Lista de canciones
|1||Watching The Detectives||3:42|
|3-10705||Elvis Costello||Watching The Detectives (7", Promo)||Columbia||3-10705||US||1978|
- Producer – Nick Lowe
- Written-By – E. Costello
Side A: intro. :23
Side B: intro. :10
Taken from the LP: "My Aim Is True" JC 35037
In fact side B isn't the album version but a synth-strings mix.
Códigos de barras
- Matrix / Runout (Label A): ZSS 164047
- Matrix / Runout (Label B): ZSS 163712
- Produced For – Keepitasahobby Productions
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stiff Records Ltd.
Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Watching the Detectives is a 1977 single by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. Inspired by the Clash and Bernard Herrmann, the song features a reggae beat and cynical lyrics. Costello's fourth single overall, Watching the Detectives was his first hit single on any national chart, peaking at number 15 in the UK and also charting modestly in Canada, Australia and the United States. The song featured on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at number 363. Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello, The Attractions. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Music video by Elvis Costello performing Watching The Detectives. Elvis Costello - This Years Model HD Full Album - Продолжительность: 33:14 R. Alison Live From The Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour, 2011. Elvis Costello wrote Watching the Detectives after an all-night bout of listening to The Clash's debut album, The Clash, on headphones, which explains the reggae influence. Fortified by drinking an entire jar of instant coffee, he stayed awake for 36 hours. Costello told Q magazine August 2013: Why do you think that song is so jerky I drank a lot of coffee. Costello justifies his later performance of this song as a big-band number, saying that it should be realized as an orchestral piece using the film music feeling and the swing rhythms of 1950s detective shows. Watching the Detectives. Elvis Costello. Produced by Nick Lowe. Album My Aim Is True. Watching the Detectives Lyrics. Nice girls, not one with a defect Cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct Red dogs under illegal legs She looks so good that he gets down and begs. She is watching the detectives Ooh, he's so cute She is watching the detectives When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot They beat him up until the teardrops start But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart. The song featured on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at 354. View wiki. Costello considers Watching the Detectives his favourite song from the first five years of his career. He later performed the song with a big band arrangement, which he admitted was a desecration to people who love the tenseness of the original recording, but explained that the story that's going on, and the musical allusions in the original arrangements, relate very much. Chart placings. Watching the Detectives reached No. 15 in the UK Singles Chart. It also charted in several other countries including Australia, where it reached No. 35, and Canada 60. In the United States it reached No. 108 on the Hot 100. ARTIST: Elvis Costello ALBUM: My Aim is True YEAR: 1977. CAPO: 0 TUNING: standard. C She is watching the detectives G Em F D When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot Am G They beat him up until the teardrops start F C G But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart --. VERSE 2-- Am G Long shot at that jumping sign F G Invisible shivers running down my spine Am G Cut to baby taking off her clothes F Close-up of the sign that says We never close . Watching the Detectives is found on the album Under the Influenza. Found on more albums: Acoustic Tales Live Girls Girls Girls Live: A Case for Song Costello & Nieve Land of Hope and Anchor My Aim Is True Very Best of Elvis Costello I Stand Accused The Very Best of Elvis Costello My Aim Is True Live at Hollywood High Singles, Vol. 1 My Flame Burns Blue My Aim. Is True The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years My Aim Is True Youthful Elvis Two and a Half Years in 31 Minutes Best of Elvis Costello: The Man. Elvis Costello Watching the Detectives