AUDIO: Elvis Costello (1995)
Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1 April 1995
Costello talks about his new album of covers versions, Kojak Variety: working with the likes of Jerry Scheff, Jim Keltner and James Burton; his reasons for choosing the songs, and the connection to the originals. He also talks about curating that year's Meltdown festival: how he chose the artists and is structuring the event. He touches on his upcoming Attractions album All This Useless Beauty of songs he wrote for others. Lastly he discusses sharing the bill at the Brixton Academy with Bob Dylan.