Seattle Times, March 3, 1978

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My Aim Is True

Elvis Costello

Patrick MacDonald

Already a best-seller here, because of his sensational performance last month at the Paramount and increasing airplay. Nationally, the album is in the Top 50, making Costello the most popular of the British "new wave" in the U.S. The album is as stunning as his performance. It's back-to-basics rock — three minute tunes heavy on the throbbing bass and basic, driving drumbeat that sound great on a car radio or jukebox, with no extended solos by either Costello or the nameless band that accompanies him. The writing is among the most interesting being done in rock today. The tunes have themes that have been part of rock from the beginning — the energy, frustration and confusion of being young — but the approach is fresh, aware, contemporary.' Some of the imagery is brilliant, especially in "Watching the Detectives" ("she's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake") and "Down to Zero."


Tags: My Aim Is TrueCloverWatching The DetectivesDown To ZeroParamount TheatreSeattle

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The Seattle Times, March 3, 1978


Patrick MacDonald reviews My Aim Is True.

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