Elvis Costello, I don't get it. | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
LSUballs
LA-Monroe Fan
RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
20443 posts

Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


Dude can't sing and makes awful music. Not sure how anybody can dig the music he makes. Feel free to dispute my claim.


This post was edited on 10/5 at 4:32 pm



Back to top
Share:
Gorilla Fingers
LSU Fan
don't worry.i'm here.i'm right here
Member since Jul 2011
1048 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


outside of (What's so funny 'bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, I concur.





Back to top
Kafka
New Orleans Saints Fan
Remembering The Alamo
Member since Jul 2007
70952 posts
 Online 

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


quote:

Dude can't sing and makes awful music. Not sure how anybody can dig the music he makes

That he makes "awful music" is a matter of taste, but I don't see how you can say he can't sing. He has a very expressive voice that can communicate a wide variety of emotion.

Riot Act

My Funny Valentine

Almost Blue

Watching The Detectives

Town Crier






Back to top
Burt Reynolds
Florida State Fan
L.A.
Member since Jul 2008
15771 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


he was part of punk/new wave. you didn't have to be a good singer. that was the whole punk mantra.





Back to top
TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
11039 posts
 Online 

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I dont mind his voice, but love his tunes...





Back to top
Kingwood Tiger
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Jul 2005
12222 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I love Elvis....he puts on a hell of a show! Got to see him open for The Police here in Houston couple years ago.

If you haven't heard this album, you need to give it a try..Amazing!






Back to top
LSUbase13
South Carolina Fan
Charleston, SC
Member since Mar 2008
10578 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


Welcome to the working week...





Back to top
redneck hippie
Tulsa
Member since Dec 2008
1703 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I was never a big fan. But I saw country/bluegrass show last year and it was incredible.





Back to top
Zappas Stache
Snotterburgh
Member since Apr 2009
8918 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I like some of his stuff but I'm not an uber fan. But the guy can sing.....not an American idol voice....which I think is very vanilla. But his phrasing is on par with Dylan.





Back to top
The Cable Guy
Iowa State Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2004
9692 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


Whaaa!!!

Elvis Costello is awesome. Love his sound.

Exhibit A This Year's Girl (Live)

Exhibit B Accidents Will Happen

Exhibit C Moods for Moderns






Back to top
TH03
Notre Dame Fan
In Darth's Head
Member since Dec 2008
91286 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


Alison is my favorite song of all time.





Back to top
parrotdr
LSU Fan
Cesspool of Rationalization
Member since Oct 2003
5361 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


Back in the 80's he was one of the coolest, most respected and most prolific composers/performers.

Sure he's not a great singer, but neither is Springsteen, Bono, or many other rock singers. It's the style of what they do that carries them. You don't have to like it, but I love some of his stuff.







Back to top
Dandy Lion
Georgia Fan
Regnum Asturorum
Member since Feb 2010
30998 posts
 Online 

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


EC, beast.





Back to top
Bunk Moreland
Michigan Fan
Detroit, MI.
Member since Dec 2010
5814 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I like Alison and Everyday I Write The Book, that's about it.





Back to top
CottonWasKing
LSU Fan
4,8,15,16,23,42
Member since Jun 2011
15334 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I'm not a fan at all but I don't really like any of the whole punk/new wave thing. So I guess my stance on him makes sense





Back to top
LuckySo-n-So
LSU Fan
A corner in Winslow, Arizona
Member since Jul 2005
14764 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


He became dead to me the day he married Diana Krall.

Hey Elvis:







Back to top
potent357
New Orleans Saints Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jan 2010
2513 posts
 Online 

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


I admit that I bought and really enjoyed "Armed Forces" when it came out in, what, 1979 or so? Tried a few more albums after that and lost interest. He is quirky, but I don't get his mass appeal or staying power.





Back to top
Tigris
Colorado Fan
In a van by the river.
Member since Jul 2005
5767 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


He's hit or miss for me, he's done a lot that I like and also a lot that doesn't connect at all. There are some gems among the songs I like, though. One that hasn't been mentioned:

Two Little Hitlers






Back to top
VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2009
40589 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


quote:

Dude can't sing and makes awful music.


Wow.






Back to top
CottonWasKing
LSU Fan
4,8,15,16,23,42
Member since Jun 2011
15334 posts

re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.


quote:

Wow


Yea. I mean I don't like EC, and I mean not even a little bit. Seriously there is not a single song by him that I can tolerate for more than minute or so, but to say he sucks or makes "awful music" is just ignorant. He posseses immense talent and is influential on a huge level. No one can deny that. I respect what the man accomplished. I just never want to hear his music.






Back to top


Back to top




//