Tag: The Attractions

Vintage Video: Elvis Costello plays ‘Radio Radio’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1977

Vintage Video: Elvis Costello plays ‘Radio Radio’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1977

Thirty-three years ago tonight, Elvis Costello & The Attractions staged one of the more infamous stunts in ‘Saturday Night Live’ history, pulling the plug on their label-approved song ‘Less Than Zero’ less than 10 seconds in and instead ripping through ‘Radio Radio.’

Milestones: Elvis Costello is 56 today; watch BBC special about ‘Spike’ from 1989

That once-angry young man, Elvis Costello, turns 59 today, and to commemorate the occasion, we cast our spotlight not on the rocker’s brilliantly prolific early period, but, rather, his late-’80s, post-Attractions comeback following a nearly three-year break: the 1989 album ‘Spike,’ a personal favorite.

Elvis Costello to release ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco,’ recorded in 1978, in Japan

Elvis Costello to release ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco,’ recorded in 1978, in Japan

Elvis Costello is poised to tap his 1978 U.S. tour for a second live album in six months, at least in Japan, where the 16-track ‘Live at Winterland, San Francisco’ — recorded just three days after ‘Live at Hollywood High’ — is due for release this summer.

Elvis Costello performing solo, with Imposters, Sugarcanes and orchestra this spring

Elvis Costello performing solo, with Imposters, Sugarcanes and orchestra this spring

Tweet With the second season of “Spectacle” wrapping up at the end of this month, host Elvis Costello is returning to the road this spring […]

New releases: Elvis Costello’s 1978 ‘Live at Hollywood High,’ Nick Cave’s ‘The Road’

New releases: Elvis Costello’s 1978 ‘Live at Hollywood High,’ Nick Cave’s ‘The Road’

Tweet Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. ARTIST: Elvis Costello RELEASES: Live at Hollywood High BACKSTORY: The 20-song […]

Elvis Costello’s ‘Live at Hollywood High,’ 2nd ‘Costello Show’ release, due in January

Elvis Costello’s ‘Live at Hollywood High,’ 2nd ‘Costello Show’ release, due in January

Tweet As promised, the second release in Elvis Costello’s newly launched The Costello Show series of live archival releases will chronicle the singer’s historic June […]