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My Aim Is True

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Description: I I Amazon.com essential recording Elvis Costello kicked off his debut album with a formal device that would also serve his next two long-players well: the first thing you hear is his voice. That opening phrase--"Now that your picture's in the paper..."--was more than sneakily, if not intentionally, appropriate, since Costello was quickly declared the second coming. It's become de rigueur to dis the pub-rock backing of U.S. band Clover, but their work here is satisfactorily edgy; guitarist John McFee makes some of the arrangements with his wailingly articulate fills. The Rykodisc CD restores the album's British sequen ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rykodisc
Release date: 22 July 1977
EAN: 0014431027123 UPC: 014431027123
Tags: 1977 (3), New Wave (3), Rock (2), Post Punk (2), English (1), Old School (1), Vinyl (1), 1970s (1), Singer Songwriter (1), Album (1), M (1), Reissue (1), Pub Rock (1), Pitchfork 70s (1), Bought 2009 (1), Elvis Costello (1)
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"Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True, 1977 "

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" Elvis Costello "

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2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2003 music items)

"MY AIM IS TRUE (1977) ELVIS COSTELLO Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "Alison"; "Less Than Zero"; "Welcome to the Working Week"; "Waiting For the End of the World"; "Blame It On Cain"; "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"; "Pay It Back"; "Mystery Dance"; "I'm Not Angry"; "Miracle Man"; "Sneaky Feelings"; "No Dancing" "

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""Allison" Runners up: "Less Than Zero" "Watching the Detectives""

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