Classic & Current Contemporary Non-Schlock-Rock Metropolitan Music
Armed Forces (1979) - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Elvis Costello and the Attractions broke into local commercial radio in the North Carolina with this record. We played "Oliver's Army" on WKZL, which at time had something of a hybrid format of album cuts and hits.
I didn't think about this at the time but looking back I'm a bit surprised "Oliver's Army" was such a hit considering it had the line "one less white nigger."
My copy of Armed Forces has to be unfolded to get to the vinyl. It's a weird record cover. It also came with a 3-song 45-inch record that has live versions of "Alison," "Watching the Detectives," and "Accidents Will Happen."
Armed Forces Original Album Tracks
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