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Elvis Costello
When Elvis Costello's first record was released in 1977, his bristling cynicism and anger linked him with the punk and new wave explosion. A cursory listen to My Aim Is True proves that the main connection that Costello had with the punks was his unbridled passion. He's borrowed from country, Tin Pan Alley pop, reggae, and many other musical genres. Over his career, that musical eclecticism has distinguished Costello's records as much as his fiercely literate lyrics. Because he supports his lyrics with his richly diverse music, Costello is one of the most innovative, influential, and best songwriters since Bob Dylan. Elvis Costello is pictured here at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis on June 5th 2002.

selected discography:
Brutal Youth
All This Useless Beauty
Mighty Like a Rose
Blood & Chocolate
King of America
Almost Blue
Armed Forces
This Year's Model
My Aim Is True
Real Life Becomes A Rumour