TV, Video — September 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

Video: Elvis Costello & The Roots play ‘Fallon,’ cover The Specials in Brooklyn

Elvis Costello and The Roots

Elvis Costello and The Roots have been busy this week promoting their just-released new album Wise Up Ghost, performing in Brooklyn Monday night — where they covered The Specials’ classic “Ghost Town” — and appearing on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” aka ?uestlove and Co.’s day job, on Monday night.

Below, you can check out video of Costello and The Roots performing “Walk Us Uptown” for the broadcast and “Tripwire” as a web-only bonus, plus some footage of Fallon talking to Costello.

Also below: Video of Costello and The Roots playing the epic “Ghost Town” on Monday night at the Brooklyn Bowl (via Stereogum).

Check it out:










  1. I’m sorry, but that Ghost Town cover is not so good…some songs should be left alone.

    • I respectfully disagree, An–this is a lovely, soulful version, with impeccable, inventive playing. It adds nice blue note/dorsey vibe to those diminished chords and it syncs well with the el-roots record and our diminished times. Plus, gosh, how can you not like La Marisoul?

  2. Scott Stalcup

    BRILLIANT! Nice to see Declan Patrick alongside some fantastic musicians rescuing 2-Tone from those numpties in No Doubt. It’s not Terry and Neville by a longshot, but that’s not what they’re attempting.

    Love it.

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