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Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles

Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 10 December 1977

THE YELLOW posters outside the Los Angeles Whisky and the yellow pins handed to the punters make him out a Buddy Holly figure who murders young ladies in showers. Very gawky, very jaundiced. Very sinister. He could have been anything. OK, so he has a hit record in England (so have the Sex Pistols and Abba, so that doesn't help). He doesn't look like a punk, so what the hell is he doing at the Whisky?

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