|Costello, Elvis / When I Was Cruel|
|Album:||When I Was Cruel||Collection:||General|
|1.||Tue, 27 Sep 11:||Uncle Steve|
|4.||Mon, 01 Mar 10:||Uncle Steve|
Palo Alto Pop Overthrow (the midlife edition)
|2.||Sat, 27 Mar 10:||Uncle Steve|
My Musical Midlife Meltdown
|5.||Sat, 09 Jan 10:||Uncle Steve|
|3.||Fri, 19 Mar 10:||Trent Kay|
What Am I Going To Do With You?
|6.||Thu, 24 Nov 05:||MichaS|
This is supposed to be the album that signifies Elvis’ return to his original sound. I’m not sure I agree, though. Though these songs are catchier and rock a whole lot more than his recent stuff, they don’t exactly sound like “My Aim Is True” or “This Year’s Model.” Nonetheless, I enjoyed it quite a bit.|
1. A song both about 45 rpm records and the end of WWII, I think. Keyboard, electric guitar.
2. Slower, with neat background vocals and horns, synthesizers. Very catchy.
3. Electric guitar-driven tune. Pretty rock ‘n’ roll. Very infectious lyrics.
4. This sounds totally like Elvis singing a Bjork song. Weird synth effects, and vocal “oomphs” here and there.
5. One of the songs that actually sounds like the earlier material. Very fast singing over slower instrumentation.
6. Neat brass instruments and drum beats.
7. Piano, organ, bass. An angry song about a past love. This is characteristic Elvis Costello bitterness.
8. Fuzzed-out funky electric guitar and Elvis’ vocals. Sounds like a lighter Iggy Pop track. Kinda.
9. Frantic distorted guitar accompanied by harmonica. Very cool.
10. This one got on my nerves a bit. Very whiny and slow. You might like it though…
11. A continuation to number 8 that’s been toned down quite a bit.
12. Okay, this one definitely sounds like an old Stooges song. Sloppy guitars and bass; however, Elvis’ singing is much more disciplined than Iggy’s.
13. Slow guitar strumming set to Elvis’ crooning. Extremely catchy for a slow song.
14. Kinda like number 13.
15. Again, very slow.
|3.||Tear Off Your Own Head||10.||Alibi|
|4.||When I Was Cruel NO.2||11.||...Dust|
|5.||Soul for Hire||12.||Daddy Can I Turn This?|
|6.||15 Petals||13.||My Little Blue Window|
|7.||Tart||14.||Episode of Blonde|