Strict Time - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
Label: F-Beat - XX C 11,F-Beat - XXC. 11 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave, Pop Rock
Trust is an album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It is Costello's fifth album, and fourth with the Attractions. It was also his fifth consecutive album produced by Nick Lowewho handled production on all songs except "Big Sister's Clothes" which the liner notes make clear by stating that Lowe was "not to blame" for it. Costello's original intent with Trust was to cross the melody of Armed Forces with the rhythm Stereo Skyline - The Good Life Get Happy!!
The songs on the album dealt with a general sense of disenchantment he felt during the time, with the recent election of the Conservative government as well as tensions within his first marriage, which gave them an overall cynical tone. The initial recording sessions were held at DJM Studios in London, but they were displeased with the results. It did not help that the bandmates were almost constantly under the influence of mood-altering drugs. Recording resumed at Eden Studioswhere previous albums had been done.
Although the band was no more sober, the resulting tracks were more to Costello's liking. Despite having previously expressed a desire to distance himself from the pop music mainstream, Costello revealed that a number of songs on the album were influenced by other contemporary artists.
Lastly, "Big Sister's Clothes" had a bass line based on work by the Clash. According to AllMusic 's Stephen Thomas ErlewineTrust was conceived as "a stylistic tour de force", with examples of diverse styles on the record being the Bo Diddley beat on "Lovers' Walk", the jazz elements to "Clubland", the soul pop of "Watch Your Step", the " rockabilly redux" of "Luxembourg", the Tin Pan Alley -style pop of "Shot with His Own Gun", the country -styled "Different Finger" and the "more complex Orleans - Dont Throw Our Love Away and musicianship" that accompany "White Knuckles" and " New Lace Sleeves Fremder Mann - Su Kramer - Lampenfieber. Commercially, none of the singles on Trust entered the British top 40, the first time this had happened since My Aim Is Truehis debut album.
Contemporary reviews for Trust were positive. In "From a Whisper to a Scream," Costello's sour croon and Tilbrook's sweet moan swoop and dive around each other Strict Time - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust joyous comradeship". Retrospectively, Trust has received acclaim from music critics, and has been often cited as one of Costello's best, as well as most underrated works.
All songs written by Elvis Costello except as indicated. The Rykodisc version has the original tracks and bonus tracks on one CD. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elvis Costello and the Attractions. USA: Rhino Entertainment. R2 Retrieved 7 December Archived from the original on 24 October Retrieved 9 January Chicago Tribune. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 September Mojo : Rolling Stone Archived from the original on 21 April Retrieved 4 April In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds.
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