When Elvis Costello Bowls You Over, Pt. XXXXXXXXXXXVIMMIX
On the occasion of Elvis Costello’s most recent birthday, Rolling Stone posted their 1982 cover story with the gentleman himself. This paragraph from the introduction made my jaw fall open.
In 1982, Elvis Costello remains known almost solely through his music – and the scandalous “Ray Charles” incident, which made the papers across the country and across the water. Aside from a 1981 appearance on Tom Snyder’s ‘Tomorrow’ show, Costello had not sat down for a comprehensive interview with an American journalist until this summer – and no interview has appeared in a U.K. publication since 1977.
Could you imagine any artist, any new artist at all in modern times doing that? It is unfathomable. An interesting statement both on technology and the ethos of Elvis Costello.
Anyway, fellow fans can read the full article on Rolling Stone’s website.