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This Year's Model, Elvis Costello - His second album and first with his crack backing band the Attractions, This Year's Model is the most "punk" of Costello's records — not in any I-hate-the-cops sense but in his emotionally explosive writing ("No Action," "Lipstick Vogue," "Pump It Up") and the Attractions' vicious gallop (particularly the psycho-circus organ playing of Steve Nieve).


Saw him perform on SNL in 1977 - Monday at school someone told me music guest had dropped out and EC was the janitor at NBC who had stepped in at the last minute. Believed them for ages!