Tag: Elvis costello

Elvis Costello – National Ransom

Elvis Costello – National Ransom Elvis Costello – “National Ransom” This title track from Costello’s new record once again teams the singer/songwriter with legendary producer T-Bone Burnett for a rocking good time.  The song’s lyrics rail against the government, Wall Street and other frequent targets of Costello’s angst, amid a backdrop of screaming guitar and… Read more »

Jenny & Johnny – Big Wave

Jenny & Johnny – Big Wave Jenny & Johnny – “Big Wave” This latest collaboration from Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis and her boyfriend Johnathan Rice mines 60’s pop in both melody and the buzzing, aquatic guitars that recall the Ventures or early Beach Boys. From their upcoming record I’m Having Fun Now, this pairing inspired… Read more »

Elvis Costello – “Radio, Radio” In honor of his appearances in North Texas last week, including two nights with the Dallas Symphony at the Meyerson, here’s the man born Declan Patrick MacManus with one of his defining songs.  Closing out 1978’s This Year’s Model, “Radio, Radio” is a biting criticism of what Costello felt was… Read more »