Profile of EC&BB
LA Times, 1998-10-15
- Kastle

                          Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach

LOCATION: Universal Amphitheatre
ADDRESS:  100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 91608

HOURS:  Oct 20, 1998
PRICES:  $23-$68.

Punk's former poster boy of anger, Elvis Costello, has been known to do a bit of experimenting since his angst-filled early days. Now he's teamed up with composer and arranger Burt Bacharach, who is known for a number of hits, including "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and "What's New Pussycat." Together, they put out and album of melancholy, downtrodden lover's melodies, "Painted From Memory."

Bacharach has been gaining a new young following recently, with artists from Oasis to REM to Paul Weller giving him the nod of approval. Now with Costello on his side, he just may begin to see his albums in the "alternative" bin at the record stores -- right alongside Tony Bennett's.

-- Kastle
last updated: Thursday October 15, 1998
photo: Alan Singer / AP Photo