Watching The Detectives – Elvis Costello (1977)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Watching The Detectives by Elvis Costello. The record was released in 1977, on the Stiff record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a detective wearing a trademark trilby hat and collar turned up raincoat.

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

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

Title: Watching The Detectives
Media Artist/s: Elvis Costello
Record Label: Stiff
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.

Watching The Detectives – The Song

Watching The Detectives is a song written by Elvis Costello and performed by Elvis Costello  and his backing band, the attractions. In the Uk It was a non album single but in the US it was taken from his  studio album, called ‘My Aim Is True’. The song, is about a lover who would rather watch TV and it is sung over a simple reggae beat.

The Detective / Private Eye / Private Investigator- The Shape

Modelled into the head of a detective wearing a trademark trilby hat and raincoat with the collar turned up .


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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