Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm Committed to Elvis

I'm pretty sure I got my first Elvis Costello record back in 1982 - I think it was Armed Forces. I can't say I haven't been a bit disappointed, or sometimes just felt a little blah, with some of the releases over the last 20 years. Still the guy is prolific. And some of the latter day Elvis albums really do hold up to his earlier work. So tonight I give you an Elvis career retrospective - proceeding chronologically, there's one cut from each of his albums (including compilations like Taking Liberties and Out of Our Idiot).

Download Disc One

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Less Than Zero
The Beat
Oliver's Army
Clowntime Is Over
Too Far Gone
From A Whisper To A Scream
Shabby Doll
Everyday I Write The Book
Room With No Number
Tokyo Storm Warning
Brilliant Mistake
The Flirting Kind
Pads, Paws and Claws

Georgie And Her Rival
I Almost Had A Weakness
Smack 'im!
13 Steps Lead Down
Weird Nightmare
Shallow Grave
God Give Me Strength
I'm In The Mood Again
That's How You Got Killed Before
Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?
Go Away
My All Time Doll


Don said...

I like the cut of your jib, young man! Stumbled across your blog from a link on Totally Fuzzy. Good eclectic selection and I agree with your tastes. Just scanning now, but will be back to sample later on. It appears you're a New Yorker or close by. Do you know Vin Scelsa's radio show on WFUV on Saturday nights? I think you'd like it.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@ Don Hope you like the comps (and my jib thanks you for the kind words. :) I used to listen to Vin Scelsa's show back in the early 90s, but then I moved away from NYC. Didn't even know he was still on, so I'll have to see if he has a podcast.