New Musical Express, September 10, 1983

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Let Them All Talk


Danny Baker

The opening track from the only LP I've bought in eight months. But look what they've done to your song, Elv, look what they've done to your song. They let a power crazed producer smother it in fads till it's as tuneless as a breakfast gong, Ely, look what they've done to your song. It's a grating exercise in the numbing craze for "messing about" with the finished studio tape — all that stopping, starting and rewinding of phrases and horn riffs: music that seems solely geared to test expensive light consoles. "Have we come this far to find a soul cliche?" he sings so maybe this is all a joke. No, can't be a joke. Jokes go: What do you call three lepers in a jacuzzi? Soup. I've heard nothing as widly amusing on this thing. This, I think, is a hiccup and one that will colour Elvis' face whenever he thinks of it in the coming years. If this review were a Costello song, I think this "extended mix" would become victim to a play on the words "omnibus" and "blunder-bus." You can use that one if you want Dec!

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New Musical Express, September 10, 1983


Danny Baker reviews the single for "Let Them All Talk."


An ad for the single runs on page 9.


Punch The Clock is No. 10 on the album chart (page 4).

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Page scan and advertisement.

Cover and charts page.
1983-09-10 New Musical Express cover.jpg 1983-09-10 New Musical Express page 04.jpg

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