Elvis Costello | Blood and Chocolate | 180g Vinyl LP

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Known in his youth as the "angry young man," Elvis Costello waited until 1986 to create the most vicious record of his career. Stripped to the studs and produced by Nick Lowe, Blood and Chocolate seethes with vindictiveness, spite, and rancor. The 11-track effort clatters with raw rock n' roll menace and clangs with darkly humorous intent. Venomous, acerbic, and aggressive, it values rhythm and attack over harmony and melody. A volatile rite of passage on which harsh Telecaster riffs cut like razor blades and Costello spits words as if they were Molotov cocktails tossed at enemies, this is the satisfying sound of emotional catharsis. Blood and Chocolate finds Costello at his rawest with furious rockers like –I Hope You're Happy Now" and –Tokyo Storm Warning." Even the ballad –I Want You" is menacing.


LP Track Listing:

Side A

1. Uncomplicated

2. I Hope You're Happy Now

3. Tokyo Storm Warning

4. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head

5. I Want You

Side B

1. Honey Are You Straight Or Are You Blind

2. Blue Chair

3. Battered Old Bird

4. Crimes of Paris

5. Poor Napoleon

6. Next Time Round