Friday, November 15, 2019
Deep Cut Six Pack Volume Nine: Elvis Costello
Putting this sixpack together wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. There were too many songs to choose from, and just as many that didn't feel deep enough. Elvis has a lot of fans, many of whom read this blog, so I doubt there will be any real surprises here. But who knows? I went with six tracks that I felt like hearing.
There are four covers, songs recorded by Christina Aguilera, Lee Dorsey, Paul Simon and one recorded by both Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield. The two EC originals are "Imperial Bedroom," a great song NOT found on the album of the same name, and "Basement Kiss," one of a dozen tunes written for Wendy James of Transvision Vamp and found on her excellent "Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears" LP. Elvis' demos of those tracks were never officially released, though a few trickled out as b-sides.
Maybe this sixpack isn't quite as inspired as previous packs, but it's all I've got on a chilly Friday morning.
Running Out of Fools
The Greatest Love
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:42 AM