04
Jan
07

Elvis Costello “My Aim is True”

The first Elvis Costello album, from 1977, which was about the year “The King” died, wasn’t it? I seem to recall the backup band on this record was called “Clover” and were Huey Lewis, before “The News.” I could look all that stuff up, but I don’t really care, I guess. The thing is, this sounds different than any other Elvis Costello record, and as far as the songs go, it’s my favorite (though I can’t say I’ve heard all his records over the years).

This remains a record that I’ll gladly put on and listen to, all the way through, and have yet ceased to enjoy. I mean, I still like it a lot. Another thing that I just realized, this record, as well as the last one I wrote about here (Sandinista), have titles that aren’t directly titles of songs, but come from some content or lyrics of one of the songs. I always love when people do that.

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1 Response to “Elvis Costello “My Aim is True””


  1. January 9, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Yeah, this record does stand the test of time somehow – it’s pretty good, although I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite of his. You almost kind of have to wonder when a studio backup band is able to have such popular success with people of such differing abilities as Elvis Costello and the evil Huey Lewis. I mean, I think that was probably Elvis Costello’s most successful album in the states too, wasn’t it? Could ‘Clover’ have backed up any old yahoo and had chart success with them? Maybe so.


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