I really could never tell why I was so intrigued by this man’s songs. To be honest, I don’t really care for his music, that much. Yet, it always intrigued me.
“Veronica” is probably his most recognizable song. And, it’s a right and good musical composition. On it’s face, is a simple, but, fairly pleasant song. But, then, listen …. and watch.
I thought about putting “Oliver’s Army” up, it’s worth a listen, but, instead, I’ll post this more obscure song, “This Town” from 1989. I thought it relevant to today. Watch the vid and see if you can’t see who he’s singing about!
It’s funny. The reason why I was even bothering with Elvis Costello is because I had a cousin call me and ask me about the chord progression on the song “A Good Year for the Roses” ….. a fantastic George Jones song. I had no idea Costello had even heard the song, much less covered it!
At any rate, my cousin is a very good guitarist, much better than I am. He just doesn’t get the math behind music. The song is in A …. capo up two and play it like G, then, your Bm becomes like Am …. simples! I’ll write it out for the young man the next time I see him.