This Year's Model

Elvis Costello: This Year’s Model

This Year's ModelIt almost feels like someone hit the 75RPM switch on the record player on this LP right out of the gate. There’s an urgency there that makes me wonder why I didn’t love this stuff back when I was a kid. This is a great blast of late-70’s rock ‘n roll, complete with rollicking keyboards, awesome stripped down production and a lead singer who still spits (literally) vitriol in just the nicest of ways. Quintessential to his punk spirit is the song “Radio Radio,” a gnarly in your face to the record industry. His f’ you performance of it on SNL still ranks up there as one of the best moments in live TV history.