Albums From The Class of 1978: Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model

Weekend Variety Wireless 04/03/2018
Music critic Grant Smithies joins Graeme as they chew through the tracks on Elvis Costello’s second album 'This Year’s Model', his first with 'The Attractions', a stunningly talented band with a peculiar pedigree. 

Grant describes how that photograph was taken and exactly how nasty Costello was in the day.

If you bought the album in 1978...did it have a peculiar smell to you? 

As for the music, Grant defends Costello’s conventional approach, with Graeme pointing out... “The problem with you, Grant, is that you actually listen to the lyrics”.

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