Elvis Costello & The Attractions ‎– Armed Forces

Radar Records (5) ‎– RAD 56 597
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP


A1 Accidents Will Happen 3:00
A2 Senior Service 2:17
A3 Oliver's Army 2:57
A4 Green Shirt 2:56
A5 Big Boys 2:39
A6 Party Girl 3:20
B1 Goon Squad 3:15
B2 Busy Bodies 3:31
B3 Sunday's Best 3:23
B4 Moods For Moderns 2:49
B5 Chemistry Class 2:55
B6 Two Little Hitlers 3:10
C Watching The Detectives 6:07
D1 Accidents Will Happen 3:23
D2 Alison 3:06

Companies, etc.



Made In Germany By WEA Music GmbH
A Warner Communications Company

Original fold-out box-cover hold together by a sticker with a drawing of a handgrenade.
On this sticker the text ''Free EP inside'' appears.
Removing or cutting this sticker makes it possible to take the inner sleeve with the record out.
The inner sleeve is action-painted.

Original pressing comes with 4 postcards depicting the 4 members of the Attractions. The back reads "Don't Join - Postcard"

The EP is housed in a separate picture sleeve. (G & L)
An Alive Production issued under license from Riviera Global Record Productions
Street Music (C2, D), Plangent Visions Music Ltd. (C1)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC5454
  • Other (Cat # of bonus EP): SAM 90
  • Other (Cat # of bonus EP): RAD 17289
  • Matrix / Runout (Label C): SAM 90-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label D): SAM 90-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C etched): WEA ∙ 17289 ∙ A X
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D etched): WEA ∙ 17289 ∙ B X

Other Versions (5 of 104) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAD 14 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces(LP, Album, Fol + 7", EP) Radar Records (5) RAD 14 UK 1979 Sell This Version
208767, RAD 14 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces(LP, Album) WEA, Radar Records (5) 208767, RAD 14 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
RCD 20273 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces(CD, Album, RE, RM, Club) Rykodisc RCD 20273 US 1993 Sell This Version
S 90.110 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) S 90.110 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 6944 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces(Reel, Album, 4 T) Columbia 1R1 6944 US 1979 Sell This Version



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June 26, 2016
Look here:
This was not issued separately in Germany. Also, it's not a maxi single.
Unless this is materially different to the free 7" with the LP, then it should be deleted.