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
Elvis Costello and The Attractions *Best Song: "Alison." *My Fave: "Everyday I Write the Book."
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).
Elvis Costello. I won tickets to see him at Brisbane Festival Hall.