To start out with, I might as well confess that I really don't know much about Elvis Costello.
I know that he's married and from England and he used to be a computer programmer. There isn't much else that I know except that his debut album, My Aim Is True, is a good album that definitely deserves a listen.
Costello writes some interesting, if not comical, lyrics.
On a number called "Waiting for the End of the World" Costello sings, "Dear Lord I hope you're really coming, 'cause you really started something, waiting for the end of the world."
There are thirteen songs on the album (I don't remember the last time I heard an album with thirteen songs besides my old Walt Disney albums). Costello handles the guitar work and vocals. There is no mention of any others who performed on the record.
All of the songs are composed tightly with no jamming in between Costello's lyrics.
Side one starts with "Welcome to the Working Week," a song that is only a minute and 17 seconds long. The song attacks the working week hassles. Costello sings, "I know it don't thrill you, hope it don't kill you."
Throughout the album, Costello keeps the mood rocking. All of the tunes move along well and would liven up any party.
There's not much more I can tell you about Elvis Costello or his album. Basically, it is good rock 'n' roll flavored with some powerful lyrics. Give a listen.