Review of Less Than Zero
- Charles Shaar Murray
ELVIS COSTELLO: Half Past Zero (Stiff)
One day someone will make a neat - if shortlived rockcrit splash by going into exhaustive detail about the legacy of Van Morrison as currently and highly and successfully promulgated by such disparate souls as Graham Parker, Phil Lynott and Bruce Springsteen. This weeks best nee - Van - via - Phil - Graham - and - of - course - Bruce is unquestionably the legendary Elvis Costello, who filters it all through an arrangement oddly akin to Billy Swans revolutionary revibe of "Dont Be Cruel". Great record; doesnt have a snowballs chance in hell; what a bleedin shame, etcetera.