Dec 01 - Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
December 01 2011
Day one of the December Diary 2011 Project This years Theme... 'MUSIC' %-)
I thought it was fitting to start my December Diary off this year with the first album I ever bought...
Armed Forces by Elvis Costello! It was released in 1979 and I was 13 at the time. 'Olivers Army' had gone to Number One on the NZ Music charts. I LOVED it... saved my pocket money and went out and bought the Album. It's still one of my favourites to this day.
As you can see... Elvis Costello is still one of my favourites too... I knew I had quite a few of his albums, but once didn't realise quite how many I'd collected over the years until I fished them all out the other day. I also have a vinyl picture disc there too... and a few CD's. Dont actually have his latest though!
Like many of my favourite artists, I probably prefer his earlier albums the most, but gosh.. he's done SO MUCH good stuff over the years, including some interesting collaborations! I saw him in concert with T Bone Burnette here in Auckland in 1988 I think it was. Would love to see him again! %-)
A couple of other faves.. picked at random from Youtube:
Tomorrow's image is going to be the very first Band I saw in Concert....
I wonder if anyone can guess who THAT was!... HaHa!!
(Jainbow... you might remember me telling you this one..?) %-)