Friday, November 9, 2012

50,000 Obsessive Elvis Costello Fans Can't Be Wrong

    I'm moving into a new place tomorrow so I don't have much to time to write tonight.  But I do hope you enjoy my collection of Elvis Costello obscurities - I tried to make it a cross-section of stuff from various points in his career.  There's also a lot of good stuff I didn't include, so I may have to make another 1-2 of these at some point.


Temptation (live)
From Head To Toe
New Rhythm Method
Still Feeling Blue
Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo)
Peace Like a River
Aubergine (with Jazz Passengers)
The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
A Condemned Man
Sticks and Stones
So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star
My Mood Swings
Little Boxes
What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Live)
Gloomy Sunday
Sad About Girls
That Day Is Done (With The Fairfield Four)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for that.Fantastic

ms. xtro said...

this looks like another outstanding mix from your outstanding blog! thank you for this excellent EC collection and for continuing to offer these entertaining listening experiences!

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous and ms. extro,

Glad to oblige. And even though some of Elvis' non-album output is kinda, well, drossy, there's also a lot of gold to be gleaned.

Miles said...

I finally got around to listening to this. What a great set of collectables! nearly all were new to my ears, save 'Head To Toe' and 'Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo)'.

Thanks for taking the time to assemble these. A daunting task no doubt given EC's prolificness. Keep mining the gold, my friend.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Mining Elvis's catalog is (mostly) a labor of enjoyment. Actually even the dross is kinda interesting to listen to once.

D. said...

I did one of these a long while back (on cassette!) with various tribute album appearances, vinyl B-sides and CD single extras ... I can source most of yours, but not all. Care to list the sources when you find time? (Holidays being the wrong time to ask, I know!)
Thanks again, I appreciate the loverly labour of love here.
Dan in NY

Ishkabibliophile said...


I've posted the sources below. I also must apologize for not thanking the blog that posted the Rarities Disc 1,2 and 3 - but I can't remember which blog I got it from. :)

Hope this helps.

Temptation (live) Costello & Nieve - Live Box Set
From Head To Toe Imperial Bedroom
New Rhythm Method Blood & Chocolate [Disc 2] (Bonus Disc)
Still Feeling Blue Kojak Variety (Bonus Disc)
Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim is True (Bonus Disc)
Peace Like a River Elvis Rarities - Disc 1
Aubergine (with Jazz Passenger Individually Twisted
The Night Before Larry Was Stretched Kojak Variety (Bonus Disc)
A Condemned Man National Ransack EP
Sticks and Stones B-Sides
So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star Live in Philadelphia, At The Spectrum: August 11, 1984
My Mood Swings Pomp & Pout (The Universal Years)
Little Boxes Weeds - Music from the Show
What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Bonus Disc)
Gloomy Sunday Elvis Rarities - Disc 2
Impatience Elvis Rarities - Disc 3
Sad About Girls Trust [Bonus Disc]
That Day Is Done (With The Fairfield Four) All This Useless Beauty (Bonus Disc)