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Elvis Costello And The Attractions: Punch The Clock (F Beat)

Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 1 September 1983

PHEW, for a moment there I thought the penny wasn't going to drop in time. Luckily, after a further batch of circumnavigations of the turntable, Punch The Clock stands revealed as Costello's hardest-hitting collection of songs in a while, probably since Get Happy!!. Rumour has it that this isn't a finished pressing, but you could have fooled me.

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