Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (Columbia)

Jeffrey Morgan, Stage Life, February 1978

LIKE IT OR NOT, you’d better watch out 'cause talent will out, which is exactly why you’re hearing so much about Elvis Costello these days. He’s not a punk rocker and, no, he has nothing to do with the New Wave either. To paraphrase Henry Fonda in Young Mr. Lincoln, he’s just plain Elvis Costello: a young man whose principal interest just happen to be subtle revenge and frustration.

Total word count of piece: 451


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.