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Performer: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Genre: Rock
Title: Armed Forces
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Style: New Wave, Rock & Roll
FLAC version ZIP size: 1122 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1699 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1582 mb
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Armed Forces is the third studio album by British musician Elvis Costello, released in the UK by Radar Records and in the US by Columbia in 1979. The album had the working title Emotional Fascism.

Elvis Costello And The Attractions ‎– Armed Forces. Label: Columbia ‎– JC 35709, Columbia ‎– 35709. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Press. Country: US. Released: 05 Jan 1979.

After releasing and touring the intense This Year's Model, Elvis Costello quickly returned to the studio with the Attractions to record his third album, Armed Forces. In contrast to the stripped-down pop and rock of his first two albums, Armed Forces boasted a detailed and textured pop production, but it was hardly lavish. Perversely, while the sound of Costello's music.

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Though Armed Forces is in many ways the most conceptually aggressive and confrontational of Costello's first three records, it doesn't carry with it the same immediacy of his first two releases, 1977's My Aim Is True and 1978's This Year's Model, on which he came as a man with something to prove. There's something intensely subversive about My Aim Is True with its undercurrents of anger and frustration providing a foundation for his synthesis of pop melody, country twang, and punk energy.

Under the influence of Krautrock and ABBA, Costello crafted this 1979 new wave masterpiece including such classics as Oliver's Army and Accidents Will Happen. Less hot under the collar than This Year's Model, Armed Forces was partly inspired by Elvis Costello and the Attractions' 1978 American tour.

Tracklist

A1 Accidents Will Happen 3:00
A2 Senior Service 2:17
A3 Oliver's Army 2:57
A4 Big Boys 2:54
A5 Green Shirt 2:41
A6 Party Girl 3:18
B1 Goon Squad 3:14
B2 Busy Bodies 3:33
B3 Moods For Moderns 2:48
B4 Chemistry Class 2:55
B5 Two Little Hitlers 3:11
B6 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding 3:30
Live At Hollywood High
C1 Accidents Will Happen 3:20
C2 Alison 3:04
D Watching The Detectives 6:06

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.
  • Distributed By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Riviera Global Productions Limited

Credits

  • Producer – Nick Lowe
  • Written-By – Elvis Costello (tracks: A1 to B5), Nick Lowe (tracks: B6)

Notes

Issued under license from Riviera Global Record Productions, Inc.

© 1978 Riviera Global Productions Limited
℗ 1978 Riviera Global Productions Limited

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RAD 14 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces ‎(LP, Album, Fol + 7", EP) Radar Records RAD 14 UK 1979
208767, RAD 14 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces ‎(LP, Album) WEA, Radar Records 208767, RAD 14 Argentina 1979
RCD 20273 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Club) Rykodisc RCD 20273 US 1993
S 90.110 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces ‎(LP, Album) Radar Records S 90.110 Spain 1979
1R1 6944 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces ‎(Reel, Album, 4 T) Columbia 1R1 6944 US 1979