MIT Tech, February 6, 1990

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Spike

Elvis Costello

The Tech

While this is hardly Costello's best album, bad Elvis is better than no Elvis at all. Not that there weren't good songs on Spike — the gospel flavor of "Deep Dark Truthful Mirror," the sad comments on senility in "Veronica," the creepiness of "Miss Macbeth" — but the album is long, and it drags a little towards the end. At least Costello is back to his old snotty self on the vitriolic "Tramp the Dirt Down," about Margaret Thatcher: "And when they finally lay you in the ground ... I'll tramp the dirt down." Ouch.


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The Tech, February 6, 1990


The Year In Music includes a review of Spike.

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