Elvis Costello, U2 Mash “Pump It Up” With “Get On Your Boots”

Here’s Bono, taking the steam out of all the “Pump It Up” jokes everyone was making on first hearing about U2’s overstuffed bag of sexy boots. This comes from last Wednesday’s Season 2 premiere of Costello’s excellent Spectacle With… show. As per custom, host Elvis runs an engaging Q&A segment with the band and couches it with a bunch of jam sessions in which he joins on their material (“Stuck In A Moment”), occasionally taking one over entirely with the Imposters (here, “Mysterious Ways”), and in a brand new tradition, joins the band on their song that most rips one of his. Bono and Edge also perform the song they penned for Sinatra “Two Shots Happy, One Shot Sad” with Steve Nieve and Pete Thomas, all of which we have for you here via embed.

Bono, Elvis, Edge – “Pump It Up” x “Get On Your Boots”

Bono & Edge – “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” (Acoustic)

Elvis – “Mysterious Ways”

Bono, Elvis, Edge – “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”

Bono, Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas – “Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad”