Song of the Day #1,484: ‘Town Cryer [Fast Version]’ – Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello’s many reissues have gotten a lot of play on these Random Weekends, with both good and mediocre results.

Today’s song, a sped-up — practically disco — version of ‘Town Cryer,’ the stately closing track of Imperial Bedroom, is definitely worth a listen. The contrast between this song and its official counterpart is hilariously extreme. This is so bad it’s good… or maybe it’s just good.

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