Accidents Will Happen – Elvis Costello (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Accidents Will Happen by Elvis Costello. The record was released in 1979, on the Radar record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a smashed pane of glass.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Elvis Costello,  70s New Wave, accident prone or has a special memory linked to the song.

Please note the ‘Mirror’ background option is a reflective mirror finish but in the image looks grey.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Accidents Will Happen
Media Artist/s: Elvis Costello
Record Label: Radar
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / New Wave

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Additional information about this, Elvis Costello vinyl art.

Elvis Costello – The Artist

Declan Patrick MacManus (born 1954), better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor. He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was released in 1977. Shortly after recording it, he formed the Attractions as his backing band. Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years.

Accidents Will Happen – The Song

Accidents Will Happen is a song written by Elvis Costello and performed by Elvis Costello  and his backing band, the attractions. It first appeared on the 1979 album ‘Armed Forces’, which he recorded with The Attractions. The song was written by Costello on tour in Phoenix and originally featured a piano-centred arrangement. The song was a moderate hit in the UK when released as the second single from Armed Forces, reaching the Top 30. It was accompanied by an animated music video that has since received acclaim. The song has been praised by critics. 

Broken Pane – The Shape

Modelled into a simple broken pane of glass.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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