New Musical Express, November 28, 1981

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Sweet Dreams

Elvis Costello

Julie Burchill

Minstrels in maudlin mood. "I should have known you'd never share my name," whines Elvis Costello. Well, we can't all be called ELVIS! There is such a thing as swinging, non-po country music — I'm thinking of early Dolly Parton such as "Dumb Blonde" and "I Don't Want To Throw Rice" — but the stuff Costello is currently giving the kiss of life to is no less or more than a mawkish bore, an attempt to make a manifesto out of being another just another notch on Tammy Wynette's wardrobe.


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New Musical Express, November 28, 1981


Julie Burchill reviews the single for "Sweet Dreams."


A half-page ad for the single runs on page 55.

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1981-11-28 New Musical Express page 17 clipping 01.jpg 1981-11-28 New Musical Express page 55 advertisement.jpg
Clipping and advertisement.

Cover and page scan.
1981-11-28 New Musical Express cover.jpg 1981-11-28 New Musical Express page 17.jpg

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