Blood and Chocolate
Download links and information about Blood and Chocolate by Elvis Costello & The Attractions. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 47:38 minutes.
|Artist:||Elvis Costello & The Attractions|
|Genre:||Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist|
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|2.||I Hope You're Happy Now||3:07|
|3.||Tokyo Storm Warning||6:24|
|4.||Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head||5:04|
|5.||I Want You||6:41|
|6.||Honey Are You Straight or Are You Blind||2:08|
|8.||Battered Old Bird||5:50|
|9.||Crimes of Paris||4:19|
|11.||Next Time Round||3:36|
Elvis Costello returned to the Attractions as quickly as he abandoned them, hiring the band and old producer Nick Lowe to record Blood & Chocolate, his second record in the span of one year. Where King of America was a stripped-down roots rock affair, Blood & Chocolate is a return to the harder rock of This Year's Model. Occasionally, there are hints of country and folk, but the majority of the album is straight-ahead rock & roll: the opener, "Uncomplicated," only has two chords. The main difference between the reunion and the Attractions' earlier work is the tone — This Year's Model was tense and out of control, whereas Blood & Chocolate is controlled viciousness. "Tokyo Storm Warning," "I Hope You're Happy Now," and "I Want You" are the nastiest songs he has ever recorded, both lyrically and musically — Costello snarls the lyrics and the Attractions bash out the chords. Blood & Chocolate doesn't retain that high level of energy throughout the record, however, and loses momentum toward the end of the album. Still, it's a lively and frequently compelling reunion, even if it is a rather mean-spirited one.