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Elvis Costello: This Year’s Model

Jon Savage, Sounds, 1978

THE INSULT that made a man out of Mac(manus). As runs the hype: get sand kicked in your face (or whatever), keep on punching your computer, nighttime write songs pouring it all out, fix up some Hank B. Marvin hornrims, in a greater display of perverse bravado than he ever managed, call yourself Elvis (and get away with it),recreate yourself via mystique a-go-go, become: 'star'...

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