Spike

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Spike
1989 Spike Album.jpg
studio album by
Elvis Costello
ReleasedFebruary 6, 1989
Recorded1988, Ocean Way, Los Angeles,
Southlake Studios, New Orleans,
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin,
AIR Studios, London
ProducerElvis Costello, Kevin Killen & T Bone Burnett
LabelWarner Bros.
Length64:29
64:29 + 58:58 (2001 reissue)
Warner Brothers advertisement for Spike.

Tracks

TitleWriter(s) Length
1. ...This Town...  Declan MacManus 4:25
2. Let Him Dangle  Declan MacManus 4:39
3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror  Declan MacManus 4:03
4. Veronica  Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 3:07
5. God's Comic  Declan MacManus 5:27
6. Chewing Gum  Declan MacManus 3:43
7. Tramp The Dirt Down  Declan MacManus 5:40
8. Stalin Malone  Declan MacManus 4:06
9. Satellite  Declan MacManus 5:43
10. Pads, Paws And Claws  Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 2:53
11. Baby Plays Around  Cait O'Riordan & Declan MacManus 2:45
12. Miss Macbeth  Declan MacManus 4:21
13. Any King's Shilling  Declan MacManus 6:04
14. Coal-Train Robberies  Declan MacManus 3:12
15. Last Boat Leaving  Declan MacManus 3:31


Spike (2001 Rhino/Edsel edition)

Disc one
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. ...This Town...  Declan MacManus 4:25
2. Let Him Dangle  Declan MacManus 4:39
3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror  Declan MacManus 4:03
4. Veronica  Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 3:07
5. God's Comic  Declan MacManus 5:27
6. Chewing Gum  Declan MacManus 3:43
7. Tramp The Dirt Down  Declan MacManus 5:40
8. Stalin Malone  Declan MacManus 4:06
9. Satellite  Declan MacManus 5:43
10. Pads, Paws And Claws  Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 2:53
11. Baby Plays Around  Cait O'Riordan & Declan MacManus 2:45
12. Miss Macbeth  Declan MacManus 4:21
13. Any King's Shilling  Declan MacManus 6:04
14. Coal-Train Robberies  Declan MacManus 3:12
15. Last Boat Leaving  Declan MacManus 3:31
Disc two
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Miss Macbeth (Demo)Declan MacManus 3:48
2. ...This Town... (Demo)Declan MacManus 3:45
3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (Demo)Declan MacManus 4:04
4. Coal-Train Robberies (Demo)Declan MacManus 2:46
5. Satellite (Demo)Declan MacManus 4:47
6. Pads, Paws And Claws (Demo)Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 2:05
7. Let Him Dangle (Demo)Declan MacManus 3:36
8. Veronica (Demo)Paul McCartney & Declan MacManus 2:58
9. Tramp The Dirt Down (Demo)Declan MacManus 5:13
10. Baby Plays Around (Demo)Cait O'Riordan & Declan MacManus 2:38
11. Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness (Demo)Declan MacManus 3:13
12. Last Boat Leaving (Demo)Declan MacManus 3:26
13. The Ugly Things  Nick Lowe 2:52
14. You're No Good  Clint Ballard, Jr. 2:18
15. Point Of No Return  Gerry Goffin & Carole King 2:30
16. The Room Nobody Lives In  John Sebastian 4:45
17. Stalin Malone (Vocal Version)Declan MacManus 3:11


Personnel

Produced by: Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen and T Bone Burnett

...This Town...

D.P.A. MacManus - vocals; Rickenbacker 6-string, Gretch,
 spider & acoustic guitars; organ, piano, melodica, tambourine
Roger McGuinn - Rickenbacker 12-string guitar
Paul McCartney - Rickenbacker bass
T Bone Burnett - acoustic guitar
Ralph Forbes - electric drums
Jim Keltner - extra snare drum
Michael Blair - glockenspiel, bells
Cait O'Riordan - lunge maracas

Let Him Dangle

Elvis Costello - vocals
Marc Ribot - guitars
Benmont Tench - piano
Jerry Scheff - bass
Jerry Marotta - drums
Michael Blair - Chinese drum, Oldsmobile hubcap

Deep Dark Truthful Mirror

Elvis Costello - vocals
Gregory Davis - trumpet
Efrem Towns - trumpet
Kevin Harris - tenor saxophone
Roger Lewis - baritone saxophone
Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone
Allen Toussaint - piano
Jim Keltner - snare drum, Chinese cymbal
Michael Blair - parade drum, tambourines

Veronica

Elvis Costello - vocals, electric guitars
T Bone Burnett - acoustic guitar
Benmont Tench - piano, Baldwin spinet
Mitchell Froom - Wurlitzer electric piano, Chamberlain
Paul McCartney - Hofner bass
Jerry Marotta - drums
Michael Blair - tympani, glockenspiel

God's Comic

Elvis Costello - vocals, Hofner bass
Marc Ribot - Spanish guitar, banjo
Mitchell Froom - Chamberlain, Indian harmonium
Buell Niedlinger - double bass, cellos
Jim Keltner - snare drum
Michael Blair - xylophone, marimba, snare drum, Magic table

Chewing Gum

Elvis Costello - vocals and guitar
Gregory Davis - trumpet
Efrem Towns - trumpet
Kevin Harris - tenor saxophone
Roger Lewis - soprano & baritone saxophones
Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone
Marc Ribot - guitar
Benmont Tench - Hohner Clavinet
Willie Green - drums
Michael Blair - metal pipe
Cait O'Riordan - vocal

Tramp The Dirt Down

Elvis Costello - vocals
Dónal Lunny - acoustic guitar, bouzouki
Steve Wickham - fiddle
Davy Spillane - low whistle, Uilleann pipes
Mitchell Froom - Indian harmonium
Jerry Scheff - double bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Michael Blair - tambourine, glockenspiel
Marc Ribot - distant sound

Stalin Malone

Gregory Davis - trumpet
Efrem Towns - trumpet
Kevin Harris - tenor saxophone
Roger Lewis - soprano & baritone saxophones
Charles Joseph - trombone
Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone
Jenell Marshall - snare drum
Lionel Batiste - bass drum

Satellite

Elvis Costello - vocals, electric guitar, bass-piano
Benmont Tench - piano, Baldwin spinet
Mitchell Froom - Chamberlain, organ
T-Bone Wolk - bass
Ralph Forbes - electric drums
Jim Keltner - snare, tom-toms
Michael Blair - vibraphone, marimba, tympani, glockenspiel, bells
Chrissie Hynde - harmony vocal

Pads, Paws And Claws

Elvis Costello - vocals, sub-aqua & acoustic guitars, Hofner bass, piano
Marc Ribot - electric & "alligator" guitars
Jerry Scheff - bass
T Bone Burnett - trigger bass
Jerry Marotta - drums
Michael Blair - marimba, Martian dog-bark

Baby Plays Around

Elvis Costello - vocals, acoustic guitars, Hammond bass pedals, bells
Mitchell Froom - organ (distant)

Miss Macbeth

Elvis Costello - vocals, mandolin, guitars
Gregory Davis - trumpet
Efrem Towns - trumpet
Kevin Harris - tenor saxophone
Roger Lewis - baritone saxophone
Charles Joseph - trombone
Kirk Joseph - Sousaphone
Dónal Lunny - bouzouki, bodhran
Steve Wickham - fiddle
Davy Spillane - Uilleann pipes
Mitchell Froom - Chamberlain, Wurlitzer electric piano, organ
Pete Thomas - drums
Jerry Marotta - snare drum
Michael Blair - crash-box, glockenspiel, tambourine, temple bells, snare drum

Any King's Shilling

Elvis Costello - vocals, acoustic guitar
Dónal Lunny - bouzouki
Christy Moore - bodhran
Frankie Gavin - fiddle
Steve Wickham - fiddle
Derek Bell - Irish harp, tiompan
Davy Spillane - low whistle, Uilleann pipes
Buell Niedlinger - double basses

Coal-Train Robberies

Elvis Costello - vocals, guitars, piano
T Bone Burnett - National Resonator guitar
Benmont Tench - Vox Continental organ, Baldwin spinet
Jerry Scheff - fuzz & Hofner basses
Jerry Marotta - drums
Michael Blair - tympani, tambourine, whiplash, anvil

Last Boat Leaving

Elvis Costello - vocals, acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, organ, ship's bell
T-Bone Wolk - bass, accordion
Jim Keltner - drums
Cait O'Riordan - snowbells


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