March 31, 2014 Leave a comment
In 1980, Elvis and the band released a tribute to the sound of the Stax/Volt soul singles of the sixties called Get Happy!!. This slinky tune with marvelous bass work from Bruce Thomas is full of the wordplay that Costello was known for.
She was sitting pretty on a velvet cushion
But her bedroom eyes were like a button she was pushing
I’m in the foxhole, I’m down in the trench
I’d be a hero but I can’t stand the stench
I’m not really sure what ties this to a clip from Daniel Boone in which Fess Parker battles an evil twin Mingo (Ed Ames). Just go with the flow.