Elvis Costello- What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love and Understanding & Alison
Elvis was asked at the last minute to play on SNL as a replacement for the Sex Pistols who were denied entry into the United States.
His record company wanted him to play “Less Than Zero” in order to promote the release of “My Aim is True” and “This Year’s Model”, but a few bars in Elvis changes his mind.
“Radio, Radio” is a protest song against, yep you guessed it, the radio, and its dumbing down of music.
The line, “They don’t give you any choice ’cause they think that it’s treason,” is a reference to the Sex Pistols and their song “God Save the Queen.” (The British Parliament wanted to try them as traitors for mocking the Queen).
Kelso, he would be my choice as one of the best songwriters ever.
What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?
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