Olivers Army – Elvis Costello And The Attractions (1979)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Olivers Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions. The record was released in 1979, on the Radarscope record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a army battle tank.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Elvis Costello,  the army, tanks or has a special memory linked to the song.

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

Title: Olivers Army
Media Artist/s: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Record Label: Radarscope
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Pop Rock

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Additional information about this, Elvis Costello & The Attractions 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.

Olivers Army- The Song

Olivers Army is a new wave song written by Elvis Costello and performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. The song appeared on Costello’s 1979 album Armed Forces. The song 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 Army Tank – The Shape

Modelled into a tank. A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat. They have heavy firepower, tracks, a powerful engine and strong armour and provide good battlefield manoeuvrability. They are a mainstay of modern ground forces and a key part of combined arms combat.


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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1 review for Olivers Army – Elvis Costello And The Attractions (1979)

  1. Angelina Mazzarella (verified owner)

    Really amazing

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