's Day 6-song Elvis Costello post. Not the 20-song batch which comprised our EC Trainspotter Gap-Plugger Part 1 post, so I've called this 1.5. Plenty more coming in parts 2 and 3, fret not!
Meanwhile, a half-dozen hard-to-find Costello tracks with their Irish up. To wit:
The MacManus Gang: A Town Called Big Nothing; 3 versions; 1987 single featuring Elvis' then-wife Cait O'Riordan, his dad Ross MacManus on trumpet, and Attractions Steve and Pete. Weird fake-spaghetti-western-soundtrack song, but Irish band name/members!
All This Useless Beauty - Live from 6A: Great Musical Performances from Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Recorded May 21, 1996; w/Steve Nieve. O'Brien, he's Irish, right?
Many Rivers to Cross - Brilliant Attractions cover of Jimmy Cliff classic from the Live for Ireland anti-heroin charity concert CD (actual concert title was Self-Aid) from 1986.
And finally the absolute gem of this little collection:
Long Journey Home (Anthem) - Elvis Costello with Anuna. Co-written with Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains, this stirring anthem was the title song of a documentary celebrating Irish-American history. Jimmy Fallon recently sang a bit of this in harmony with Elvis on his recent appearance on Late Night; you can track it down at the show's section of NBC's website. Add this to your St. Pat's mix, and hoist a glass of Jameson's or Guinness and wave it to and fro. Happy St. Patrick's Day from The Rare Stuff!