Far removed from Blood & Chocolate, Spike was released to
rave reviews and was Elvis' most successful album since Punch The Clock.
"It's just a bunch of songs, you can buy them if you want and it's up to people to sort out what they mean to them". (EC)
Initial UK release: ...This Town... Let Him Dangle Deep Dark Truthful Mirror Veronica God's Comic Chewing Gum Tramp The Dirt Down Stalin Malone Satellite Pads, Paws And Claws Baby Plays Around Miss Macbeth Any King's Shilling Coal Train Robberies Last Boat Leaving
1989-02-06 Spike 1989-02-__ Spike Album Sampler [promo] 1989-02-__ Timothy White's Rock Stars [US radio promo] (featuring: Elvis Costello - The Spike Sessions) 1989-__-__ The Elvis Costello Hour [US promo] 2000-11-__ 3 For One 2001-08-21 Spike (Rhino re-release) 2001-08-__ Selections from My Aim Is True, Spike, And All This Useless Beauty [US promo]
1989-02-20 Veronica ; You're No Good / The Room Nobody Lives In ; Coal Train Robberies 1989-02-20 Veronica / You're No Good 1989-02-__ Veronica [US/Spanish promo] / Veronica 1989-__-__ Veronica [US promo] 1989-__-__ "Let Him Dangle" Plus Other Tracks You Might Like [US promo] Let Him Dangle ; Coal Train Robberies ; The Ugly Things ; You're No Good 1989-05-08 Baby Plays Around ; Poisoned Rose / Almost Blue ; My Funny Valentine 1989-05-08 Baby Plays Around ; Point Of No Return / Almost Blue ; My Funny Valentine 1989-__-__ Deep Dark Truthful Mirror ; Point Of No Return ; Almost Blue ; My Funny Valentine 1989-__-__ Deep Dark Truthful Mirror / My Funny Valentine 1989-__-__ Deep Dark Truthful Mirror [Spanish promo] / Deep Dark Truthful Mirror 1989-__-__ ...This Town... / The Ugly Things 1989-__-__ ...This Town... [US promo]