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    Elvis Costello comments on Van Halen

    Tonight Show hosted by Joan Rivers

    September 12 1984

    Jump to the 31:56 mark.....



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    I don't care one way pr the other how he felt/feels about VH. I've always thought Elvis Costello was one of the most overrated songwriters ever. I've never gotten it... and glad I don't.

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    Who cares what that pompous asswipe thinks? He called Prince a phony too. Prince had more talent in his little finger than Elvis Costello does in his entire fucking body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Who cares what that pompous asswipe thinks? He called Prince a phony too. Prince had more talent in his little finger than Elvis Costello does in his entire fucking body.
    Seriously.

    He was probably still butthurt over Dave's comment.
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    I can't think of a more overrated person in the music industry than Elvis Costello.
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    I appreciated his first few records, especially Armed Forces & Imperial Bedroom.

    But then he lost me, when he lost the slightly punky edge & went all out, singer/
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    I swear to God, i started singing: Addison...i know the world is killing yoouuu....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Seriously.

    He was probably still butthurt over Dave's comment.
    Dave was right. Most of the critics do look like Costello.
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    Elvis was going for that Buddy Holly, slightly Dorky look, though.

    I don't think he took Dave's comment as an insult.
    Guys like Costello probably have an ego as substantial as Dave's, and
    kind of carry this elitist internal thing.

    Costello has banged numerous beautiful women, so my guess is he's
    not feeling inferior.

    Wish i had the confidence of those two!
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    Elvis Costello tried to tour here a year or so ago but it was cancelled as no one bought any tickets... He pissed and moaned about it in the press saying that he might not bother touring hear again... I dont think he smart enough to realize that no one seems to care...

    Fuck him if he doesn't like Van Halen....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchie5150 View Post
    Elvis Costello tried to tour here a year or so ago but it was cancelled as no one bought any tickets... He pissed and moaned about it in the press saying that he might not bother touring hear again... I dont think he smart enough to realize that no one seems to care...

    Fuck him if he doesn't like Van Halen....

    Robby Krieger does...

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    Sweet.....another name to add to the "singers who can't sing" list. The next time someone claims Dave isn't a great singer, Elvis Costello is another name to throw out there.

    I kinda like "Pump it Up".

    But he does seem awfully hipster. Typical hipster attitude toward VH. But blasting Prince...didn't expect that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    Sweet.....another name to add to the "singers who can't sing" list. The next time someone claims Dave isn't a great singer, Elvis Costello is another name to throw out there.

    I kinda like "Pump it Up".

    But he does seem awfully hipster. Typical hipster attitude toward VH. But blasting Prince...didn't expect that.
    It was 1984 it was cool to bash on guys who were more popular than you were. And Prince certainly was.
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    There was only 1 legendary Elvis..."and Costello ain’t it.
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