Denver Post, May 10, 2007

From The Elvis Costello Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
- Bibliography -
1975767778798081
8283848586878889
9091929394959697
9899000102030405
0607080910111213
14151617 18 19 20 21


Denver Post

Colorado publications

US publications by state
  • ALAK  AR  AZCA
  • COCTDCDEFL
  • GAHA   IA      ID      IL
  • IN   KSKYLA   MA
  • MDME   MIMNMO
  • MSMTNC  ND    NE
  • NHNJNMNVNY
  • OHOKORPARI
  • SCSDTNTXUT
  • VAVTWAWIWY

-

Elvis Costello & the Imposters


John Wenzel

Elvis Costello has pumped out records nonstop for 30 years, but the New Wave King showed his age Sunday at the Fillmore Auditorium.

Blame some of it on the sound. The Fillmore has never been one our city's great acoustical venues, but that night the imbalance was pronounced. Like a shotgun in a gymnasium, the keyboards overpowered everything, including Costello's noodly guitar work. An extraneous theremin also wafted far above the guitars and drums.

Costello seemed a bit taxed, barely talking between songs and fumbling the breakneck delivery in "Lipstick Vogue" and "Radio Radio." His vocal timbre was fine, but a grungy take on "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea" and a botched acoustic "Allison" proved his judgment was a bit off. At least the inspired set closer "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding" reinforced that Costello writes some of the best rock songs around.

-

Denver Post, May 10, 2007


John Wenzel reviews Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Sunday, May 6, 2007, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO.


-



Back to top

External links