Elvis Costello is a music everyman – in that he does everything related to music. In addition to being one of the most influential songwriters in generations, he also writes books, is an actor, and a composer. He is a producer, too.
This week’s Music 101 looks into his producing work.
As Elvis Costello started releasing his own songs on Stiff Records, he also started producing albums. Albums from The Specials, Squeeze and many more bands through the ’80s. This week, we’ll highlight some of the albums produced by Elvis Costello.
The Specials | “A Message To You, Rudy”
The Specials | “Monkey Man”
Clive Langer & The Boxes | “Half As Nice”
Clive Langer & The Boxes | “Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya”
Squeeze | “Tempted”
Squeeze | “Is That Love”
The Bluebells | “Aim In Life”
The Bluebells | “All I Ever Said”
Mental As Anything | “I Didn’t Mean To Be Mean”
Robert Wyatt | “Shipbuilding”
Nick Lowe | “L.A.F.S. (Love At First Sight)”
The Pogues | “A Pair Of Brown Eyes”
The Pogues | “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”