Tuesday, June 5
I like Elvis Costello well enough but here are a couple of songs of his I much prefer by other people.
Nick Lowe produced the Costello original of 'Alison', but his own pared back acoustic version really had an impact on me when I heard him sing it live on the radio a few months back. And I remember Robert Wyatt's version of 'Shipbuilding' came out before Costello's in the early '80s... and is still the best. I always loved the double bass on the record, played by another Great Briton... Bedders from Madness!
Weird reflective mood today: all this Jubilee malarkey and a chat with Matt earlier about the UK has got me thinking about what I love... and don't... about this country.
Back to bikes soon, I promise.