Time to Return to the Well of Elvis Costello-ness.
Just days after I moved to Austin, I walked into the now-defunct Sound Exchange on the drag. It was so long ago, that Daniel Johnston hadn’t even painted what was to become the iconic frog on the side of the building! In what turned out to be a transformative moment because that’s where I first heard Elvis Costello playing over the store’s speakers.
Over the next few weeks, I snatched up used cassettes of most of his albums. Among the albums I either never got –or never really listened to–was Truth. Not surprising, since I was 18 at the time. Rob Sheffield has recently encouraged me to revisit this album.
I was a little surprised that I never saw what Sheffield saw in this album. But you know, I’m open to new things, or rediscovering old things from artists that I really, really like.
Here’s a video of one of the songs from the album: