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Elvis Costello

Data de nascimento: 25. Agosto 1954

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Elvis Costello, nome artístico de Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus é um cantor, compositor e músico britânico. Ele teve participação nos primórdios do cenário pub rock britânico no meio dos anos 70, e mais tarde foi associado aos estilos de punk rock e new wave antes de se estabilizar como uma voz única e original nos anos 80. O seu alcance musical é impressionantemente amplo. Certo crítico escreveu que “Costello, a enciclopédia do pop, pode inventar o passado sob sua própria imagem”.

Citações Elvis Costello

„As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity,
I ask myself
Is all hope lost?“

— Elvis Costello
Context: As I walk through This wicked world Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity, I ask myself Is all hope lost? Is there only pain and hatred, and misery? And each time I feel like this inside, There's one thing I wanna know: What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, & Understanding? Though Costello's cover became a hit, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", was actually written by Nick Lowe.

„My sense of history in music is much greater than a lot of people's.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: My sense of history in music is much greater than a lot of people's. I listen a lot further back in the whole history of music. It's not just pop music of the last 20, 30, 40, 50 years. I'm listening to stuff from hundreds of years ago as well, because you can learn from everything.

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„With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: The boy said 'Dad they're going to take me to task But I'll be back by Christmas' It's just a rumour that was spread around town Somebody said that someone got filled in For saying that people get killed in The result of this shipbuilding With all the will in the world Diving for dear life When we could be diving for pearls. Shipbuilding, written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer

„You might have never heard, but God's comic.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: Now Im dead, now Im dead, and you're all Going on to meet your reward. Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared? You might have never heard, but God's comic. God's Comic

„Oh I used to be disgusted
and now I try to be amused.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

„There's always something that's smoldering somewhere“

— Elvis Costello
Context: There's always something that's smoldering somewhere I know it don't make a difference to you But oh! It sure made a difference to me You'll see me off in the distance, I hope At the other end At the other end of the telescope. The Other End (of the Telescope), written by Elvis Costello and Aimee Mann

„I had a lot of problems with my name … my first name Declan is really not very well known outside of Ireland, MacManus is a name they could never spell ...“

— Elvis Costello
Context: I had a lot of problems with my name … my first name Declan is really not very well known outside of Ireland, MacManus is a name they could never spell... if you think about the names of '76, '77 … I got off kind of lightly — with a name you could live with, you know, in time. … I kind of liked the dare of it. Of course we weren't to know that within a month of my first album actually being issued Elvis Presley would die, and it would actually be a talking point. … Let me put it this way — people don't forget you with that name. It's sort of receded as — and this may sound terribly disrespectful and heretical — but as Elvis Presley has receded as a musical force, people make much less of a case about it. Elvis is a sort of cultural figure but there is no direct line between the music of Elvis Presley and the music of today. There is none whatsoever, he's no influence whatsoever, that I can detect, on music made today. Other than people who consciously retro in styling themselves after his ideas. There is no direct impact in the way that you can hear the influence of The Beatles or Stevie Wonder or numerous other people. On using the name "Elvis" as a stage name in [http://www.elviscostello.com/media.aspx The First 10 Years Podcast Series] - Episode Two

„Nonsense prevails, modesty fails
Grace and virtue turn into stupidity“

— Elvis Costello
Context: Nonsense prevails, modesty fails Grace and virtue turn into stupidity While the calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise And our leaders have feasts on the backsides of beasts They still think they're the gods of antiquity If something you missed didn't even exist It was just an ideal — is it such a surprise? All This Useless Beauty

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„Obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some“

— Elvis Costello
Context: Obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music. I followed The Byrds a lot, and then when they did a country styled record it made me curious to know who these people were that they liked.

„What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, & Understanding?“

— Elvis Costello
Context: As I walk through This wicked world Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity, I ask myself Is all hope lost? Is there only pain and hatred, and misery? And each time I feel like this inside, There's one thing I wanna know: What's so funny 'bout Peace, Love, & Understanding? Though Costello's cover became a hit, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", was actually written by Nick Lowe.

„Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music. I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.

„I kind of liked the dare of it. Of course we weren't to know that within a month of my first album actually being issued Elvis Presley would die, and it would actually be a talking point. … Let me put it this way — people don't forget you with that name.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: I had a lot of problems with my name … my first name Declan is really not very well known outside of Ireland, MacManus is a name they could never spell... if you think about the names of '76, '77 … I got off kind of lightly — with a name you could live with, you know, in time. … I kind of liked the dare of it. Of course we weren't to know that within a month of my first album actually being issued Elvis Presley would die, and it would actually be a talking point. … Let me put it this way — people don't forget you with that name. It's sort of receded as — and this may sound terribly disrespectful and heretical — but as Elvis Presley has receded as a musical force, people make much less of a case about it. Elvis is a sort of cultural figure but there is no direct line between the music of Elvis Presley and the music of today. There is none whatsoever, he's no influence whatsoever, that I can detect, on music made today. Other than people who consciously retro in styling themselves after his ideas. There is no direct impact in the way that you can hear the influence of The Beatles or Stevie Wonder or numerous other people. On using the name "Elvis" as a stage name in [http://www.elviscostello.com/media.aspx The First 10 Years Podcast Series] - Episode Two

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„There's always something that's smoldering somewhere“

— Elvis Costello
Context: There's always something that's smoldering somewhere I know it don't make a difference to you But oh! It sure made a difference to me You'll see me off in the distance, I hope At the other end At the other end of the telescope. The Other End (of the Telescope), written by Elvis Costello and Aimee Mann

„The first song that most people picked up on, particularly in America, of mine, was a ballad, not a rock'n'roll song.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: The first song that most people picked up on, particularly in America, of mine, was a ballad, not a rock'n'roll song. It was 'Alison', and that's an R&B ballad. I don't think there's any other way to describe it.

„I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: I don't feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don't understand it or I don't have some love for some part of it. And if there's something in it that I can respond to, then there's something that I might be able to use as a composer. There are records of mine that have had smaller audiences and have provoked really drastic responses from people — particularly from critics — who maybe don't have quite enough time to live with the record or accept that a piece has its own integrity.

„Alison, I know this world is killing you.“

— Elvis Costello
Context: Alison, I know this world is killing you. Oh, Alison, my aim is true. My aim is true. Alison

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