When He Was Cruel Elvis Costello’s memoir is most potent when it wrestles with the sins of the past—and his relationship with his bandleader father. By Carl Wilson It was 1977, the scabrous peak of punk and the heyday of the British music tabloids. Elvis Costello was doing press (frequently drunk) to promote his debut
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Elvis Costello. My nans maiden name was Costello. My dad told me elvis was his 2nd cousin. My dad is an actual liar. I never forgave him for making me feel a fool at 18 when he just couldn't let me carry on believing it. Like I had all my life. It was my own fault "when do you ever believe what your dad says". All my frigging life mother. You're going to tell me he didn't row for Oxford now aren't you?
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This Year's Model, Elvis Costello - His second album and first with his crack backing band the Attractions, This Year's Model is the most "punk" of Costello's records — not in any I-hate-the-cops sense but in his emotionally explosive writing ("No Action," "Lipstick Vogue," "Pump It Up") and the Attractions' vicious gallop (particularly the psycho-circus organ playing of Steve Nieve).