Monday, September 12, 2011
Elvis Costello Beyond Belief 1983 Rockpalast
it's important to look back to look ahead. there are people like Elvis Costello who paved the way for the snotty indie point of view, the punk pioneer who didn't give a damn what anyone said, and became one of the most influential rock stars, and an unlikely one at that. He was instrumental in creating the intelligent side of the rockstar personae. His songwriting was literate and poignant, but still had the hard edge of the angry young man british punk. it's hard to make any comparisons with him, because he broke the mold and did it all on his terms. Always fun, always inspirational.