A “Model” Album from Elvis Costello
“Pump It Up” and “Lipstick Vogue” reveal Elvis Costello’s songwriting skills had reached a higher level. His then-new band, The Attractions, also helped kick it up a few notches.
Hidden Gems 2: Songs That Missed the Top of The Charts
This week in ’89, Paula Abdul and Jody Watley ruled the charts. Which meant that XTC, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello were kinda locked out.
Blood, Guts, and Rock ‘N Roll
Some of the most memorable songs have a bloody background. Ready to take a ride to the dark side?
“Hey Clockface”: Elvis Costello Surprises Again
For his newest release, “Hey Clockface,” Elvis Costello pulls from the diverse musical veins that he’s mined over his career.
Bill Kirchen Celebrates “The Proper Years”
Bill Kirchen’s smokin’ guitar work on the 70s classic, “Hot Rod Lincoln” is his best-known. But 50 years on, it’s far from his only stellar performance.