Elvis Costello: Elvis Gets His Groove Back
Roy Trakin, Hits, 2002
THE ONCE-ANGRY young man of punk-rock is now practically a pop music singer-songwriting icon. It's been more than 25 years since a bespectacled nerd with the unlikely name of Elvis Costello (né Declan MacManus, the son of a Scottish big-band leader) came storming out of England, combining furious, guilt-ridden blasts of pure energy like Watching the Detectives with heart-on-the-sleeve romantic ballads such as Alison.
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