Armed Forces is Elvis Costello‘s third album, his second with The Attractions, and the first to officially credit The Attractions on the cover. It was released in the UK by Radar Records and in the USA by Columbia in 1979. The album had the working title Emotional Fascism.
In 2003, the album was ranked at number 482 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time“, and then in 2012, was moved to number 475 on an updated list.
Original Label. LP Columbia JC 35709 1978 *****