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Fun Music Information -> Elvis Costello and the Attractions

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Band Name Origins:

  • Elvis got his first name from the king of rock, and his last from his Grandmother's maiden name. He dubbed his band of lanky, gangly, and frankly quite unattractive guys jokingly, The Attractions Submitted by: The Big Crouton

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Elvis Costello""Computer operator" - dwasifar

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Spies Like Us," Paul McCartney"Watching the Detectives," Elvis Costello and the Attractions
"What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, & Understanding," Elvis Costello and the Attractions"We Just Disagree," Dave Mason

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Oliver's Army""Chamberlain's Army"Wallace Runnymede
"Oliver's Army""The Mail"Wendy Christopher
"Oliver's Army""Commuter Army"Stella Baker
"Shipbuilding""Filesharing"Jim A
"New Amsterdam""Nuking Saddam"Jim A
"Whats So Funny 'bout Peace Love And Understanding?""What's this film 'Two Towers'? I Just don't understand it"Jim A
"Olivers Army""Tony Blairs Army"Jim A
"Accidents Will Happen""Bankruptcies Will Happen"Jim A

Misheard Lyrics:

"New Lace Sleeves"
Misheard Lyrics:
No more Facebook
When you gonna learn your lesson?
Original Lyrics:
No more fast buck
When you gonna learn your lesson?
"High Fidelity"
Misheard Lyrics:
Arriverderci
Can you ever? Can you ever? Can you hurt me?
Original Lyrics:
High Fidelity
Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
"King Horse"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I know that they're locking hearts.
Original Lyrics:
Now I know that you're all King Horse.
"Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why don't you love me like you used to do?
How come you treat me like a one-eyed Jew?
Original Lyrics:
Why don't you love me like you used to do?
How come you treat me like a worn-out shoe?

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why don't you love me like you used to do?
How come you treat me like a one-eyed Jew?
Original Lyrics:
Why don't you love me like you used to do?
How come you treat me like a worn-out shoe?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Dave Beeker

This is Elvis Costello's cover of the classic country song by Hank Williams, from Costello's country album 'Almost Blue.' I had never heard another recording of the song, and for the first few years of listening to this album I honestly thought Elvis was saying 'one-eyed Jew.' I thought, 'What a risque lyric for these politically correct times!'

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