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 In the gap-plugger post, I plan to share the withdrawn iTunes single of Fiona's killer version of I Want You, which here shares a single track with another song.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


  1. we can't afford cable TV so thanks VERY much for this!

  2. Hey, I have a question about a EC TV special I remember seeing some years ago - see if it jogs your memory. I cannot remember what the show was called, but it featured EC only being interviewed about his music by some guy i can't remember either (sorry), and playing some tunes solo. It would have been just pre-When i Was Cruel, i think, as EC was using a lot of effects and gadgets - he had a Line 6 POD set up, and did an AMAZING version of Watching The Detectives at the end of the show.

    ANY ideas what it WAS?????

  3. PC here under alias: Nope, but it sounds great! Maybe poking around on the Elvis Costello wiki would turn up some info on this, and is loads of fun to browse anyway.

  4. Thanks for this, I've been wanting to check it out.

  5. the special in question sounds similar to the video A Cause For Song (or A Case For Song i forget which it is). that came out a little earlier than you're saying, so it might not be exactly what you're talking about, but it does include an awesome solo version of Watching The Detectives. it came out around the same time as All This Useless Beauty and has a lot of neat stuff especially some stuff with The Brodsky Quartet including a string and vocal version of "Pills And Soap" and a cover of "God Only Knows". definitely worth checking out. and there's slightly different songs depending on whether you find the vhs or dvd version.


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