Friday Song: Elvis Costello

Here’s a very rare “video” from Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1980 masterpiece, “Get Happy,” one of the most perfect collection of songs ever recorded. With each tune lasting about three minutes, Costello manages to pack more lyric and melody into one song than some artists do in a whole record (or lifetime). Happily, one of the promos filmed to publicize “Get Happy” (in the dark days before MTV) was for my favorite track, “New Amsterdam.” Savor the end of the week with this wry New Wave R&B:

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4 Responses to “Friday Song: Elvis Costello”

  1. Love that Elvis Costello!!

  2. christian Says:

    I hope so!

  3. Round for round, pound for pound the best Elvis record around. Costello that is.

  4. christian Says:

    And ever will be.

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