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