Post by The Horned Grandmother on Jun 9, 2012 16:05:39 GMT -5
'Oliver's Army' is probably my favorite Elvis Costello song. Soooo fucking good.
As far as as Elvis goes, the earlier in his career the better. My personal favorite is Punch the Clock, which was released in 1983, but I wouldn't venture much further than 1987 or so.
The comp The Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions is a greatest hits collection on par with Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits and The Best of James. Elvis' work with the Attractions is by far the best; the stuff he did with like the Brodsky Quartet or the Impostors isn't nearly as interesting.
Elvis has some serious crap in his catalog. I've never been able to get beyond My Aim Is True, no matter how hard I try. I like his creepy serial killer type stuff, but 80% of his music is bubble gum pop.