Armed Forces is the third studio album by British musician Elvis Costello, released in the UK by Radar Records and in the US by Columbia in 1979. The album had the working title Emotional Fascism.
It was released in the UK by Radar Records and in the USA by Columbia in 1979. The album has appeared on Q magazine and Rolling Stone magazine lists of "greatest albums".
Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Armed Forces. Label: Radar Records (5) – RAD 14. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Fold-out sleeve Vinyl, 7", EP. Country: UK.
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After releasing and touring the intense This Year's Model, Elvis Costello quickly returned to the studio with the Attractions to record his third album, Armed Forces. In contrast to the stripped-down pop and rock of his first two albums, Armed Forces boasted a detailed and textured pop production, but it was hardly lavish. Perversely, while the sound of Costello's music.
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Though Armed Forces is in many ways the most conceptually aggressive and confrontational of Costello's first three records, it doesn't carry with it the same immediacy of his first two releases, 1977's My Aim Is True and 1978's This Year's Model, on which he came as a man with something to prove. There's something intensely subversive about My Aim Is True with its undercurrents of anger and frustration providing a foundation for his synthesis of pop melody, country twang, and punk energy.