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LSUballs
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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.
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Gorilla Fingers
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
outside of (What's so funny 'bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, I concur.


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


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Burt Reynolds
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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.


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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
I dont mind his voice, but love his tunes...


Kingwood Tiger
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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!
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LSUbase13
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
Welcome to the working week...


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redneck hippie
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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.


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Zappas Stache
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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.


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The Cable Guy
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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


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TH03
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
Alison is my favorite song of all time.


parrotdr
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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.



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Dandy Lion
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
EC, beast.


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Bunk Moreland
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
I like Alison and Everyday I Write The Book, that's about it.


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CottonWasKing
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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


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LuckySo-n-So
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
He became dead to me the day he married Diana Krall.

Hey Elvis:



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potent357
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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.


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Tigris
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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


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VOR
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re: Elvis Costello, I don't get it.
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Dude can't sing and makes awful music.


Wow.


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


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