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elvis costello for alison, oliver's army, this is hell, veronica, beyond belief, my dark life, the other side of summer

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The Fast And The Furious (Elvis Costello/This Years Model)

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When Elvis Costello Was Cruel

When He Was Cruel Elvis Costello’s memoir is most potent when it wrestles with the sins of the past—and his relationship with his bandleader father. By Carl Wilson It was 1977, the scabrous peak of punk and the heyday of the British music tabloids. Elvis Costello was doing press (frequently drunk) to promote his debut

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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!

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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).

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