For today’s installment of Cover Tuesday, we have some covers by my favorite Elvis (beating out Elvis Perkins by a lot and Elvis Presley by a WHOLE lot). That would be the man pictured above, one Declan MacManus, known to the world as Elvis Costello. Elvis has committed a few artistic sins in his time, mostly in the pursuit of eclecticism and an excusable overreaching when it comes to composition and genres. But I don’t know if I can forgive him for getting “Beautiful” stuck in my head after I’d gone a couple blissful years without it there. I just don’t know. Well, maybe. Ok, sure. His version isn’t half bad anyway.
Elvis Costello – Roadette Song (Ian Dury & The Blockheads cover) (Buy It) Elvis Costello – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding (Nick Lowe cover) (Buy It) Elvis Costello – My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart cover — though really Chet Baker) (Buy It) Elvis Costello – Beautiful (Christina Aguilera cover)
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