Oliver's Army" is a song written by Elvis Costello and performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, from the former's third studio album Armed Forces (1979). The song is a new wave track that was lyrically inspired by the Troubles in Northern Ireland and includes lyrics critical of the socioeconomic components of war. Costello had traveled to Northern Ireland and was influenced by sights of British soldiers patrolling Belfast.
The Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions is a 1985 compilation album, the first of what would be many career-spanning compilation albums of previously released material for Costello. All songs written by Elvis Costello except as indicated. Alison" (from My Aim Is True, 1977) – 3:22. Watching the Detectives" (from single, 1978) – 3:41. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" (Nick Lowe) (from single, 1979) – 3:31. Oliver's Army" (from Armed Forces, 1979) – 2:58.
Produced by Nick Lowe. Oliver’s Army Lyrics. Don't start that talking I could talk all night My mind goes sleepwalking While I'm putting the world to right Call careers information Have you got yourself an occupation? Oliver's army is here to stay Oliver's army are on their way And I would rather be anywhere else But here today
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Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions. Album: The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years, 2007. Music video by Elvis Costello & The Attractions performing Oliver's Army.
Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Birkenhead Observatory, 1979. From left to right: Pete Thomas, Bruce Thomas, Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve. Photo: Estate Of Keith Morris/Redferns. I made my first trip to Belfast in 1978 and saw mere boys walking around in battle dress with automatic weapons, Elvis Costello recalled in his liner notes to the 2002 Rhino Records re‑release of his 1979 album Armed Forces. They were no longer just on the evening news. These snapshot experiences exploded into visions of mercenaries and imperial armies around the world.
Music video by Elvis Costello & The Attractions performing Oliver's Army.
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