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Elvis Costello: Mighty Like a Mouth

Richard Gehr, Creem, June 1991

What do we talk about when we talk about pop music?

"Rock & roll is a ludicrous response to most things," admits Elvis Costello. "Most of what goes on is pretty puny, including what I do myself. I fall very short of really great work. Nobody’s that smart."

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