Episode 141: Elvis Costello: ‘Armed Forces’

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July 26, 2017

Music:

All songs from Elvis Costello & The Attractions  Armed Forces (Columbia) 1979

  • “Accidents Will Happen”
  • “Oliver’s Army”
  • “Two Little Hitlers”
  • “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout)Peace, Love And Understanding”

Notes:

Day three of Elvis Costello week. Today, Jim and Patrick, along with guest Mike Snider (making his fifth, count ’em, appearance), analyze Costello’s third studio album Armed Forces.

FUN FACT: According to engineer Roger Bechirian, who worked with Costello on Armed Forces, “Most of this record was written in hotel rooms or on a tour bus. Every shop front or nightclub sign seemed like a line from a song.”


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