Resurrection Of Rust


Published 2022-06-08 06:00

Elvis Costello and his partner in his 1st band Rusty, Allan Mayes, have reunited for, as Costello puts it, “the record we would have cut when we were 18, if anyone had let us”.

Costello, then, DP MacManus, joined Mayes’ band Rusty on New Year’s Day 1972, and while for the next 12 months they played dozens of gigs, from almost deserted clubs to one of Liverpool’s most beautiful Victorian recital halls and even ventured into the unknown lands, near Widnes, they never made it to the recording studio.

"The Resurrection Of Rust" comprises newly recorded renditions of 6 songs drawn from Rusty’s 1972 set lists, duets on 2 Nick Lowe tunes from 19712, “Surrender To The Rhythm” and “Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love”, Kentucky songwriter Jim Ford’s “I’m Ahead If I Can Quit While I’m Behind”, and 2 originals, “Warm House”, written by DP MacManus in 1971, and “Maureen And Sam”, a musical collaboration by Mayes and MacManus, and, finally, an arrangement incorporating the Neil Young songs “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” and “Dance, Dance, Dance”, the latter witnessing Costello’s debut on the electric violin.

"The Resurrection Of Rust", produced by Elvis Costello and Sebastian Krys and featuring Costello and Mayes, backed by Costello’s band the Imposters, has been for sale on CD at Costello’s in person events and concerts beginning May 29th in Leeds, UK. It will be widely be available on CD and digitally on July 1st, 2022, to be followed by vinyl release later this summer. The record comes from EMI, with Capitol Records as the release partner in the US.