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Elvis Costello and the Falklands War.

Elvis Costello and the Falklands War.

Above Photo: Argentine troops on the Falklands Islands during the war.

I recently wrote an article about the superb Elvis Costello song “Shipbuilding” (see link below), its relevance to the Falklands War in 1982 and how that fitted into the timeline of my ‘70s-‘80s Punk and New Wave memoir Bombed Out!.

DIscarded helmets from surrendered Argentine troops during the Falklands War.

DIscarded helmets from surrendered Argentine troops during the Falklands War.

Not that long ago, Elvis Costello revisited the Falklands conflict to produce another excellent song, this time written from the point of view of an Argentine soldier. It’s called Cinco Minutos con Vos, and the song is a duet partly sung in Argentinian Spanish, by La Marisoul.

Captured Argentine troops read the papers.

Captured Argentine troops read the papers.

The track (see You Tube link below) appeared on the 2013 album Wise Up Ghost, a collaboration with The Roots, a US hip-hop/jazz crossover band.

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HMS Antelope - Another ship slips beneath the waves during the Falklands War.

HMS Antelope – Another ship slips beneath the waves during the Falklands War.

See also: http://www.bombedoutpunk.com/history/elvis-costello-shipbuilding-and-the-falklands-war/

This is the You Tube link to Cinco Minutos con Vos:

 

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