Monday, November 23, 2009

Elvis Late Night

Not that see these things happen in real time; i try to be asleep by then, but these clips of Elvis Costello on Fallon with the Roots band are pretty great. EC looks lean and mean and pulls out a couple of songs i always like hearing and least expect to at this point -- "High Fidelity" and "(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea." Rampant recent "rootsiness" is signaled only by his sideburns. Admittedly there are about 3 too many people in the band (and a couple too many strings on the bass player's axe) but ?uestlove (sp?) is a rock and the tuba is more useful than i thought.
Via Pitchfork:
Watch: Elvis Costello Plays With Stephen Colbert, the Roots


Blogger Max said...

Costello will forever rock it out. And Colbert is beast for getting to perform with all these music giants.

3:11 PM  

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